The Board of County Commissioners in Reno County is being asked to form a fence viewing board after the decision by landowner Gary Black to formally request a fence viewing for the northwest ½ mile of the partition fence east of Salt Marsh Road in Reno County by the Reno County appointed fence viewers.
According to documents provided to commissioners, Black said, the parcel to my Northwest sold recently to Wetland Sustainability Fund, LLC / Ducks Unlimited. This parcel has been leased out to the State of Kansas for IWIHA for public hunting. The current fence has been in place for well over 15 years but needs rebuilt.
"I have reached out to Ducks Unlimited to find out who manages the parcel," Black said. "I requested that they cost share the rebuilding of the fence with me 50 / 50. I was told they didn’t have the funds for fencing at this time."
Black sees his only remedy as getting a fence viewing to get a final determination of the cost share of said fencing.
This is the second fence viewing requested of commissioners recently, as a different dispute on Mayfield Road resulted in a fence viewing last September.
The Board of County Commissioners meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Room of the Reno County courthouse.