Sedgwick County seeking to demolish Judge Riddel Boys Ranch
April 23, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County officials say limitations on a federal grant for a bathroom at Lake Afton Park 50 years ago prevents the sale of the former Judge Riddel Boys Ranch.
Because of the restrictions, the county is seeking bids to demolish the former youth residential center, which closed in 2014.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2p9Wrtt ) the property near Goddard would be used for parkland. Its appraised valuation on Jan. 1 was $665,660.
County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell says the ranch buildings are in disrepair and present many compliance issues, making it dif...