On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement between the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Pottawatomie County for the widening of Hardesty Road.

On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement between the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Pottawatomie County for the widening of Hardesty Road.

The roadway will be widened to four lanes starting west of U.S. 177 at 13th Street and going 4.3 miles east to Brangus Road, including a turn lane in the middle.

The agreement states that CPN is authorized to obligate Tribal Transportation Program funds for the construction of road and bridge projects for the use of Indian citizens and others.

According to the agreement, the work is proposed since Hardesty Road carries an excess of 5,000 cars per day on a two lane road.

In other commission news:

Shawnee's Emergency Management Director Don Lynch proposed the county purchase mass notification software.

The software he recommended was designed by Everbridge and would send notification messages via landlines, cellphones and email to those registered in a database.

Lynch also suggested all tornado warnings be automatically sent through this system.

The issue was tabled until next week, giving the commissioners time to look over the proposed purchase.