UPDATE: 'Half car' to be removed from Edgerton following city co - KCTV5 News

UPDATE: 'Half car' to be removed from Edgerton following city council vote

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EDGERTON, KS (KCTV) -

City leaders in a small Kansas town have made a controversial decision to remove what some call a landmark.

A car divided in half has been on display for decades in Edgerton, but after complaints, the city voted Thursday to have it removed. 

The vote was unanimous by city council members, but the sentiment was not. Longtime residents of Edgerton were not happy about the decision, instead wanting the car to stay parked there. 

The 1987 Chevy Citation is considered a landmark by some in Johnson County. It's been in the city for 30 years, but that will soon change. 

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A car divided in half has divided opinions in Edgerton, Kansas.

The city said that the car, which has been on display for decades, has to go.  

However, some call it a local landmark and, on Thursday night, they get a final chance to make their case.

The final push will happen at Thursday’s council meeting.

A last vote is on the agenda to remove a 1987 Chevy Citation that been around the small town for 30 years.

The former owner sawed it in half and put messages on the driver’s side door that were intended to give a laugh and a smile to those passing by. 

Now, the city is saying it violates municipal code and will take appropriate steps on Thursday to have it removed.

The current owner wants it to stay and said it’s now a landmark on the northern border of town.

A big turnout in the town of just over 1,700 people is expected, although only 50 people can fit inside City Hall to hear the outcome.

We will have a seat inside and will let you know what happens tonight on KCTV5 News at 10.

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