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November 16, 2011



November 16, 2011

This is the third Planning Commission meeting in 2011.

Members Present: Jason Gillam, Dave Hackathorn, Jeff Martinek, Bryan Smith, and Sara Worrall.

Members Absent: Kelli Curry and Tim Sweeten.

Regular Meeting

The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Jeff Martinek at 7:01 pm.

Secretary’s Report: March 30, 2011

A motion to approve the Secretary’s Report was made by Commissioner Jason Gillam. Commissioner Dave Hackathorn seconded the motion.

The motion carried 5-0.

New Business

There were no items for New Business.

Discussion Item: Comprehensive Plan


Fred Sherman, City Planner, Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc., 11250 Corporate Ave., Lenexa KS 66219 provided the Planning Commission with a review of the Comprehensive Plan and proposed formatting. Please refer to attached Item A.

Items from the Floor

There were no Items from the Floor.

Items from Staff

Administrator Webb updated the Planning Commission on current projects beginning with the Little Turkey Creek sewer project preliminary design by BHC Rhodes. This project is proceeding on time. The route, survey work, topography, borings and cross sections are complete. Preliminary plans should be available in December January time frame.

Several follow-up meetings regarding the Raintree Apartment complex have taken place. Off-site improvements are being reviewed for actual cost. There is a possibility that the deal may close by year end.

The next City Council meeting will review the 2nd Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) which will allow for a 3 to 5 year rebate on property tax at 50% to be refunded to property owners who participate. The area will include the entire K32 corridor. There is strong support for commercial retail development.

Items from the Planning Commission

A request for staff to schedule a visit for the Planning Commission to the new Earp Meat Co. facility on a future Wednesday evening.


A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Dave Hackathorn. Commissioner Sara Worrall seconded the motion.

The motion carried 5-0.

The meeting adjourned at 8:36pm.

The next scheduled meeting is January 18, 2012.

Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Bounds, Secretary
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