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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, December 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
4:00 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA
(1) (a)  Consider approval of Commission Orders; and
(b) Consider approval of acquisition of temporary easement for drainage structure replacement, Project No. 2017-63 (Kevin Sontag)

REGULAR AGENDA
(2) Consider SP-17-00670; a Site plan for co-location of communication equipment for KwiKom communication on an existing 300’ tower. The application was submitted by David Blaha, Hyden tower/HPB Properties LLC for Sherilyn and Freda LaDuke, property owners of record. The tower is located at 249A N 2100 Road. Sandra Day is the planner.

(3) (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)  
(b) Appointments  
-Board of Zoning Appeals (1) positions 10/17
-Building Code of Appeals Board (2) positions 12/16
-Community Corrections Advisory Board (1) position 
-Senior Services Board of Directors (3) positions
-Eudora Township Trustee position
 (c)  Public Comment
(d) Miscellaneous

(4)  Adjourn

 

Related Document(s): 
Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

December 20, 2017

Gaughan called the regular meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 with all members present.

CONSENT AGENDA 12-20-17
Gaughan moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:
►  Commission Order No. 17-052 and 17-053 (on file in the office the County Clerk); and
►  Acquisition of temporary easement for Project No. 2017-63, Road No. 25 (E2400 Road) with Dennis L. Dwyer, David L. Dwyer and Larry E Dwyer, 39715 W 199th Street, Edgerton, KS, Tract No. 1.
  
Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried 3-0.
 
PLANNING 12-20-17
The Board considered SP-17-00670, a Site Plan for co-location of communication equipment for KwiKom communication on an existing 300’ tower. The application was submitted by David Blaha, Hyden Tower/HPB Properties LLC for Sherilyn and Freda LaDuke, property owners of record. The tower is located at 249A N 2100 Road. Sandra Day, Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Staff, presented the item.

In 2013 the County Commission approved the existing tower located at 249 N 2100 Road and Conditional Use Permit (CUP-13-00156) for the purposes of constructing a 300’ communication tower for Douglas County Emergency Communications equipment. The approval came with the condition the use of the tower for carriers other than the Douglas County Emergency Communication Department shall require County Commission approval in addition to a site plan review and approval of any co-location request for new equipment other than that expressly used for Douglas County Emergency Communications. Equipment changes or improvements by Douglas County may be approved by a site plan amendment per the County Zoning Administrator.

Staff recommends approval of the site plan application subject to the following condition:
1) Provision of a note on the face of the site plan that states all equipment and electrical connections must be separate from and independent of the Douglas County Emergency Communication’s building, equipment and power connections.

Gaughan questioned if the next co-locator will be paying for space on the tower. David Blaha, tower owner, stated that is correct. They will be paying for a series of panel antennas and two microwave dishes. The new co-locator will in no way jeopardize the anchor relationship with the County.

Gaughan opened the item for public comment. No comment was received.

Gaughan moved to Site Plan SP-17-00670 for co-location of communication equipment for KwiKom communication on an existing 300’ tower; and subject to the above-listed condition. Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried 3-0.

ACCOUNT PAYABLE 12-20-17
Gaughan moved to approve accounts payable in the amount of $1,124,962.56 to be paid on 12/22/17; and payroll in the amount of $1,027,580.14 to be paid on 12/22/17.Motion was seconded by Derusseau and carried 3-0.

APPOINTMENT 12-20-17
Thellman moved to appoint Robert Rice to fill the soon to be expired Trustee position on the Eudora Township beginning January 1, 2018, replacing Vincent Weeks. Motion was seconded by Gaughan and carried 3-0.
 
Gaughan moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion was seconded by Derusseau
and carried 3-0.

 
____________________________  __________________________
 Nancy Thellman, Chair                    Michelle Derusseau, Vice-Chair
 
ATTEST:
 ____________________________ _____________________________  
Jamie Shew, County Clerk                Mike Gaughan, Member