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Commission Board Meeting on Mon, September 23, 2002 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Information: 


Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 9:07 A.M. on Monday, September 23, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of April 22, 2002. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

There were no consent items.

PLANNING 09-23-02
The Board considered approval of CUP-08-08-02, a Conditional Use Permit request for a 150' monopole communications tower to be located southeast of 33rd and Iowa Streets (east of Payless Cashways). Requested by Curtis M. Holland of Polsinelli/Shalton/Welte for Cingular Wireless. Property owners of record are RA and JC, LLC. Sandra Day, staff member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department, presented the item. Day explained that Article 19 of the County Zoning Regulations requires the approval of a Conditional Use Permit for any tower or other similar structure 100 feet or more in height. The CUP process includes submission of a site plan, which complies with Section 19-4.31(b). The Board of County Commissioners approved the CUP, including the original site plan, on September 24, 2001. The proposed co- location of equipment will not alter the tower height, location, setback, or lease area. The proposed request does include a 10' by 14' pad for the equipment building at the base of the tower. The original tower was constructed to accommodate additional communication providers. The immediately surrounding area is commercial/agricultural in nature. The proposed tower is set back into the site. Equipment for the existing communication antenna is located in a building at the tower base. Any ground-mounted lighting should be specified on the site plan for the new building. The proposed site plan complies with the required submission information. Planning Staff recommends approval of the revised site plan portion of this CUP subject to the following conditions:

1. Provision of a note that states "Any ground-mounted lighting shall be shown on the site plan and approved by City/County Staff prior to construction."
2. Provision of a revised site plan to revise the site map to accurately show the location.
a. Change E 130th Road to E 1300 Road and change E 140th Road to E 1400 Road.

Johnson made a motion to approve the revised site plan portion of the CUP subject to the above conditions. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.

The Board discussed bids received for the purchase of one (1) new Type III ambulance. Johnson made a motion to accept the low bid in the amount of $117,824 received from Truck Centers, Inc. - Medic Master/American LeFrance for the purchase of one (1) new Type III ambulance. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.

The Board considered a request for support of the Commission for application of Black Jack Battleground for recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. Carolyn Bailey Berneking and Raymond Powers made brief presentations asking for the Commission's endorsement of the nomination. Dennis Enslinger, staff member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department, was also present for the discussion. It was the consensus of the Board to table this item until a meeting could be organized with adjoining landowners.

Johnson excused himself at 10:30 A.M.

The Board discussed the negotiated proposal for banking services. Jackie Waggoner, Purchasing Agent, presented the item. Waggoner noted that negotiations with Central National Bank for depository and banking services was complete. Chuck Warner, President of US Bank made brief comments. Jones moved approval of the negotiated proposal for banking services from Central National Bank for a one (1) year contract with the option to renew for two (2) years. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried.

Jones moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $606,312.53 to be paid 9/23/02; accounts payable manual checks in the amount of $1,235.16; payroll in the amount of $576,243.28; and electronic funds transfers in the amounts of $42,573.38 for FICA and $33,631.86 for KPERS to be paid 9/20/02. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried.

McElhaney then made a motion for adjournment; seconded by Jones and carried.

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Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member