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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, December 11, 2002 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

CONSENT AGENDA
 (1) (a) Consider approval of Commission Orders
(b) Consider approval of Updated Entrance Standards & Permit Resolution (Keith Browning)
(c) Consider approval of resolution amending a planning and zoning classification from "A-1" Suburban Home Residential to "B-3" Limited Business District (Keith Dabney)


REGULAR AGENDA
 (2) Receive report and recommendations from ECO2 Study group


 (3) Planning item: TA-05-02A-02: Text Amendment to Section 21-104(a) of the Joint City/County Subdivision Regulations to require subdivision plats within the City of Lawrence to include all contiguous land under the same ownership. (Bryan Dyer)


 (4) Black Jack Battlefield Issues surrounding Nomination to the National Register (Dennis Enslinger)


 (5) Consider request for funding for Heritage Summit (Judy Billings)


 (6) Discussion of fireworks regulations in unincorporated area of the county (Weinaug)


 (7) Other Business
  (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)
  (b) Appointments
  (c) Miscellaneous
  (d) Public Comment 
 
 (8) Adjourn

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

Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:37 P.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


CONSENT AGENDA 12-11-02
Johnson made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:



  • Approve Commissioners Order Nos. 5080, 5081, 5082 and 5083. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk.

  • Approve Resolution No. 02-25 Relating to and Amending a Regulated Planning and Zoning Classification within the Unincorporated Territory of Douglas County, Kansas Changing the Zoning Classification from "A-1" (Suburban Home Residential District) to "B-3" (Limited Business District) on property described as Lot 7, Final Plat of Lake Estates Subdivision No. 6; and

  • Table the item "Consider approval of Updated Entrance Standards & Permit Resolution" requesting that staff verify that the townships also have the same authority.

Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 12-11-02
Kelvin Heck, co-chair of ECO2 Committee presented results of the ECO2 study to the Board. The documents provided were:



  • ECO2 Initiative report

  • Complete Labor Shed Survey from Fort Hays State University

  • GIS maps

The Board thanked the Committee for their work and asked them to return at a later date to discuss any questions they might have.


PLANNING 12-11-02
The Board considered Item No. 12 of the minutes of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission dated October 23, 2002. This item is TA-05-02A-02: Text Amendment to Section 21-104(a) of the Joint City/County Subdivision Regulations to require subdivision plats within the City of Lawrence to include all contiguous land under the same ownership. This item was tabled by the County Commission on November 25, 2002 pending action by the City of Lawrence. Since that meeting, the City has approved drafting the text amendment into Ordinance form. The City Commission has had one reading and will have a second reading coming up as well. The City of Lawrence has to have two readings before it is formally adopted. Jones made a motion to approve Resolution No. 02-26, a Joint Ordinance/Resolution of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, and The Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas amending Section 21-104(a) of the Joint City/County Subdivision Regulations of the "Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2002," and amendments thereto to require subdivision plats within the City of Lawrence to include all contiguous land under the same ownership. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PARKS 12-11-02
Dennis Enslinger, staff member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department, presented additional information surrounding the nomination of Black Jack Battlefield Park that was requested by the Board at their meeting held on September 25th, 2002. After public discussion the Board agreed to write a letter in support of Black Jack Battlefield Park also stating their concerns about the environs law and how it effects the surrounding properties. Jones suggested discussions also start on forming a Local Historic Committee. Johnson moved to support the nomination of Black Jack Battlefield Park to the National Register. Jones seconded and the motion carried 2-1 with McElhaney opposed.


MISCELLANEOUS 12-11-02
The Board considered a request for funding from Judy Billings, Director of the Lawrence Convention & Visitor Bureau, to support the Heritage Summit. The
cost of the summit is $15,750. Funding will also be requested from surrounding cities and counties. The City of Lawrence has offered to pay the entire amount. McElhaney stated that he believes it is a good idea but not the right time considering the recent budget cuts. Jones and Johnson also agree with the idea of the summit and are in support of some kind of funding. Jones made a motion of a 60/40 support, with the County being the low end. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 2-1 with McElhaney opposed.


FIREWORKS REGULATIONS 12-11-02
The Board discussed the Fireworks regulations in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. Johnson suggested the regulations stay the same until next year. Then sometime in August a discussion would be held and if any changes need to be made it would be dealt with at that time. Jones made a motion to table this item until August. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PERSONNEL 12-11-02
Johnson moved approval of a 2% cost of living adjustment for 2003. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 12-11-02
Jones moved approval of Notice to Clinton Township for cereal malt beverage license for Clinton Marina. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


APPOINTMENTS 12-11-02
Johnson made a motion to appoint Pastor Judy Long O'Neal, 890 E 1750 Road, Baldwin City, Kansas, to the Lawrence-Douglas County Mental Health Board for a three-year term which shall expire on May 31, 2006. Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


McElhaney moved for adjournment. Jones seconded and the motion carried.


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Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member


ATTEST:


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member