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Commission Board Meeting on Mon, February 3, 2003 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Information: 


  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Consider approval of minutes of December 2, 2002

PROCLAMATION



  • Proclaim the month of February as "Abstinence Awareness Month"  (Erin Henning)

CONSENT AGENDA
 (1) (a) Consider approval of Commission Orders
(b) Notice to Clinton Township for Clinton Marina (Patty Jaimes)
(c) Consider approval of transaction to acquire drug sniffing dog for Sheriff's Office (Sheriff Trapp)
(d) Finding of the County Commission to permit the City of Lawrence to consider annexation of city owned 48-acre parcel located south of the Lawrence Municipal Airport (Dave Corliss)
(e) Consider approval of Budget Revisions for 2003 County Budget (Craig Weinaug)


REGULAR AGENDA
 (2) Consider Site Plan SP-12-91-02, proposed warehouse and showroom for Jayhawk Siding located at 1849 E1450 Road. Submitted by Rod and Kathy Griffin, property owners of record. (Sandy Day)


 (3) Consider approval of resolution prohibiting parking on sections of Routes 1-W and 1-E near Lone Star Lake Dam and Spillway (Keith Browning)


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


 (5) Adjourn

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

Chairman Johnson called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M. on Monday, February 3, 2003. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


PROCLAMATION 02-03-03
Johnson read a proclamation proclaiming the month of February as "Abstinence Awareness Month." McElhaney moved approval of the proclamation as read, seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.


CONSENT AGENDA 02-03-03
Jones made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:



  • Approve Commissioners Order Nos. 5109 and 5110. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk;

  • Authorize notice to Clinton Township for Clinton Marina;

  • Note receipt of December fee reports;

  • Authorize transaction to acquire drug sniffing dog for the Sheriff's Office;

  • Find and determine that the requested annexation of approximately 48 acres of City owned property generally located south of U.S. Hwy. 24/40 and West of E 1600 Road will not hinder or prevent the proper growth and development of the area or that of any other incorporated city located within Douglas County, all as provided by K.S.A. 12-520c; and

  • Authorize Douglas County budget for expenditures be revised as follows:

McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING 02-03-03
The Board considered SP-21-91-02 -- a site plan for the remodeling of a building for a warehouse and showroom located at 1849 E 1450 Road. Submitted by Rod and Kathy Griffin, property owners of record. Sandra Day, staff member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department, was present for the discussion. Rod Griffin, property owner, was also present for the discussion. The subject property is located on the west side of Highway 59 (N 3rd Street extended) and adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad (along the west property line). It is currently developed with a warehouse building and exterior material storage yard. The building was originally constructed in 1970 and was not previously site planned. Section 19A-2 of the County Zoning Regulations state, "No building permit shall be issued for the erection or alteration of a structure or building until a site plan has been submitted and approved for B-1, B-2, B-3, I-1, I-2, I-3, and I-4." Therefore, the applicant has submitted a site plan to fulfill this requirement prior to building permit issuance. The proposed request is minor in nature and reflects both a change in use (tool sales to contractors office/
warehouse use) and an update of the current improvements to the site. Staff recommends approval subject to the following condition:



1. Correct scale of drawing so that text and drawing correspond.


McElhaney made a motion to approve SP-12-91-02 subject to the above condition. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PUBLIC WORKS & RESOLUTIONS 02-03-03
The Board considered approval of a resolution prohibiting parking on sections of Routes 1-W and 1-E near Lone Star Lake Dam and Spillway. Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, was present for the discussion. Browning explained that the floodwall was constructed as part of the spillway reconstruction project, and was required to meet minimum freeboard requirements established by the state Division of Water Resources. Prior to construction of the floodwall, there was room for vehicles to pull off the road and park in this area. The floodwall removed this small parking area. Following completion of the floodwall, a few motorists have continued to park in this area. Parked vehicles in this location now impede traffic on Route 1-E.  It is also desired to prohibit parking through the spillway area. This prohibition is to ensure public safety in case of a sudden rise in lake level, and to ensure flow in the spillway is not impeded. Jones made a motion to approve Resolution No. 03-04 prohibiting parking on Sections of Routes 1-W and 1-E near Lone Star Lake Dam and Spillway. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 02-03-03
McElhaney moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $251,441.19 to be paid 2/3/03 and ACH Bank Transfer in the amount of $38,012.50 to be paid 2/28/03. Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 02-03-03
Jones noted there would be a discussion on vicious dogs on Friday, February 14, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. in the Commission Meeting Room.


 Johnson made a motion to adjourn; Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


_______________________________ ________________________________
Bob Johnson,  Chairman                           Jere McElhaney, Member


ATTEST:


_______________________________ ________________________________
Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                      Charles Jones, Member