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Commission Board Meeting on Mon, November 10, 2003 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Information: 
  • Convene
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Consider approval of minutes of November 3, 2003

 (1) (a) Consider approval of  Commission Orders

 (2)  Discussion of road frontage interpretations (Keith Dabney)

 (3) Work Session to discuss alternatives to provide enhanced 911 service to wireless customers (lengthy discussion anticipated on this item) (Jim Denney)

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

 (5) Adjourn

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

Johnson called meeting to order at 9:03 A.M. on Monday, November 10, 2003, with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Jones moved approval of the minutes of November 3, 2003.  Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.

Jones moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:

  • Approve Commissioners Order No. 5170. Order is on file in the office of the County Clerk.

Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.

The Board discussed interpretations of the 250' road frontage requirements. Keith Dabney, Director of Zoning & Codes, was present for the discussion. Dabney explained that the current Home Rule Resolution No. HR-02-3-1 does not specifically define "frontage" which has created confusion. Dabney presented a resolution prepared by Evan Ice, County Counselor, which includes the following definition of frontage:

 The term "frontage" means the portion of private property touching the adjacent public right-of-way from which the property gains its primary access, provided, however, that such private property must have a depth of a minimum of 500 feet. Any portion of property having an uninterrupted depth of less than 250 feet from the edge of the public right-of-way to the back line of the property shall not be deemed frontage for purposes of this Resolution. The purpose of this definition is to prohibit the issuance of building permits for irregularly shaped tracts of property having 250 feet of width touching the public right-of-way, but within 250 feet of the public right-of-way narrowing to less than 250 feet in width.

Johnson stated this was the original intent of the Board and questioned the need for a grandfather clause. Jones made the suggestion that the grandfather clause be narrow and requested that staff be directed to make revisions to the proposed resolution with the new language inserted in italics for consideration on November 12th. No action was taken.

The Board conducted a work session to discuss alternatives to provide enhanced 911 services to wireless customers. No action was taken.

Jones moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $364,561.02 to be paid 11/10/03. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

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

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Bob Johnson, Chairman                         Jere McElhaney, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                      Charles Jones, Member