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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, October 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS
 
Public comment will be taken for each regular agenda item as each item is discussed. Individuals will be limited to one comment per agenda item. Individuals are asked to come to the microphone, sign in, and state their name. Speakers are asked to sign in so that the spelling of names is correct in the minutes of the meeting. Speakers should address all comments/questions to the Commission.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019

5:30 p.m. BUSINESS MEETING   
 
CONSENT AGENDA   

(1) (a)  Consider approval of Commission Orders;
(b) Review and approve the FY 2019 Year End Outcomes Report for Adult Community Corrections. (Pam Weigand);
(c) Consider acquisition of easements for Road Improvement Project No. 2014-21. (Kevin Sontag);
(d) Consider approval to submit Letters of Intent to KDEM for FEMA HMGP property acquisition funds (Chad Voigt)
 (e) Consider approval of accounts payable.

REGULAR AGENDA
(2) Consider approving a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-18-00395, Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County & the City of Lawrence. Adopt joint  Ordinance No. 9699/County Resolution No. 19-31, for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-18-00395) Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County & the City of Lawrence. Jeff Crick will present the item.

Please see related documents for the backup on our County Website at:

Memorandum on Plan 2040 Revisions to Annexation Action Items

Draft Plan 2040

Comprehensive Plan Update Issue Action Report

Corres from Lawrence Home Builders to Mayor/City Commissioners

Joint City/County Ordinance/Resolution

(3) General Public Comment

General Public Comment will be at the end of each meeting with a limit of one comment per person and keep their comments brief. Individuals may not give unused time to other speakers. As a general practice, the Commission will not discuss/debate these items, nor will the Commission make decisions on items presented during this time, rather they will refer the items to staff for follow up, if necessary.

(4) Committee Reports

(5) Commissioner and/or Administrator Miscellaneous

(6) Adjourn

 

Meeting Location: 
Douglas County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts Street
Meeting Minutes: 

October 16, 2019

Derusseau called the Regular Session to order at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 with all Commissioners present.
 
CONSENT AGENDA 10-16-19
Kelly moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:
►  FY 2019 Year End Outcomes Report for Adult Community Corrections;
►  Acquisition of Easements for road improvements for Project No. 2014-21 with the following property owners: David and Susan Millstein, 464 E 1740 Road, Baldwin City, Tract 1; Willis L. and Linda K. Long, 1164 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract 2; J. Bryant Bickel and Emily Lundberg, 1152 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 3; Ralph M. Jr. and Mary Anne King, 1145 E 1500 Road, Tract No. 6; Larry D. and Glenda G. Caldwell, 1143 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 7; Darrel Keith and Erma Eileen Craig, 1127 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract 9; Hapo, LC, A Kansas limited liability company, Gregory M. Polk Manager, PO Box 34, Lawrence, Tract No. 10; Thomas Parish, 1113 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 11; Vernon L. Brejcha Living Trust dated December 20, 2011, Vernon L. Brejcha Trustee, 1111 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, No. 12; Nancy Hardman, 1103 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 13; Ralph E. Leary Revocable Trust dated December 21, 2012 Ralph E. Leary Trustee, and Norman E. Leary and Norma L. Leary Revocable Trust dated December 27, 2012 Norma L. Leary Trustee, 1085 E 1479 Road, Lawrence, Tract Nos. 5 and 15; Madge E. Blackburn, 1501 N 1062 Road, Lawrence, Tract 16; Bryan K. Sorenson, 1516 E 25th Terrace, Lawrence, Tract No. 17; Leary Brothers Homes, LC, a Kansas limited liability company, Ralph E. Leary, Managing Member, 1085 E 1479 Road, Lawrence, Tract Nos. 24 and 25; Leary Investments, LC, a Kansas limited liability company, Norma L. Leary, Managing Member, 4430 Bauer Farms Drive, Apt 227, Lawrence, Tract No. 26; Arthur J. and Nancy F. Kuehler, 1494 N 1062 Road, Lawrence, Tract 27; Albert H. Bolz Trust Agreement UTD dated August 29, 2002 Albert H. Bolz, Trustee; 1493 N 1062 Road, Lawrence, Tract 28; Mark and Bonnie J. Mills, 1035 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 32; Tymothy C. and Tamara B. Moszeter, 1017 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 34; and Jeffrey and Jaclyn A. Hout, 1011 E 1500 Road, Lawrence, Tract No. 35;
►  Authorized the Public Works Department to submit Letters of Intent to Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) for three potential property acquisitions in flood-prone areas; and
►  Accounts payable in the amounts of $858,590.04 to be paid on 10/17/19, and $511,295.82 paid on 10/03/19.

Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried 3-0.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT 10-16-19
The Board considered approving a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-18-00395, Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County and the City of Lawrence; and adopting joint  Ordinance No. 9699/County Resolution No. 19-31, for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-18-00395) Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County & the City of Lawrence. Jeff Crick, Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Staff, presented the item.  

Discussion included:
• Once official, Sector Plans are incorporated into Plan 2040 “as is” and each plan should be reviewed for amendments as potential developments come along.
• Requiring a community benefit could potentially discourage development in the City of Lawrence, and thus push more development to the unincorporated area.
• There was discussion that the language on the rural development allowing one dwelling unit to every three-acres as being confusing. The Commission would like to see the chart and language cleaned up to say one rural development unit to a three-acre parcel.
• Any revisions at this stage would require the document to go back to the City Commission for review before going back to the Planning Commission for approval.
• Overall, the Commission felt the plan is good but may require some policy amendments. Though there were some small changes the Commission would like to make, it was determined they did not want to hold up the documents for months by starting over the approval process.

Derusseau opened the item for public comment.

Bobbi Flory, Lawrence Home Builders Association, said she objects to the policies in Chapter 3 mandating that in order to build in the City of Lawrence, developers must offer a community benefit. Adding this requirement increases the cost, which is passed on to the lot buyers making the process more difficult. This initially will cause pressure to increase development in the rural areas of the County.

Thellman moved to approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-18-00395, Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County and the City of Lawrence; and Adopt joint Ordinance No. 9699/County Resolution No. 19-31, for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-18-00395) Plan 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Douglas County & the City of Lawrence. Motion was seconded by Kelly and carried 3-0.

APPOINTMENTS 10-16-19 – None.

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT 10-16-19 - None
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS 10-16-19
• Thellman stated she attended the Faith Leader Breakfast for a presentation on the Community Shelter.
• Kelly attended a meeting for the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

COMMISSIONERS AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE MISCELLANEOUS 10-16-19
Scheduled Items:
• The Emergency Management Volunteer Recognition Dinner is scheduled for October 23 to follow the County Commission meeting in the EOC Room at the Judicial Law Enforcement Center (11 East 11th Street).

Information Items:
• Little Government Relations LLC has provided the October legislative report, located in the agenda packet on the County website. 

Open Board Appointments
• Douglas County Food Policy Council (Local food system/Ag Producer) - (2) positions open
• JAAA Advisory Council - (1) position open
• JAAA Board of Directors - (1) position open
• Lawrence-Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging - (10) open positions
• Joint Economic Development Council – (2) positions open
• Public Building Commission – (1) position open

Derusseau adjourned the meeting at 6:42 p.m.

 
____________________________     ____________________________
 Michelle Derusseau, Chair                    Patrick Kelly, Vice-Chair
 
ATTEST:
 __________________________         ____________________________  
Jamie Shew, County Clerk                      Nancy Thellman, Member