September 8, 2008 PC

Lecompton Planning and Zoning Commission
Monday, September 8, 2008

Call to Order: Jeff called the meeting to order at 7:05.
Roll call:
Present: Kim Richter, Jeff Robertson, Mary Jane Hoffer, Steve Cretsinger, Paul Maline,
Betty Corel
Absent: Darby Lohrding,
Visitor: Sandy Nichols

Approval of Minutes: Betty moved, Paul seconded acceptance of the July minutes, passed unanimously.

Presentation of Requests and Petitions: None

Notices and Communications:
– Kim will attend the Lawrence/Douglas County planning commission meeting and will report back to the committee

Reports of Standing and Special Committees: None

Old Business: None

New Business:
– The commission discussed how to acquire and zone property for the city water tower. The city is considering condemning and purchasing the property. It could be annexed to the city or not annexed and left in the county. It will require a special use permit regardless of what the land is zoned, because of the height (just over 150 feet). Zoning affects the property as well as the surrounding properties, so it is important to think about long-range plans for the area. Right now it is zoned agricultural. It is surrounded by land that is zoned agricultural and residential.

Study Session: The commission reviewed the Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation plan. This has to be completed before the city will be able to apply to FEMA for disaster relief. Sandy completed it and returned it. We need to attend meetings and complete forms in order to be able to be eligible for FEMA resources.

Adjourn: Paul moved, Mary Jane seconded to adjourn the meeting, passed unanimously. Jeff adjourned the meeting at 8:00.