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Planning Commission Minutes
Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan
Area Planning Commission

March 15, 2018


The Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 9:30 A.M. in the Council Chambers.  Chairman Charles Schwanke· called the meeting to order.


ATTENDANCE:

PRESENT: Chairman Charles Schwanke. Members Paul Bailey, Mark Miller, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm.

ABSENT: Shelby Barnett, Doug Lewis, W.G. Romine.

ALSO, PRESENT: Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk; Sean Hankin, Building Official.

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 15, 2018 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:

MOTION BY Sue Evans, seconded by Rob Stithem to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2018 regular meeting. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke,
· Paul Bailey, Mark Miller, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm.  NOES:  None. ABSENT: Shelby Barnett, Doug Lewis, W.G. Romine. Chairman Schwanke   declared   the   motion carried.


OLD BUSINESS:
A. None.

Shelby Barnett arrived at 9:35 A.M. NEW BUSINESS:
A. {PUBLIC HEARING}- PETITION FOR REZONING FROM JAMES R. AND CHERRY K. MCCORMICK FOR A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8-8-33, CONTAINING 7.26 ACRES IN THOMAS COUNTY- The Public Hearing for the petition for rezoning from James R. and Cherry K. McCormick for a tract of land located in the
 
Northeast Quarter of Section 8-8-33, containing 7.26 acres in Thomas County was opened at 9:50 A.M. Tyson mentione9, that he had several calls regarding the letter that was sent out on the rezoning of this tract of land. He added that after explaining the reason for the r quest there were no comments against it. The Public Hearing was then closed at 9:52 AM.

B. DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION TO THE. THOMAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ·FOR THE REZONING OF A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8-8-33, CONTAINING 7.26 ACRES IN THOMAS COUNTY- The commission members had no issues with this request. MOTION BY Rob Stithem, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve and recommend the request from James R. and Cherry K.  McCormick to the Thomas County Commissioners for the rezoning of a tract of land located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 8-8-33, containing 7.26 acres in Thomas County. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Mark Miller, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis, W.G. Romine.  Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

C. UPDATE ON CURRENT PROJECTS-

Sean reported:

Foley has run into a snag with AT&T that affects the fire alarm system. They are continuing on the inside moving in furniture and other: finishing work. They are still looking at having their open house in June.

Celebration Church is finishing the concrete floors and other finishing work. There has been no opening date communicated yet.

The work on the new building for El Dos de Oros continues. They are now looking at opening in June.

Bainter is finishing up work on 1805 Dylan Drive. There are five spots with only foundations dug that aren't sold yet in the neighborhood. Tyson reported that they might have to contact him to fence these off since there are several kids in the neighborhood now and we wouldn't want them to fall into those holes.

Electrify America is moving forward with their plans for a car charging station at Walmart.
 
He has heard nothing in the last few weeks on the Solomon Wind Farm project. They have paid for the height and hazard application.

Woofter is doing concrete work on Oasis Energy.

He hasn't heard anything more on the other Woofter projects such as the bank and the hotel.

Numerous people have called to measure for fences and accessory buildings.

REPORTS & DISCUSSIONS:

Tyson reported:

He is trying to get some guidance from KMEA and KMU on the zoning for solar panels. Right now, Sean is treating them the same as accessory buildings, but Tyson would like to have a standard state policy regarding the panels moving forward.


ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION BY Shelby Barnett, seconded by Rob Stithem to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 A.M. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Mark Miller, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm.  NOES:  None.  ABSENT:  Doug Lewis, W.G.  Romine.   Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.




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Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk



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