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Planning Commission Minutes
Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan
Area Planning Commission

July 13, 2017


The Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Thursday, July 13, 2017, 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, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Ivan Lee.

ABSENT: Mark Miller, Doug Lewis, Rob Stithem, Wayne Sulzman.

ALSO PRESENT:  Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk; Sean Hankin, Assistant Fire Chief; Terry Overton, Building Official.

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 16, 2017 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:

MOTION BY Ivan Lee, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2017 regular meeting. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Ivan Lee. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Miller, Doug Lewis, Rob Stithem, Wayne Sulzman. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.


OLD BUSINESS:

Sue stated that the Planning Commission needs to press forward on the comprehensive study for the zoning regulations. Terry told the commission members that at this point the County is fixated on the new Justice Center. There has been some unforeseen expenses that will have their funding priority.


NEW BUSINESS:

A. REVIEW/RECOMMEND HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS 2017- Sue brought up the need for more daycares. MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve the renewal of the Home Occupation Permits and recommend them to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Ivan Lee. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Miller, Doug Lewis, Rob Stithem, Wayne Sulzman. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

REVIEW/RECOMMEND RENEWAL OF VOSS SPECIAL USE PERMIT- Terry reported that everything is the same with this permit as in the past. Sean added that he has no concerns regarding the renewal of the special use permit. MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve the renewal of the Voss Special Use Permit. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Ivan Lee. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Miller, Doug Lewis, Rob Stithem, Wayne Sulzman. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried. 

UPDATE ON PROJECTS- 

Terry reported:

The new Foley Tractor & Equipment building is well underway. They are supposed to be pouring the footings on July 24th. He added that the size of the building has decreased significantly.

The Kuhlman’s have a new house going up in Eco Acres.

Western State Bank is moving along.

Oasis Energy is going up across from John Deere.

The 24/7 Store is talking about a complete renovation.


REPORTS & DISCUSSIONS:

Tyson told the commission members that they might need to address garage size restrictions and also the zoning of solar panels.


ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION BY Ivan Lee, seconded by Shelby Barnett to adjourn the meeting at 10:47 A.M.  VOTING AYES:  Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Ivan Lee.  NOES: None.  ABSENT:  Mark Miller, Doug Lewis, Rob Stithem, Wayne Sulzman.  Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.



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Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk


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