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Planning Commission Minutes
Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan
Area Planning Commission

July 12, 2018


The Colby-Thomas County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Thursday, July 12, 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, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine.

ABSENT: Doug Lewis, Mark Miller.

ALSO PRESENT:  Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk; Bob McLemore, Fire Chief; Sean Hankin, Building Official; Bill Shields, Mike Kersenbrock, Justin Chessmore, CPS/Nutrien Ag Solutions; Judy Luedke.

APPROVAL OF MAY 10, 2018 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:

MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Rob Stithem to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2018 regular meeting. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis, Mark Miller. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.


OLD BUSINESS:

None.

Mark Miller arrived at 9:34 A.M.


NEW BUSINESS:

A. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – RE-PLAT OF M.C. AUTO – PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 1 AND 2 OF DAVIS ADDITION NO. 1, COLBY, KS- Charles explained that this property was the area behind the Sonic. Sean said they plan to place a building on the property for a detail shop and space to put their vehicles in inclement weather. MC Auto also intends to improve the alley to the east of the property since they will use it to get in and out of that building. MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve the re-plat of MC Auto and recommend the re-plat to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

B. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – RE-PLAT LUEDKE SUBDIVISION LOTS 1,2,3,4,5 AND 6, BLOCK 57, SOUTHVIEW ADDITION, COLBY, KS- Charles asked Judy Luedke what their intentions were for the re-plat. She told the commission that they want to build a detached garage on the lot adjacent to the railroad tracks. Charles informed the commission members that this request is similar to the re-plat that was approved for the Schoenfeld’s last year. He did bring up the fact that the Schoenfeld’s now have farm equipment and a semi parked on their lot which is a violation because it isn’t paved. Tyson directed Sean to send a notice to them. MOTION BY Rob Stithem, seconded by Paul Bailey to approve the re-plat of the Luedke subdivision and recommend the re-plat to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

C. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES – SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF BULK FUEL STORAGE TANKS IN W1/2 8-8-33 – 1525 WILLARD DR., COLBY, KS- Bill Shields told the commission that Crop Production Services is requesting a Special Use Permit for the placement of bulk fuel storage tanks on their property. He added that there will be a fence placed around the tanks and a security system installed. Bill also wanted to let the commission know that the fuel will only be used internally not sold to the public. Tyson asked if the tanks met all fire codes and Sean told him that they do. Bill told the commission that they merged with another company and effective July 1st they are now called Nutrien Ag Solutions. MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Mark Miller to approve to set a Public Hearing for the Special Use Permit for August 16th at 9:30 A.M. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried. 

D. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – NEW APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION LICENSE – THE LITTLE RASCALS DAYCARE – DARLA WRIGHT, 1040 W. 4TH, COLBY, KS- MOTION BY W.G. Romine, seconded by Paul Bailey to approve the new application for The Little Rascals Daycare Home Occupation Permit and recommend approval to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

E. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – NEW APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION LICENSE – ROOTS – SAVANNAH CERSOVSKY – HAIR SALON, 520 N. LINCOLN, COLBY, KS- MOTION BY Shelby Barnett, seconded by Rob Stithem to approve the new application for Roots Hair Salon Home Occupation Permit and recommend approval to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

F. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – NEW APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION LICENSE – BEST LLC – SHERFFIELD “MARC” WHALEY – IT CONSULTING, 915 W. 4TH ST., COLBY, KS- MOTION BY W.G. Romine, seconded by Sue Evans to approve the new application for Best, LLC Home Occupation Permit and recommend approval to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

G. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – ANNUAL RENEWALS HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS FOR 2018 – 2019- MOTION BY Shelby Barnett, seconded by Sue Evans to approve the annual Home Occupation Permit renewals for 2018-2019. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.

H. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – ANNUAL REVIEW OF SPECIAL USE PERMIT – VOSS RENTALS, 475 N. CHICKAMAUGA, COLBY, KS- Sean stated that there have been no problems with the Special Use Permit for Voss Rentals. MOTION BY Paul Bailey, seconded by Shelby Barnett to approve the Special Use Permit for Voss Rentals and recommend approval to the City Council. VOTING AYES: Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine. NOES: None. ABSENT: Doug Lewis. Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.


REPORTS & DISCUSSIONS:

UPDATE ON PROJECTS-

Crop Production Services/Nutrien Ag Solutions are busy starting the excavation for their storage tanks, installing their automated distribution, working on the seed shed. The office building has yet to be started.

NWKS Chiropractic is now located in Suite 200 in the building with Adams Bank and Trust and they are open for business. The cut-out for the canopy and drive thru for Adams Bank has been done and work on the basement for two other suites will start soon.

Electrify America are busy installing the charging stations and should be open for use in August.

El Dos is doing finishing work and should be moved over and open sometime in August.

There has been no activity at Jake’s Fireworks.

There are three new houses being built at this time. Bainter is building one on Sewell, Brighton has one on Cherry and Faber’s are building on Pine.

They are pouring concrete at the Justice Center.

The Solomon Forks Wind Farm is starting to move forward with the road improvements.

Smaller projects are going on all over Colby. 


ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION BY Shelby Barnett, seconded by Paul Bailey to adjourn the meeting at 10:41 A.M.  VOTING AYES:  Charles Schwanke, Paul Bailey, Shelby Barnett, Sue Evans, Mark Miller, Rob Stithem, Jim Malcolm, W.G. Romine.  NOES: None.  ABSENT:  None.  Chairman Schwanke declared the motion carried.



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Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk



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