County Commissioners

 

October 15, 2018 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission room of the Sumner County Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Steve Warner, Commissioner, Jim Newell and Commissioner Clifford Bales. Also present was Deputy Election Clerk Erin Bohannon, and 3rd District Commission nominee John Cooney. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved minutes of October 8 and 9.

 

 

 

Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor provided departmental updates. Also present was Counselor Duane Brown and Consultant Russ Ewy.

 

 

 

County Counselor Jack Potucek provided general reviews and updates to the Commissioners.

 

 

 

The Commission reviewed appointment renewals requested by Jodi Abbington, South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging. After discussion, the Commission unanimously reappointed Sharon Phipps to the Ten County Aging, Inc. Board and Shirley Adams to the Cowley County Housing Authority Board for an additional 2 years, September 2018 thru September 2020.

 

 

 

At 9:51 a.m., the Commission recessed to move the meeting to the Raymond Frye Complex.

 

At 10:00 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session at the Raymond Frye Complex.

 

 

 

At 10:00 a.m., the Commission held a public hearing on two zoning cases, at the Raymond Frye Complex, with Planning Zoning Director Jon Bristor, Assistant Director Barry Fleming and Zoning Counselor Brown and Consultant Ewy. Also present were Attorneys Jerry Hawkins and Tracie England, representing several property owners in the area. The first case heard, 09PC-18, an application by Hemberger Land, Inc. and ENGIE North America, Inc, Owen Watson, Agent, requesting a conditional use for the construction of a temporary single meteorological tower to gather wind data. The tower will be approximately 197 feet with 1.94 acres, more or less, utilized. The property is located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 30 South, Range 4 West, located at 110th Ave North and Blackstone Road (East side) containing 154.1 acres, more or less. During public comments Mr. Watson reviewed the application. Attorneys Hawkins and England spoke against the zoning case for their clients. The Planning Commission with 10 persons present denied the application, voting 4 yes and 6 no. After discussion, a second vote of the Planning Commission approved the case with the conditional use not to exceed 7 years by a vote of 6 yes and 4 no. After discussion, the Commission unanimously approved 09PC-18, for the life of the tower, adopting Resolution No. 2018-13.

 

 

 

The second case heard 10PC-18, an application Christopher and Julie Vancuren, Owner and ENGIE North America, Inc, Owen Watson, Agent, requesting a conditional use for the construction of a temporary single meteorological tower to gather wind data. The tower height will be approximately 197 feet with 1.94 acres, more or less, utilized. The property is located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 31 South, Range 3 West, except 2 acres used for a cemetery, and a tract in the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 8 Township 31 South, Range 3 West located between 70th and 80th Ave North (Ease side of Milan Rd) containing 141.6 acres, more or less. During public comments Mr. Watson reviewed the application. Attorneys Hawkins and England spoke against the zoning case for their clients. The Planning Commission with 10 persons present approved the case with the conditional use not to exceed 7 years by a vote of 7 yes and 3 no.After discussion, the Commission unanimously approved 10PC-18, for the life of the tower, adopting Resolution No. 2018-014.

 

 

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved prior year abatements approved in the amount of $2,732,132.06.

 

 

 

The Commission reviewed and approved payables to Kansas Gas Service in the amount of $398.15.

 

 

 

There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned from Raymond Frye Complex at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Commissioners,

October 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.

 

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission room of the Sumner County Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Steve Warner, Commissioner Jim Newell and Commissioner Clifford Bales. Also present was Deputy County Clerk Diana Aufdengarten and Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor.The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

County Auditor Lonnie Cooper provided the Commission the 2019 audit proposal. Discussion included a one year agreement for $41,615 or a three (3) year agreement for $41,615 with an additional 2% annual increase. After discussion, Cooper agreed to the three (3) year agreement for $41,615 annually, without the increase. County Counselor Jack Potucek will review before the Commissioners sign the agreement.

 

Jan Grace, Campus Operations Officer (COO) for the Cowley College - Sumner County Campus provided a campus construction update. Ms. Grace provide additional updates and news on various topics including enrollment numbers, quarterly principle meetings with area school administrations, possible future workshops and programs and classes being offered at the Wellington and Mulvane locations, as well as remodeling updates for the Mulvane location.

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved prior year abatements approved in the amount of $200.22.

 

There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 10:24 a.m.