Citizen Applications for Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals


The application period for the vacancy on the Planning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals has begun for a 15-day period to 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019. The appointments will be for the remainder of the terms which expire April 30, 2022.


The Planning Commission establishes regulations restricting the use of land and the locations of buildings and structures within the City. This includes restricting height and bulk of buildings and structures, the area of yards, courts and other places surrounding them and restricting the density of the City’s population. This member shall reside outside of but within the three miles of the corporate limits of the City, will be appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council, and serves a three-year term. The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The duty of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of zoning regulations. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets as needed. As per KSA 12-759 If a city enacts zoning regulations which affect land outside the corporate limits of such city, this member of the board shall be a resident of the area outside the city’s limits. The area is the three-mile zoning jurisdiction outside the city limit’s.

Anyone interested in being considered for appointments to these positions should submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019 Applications submitted will be considered by the governing body. The application form is available in the City Clerk’s Office or is available on the City website on the Board and Commissions page.


For questions or additional information, please contact Carol Mericle, City Clerk, ph 620-326-2811.