County Commissioners

February 11, 2019 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 Jim Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner John Cooney. Also present was Deputy County Clerk Diana Aufdengarten. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved minutes of February 4 and 5, 2019.

 

County Counselor Jack Potucek provided generalreviews and updates to the Commission.

 

County Treasurer Dannetta Cook provided the amount received from the Kansas Star Casino in the amount of $144,155.22.

 

At 9:30 a.m., the Commission held a public hearing on two zoning cases, with Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor. Also present was Daniel Holden, Jeff Lange, HAR-EL Acres, Inc and Chad Abbott, Abbott Land Survey. The first zoning case, No. 01PC-19, an application by Billy Joe and Maxine Holden, Revocable Trust, requesting a conditional use permit to establish a private family cemetery, located on the west side of Blackstone Road at 189 S. Blackstone Road, Argonia. The Planning Commission, with 7 members present, unanimously recommended with the following conditions:

1) All plots are to be located outside of the floodplain; 2) Local, State, Federal laws pertaining to private cemeteries must be followed; 3) Plots to be identified and filed at the Register of Deeds office; and 4) Not to be used for commercial purposes. After review and discussion, the Commission unanimously approved Zoning Case No. 01PC-19, adopting Resolution 2019-01.

 

The second zoning case heard, No. 02PC-19, an application HAR-EL Acres, Inc., Owner for a short form plat to split off a portion for one lot to be known as Nixon Pecan Grove Addition. The property located one half mile north of 90th Ave. on Hillside Rd. The parent tract, of 74.6 acres, has an address of 1084 E 90th Ave. Belle Plaine. The Planning Commission, with 7 members present, unanimously recommended approval. The Commission unanimously approved Zoning Case No. 02PC-19, adopting Resolution 2019-02.

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved current year abatement orders in the amount of $7,733.49. Prior year abatements were also approved in the amount of $3,285.75.

 

There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 10:26 a.m.

 

County Commissioners

February 12, 2019 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 Jim Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner John Cooney. Also present was County Clerk Debra A. Norris. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A prepared payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement and road use/road maintenance agreement for Wild Plains Wind Energy was presented for review. Also present was County Counselor Jack Potucek, Road and Bridge Director Melvin Matlock, Superintendent Doug Finch and Office Manager Chris Carter. The Commission previously requested clarification on a portion of the agreement presented last week. An email from Nick Coil was discussed. With review of the clarified information, the Commission unanimously signed the PILOT agreement.

 

Matlock also provided an agreement for bridge inspections to the Commission for review and signature. Matlock advised the engineering firm of Cook, Flatt and Stroble has been used in the past and recommends the approval of the Commission. After discussion, the Commission unanimously signed the agreement.

 

At 10:17 a.m., upon unanimous vote, the Commission entered into executive session for 10 minutes with Counselor Potucek for an attorney/client privileged matter. Clerk Norris was asked to remain in the meeting. At 10:27 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session. No binding action was taken as a result of the executive session.

 

Wellington City Counselor Shawn DeJarnett, City Manager Shane Shields and Public Works Director Jeremy Jones discussed property annexation with the Commission. Also present was Counselor Potucek and Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor. The City is requesting to annex the Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 32 South, Range 1 East, located at Highway 160 and Seneca Road. The property is approximately 144.5 acres. Discussion also included the annexation of part of the Southeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 32 South, Range 1 East, where the current emergency generator sits, and a portion of Seneca Road adjacent to the properties. The Commission found and determined that the annexation of the land will not hinder or prevent the proper growth and development of the area or that of any other incorporated city located within the County, therefore unanimously adopting Resolution No. 2018-03.

 

Counselor Potucek provided generalreviews and updates to the Commission.

 

The Commission reviewed a letter from Dr. Larry Anderson, serving as the Sumner County Coroner, since 1976, addressing rate changes for pathology services provided from Sedgwick County. After review and discussion, the Commission re-appointed Dr. Anderson to continue to serve. Clerk Norris was asked to send notification to Dr. Anderson of his re-appointment and annual salary of $5,000.00.

 

Information Technology Director Joe Buresh provided the Commission with updates on departmental issues.

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved payables in the amount of $312,624.62.

 

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved current year abatement orders in the amount of $635.48.

 

There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 11:22 a.m.