Council Actions

The Shawnee City Council held its regular meeting on Monday May 9, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the following actions were taken.

Consent Agenda
The Consent Agenda was approved and included:
  • A Resolution consenting to the enlargement of the sanitary sewer district to include property at 7725 Renner Road;
  • Special Use Permit extensions for Peppermint Patty’s daycare, La Petite Academy daycare, Bonos Little Blessings daycare, and Twister’s Bar and Grill.
  • Dedication of land for public purposes for Johnson County Mental Health Community Support Services, 2nd Plat, at 6440 Nieman Road.

Mayor’s Items
The City received the FEMA NFIP CRS Class 6 Rating award. The City participates in the FEMA NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) CRS (Community Rating System) that offers a Class Rating based on an audit of existing activities to protect the community from flood losses through NFIP participation and effective floodplain management. Shawnee was the first community in Kansas to enter the CRS program in 1991. More information about the rating system is available on FEMA's website.

Joyce Thompson, Gary Dettmer and Pam Cremer were reappointed to the Bicycle Advisory Committee with terms expiring on December 31, 2018. The Committee monitors the community’s bicycle friendly status and makes recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Public Items
A Resolution and Ordinance were approved declaring it necessary to acquire 18 tracks of private property for the Nieman Road Corridor South Storm Drainage Improvements Project, P.N. 3400. Both become effective after publication on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Staff Items
Final plans for two major storm drainage improvement projects (52nd Circle and 53rd Street East of Nieman Road, P.N. 3402; and 60th Street and Barton Street, P.N. 3414) were approved. Both projects will be bid soon.

A study related to the Clear Creek Parkway Project (P.N. 3413) was accepted. This is a new street to be constructed between Clare Road and K-7 Highway. It will tie into the existing Clear Creek Parkway at Hedge Lane Terrace (just west of the K-7 overpass bridge) and continue west 1 mile to Clare Road.

Bids were awarded for the Quivira Road, 47th Street to 62nd Place Project (P.N. 3410) and the Johnson Drive, Quivira Road to Pflumm Road Project (P.N. 3415). Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Contracts were approved for roof replacements at the Public Works Service Center, Shawnee Town 1929 Classroom (Trail Café), and the West Flanders Park Arbor.

Johnson County Stormwater Management Program funds were declined for three projects: Nieman Road Corridor North, West of Flint to west of Barton Road; 6200 Block of Nieman Culverts; and Nieman Road Corridor Middle. These projects will remain on the priority list and will be addressed as matching funds become available.

Miscellaneous Council Items
Lastly, the semi-monthly claims for May 9, 2016 (city-wide expenses for the period) were approved. The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.