Council Actions

The Shawnee City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and the following actions were taken.

Consent Agenda
The Consent Agenda was approved and included minutes from various meetings, an operations funding agreement with the Mid-America Regional Council for Operation Green Light, and the acceptance of a public drainage easement for the new Monticello Branch Library.

JoLynn Brosnan, Robin Frazee, Roxanne Hill, Ruben Luna, Dave MacKat and Cathy Marks were reappointed to the Visit Shawnee Advisory Council with terms expiring on January 31, 2019. Larry Newport was appointed with a term expiring January 31, 2018. The Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from hospitality-related businesses, city government and attractions to promote tourism of the Shawnee area. This includes Shawnee’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and related businesses, to make a positive economic impact in the community.

Public Items
A funding agreement with Bellmont Promenade, LLC, was approved. The company is proposing a new retail and restaurant center at the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road. The new development will include 190,000 square feet of inline retail, pad sites totaling 25,000 square feet, and 40,000 square feet of mixed/office use.

A development agreement with Highlands Development, LLC, was approved. The company is proposing two new medical facilities in the Shawnee Crossings development at the southeast corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and K-7 Highway. The new development will provide 50 new full-time jobs and serve an estimated 20,000 patients annually. The facility will be operated by the Veterans Administration.

Resolution No. 1794 was adopted, conveying the SC Industrial IV, LLC, development located at 22701 W. 68th Street. This project was financed with Industrial Revenue Bonds issued by the City. Per the development agreement, the City assumes ownership of the project and leases it back to the developer. The bonds matured in January 2016 and the developer intends to purchase the project back from the City.

A public hearing was conducted to review the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and to accept the 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. Over $32,000 in CDBG funds were reimbursed to human service provider including YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County Parks and Recreation District, The Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. A portion of the funds were also used to complete a street and stormwater improvement project at 60th Street and Barton.

Council Items
Councilmember Kenig was elected as the 2017 Council President and Councilmember Vaught was elected as the 2017 Council Committee Vice-Chair.

Items from the Planning Commission Meeting of January 4, 2017
A special use permit was approved for Stacey Lewis for the operation of Information Station, a group day care home with up to 12 children located at 4737 Queal Drive.

Staff Items
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was approved with the State Fire Marshal’s Office for participating in the 2017 Kansas Search and Rescue Response System. The Shawnee Fire Department maintains a highly trained and certified team of 12 Firefighters with special expertise in advanced Technical Rescue capabilities. The team has been tasked to participate in the state wide response system and MOU outlines the roles and responsibilities for each party.

Final Plans for the Shawnee Town 1929 Site Improvements Project, P.N. 3418, were approved. The project will include grading, installation of storm sewers and an underdrain system, and site restoration.

Miscellaneous Council Items
Lastly, the semi-monthly claims for January 23, 2017 (city-wide expenses for the period) were approved. The meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

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