CITY OF SHAWNEE
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
December 19, 2016
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT STAFF PRESENT
Commissioner Bruce Bienhoff Planning Director Chaffee
Commissioner Augie Bogina Deputy Planning Director Allmon
Commissioner Randy Braley Planning Mark Zielsdorf
Commissioner Dennis Busby Administrative Asst. Angie Lind
Commissioner Rusty Mudgett
Commissioner Kathy Peterson
Commissioner John Smith
Commissioner Les Smith
Commissioner Alan Willoughby
Commissioner Steven Wise
(Planning Commission Meeting Called to Order at 7:30 p.m.) A. ROLL CALL
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Good evening. Welcome to the December 19, 2016 meeting of the Shawnee Planning Commission. We’ll start with roll call. Commissioner John Smith.
COMMISSIONER JOHN SMITH: Present.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Peterson.
COMMISSIONER PETERSON: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Willoughby.
COMMISSIONER WILLOUGHBY: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Bienhoff.
COMMISSIONER BIENHOFF: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Busby is here. Commissioner Bogina.
COMMISSIONER BOGINA: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Wise.
COMMISSIONER WISE: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Braley.
COMMISSIONER BRALEY: Present.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Les Smith.
COMMISSIONER LES SMITH: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Mudgett.
COMMISSIONER MUDGETT: Here.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Terrific.
B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Mr. Willoughby, would you lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, please?
(Pledge of Allegiance)
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Commissioner Bogina has something for the committee and guests I believe.
COMMISSIONER BOGINA: Mr. Chairman, I would like to offer a moment of silence for two individuals who achieved great things for the City of Shawnee who both passed away in December. Tony Soetaert served the city as a City Councilman, mayor and member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for over 40 years. Marvin Rainey was the mayor in Overland Park and a city attorney for Shawnee for over two decades. Both helped the Commission with their leadership and direction and they’ll be missed. Thank you.
(Moment of silence)
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Commissioner Bogina.
C. CONSENT ITEMS
1. APPROVE MINUTES FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF DECEMBER 5, 2016.
2. SP-35-16-12; REVISED SITE PLAN APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR BUILDING NUMBER TWO IN THE WESTLINK DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 4150 POWELL DRIVE. THE APPLICATION IS FILED BY SHAFER, KLINE & WARREN FOR FEYERHERM CONSTRUCTION, CONTRACTOR.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: The Consent Agenda, Items 1 and 2 are listed under the Consent Items Agenda. Unless there is a request to remove an item from the Consent Agenda, the items will be approved in one motion. Is there a request to remove an item from the Consent Agenda? If not, is there a motion to approve the Consent Agenda? Commissioner Peterson.
COMMISSIONER PETERSON: I move that we approve the Consent Agenda and the minutes of the last meeting.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there a second? Commissioner Wise.
COMMISSIONER WISE: I’ll second that motion.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. There’s a motion and a second to approve the Consent Agenda. All in favor say aye.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Opposed nay. Motion carried.
(Motion passed 10-0)
D. NEW BUSINESS
1. SUP-06-16-12; SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPROVAL FOR E-SPORTS ARENA, A DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FORM OF VIDEO GAMING AND BILLIARDS, PROPOSED TO BE LOCATED AT 7470 NIEMAN ROAD. THE APPLICATION IS FILED BY DEL POPOLO ARCHITECTS, FOR STACY HEADD, BUSINESS OWNER.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: New Business. SUP-06-16-12; Special Use Permit Approval for E-Sports Arena, a Drinking Establishment with Live Entertainment in the Form of Video Gaming and Billiards, Proposed to Be Located at 7470 Nieman Road. The application is filed by Del Popolo Architects, for Stacy Headd, Business Owner. Mark.
MR. ZIELSDORF: Good evening. Mark Zielsdorf, City Planning staff.
SPECIAL USE PERMIT REVIEW
The applicant requests approval for a special use permit to include live entertainment in the form of video gaming and billiards at E-Sports Arena. The use is proposed in the north portion of the existing Star Cleaners building located at 7470 Nieman Road in the Trailridge Shopping Center. E-Sports would occupy approximately 4,300 square feet of tenant space in the building.
The property is zoned CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and properties in all surrounding directions are also zoned CN and contain other tenants in the Trailridge Center.
The Land Use Guide of the Comprehensive Plan indicates commercial uses as appropriate for this site, thus the primary use of the site is in compliance with the Plan.
All bulk requirements associated with the operation have been satisfied, as no increase in the building footprint is proposed.
The proposal primarily involves video console gaming in a lounge environment. This includes the provision of nine wall-mounted television monitors in front of couch and floor seating. Eight additional vending and floor-mounted video games are shown on the submitted floor plan. And a bar area is also included to serve patrons, and two billiard tables will be installed in the center of the facility.
The proposed hours of operation are Monday, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 12 a.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The hours of operation should not create an issue with the surrounding uses or businesses.
The shopping center operates under cross parking easements among all tenants, and the shopping center has more than adequate parking to serve its mix of tenants.
No outside seating or drinking is proposed. The use should not cause any detrimental effect on surrounding business owners as all related activities will be contained within the building. The proposed use is relatively small in size, and other surrounding uses are located 40 feet or more away.
Denial of the special use permit as presented would not appear to benefit the community as a whole. If noise or other issues arise from the use in the future, the special use permit is subject to recall and review.
Staff recommends approval of SUP-06-16-12, special use permit for E-Sports Arena, a drinking establishment with live entertainment in the form of video gaming and billiard tables proposed at 7470 Nieman Road, subject to the following four conditions:
1. While a drinking establishment is allowed by right in the CN zoning district, the "live entertainment" will be limited to video gaming and billiards as detailed in the staff report;
2. Hours of operation for the business will be Monday, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
3. All signage, including temporary banners on the facility, shall comply with requirements of SMC 5.64. Any temporary promotional banners require issuance of a temporary sign permit; and
4. Review of the special use permit in one (1) year.
That concludes staff’s presentation.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Mark. Is the applicant present?
MR. DEL POPOLO: I’m Bob Del Popolo.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Would you come forward at the speaker? State your name and address, please.
MR. DEL POPOLO: My name is Bob Del Popolo. I’m the architect for the project. 8139 Westgate Drive, Lenexa, Kansas.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Are you in agreement with staff recommendations?
MR. DEL POPOLO: Yes, 100 percent.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Does the Commission have any questions for staff or applicant?
COMMISSIONER BOGINA: Mr. Chairman.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Bogina.
COMMISSIONER BOGINA: Could I ask Mark a quick question? I think some cities -- I think the state has an ordinance, but some cities have an ordinance about a liquor establishment being within 200 feet of a church. Does Shawnee’s ordinance deal with that?
MR. ZIELSDORF: There is a, and I know we looked -- Doug, we’ve talked about this previously. There is the 200 foot ordinance I believe. But this particular location meets it because it’s door to door, is that not correct?
MR. ALLMON: [Inaudible; talking off mic] -- City Clerk and it does comply with our ordinances.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: All right. Thank you.
MR. DEL POPOLO: And we also have an agreement with the church by letter through the realtor that they have no problem with this establishment going in.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Thank you. Any other questions for staff or applicant? If not, we would be in Commission discussion.
MR. ZIELSDORF: This is a public hearing item.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: It’s a public hearing?
MR. ZIELSDORF: Yes.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: I’m sorry. Does anybody from the public wish to speak on this matter? Hearing none, is there a motion from the Commission? Commissioner Wise.
COMMISSIONER WISE: I’ll make a motion to approve SUP-06-16-12; Special Use Permit for the E-Sports Arena, a Drinking Establishment with Live Entertainment in the Form of Video Gaming and Billiard tables, located at 7470 Nieman Road, as presented by staff.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there a second?
COMMISSIONER MUDGETT: I’ll second.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Commissioner Mudgett. There’s a motion and a second for approval of SUP-06-16-12. All in favor say aye.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Opposed nay. Motion carried. Thank you.
(Motion carried 10-0)
2. SUP-07-16-12, PREPLAT-19-16-12, AND SP-34-16-12; SPECIAL USE PERMIT, PRELIMINARY PLAT, AND SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR ATTIC STORAGE OF SHAWNEE, A SELF-STORAGE FACILITY WITH A LIVE-IN MANAGER, PROPOSED IN THE 20300 BLOCK OF W. 66TH TERRACE. THE APPLICATION IS FILED BY PHELPS ENGINEERING FOR STRICKLAND CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPER.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Next on the agenda, SUP-07-16-12, Preplat 19-16-12 and SP-34-16-12; Special Use Permit, Preliminary Plat, and Site Plan Approval for Attic Storage of Shawnee, a Self-Storage Facility with a Live-in Manager, Proposed in the 20300 Block of W. 66th Terrace. The application is filed by Phelps Engineering for Strickland Construction, Developer.
MR. ALLMON: Good evening. Doug Allmon, Planning Staff. Because the preliminary plat and site plan would normally have been placed on the Consent Agenda, I’m going to focus 99 percent of this report on the SUP portion of the project.
The applicant does request preliminary plat approval for a commercial subdivision in the 20300 block of W. 66th Street. The preliminary plat contains one lot on 2.97 (including platted street right-of-way). The property is zoned PI (Planned Industrial).
The property consists of four parcels, three of which are platted as multiple lots within the Town of Zarah subdivision plat and one 1.44-acre parcel that remains unplatted. The property is currently undeveloped.
The site plan indicates the ultimate construction of one climate controlled building adjacent to Shawnee Mission Parkway, one additional two-story storage building to the south and a single story building to the east. The three-story climate controlled building will measure approximately 160 feet long by 160 feet wide.
The first phase of construction will include the climate controlled building that includes the residential dwelling unit and leasing office, as well as the eastern building number two. In all, the first phase of construction will equal 84,767 square feet.
The applicant proposes to construct a self-storage facility on the subject property that includes residential quarters for an overnight manager who would live on site. The PI zoning district permits self-storage facilities by right, but a dwelling unit in combination with a business requires approval of a special use permit in the PI zone.
The subject property and surrounding properties in all directions are zoned PI (Planned Industrial). Shawnee Mission Parkway and its associated right-of-way is adjacent to the north and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the associated railroad right-of-way is adjacent to the east and northeast. Properties to the east (clarified to be west) are developed with commercial manufacturing and office warehouse uses, as well as a few legal non-conforming residential structures. And actually that should say to the west. The railroad is to the east. Properties to the south across 67th Street right-of-way are developed with office warehouse and industrial warehouse distribution and storage uses.
The Land Use Guide of the Comprehensive Plan shows the property as being appropriate for commercial uses. The primary use of the property for development of a rental storage facility is in general conformance with the Plan.
In conjunction with development of the self-storage facility, the applicant proposes to have an on-site manager who will reside at the property full-time. This person will be responsible for overnight security and monitoring site visits by customers.
Street access for the development will come from an eastward extension of 66th Terrace from where it dead-ends today. Access to the site will be improved by construction of a new cul-de-sac that meets the requirements of the Fire Department. Therefore, public safety access will be enhanced by the proposed use.
Approval of the special use permit should have little, if any, detrimental effect upon surrounding properties. Other self-storage facilities have operated in the City in the past with overnight watchman quarters with no problems or issues experienced.
Denial of the request would not appear to benefit the community as a whole. Having a 24-hour on site manager at the facility should enhance safety and efficiency of the storage facility.
In terms of a recommendation, Staff recommends approval of SUP-07-16-12, special use permit for a residential dwelling to be occupied by an on-site facility manager, subject to Conditions Numbers 1, which is approval of the special use permit by the Governing Body; and Condition Number 2, which is review of the special use permit in one year.
Staff also recommends approval of Preplat 19-16-12; Preliminary Plat of Attic Storage of Shawnee, and SP-34-16-12, Site Plan for Construction of a Self-Storage Facility located in the 20300 Block of West 66th Terrace, subject to Conditions 3 through 29 as referenced in the staff report. That completes our report.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Doug. Is the applicant present? Come forward and state your name and address, please.
MR. NOLTE: Good evening, Mr. Chairman and Commissioners. I am Thomas Nolte, Nolte and Associate Architects and Land Planners, 9400 Reeds Road, Overland Park, Kansas. With me tonight are Mr. Judd Claussen with Phelps Engineering and also Mr. Rogers Strickland of Strickland Construction, the developer. I think Paul outlined it pretty well. We have three applications in front of you this evening. One is required for a public hearing, which is the special use permit. The other two, over the last six months we have met with staff and have reached agreement on all 29 of the stipulations that were listed in the staff report. And we are in agreement with those. So, this evening we would be glad to answer any questions on the project or in particular the special use permit that is before you tonight in the public hearing.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Does the Commission have any questions for staff or applicant? Commissioner Smith.
COMMISSIONER JOHN SMITH: A question for staff. Is this address the correct address? You know, when I look at it on GPS, it takes me somewhere else? Is this street or terrace?
MR. ALLMON: It’s terrace. It actually is a dead-end street currently today. The terrace address is the extension of the cul-de-sac that’s basically in the middle of the property. And that 20300 block corresponds to something close to Woodland. I’m not sure what that street is. But it is the correct hundred block.
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: [Inaudible].
MR. ALLMON: Yes, correct. .
COMMISSIONER JOHN SMITH: Okay. Okay. And then on page 63 of the application, it may not be germane, but Meier Consulting that apparently is for another project. It states that’s for a McDonald’s. Is that -- is that just --
MR. ALLMON: Where is that at?
COMMISSIONER LES SMITH: Something that’s --
MR. ALLMON: If there’s a typo, we’ll definitely clean that up.
COMMISSIONER JOHN SMITH: Okay. That’s in there. Okay. Thank you.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there any other questions for applicant or staff? If not, then is there anyone from the audience that cares to speak on this matter? Seeing no one, then we would be in Commission discussion.
MR. ALLMON: This is a public hearing item as well.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: I think we just asked about public.
MR. ALLMON: Oh, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: I’m a little rapid tonight, Doug. It’s okay.
MR. ALLMON: You are. That’s my fault. I’m trying to delay things.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Does anyone on the Commission care to make a motion on this matter? Commissioner Bienhoff.
COMMISSIONER BIENHOFF: Yes, Mr. Chairman. I would move for approval of Preplat 19-16-12, preliminary plat, SUP 07-16-12, Special Use Permit for a live-in overnight manager; SP 34-16-12; Site Plan Approval for Attic Storage of Shawnee, 20300 Block of W. 66th Terrace as submitted by staff and subject to the conditions.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there a second?
COMMISSIONER BRALEY: I’ll second the motion.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Commissioner Braley.
COMMISSIONER BRALEY: I’ll second that motion.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. There’s a motion and a second to approve SUP-07-16-12, Special Use Permit, Preplat 19-16-12 and SP 34-16-12; Special Use Permit, Preliminary Plat, and Site Plan Approval for Attic Storage of Shawnee at 20300 Block of W. 66th Terrace. All in favor say aye.
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS: Aye.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Opposed nay. Motion carried. Thank you.
MR. ALLMON: Thank you.
(Motion Carried 10-0)
3. S-206-16-11; SIGN VARIANCE APPROVAL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM MONUMENT SIGN HEIGHT ALLOWED BY THE SIGN CODE FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 11023 JOHNSON DRIVE. THE APPLICATION IS FILED BY SCOTT HARVEY, OWNER OF BACK IN MOTION CHIROPRACTIC.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Next on the agenda, S-206-16-11; Sign Variance Approval to Exceed the Maximum Monument Sign Height Allowed by the Sign Code for Property Located at 11023 Johnson Drive. The Application Is Filed by Scott Harvey, Owner of Back in Motion Chiropractic. Doug.
MR. ALLMON: To begin, Doug Allmon, Planning staff.
SIGN VARIANCE REVIEW
Back in Motion Chiropractic is located at 11023 Johnson Drive on the southeast corner of Johnson Drive and Nieman. The business is located in the former 7-11 convenience store in downtown Shawnee. The owner desires to use the existing non-conforming monument sign for their new business. The previous 7-11 sign was approximately nine feet tall with a 4.17 foot base and a 4.83 foot tall sign face. The proposed monument sign base will be covered with new stone and the sign face will be placed with a stationary electronic message. The sign face can be up to 50 square feet. The proposed sign face is 32 square feet.
The Sign Code allows the Planning Commission to grant a sign variance regarding the
height of a monument sign, not to exceed 25 percent, or 8.75 feet, of what is regularly
allowed, which is 7 feet. The proposed height of the monument is 8.17 feet. The proposed sign height exceeds the allowable height by approximately 17 percent, or just over one foot.
The applicant believes the strict application of the ordinance will cause unnecessary hardship, because the existing monument sign would be difficult to alter or remove the base structure. While the overall sign height exceeds the sign code requirements, the sign face has been reduced to meet the requirements. The non-conforming height of the existing sign is also being reduced by approximately one foot by the proposal.
In terms of a recommendation, the Planning Commission shall consider approval of S-206-16-11, a monument sign height variance for Back in Motion Chiropractic located at 11023 Johnson Drive. If the Planning Commission chooses to approve the variance, Planning staff recommends the variance be subject to the following conditions:
1. All requirements of Shawnee Municipal Code 5.64 shall be met. A sign permit shall be obtained from the Planning Department prior to installation of the sign.
2. Per Municipal Code Section 5.64.050.B, landscaping around the sign base shall be maintained in a neat, clean and healthy condition. Any landscape plantings that perish shall be replaced not later than the next planting season.
And here is an elevation view.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Doug. Is the applicant present? I don’t believe he is. And I would suggest this. Does anyone have any questions on this matter? Which leaves us without the applicant present, if we have questions, then we can just table this to the next meeting. If there is no question and everybody feels like this is a reasonable request, then I’m not opposed to going ahead and voting on it and passing it. Commissioner Bienhoff.
COMMISSIONER BIENHOFF: Yeah. Mr. Chairman, I would suggest that we table the item until the next meeting, so the applicant can be present.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Would you like to turn that into a motion, Bruce?
COMMISSIONER BIENHOFF: I would make a motion that we table this item until the next Planning Commission meeting so the applicant can be present.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there a second? Commissioner John Smith.
COMMISSIONER JOHN SMITH: I’d second the motion.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: There’s a motion and a second to table this, to table S-206-16-11 to the next Planning Commission meeting, which I believe is January 3rd, is that right?
MR. CHAFFEE: Fourth.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: It’ll be January 4th of 2017. All in favor say aye.
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS: Aye.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Opposed nay. Motion carried. It’s table till the next meeting.
(Motion carried 10-0)
E. OTHER BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: At this point in time is there any other business?
MR. CHAFFEE: Paul Chaffee, Planning Director. I wanted to go over with you all the items that we tackled in 2016. And the year goes by pretty quick when you start thinking of site plans that were maybe approved and then you realize that they were actually approved in ‘15 rather than ‘16. But I wanted to go over some of the things that we did accomplish.
We did to two text amendments to the zoning regulations. The first was regarding swimming pool fence height. If you’ll recall we reduced the required height of a fence around a swimming pool in a residential area. And then also inserted some verbiage in the building code regarding how the fence needed to be constructed and distances between rails and that type of information.
And then we also did the senior living text amendments, which I think were pretty substantial for the City of Shawnee and hopefully will encourage developers to once again look at our community.
One other item of note – Gray Oaks subdivision out between Monticello Road and K-7 Highway south of Johnson Drive built out. It’s the second largest subdivision in the city. It took about eight years for it to build the 512 houses that are in the subdivision. So, that was one item worth note.
We heard five rezonings. We heard 35 site plans. Site plans of note – we did the Stag’s Creek office building, which is a redevelopment along Shawnee Mission Parkway. And subsequently also we did Raising Cane’s. We’ve been having discussions on the -- with the developer for the middle piece that we should be seeing in early in 2017. We did a beach house out at Shawnee Mission Park. We had Neighbors construction, a new office building. We have the QuikTrip that’ll be going in across the street of Stag’s Grove there at Goddard and Shawnee Mission Parkway. So, we’re beginning to see some of that redevelopment inch down the parkway. Also Centra Care which is there at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nieman. Dental Expressions, Murphy Oil. We had the micro hospital at the last meeting out at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Lackman. Federated Rural Electric Cooperative, their headquarters building off on Renner Road and 79th Street. And if you haven’t been by there, you ought to take a look and drive by. It’s going to be a nice building when it’s done. We did the Parkway Shopping Center fašade renovation. That’s the shopping center with JoAnn’s, the old Office Depot and Harbor Freight. And then we did the St. Joseph narthex addition.
A couple things upcoming in 2017. We’ll have the Nieman Road projects that you all will be involved in as we start working on the road diet and some of the other stormwater drainage projects. And we’ll probably be bringing you some design guidelines for that portion of Nieman Road as we already have them in place in portions of Nieman and on Johnson Drive and have you involved with reviewing that project.
Clear Creek Parkway will be extended from K-7 Highway where it comes over the overpass at K-7, from there out to Clare Road, which will trigger Canyon Lakes, which is going to be a new subdivision proposed by Greg Prieb. That’ll start south of Belmont School and west to Clare Road. And then we’ve begun to have discussions with Lindsey Management, which is Shawnee Golf and Country Club, about the second phase for their apartment complex now that Clear Creek Parkway is being pulled through. Both of those developers are part of a benefit district that’s being created for the improvement of Clear Creek Parkway.
And then we may see a potential Fire Station No. 4, a site plan for that on the way.
For those of you who didn’t know, Westbrooke Village there at 75th and Quivira, there was an online auction last Wednesday for that property. It auctioned off for a little over $4 million. So, we were pleased with what the auction price was and hopefully we’ll have a good developer either come in and redevelop the property or rehab the property as is. That’s sort of yet to be seen. We don’t know who the winning bidder was. Just watching the auction going it appeared as those perhaps there were two bidders that were going at it from once it reached about $2.5 million. And it was kind of interesting the way they do the online. If someone makes a bid and then it clicks and it goes for like five minutes to see if there’s another bid. And they were in increments of $50,000. And then once it reached another point, there were increments of $25,000, and then an increment of $10,000. But every time there was a bid it would extend the time out. So, all of us who came up to kind of watch the bidding process, it was supposed to end at 1:10, and we finished up at almost three o’clock, so. The bidding just kept going and going and the clock would tick down to about ten seconds and then it flashed that somebody made another bid. So, then we get to start over for four minutes again and run the countdown.
And then finally on behalf of staff and Governing Body and other city officials, we would like to thank all of you for the work that you do. We appreciate you taking the time out every other week to come and listen to development proposals and help make Shawnee a better place to live and to grow and to do business. So, thank you all.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Paul. Does the Commissioners have anything for staff? Commissioner Bogina. Commissioner Bienhoff. I’m sorry.
COMMISSIONER BIENHOFF: Yes. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to thank the staff for everything that you do for the City as well and keeping the meetings -- everything ready for the meetings and running smoothly. Thank you.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Anything else? Commissioner Willoughby.
COMMISSIONER WILLOUGHBY: Merry Christmas.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Took the words right out of my mouth.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Would somebody like to make a motion for adjournment? Commissioner Les Smith.
COMMISSIONER LES SMITH: I move that we adjourn, Mr. Chairman.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you. Is there a second?
COMMISSIONER BOGINA: I’ll second that.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Thank you, Commissioner Bogina. There’s a motion and a second to adjourn. All in favor say aye.
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS: Aye.
CHAIRMAN BUSBY: Opposed nay. We’re done. Thank you.
(Shawnee Planning Commission Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 p.m.)