January 3, 2005

7:30 pm


Item 1 on the Agenda:  Meeting called to order – Roll Call.


Present:                                                          Council & Staff Present:

                        Ms. Newsom                           Scott Wingerson, Assist. City Manager

                        Ms. Alexander                          David Ramsay, City Counselor

                        Ms. Lowe                                Mayor Pro-Tem Carol Rudi

                        Mr. Boor                                  Councilman Bill Cross

                        Mr. Reynolds  

                        Mr. Stanley                 

                        Mr. Shevling

                        Mr. Whitton                                        

Mr. Revenaugh                        

Ms. Abbott

Mr. Steffens    

Chairman Hill                           


Absent:           None




Item 2 on the Agenda:  Pledge of Allegiance.


Chairman Hill led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Item 3 on the Agenda:  Approval of December 20, 2004 Minutes.


Ms. Newsom asked if the minutes at their places this evening were an amended version.  Mr. Wingerson said yes, there were some minor edits made.  Ms. Abbott asked that on the bottom of page four where she is speaking that the words “at a later date” be deleted. 


Motion by Ms. Newsom, second by Ms. Abbott to approve the December 20, 2004 minutes as corrected.    The minutes were approved as corrected.


Item 4 on the Agenda:  Communications from the Audience.




Item 5 on the Agenda:  PUBLIC HEARING:  Consideration of a Rezoning and Site Plan at property generally located at 64th Street and N. Prospect Avenue.  Applicant:  Northlander Properties, LLC.  Owner: Curry Investment Company  (#1242)


This portion of the meeting was transcribed by Action Court Reporters.  Please see attached. 


Item 6 on the Agenda:   Other Business.


A.                 Rules of Procedure


Motion by Ms. Newsom, second by Mr. Whitton to approve the Rules of Procedure. 


Mr. Shevling said that on page ten City of Raytown needs to be corrected.  Counselor Ramsay said that he had made that correction.


VOTE:            Ms. Newsom              Yes     

                        Ms. Alexander           Yes     

                        Ms. Lowe                   Yes

                        Mr. Boor                    Yes

                        Mr. Reynolds             Yes

                        Mr. Stanley                Yes

                        Mr. Shevling              Yes

                        Mr. Whitton               Yes     

Mr. Revenaugh          Yes     

Ms. Abbott                 Yes

Mr. Steffens               Yes

Chairman Hill Yes


12- Yes, 0- No

The motion carried.   



B.                 Election of Officers


Ms. Alexander nominated Mr. Hill for Chairman. 


Ms. Newsom made a motion to cease all nominations and Chairman Hill be re-elected by acclimation, Ms. Abbott made the second.  All said “Aye”.


Ms. Newsom nominated Mr. Revenaugh as Vice-Chairman.


Ms. Alexander made a motion to cease all nominations and Mr. Revenaugh be elected by acclimation.  Ms. Alexander made the second.  All said “Aye”.


Mr. Whitton nominated Ms. Newsom as Secretary.


Ms. Alexander made a motion to cease all nominations and Ms. Newsom be elected by acclimation.  Ms. Abbott made the second.  All said “Aye”.


Item 7 on the Agenda:  Communications from the City Council and the City Staff.


Mayor Pro-Tem Rudi wished everyone a Happy New Year and thanked them for the great job they did tonight.

Mr. Wingerson welcomed all the new members and thanked everyone for the good attendance.  He also introduced the City’s new Public Works Director, Mr. Chuck Williams; who comes with 29 years experience from Manhattan, Kansas.  He also introduced Mr. Kreg Cox, GIS Manager and thanked him for attending this evening.


Mr. Wingerson said that the Commission had asked about both the dance studio signs and the Larry Meyers project and he has not had a chance to check on either one, but will definitely do so for the next meeting. 


He added that the presentation made tonight (big screen PowerPoint) is the first of it’s kind to be used in this form.  Mr. Cox, Ms. Jarrett and Ms. Behr helped in preparing that presentation and hopefully it was valuable tonight to the Commission.


Item 9 on the Agenda:  Communications from the Planning Commission Members.


Ms. Abbott asked how Larry Meyers got a permit to put all those used cars down on 72nd Street (72nd & Wyandotte) when Mr. Howard was denied to put two up there. 


Mr. Wingerson explained that the area Ms. Abbott is speaking of is zoned C-3 and used cars are allowed by right with no permission from the City.  Mr. Howard is in office zoning, therefore, permission from the City was required.  He also mentioned that the car lot on 72nd Street is not owned by Mr. Meyers any longer. 


Ms. Abbott asked if Larry Meyers sign with the flashing lights on N. Oak is permissible.  She said it almost blinds you when you turn off of 59th Terrace. 


Mr. Wingerson answered that according to the size and location it is allowed.  Staff can take another look at it regarding the flashing lights.


Mr. Boor said that he is looking forward to learning new things on the Commission.


Ms. Newsom welcomed the new members.


Ms. Alexander welcomed the new members.


Mr. Whitton welcomed the new members as well.


Mr. Revenaugh welcomed the new members.  He also added that he toured Mr. Meyers’ new car facility because he was trying to get a handle on what Ms. Abbott is concerned about.  He noticed the sign and checked with the Codes Department and it is legal.  As far as the grass on the water retention basin, Mr. Meyers told him that the problem is that the contractor won’t come out and blow the grass seed down there because of the time of year, but he already has someone lined up to do it in the spring.  He also went ahead and went to the added expense of purchasing rocks for the N. Oak frontage in place of sod.  Mr. Revenaugh said that he did not notice any trash anywhere and that the place looked really clean.


Chairman Hill welcomed the new members.  He asked if there was anything for the next Planning Commission agenda. 


Mr. Wingerson said that he can’t answer that right now, but that he will get a notice out of there is not a meeting.


Miscellaneous discussion ensued regarding the public hearing this evening.


Item 10 on the Agenda:  Adjournment.


Chairman Hill adjourned the meeting at 9:47 P.M.



Respectfully submitted:


______________________________________    Approved as submitted _____

Becky Jarrett, Recording Secretary


______________________________________    Approved as corrected   _____

Brian Hill, Chairman