July 17, 2006

7:30 pm





Present:                                                          Council & Staff Present:


                        Ms. Newsom                           Scott Wingerson, Assist. City Manager

Ms. Alexander                          Carol Rudi, Councilman

                        Mr. Boor                                  David Ramsay, City Counselor

                        Mr. Reynolds                           Becky Jarrett, Admin. Assist

                        Mr. Stanley                                         

Ms. Suter                                

Mr. Whitton

Ms. Abbott

Mr. Steffens


Absent:           Chairman Hill

                        Mr. Shevling

                        Mr. West




Item 2 on the Agenda:  Pledge of Allegiance.


Acting Chairman Newsom led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Item 3 on the Agenda:  Approval of the June 19, 2006 minutes.


MOTION:  By Mr. Steffens, second by Mr. Whitton to approve the June 19, 2006 minutes as submitted.  The motion carried.


Item 4 on the Agenda:  Communications from the Audience.




Item 5 on the Agenda: 


Consideration of a Final Plat at 550 NE Shady Lane.  Applicant:  Reveda of Gladstone, Inc.  File #1280.


Mr. Wingerson reported that this application is a request to allow sale of the individual units within the Reveda development.  The Commission will remember that the entire tract was platted as a whole and now, as the units are prepared for individual sale, they are being platted separately.  Staff is requesting three conditions: 

1)      Building “17”, Units 18A and 18B shall be corrected to read “Units 17A and 17B.”

2)      The developer shall provide a digital version of the plat for the City’s mapping department.


3)      The developer shall submit covenants applicable to this plat.


Mr. Wingerson explained that the City is not requesting the covenants in order to mandate them, but rather to verify that nothing stated in the covenants conflicts with City Code.


Mr. Wingerson was asked if the units are for sale or rent and replied that the City does not determine if the units are sold are rented.


MOTION:  By Ms. Suter, second by Mr. Whitton to approve the Final Plat at 550 NE Shady Lane, (Santerra at Shady Lane) for the addresses attached to the draft ordinance. 


VOTE:            Ms. Newsom              Yes     

Ms. Alexander           Yes

                        Mr. Boor                    Yes

                        Mr. Reynolds             Yes

                        Mr. Stanley                Yes     

Ms. Suter                   Yes

Mr. Whitton               Yes

Ms. Abbott                 Yes

Mr. Steffens               Yes


The motion carried.  (9-Yes, 0-No)



Item 6 on the Agenda:  Communications from the City Council and the City Staff.


Councilman Rudi said there is a lot going on at Oak Grove Park and she hopes everyone is going out to enjoy the activities.  She saw “Oklahoma” and it was very good.


Mr. Wingerson said that Community Development is using a new mapping program for tracking planning applications.  This should allow staff to provide better, quality of information.


Counselor Ramsay reported that he presented the RFP for the Comprehensive Plan to the City Council last week.  A selected list of vendors has been determined and the RFP is being provided to them in the mail.  He also announced that in the lawsuit that Ms. Wolfe brought against the

City, it was determined that the City won.  This decision, of course, is subject to appeal, but he was happy with the outcome.


Item 7 on the Agenda:   Communications from the Planning Commission Members.


Ms. Abbott commented on the great 4th of July fireworks.


Ms. Suter asked about the feral cats.


Mr. Wingerson replied that Counselor Ramsay is doing a lot of research on that issue and it will be eventually be presented to the City Council.  He did believe that the situation at the Garden Center is doing better.


Mr. Boor asked what the status of 64th and Prospect is.


Mr. Wingerson answered that the contractor is working on the retaining walls for the first pad site to the west.  It is his understanding that the developer is securing “Tiffany And”, from Antioch Center, for that site.  There has also been a lot of interest in the corner site.


Ms. Newsom announced that Gladfest is just around the corner.  This year it will be totally different, in part to the relocation, which means that they will need a lot of extra volunteers.  Most of the help with setup is needed on Saturday, September 29th.  Please get with her to sign up.  It’s a good way to get involved with the community.  She also mentioned that while looking through the latest Zoning Bulletin, she noticed that a lot of decisions that were reversed were because the Boards did not create a good record.  Ms. Newsom thought this was interesting and remarked at how critical the record they make is.


Item 8 on the Agenda:   Adjournment


Ms. Newsom adjourned the meeting at 7:45 P.M.




Respectfully submitted:


______________________________________    Approved as submitted _____

Becky Jarrett, Recording Secretary



______________________________________    Approved as corrected   _____

Anita Newsom, Acting Chairman