October 20, 2008

7:30 pm

Present: Council & Staff Present:

Ms. Newsom Councilman Wayne Beer

Ms. Alexander David Ramsay, City Counselor

Mr. Garnos Chris Helmer, Planning Specialist

Mr. McCullough Becky Jarrett, Admin. Assist.

Ms. Smith

Mr. Shevling

Mr. Whitton

Ms. Abbott

Mr. Steffens

Absent: Ms. Babich

Chairman Hill

Mr. West

Item 2 on the Agenda: Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chairman Shevling led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 3 on the Agenda: Approval of the October 6, 2008 minutes.

MOTION: By Ms. Newsom, second by Mr. Steffens to approve the October 6, 2008, minutes as submitted. The minutes were approved as submitted.

Item 4 on the Agenda: Communications from the Audience.


Item 5 on the Agenda: CONSIDERATION : of a Final Plat at 5601 N. Antioch Road. Applicant/Owner: Richland Real Estate, Inc. File #1327.

Planning Specialist Helmer reported that the applicant is requesting a final plat of these medical condominiums in order to sell each of the four units individually. Staff recommends approval. He volunteered to answer any questions.

Mr. Garnos asked what medical condos are.

Various members of the Commission explained that they are medical offices.

VOTE: Ms. Newsom Yes

Ms. Alexander Yes

Mr. Garnos Yes

Mr. McCullough Yes

Ms. Smith Yes

Mr. Shevling Yes

Mr. Whitton Yes

Ms. Abbott Yes

Mr. Steffens Yes

The motion carried. (9-Yes, 0-No)

Item 6 on the Agenda: PUBLIC HEARING : on a Right-of-Way Vacation at 2011 NE 72nd Street. Applicant/Owner: J.A. Peterson Enterprises, Inc. File #1326.

Mr. Helmer announced that this application would be continued to the next Planning Commission meeting of Monday, November 17, 2008. He explained that because the notification process for a right-of-way vacation is different than other types of submittals, the application was submitted early and now the applicant is ready to submit the other parts of the plan.

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

Mr. Helmer informed the Commission that the Comprehensive Plan received Honorable Mention through the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association and will receive the honor at a luncheon on Thursday, October 23, 2008. If anyone would like to attend he would be glad to go over the details. He also informed them that the Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm foundation has been formed. More information will follow on the City’s website.

Item 8 on the Agenda: Communications from the Planning Commission Members.

Ms. Newsom asked if there would be a November 3rd Planning Commission meeting.

Mr. Helmer said there is a special use permit application scheduled for that meeting.

Item 9 on the Agenda: Adjournment.

Chairman Hill adjourned the meeting at 7:42 pm.

Respectfully submitted:

______________________________________ Approved as submitted _____

Becky Jarrett, Recording Secretary

______________________________________ Approved as corrected _____

James Shevling, Vice-Chairman