Monday, October 8, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Shawnee County Annex


Roll Call and Announcement of Hearing Procedure:  Judy Moler, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and asked for roll call to be taken.


Members Present:  Judy Moler, Brian Aubert, Chad Depperschmidt, Jerry Desch, Jake Fisher and Christi McKenzie.  With six members present, a quorum was established.


Members Absent:  Matthew McCurry.


Staff Present: Barry T. Beagle, Planning Director; Joelee Charles, Administrative Assistant; and, Joni Thadani, Assistant County Counselor.


Approval of August 13, 2018, Public Hearing Minutes:  Ms. McKenzie moved to approve the August 13, 2018, Public Hearing minutes, seconded by Mr. Aubert, and with a unanimous voice vote, the minutes were approved.


Communications:  None were indicated.


Ex Parte Communication by Members of the Commission:  None were indicated.


Declaration of Conflict of Interest by Members of the Commission or Staff:  None were indicated.


Zoning and Subdivision Items:


1.    CU18/06 by McCollum Family Trust seeking a Conditional Use Permit to establish a bed and breakfast inn including a special event venue on property zoned “RR‑1” Residential Reserve District and located at 3521 SE Paulen Road in Tecumseh Township. (Continued to November 13, 2018, public hearing.)


Mr. Beagle stated the item was being continued until the November 13th public hearing.  Property owners were notified of the continuance.  The applicant is currently working on some final details with the fire district and fire marshal.


2.    Silver Lake Heights Subdivision (Preliminary and Final Plat Phases) [P18/02] by Silver Lake Heights, LLC for property located on the south side of NW 46th Street, approximately 2,444-feet west of NW Hodges Road in Silver Lake Township.


Mr. Beagle stated approval of the proposed plat of subdivision would bring the 3.23 acre property into compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and allow the applicant to build a single‑family dwelling.  Due to a previous property split, the property has only 185 feet of frontage.  Staff recommends approval of the preliminary and final plat as presented.


With no questions for Mr. Beagle, Ms. Moler asked if the applicant had a presentation.


Mark Boyd, Schmidt, Beck & Boyd Engineering, LLC, 1415 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612.

·         Representative for applicant.  Co-owns the property.  Available to answer questions.


There were no questions for the applicant.  With no one to speak in favor or in opposition and no discussion among the Commissioners, Ms. Moler closed the public hearing and asked for a motion.


Mr. Depperschmidt moved to recommend Approval of the proposed subdivision; seconded by MsMcKenzie.  With a vote of 6-0-0, the preliminary and final plats were Approved.


Public Comment on Non-Agenda Planning and Zoning Items:  No one present to speak.


Discussion of Planning Related Issues:


Accessory Dwelling Unit Proposal--The Board determined the item would be placed on a future agenda.  Further review was needed.  Mr. Aubert thought it was an interesting topic.  Ms. Moler requested to see some examples from other counties.  Ms. McKenzie thought it was a good idea for the Board to be proactive on the subject.


Comprehensive Plan--Ms. Moler stated the County Commission had met several times to discuss the Comprehensive Plan.  They had come up with their own amendments to the Plan and a major portion of the plan was removed.  The Counselor’s office made the revisions.  Testimony was heard, both pro and con.  The vote was planned for October 15th.


Ms. McKenzie thanked Mr. Beagle for supporting the ideas that the Planning Commission put forward.




Mr. Aubert moved to adjourn, seconded by Ms. McKenzie, a unanimous voice vote declared the public hearing be adjourned, which was at 6:09 p.m.