Archive for Thursday, August 26, 2004

Council shows interest in annexation

City eyeing subdivisions along U.S. Highway 24/40

August 26, 2004

The Basehor City Council approved a resolution Monday night that expresses its interest in unilaterally annexing an existing subdivision and parts of another, both of which are located south of U.S. Highway 24/40.

The areas listed for annexation in the resolution are the Cedar Lakes subdivision and the commercial businesses in the Briarwood subdivision.

A public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 inside the auditorium at Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N. 155th Street, according to the resolution.

During the public hearing, the proposal for annexation, including plans outlining city services to those areas, will be presented and comments will be taken from interested parties, city officials said. Landowners within those two areas proposed for annexation are to receive by certified mail a copy of the resolution and sketch of the area within 10 days of Monday night, according to the resolution.

When combined, the two areas total 127.5 acres and the population of the areas is approximately 365 people, city officials said. The Cedar Lakes subdivision contains approximately 105 single-family homes and the Briarwood commercial district entails four retail/service businesses.

Because the areas under consideration for annexation are contiguous with existing city boundaries, the city may unilaterally annex the properties without the consent of the landowners.

In other action, the City Council:

  • Approved, 5-0, proceeding with design plans for the improvements to the parking lot at Basehor City Hall.
  • Approved, 4-1, to authorize city planner to start the process of hiring a consulting firm to assist with updating the city's comprehensive plan. City Council member Iris Dysart voted against the proposal.
  • Approved, 3-2, the job description for a building inspector/code enforcement officer. Dysart and City Council member Bill Hooker voted against the measure.
  • Approved, 3-2, a resolution supporting affordable senior citizen housing within Falcon Lakes subdivision. Dysart and Hooker voted against the proposal.
  • Approved, 5-0, appointing Terry Horner as the new chief of police.
  • Approved, 5-0, the construction of a $40,000 restroom facility at Basehor City Park.
  • Approved, 5-0, a $2,300 repair to a lift station on 163rd Street.
  • Approved, 5-0, bids not to exceed $74,500 for the 2004 overlay project.
  • Approved, 5-0, payments for the Pinehurst benefit district lane widening project.
  • Approved, 5-0, funding $16,000 in materials for the improvement of 158th Street.
  • Approved, 5-0, a resolution declaring an interest in and establishing a hearing date for considering the annexation of Cedar Lakes and Briarwood business area.

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