Archive for Thursday, February 26, 2004

Appeals board set to hear its first case

February 26, 2004

The revamped Basehor Board of Zoning Appeals will decide on an issue for the first time at its meetting March 2.

On Tuesday night, the board will decide whether to allow variances for yard setbacks on nine lots inside the Prairie Lakes development at U.S. Highway 24/40 and 150th Street.

A majority vote is required of the zoning appeals board to make a decision.

City officials restructured the board in late 2003. The board formerly consisted of in-city Planning Commission members.

The restructured board now includes members separate from the Planning Commission.

Those members are Ty Garver, Leslie Bishop, Bill Robison, Jeff Scherer and David Roe. They will meet at 6 p.m.

In other planning news:

  • The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will elect a vice-chairman during that meeting. John Matthews is the former vice-chairman; he will be appointed as chairman Tuesday night.

Ron Owen, the former chairman, resigned from the Planning Commission earlier this month for personal reasons and Matthews will fill the vacancy.

Owen's resignation leaves one seat unfilled on the Planning Commission.

City officials are still accepting letters of interest for anyone who would like to serve as a member of the Planning Commission. The city hopes to fill the position by the end of March.

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