Basehor Council plans retreat to mull over top priorities
The Basehor City Council has scheduled a retreat with the purpose of designating five or six top priorities that members would then take to the public for discussion during a town hall meeting.
At Monday night's meeting, the City Council set the work session for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 at Basehor City Hall. A date for the town hall meeting was not set on Monday night and probably won't be scheduled until after the next regular monthly City Council meeting on June 28.
Basehor mayor Joseph Scherer initially broached the idea of a town hall meeting during his mayor's report Monday night.
The City Council will begin working on a "unified vision" for Basehor's future during the work session, he said.
Scherer said the town hall meeting will be scheduled in advance so residents can learn the issues, research them and discuss them with their city representatives. The city views feedback from the public as vital in accomplishing long-term goals, he added.
"I really want to hear what people have to say," Scherer said.
In other action, the City Council:
- Approved, 4-0, a cereal malt beverage license for Casey's General Store.
- Approved, 4-0, a conditional use permit for a cell phone tower.
- Approved, 4-0, contractor payments for the Pinehurst benefit district.
- Denied, 3-1, a waiver of dog limits for property located at 15321 Landauer. City Council president Julian Espinoza voted in favor of waiving the pet restrictions for the homeowners.
- Tabled, 4-0, the renewal of a countywide one-cent sales tax.
- Approved, 4-0, a five-year street overlay program.
- Approved, 4-0, street lighting for the Pinehurst development.
- Denied, 4-0, a request for reimbursement expenses due to sewer backup at 15324 Rickel Drive.
- Approved, 4-0, billing rates for McAfee, Henderson and Strick Engineering services.
- Tabled a request for no parking on 156th Street. The City Council will revisit the issue during a work session June 28.
- Approved, 3-1, beginning the process of hiring a full-time wastewater employee. City Council member Bill Hooker voted against.
- Approved, 4-0, beginning the process of condemning a house located 3032 N.156th Street.