Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2004

Basehor Planning Commission hit by its second resignation

March 11, 2004

As long as no one else resigns, they can still host meetings.

Already operating a member short, the Basehor Planning Commission took another hit Tuesday, March 2 when member Steve Cole resigned effective immediately.

Cole, developer of the Prairie Lakes development at 150th Street and U.S. Highway 24/40, said his business and other interests would hinder his ability to donate the time necessary to serve on the Planning Commission.

Cole said he recently purchased a winter home in Arizona and would be spending several months a year there. Combine that with continuing to develop Prairie Lakes and not much time was left for the Planning Commission, he said.

Cole's resignation is the second in two months for the Planning Commission. Former chairman Ron Owen resigned in February for personal reasons.

The resignations leave two vacant seats on the board; city officials said they will attempt to fill the position as soon as possible.

Just five members remain from the seven-member board following the departures, one more than required for quorum.

City officials are still accepting letters of interest for anyone who would like to serve as a member of the Planning Commission. Anyone interested should contact Basehor City Hall at (913) 724-1370 for more information.

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