Member appointed to panel
The quickest route to the Basehor Planning Commission seems to be running for the city council.
Monday night, the Basehor City Council approved, 5-0, Mayor Chris Garcia's last appointee to the Planning Commission.
Jim Washington, a Basehor resident who filed for April's city council election but withdrew days later, was named by Garcia and approved by the council to fill the last remaining planning commission vacancy.
Washington, who withdrew from the election because of travel requirements through his job, made clear to city officials that he would have adequate time to dedicate to the planning board, Garcia said.
Garcia and fellow council member Iris Dysart interviewed Washington and both came away impressed with his qualifications, the mayor said.
Washington joins David Povilonis, another 2005 council candidate, and Bob Harrison, a former council candidate, as new members on the planning commission. Washington will attend his first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6.
In other action, the council:
- Approved, 5-0, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $2.84 million aggregate principal amount of general obligation bonds for Pinehurst development benefit district. Council members also unanimously approved a resolution on the bonds.
- Tabled, 5-0, a franchise agreement with Atmos Energy.
- Approved, 5-0, purchasing Omni dialers for the city's wastewater lift stations.
- Approved, 5-0, a contract for filming the city's sewer lines.
- Approved, 5-0, an agreement with Benchmark Enterprises for lowering a 12-inch force main for the U.S. Highway 24-40 benefit district.
- Tabled, 5-0, a contract for the city administrator applicant.
- Approved, 4-1, purchasing a used patrol car from the city of Fairway. Council member Bill Hooker voted against the proposal.