Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2005

City council members approve stop signs at 156th and Poplar

December 8, 2005

The Basehor City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to make the intersection of 156th and Poplar streets a four-way stop.

Council members also approved regulating the intersection with a 30 mph speed zone. The motion was approved by a 3-2 vote. The council also had voted on making the intersection a 20 mph zone, however, that failed, 3-2. Council members Bill Hooker and Keith Sifford voted in favor of the 20 mph zone.

"Thirty (miles per hour) is too fast, to me, on the inner streets," Hooker said.

Council president John Bonee and members Terry Thomas and Iris Dysart voted in favor of the 30 mph zone. Bonee said the lower speed limit wasn't necessary because the four-way stop at the intersection would be effective enough to regulate traffic.

Thomas, who noted that he rarely drives through downtown Basehor because of its 20 mph speed limits, agreed with Bonee. He said many other people avoid downtown Basehor because "20 miles per hour is a pain in the backside."

In other action, the council:

¢ Approved, 5-0, a 2.75 percent salary increase for municipal employees.

¢ Approved, 5-0, contracting with Leavenworth County for probation services in 2006.

¢ Tabled a request to vacate utility easements on lots 1 and 2 of Parallel Parkway Subdivision.

¢ Tabled a maintenance bond agreement for Wolf Creek Industrial Park.

¢ Tabled a resolution authorizing a public hearing for U.S. Highway 24-40 taxing district, legal description and spreadsheet for allocation of costs.

¢ Scheduled a public hearing to amend the 2005 budget. The public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.

¢ Approved, 5-0, a proposal for electronic submission of court abstracts not to exceed $600.

¢ Approved, 5-0, allocating $1,500 for placement of advertising in Ingram's Magazine.

¢ Approved, 5-0, a final report on sewer treatment plant capacity and submittal to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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