Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2005

City to appoint Planning commissioner

January 6, 2005

A former City Council member and a relative newcomer to the community are seeking appointment to the Lansing Planning Commission.

John Calhoun, who served on the council from 1993 to 1995, and Brian Schwanz, a two-year Lansing resident and a teacher in the Fort Leavenworth school system, have applied to fill the vacancy.

Lansing City Council is scheduled to consider their applications at its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 800 First Terrace. Council meetings in 2005 will begin at 7 p.m., a half-hour earlier than the 7:30 p.m. start that had been customary in the recent past.

The Planning Commission seat has been vacant for eight months as city officials struggled to find applicants.

Here's the agenda for tonight's meeting:

Consent agenda:

Consider minutes from the council's Dec. 16 meeting.

Regular agenda:

¢ Consider awarding contracts for rehabilitation of four homes paid for through the 2004 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program.

¢ Consider a four-year lease purchase agreement for a tandem axle dump truck with spreader and plow from Kansas Truck Center of Wichita. Total cost will be $100,766.

¢ Consider appointing a new member to the Lansing Planning Commission.

¢ Consider hiring a Right of Way Associates of Overland Park to perform right of way appraisal and acquisition services for the Ease Eisenhower Road project.

¢ Hear city staff and council member reports.

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