Archive for Thursday, January 20, 2005

City council to re-examine annexation of Cedar Lakes

January 20, 2005

The Basehor City Council is scheduled to once again consider annexing land in the Cedar Lakes and Briarwood developments, both of which are located south of the city's current boundaries.

According to the Council's Jan. 24 agenda, the Council will vote on annexing the 100-plus single-family residential lots in the Cedar Lakes development and the four commercial lots in Briarwood. The action Monday night is a continuation of discussions that began during a public hearing in November regarding annexing the Cedar Lakes and Briarwood areas.

During the public hearing, Cedar Lakes residents and some Briarwood business owners vehemently opposed the annexation because they said the city's reasons for annexing their properties lacked merit. An attorney representing Cedar Lakes told Council members during the public hearing that filing a lawsuit against the city could occur if they move forward with the annexation.

City officials said this week that no Cedar Lakes residents or Briarwood business owners had requested to speak to the City Council before it makes its decision Monday night. The public portion of the meeting to consider the annexation was closed after the November hearing, city officials said, so the Council will not take comments before discussing and voting on the issue.

The public is allowed to comment on agenda items during the portion of the meeting slated for citizens and petitions, city officials said.

Remaining items on Monday night's agenda are listed below.

  • Annexation of Cedar Lakes and Briarwood commercial lots.
  • Allocation of final costs for the U.S. Highway 24/40 quasi-sewer district.
  • A contract with Shafer, Kline and Warren to update the city's comprehensive plan.
  • An ordinance amending Article 7, District Regulations of the zoning ordinance as it pertains to zoning classifications.
  • A $4,458 payment to Leavenworth Area Development for 2005 funding.

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