Mayor-elect Mark Holland and newly elected commissioners are scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. today at City Hall, along with other commissioners who were elected this spring.
The swearing-in will take place at the Commission Chambers on the lobby level of City Hall, 701 N. 7th.
Besides Holland, scheduled to take the oath of office are Hal Walker, UG Commissioner, 2nd District at large; Gayle E. Townsend, UG Commissioner, 1st District; Mike Kane, re-elected as 5th District Commissioner; Jim Walters, UG Commissioner, 7th District; and Jane W. Philbrook, UG Commissioner, 8th District.
A UG Commission meeting with planning and zoning items will follow at 7 p.m. at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.
On the agenda tonight is a preliminary plan review for Wyandotte Plaza’s entrances and exits on State Avenue. Currently there are five entrances (including three on State Avenue and two on 78th), and the plans now call for four entrances (two on 78th and two on State Avenue). The developer, Red Legacy, is asking for another entrance on State Avenue, but the UG Planning Commission earlier denied it on a 6-1 vote and it is recommended for denial.
In a letter to the UG, an engineering official with Associated Wholesale Grocers stated that he thought that another “right-in, right-out” entrance on the east side of the new Price Chopper, at the east side of the shopping center, will be important to its success. In an earlier meeting, the Planning Commission cited grading, elevation, safety and visibility as factors in their decision.
Also recommended for denial, from a Planning Commission 5-2 vote, is a special use permit for a party-event rental space for family parties and gathering of small groups at 344 N. 5th.
The agenda also includes standing committee appointments and schedules.
Other items on the agenda include:
- Special use permit renewal for a kennel for three dogs at 1252 Homer Ave.
- Home occupation special use permit for a barber shop at 4001 Oakland Ave.
- Special use permit to allow up to five persons to operate businesses out of the home at 4437 Cambridge St. (Homes for Hackers).
- Renewal of a home occupation special use permit for a catering business at 3800 Weaver Drive.
- Renewal of a special use permit for a seasonal farmer’s market operating on Wednesday mornings with the potential of a Saturday market at 621 Barnett Ave.
- Vacation of a street at 4700 N. 79th St.
- An ordinance rezoning property at 1506 S. 35th St. and 3501 Metropolitan Ave. from single-family district to two-family district.
The full agenda can be found at www.wycokck.org, by clicking on the Agenda button in the lower right corner.