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					CITY OF SHAWNEE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 22, 1995 Mayor Allen called the meeting of May 22, 1995, to order at 7:34 p.m. in the Shawnee City Hall Council Chambers. Councilmembers present were: Edvalds, Teefey, Meyers, Goode, Severance, Breitenstein, Douglas and Snell. Others present were: City Manager Montague, Finance Director Meyer, Public Works Director Freyermuth, City Engineer Wesselschmidt, City Clerk/Human Resources Director Hodges, Police Chief Hayselden, Fire Chief Hartley, Planning Director Chaffee, City Attorney Rainey, and Parks and Recreation Director Lodge. Mayor Allen welcomed the public and all stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public who spoke were: Bill Raine, KFC (Mayor’s Items); Daniel Vogel, 25240 W 43rd Street (Item No. 11); Evelyn VanKemseke, representative for Shawnee Community Service, LTD (Item No. 13b); Jeff Schoettlin, 12517 W 66th Street (Business from the Floor); Laura Hurt, 11116 W 72nd Terrace, (Business from the Floor); Scott Rieke, 11216 51st Terrace (Business from the Floor); Kayla Wieland, 12101 W 60th Place (Business from the Floor). CONSENT AGENDA 1. 2. APPROVE MINUTES FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 8, 1995. REVIEW MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 1, 1995. REVIEW MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING OF APRIL 20, 1995. REVIEW MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING OF MAY 16, 1995. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 9 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY. This change order reflects a net increase of $4,643.76. The new contract amount is $5,452,664.24 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. 6. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 10 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY. This change order reflects a net increase of $15,739.62. The new contract amount is $5,468,403.86 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. 7. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 11 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY.

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This change order reflects a net increase of $10,358.37. The new contract amount is $5,478,762.23 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. 8. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 12 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY. This change order reflects a net increase of $17,008.40. The new contract amount is $5,495,700.63 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. 9. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 13 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY. This change order reflects a net increase of $5,149.65. The new contract amount is $5,500,920.28 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. 10. CONSIDER CHANGE ORDER NO. 14 FOR SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY WIDENING PROJECT, MERRIAM TO HALSEY. This change order reflects a net increase of $4,656.66. The new contract amount is $5,505,576.94 with KDOT funding 80 percent of the amount. Councilmember Goode, seconded by Councilman Snell, moved to approve the entire consent agenda. The motion carried 8-0. MAYOR'S ITEMS Mayor Allen read and presented a Proclamation for the 6th Annual KFC - DARE Golf Classic to Bill Raine of KFC, Shawnee. Mr. RAINE invited everyone to participate in the Golf Classic and he mentioned that it is very important to keep the DARE program going. PUBLIC ITEMS 11. CONSIDER LIVESTOCK PERMIT FOR DANIEL AND REGINA VOGEL. Mayor Allen stated that Daniel and Regina Vogel, 25240 W 43rd Street, have submitted a livestock permit application to keep four (4) dogs, two (2) cats, and a pot-bellied pig. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Breitenstein, moved to approve a livestock permit for Daniel and Regina Vogel, 25240 W 43rd Street, to keep four (4) dogs, two (2) cats, and a pot-bellied pig listed on the livestock permit application with the permit expiring December 31, 1995.

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Councilmember Douglas noted that the dogs should be confined to their property. Councilmember Teefey asked how many acres were in the lot. Mr. VOGEL noted that there were approximately five acres. The motion carried 7-0-1, with Councilmembers Edvalds, Meyers, Goode, Breitenstein, Severance, Douglas and Snell voting “aye,” and Councilmember Teefey abstaining. 12. CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 1, 1995. a) Consider Final Plat for Estates of Quivira Highlands, 6 lots at 48th Street and Quivira Drive. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to approve FP-16-95-5, final plat for Estates of Quivira Highlands subject to the following conditions: 1. 2. Approval of and recording of the final plat within thirty (30) days and prior to issuance of any building permits; No habitable structures shall be constructed and no trees or ground cover shall be removed within the environmental easement except those that die or pose a threat to the health of the homeowner; Two (2) copies of the Homes Association and Deed Restriction documents be submitted for recording at the applicant's expense with the recording copies of the final plat; The applicant shall submit to the Engineering Division, together with the necessary recording fee, a Covenant of Non-Opposition to the creation of a benefit district for the future improvement of Quivira Drive lying west and south of the site in lieu of constructing any permanent street improvements, prior to recording of the final plat. All proposed driveways be the sole responsibility of the home builder and be designed and constructed within the public right-of-way per the City's current Manual of Technical Specifications and Design Criteria; 5. Payment of the open space fee in a lump sum amount of $900 prior to recording of the plat or $150 per lot at the time of issuance of building permits; Stormwater Detention requirements shall be satisfied by provision of drainage calculations prepared by a registered engineer which show that no drainage inadequacies exist within 1,000 feet downstream of the site, and paying a detention fee of $1,500 based on $250 per lot prior to issuance of any building permits;

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Erosion control measures, to be approved by the Engineering Division, be in place during construction; Approval of all water main and fire hydrant locations by the Fire Chief and installation prior to issuance of any building permits; The Planning Commission recommends the City Council approve a variance request to allow utility junction boxes in the front yard areas. If the variance is approved, the applicant shall submit a landscape plan for the junction boxes to the Planning Department for approval prior to recording of the final plat; All public utilities shall be fully bonded and constructed prior to the issuance of any building permits. Payment of all appropriate bonds and inspection fees to the Engineering Division and obtain all appropriate work permits, prior to any construction. The developer be responsible for the cost of City installed street signs; and

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A computation plat showing areas (Square Feet) of all lots, open spaces, right-of-way, including lengths and bearings of all lines and coordinates of all points, and centerline miles of newly dedicated streets, be submitted with the recording plats.

The motion carried 8-0. b) Consider Final Plat for Huntington of Wedgewood, 2nd plat, for 56 lots at 71st Street and Cottonwood. Councilman Snell, seconded by Councilmember Douglas, moved to approve FP17-95-5, final plat for Huntington of Wedgewood, subject to the following conditions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Recording of the final plat within thirty (30) days and prior to issuance of any building permits; The minimum house size be 1,800 square feet; All utilities shall be located underground. Utility junction boxes shall be located in side or rear yard areas; The applicant be responsible for drainage improvements in Tract C, as stipulated with preliminary plat approval; Dedication of the park ground to the City prior to issuance of any building permits;

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A landscape plan for Tract D be submitted to staff for approval prior to recording of the plat; Two (2) copies of the Homes Association documents be submitted with the recording plat, for recording at the applicant's expense; Cottonwood Street shall be constructed to City residential collector standards and all remaining streets shall be constructed to City residential standards. The applicant shall work with the City Engineer regarding improvements to 71st Street, as indicated in the staff report. Two (2) sets of preliminary street, street lighting and stormwater collection plans be submitted to the City Engineer prior to recording of the plat. Individual final street, stormwater and street lighting plans shall be submitted to and approved by the City Engineer prior to any construction;

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Payment of the $14,000 stormwater detention fee to the Engineering Division, prior to commencing any construction, except grading; The applicant shall apply for an Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (Construction Activity Form 1) from the Kansas Department of Health. A copy of the application shall be filed with the Engineering Division prior to issuance of a grading permit. Upon approval of the permit, a copy shall be filed with the Engineering Division; An erosion control plan, to be approved by the City Engineer, shall be approved prior to the issuance of a grading permit; Approval of all water main and fire hydrant locations by the Fire Chief and installation prior to issuance of any building permits; All public utilities shall be fully bonded and constructed prior to the issuance of any building permits. Payment of all appropriate bonds and inspection fees to the Engineering Division and obtain all appropriate work permits, prior to any construction. The developer be responsible for the cost of City installed street signs; and

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A computation plat showing areas (Square Feet) of all lots, open spaces, right-of-way, including lengths and bearings of all lines and coordinates of all points, and centerline miles of newly dedicated streets, shall be submitted with the recording plats.

The motion carried 8-0. c) Consider Final Plat for Water’s Edge of Wedgewood, 2nd Plat, for 36 lots at Oakview and Blackfish Parkway.

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Councilmember Douglas, seconded by Councilman Snell, moved to approve FP18-95-5, final plat for Water’s Edge of Wedgewood subject to the following conditions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Recording of the final plat within thirty (30) days and prior to issuance of any building permits; The minimum house size be 1,800 square feet; All utilities shall be located underground. Utility junction boxes shall be located in side or rear yard areas; Dedication of the park ground to the City prior to issuance of any building permits; Two (2) copies of the Homes Association documents be submitted with the recording plat, for recording at the applicant's expense; All streets be constructed to City standards. Two (2) sets of preliminary street, street lighting and stormwater collection plans be submitted to the City Engineer prior to recording of the plat. Individual final street, stormwater and street lighting plans shall be submitted to and approved by the City Engineer prior to any construction; Payment of the $9,000 stormwater detention fee to the Engineering Division, prior to commencing any construction, except grading; The applicant shall provide the City of Shawnee with a temporary access agreement across the western 37.23 feet of Tract I for a means to provide maintenance to Tract G from Blackfish Parkway until the property to the west is platted. The easement shall be provided prior to issuance of any building permits in this plat; The applicant shall apply for an Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (Construction Activity Form 1) from the Kansas Department of Health. A copy of the application shall be filed with the Engineering Division prior to issuance of a grading permit. Upon approval of the permit, a copy shall be filed with the Engineering Division; An erosion control plan, to be approved by the City Engineer, shall be approved prior to the issuance of a grading permit; Approval of all water main and fire hydrant locations by the Fire Chief and installation prior to issuance of any building permits; All public utilities shall be fully bonded and constructed prior to the issuance of any building permits. Payment of all appropriate bonds and inspection fees to the Engineering Division and obtain all appropriate work permits, prior to any

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construction. The developer be responsible for the cost of City installed street signs; and 13. A computation plat showing areas (Square Feet) of all lots, open spaces, right-of-way, including lengths and bearings of all lines and coordinates of all points, and centerline miles of newly dedicated streets, shall be submitted with the recording plats.

The motion carried 8-0. d) Consider request to rezone from R-40 (Single Family Residential) to AG (Agricultural) a 16.9 acre tract in the 6000 block of Clare Road to return the Timber Ridge property to its original zoning in order to construct one single family home. Councilmember Douglas, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to adopt an ordinance to rezone from R-40 to AG, the property formerly proposed as the Timber Ridge subdivision located in the 6000 block of Clare Road, thereby approving Z-4-95-5, for Timber Ridge subject to the following condition: 1. The approval of Pre-Plat 4-93-3, and FP-9-93-3, preliminary and final plats for Timber Ridge subdivision be withdrawn.

The motion carried 8-0. Having passed, Ordinance No. 2200 was assigned. e) Consider City-initiated request to rezone from CH (Commercial Highway) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) the former ice arena site at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Barker Road. Mayor Allen mentioned that the property owner has requested that this item be tabled to the next Council meeting. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to table the rezoning of the former ice arena site at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Barker Road until the June 12, 1995, City Council meeting. The motion carried 8-0. f) Consider request for a special use permit to allow live entertainment in the form of a disk jockey and/or a 1-to-5-piece band for three nights per week, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, after 9:00 pm at Los Reyes Restaurant in the Commercial Neighborhood zoning district at 10901 W 75th Street. Councilmember Snell, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to approve SUP-4-95-5, to allow live entertainment in the form of a disk jockey and/or a 1to-5-piece band for three nights per week, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, after 9:00 pm at Los Reyes Restaurant subject to review in one (1) year.

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Councilmember Douglas asked if the music would stop at 1:00 am. Planning Director Chaffee said that was correct. The motion carried 8-0. g) Consider adoption of text amendment pertaining to zoning regulations: Chapter 17.88, Special Use Permit procedures. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to approve the text amendment pertaining to zoning regulations. The motion carried 8-0. Having passed, Ordinance No. 2201 was assigned. COUNCIL ITEMS 13. CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING OF MAY 22, 1995. a) Banning Construction Burning. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to adopt an ordinance regulating the burning of construction materials, restrict construction burning in subdivisions with occupied residences, and expand open burning from the current 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, March, November and December to 7 days a week 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, March, November and December. The motion carried 8-0. Having passed, Ordinance No. 2202 was assigned. b) Request to Waive Rental Fees for use of the Civic Centre by Shawnee Community Services, LTD. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to approve the waiver of fees for the use of the Civic Centre by Shawnee Community Services, LTD on Friday July 7, 1995, for a spaghetti-plus dinner and auction with entertainment to raise funds to pay the mortgage on their building. Councilman Snell mentioned that he has concerns with the appearance of the facility, and he also has received calls regarding this issue. Evelyn VanKemseke, representative for Shawnee Community Services, LTD stated that because of the generosity of the community in support of the services provided by Shawnee Community Services, LTD, they had to rent space to store items that are donated. She noted that they have gridlock inside the facility and they continue to work with the space they have and plan to purchase the acreage next door for additional parking and storage. Councilman Snell suggested that they work with Planning staff in solving some of these concerns. He suggested that they may consider looking at a different location that is not so visible.

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The motion carried 6-0-2, with Councilmembers Edvalds, Meyers, Breitenstein, Severance, Douglas, and Snell voting “aye,” and Councilmember Teefey and Goode abstaining. c) Request to Waive Rental Fees for use of the Civic Centre by the Chamber of Commerce. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Teefey, moved to waive the rental fees for the use of the Civic Centre on Wednesday, June 21, 1995, for the Shawnee Tomorrow graduation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The motion carried 7-0-1, Councilmembers Teefey, Edvalds, Meyers, Goode, Breitenstein, Severance, and Douglas voting “aye,” and Councilman Snell abstaining. d) Request to Waive Fees Associated with the Johnson County Girls Athletic Association Softball complex. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilman Snell, moved to approve the waiver request from the Johnson County Girls Athletic Association in the amount of $10,096.69, and that Parks and Recreation Director Terry Lodge discuss with Mr. Spahr a possible agreement for the City to use the basketball courts in consideration of the fee waiver. Councilmember Douglas mentioned that she would like the Council to get back track and not issue waivers in the future, especially on stormwater detentions. The motion carried 8-0. e) Request to Vacate Frisbee Road. Councilmember Meyers asked City Attorney Rainey if this vacation was feasible. City Attorney Rainey mentioned that it is workable; however, he noted that there would be expenses incurred including surveying and title work. He suggested that these costs be passed on to the property owners. Councilmember Teefey asked if it is not workable would the City have time to iron out any problems. City Attorney Rainey said that was correct, noting that the actual vacation would require an ordinance approval. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to direct staff to initiate the process to vacate Frisbee Road, 55th to 47th Streets, with the option that the City can buy it back for $1 when needed. The motion carried 8-0. f) Creating a Benefit District for 71st Street, Midland Drive to Rene Street.

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Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilman Snell, moved to direct staff to take the appropriate action to create a benefit district for improvements to 71st Street, Midland Drive to Rene Street, with the property owner to the south, Wedgewood Development, paying for their share of improvements on the south side of the road, with no City funds used on the south side of the road, and Cityat-large funds used on the north side of the road, with an estimated total project cost of $403,000 with the City cost $215,618. The motion carried 8-0. g) School Zone Flashing Beacons. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Edvalds, moved to approve the installation of School Zone Flashing Beacons for the last four arterial locations, with Johnson Drive at Flint (Flint/St. Joseph Schools) and Johnson Drive at Alden (Broken Arrow School) being installed in 1995 and Johnson Drive at Rosehill (Raymond Marsh School) and Johnson Drive east of K-7 Highway (Woodsonia School) in 1996. The motion carried 8-0. h) Ordinance Revision Regulating Roll-out Bins. Councilmember Breitenstein, seconded by Councilmember Teefey, moved to approve the proposed ordinance revision regulating roll-out bins as follows: 1) limit the length of time the bins may be kept on the property to 14 days in any 6 month period; 2) limit the placement on the street; 3) require the bins to be emptied within 24 hours after trash reaches the top of their walls; and 4) prohibit trash from extending over the top of the bin walls. The motion carried 8-0. Having passed, Ordinance No. 2203 was assigned. i) Ward Boundary Changes. Councilmember Meyers, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to approve the ward boundary change by changing current precinct 3-1 to 2-6, thereby better equalizing the population in Wards 2 and 3. The motion carried 8-0. Having passed, Ordinance No. 2204 was assigned. j) Displaying Military Type Equipment at the Veteran’s Park, Johnson Drive and Pflumm Road. Councilmember Teefey mentioned that he had received some calls regarding this issue. He noted that the callers did not feel that having military hardware displayed on one of the City’s prime corner location is a message that the City should be sending, and that the Tribute is a tribute to persons who have fought in past wars and it should be a tranquil peaceful setting. He said that he felt the same.

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Councilmember Douglas mentioned that she had received similar calls. Councilmember Meyers stated that he also received calls regarding the opposition of placing permanent fixtures in that location. He noted that he appreciated Councilman Snell’s brainstorming ideas. Councilman Snell stated that he had been approached by some citizens who were interested in placing some equipment at that location. He suggested that the Committee consider looking at this rather than just dropping it. Councilmember Goode said that the military equipment could be placed somewhere else in the park and not next to the tribute. Councilmember Severance suggested that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board somehow be involved in making the decision. Councilmember Edvalds mentioned that he is a veteran and felt the intention of placing military equipment in the park was not to disturb the peace and serenity of the tribute. Councilmember Teefey stated that he did not want to convey the message that the equipment could be placed in another part of the park. He suggested having benches and flags with nice landscaping around the tribute. He said he was not against the display and felt it could be placed in another park of the park. Councilmember Douglas said that she was not comfortable placing the military equipment at the Veterans Tribute Park. She said it was a good idea, but felt it should be in another area. Mayor Allen stated that this issue is worth exploring and suggested it be sent to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Councilman Snell, moved to Councilmember Douglas, moved to have the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board investigate obtaining some type of military equipment to be placed on the hillside behind the Veteran’s Memorial at the Veteran’s Tribute Park and come back to Council with some recommendations. The motion carried 8-0. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR a) Grass Prairie Burning Jeff SCHOETTLIN, 12517 W 66th Street, said he was representing the students of the Environmental Education class at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He said that the outdoor lab is one of the few places left in Kansas where

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part of the one percent of all remaining tall-grass prairie may be seen. He said that it is the home to many different species of animals and plants. Mr. SCHOETTLIN noted that the native wildlife include the state reptile, the ornate box-turtle, and the state bird, meadow lark. He said their lab has helped educate around 1500 students yearly. He said without being able to burn the prairie some of the students will not be able to see part of what nature was like before man came to Kansas. He said that they were here to speak about the destruction of an endangered biome known as “The Tall-Grass Prairie.” Mayor Allen noted that he was contacted by the teacher at Northwest that the students would be bringing this issue before the Council. He noted that Fire Chief Hartley and the Fire Department have reviewed this situation, and have some concerns with the residences in the area. Councilmember Edvalds asked if a fire truck could be placed the while the burning was taking place. Fire Chief Hartley said that the park is in the middle of a subdivision, and noted that a prairie fire could generate a tremendous amount of heat and could easily get out of control. He said that the wildlife could get trapped with no place to go. Councilmember Edvalds asked where the park was located. Fire Chief Hartley said it was at the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. Laura HURT, 11116 W 72nd Terrace, stated that the definition of a grassland is an area where the average rainfall is enough to allow grasses to prosper, yet erratic enough that periodic drought and fires prevent tree growth. She said that in the past, the prairie covered vast expanses of Kansas. She noted that it was maintained by natural fires caused by lightning. She said that every two to four years fire would burn off all the thatch. She mentioned that the Tall Grass Prairie is the most endangered biome in the United States. Ms. HURT stated that the fires that used to occur weakened the seeds of cold season grasses and forbs, European grasses. She said a few of the natural prairie grasses had even adapted to the point that they only grew well after a fire burned their leaves off to the ground. Ms. HURT said that before the 1940's prairie fires were seen almost as natural disasters that destroyed everything in their path. She said forest rangers and people who lived nearby the grassland areas did everything they could to stop them from happening and when it did happen, they tried to put them out as quickly as possible. She added that during the 40's a 10:00 am policy was put into action. She said it was an effort to extinguish all fires before 10:00 on the morning after they started. Ms. HURT mentioned that in the 60's and 70's research began to find out what effect prescribed burnings would have on harming the biomes they were trying to protect. She said that after the burnings were put into effect, they started

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to see a reemergence of certain endangered birds, insects, and natural plants. She stated that the Nature Conservancy burns up to 175 different sites each year. Ms. HURT said the Northwest High School Prairie Biome is no different. She noted that they have been burning it for 26 years and during those years, it has undergone a change for the better. She mentioned that more native grasses have appeared and students have been taught valuable lessons about biome management. She said that the prairie biome is still in the process of restoration and if we stop the burning now, all the work done in the past 26 years will be wasted and we will lose the prairie to the community of young trees that is already in the process of moving in. Ms. HURT added that they were lucky that they have had the option of burning, considering many places are too wet to have a successful controlled burn. She said they are asking to be able to continue learning by experience and to do a small part to restore an already endangered landscape. Scott RIEKE, 11216 51st Terrace, stated that they plan to inform the neighbors by sending students on a house to house basis. He said to prevent the fire from reaching the houses they plan to mow next to the neighbors’ yards and under trees and then to wet the areas down as a fire break. He added that there will be designated trained personnel stationed in special fire areas. Mr. RIEKE mentioned that the wind direction will play a major factor in whether or not the burn takes place. He said if the wind exceeds 15 mph the burn will be canceled and rescheduled to a later date. He said the safety to the surrounding community and environment is the most important element in a successful burn. He noted that if they feel there are any dangers the burn will be rescheduled. Kayla WIELAND, 12101 W 60th Place, stated that prairie burns play an important role in preserving the tall grass prairie biome. She said since fires no long occur naturally, it is up to man to continue this much needed process. She said fires also replenish nutrients in the soil, enabling new growth such as bluestem, Indian grass and switch grass to take the place of the invading shrubs, noting that woody invaders would take over bringing the remainder 1% of the tall grass prairie to extinction. She said the lab is important to educate future elementary school and environmental education students. She mentioned that it is necessary to burn to protect the environmental education program. Councilmember Edvalds asked when this would take place. Ms. HURT said it would probably be early spring of next year. Councilmember Edvalds suggested that they find a donor out west where they can do this. Ms. HURT said that their Environmental Lab is a perfect location because it has different biomes working together. Councilmember Edvalds stated that he would like to visit the lab and table this item for two weeks.

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Councilmember Douglas asked when it was last burned. Mr. SCHOETTLIN said it was about three years ago. He noted that South was recently granted permission to burn. Councilmember Douglas said that South does not have homes close to the school. She said that she has concerns with animals not being able to escape because of the location of the fence. She mentioned that she owns 40 acres of prairie grass that has never been burned in 30 years. She asked if the burning of this prairie could be used to train fire personnel. Fire Chief Hartley said it has been considered, but the location makes it very hazardous. Councilmember Goode asked if there was heavy brush at the site. Fire Chief Hartley said it was mostly grass. Councilman Snell mentioned that the City has an outstanding Fire Chief and he is doing his job, and if the fire were to get out of control it would be oops for the students, but it would be his job. Councilmember Teefey suggested doing a sickle cut first to help control the fire. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilman Snell, moved to table this item until the June 12, 1995, City Council meeting. The motion carried 8-0. STAFF ITEMS 14. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATION AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF JOHNSON DRIVE AND NIEMAN ROAD AND 65TH STREET AND QUIVIRA ROAD. Mayor Allen stated that staff has negotiated a contract with Shafer, Kline and Warren to do engineering design services to improve the traffic signal operation at the intersections of Johnson Drive and Nieman Road and 65th Street and Quivira Road. He said the estimated design fee is $6,920.00. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract for engineering design services to improve the traffic signal operation at the intersections of Johnson Drive and Nieman Road and 65th Street and Quivira Road at a estimated fee of $6,920.00. The motion carried 8-0. 15. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO 49TH TERRACE BETWEEN BLUEJACKET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND NIEMAN ROAD AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SIGNAL AT 50TH TERRACE AND NIEMAN ROAD. Mayor Allen stated that staff has negotiated a contract with Bucher, Willis and Ratliff to do engineering design services to improve 49th Terrace between Bluejacket School and

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Nieman Road and modifications to the pedestrian crosswalk signal at 50th Terrace and Nieman Road. He said the estimated design fee is $40,250.00. Councilmember Edvalds, seconded by Councilmember Teefey, moved to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with Bucher, Willis and Ratliff to do engineering design services to improve 49th Terrace between Bluejacket School and Nieman Road and modifications to the pedestrian crosswalk signal at 50th Terrace and Nieman Road. The estimated design fee is $40,250.00. The motion carried 8-0. 16. CONSIDER APPOINTMENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Allen said he is recommending the appointment of Mary Sheridan to the Planning Commission with a term expiring June 30, 1996, to fill a vacancy left by newly elected Councilmember Jim Severance. Councilman Snell, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to approve the appointment of Mary Sheridan to the Planning Commission with a term expiring June 30, 1996. Councilmember Teefey suggested tabling this appointment until he could meet with the applicant. Councilman Snell stated that Mary Sheridan is currently on the Zoning Board of Appeals, she is going through the Shawnee Tomorrow program and is professionally both in the medical field and owns several businesses. Councilmember Breitenstein mentioned that in the future the Council should have the opportunity to meet the applicant and have more detailed background. Councilmember Edvalds said that he does not see any need to change, and it has been the privilege of the Mayor to make these appointments. The motion carried 7-0-1, with Councilmembers Edvalds, Meyers, Goode, Breitenstein, Severance, Snell and Douglas, voting “aye,” and Councilmember Teefey abstaining. Mayor Allen stated that last month he had mentioned to several Councilmembers that he had planned to appoint Mary Sheridan to the Planning Commission. He said that the Parks and Recration Advisory Board appointment could be tabled until further review has been made. 17. CONSIDER APPOINTMENT TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD. Councilmember Douglas, seconded by Councilmember Goode, moved to table the appointment to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board until the June 12, 1995, Council meeting. The motion carried 7-1-0, with Councilmembers Teefey, Edvalds, Meyers,

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Goode, Breitenstein, Severance, and Douglas, voting “aye,” and Councilman Snell voting “nay.” 18. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SEMI-MONTHLY CLAIM FOR MAY 22, 1995, IN THE AMOUNT OF $667,328.85. Councilmember Goode, seconded Councilmember Edvalds, moved to approve the semimonthly claim in the amount of $667,328.85. The motion carried 8-0. 19. MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL ITEMS. a) Donation of Riverfront Park Land Mayor Allen noted that he and City Manager Montague look at the land and said it has some possibilities. He noted that he was in favor of someone donating 19 acres to the City for parkland. b) Flashing Beacons - Flint School Councilmember Douglas asked if the flashing beacons for Flint School would be moved to another location. City Manager Montague said they would probably be moved when the school is closed. c) Old Shawnee Days Councilmember Breitenstein reminded everyone that Old Shawnee Days were starting on May 31st. She said that there will be a dinner theater on Thursday, June 1. Councilmember Edvalds left the Council Chambers at 8:48 pm. d) Public Works Staff Councilman Snell noted that with the recent rains he had a lot of calls regarding drainage problems. He said that many citizens mentioned how polite, professional and helpful the Public Works staff were in handling the complaints. He commented that Sharon Brongiel did a good job in handling all the telephone calls. e) DARE Graduation Councilmember Goode asked if the location of the DARE Graduation had been finalized. Police Chief Hayselden noted that it would be in the basement of the St Joseph Church.

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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

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Fifth Monday Month City Manager Montague noted that this is a fifth Monday month and there would be no meetings that week.

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Goode, seconded by Councilmember Douglas, moved to adjourn. The motion carried 7-0, and the meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m.

__________________________________ Mary Shafer, Recording Secretary


				
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