Several planning and zoning items on UG agenda tonight

The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Several planning and zoning items are on the agenda.
Some of the items on the agenda:

  • A presentation of the Heart Safe Designation by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department for recognition as a Heart Safe Community.
  • A request to close a portion of Harvester-Brinkerhoff Road under U.S. 69 bridges which cross the Missouri River. Two bridges will be replaced. The request is from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas Department of Transportation. The location is 7th Street north of Kindleberger in the Fairfax district.
  • A special use permit application renewal for two horses at 12126 Leavenworth Road. Recommended for approval for five years.
  • A special use permit for four horses at 208 S. 72nd St. Recommended for two horses for two years.
  • A special use permit for two storage units at 956 Osage Ave.
  • Renewal of a special use permit for a dirt fill at 7615 Swartz Road, recommended for denial.
  • Preliminary and final plan review for a community center and classrooms for the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 111 S. 72nd St.  It is a 4,456-square-foot addition.
  • An ordinance to amend the UG’s legal authority to enforce the programs set out in a partial consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the regulation of discharges from industrial facilities to municipal storm sewer systems.

Animal control officers capture boxer dog in northeast area

Animal control officers on May 1 captured a second aggressive dog that is suspected of dog bites in the northeast area of Kansas City, Kan.

Police officers in the area of 15th and Troup spotted a male brindle boxer shortly after midnight May 1 and were able to capture it, a police spokesman said. Animal control officers responded to the area and captured the canine without incident, the spokesman said.

Three dogs, part of a pack of dogs, were responsible for three dog bites on April 26 and April 27, police said. The first dog was captured earlier this week.

The Kansas City, Kan., Animal Control Unit is still looking for a female (fawn-light brown or tan) boxer.

Crabtree confirmed for federal judge position

Dan Crabtree

Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Daniel Crabtree of Kansas City, Kan., to serve as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

“Providing advice and consent of Presidential nominees is one of the most important roles of the United States Senate and a responsibility I take seriously,” Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said. “Mr. Crabtree’s integrity and extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts made for a smooth confirmation process and give me great confidence he will serve as an outstanding federal judge.”

Daniel Crabtree was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee without opposition and was rated unanimously well-qualified by the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. His bachelor’s degree is from Ottawa University. He was a partner in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker.

After today’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Crabtree will join the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas with a lifetime appointment. The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas is a federal trial court that processes civil and criminal cases that come under federal jurisdiction. The District of Kansas covers the entire state of Kansas.