UG Commission may place renewal of public safety sales tax on August primary ballot

The election date for the renewal of the public safety and infrastructure sales tax will be considered at Thursday’s Unified Government Commission meeting.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, meeting of the Unified Government Commission at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The UG Commission is being asked to put the three-eighths cent sales tax renewal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. The sales taxes collected through this initiative go toward public safety and neighborhood infrastructure. The three-eighths cent sales tax initially passed in 2010 with 70 percent of the vote.

Also on Thursday’s agenda is approval of an amendment to the development agreement for the Legends Apartments and Garage. This item includes the garage and West Lawn development agreement at the Legends.

A public hearing is planned during the 7 p.m. meeting April 26 on the 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan including the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy for the Park Drive Neighborhood.

Also on the agenda is an amendment to the master equipment lease-purchase agreement; and an ordinance condemning land for the construction of the Hutton Road Phase 2 Cleveland to Leavenworth Road project.

Also, there is a request for staff and the Historic Northeast Midtown Association to form a steering committee to submit a request for grant funding to the Groundwork Trust.

Also scheduled is the presentation of MS4 Youth Awards to students from Piper Middle, Rosedale Middle and Harmon High schools.

Several planning and zoning items also are on the 7 p.m. April 26 meeting of the UG Commission, including:
• 819 Southwest Blvd., change of zone from general industrial district to two-family district for an existing duplex, Jasper Mullarney.
• 8001 Swartz Road, special use permit for the temporary use of land to park two commercial trucks to keep two horses and six chickens, Jairo S. Flores-Trujillo.
• 1110 Merriam Lane, special use permit for a performance auto service shop, John L. Peterson.
• 5401 State Ave., special use permit for the temporary use of land to keep two storage container units on site, Jimmy Smith with Smith Services.
• 625 Northrup Ave., special use permit for Air Bread-and-Breakfast, Jessica Zieg with RZ Properties LLC.
• 2726 Shawnee Drive and 2301 S. 34th St., special use permit for a cemetery, Joe McLaughlin with BHC Rhodes.
• 444 Shawnee Road, special use permit for an AirBNB, Ellen Ritchie.
• 1700 Kansas Ave., renewal of special use permit for an office trailer, Tim Scribner with PQ Corp.
• 8501 Gibbs Road, renewal of a special use permit for an auto auction parking facility, Wil Anderson with BHC Rhodes.
• 4523 Adams St., special use permit for an AirBNB, Elbert Travis Underwood.
• 7949 Splitlog Ave., special use permit for continuation of tractor-trailer truck parking at the American Motel, Ryan Denk with McAnany Van Cleave and Phillips.
• 342 S. Bethany St., vacation of right-of-way, Wil Anderson with BHC Rhodes.
• 9410 Hurrelbrink Road, an ordinance rezoning property from single-family district to agriculture district.
• 1300 Meadowlark Lane, an ordinance rezoning property from planned non-retail business district to planned commercial district.
• 12940 and 12934 Hubbard Road, an ordinance vacating utility easements.
• 5015 Gibbs Road, change of zone from planned limited business sdistrict to planned commercial district for an auto body shop, Amy Grant and John Petersen with Polsinelli.
• 5015 Gibbs Road, special use permit for an auto body shop, Amy Grant and John Petersen with Polsinelli.
• 3017 Merriam Lane, renewal of a special use permit for an automative dealership, Jason Steuber.
• 810 S. 26th St., renewal of a special use permit for a salvage yard, recycling parts, Noah Wambui with Ideal Auto.

Also on the agenda is the nomination of John Tiszka to the Landmarks Commission, submitted by Commissioner Harold Johnson.

Land Bank applications and transfers also are on the agenda Thursday.
Applications for yard extension include:
1041 Shawnee Ave. – Armando Campos Cerrito
289 S. 8th St. – Mauricio Mares
1516 N. 44th St. – Michael B. Patterson
22 N. James St. – Cookie F. Sutton
2003 N. 9th St. – Gail Mitchell Johnson
2525 Alden St. – Sharon Turner
2415 N. 37th St. – Lolita Marshall
1020 Lowell Ave. – Robbin Clint Chandler
270 S. Bethany St. – Elizabeth Aviles-Pineda
2921 Farrow Ave. – Miguel Valdez
232 N. Early St. – Ricardo Balderrama
1968 R Stewart Ave. – Lidia Pacheco Patiño
917 Greeley Ave. – Henson Memorial Church, property acquisition
610 S. Valley St. – Obdulia Valles (Lopez), property acquisition
1933 N. 18th St. – Michael L. Knight Sr., property acquisition

Transfers from Land Bank
20 S. Boeke St. – Carlson Custom Homes, LLC
(Carlson Custom Homes, LLC, is currently a rehabber in the WCLB Rehab Program. They are currently rehabbing 18 S. Boeke St. and this property will be combined at completion of rehab.
4100 Roswell Ave. – J-Bloc, LLC
(J-Bloc, LLC, is currently a rehabber in the WCLB Rehab Program. They are currently
rehabbing 4110 Roswell Ave. and this property will be combined at completion of rehab.)

At a special meeting at 5 p.m. April 26 in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, a SOAR (Stabilization, Occupation, and Revitalization) program quarterly update will be presented.

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