Sunday, November 24, 2013

Riley County Commission Nov.21, 2013

Riley County Commission November 21, 2013

The wording of the Public Building Commission draft bylaws was discussed.  The difference of opinion was whether an advisory board "may" be formed or "shall" be formed.  Commissioner Boyd wanted it to be mandatory.  The other two commissioners felt that two public forums should provide enough input for the citizenry .  The wording was not changed

Jennifer Wilson, Riley County extension director announced that John Jobe is the new 4H Youth Development Agent, beginning Dec. 2.

Debbie Regester, Register of Deeds reported the year to date revenues through November 12,compared with 2012.  Totals for 2012 were $1,138,447 and for 2013, $1,124,581.  October revenues in 2012 were $84,734 and for 2013 $69,339.

The longest discussion was over Bart Thomas' request to rezone a parcel of property south of K18 west of Scenic Drive.  The request was to change from AG, agriculture to D1, industrial park.  The planning board sent the request to the county commission with the recommendation to disapprove.  Their reason was that D1 would allow enterprises that would not be good for that location.  The possibility of a PUD was discussed but Mr Thomas was against that for reasons of cost.  The Commission decided to postpone any decision.
Julie Merklin, observer

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