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Council Meeting Recap


*This is the Prairie Village City Council meeting recap for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. You can see the full agenda and board packet HERE.

Council members present at roll call: Herring, J. Nelson, Schermoly, R. Nelson, Poling, Myers, Morehead, Runion, McFadden, Odell, and Gallagher.

Here are some highlights from this meeting:

Glass and Food Composting Presentation

See Presentation by GlassBandit and Compost Collective KC. No decisions were made by Council. This was just a presentation.

Public Participation

A resident who opposed the UAV Ordinance spoke, and a resident who supported the UAV Ordinance spoke.

Committee Reports

Community Center Ad Hoc Committee

  • Survey Firm search has been shortlisted to two firms
  • Ad Hoc Committee meeting Monday, 9/9 to make selection

Environmental Committee

  • In addition to the GlassBandits and Compost Collective KC pilot program initiatives, also looking at pesticides, herbicides, and single-use plastics.

Teen Council

  • Deadline to apply – September 13th
  • For PV-residing high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • See video at link above.

Arts Council

  • Chamber in the Chamber, Friday, September 20th, 5:30 p.m.

Mayor’s Report

  • Mayor attended a program introducing the KC Rising Initiative, an economic & community development initiative in collaboration with Mid-America Regional Council, KC Chamber, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and Kansas City Area Development Council to pull up the entire region with the goal of being in the Top 10 of our peer metros in:
    • Quality jobs
    • Gross Metropolitan Product
    • Median Household Income
  • Planning Commission and Council members were invited to a lecture by Bruce Stephenson, a nationally renowned urban planning expert, who also grew up in Prairie Village!
  • Village Vision 2.0 community visioning workshops will be Sept. 9th and 12th at 5:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse. ** If you can’t make it to either of the workshops, there will be an opportunity to fill out an online survey during the month of September. The City will make the survey available to all residents on our website and social media pages.
  • An update on Zoning Changes that have been tentatively approved before final approval will be September 17th in the evening to allow residents to provide input. The topics include streamlining and relaxation of solar panel and wind power, as well as signage and landscaping restrictions.
  • Upcoming meetings with new KC Mayor Quinton Lucas and David Warm of MARC.

Staff Reports

Police Department

  • Captain Washington: National Coffee with a Cop will be at Starbucks on October 2nd.

Public Works

  • Roe Avenue, 63rd Street to 67th Street, Wassmer Park, & Delmar/Fontana all moving along. See link below for more detail.
  • Skate Park Community Input Meeting – September 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

See 2019 Construction Projects for a map!

Administration

Jamie Robichaud, Deputy City Administrator:

  • Zoning Regulation Informational Session (referenced by Mayor above) Public Input on Solar, Wind, Signage & Landscape Zoning will be 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers following a presentation by City Planner, Chris Brewster. October 1st these will go to Planning Commission, then go to Council at the 1st Council meeting in November following a 14 day protest period.

Actions

The City Council took the following actions:

  • Approved the regular City Council meeting minutes – August 19, 2019
  • Approval of expenditure Ordinance #2981
  • Approval of sidewalk installation on Belinder Road from 73rd Street to 75th Street
  • Approval of updated terms of office for elected officials
  • Approval of Ordinance 2406 regulating the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Upcoming Events

  • September 7th – 10th Annual Prairie Village Jazz Festival
  • September 9th & 12th – Village Vision 2.0 Visioning Workshops 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
  • September 10th-19th – Municipal Amnesty
  • September 17th – Public Input on Modifications to Solar, Wind, Signage & Landscape Zoning, 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
  • September 19th – Skate Park Community Input session 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • September 20th – Chamber in the Chamber 5:30 p.m.
  • September 28th – Shaffer Park renaming ceremony

*This council meeting recap is indicative of how I will update residents twice monthly in my efforts to increase transparency and communication as your Ward 3 Councilwoman so you always know what’s happening at City Hall. I make an effort to pull together references from previous meetings, topics, and issues that are relevant in hopes of making some of the ongoing issues more clear.

Your friendly PV Ward 3 Council Candidate,

#ShowUp
#Breathe
#DoYourBest
#BeKind

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