September 30, 2014

News briefs: Edgerton mayor seeks Planning Commission appointee

Edgerton mayor seeks Planning Commission appointee
From the Edgerton Insights blog:

Mayor Roberts is seeking citizens who are interested in serving the City of Edgerton as a member of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission currently meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. The Commission is charged with reviewing development and rezoning proposals and recommending policies that concern the City’s growth and development. The Planning Commission is currently undertaking an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which helps guide future development within the City.
Duties of the Planning Commission include:
To make or cause to be made, or to update annually, a Comprehensive Plan for the Edgerton Planning Area; to propose and recommend all revisions and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to the Governing Body.
To give notice of and conduct all public hearings pertaining to matters of zoning, planning, and subdivision.

To recommend all actions, after hearing, concerning zoning text and map amendments, and conditional uses for consideration to the Governing Body.

To review for final approval or disapproval all required site plans and preliminary and final plats.

To add conditions to subdivision plats and zoning map amendments when, in the opinion of a majority of Planning Commissioners, such conditions are essential to the preservation of property values, the public health, safety and welfare, and the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of property.

To grant area and bulk variances on preliminary subdivision plats when, in the opinion of a majority of the Planning Commissioners, such variations are essential to preserve natural resources, overcome practical difficulty, and serve the public interest.

To hold an annual meeting for the purpose of reviewing the Comprehensive Plan and to update or amend the Plan as necessary.
At this time there is one vacant seat on the Planning Commission. The appointment will fill a term expiring in September 2011. Prospective candidates must be dedicated to reliable attendance of monthly meetings, as well as be interested in learning about community development, planning, and municipal services. All interested citizens should contact City Administrator Dillner at (913) 893-6231 or Mayor Roberts at (913) 893-4172. The Mayor is looking to make appointments as soon as possible.

Family movie night is Sat., July 31 in Edgerton
Edgerton’s Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee will host a family movie night this weekend.
The double feature will include “The Tooth Fairy” and “The Spy Next Door.” The first movie will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be projected onto the west wall of the Bank of Knowledge in downtown Edgerton (across from City Hall). Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show.
Admission is free, and concession items will be available for 50 cents each. Visit www.edgertonks.org for more information on this and other events sponsored by the ERCAC.

Registration deadline for fall competitive baseball is Friday, July 30
The deadline to sign up for fall competitive baseball offered through Gardner’s Department of Parks and Recreation is Friday, July 30. The cost is $650 per team.
Teams will play a total of 10 games from late August through early October, and all games will take place Saturdays and Sundays at Celebration Park. According to the city’s website, teams are responsible for their own equipment and uniforms.
To register your team or for more information, call Parks and Recreation at 856-0936.

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