Mark Taylor
[email protected]
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will consider renewing a contract with the city of Edgerton for planning services on Dec. 8.
The city and county entered a one-year agreement in December 2010 for planning review and zoning code enforcement related to the intermodal logistics park under construction in Edgerton.
The 440-acre intermodal and adjacent 550-acre logistics park are expected to open in late 2013.
According to Dean Palos, director of planning for the county, the agreement stipulates that “county planning staff provides advice, consultation, and recommendations regarding development applications and the city provide personnel and clerical support in administering applications.
“The cooperative effort and coordination between the county and the city has been beneficial to both parties.”
The new agreement would be in force for three years and could be terminated by either the county or the city with 30 days notice.
The county will bill the city an hourly rate ranging from $35 to $80 for the services.
“It’s anticipated that it will continue to require county planners approximately 18 to 20 hours to process routine applications and from 20 to 40-plus hours for more complex ones,” Palos said. “Assuming an estimate average of $60 per hour, the estimated charge to the city for one application might range between $1,080 to $2,400 plus travel and approved miscellaneous expenses, which would be reimbursed by the city.”