Albert Rukwaro
Special to The Gardner News
The Edgerton council approved a recommendation by the city’s planning commission to rezone a total of 60 acres of land from Johnson County rural zoning to the Logistics Park zoning district.
The council, during its Oct. 25 meeting, passed two ordinances approving the rezoning of the two parcels each measuring approximately 30 acres.
The first parcel is located directly north of 31800 W, 196th Street, and east of 32285 W. 191st street. The second parcel is located south of the intersection of Waverly Road and 191st street.
According to Katy Crow, the city’s development services director, the land is expected to accommodate an expansion of the cargo container storage operation at the Logistics park.
She said the planning commission made its recommendation after a public hearing held on Oct. 9.
The city staff and the planning commission recommended approval with four stipulations. The city will require that all infrastructure requirements of the city are met, all platting requirements are met, all site plan application requirements are met and that prior to issuance of building permits, the properties shall have a site plan reviewed and approved by the city.
Additionally, the city approved an ordinance approving the rezoning of approximately 1.43 acres of land located at 310 W. 8th street from no zoning designation to single family residence district.
During the same meeting ,the city approved an allocation of $42,496 for the purchase of a 2019 Ford F350 vehicle including uplift options and other tools.
Dan Merkh, public works deirector, said the vehicle will replace an existing unit and will be used for snow removal, debris cleanup and hauling of materials to and from work sites.
He said the vehicle will provide additional flexibility with snow removal.