County turns down 2 subdivisions
Leavenworth County Commissioners rejected plans for two rural subdivisions south of Basehor.
Because nearby residents had submitted protest petitions for both developments, approval from all three county commissioners was required for the rezonings to pass.
Commissioner Wayne Eldridge voted against an 80-acre development planned at 158th Street and Metro Avenue. Commissioners Don Navinsky and Bob Adams voted for that subdivision, which would have included about 190 homes.
Navinsky was the lone commissioner who voted against a 40-acre development near 158th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. That subdivision would have included about 65 homes.
The commissioners` action essentially blocks the developments -- at least for awhile.
"They would have to submit something different if they wanted to come back again," said John Zoellner, county planning director. "They can`t submit the same proposal for a year, according to the regulations."
Zoellner said that because two different commissioners cast the dissenting votes on the subdivisions, he`s at somewhat of a loss. The commissioners said little about their votes.
"You kind of have an odd situation here," Zoellner said. "If the same person voted against both of them, you`d have some kind of a feel for it."