Planning commission to consider concrete zoning
The Tonganoxie planning commission will consider Wednesday night a proposal that would pave the way for a concrete batching plant.
Commissioners will conduct a public hearing, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Council Chambers.
Under the proposal that the planning commission is set to consider, concrete mixing or batching plants would be allowed on land carrying I-2 (light industrial) zoning.
If the ordinance change is approved, Gene Meier, owner of Meier's Ready Mix, is ready to purchase five acres along the west side of Leavenworth County Road 5, south of U.S. 24-40, where he would construct a batching plant.
The planning commission also is slated to consider rezoning nearly six acres for inclusion in a planned mobile home park. Tonganoxie businessman Steve Sturgeon is seeking the zoning change for the land, which is adjacent to a 15-acre tract already zoned for a mobile home park.
The site is southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Smiley Road, on the west side of the highway.
In another matter, the city council last week asked the planning commission to revise the city's temporary permit regulations.
Such city regulations cover a wide variety of occasional events, according to city planner Linda Zacher, such as a video company wanting to make a film, a batching plant for a highway or a large building project or a concert.
"These are things that are temporary uses that may come up and may need some conditions or regulations put on them, but aren't day-to-day or year-in, year-out operations," Zacher said.
The city council members asked the planning commission members to include more specifics in the regulations, Zacher said.