By GISEELLE ARREDONDO
• Leader & Times
Tonight’s city commission meeting at 6:30 will include cereal malt beverage licenses and the final reading of ordinance No. 4417, rezoning platted land from “C2” General Commercial District to “PUD” Planned Unit Development.
This ordinance includes all of lots 2 through 5 and part of lot 6 and Park Plaza Business Plat of Park Properties First Addition to the City of Liberal, Seward County, according to zoning administrator Kory Krause and city engineer Pete Earles.
The request of lots being rezoned from “C2” General Commercial District to a “PUD” Planned Unit Development is to make improvements in order to build 64 units (16 plex) of two-bedroom apartments on the property.
Next, Housing and Community Development Director Karen LaFreniere will present background and recommendations for the city’s 2014 housing programs.
These include the housing incentive program, first-time homebuyer program, safe at home program, senior housing opportunities and “Paint the Town” project.
Housing and Community Development is requesting permission to make an offer to purchase lots for the purpose of developing Self-Help Housing. The lots are located in the Doll Addition. The request is to purchase 6 lots for no more than $50,000 to be taken out of Housing and Community Development budget. Lots will be sold to self-help participants, LaFreniere said.
Staff is recommending the city to formally name the baseball field “Rosel Field” and dedicate the field with a plaque paid by the Rosel family.
Lastly, a concealed carry plan to establish restrictions in city buildings for the possession or carrying of firearms applicable to Kansas law will be presented by city manager Mark Hall.