Monday meetings in the KJAN listening area


June 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

There are at least five local government and/or school board meetings set to take place Monday, in the immediate KJAN listening area. At 7:30-a.m., the City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council’s Chambers at City Hall, to hold a public hearings on requests for a Conditional Use Permit and Height Variance for a cell phone tower, and, to receive public comment on an updating of the Zoning Ordinance.

During the Public Hearing, the board will discuss a request from Paul Wrablica, of Prairie Village, Kansas, for a Conditional Use Permit on behalf of I-Wireless, to allow for the construction of a wireless telecommunication facility in an R-2 (low density single family) zone. The proposed location for the cell phone tower is at the Atlantic Community High School. Wrablica has also requested a Height Variance for the 150-foot monopole tower, which, does not currently conform to the zoning ordinance.

The Board is also requesting any and all constructive input on updating the City’s Zoning Ordinance, which has not had a comprehensive review since 1995. The Planning and Zoning Commission tried to address the issue in 2005 and 2006, but no progress was made. The Board hopes public input will allow them to revise the ordinance, so it reflects the needs of Atlantic in 2011 and beyond.

At 5:15-p.m., the City of Atlantic’s Park and Recreation Board will meet at City Hall, to take action on matters pertaining to: the repair of water hydrants at the softball field and Cedar Park; and, the repair of a fishing dock at the Schildberg Quarry. They’ll also discuss Day Care Provider Pass and Pool Fees for next year, along with Schildberg Quarry maintenance planning, & cooperative utilization of equipment with the City.

Also meeting on Monday, at 7:15-p.m., is the CAM Community School District’s Interim Board of Education. During the special session, the board will act on approving an Apple Computer lease, and contract. The meeting takes place in Anita, at the CAM High School Media Center. At 7:30-p.m., the Anita School Board is set to meet, and act on approving some administrative matters, also in the CAM High School Media Center.

And, at 7-p.m., the Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board will meet in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School in Elk Horn. They are expected to approve resignations, including those of the football coach, Junior High Boy’s Basketball Coach, and two para-educators. They’ll also act on approving contracts for: High School English Instructor Theresa Christensen; Special Ed teacher Kevin Pitzen; and, a shared contract with Exira for Scott Yates, Cross-Country Coach. Other discussion and/or action items include: Bus routes for the coming school year, and the purchase of a scoreboard for the softball field.

The EHK Board will move into a closed session at the end of new business, to conduct negotiations on Principal’s salaries, followed by approval of the related contracts.