Sep 27, 2021 12:08 AM

Jerry Ivey Park pond, public hearing among city agenda items

Posted Sep 27, 2021 12:08 AM

The water feature at Jerry Ivey Park, a public hearing, and zoning ordinances are among the items on the Salina City Commission agenda for Monday.

About the meeting

Study sessions and city commission meetings will take place in‚Äďperson in room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street, and via Zoom until further notice. Meetings also can be viewed at the City of Salina YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/cityofSalinaKansas.

To participate via Zoom, citizens will need to use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89275984587.

The meeting also can be accessed by phone at 1-346-248-7799. Enter Meeting ID:892 7598 4587 when prompted.

If citizens wish to speak, either during the public forum or when the mayor requests public comment on an item, citizens attending via Zoom must raise their hands so that the meeting host can allow them to speak. Those who attend the in-person meeting will have the opportunity to speak at the podium.

Citizens also can send written comments or questions to city commissioners via email at [email protected].

In order for the commissioners to have an opportunity to review comments in advance of the meeting, please email your comments or questions by 5 p.m. the Sunday prior to the Monday meetings.

Study session

Commissioners are scheduled to meet in a study session at 2:30 p.m. The topic of the study session is a presentation about the Jerry Ivey Park water feature.

<b>An aerial view of the pond at Jerry Ivey Park. </b>Photo courtesy city commission meeting packet
An aerial view of the pond at Jerry Ivey Park. Photo courtesy city commission meeting packet

The presentation will include a discussion of the condition of the existing pond, community members' comments about the park and the pond, and options for what to do about the pond area. Those options include the following.

‚óŹRestore the pond area as is.

‚óŹRemove the pond and convert the area to green space.

‚óŹRemove the pond and convert the area to a plaza with enhanced landscaping and amenities.

‚óŹReduce the pond size and add a plaza with limited amenities.

‚óŹReduce the pond size and add green space.

To access the evaluation of the water feature, click here.

Regular meeting

The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. A time for public comment is scheduled near the beginning of the meeting.

Near the beginning of the meeting, commissioners are scheduled to conduct a public hearing abut issuance of taxable multi-family housing revenue bonds for Magnolia Pointe in a principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000.

The proposed multifamily residential development is a 10.68 acre parcel of land at the southwest corner of Interstate 135 and W. Magnolia Road, according to information in the commission meeting packet. The proposed development would include the following.

<b>A rendering of part of the proposed Magnolia Pointe apartments.</b> Image courtesy Salina City Commission meeting packet
A rendering of part of the proposed Magnolia Pointe apartments. Image courtesy Salina City Commission meeting packet

A 3,691 square foot clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and six 11,158 square foot, three story apartment buildings, each containing 28 units. According to the site plan, there would be 96 fully enclosed parking spaces and 192 open parking lot spaces.

Other items on the city commission agenda for Monday include the following.

‚óŹConsider awarding a bid for 2021 street markings to K&G Striping, Inc., in the amount of $63,870.30 with a five percent construction contingency, for a total not to exceed $67,063.82.

‚óŹConsider approving a resolution authorizing the issuance of City of Wichita, Kansas, Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds (Presbyterian Manors, Inc.) in an amount not to exceed $200,000,000. On Sept. 14, the Wichita City Council adopted a resolution declaring its intent to issue the bonds to be used by Presbyterian Manors, Inc., for its Kansas facilities, include the facility in Salina. According to Kansas law, cities may issue revenue bonds to finance facilities located in other cities with the consent of the of the cities in which the facilities are located.

‚óŹConsider authorizing the city manager to execute supplemental agreement No. 1 with Wilson & Company for construction engineering services in the amount of $75,800 for the northbound N. Ninth Street bridge replacement.

‚óŹConsider approving a resolution related to the establishment of a special improvement district in Cedar Ridge Addition Phase 2 and authorize city staff to accept bids for the improvements.

‚óŹConsider approving an ordinance that would change the zoning classification from A-1 (agricultural) to I-2 (light industrial) on three lots located on the east side of Airport Road north of W. Water Well Road.

‚óŹConsider approving an ordinance that would change the zoning classification from A-1 (agricultural) to PC-5 (planned service commercial) on a 9.4-acre tract of land located at the northwest corner of S. Ninth Street and W. Water Well Road.

To view the full Salina City Commission meeting packet for Monday (269 pages), click here. (You also can open agenda items individually.)