Christmas Edition
City of Basehor e- News ~ December 18, 2017

12-20-2017 City Council Special Meeting Agenda - 6:45 p.m.
1. 2017 Budget Amendments - Solid Waste Funds and MERF
12-20-2017 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda - 7:00 p.m.
1.   Roll Call
2.   Call to Public
3.   Consent Agenda
        a. City Council Minutes
         b. Treasurer's Report
4.   Unfinished Business - (none at this time)
New Business
5.   Rezoning Stimetz Subdivision - Ordinance No. 709
6.   MHS Engineering Services Agreement Garden Parkway - Resolution 2017-30
7.   Kansas One Call (KOC) Agreement - Resolution 2017-31
8.   Sidewalk Zoning Regulations - Ordinance No. 715
9.   Basehor Subdivision Regulations - Ordinance No. 716
10. Planning Commission Appointment - James Packard
11. LCPA Board Nomination - Vernon J. Fields
12. Amend Ordinance No. 703 Voluntary Annexation of JMK Properties - Ord. No. 717
13. City Administrator's Report
14. Council Members Report
15. Mayor's Report
16. Executive Session (if needed)
17. Adjournment
Click here to view the City Council information packet. The City Council meets at Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th St. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The next Basehor City Council work session will take place on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. For more information contact City Clerk, Kathy Renn at 913-724-1370.
Mayor's Christmas Message
2017 was another good year for the City of Basehor. The senior living complex, The Legacy opened up this year with forty-two senior apartment units. More improvements were made to the City Park, extended trails and a new shelter house were added. Several new businesses opened and several more, including a new daycare facility are scheduled to open in 2018. Our City once again had over 80 new homes built for the fourth year in a row and we are moving forward with developers about future developments within the City. The Mayor's Christmas tree ceremony was well attended and we plan on expanding that tradition as the City continues to grow. We are very excited and looking forward to many more successes in 2018.    

As we celebrate this holiday season, make sure to look back and count your many blessings. The greatest gift we can exchange this season is to serve one another. Remember your neigh, the elderly, those who are sick and those who live alone. I would like to extend a special welcome to those who have come home to Basehor to be with their families and hope that you have a wonderful time. 

It's an honor and great privilege for my wife, Cheryl, and I to have met many of the people that work with the City’s volunteer organizations who work tirelessly offering goodwill to others. It is enlightening to know that there are so many people with a strong community spirit in Basehor that are willing to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others.

From my family, the City Council and our dedicated City Staff, we wish your family all the love and blessings of the season.  
“I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Mayor David K. Breuer
City Hall Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday 
City Hall offices will be closed  Friday, December 22, 2017 and Monday, December 25, 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.
Enhanced Holiday Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Service Available
Trash service for the week of Christmas, residents may place up to ten extra standard plastic bags, sized 33 gallons or less, of refuse or garbage for pickup as part of the regular Thursday, December 28, 2017 refuse and single stream recycling collection without needing the extra Deffenbaugh/Waste Management sticker. Recyclables have no limit, please make sure to place additional recyclables in a container labeled clearly with "Recycling" no plastic bags for recyclables. For details, contact Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett at 724-1370 ext. 21.

Trash Service Will Be Delayed
Due to the Monday, December 25th Christmas holiday, weekly solid waste disposal and single stream recycling service will be delayed. Service pick up will be on Thursday, December 28th. For details, contact Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett or Basehor City Hall at 724-1370.

Christmas Tree Disposal
On trash service days, Thursday, January 4, 2018, and Wednesday, January 10, 2018 the City’s solid waste and single stream recycling service will pick up Christmas Trees that are cut into lengths of six feet or smaller.  Please place the tree next to the solid waste poly-cart for removal.  For more information on the City’s solid waste collection program please contact Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett at 724-1370.

Save the Date: Mayor David K. Breuer Scheduled to Present Annual “State of the City” Address
On January 18, 2018 Mayor David K. Breuer will provide the annual “State of the City” presentation to the Basehor Chamber of Commerce at their monthly membership meeting.  The meeting will start at noon and the location to be announced soon.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by email or by phone 913-724-9000.  The State of the City address utilizes the venue as an opportunity to highlight City accomplishments and challenges.  For more information, contact City Clerk, Kathy Renn at 724-1370.

Holiday Safety Tips from the Basehor Police Department
As some of you may go away for the holidays make sure to take caution and prepare so you do not become a victim. Home burglary prevention begins with making your home an undesirable target. Most burglars strike a home where they believe no one is present. The goal then is to make your house look occupied while you’re away. The following tips may discourage a burglar from choosing your home:
• Choose a trusty neighbor to pick up any parcel freight packages, mail and newspapers.
• Have the neighbor open your shades during the day and close them at night. The advantages of having your neighbor come inside your home extend beyond crime prevention. Your neighbor can also check for things like a water pipe break or gas leak.
• Place your interior lights on timers and have the neighbor turn on exterior lights at night if you do not have motion or photocell sensors.
• If trash barrels are placed curbside, have them brought inside after trash pickup. Get a neighbor to put a couple of their bags of trash at your curb on trash day.
• Have someone cut the grass or shovel the snow. Or, have them drive their car back and forth in the driveway up to the garage to leave tracks.
• Padlock your garage doors shut and unplug the electric garage door opener.
• Consider leaving a car in the driveway.
• Alert your neighbors and have them report any suspicious activity at your house.
• Lock any side gates and outside storage areas.
• Arrange for pet care if necessary.
• Most importantly, lock all doors and windows.
For more information, contact Police Chief, Lloyd Martley at 724-3397.

Winter Auto Security
As a friendly reminder – The Basehor Police Department would like to remind residents to never leave their vehicles running unattended.  Each year numerous vehicles in the metro area are stolen because they are left unattended and running.  The City’s Standard Traffic Ordinance states that no person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition.  This would not apply for an engine that has been activated by a remote starter system, when the motor vehicle is locked and when the ignition keys are not in the vehicle.  Simply stated, leaving a vehicle unattended it is against the law and drivers can be cited for this violation.  The Police Department would also like to remind drivers that if their vehicle is stolen while unlocked and running most insurance companies will not cover the loss.  For details, contact the Basehor Police Department at 724-3397.

Winter Driving Awareness
As the first accumulation of roadway snow will soon be occurring the Basehor Police Department would like to provide a vehicular safety message.  Driving experts agree there are three key factors to keep in mind when adapting to driving in winter. These three elements are visibility, traction and driving style. Tips to follow:

•  Allow yourself enough time to clear any snow, ice, or frost from the windows - all the windows, inside and outside.
•  When driving on slippery surfaces such as snow or ice, it is the initial movement of the steering wheel that is critically important. Begin turning the wheel gently, carefully accelerate and match the rate of motion once the turn is initiated. This will help regain traction.
•  Be aware that most people steer not only too quickly but too much. Steer just enough to follow the path you intend. There is nothing to be gained and vital traction to be lost by over-rotating the wheel.
•  Drive only if it is absolutely necessary during a winter storm. If you must drive, then travel in daytime hours and keep others informed of your schedule.
•  Remember, if you own a four-wheel drive vehicle, it too can lose traction on slippery roads.
If you are in an accident, call 911.  If you simply need to request a police officer, dial 855-301-8423.

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City of Basehor
PO Box 406
2620 N. 155th St.
Basehor, KS 66007

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