November 9, 2017
Thanksgiving Edition
City of Basehor e-News

11-15-2017 City Council Meeting Agenda
1.  Roll Call by Mayor David K. Breuer and Pledge of Allegiance 
2.  Call to Public
3.  Consent Agenda
        a. City Council Minutes 
        b. Treasurer’s Report 
        c. Casey's CMB license
4.   Unfinished Business - (None at this time)
New Business 
5.   Mize Houser External Audit - Resolution 2017-29
6.   Rezoning Stimetz Subdivision - Ordinance No. 709
7.   Mayfield Subdivision Preliminary Plat - Ordinance No. 710
8.   Mayfield Subdivision Final Plat - Ordinance No. 711
9.   Parallel ParkSubdivision Replat - Ordinance No. 712
10. Annexation of 17550 157th Terr. - Ordinance No. 713
11. Annexation of 15900 Conley Rd. - Ordinance No. 714
12. City Administrator’s Report  
13. Council Members Report
14. Mayor’s Report
15. Executive Session (if needed)
16. Adjournment
Click here to view the City Council information packet. The City Council meets at Basehor City Hall, 2620 North 155th Street 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, December 6 , 2017. For more information, contact City Clerk, Kathy Renn at 913-724-1370.
City offices will be Closed on Veterans Day, November 10, 2017
A reminder Basehor City Hall Offices will be closed tomorrow Friday, November 10, 2017, in observation of the Veterans Day holiday. City offices will re-open for normal business hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017. If you have an emergency please call 911.
2018 Basehor Care Council Funding Requests are now being accepted
The purpose of the City of Basehor Care Council is to establish and recommend a City funding strategy for local non-profit organizations. The Basehor City Council approved $15,000 to be used for Care Council donations in the 2018 Operating Budget. The Care Council evaluates the needs of the City and what role the City should play in funding those needs. The Care Council then determines whether or not City resources should be used to fund a particular activity or service. Click here for application or to learn more contact Shauna Hernandez at 724-1370 ext. 40. Request Forms should be received at City Hall by the November 27, 2017 deadline.

Nominations Are Being Accepted for the 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award
Do you know somebody who is an outstanding Basehor citizen? Give them a chance to be recognized for their efforts by nominating them for the annual Basehor Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.  Anyone who wishes to nominate someone as a candidate for the award may fill out an application. The Basehor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will review the applications and choose the recipient based on their commitment to community service. The winner will be announced at the Chamber Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 7, 2017 where they will receive the award. The entry deadline is Friday, November 24, 2017. Click here to download a nomination form.

Youth Sports Programming Rebate Deadline
The Basehor City Council supports the continued 50% rebate of the cost of youth sports programming at the Field of Dreams Athletic Complex for Basehor City limits residents who are current with their utility billing. The deadline to apply for a 2017 rebate is November 22, 2017.  Rebate applications can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded here. For more information, contact the Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett at 724-1370 or Administrative Assistant, Shauna Hernandez.

Don't let Thanksgiving go up in Flames
Police Chief Lloyd Martley would like to remind residents that each year, Americans prepare a whopping 45 million turkeys for the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. However, for those who decide to center their meal around a fried turkey, there are several potential hazards that families need to keep in mind when using a turkey deep fryer.  Click here for more information.

The Basehor Police Department is Urging Citizens to Use Seat Belts and Practice Safe Travel Habits This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Holiday is one of the busiest single travel days of the year and auto group AAA expects holiday travel to only increase this year. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is marked from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, 2017.  The US Department of Transportation recommends the following safety tips:
-Always buckle up. An estimated 55 percent of those killed in passenger vehicle crashes were not wearing safety belts.
-Don’t tailgate. For every 10 mph of speed, stay at least one vehicle length behind the vehicle in front of you.
-On icy roads, you should allow at least three times more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Remember that bridges and overpasses are usually the first to freeze in cold conditions.
-Slow down during bad weather. Each year, there are approximately 6,500 fatalities and 450,000 injuries from crashes that occur during bad weather.
-Use child safety seats properly.
-Obey speed limits.
-Slow-down in construction zones and pay attention to warning signs and road crew flaggers.

City Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday 

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd & 24th, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will resume Monday, November 27, 2017.  Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.
Trash Service Will NOT Be Delayed
Solid Waste Collection and Single Stream Recyling Service will NOT be delayed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Normal service will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  For details, contact Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett at 724-1370 ext. 21.
VFW Will Host Free Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 will offer its annual free Thanksgiving meal for Basehor senior citizens from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the VFW Post, 2805 N. 155th St. All Veterans and senior citizens and their escorts who attend will receive a free meal.


City of Basehor Police Department: NOW HIRING
The City of Basehor Police Department is currently searching for a highly motivated individual to fill an open Police Officer position. The Basehor Police Department consists of 12 sworn Officers and Uniformed Patrol work 4-10 hour shifts each week. Duties include responding to general public calls for service, investigating both misdemeanor and felony complaints, enforcing municipal, state and federal laws as well as traffic ordinances. An officer must be able to maintain positive working relationships with our citizens as well as actively striving to promote police/community relations. Qualified applicants should also possess above average writing and verbal skills. State certified officers are preferred, but Police Academy Training will be provided in its absence. All uniforms and equipment are provided, along with a generous benefit package.
Pay for the starting Police Officer position is $17.03 per hour ($35,422.40 annually).  Additional compensation will be considered depending on qualifications.  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age, must possess a valid driver's license, must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants would be required to pass a written test and an oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional post job offer requires the applicant pass a psychological evaluation, physical and drug test.
Certified Law Enforcement applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background to be eligible for hiring.
Click here for application or you may pick up in person at the Basehor Police Department located at 2620 N. 155th St., Basehor during regular office hours Monday-Friday 8:00 - 4:30 or they may be obtained on the City of Basehor website   No online applications will be accepted for this hiring process.   If you should have any questions you can call the police department directly at 913-724-3397 to speak with Capt. Pierce.  Applications accepted until position filled.  

COMING SOON: New and Improved City of Basehor Website
The City of Basehor is very excited to let you know that a new and improved website will be launching very soon. So look forward to the new website launching this coming December. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned and make sure to share the news with friends and neighbors to subscribe to City of Basheor e-news. You can also check out the new Basehor promotional video tour that is featured on the City website currently. Click here to check out. 

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.  Section 107 of 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 citied for this violation.  The Basehor 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.

Basehor Chamber of Commerce Invites Your Support
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Basehor Linwood Assistance Services (BLAS) and invites your support to provide students with needed food each weekend because hunger doesn't end on Friday. A great fundraiser to help those in your community. For more information call Annette Tucker 913-662-7214 or 913-724-1474 or click here for details on how you can help sponsor a backpack.

"If I Were Mayor" Essay Contest"
The cities of Kansas believe in the mission of encouraging civic engagement and education. Over the last decade, the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) has organized a junior high essay contest to encourage good government and to help satisfy the Kansas Board of Education civic requirements.

The essay asks students to describe what they would do as mayor to improve their community. Our hope is that seventh-grade teachers across Kansas will use the essay to address the state’s 7th Grade Civics-Government Benchmarks. LKM will select a winner from six regions across the state, and each winning student will receive a $125 cash prize in addition to recognition at the state capitol on City Hall Day in January. One overall winner will also be selected to represent the entire state and will receive a $250 cash prize.

The contest is open to all Kansas students enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. Essays must be received at the League office by November 18, 2017. Submit essay entries to: The League of Kansas Municipalities, Attn: 7th Grade Essay Contest, 300 S.W. 8th Avenue, Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66603. Winners will be notified by the beginning of January 2018. For more information on how to participate click here or please contact Tami Martin via email or at 785-354-9565. 

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

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