Yukon City Council hears planning commission report

Almost all recommendations approved by council in past year

Yukon Planning Commission Chairman Larry Taylor speaks to the city council during a work session Jan. 21 inside the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

Yukon Planning Commission Chairman Larry Taylor provided a report about the planning commission to the Yukon City Council during the council’s Jan. 21st study session.

A former Yukon mayor, Taylor provided city council members with an overview of the planning commission’s work over the past year during a presentation inside the conference room of the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.

All applications the planning commission recommended to the city council were formally approved by the city council except for a request to build three houses near a city pond on Landmark, according to Taylor.

Taylor told council members that the planning commission – which meets monthly – frequently considers lots splits and planned unit developments (PUDs). Most of the advisory board’s votes are 5-0 and 4-1, he added.

Taylor told the council about a request for Bridon Office Park near the entrance to the Westport and Stone Creek additions that commissioners have twice recommended denial of the project. He said the location is “not the proper place” for the proposed structures.

The applicant is expected to appeal the denial to the city council at an upcoming meeting.

Other planning commission members are Vice Chairman Bill Baker, Robert Davis, Jeff Geis, and Nick Grba.