The Hesston City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 8.
During the meeting, land transitions with Schowalter Villa were finalized. Also, there was discussion on changing City codes to allow poultry coops within city limits. Current statutes forbid livestock – including chickens and rabbit hutches – within city limits.
• Councilman John Reimer moved to vacate the three utility/drainage easements to Schowalter Villa as presented. Councilman Brad Unruh seconded. Motion carried 4-0 with Councilman Jason Jones, an employee of the Hesston Wellness Center, a Schowalter Villa organization, abstaining.
• Councilman Brad Unruh moved accept the two utility/drainage easements from Schowalter Villa as presented. Councilman Pat Moore seconded. Motion carried 4-0 with Jones abstaining.
• Reimer moved to authorize the Mayor to sign the Plat Ratification and Lease Termination Agreement that relates to the Schowalter Villa 1998 Housing Revenue Bonds. Lee Birch seconded. Motion carried 4-0 with Jason Jones abstaining.
• It was the consensus of Council to refer the allowing of chickens in residential zones to the Planning Commission.
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