Homefield, Rock Island projects on City Planning Commission agenda tonight

Several projects, including the Homefield training facility and athletic fields, are on the agenda tonight for the City Planning Commission.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, and is available for public viewing on Zoom at

The final plat for athletic fields at Homefield Perfect Game, 1501 N., 90th St., is on the agenda.

Other Homefield projects on the agenda include the final plat for the Homefield Training Center facility at 9020 State Ave.; and athletic fields and parking for Homefield Baseball.

Also on the agenda is a zoning change from limited business and single-family distrits to planned high-rise apartment district for a multi-family residential apartment complex and parking garage at 4601 Rainbow Blvd.

The Rock Island Bridge Entertainment Venue also is on the agenda, with a change of zone from no zoning to planned general business district at 0 Kansas Avenue, or 557 River Park Drive.

Also on the agenda for the Rock Island project is a special use permit for an entertainment venue at the same location, a Master Plan amendment and a preliminary and final plan review for the entertainment venue.

Other items on the agenda include:

• 10 S. James St., renewal of a special use permit for live entertainment at a community motorcycle garage, Brett Epp with Hickory Union Moto.

• 941 N. 74th Drive, renewal of a special use permit for entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant, Clifford Dale Jr. with Mason Jar Inc.

• 5917 N. 123rd St., final plat for one single-family lot, Dais Gardens, second plat.

• 2724 N. 13th St., change of zone from limited business district to planned general business district to operate a sports bar and grill with event space, also a special use permit, Vernon Hopkins.

• 4639 Parallel Parkway, change of zone from limited business district to planned commercial district for auto repair services, also a special use permit, Maricela Zamora.

• 4141 Joyce Drive, change of zone from single-family district to agriculture district for agricultural purposes, for the temporary use of land for “You Pick Berries,” classes, apprentices and a farm stand, also a special use permit, Regina Compernolle.

• 451 S. 14th St., special use permit to operate an inspection-light maintenance facility for United Truck repair, Prabhjot Singh Padda with United Truck Repair.

• 2002 S. 51st St., special use permit for health clinic serving uninsured and under-insured, Dean Michael with Sharon Lee Family Health Care Inc.

• 2618 S. 48th Terrace, home occupation special use permit to sell novelty toy and gift items, Melissa Herr with Herr Hut LLC.

• 5520 Inland Drive, special use permit to operate used auto sales business, Emmanuel Igbinosun.

• 3900 Rainbow Blvd., special use permit for live entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant and drinking establishment, Matt Brentano with Tanners Bar and Grill.

• 13024 Leavenworth Road, special use permit to keep 40 chickens, Moe Thu.

• 422 Sandusky Ave., special use permit to operate a short-term rental, Lisa K. Patterson.

• 322 N. 6th St., special use permit for live entertainment in conjunction with a drinking establishment, Blake Lostal.

• 205 N. Orchard St., vacation of right-of-way.

• 2140 S. 88th St., preliminary plan review for construction of a new entrance, truck scale and stormwater facilities, William Harkins.

• Resolution to support the MARC KC Regional Climate Action Plan.

The public may view the meeting on Zoom, or may listen to it on the phone at
888 475 4499 (toll free) or 877 853 5257 (toll free).

The webinar ID is 861 3690 4011.

The City Planning Commission agenda is at http://public.wycokck.org/sites/planning-agendas-minutes-staffreports/Agendas/May%202022%20CPC%20Agenda.pdf.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will precede the CPC meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

UG treasury again accepting online property tax payments

Motor vehicle operations also running again in wake of cyberattack

The Unified Government has restored online services for some Treasury Department services, according to a news release on Monday.

Residents can now pay their property taxes before the May 10 property tax deadline, according to the UG news release. Service was restored on April 30 for online property tax payments, a spokesman stated in the release.

The UG’s treasury department now has been restored to full operations, the release stated.

Last week, the Kansas Department of Revenue restored UG access to Kansas Department of Revenue systems after a cyberattack against the UG on the weekend of April 16-17.

Last week, UG treasury staff members were able to process backlogged transactions and start taking appointments last Friday, a spokesman stated.

The UG treasury department now has the ability to take appointments for new vehicle title registration services, according to a spokesman. Because of an increased number of submitted online renewals, treasury staff are alerting customers that the processing time may take up to 48 hours, rather than 24 hours that it usually takes. More treasury department information is at wycokck.org/treasury.

More information released on cybersecurity attack on UG

Mayor Tyrone Garner held a news conference on Friday with updates about the cybersecurity attack on the Unified Government.

The UG website was hit by a cybersecurity attack on April 16-17 over a holiday weekend, affecting operations at several departments.

The FBI was called in the day it was discovered to investigate the cyberattack, according to the mayor’s news conference, along with local authorities. The UG is fully cooperating with authorities, he said.

Mayor Garner said at the news conference Friday that the rapid response of the Department of Technology Services quickly contained the cyberattack. The UG felt the impact of the cyberattack but has avoided the worst case outcomes that could have been realized, he said. There have been no further attacks since that holiday weekend.

“But the work is still in progress to restore services to the level the community has come to expect,” he said.

Police, fire and dispatch services were never affected, he said.

The situation was still fluid on Friday and the UG was continuing to assess the scope of the attack, he said, and they continued to take measures to mitigate impacts on the UG and the services it provides residents.

Cheryl Harrison-Lee, interim county administrator, said at the Friday news conference that motor vehicle services that were temporarily suspended by the state had been restored. Also restored were some state health services, she said.

Most UG departments maintained normal operations, but a few had to have systems rebuilt, according to Harrison-Lee.

It is a top priority to restore services and keep residents’ data safe, she said.

Both Garner and Harrison-Lee complimented the work of UG staff who have been striving to contain the attack and identify impacts to the UG.

According to the UG’s website information on Monday, the scheduled delinquent property tax sale was delayed and a new date for it will be announced in the future.

Updates about other UG services affected by the cyberattack are at https://www.wycokck.org/Engage-With-Us/News-articles/UG-Cybersecurity-Attack.

Community budget conversation scheduled Wednesday

The Unified Government will hold a community budget conversation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Beatrice Lee Community Center, 1310 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

It is the second of three community budget conversations that are planned.

The in-person meeting will include food, snacks and youth activities.

Residents interested in attending the community conversations may RSVP at DotteTalk: Community Conversations, https://www.wycokck.org/Engage-With-Us/Calendar-of-Events/Dotte-Talk-Budget-Conversations.

The third community conversation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to the three community conversations, the UG has introduced a new budget simulator, encouraging residents to create their own budget models with an online interactive tool. Residents may share their budget models with the UG.

The UG budget simulator is online at https://wycokck.budgetsimulator.com/.

– Information from UG