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Developers Committee

Special Assessment Abatement Pertaining to Stormwater Drainage Our Committee is working to secure a change to City of Wichita Charter Ordinance #212 that presently restricts the use of special assessment abatement/deferral having to do with required stormwater improvements. What is … Continue reading

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Developers Committee

Meetings with Evergy (formerly Westar) Beginning to Bring About Improvements Meetings of members of our Developers Committee and Evergy are beginning to take place in an effort to bring about changes agreed to in concept that can lead to more … Continue reading

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Developers Committee

• Efforts continuing to monitor initiatives of the Kansas Fire Marshall’s Office that is moving forward with adoption of the more current versions of codes previously adopted and being enforced to prevent any provisions being included that conflicts with language … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – April/May 2019

Developers Forum to Feature Discussion of Infill Redevelopment/Development A notice has been sent to all members and other interested persons advising them of the next Developers Forum that will be conducted by Scot Rigby, Assistant City Manager for the City … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – March 2019

Proposed Engineering Fee Increases Not Opposed…   During the most recent meeting of the Committee a proposal to increase certain fees by the City of Wichita Engineering Department was reviewed. Noting that it has been some time since any increases … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – November 2018

Establishment of a Land Bank Worth Considering? Is the establishment of a Land Bank by the City of Wichita worth considering, and what could be the benefits of doing so? For those who have not researched what such an entity … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – September 2018

Backyard Drainage Policy and Procedures Remain Under Review… There are a remaining few that still have some concerns in regard to the content of the current Backyard Drainage Policy and Procedures utilized to insure compliance. Such being the case the … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – June 2018

City of Andover The Committee is planning to move forward with scheduling meetings in the near future for the purpose of discussing impact fee amount’s currently being charged for streets in relation to new construction with the goal of building … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – May 2018

Working with City of Andover to review costs of building and other fees related to construction in their area, and impact fee amount’s currently being charged for streets in relation to new construction with the goal of building a case … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – April 2018

Limitations on Drawing on Developers Letters of Credit Clarified Discussions had previously between representatives of the Developers Committee and Wichita City staff resulted in an agreement being reached that would curtail the city taking steps to draw on a developers … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – March 2018

Working with area jurisdictions to secure Sales Tax Exemption on construction of infrastructure by private developers.  Working to secure a decision by area jurisdictions that limit for what purposes developer posted letters of credit can be used for in connection … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – February 2018

Elimination of Developer Deposits on New Developments Appreciated… Recent actions taken by the Kansas Gas Service Company, which based on new projects meeting the current criteria utilized by the Company, will result in them no longer charging developers deposits to … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – January 2018

Certain members of the Committee have met, and will continue meeting on a regular basis going forward with the City of Wichita newly selected Fire Chief, Tammy Snow, and other key department personnel in order to improve working relationships going … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – December 2017

As the 2017 year draws to an end, the Committee is engaged in discussions in regard to the prioritization of issues and concerns for the purpose of putting together the Committee’s work plan for 2018, which will focus on the … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – November 2017

Urban Infill Development/Redevelopment Committee Selected members from the Urban Infill Development/Redevelopment Committee and involved Department staff of the City of Wichita met recently to hear proposals, and select a consultant to become engaged with the Committee to address concerns having … Continue reading

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Developers Committee – October 2017

Meeting with Wichita City Engineer, Gary Janzen, and Staff Well Received Our Committee was pleased to have Wichita City Engineer, Gary Janzen, and members of his staff present at our most recent meeting to discuss the progress that has been … Continue reading

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