Andover City Council meets

In spite of some disagreement and following considerable discussion, the Andover City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday evening prohibiting the display of vehicles marked “for sale” on private property without permission of the property owner.
Police Chief Mike Keller explained that, prior to this ordinance, property owners had no recourse when vehicles were parked on private property with “for sale” signs. A property owner would need to have a vehicle towed at the property owner’s expense.
Council Member Byron Stout asked if the Police Department currently gets many complaints from property owners. Keller answered the Police Department does not. However, he speculated perhaps there aren’t many complains since there is nothing the Police Department could do, prior to this ordinance.
Keller explained citations would only be written if property owners call to complain. The Police Department will not enforce the ordinance unless there is a complaint by the property owner.
The ordinance passed, with Stout voting no.
The City Council also:
• approved a KDOT agreement for a US Highway 54 Right of Way and authorized the Mayor to sign.
• approved a Right of Way purchase for Marketplace for $596,900.
• approved a 159th Street Project design contract supplemental.
• approved HVAC replacement for 937 North Andover Road by Greenstar Heating and Air for $4,850.50.
• approved extending a temporary use permit for a Chamber of Commerce event from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at The Plaza Shopping Center.
• approved a partial street closure for a St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 14.
• heard a presentation from Andover Rotary on funds raised for the Andover Food Bank. The Rotary, through a partnership with the City, sold beer at the Little River Band concert and the almost $2,500 raised will be donated to the food bank.
• heard a presentation from Flinthills Services out of El Dorado. Flinthills Services serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By late August or early September, they hope to begin providing day services to clients in Andover.
• proclaimed Aug. 7 Pink Heals National Tour.
• tabled the consideration of a vacation case.