City P&Z seats set for appointments

KINGMAN - Two seats on the Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission are up for grabs. The Commission will be discussing appointments to the two seats during their regular meeting at 6 tonight in the City Council Chambers.

Commission chairman Dorian Trahan's and Commissioner Jim Chapman's terms end Dec. 31. Both commissioners are eligible for reappointment to the Commission. The Commission has also received applications from five residents interested in serving.

The applicants are: Janie Lynn Daughtrey, Mike Blair, Ronald Tanner, Todd William Tarson and John Kermit Roddy.

The Commission will recommend two candidates to fill the positions to City Council.

Council is expected to make the appointments during its Dec. 18 meeting.

Each term on the commission lasts three years.

According to her application, Daughtrey has served as the Iowa state representative for the Iowa Jaycee Women; president of the Head Start Parents Organization for Fort Madison, Iowa; as a state of Iowa Head Start board member; a City Council member for Montrose, Iowa; and as a treasurer for Blockwatch in Toledo, Ohio.

Daughtrey wrote on her application, "Having lived in both large and small cities, I have seen what good or poor decisions can have on the welfare of a city and the residents. We need to make wise decisions which will affect all of the people here in our community now and in the future."

According to her application, she has been a resident of Kingman since July of 2003.

Blair's application lists him as a resident of Kingman for 17 years.

According to his application, he has previously served on the Commission, the Airport Authority, as director of the Board of Appeals and as chairman of the Elks Christmas Basket.

Blair wrote on his application, "I believe the city is heading in the correct direction with the General Plan and with the cooperation of all departments."

Tanner has been a resident for about two and half years, according to his application. He has served as a president of a large labor union, worked various political campaigns, worked with various church and community groups in southern California, served on a union board of directors and served as a member of the Golden Bear Parliamentarians in California.

According to his application, he would like to get involved in and possibly slow the growth of Kingman. Tarson is a local Realtor. He has served on the board of directors for the Kingman/Golden Valley Association of Realtors and is currently the president of the association. He has also served on the Arizona Professional Standards Committee for Realtors.

Tarson wrote on his application, "This city needs uniformed standards for growth to ensure the best for all that live in the community. Current property owners and future property owners deserve a better standard as this city grows, and I want to be a positive part of that."

Roddy is also a local Realtor. He wrote on his application that he believes involvement in the community is a good idea. "I have no prejudices or bias. No ties to anyone ... and see things from an honest view."

In other business, the commission will:

• Hear a request from the Kingman Academy of Learning for the rezoning of 1.26 acres. The property sits on the west side of Burbank Street, south of Airway Avenue and north of Centennial Park. It is currently zoned residential, multiple family, high density. The school would like to rezone it commercial, community business to accommodate a new administration building.

• Hear a request to rezone 225 acres near Mohave Community College from rural residential to residential single family. The property is located north of Grace Neal Parkway and west of Roosevelt Street. The owner wants to rezone it into 6,000 square-foot-minimum lots. Staff is recommending denial of the request due to lack of infrastructure, lack of a conceptual plan, lack of fire protection for the area and the abundance of 6,000 to 8,000 square-foot lots currently available in the city.