Planning Commission/ Board of Zoning Appeals

2022 Comprehensive Plan

A steering committee, the planning commission/ Board of Zoning Appeals, and the governing body have been in the process of creating a 20 year plan for the City of Clearwater. The process has included sharing the plan and soliciting of input via two public meeting and public surveys (which included one survey for youth and one for adults). Attached is the “proposed” final draft of the plan. The public is encouraged to read the plan and provide any feedback, to do this you can email City Clerk. The Clearwater Planning Commission/Board of Zoning appeals will be meeting on Tuesday, July 5th to accept the “final” plan. This will be an open meeting held at City Hall starting at 6:30.

Comprehensive Plan 2022


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of the month
  • Clearwater City Hall
    129 E Ross Avenue
    Clearwater, KS 67026

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Clearwater Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals consists of seven members. The board is composed of five members who reside within the city limits and two who reside outside the city limits (within the school district boundaries).

Below are the current members and their terms:

Kenny Watson2022-2025City
Lyle Berntsen2020-2023City
Ryan Karrick2020-2023County
Samantha Warkins2020-2023City
John Hurley2022-2025County
Mike McBee2022-2025City
J.J. Riggins2022-2025City


The Clearwater Planning Commission/Board of zoning appeals is responsible for establishing city zoning regulations and recommending alterations to those regulations to City Council. The Commission also reviews and comments on city improvements; plans, plats, or re-plats of subdivisions or re-subdivisions of land; and improvements to public streets and parks.

The Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals is referenced in City Ordinance Number 274 and Section 2-164 of Codified Code and K.SA. 12-701 to 12-715b.

Apply to be a Member

Are you interested in serving on the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals? Please complete the online application or paper application (PDF).

Planning Commission/ Board of Zoning Appeals Dates

Meeting Dates
Meeting Date Submission Closing Date for Zoning Changes, Variation, PUDs, Special Uses, Vacations (Public Hearings) (Monday by 5:00PM) Submission Closing Date for Site Plan Reviews & Plats (No Public Hearing) (Monday by 5:00 PM)

9/6/2022 8/1/2022 8/15/2022






12/6/2022 10/31/2022 11/14/2022
1/3/2023 11/28/2022 12/12/2022
2/7/2023 1/3/2023 1/16/2023
3/7/2023 1/30/2023 2/13/2023
4/4/2023 2/27/2023 3/13/2023
5/2/2023 3/27/2023 4/10/2023
6/6/2023 5/1/2023 5/15/2023
7/5/2023 5/29/2023 6/12/2023
8/1/2023 6/26/2023 7/10/2023
9/5/2023 7/31/2023 8/14/2023
10/3/2023 8/28/2023 9/11/2023
11/7/2023 10/2/2023 10/16/2023
12/5/2023 10/30/2023 11/13/2023