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Frequently Asked Questions - Public Safety
What is the law or guidlines when it comes to BBQ grills and smokers on decks of a apartment complexs.
Suggest you contact your local government regarding their codes regarding guidelines for BBQ grills/smokers on apartment decks.
Why are there no "Stop Ahead" or rumble strips when approaching 135th street on Moonlight and Cedar Niles? I have seen several near misses & wrecks at these locations
Stop Ahead signs are used when there are sight obstructions that might prevent a motorist from being able to see a stop sign with adequate time to come to a safe, controlled stop. Public Works has evaluated the conditions at the 135th and Moonlight intersection as well as the 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersections and have the determined the following:
- The overall accident rates are relatively low for these two intersections.
- Stop Ahead signs will be installed for north and south bound traffic at the 135th and Moonlight intersection.
- A tree owned by the Parks and Recreation Department will be trimmed or removed to improve sight of the Stop sign at the 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersection for north bound traffic.
Rumble Strips are typically used by state highway departments at intersections of state roads with other large volume roads where there has been a long segment of road without interruption to traffic flow. Rumble strips are used to alert a motorist that has been traveling many miles at highway speed, without interruption, that there is a change of conditions imminent. The grid structure of the Unincorporated County Road network means that long stretches of travel without having to stop do not exist around the 135th and Moonlight and 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersections thus rumble strips are not recommended for these locations.
Until further notice:
- Property owners must prohibit burning on their land, except in a contained space with a spark-arresting device;
- All previously issued burning permits for the unincorporated area are suspended; and
- No new burning permits will be issued.
- As of July 2, the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Merriam, Lenexa Gardner, Shawnee and Spring Hill have imposed burning bans within their city limits. The bans do not restrict the use of barbecue grills, but caution is strongly encouraged when cooking outdoors.
All probationary transfers from out of state go through the Kansas State Parole Office for supervision. Talk to your probation office in Texas to begin the transfer process to Kansas. Your probation officer will know how to initiate the process.
Law enforcement in the State of Kansas are not required to show their radar unit readings to the public. It is up to the officer’s discretion if they will allow someone to view the radar. The officer has several things to take into consideration if they allow someone to view their radar such as and most importantly, their safety, the safety of the person making the request and the safety of the other motorists on the roadway. It is not uncommon for officers not to allow people to view their radar unit readings. If a radar was used and the officer is basing their issuance of a citation on the reading of the radar, they will document that and the person can contest it in court.