Archive for Friday, March 16, 1990

CITY TO CONSIDER FIFTH LANE FOR PART OF SIXTH STREET

March 16, 1990

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Should Sixth Street between Maine and Tennessee streets be reconfigured to include a five-lane road with a center turn lane?

That's one of the questions to be decided when the Lawrence City Commission meets at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.

A $170,000 resurfacing and restriping project is slated for Sixth Street between Maine and Massachusetts streets, and the city staff is recommending that the five-lane reconfiguration be completed in conjunction with the work.

City officials say the move will improve traffic flow, especially during morning and evening rush hours.

Commissioners were told during a Feb. 13 study session that the plan won't require widening of the road, but it will mean that most of the parking spaces now on Sixth Street will be removed. Some parking now is allowed in front of residences and businesses on Sixth between Tennessee and Alabama.

Here's Tuesday's commission agenda:

Proclaim March 30 "Arbor Day."

Consent agenda:

Receive and approve minutes of the commission's most recent meetings; receive minutes from recent meetings of the Public Health Board, Historic Resources Commission and Library Board.

Consider payment of city expenses.

Consider adopting an ordinance amending the city code to create a single-family residence estate zoning district.

Consider adopting an ordinance amending the city code designating no parking on Louisiana Street from 21st Street north 150 feet.

Consider adopting an ordinance designating a 25 mph speed limit on Ninth Street from Lawrence Avenue to Cardinal Drive and on Eighth Street from Cardinal Drive to Kasold Drive.

Consider adopting an ordinance installing stop signs on North Third at Lincoln Street.

Consider adopting an ordinance prohibiting parking on the east and west sides of North Third Street, 100 feet north and 100 feet south of the curblines of Lincoln Street.

Consider adopting an ordinance designating Rhode Island Street a one-way street, northbound, between Seventh and Eighth streets.

CONSIDER adopting an ordinance authorizing issuance of $1.85 million in tax exempt industrial revenue bonds for Kinedyne Corp.

Consider a resolution declaring the structure at 1512 Powers unsafe and dangerous, and setting a public hearing for May 1.

Consider a resolution declaring the structure at 1131 N.J. unsafe and dangerous, and setting a public hearing date for May 1.

Consider a resolution authorizing the filing of an application for $66,000 in 1990 rental rehabilitation funds.

Consider a resolution amending the Lawrence Housing Authority annual contribution contract for a $20,400 increase to the scattered site development project.

Consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement selling the city's revisionary interests to the Santa Fe Railway for $20,000.

Consider a resolution ordering an April 10 public hearing date for possible formation of a sidewalk benefit district on Emery Road.

Consider authorizing the mayor to sign rental rehabilitation agreements for 1138 Ky. and 1319 Tenn.

CONSIDER issuing a temporary-use permit for seasonal sales through Sept. 15 at J. West Feed and Seed, 619 N. Second.

Consider the reacceptance of easements and rights of way for the final plat of Brandon Woods No. 2.

Consider a request to close North Park Street between Massachusetts and Vermont and Massachusetts Street between North and South Park Streets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 22 for Earth Day 1990 activities.

Review bids for the 1990 curb repair program and for the water line replacement project on Louisiana Street from 19th Street to 23rd Street.

Consider setting 10 a.m. April 4 as the date to receive bids for the city's 1990 vehicle tow contract.

Acknowledge a request from Southwestern Bell to use a portion of city-owned property at Iowa Street and Packer Road for a switching box.

Regular agenda:

Consider a site plan for an addition to Storgard, 913 E. 23rd.

Consider a sign variance for Star Sign and Graphics Inc., 913 E. 23rd.

Consider a text amendment clarifying the surface standard for residential parking areas and driveways.

Consider a request from Lauren Harris, 506 W. Sixth, to use city right of way.

Review and consider the proposal for a fifth lane on Sixth Street between Maine and Massachusetts streets.

Discuss who will be city representatives for a trip to Lawrence's sister city, Eutin, West Germany.

Consider any calendar and miscellaneous items; hear all public comments; and consider appointments to various boards and commissions.

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