Lawrence city commissioners will receive a request Tuesday from Hetrick Aircraft Inc. for the city to build a new community hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
The estimated cost of the new hangar is $300,000, according to a letter written to the city by Lloyd Hetrick, vice president of Hetrick Aircraft.
A new hangar would satisfy the growing demand for airplane storage space at the airport, and having additional aircraft on the field would generate more property taxes for the city, Hetrick wrote.
Hetrick Aircraft helps operate the airport for the city and provides basic services for pilots, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
HETRICK Aircraft also manages the airport's only community hangar, which is used for airplane shelter and maintenance.
The commissioners will refer the request to the city's Aviation Advisory Board, said Wildgen. "We haven't priced this out," he said. "We haven't run it through the machines yet."
The board will consult with Hetrick Aircraft, crunch some numbers and try to determine if there is a need for a new hangar, Wildgen said.
Tuesday's meeting gets under way at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
Here's Tuesday's agenda:
The commissioners will proclaim the week of Jan. 19-25 "Jaycee Week"; proclaim the week of Jan. 17-24 "Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week"; present the Lawrence Arts Commission City Enhancement and Cultural Exchange Award to Jackie Davis.
Consider approving the minutes of the previous commission meeting and several city organization meetings.
Consider payment of city expenses.
Consider awarding a bid of $24,412 to Stanion Wholesale Electric Company Inc. for street light globes and pole connectors.
Consider setting a bid date of 2 p.m. Jan. 28 for sanitary sewer improvements for Western Hills.
Consider setting a bid date of 2 p.m. Feb. 4 for Kaw Utility Plant pump rehabilitation program.
Consider on second reading an ordinance removing parking on the north side of the 24th Street, 100 feet east of the east curbline.
Consider on first reading an ordinance regulating mobile home and manufactured home parks.
Consider on first reading an ordinance regulating cross-connections to the city water supply.
CONSIDER authorizing installation of stop signs at: Allison Drive at 25th Terrace; Ponderosa Drive at 25th Terrace; Cimarron Drive at 25th Terrace; Maverick Lane at 25th Terrace; Rawhide Lane at 25th Terrace; Trail Dust Court at 27th Street; Ponderosa Drive at 27th Street; Maverick Lane at 27th Street; Bonanza Street at 27th Street; Rawhide Lane at 27th Street; Harper Street at 27th Street; Ponderosa Drive at 28th Street; Maverick Lane at 28th Street; Bonanza Street at 28th Terrace; and Rawhide Lane at 28th Street.
Receive a Traffic Safety Commission resolution promoting the use of nonmotorized transportation; consider referring to staff for inclusion in report on bikeways and greenways.
Consider authorizing the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for B.J. Spencer, 807 Lawrence Ave.
Receive letter from Hetrick Aircraft Inc. asking the city to build a second community storage hangar at the Lawrence Municiple Airport; consider referring letter to Aviation Advisory Board.
On the regular agenda, the commissioners will:
Recess to an executive session with the city attorney to discuss land acquisition.
Consider a recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to leave the speed limit between Riverview and Peterson roads at 30 mph.
Consider a TSC recommendation to install a 20 mph school zone sign for westbound traffic on 27th Street just west of Louisiana.
Consider a TSC recommendation to install 20 mph speed zone signs on 27th Terrace just west of Louisiana for eastbound and westbound traffic.
Consider receiving a request to install a school beacon for southbound traffic on Louisiana near 27th Street; consider refering to staff for budget comments.
CONSIDER receiving a request to install a school beacon for eastbound traffic on 27th Street near Louisiana; consider referring to staff for budget comments.
Consider receiving a request for a crossing guard at the crosswalk on Maple Lane behind Kennedy School; consider referring to staff for budget comments.
Consider adopting a resolution declaring 348 Kan. blighted and allowing the owner 20 days to improve the property to city guidelines.
Consider adopting a resolution declaring 624-28 North Second Street blighted and allowing the owner 20 days to improve the property to city guidelines.
Consider receiving a draft of an ordinance regulating private clubs and drinking establishments and hearing public comments on the ordinance.