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Archive for Friday, January 31, 1992

COMMISSION TO LOOK AT FACILITIES PLAN

January 31, 1992

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Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will examine a master plan for new facilities for city services that includes building a storage and maintenance facility for the Parks and Recreation Department on city property in east Lawrence.

"Our city is growing and our departments need new areas to work," City Manager Mike Wildgen said.

The city land is along 19th Street between Haskell Avenue and Moodie Road.

Wildgen said the parks and recreation building isn't ``. . . on the top burner, but it's something that we want to get done this year."

Removing the Lawrence Fire Department training tower by Fire Station No. 2 at 1941 Haskell is the next priority, Wildgen said. A new fire training tower will be built on the lot later.

The city also hopes to spruce up an open area southwest of 19th and Haskell and convert it to a fitness trail for firemen.

Commissioners will be asked to review and comment on the plan for the future developments at Tuesday's meeting, Wildgen said.

"They can say `no,' to any of it or all of it," he said.

HERE'S Tuesday's agenda:

The commissioners will present an award from the Lawerence Fire Department to the staff of Kansas University's Hashinger Hall for their efforts in promoting the department's residence hall fire safety program.

Consent agenda:

Consider minutes of previous commission meeting and various city organization meetings.

Consider payment of city expenses.

Consider rejecting bids for Kentucky Street lift station expansion.

Consider accepting bid of $128,659 from W.S. Bunch Co. for improvements to the Oread ground storage reservoirs.

Consider setting bid date of 2 p.m. Feb. 18 for uniform rental services for the Department of Public Works and the installation of pumps for the Department of Utilities' West Hills pump project.

Consider setting bid date of 2 p.m. Feb. 25 for a front-end mower and tractor for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Consider authorizing the city manager to request engineering proposals for 1992 neighborhood water line rehabilitation projects.

Consider authorizing the city manager to request proposals for engineering services for the sewer system improvement plan.

Consider approving on final reading an ordinance making text amendments changes to Chapter 20 of the city code and including provisions for the creation of the RO-1B zoning district.

Consider approving on first reading an ordinance granting the Garage Door Group a 50 percent tax abatement on equipment, and correcting an earlier ordinance for the abatement adopted by the commission.

Consider approving on first reading an ordinance granting Oread Laboratories Inc. a 50 percent tax abatement for two new buildings and real estate.

Consider approving on first reading an ordinance to change the name of 18th Street Court to Carmel Place.

Consider approving with conditions a site plan for a two-building, 17-unit apartment complex with management office to be located at 1903-1905 Mass.

Consider a site plan for Alvamar Place, a 15-unit single-family detached townhouse development to be located south and west of 18th Street and Carmel Drive.

Consider approving a mortgage subordinantion agreement for State Radiator Inc., 613 N. Second St.

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