Archive for Friday, July 2, 1993


July 2, 1993


A proposed ordinance coming before Lawrence city commissioners next week would allow former Mayor Bob Schumm to serve liquor on the sidewalk outside his Mass. St. Deli.

The ordinance would allow Schumm to apply for a permit to use 162 square feet of sidewalk on Massachusetts Street for bistro-style dining -- and with it serve a full line of imported beers, wines and liquors.

The ordinance, however, wouldn't allow bars to use the sidewalk at all. To qualify for a permit, a business would need to collect at least 70 percent of its money through sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Commissioners will consider the ordinance during their weekly meeting Tuesday, which begins at 6:35 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.

The ordinance, drafted by David Corliss, assistant to the city manager, requires business owners to abide by several other provisions for using the public property for private purposes:

-- Leave at least six feet of sidewalk for a public walkway.

-- Pay an annual fee of $3.50 per square foot of sidewalk used.

-- Add the city to the restaurant's insurance policy, protecting the city with at least $500,000 in case of an accident on the property used for dining.

Here's Tuesday's agenda:

@sc7.5:On the consent agenda, commissioners will consider:

-- Approving minutes from the previous commission meeting and receiving minutes from meetings of the library board, parks and recreation advisory board, human relations commission, planning commission and board of zoning appeals.

-- Payment of city bills.

-- Drinking establishment licenses for the Red Lion Tavern, 944 Mass.; Tellers, 746 Mass.; Carlos O'Kelly's, 707 W. 23rd; Pancho's Mexican Food Inc., 711 W. 23rd; and Panda Garden, 1500 W. Sixth; a retail cereal malt beverage license for Metro Oil Co., 501 W. Ninth; and a retail liquor license for Schwartz Liquor, 1215 W. Sixth.

-- Setting 2 p.m. July 20 as the bid deadline for hand-held meter reading equipment, and the 1993 manhole rehabilitation project.

-- Setting 2 p.m. Aug. 24 as the deadline for bids on used vehicles being sold by various departments.

-- Awarding a $11,771 bid to JCI for replacing the primary sludge pump at the wastewater treatment plant.

-- Buying a value operator and four mounting plates from Limitorque Equipment for $8,260.

-- Awarding a $254,687 bid to W.A. Dunbar and Son for phase one of street, storm sewer and waterline improvements in the Colonial Addition.

-- Rejecting bids for sanitary sewer improvements in the Colonial Addition, because all exceeded an engineer's estimate.

-- Awarding a $63,730 bid to B.A. Green Construction Co. Inc. for installation of clay tiles to the exterior of Fire Station No. 3.

-- Rejecting a bid for the sale of a 1977 Pierce Mini Pumper, a surplus fire truck.

-- Awarding a $389.20 bid to H-O-T Fire & Safety for a compressor.

-- Accepting Harold Mallonee's $1,025 bid for a 1955 American LeFrance Pumper, another surplus fire truck.

-- Awarding a $95,550 bid to B.A. Green Construction Co. Inc. for improvements to ball fields at the Youth Sports Inc. complex near Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive.

-- Awarding a $118,300 bid for lighting improvements at the YSI complex.

-- An ordinance, on final reading, providing a franchise agreement between the city and Western Resources, the parent company of KPL.

-- An ordinance, on final reading, to remove parking on the east side of Missouri Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets.

-- Four resolutions declaring properties environmentally blighted: 524 Lake St., 604 Lake St., 2332 Haskell and 319 Maple.

-- A resolution to expand the Lawrence Alliance from 15 to 16 members.

-- Referring, to the planning commission, an annexation request for property north of Peterson Road and east of North Iowa Street from contract purchaser Michael Stultz and property owner Hallmark Cards Inc.

-- Receiving a petition for public improvements in the Colonial Place Addition, and authorizing staff to draft a resolution ordering the work.

-- A site plan for the Compton Office Building, to be located at 4343 W. Sixth.

-- Accepting easements and rights of way for two plats: Nelson South Addition, a one-lot industrial subdivision of 30,749 square feet at the northwest corner of 22nd and Haskell; and Parkway West Townhomes, a low-density, multifamily residential subdivision of nine lots on 8.3 acres south of Clinton Parkway, west of Raintree Montessori School.

-- Allowing Mayor John Nalbandian to sign a rental rehabilitation agreement agreement for James A. Slough, 811 E. 11th.

On the regular agenda, commissioners will:

-- Receive a draft ordinance for licensing sidewalk dining in downtown Lawrence.

-- Receive a report from the public works department concerning a petition asking for repaving the alley in the 1700 block between Tennessee and Ohio streets.

-- Review and discuss possible sidewalk benefit districts for three areas: 15th Street, from Monterey Way to Wakarusa Drive; Alabama Street, from 23rd to 27th streets; and 27th Street, from Iowa Street to the drainage ditch down the middle of Naismith Drive.

-- Consider the final plat for Houston Place, a two-tract residential subdivision of 1.5 acres, the site of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 1035 Emery Rd.

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