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Archive for Saturday, October 21, 1995

CITY BUSINESS

October 21, 1995

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* Approve appointments recommended by Mayor Bob Moody: Commissioner Bonnie Augustine to the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Advisory Board in place of its current co-chair, Commissioner John Nalbandian; and Janet Gerstner, 1101 Ohio, to the CDBG Advisory Committee as a representative of the Oread neighborhood.

  • Approve, on final reading, ordinances to clarify and expand regulations for two items: site plans and transport of stray cats and dogs to the Lawrence Humane Society. Commissioners also would approve condemnation of temporary easements for improvements at 19th and Harper streets.
  • Approve, on first reading, an ordinance to boost residential sanitation rates 2 percent for next year. Commercial rates would jump 3 percent.
  • Approve a resolution to spend up to $100,000 for storm sewer improvements along Naismith Drive, from 18th to 19th streets; and in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park.
  • Adjust a city policy to allow $95,000 previously set aside for homeowner rehabilitation projects to be used instead for first-time homebuyer activities.
  • Agree to pay $16,940 to White, Martin & Associates for inspection work on two water line rehabilitation projects.
  • Agree to rezone 12.3 acres northeast of the planned intersection at 15th Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The land would be rezoned from agricultural to commercial use.
  • Agree to annex and rezone property southwest of the intersection of 33rd and Iowa streets. The land, covering more than 30 acres, would be rezoned from agricultural and single-family uses to commercial use and would include an area occupied by portions of the Easy Living Mobile Home Park. Developers want to use the rezoned land for a new J.C. Penney store and movie cinema complex.
  • Consider recommendations from the Historic Resources Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to have the city apply to include South Park in the Lawrence Register of Historic Places. Two months ago, city commissioners refused to submit the application.
  • Consider a request from Mike Polk to reconsider his proposed site plan for a retail business and contractor's shop at the northeast corner of Ninth and Connecticut streets. Commissioners previously denied the site plan. If commissioners agree, the actual reconsideration would be done at a later date.

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