Archive for Sunday, August 16, 1998


August 16, 1998


* Approve ordinances, on final reading, to approve, adopt and appropriate the city's $79.3 million budget for 1999; adopt the 1998 edition of the standard traffic ordinance; and annex a 1-acre lot already agreed to Aug. 4.

  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to establish the city's Downtown Parking Advisory Board.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to allow the possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor in Burcham Park for the Octoberfest event Sept. 25-26 (rain date, Sept. 27).
  • Adopt resolutions to allocate money and issue bonds to finance the upgrade of a hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport; authorize the public sale of $2.69 million in general obligation temporary notes, plus another $455,000 in general obligation temporary notes; allocate money to finance construction of a new fuel depot for city vehicles, to be located on city property near the intersection of 18th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
  • Approve a request from the Oread Neighborhood Assn. to place ``Welcome to the Oread Neighborhood'' signs outdoors from Aug. 22 to Sept. 7.
  • Approve a request from the Pinckney Neighborhood Assn. to install a sign of community interest in Constant Park, and to waive any fee that might be required. Financing for the sign would come from the Community Development Block Grant program.
  • Agree to hire Young Nichols Gilstrap Inc. to prepare a tourism strategy for the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Agree to execute a real estate contract with The World Co. for the purchase of 2.79 acres of city property at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The company, which owns the Journal-World, would pay $450,000 for the property.
  • Authorize Mayor Marty Kennedy to sign a deed for the purchase of 1325 Pa.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to sign a proposal with Red House Design for services related to create two kiosks to be placed at the Union Pacific Depot, in North Lawrence, and Kansas University's new visitor center, to open in November behind KU's Templin Hall.
  • Approve site plans for Douglas County Farm Bureau, 2852 Four Wheel Dr.; New York Burrito Gourmet Wraps, 939 Mass.; and a new storage facility for the Kansas University Endowment Association, south of West 15th Street at the western edge of KU property.
  • Agree to rezone 4.3 acres from RS-1 (single-family residence district) to RM-1 (multiple-family residence district) west of the existing duplex development at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold.
  • Consider recommendations from the city's Traffic Safety Commission to deny requests to: establish a multiway stop at the intersection of Fifth and Elm streets; and establish a 40 mph speed limit on Fourth Street, between McDonald Drive and Michigan Street.
  • Receive letter from Kevin Yoder, Kansas University's student body president, requesting the creation of a KU student seat on the Lawrence City Commission. If approved, the KU student commissioner would not have a formal vote on issues.

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