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Archive for Sunday, December 13, 1998

LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA

December 13, 1998

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* Reappoint Ellen Williams to the Lawrence Arts Commission, as recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy.

  • Approve purchases of chemicals used in the treatment of the city's water and wastewater systems.
  • Approve a resolution that declares 611 Ill. environmentally blighted and gives the property owner 20 days to abate the blighted conditions.
  • Approve a resolution adopting the 1998 Southeast Area Master Plan Update, the 1998 Water Facilities Study, and the 1998 Water Distribution Plan Update. The planning documents would be used for the development of capital improvement projects for the water and wastewater utilities. Commissioners reviewed the plans with Black and Veatch consulting engineers during a study session Nov. 4.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, granting Jayhawk Bowling Supply a 50-percent tax abatement on $699,819 in land, building, machinery and equipment.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to prohibit parking: along the west side of Crestline Drive between 27th and 30th streets; along the south side of Crestline Court and within the cul-de-sac east of Crestline Drive; along the south side of Crestline Place and within the cul-de-sac east of Crestline Drive; along the south side of Harvard Road between Monterey Way and Parkside Road; and along on the west side of Monterey Way from Harvard Road to 15th Street.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone four lots in the Brook Creek neighborhood -- at 1423 and 1445 Maple Lane -- from RM-1 (multifamily residential) to RM-D (residence-duplex).
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone most of a four-block area in the Brook Creek neighborhood from RM-1 (multifamily residential) to RS-2 (single-family residential).
  • Approve a site plan for an addition to Neu Physical Therapy, 1305 Wakarusa.
  • Approve a site plan for a new city parking lot, to be located at the northwest corner of 10th and Vermont streets.
  • Approve a site plan for parking lot improvements at Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1400 Tenn.
  • Approve a revision to the proposed site plan for sidewalk dining and a walk-up window at Pyramid Pizza, 1016 Mass.
  • Agree to spend up to $115,000 for the purchase and installation of a prefabricated building at the city's Stratford Road water tower. The building would contain transmitter and communications equipment for area public safety agencies and the city's department of public works.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to execute an encroachment agreement with Williams Gas Pipelines Central Inc. for the installation of sanitary sewer and water lines across their easement along O'Connell Road for the Prairie View Subdivision.
  • Agree to hire Black and Veatch Engineering, for $33,000, to conduct a rate study for water and sewer services. The study would recommend appropriate rate increases, if any, to help pay for upcoming water and sewer projects.
  • Agree to hire Fahnestock & Co. Inc., for up to $12,000 a year, to serve as financial adviser for the city's involvement in the state's Revolving Loan Fund program for the financing of wastewater system facility improvements. The firm also would be the city's financial adviser for the analysis of advance refunding of the city's outstanding revenue bonds.
  • Receive a staff report concerning a possible new ordinance to regulate drinking establishments in residential neighborhoods.
  • Consider adopting a proposed statement that outlines the city's 1999 Legislative priorities.
  • Receive a staff report concerning an unsafe and dangerous structure at 832 Conn.

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