Archive for Sunday, May 3, 1998


May 3, 1998


* Agree to buy a skid steer loader, for $13,565, from K.C. Bobcat Inc.

  • Agree to buy three 85-horsepower farm tractors, for $76,765, from McConnell Machinery Co.
  • Agree to hire ExecuTrain, for $900 a day, to provide training for city employees using personal computers. The training will be conducted over two months, using space on the lower level of downtown's Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets.
  • Agree to hire Black & Veatch, for $73,200, for electrical improvements at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant.
  • Agree to hire a group of architects -- Sabatini Architects and Shaughnessy, Fickel and Scott Architects -- to handle planning services for a new fire station on Harper Street north of 23rd Street. City Manager Mike Wildgen would negotiate an agreement to be approved later by commissioners.
  • Approve an ordinance, on second of three required readings, to grant Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. a nonexclusive franchise agreement.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for several plats for Steak 'N Shake Addition, a one-lot commercial area covering 1.4 acres at the southwest corner of Nieder Road and West 31st Street; Karyl Addition, a one-lot commercial area covering 14,599 square feet at the southeast corner of North Second and North streets in North Lawrence; KUEA Storage Addition, a one-lot area covering nearly nine acres 1,400 feet south of West 15th Street, west of Iowa Street; and Foxfire Addition No. 3, a 17-lot residential subdivision covering 8.5 acres south of West 15th Street, east and west of Foxfire Drive (extended).
  • Approve a revised site plan for Prairie Park Nature Center, to be built near 27th and Harper streets.
  • Approve amending the city's zoning ordinance to allow auto parts stores and motorcycle/motocross parts stores to locate in previously restricted commercial areas.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, to annex and rezone 14.3 acres of agricultural property for research-industrial uses north of Legends Drive and east of Biltmore Drive.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, to rezone 49,250 square feet at the northeast corner of North Third and Maple streets from intensive industrial uses to general industrial uses.
  • Adopt a resolution authorizing a survey and condemnation of certain easement property interests for the Creekwood/Deerfield channel drainage improvements.
  • Agree to hire TranSystems, for $18,799, to handle inspection services for the installation of new traffic signals at 34th and Iowa streets.
  • Agree to hire Art& Sign, for $7,900, to come up with a system for information and directional parking signs in downtown Lawrence.
  • Agree to execute a special warranty deed, from the city to Drury Place at Alvamar. The move is part of the process for retiring the project's bonds.
  • Receive a report from City Manager Mike Wildgen concerning the city's financial condition during the first three months of 1998.
  • Receive a report from the city manager concerning priorities from the city's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
  • Approve an ordinance authorizing the sale of $5.325 million in bonds and $6.355 million in temporary notes.
  • Receive a report concerning a possible 1998 citizen survey.
  • Receive a request from the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau concerning Visit 2020 reserve funds.
  • Receive and discuss a report concerning floodplain fill issues.
  • Conduct a public hearing and consider vacating a utility easement at 2900 Atchison Cir.
  • Consider approving dedication of easements and rights of way for Stoneridge Plaza, a one-lot commercial-and-office area planned for five acres at the northeast corner of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive. Requested by Stephen G. Wilson of Northstar Venture Group L.L.C., which owns the property.
  • Proclaim Friday through May 11 to be ``Haskell Commencement Powwow Celebration Days.''
  • Proclaim Sunday through May 10 ``National Music Week.'' This year's theme: ``Music To Be Treasured.''
  • Proclaim Thursday ``A Day of Prayer.'' The proclamation, requested by the Lawrence Association of Evangelicals, reads in part: ``It is fitting to give thanks to the Lord by observing this day when all may acknowledge our blessings and express gratitude for them, while recognizing the need for strengthening religious and moral values in our state and nation.''
  • Proclaim May ``Community Action Month.''
  • Proclaim Sunday through May 9 ``National Tourism Week.''
  • Recognize staffers of Kansas University's Hashinger Hall for their outstanding participation in fire safety programs.
  • Proclaim May 10-16 ``Historic Preservation Week.''

Commenting has been disabled for this item.