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Archive for Sunday, May 31, 1998

* APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF GREG FROST TO THE LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, AS RECOMMENDED BY MAYOR MARTY KENNEDY.

May 31, 1998

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* Set a 2 p.m. June 16 deadline for bids to handle the city's 1998 curb repair program.

  • Agree to buy, for $29,968, two kV switchgears from Graybar Electric Co., to be used by the Utilities Department.
  • Approve use of Oak Hill Cemetery for a theater production sponsored by Kay Kuhlmann.
  • Approve the use of city right of way for directional signs for the Sunflower State Games.
  • Authorize staffers to ask the Kansas Department of Transportation for money to improve safety at five ``high accident'' intersections: 19th and Iowa streets (38 accidents in 1996 and 1997); 23rd and Alabama streets (34 accidents); 27th and Iowa streets (33 accidents); 23rd Street and Barker Avenue (31 accidents); and 15th and Iowa streets (29 accidents).
  • Approve the use of city right of way in Longleaf Subdivision to install street lights that would not be KPL fixtures.
  • Approve a site plan for Signature Business Park (Paul Davis Systems), to be located in the 1400 block of North Third Street.
  • Agree to hire Shaughnessy Fickel and Scott Architects Inc., in association with Sabatini & Associates Architects Inc., for $15,850, to handle space needs programming/planning analysis and schematic design for a new fire/medical station to be located near 21st and Harper streets.
  • Consider approving a new policy for accommodating septage haulers. The discussion would be continued from the commission's May 26 meeting.
  • Consider a request from DreamWings L.L.C. to renovate a public hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport for the company's use. The hangar's current tenant would support the plan if the city would build a new hangar to accommodate the hangar's current planes.
  • Receive public comments concerning 1999 city budget.
  • Receive staff report concerning stormwater maintenance policies.
  • Conduct a public hearing on proposed vacation of a utility easement at 4700 Carmel Pl., where homeowner Marcus McHugh plans to install a swimming pool.
  • Commissioner Erv Hodges requests commissioners to discuss public transportation issues. In previous meetings, Mayor Marty Kennedy and Commissioner John Nalbandian have indicated support for starting a fixed-route public transportation system in town, while Commissioners Bonnie Augustine and Bob Moody have opposed creation of such a system. Hodges, as swing vote, has been researching the issue for the past several weeks in preparation for work on the 1999 city budget.

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