Archive for Sunday, September 20, 1998

September 20, 1998


* Proclaim October ``Domestic Violence Awareness Month,'' ``Breast Cancer Awareness Month'' and ``Business Women's Month''

  • Proclaim Oct. 2 ``Downtown-KU Big Blue Pep Rally Day.''
  • Approve appointments recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy: Donna Osness to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees; Joe Flannery, Terry Sutcliffe, Win Campbell, Tim Fritzel, Deb Brewer and Matthew Hoy to the Downtown Parking Advisory Board; and Anne Garlinghouse to the Lawrence Alliance.
  • Approve purchase of polymer for Clinton Water Treatment Plant from Nalco Chemical Co. Cost: $24,750.
  • Waive engineer's estimate and award bid to Maxwell-Gabel for electrical improvements at the Clinton Water Treatment plant. Cost: $348,886.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone 17,600 square feet from A (Agricultural District) to C-5 (Limited Commercial District) along the north side of East 23rd Street, west of Slimmer Addition.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone 5.1 acres from PRD-2 (Planned Residential District) to RS-2 (Single-Family Residence District) north of West 27th Street, east of Scottsdale Street and west of Sunflower Elementary School.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone 2,925 square feet from C-4 (General Commercial District) to C-3 (Central Commercial District) at 11 E. Eighth St.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to rezone 4.268 acres from RS-1 (Single-Family Residence District) to RM-1 (Multiple-Family Residence District) north of Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp and west of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to amend the city code to establish a schedule of loading zones maintained by the city engineer instead of having the actual list of locations in the city code.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to annex an acre north of East 23rd Street, known as Cornerstone Addition.
  • Adopt a resolution declaring 316 Funston environmentally blighted and allowing the property owner 20 days to abate the blighted conditions.
  • Receive an update report regarding the Lawrence CyberVillage, the city's official site on the World Wide Web.
  • Receive a letter from Robert L. Emerson Jr., 3901 W. 13th, concerning possible creation of a benefit district to finance construction of sanitary sewers in the Western Hills area. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the letter and possibly direct staffers to prepare a resolution establishing a public hearing date.
  • Conduct a public hearing regarding construction of a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side of West Sixth Street, from Quick's restaurant to, but not including, Highpointe Apartments.
  • Receive a staff recommendation for construction manager services for the city's planned $9.5 million indoor aquatic center, to be built on property at Free State High School. Commissioners would consider authorizing City Manager Mike Wildgen to negotiate a contract with DiCarlo/B.A. Green, which already is providing such services for the new $14.1 million community health facility now under construction across Maine Street from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
  • Receive a staff report regarding plans for renovating a hangar and building a new one at Lawrence Municipal Airport. The key component: Staffers previously told commissioners that renovating the airport's existing ``white'' hangar would cost about $210,000, but current estimates for the work -- which includes several previously unanticipated components -- are set for $458,000.

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