Archive for Saturday, April 3, 1999


April 3, 1999


* Recognize the Haskell Indian Nations University women's basketball team, which placed third in last month's National Junior College Athletic Assn. Div. II National Tournament.

  • Proclaim Monday to April 11 "Public Health Week."
  • Proclaim April 11-17 "National Library Week."
  • Proclaim April "Douglas County AIDS Project AIDS Awareness Month," and "Mathematics Awareness Month."
  • Approve drinking-establishment licenses for The Rock Chalk Grille, 1105 Mass.; Papa Keno's Pizzeria, 1035 Mass.; and Bambino's Italian Cafe, 1801 Mass.
  • Set a 2 p.m. April 20 deadline for the second phase of this summer's repaving and curb-repair program.
  • Set a 2 p.m. April 20 deadline for the installation of a street and drainage lines in the Myers Addition.
  • Agree to hire Penny Construction Co., for $23,698, to install a sidewalk along the south side of Sixth Street, from Wisconsin to California streets.
  • Agree to hire Penny Construction Co., for $97,743, to install a 10-foot-wide sidewalk along the west side of Iowa Street, from 19th Street to Clinton Parkway.
  • Agree to hire Penny Construction Co., for $52,161, to install a 6-foot-wide sidewalk along the east side of Iowa Street, from 15th to 19th streets.
  • Agree to hire Landplan Engineering, for $8,700, to draw up plans for a new road to provide access to the city's new satellite fueling station, now under construction near the city's Clinton Water Treatment Plant west of Wakarusa Drive.
  • Agree to hire Penny Construction Co., for $54,586, to build a new shelter in Centennial Park. The shelter would be built in the same general area as the park's current shelter, north of Ninth Street and generally behind Bucky's. The current shelter would be demolished.
  • Set a 2 p.m. April 27 deadline for bids to handle installing a water line in southeast Lawrence.
  • Agree to hire Gould Evans Associates, for $33,450, to provide furniture specification and moving services related to the upcoming opening of the new $14.1 million community health building, which is under construction across Maine Street from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Three agencies are slated to move from 336 Mo. and into the new building: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Douglas County Visiting Nurses. Gould Evans would help the agencies decide which furniture to keep, and how to get it moved into the new building.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, to allow parking along both sides of Kresge Road.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, to allow grant a 50-percent tax abatement for CAE Vanguard. Commissioners approved the abatement in July.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to impose restrictions on a drinking-establishment license for Los Amigos, 508 Locust. Among the requirements: that the bar stop serving alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 1:30 a.m., and that private security services be provided from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. each time the bar is open.
  • Adopt a resolution to establish a benefit district for the street and drainage improvements in Myers Addition.
  • Adopt a resolution to authorize the public sale of general obligation bonds and notes April 27.
  • Approve a site plan for a storage building for emergency radio equipment at the site of a city water tower, at Stratford Road and Sunset Drive. The building would be built inside a fenced area, City Manager Mike Wildgen said, and not in the park.
  • Agree to annex, rezone and approve a preliminary plat for Fox Chase IV, a 16.1-acre residential area south of U.S. Highway 40 and west of Wakarusa Drive, at the southernmost point of Harvard Road (extended). The property would be rezoned from A (Agricultural) to RS-2 (Single Family Residence). Requested by Landplan Engineering for Marla L.L.C, property owner of record.
  • Agree to rezone 9.84 acres from A (Agricultural) to RO-1B (Residence-Office) north of Overland Drive at Folks Road. Requested by Jane M. Eldredge, representative of Northland Corp., property owner of record.
  • Enter into a lease-purchase agreement with Great American Turf for maintenance equipment to be used at the city's Eagle Bend Golf Course. The 4-year lease package calls for spending $212,109, with annual installments of $53,027.
  • Accept a recycling grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and proceed with seeking bids for the purchase of a shredder/grinder tub.
  • Consider a request for an "agreement to plat" for the Westgate development at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The agreement is necessary for Dillons to get a building permit to begin construction of a new store at the corner.
  • Consider approving an "interlocal agreement" between the city and Lawrence school district concerning issues related to a new indoor aquatic center to be built adjacent to Free State High School. If approved, the agreement would be forwarded to the Lawrence school board for consideration later this month.
  • Receive a letter from Sauer-Sundstrand Co. concerning an ordinance necessary to implement a tax abatement approved last year. Commissioners would consider scheduling the issue for a decision during the commission's next meeting, April 13.
  • Receive a report from the city's department of housing and neighborhood development concerning 1998 CDBG funds -- shorthand for money from the federal Community Development Block Grant program, administered by the city -- to be used for transitional housing.

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