Archive for Sunday, January 24, 1999

LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA

January 24, 1999

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  • Approve drinking-establishment licenses for Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass.; Paisano's Ristorante, 2112 W. 25th St., Suite C; Shenago Lounge, 2907 W. Sixth; Fatso's, 1016 Mass.; Rudy's Pizzeria, 704 Mass.; West Coast Saloon, 2222 Iowa; and Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H.
  • Approve cereal-malt beverage licenses for New York Burrito Gourmet Wraps, 939 Mass.; Jayhawk Food Mart II, 1414 W. Sixth; El Matador Cafe, 446 Locust; Alvamar Orchard Golf Course, 3000 W. 15th; and East Side Tavern, 900 Pa.
  • Approve reappointments of James Montgomery and Mike Black to the Electrical Code Board; appointment of Dan McGough to the Aviation Advisory Board; and reappointment of Hank Booth to the Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Board, as recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy.
  • Set a 2 p.m. Feb. 16 deadline for bids for handling a central basin pump station/force main project along Massachusetts Street, adjacent to Haskell Indian Nations University. The project would replace a pump station and install a new 1,278-foot-long force main necessary to "provide increased capacity to the sanitary sewer system in this area, which becomes surcharged during certain rain events," said Debbie Van Saun, the city's assistant director of utilities.
  • Agree to hire B&R; Insulation, for $56,432, to handle removal of asbestos from the old city hospital, 336 Mo. The building will be demolished after its current occupants -- Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. -- move into a new $14.1 million community health building under construction across Maine Street from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
  • Approve an ordinance, on first reading, to amend portions of the city code regarding alcoholic beverages. The amendments are not viewed as substantive, officials said, but as clarifications of existing law.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to install yield signs on Quail Creek Drive at 22nd Street, and on westbound 13th Street at Oak Hill Avenue and at eastbound 13th Street.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to establish an all-way stop at 13th and Brook streets.
  • Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to establish a 20 mph speed limit on 13th Street, from Haskell Avenue to Oak Hill Avenue; and on Oak Hill Avenue, from 13th to Elmwood Street.
  • Approve a site plan for an addition to O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1008 W. 23rd.
  • Approve a site plan for Lawrence Medical Plaza, to be located at the northwest corner of Sixth and Maine streets.
  • Schedule a public hearing Feb. 9 to determine special assessments for construction of East 25th Street, near the new Douglas County Jail, and related drainage improvements in the area. Adjacent property owners are paying for all of the work.
  • Approve special assessments for installation of traffic signals at 34th and Iowa streets. The assessments -- to be paid by adjacent property owners -- are less than those adopted previously.
  • Agree to hire Evans, Bierly, Hutchison, for $117,000, to draw up designs for sanitary sewer improvements in Western Hills, northwest of 15th Street and Monterey Way.
  • Authorize staffers to negotiate an agreement with Black & Veatch, which would draw up plans for a pump station/force main project in southeast Lawrence.
  • Agree to hire Black & Veatch, for $16,000, to draw up plans for a relief sewer project in northwest Lawrence.
  • Authorize Mayor Marty Kennedy to execute an agreement with Douglas County concerning the city's use of portions of the Judicial & Law Enforcement center, 111 E. 11th.
  • Waive bidding requirements and agree to buy a radio equipment building from Miller Building Systems. The building will be located within the fenced area at the city's water tower off Stratford Road.
  • Receive a report on a tourism study from Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Greg Gilstrap, a consultant Billings hired for $20,000.
  • Consider a site plan for a new Zarco convenience store and car wash to be located at 1500 E. 23rd. During their previous meeting, commissioners had questions regarding the proposed closing of one of three existing "curb cuts" at the site.
  • Conduct a public hearing regarding a proposed vacation of right-of-way on Samaritan Drive. Commissioners would consider ordering the right-of-way vacated.
  • Receive a request from Kenneth Riedemann to allow tenants to move back in to 805 Ohio, a home previously allowed to include tenants while it was being renovated. Last month, commissioners ordered tenants out of the house because of Riedemann's lack of compliance with restrictions planed upon a special permit allowing the multifamily use. City Manager Mike Wildgen said he expected Riedemann to be in compliance with the restrictions by Tuesday night.
  • Receive a staff report concerning projects handled by the city's department of parks and recreation and financed using revenues from a 1-cent countywide sales tax approved by voters in 1994.
  • Receive a staff report concerning a recent audit of KPS' franchise agreement with the city.

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