Archive for Sunday, June 6, 1999


June 6, 1999


* Proclaim June 13-19 "American Legion Week."

  • Proclaim the week of today through June 12 "Relay for Life Week."
  • Proclaim June 12-13 "First Annual Wizard Run."
  • Approve appointment of Mark Gonzales to the Lawrence Housing Authority's board of commissioners, as recommended by Mayor Erv Hodges. Gonzales will take the seat being vacated by Vickie Randel. Randel, however, would be appointed to handle the vacated term of Rhonda Montgomery, who is on sabbatical. When Montgomery returns from sabbatical in January, Hodges would recommend a new commissioner to take over.
  • Award bid for sidewalk repair on Peterson Road to Penny Construction Co. Inc. for $18,228. The low bid -- $14,883 from Standard Construction -- did not meet the city's bid specifications, because the company included the following disclaimer: "Our company is not responsible for any damage to drain lines, yard sprinkler systems or any underground utility lines."
  • Agree to hire Hardister Painting & Decorating Inc. for $46,425 to handle repairs and painting of railings leading to the Union Pacific underpass along North Second Street.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to allow parking between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. along the south side of 14th Street, between Louisiana and Ohio streets.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to establish a 20 mph speed limit on Ohio Street between 19th and 23rd streets.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to change the name of Riverside Road in Northfield Addition to Riverside Drive. The change would make the name consistent with the previous plats of subdivisions in the area.
  • Approve a resolution to declare 1834 Learnard "environmentally blighted" and allow the property owner 20 days to clean things up.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Mt. Blue Addition, a two-lot planned industrial subdivision covering 7.434 acres east of Franklin Road and north of 25th Street.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Firehouse Station No. 2 Subdivision, a one-lot residentially zoned plat covering 1.67 acres along the east side of Harper Street, about 840 feet north of 23rd Street. The property is planned for a new station for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Williamsburg Place Subdivision (formerly called Lemesany Subdivision No. 2), a one-lot, one-tract multifamily residential subdivision covering 2 acres about 314 feet west of Inverness Drive, between Clinton Parkway and Wimbledon Drive.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Stonegate Subdivision, a 127-lot single-family and multifamily residential subdivision covering 45.48 acres along the west side of Kasold Drive, north of Peterson Road and south of the Kansas Turnpike.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Prairie Meadows Northeast No. 2, a one-lot residential plat covering 0.208 acre at the southwest corner of Grand Circle and Crestline Drive.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for a final plat for Stormont-Vail No. 2, a two-lot replat covering 3.124 acres on Biltmore Drive, which is northwest of the intersection of Wakarusa and Legends drives.
  • Approve a site plan for construction of a deck and access ramp on the Barb Wire Building, 8 E. Sixth. Submitted by Mike Elwell with permission of the property owner of record, the city of Lawrence.
  • Approve and authorize Mayor Erv Hodges to execute a new wholesale water treatment agreement with Rural Water District No. 2. The agreement, set to expire in 2013, would provide the district with additional meters and treated-water quantities.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone property at the northwest corner of Overland Drive and Folks Road from A (Agricultural District) to RO-1B (Residence-Office District). Commissioners authorized the change April 6.
  • Approve a permit revision to allow for an expanded summer care program at Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz.
  • Receive a request from Riverfront L.L.C., plus a report from city staffers, concerning Riverfront's proposal to take over day-to-day maintenance of the city's parking garage at Sixth and New Hampshire streets in exchange for allowing free public parking in the garage.
  • Consider a motion to recess into executive session, for 20 minutes, to discuss the possible acquisition of real property. As written on the meeting agenda: "The justification for the executive session is to keep confidential matters related to possible terms and conditions of real property acquisition."
  • Discuss downtown parking fees, as requested by Mayor Erv Hodges.

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