Archive for Sunday, June 20, 1999

AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION

June 20, 1999

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* Approve licenses recommended by the Department of Administrative Services, as conditioned. Drinking-establishment licenses would be issued to: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2520 Iowa; KOKORO, 601 Kasold Dr., Nos. 102 & 103 (contingent upon state license); Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe, 707 W. 23rd; LuLu's Thai Noodle Shop & Satay Bar, 803 Mass.; and Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Mass. A retail liquor license would be issued to Cork & Barrel, 3514 Clinton Pkwy., Suite B; and a catering license would be issued to Brandon Woods Retirement Community, 1501 Inverness.

  • Agree to buy a FireFLIR thermal imager system, for $22,500, for use by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
  • Set a 2 p.m. July 13 deadline for bids to handle construction of an addition at Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie Rd.
  • Set a 2 p.m. July 6 deadline for bids to handle the city's 1999 Access Ramps Program.
  • Agree to hire Meadows Construction for $349,801 to handle the city's 1999 Curb Repair Program.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to hire Black & Veatch for $23,000 to handle engineering services for rehabilitation of pumping equipment at the Wakarusa Pump Station, 2701 Del.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to allow alcoholic beverages on the city's right-of-way pursuant to a sidewalk dining license for Chipotle Mexican Grill, 911 Mass.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone 1.125 acres from C-5 (Limited Commercial) to C-4 (General Commercial) uses east of the Jayhawk Station Post Office, 1901 W. 31st.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone 2.33 acres from RS-1 (Single-Family Residence) to C-5 (Limited Commercial) uses east of an existing C-5 commercial property on the east side of North Third Street in North Lawrence.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone two lots in the Brook Creek neighborhood from RM-1 (Multiple-Family Residence) to RS-2 (Single-Family Residence) uses along the west side of Haskell Avenue and north of 15th Street, across the street from East Heights School, 1430 Haskell.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone 4.56 acres from C-4 (General Commercial) to C-3 (Central Commercial) uses along the west side of New Hampshire Street between Eighth and 11th Streets.
  • Approve an ordinance on first reading to rezone 145.61 acres from RS-1 (Single-Family Residence) to M-2 (General Industrial) uses at a portion of Lawrence Municipal Airport, which is located north of U.S. Highway 24-40 between East 1500 and East 1600 roads.
  • Approve an ordinance on final 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 final reading to establish a 20 mph speed limit on Ohio Street between 19th and 23rd streets.
  • Approve an ordinance on final reading to change the name of Riverside Road in Northfield Addition to Riverside Drive, to make it consistent with the previous plats of subdivisions in the area.
  • Approve an ordinance on final reading to rezone property at the northwest corner of Overland Drive and Folks Road from A (Agricultural District) to RO-1B (Residence-Office) uses.
  • Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of an application with Kansas Department of Health and Environment for a loan -- using the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Act -- to finance improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant, 1400 E. Eighth. The work -- estimated to cost at least $39.5 million -- is related to compliance with state and federal environmental laws, rehabilitation of facilities and expansion of treatment capacity. The revolving fund would allow the city to take advantage of interest rates that are below market rates.
  • Approve the text amendments and authorize a joint ordinance/resolution to be drafted for placement on a future agenda for first reading to amend the joint City/County Subdivision Regulations to require that property located within the Urban Growth Area (UGA) be subdivided according to specific regulations. The change would eliminate the "5-acre exemption" within the UGA.
  • Approve withdrawal of approximately 3.953 acres from the Holiday Hills Planned Unit Development (PUD), which is east of "Dad" Perry Park and north of Tiffany Drive (if extended east). Robert M. Santee of Denning-Santee Land Associates Inc., is the property owner of record.
  • Agree to annex 13.97 acres south of Sixth Street and east of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Also up for approval: rezoning 9.04 acres of the property from A (Agricultural District) to RM-D (Residence-Duplex District) uses, and rezoning 4.93 acres of the property from A (Agricultural District) to RS-2 (Single-Family Residence District) uses. Diamondhead Limited Partnership is the property owner of record.
  • Agree to annex 5.791 acres south of the Kansas Turnpike and about 1,800 feet west of Kasold Drive. Also up for approval: rezoning the property from A (Agricultural District) to RM-D (Residential-Duplex District) uses. Another 0.184 acre in the area would be rezoned from RS-2 (Single-Family Residence District) to RM-D (Residence-Duplex District) uses. Russell Tuckel Sr. is the property owner of record.
  • Receive an annexation request from Heart of America Teen Challenge Inc. for 18.5 acres east of O'Connell Road. The request would be referred to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for a recommendation.
  • Authorize Mayor Erv Hodges to sign an Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) application from the city to the state.
  • Authorize Mayor Erv Hodges to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Lawrence school district for the use of baseball/softball fields at Holcom Sports Complex and Free State High School.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to sign an agreement that would extend the lease to Health Care Access, which operates on city property at 1920 Moodie Rd. The extended lease would run through Dec. 31, 2004.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to sign a conditional purchase contract for 4820 W. 15th, a 4.4-acre lot, office building and parking lot to be used as an operations center for the Lawrence Police Department. Purchase price: $2.25 million.
  • Receive a staff report concerning 832 Conn., a property deemed unsafe and dangerous by city officials.
  • Receive an update on Riverfront L.L.C.'s request to amend parking rates at the city's downtown parking garage. Representatives of Riverfront, which owns the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza at Sixth and New Hampshire streets, and city officials have negotiated an agreement to allow free two-hour parking on the garage's top deck, plus $1-per-use paid parking on the lower level.

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