Archive for Sunday, May 2, 1999


May 2, 1999


* Proclaim May 15 "National Peace Officers Memorial Day" and today through May 9 "National Peace Officers Memorial Week."

  • Proclaim today through May 8 "Drinking Water Week."
  • Proclaim today through May 9 "National Music Week in Lawrence."
  • Proclaim May 8-13 "Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market Season."
  • Approve drinking-establishment licenses for: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 911 Mass.; Milton's Coffee & Wine, 920 Mass.; and BarbWire's Steakhouse & Saloon, 2412 Iowa.
  • Approve appointment of Kay Huff to the Douglas County Community Corrections Advisory Board.
  • Agree to buy a 3,000-gallon street flushing unit for $46,474 from Victor L. Phillips. The low bid -- $35,125 from G.W. Van Keppel -- did not meet the city's bid specifications.
  • Agree to buy a utility tractor, with attachments, for $16,928 from Deems Farm Equipment.
  • Agree to hire BRB Contractors for $348,187 to handle installation of water lines in the following locations: 19th Street from Haskell to Learnard avenues; Haskell from 19th to 21st streets; and Haskell from 21st to 23rd streets.
  • Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for the following final plats: Zaroco Plaza Subdivision and two lots in Todd's Addition, together forming a two-lot commercial subdivision covering 5.9 acres north of 23rd Street about 350 feet west of Harper Street; DeVel No. 4, a 113-lot residential subdivision covering 29.64 acres west of North Iowa Street and the Curtis 1000 Subdivision, south of the Kansas Turnpike; Foxchase IV, a proposed 37-lot single-family residential subdivision covering 15.43 acres south of U.S. Highway 40, west of Wakarusa Drive, at the southernmost point of Harvard Road (extended); and Westgate Place No. 3, a four-lot planned commercial development covering 16.913 acres at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
  • Receive a staff report and planning recommendation regarding a request for Use Permitted Upon Review (UPR) for the city's Indoor Aquatic Center, to be located at 4700 Overland Dr. Commissioners will consider approving the permit May 11.
  • Endorse an application from Health Care Access to the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing's Community Service Program, requesting the ability to allow businesses to make donations to the Health Care Access pharmacy program for a state tax credit worth 50 percent of the amount donated. State law requires a local government endorsement. No city funds or supervision are required for the program.
  • Receive a protest petition concerning a proposed special assessment benefit district for improvements to the parking lot in the 800 block between New Hampshire and Rhode Island streets. The petitions would be referred to staffers for a report to be considered later this month.
  • Approve a resolution that would make up to $68,500 in city funds available to help finance an estimated $250,000 project to replace a box drainage culvert at the intersection of 13th and Brook streets. The city has applied for a Hazard Mitigation Grant through the state of Kansas, which would finance up to $187,500 of the project. City officials don't expect word on the grant until June 2000.
  • Approve staffers' recommendation to select Wilson & Co. as the consultant for a traffic-calming study along Louisiana Street from 17th to 31st streets. Commissioners would give staffers permission to negotiate a contract for the commission's approval.
  • Receive an annual report from the Convention & Visitors Bureau, plus copies of the final "State of the Industry Report" for tourism in Lawrence, as prepared by a consultant for the bureau.
  • Receive a staff report concerning Southwestern Bell Wireless' plans to install communications equipment atop a city water tower at 3708 W. Sixth. Commissioners also will consider a site plan for the project.
  • Consider items regarding the city's Indoor Aquatic Center: Review and approve building plans for the center; consider adopting a resolution that allows the issuance of up to $2 million in general obligation bonds for the project; and consider approving a final plat for Free State Addition No. 2, the proposed location of the center north of Free State High School, 4700 Overland Dr.
  • Receive a letter from the Lawrence school district regarding recreational issues, and receive a report from Glenn Livingood Penzler Architects regarding a proposed Western Neighborhood Service Center.
  • Receive a staff report concerning drainage issues near Eighth and Oak streets in North Lawrence.

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