Archive for Sunday, May 30, 1999


May 30, 1999


* Recognize Carolyn Woodhead, a water technician for the city's utilities department, for receiving a Kansas Water Environment Assn. award.

  • Approve appointments as recommended by Mayor Erv Hodges: David K. Henry to the Aviation Advisory Board, and Mary Blythe, Ed Dutton, Glenna Herd, Margaret Hopkins, Katherine Newman and Mike Montgomery to the Douglas County-Lawrence Advocacy Council on Aging.
  • Agree to hire companies to install and/or move telephone systems for three community health agencies moving into a new $14.1 million community health facility, set to open later this year at 200 Maine. Kansas Communications would get $55,434 for providing a new telecommunications system for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and $31,228 for providing a new telecommunications system for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. WKT Communications would get $26,375 to move and upgrade the system for Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.
  • Agree to waive bidding requirements for a special-assessment benefit district to finance installation of drainage improvements at the northwest corner of Sixth and Maine streets, and agree to hire Harris Construction to handle the work. The property's owners are paying for the entire job, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
  • Scheduled a July 27 public hearing to discuss a dilapidated structure at 214 Ala., after which commissioners could order its demolition.
  • Schedule a July 13 public hearing for the proposed Downtown 2000 redevelopment project in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street.
  • Approve a site plan for a cabinet shop to be located in Commerce Park East.
  • Approve a site plan for St. James Self-Storage, to be located at 2201 St. James Pl.
  • Acknowledge receipt of a letter requesting the formation of a benefit district to finance construction of George Williams Way.
  • Consider a unanimous recommendation from the city's Traffic Safety Commission to allow parking between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. along the south side of 14th Street from Louisiana to Ohio streets. The move would allow for increased on-street parking for people seeking to eat lunch at the Wagon Wheel Cafe, 507 W. 14th.
  • Authorize City Manager Mike Wildgen to execute Wildlife Extension Agreement(s) related to 156 acres of property owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the city. The agreement would govern a riparian- and wetland-protection project east of Eagle Bend Golf Course and a model airplane area.
  • Consider a 5-1 recommendation from the city's Traffic Safety Commission to establish a 20 mph speed limit along Ohio Street from 19th to 23rd streets. The current speed limit is 30 mph.
  • Receive public comments and suggestions concerning the city's upcoming 2000 budget.
  • Receive and discuss a draft ordinance that would regulate "dangerous dogs" -- including pit bulls -- in Lawrence. Commissioners are scheduled to consider placing the draft ordinance on a future agenda, if appropriate.

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