Archive for Monday, April 23, 2001

Lawrence City Commission

Moratorium proposal affects planned Home Depot site

April 23, 2001

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Bottom Line

Lawrence city commissioners will receive a staff report concerning a proposed rezoning moratorium along 31st Street between Iowa and Louisiana streets.

Background

A coalition of Lawrence neighborhoods has asked the city to impose the moratorium on rezoning on the site, targeted by developers for a Home Depot store. Commissioners have already delayed a vote on the project, citing the uncertain future of 31st Street in connection with the South Lawrence Trafficway.

Other Business


Proclamations

Proclaim the week of April 22-28 as "National Volunteer Week."

Proclaim the week of April 22-28 as "Crime Victims' Rights Week."

Proclaim the month of May as "Bike Safety Month."

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of the following boards: Lawrence City Commission meeting of April 17; Lawrence Public Library Board meeting of March 26; Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board meeting of Feb. 19; CVB Advisory Board meeting of Feb. 28; Sister Cities Advisory Board meetings of Feb. 10 and March 14; Recycling & Resource Conservation Advisory Board meeting of March 14.

Approve all claims.

Approve a drinking establishment license for Chipotle Mexican Grille of Kansas, 911 Mass.

Approve the following bid and purchase items:

$732,388 to LRM Industries for the 2001 milling, overlay and curb repair program.

$22,049 to BG Consultants to do engineering design of sanitary sewer improvements for 15th Street and Engel Road.

Set bid date of May 15 for improvements to Comet Lane, south of Sixth Street, and Seventh Street, Comet Lane to Monterey Way.

Establish a public hearing date for the preassessments on Comet Lane, south of Sixth Street, and Seventh Street, Comet Lane to Monterey Way.

Authorize the city manager to execute a $196,74 engineering design contract with Bartlett & West for storm sewer improvements along 21st Street, Kentucky Street to Barker Court.

Authorize the city manager to execute a $118,250 engineering design contract with Landplan Engineering storm sewer improvements along 21st Street, Stewart Avenue to Naismith Drive.

Adopt on first reading the following ordinance:

Allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on May 12 at Broken Arrow Park for the third annual Sertoma Club BBQ Cook-off.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinance:

Annexing 5.61 acres northeast of North Seventh and North streets.

Rezoning 5.61 acres northeast of North Seventh and North Streets from agricultural to single-family residence.

Amending the city code to require bidding on public improvement items of $15,000 or greater.

Amending Article 6 Section 5-608 of the plumbing code concerning drainage system materials.

Adopt the following resolutions:

Finding it advisable to construct improvements for Crossgate Drive, Clinton Parkway to 24th Place.

Establishing the benefit district for the improvement of Crossgate Drive, Clinton Parkway to 24th Place.

Finding it advisable to construct traffic signals and geometric improvements at Clinton Parkway at Hawthorne Drive and Hartford Avenue.

Establishing the benefit district for the construction of traffic signals and geometric improvements at Clinton Parkway at Hawthorne Drive and Hartford Avenue.

Approve the following site plans:

For an addition to Lawrence Paper Co., located at 2400 and 2500 Lakeview Road.

For conversion of a vacant residence into an office and residence, located at 1910 Mass.

For an addition to the Calvary Church of God in Christ, located at 646 Ala.

Authorize purchase of property from Daugherty trust for the improvement of Seventh Street, Monterey Way to Comet Lane, for $85,000.

Approve amendment to Sister Cities Advisory Board bylaws. City code requires commission approval of Sister Cities Advisory Board bylaws.

Authorize mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Sherry Albertson, 2712 Century Drive; and Greg Dunham, 2107 Ohio.

Authorize mayor to execute an access-utility easement along the east side of the city property for the Baldwin Creek force main improvement being constructed by Douglas County.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda items

Conduct city sale of $10 million in temporary notes and $2.8 million in bonds.

Receive petition for benefit district for the improvement of the Kasold deceleration lane and stormwater improvements at Clinton Place. Receive request to waive bidding procedures.

Receive staff report concerning proposed rezoning moratorium in the vicinity of 31st Street between Iowa and Louisiana. Receive staff report concerning stormwater issues in this area.

Receive staff report concerning proposed street improvements for Inverness Drive, Clinton Parkway to 27th Street, and set bid date of May 8 for the project.

Receive staff report concerning East Hills Drive at Kansas Highway 10.

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