Archive for Monday, December 3, 2001

Commissioners to review proposed snow-removal ordinance

December 3, 2001


Bottom Line

The Lawrence City Commission will review a proposed ordinance that would compel property owners to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks.


The city does not have an ordinance specifically requiring snow removal. The proposal would give owners 48 hours to remove snow after it had fallen. Failure to do so could result in a $10 a day fine. City officials would not enforce the law without specific complaints.

Other business

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of the following boards and commissions: Lawrence City Commission meeting of Nov. 27; Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee meeting of Nov. 15; Planning Commission meeting of Oct. 24; Lawrence Douglas County Public Health Board meeting of Sept. 24.

Approve all claims.

Bid and purchase items:

Approve purchase of AVID Forensic Video System from Ocean Systems in the amount of $19,096 for the police department.

Approve purchase of LS 177A Wildcat windrow compost turner, for the Recycling Division, from Key Equipment and Supply in the amount of $87,884. A KDHE grant will reimburse $50,000 to the city for this purchase.

Award bid for landscaping the Clinton Water Plant fire damaged area to the low bidder, Preferred Lawn Service, for $19,345. Expenses will be paid from the insurance monies received ($20,000) by the city this fall.

Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:

For the improvement of 24th Place from Inverness to Crossgate.

For the improvement of Inverness Drive from 24th Place to 27th Street.

For the improvement of Inverness Drive from Clinton Parkway to 24th Place.

For the improvement of the Inverness Park drainage channel, Inverness to Crossgate.

Adopt on first reading an ordinance revising requirements for street trees.

Adopt a resolution establishing the special assessment benefit district for the construction of a temporary portion of Wakarusa Drive.

Approve a request to rezone approximately 12.085 acres from agricultural to single family residential district. The property is generally located west of Branchwood Drive, north of Stoneridge Drive . Requested by Landplan Engineering for Marla, LLC, property owners of record.

Receive request for amendment to site plan for Replay Lounge, refer to staff for report and recommendation.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Louis Klemp has requested permission to address the commission concerning the Watkins trust.

Receive staff report on proposed amendments concerning bicycle parking and bicycle registration.

Receive draft ordinance on sidewalk snow removal.

Receive staff recommendation to deny site plan approval for construction of S & B Motel, 821 Iowa.

Current board and commission vacancies

Three vacancies on the Uniform Building Code Board of Appeals.

One vacancy for the position of professional financial analyst and one vacancy for an at-large position for the Public Incentives Review Committee.

One vacancy on the Mechanical Code Board of Appeals to fill the un-expired position of Bill Parrish, which expires March 31, 2004.

One vacancy on the BZA/Sign Code Board of Appeals to fill the un-expired term of Michael Warner, which expires Sept. 30, 2004.

One vacancy on the Recycling and Resource Advisory Committee for the un-expired term of Danny Drungilas, which expires Dec. 31, 2003. Two additional positions will become vacant Dec. 31.

One vacancy on the Lawrence Arts Commission to fill the un-expired term of Sally Six-Hersh, which expires Jan. 31, 2002. Two additional positions will become vacant Jan. 31, 2002.

One position on the Public Transit Advisory Committee will become vacant Dec. 31.

One position on the Grant Review Board will become vacant Dec. 31.

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