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Archive for Monday, February 5, 2001

Lawrence City Commission

February 5, 2001

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Single-family occupancy issue returns

Bottom Line

Lawrence city commissioners will review the language of proposed ordinances that would limit the number of unrelated roommates living in houses in single-family neighborhoods, and would force landlords to register their properties.

Background

The ordinances would mandate that no more than two unrelated people could live together in houses zoned as single-family residences. Proponents say it would bring families back to downtown neighborhoods that have been taken over by Kansas University students. Students say they're unfairly being targeted, and landlords say they face financial hardships. The items are on the agenda, but commissioners will not vote on them Tuesday.

Other business:

Consent agenda

Approve minutes of various city boards and commissions.

Approve all claims.

Approve drinking establishment licenses for the following businesses: La Tropicana, 434 Locust St.; Shenago Lounge, 2907 W. Sixth St.; J.B. Stout's, 721 Wakarusa Drive; Free State Brewery, 636 Mass.; Set 'Em Up Jacks, 1800 E. 23rd St.; Mariscos, 8421 W. Sixth St.; and Henry's on Henry Street, 11 E. Eighth St.

Approve mayoral appointments: Don Johnston, Dwayne Peaslee, Sue Pine, Randi Tveitaraas, Mike Maddox and Bob Walters to the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board; and Mary Boyden, Donna Swall and Frank Day to the Lawrence-Douglas County Council on Aging.

Approve the following bids:

$9,950 for roofing of the Forestry Building, 1110 Haskell Ave., for the Parks and Recreation Department to low bidder Mid West Coating.

$47,900 for purchase of equipment for the new indoor aquatic center to Splashtacular Inc.

Adopt on first reading ordinances:

Amending the city code concerning pretreatment regulations for the city's sanitary sewer utility.

Rezoning 3.205 acres from single-family residence to planned residential development subject to approval of a preliminary development plan for Delaware Commons.

Declaring Louisiana Street, from 17th Street south to the city boundaries, a main trafficway. The designation is necessary to allow for debt financing of traffic calming projects.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

Change the name of Red Cedar Court in Stonegate Townhomes Addition to Firefly Court.

Ban daytime weekday parking along the west side of Raintree Place from University Drive to Valley Lane.

Adopt the following resolutions:

Declare 1102 E. 13th St. blighted, allowing the property owner 20 days to abate violations.

Authorize $350,000 in general obligation bond authority for first phase of Louisiana Street traffic calming. Authorize the city manager to execute contract with EBH & Associates for engineering work, in the amount of $21,381.

Authorize $1.75 million in general obligation bond authority for construction of Fire Station No. 2.

Make certain findings for creation of a benefit district for sanitary sewer improvements in the Westwood neighborhood, northeast of 15th and Iowa streets.

Establish benefit district for sanitary sewer improvements in Westwood neighborhood.

Approve the site plan for an addition to Douglas County Public Works Shop; 711 E. 23rd St.

Accept dedication of easements and rights-of-way for Wood Addition, a 0.253-acre subdivision at the junction of North Second and North Third streets.

Approve annexation of 50.759 acres of city property west and north of Kasold Drive and West 31st Street.

Authorize mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Rebecca Stakes, 431 Elm St.

Authorize city manager to execute agreement with Airport Development Group for $75,000 for airport environmental assessment.

Authorize city manager to execute agreement with BG Consultants for 2001 waterline improvement engineering design project.

Concur with staff recommendation to decline further proceedings regarding the request to make Pikes Peek Place a public street.

Approve amendment to city's budget billing program for utility customers as recommended by city staff.

Approve naming of city-owned property south of 27th Street, recently donated by John McGrew, the Pat Dawson Billings Nature Area.

Authorize city manager to execute contract with The Peridian Group for engineering design of Inverness Drive, from 24th Place to 27th Street, for $80,000.

Authorize city manager to execute contract with The Peridian Group for engineering design of box culvert reconstruction at Crossgate Drive and 27th Street for $75,000.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Receive request from Grand LLC for temporary building permits for the Grand subdivision near 31st Street and Kasold Drive.

Receive information concerning proposed geometric improvements at Kansas Highway 10 and East Hills Drive.

Receive letter from Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods and staff report concerning gas franchise fee payments.

Review the language of proposed ordinances that would limit the number of unrelated people living in houses in single-family neighborhoods, and would force landlords to register their properties.

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