- Proclaim April 5-7 "Lawrence Free State High School Symphonic Band Weekend."
- Proclaim the month of April "Mathematics Awareness Month."
- Review and approve minutes of the following board meetings: Lawrence City Commission from March 13; Lawrence Housing Authority from Jan. 23; Mental Health Board from Nov. 28, Dec. 19 and Jan. 30; Public Health Board from Jan. 21; Public Transit Advisory Committee from Feb. 20; Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board from March 13; Historic Resources Commission from Feb. 15; Planning Commission from Feb. 28; and HAND Advisory Committee from March 8.
- Approve all claims.
- Approve drinking establishment licenses for the following establishments: Papa Keno's Pizzeria, 1035 Mass.; Lou Zeana's Bayou Grill, 3300 W. 15th St.; Club 508, 508 Locust St.; Columbus Club, 2206 E. 23rd St.; Chili's, 2319 Iowa; and Bada Bing, 913 N. Second St.
- Approve cereal malt beverage licenses for the following establishments: Hillcrest Amoco, 914 Iowa; and Louisiana Amoco, 2301 La.
Approve the following bid and purchase items:
- Container delivery truck for the Public Works Department to American Equipment for $42,427, plus an optional tool box and trailer attachment for $675, resulting in a total bid of $43,102.
- Two hook lift trucks for the Public Works Department to Roy Conley & Co. with an upgraded engine and transmission, for $98,918.
- Rear load refuse truck for the Public Works Department to Roy Conley & Co.'s alternate bid of $110,077.
- Street, storm sewer, and traffic signal improvements on Crossgate Drive from Clinton Parkway to 24th Street to R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. for $395,971.
- Set bid date of April 10 for phase two of the city's overlay and curb repair program.
- Computer hardware and software for the Indoor Aquatic Center to the sole bidder, Vermont Systems Inc., for $30,984.
- Umbrella shade structures for the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center from Tensile Designs International, not to exceed $14,172.
Adopt on first reading the following ordinances:
- Annexing 10.43 acres of land generally located south and east of Summerfield Way.
- Rezoning 12.54 acres of city-owned property north of Oak Hill cemetery from agricultural and heavy industrial to single-family residence.
Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:
- Annexing 20 acres of city-owned property north of Peterson Road between Folks and Queens roads.
- Establishing the city commission quorum at four members of the governing body.
Adopt the following resolutions:
- Establishing a public hearing date for the proposed benefit district for the traffic signal improvement and related geometric improvements at Clinton Parkway, Hawthorn Drive and Hartford Avenue. A new benefit district is required because the earlier estimate was too low.
- Establishing a public hearing date for the proposed benefit district for Crossgate Drive from Clinton Parkway to 24th Place, including a roundabout at 24th Place. A new benefit district is required because the earlier estimate was too low.
- Authorizing the sale of $2,840,000 in bonds and $10,095,000 in temporary notes on April 24.
- Establishing a new benefit district for the proposed improvement of Inverness Drive from Clinton Parkway to 24th Place, including a roundabout at 24th Place. A new benefit district is required because the earlier estimate was too low.
- Declaring the necessity of condemnation of public pedestrian easements for the improvement of 24th Place and Inverness Drive.
- Authorizing additional general obligation bond authority for the improvement of Michigan Street from Seventh to Ninth Streets, in the amount of $100,000.
- Authorizing additional general obligation bond authority for the improvement of Monterey Way from 15th Street to Harvard Road, in the amount of $12,000.
- Authorizing general obligation bond authority for improvements and repairs in the amount of $350,000 to city buildings, including fire and medical facilities, airport terminal roof, public works facility at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue.
- Authorize mayor to execute with the Kansas Department of Transportation the resurfacing of 23rd Street from Iowa to Louisiana streets, and of Iowa Street from 31st to 34th streets. The state will cover 50 percent of the cost of this project up to a maximum of $200,000.
- Approve a site plan for retail and office space at 705-709 Mass.
- Approve a request for a one-year extension of approval for Antioch Townhomes and Office. The property is located on the west side of Iowa Street, 200 feet south of Harvard Road. The city commission originally approved this on April 11, 2000.
Adopt findings of fact; approve rezoning; authorize drafting of ordinance for first reading on a future agenda for the following items:
- A revised request to rezone 14.14 acres from valley channel to general industrial. The property north of the Kaw Water Treatment Plant at W. Second and Illinois streets.
- A revised request to rezone 144.1 acres from single family, agricultural and heavy industrial to general industrial. The property is located at the eastern city limits at the terminus of East Eighth Street. The tract includes the Wastewater Treatment Plant and adjacent city-owned property.
- A request to rezone 35.56 acres from single family to planned residential development. The property is located on the northwest corner of Peterson Road and Kasold Drive.
- Approve a revision to the site plan for Raintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton Parkway. Revisions to the site plan illustrate the previously approved uses and specifically proposes an expansion of the gymnasium.
- Approve a preliminary development plan for Westwood Hills Townhomes, to be located a half-mile north of West Sixth Street, east of Queens Road and north of Wakarusa Drive. The plan proposes a three-phase mixed-use development with 90 residential dwelling units, an office and clubhouse, and 7,500 square feet of retail space.
- Consider a text amendment to Horizon 2020 to include additional language pertaining to Health Services.
- Receive amended Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2001 through 2006.
Authorize the following change orders for parks and recreation projects:
- To B.A. Green for $46,309 of additional work on the Centennial Park project, which would include removal of a parking lot and installation of a 10-foot-wide walkway from the shelter site to the skateboard facility. Funding would come from sales tax fund.
- To B.A. Green for $10,839 of additional work on the Teddy Roosevelt Fountain Renovation project in South Park, which would include concrete and brick work for the flower beds around the fountain. Funding would come from sales tax fund.
Refer the following sign permit applications to the Arts Commission:
- Mural to be painted on the north side of an exterior wall at Cordley Elementary School, 19th and Vermont streets, per an application from Cordley Elementary PTA.
- Mural to be painted on exterior wall of Van Go's headquarters at 715 N.J., per an application from Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc.
- Authorize mayor to sign the releases of mortgage for Violet Toyne, 1133 Pa.; and Donnis Graham, 1300 N.H.
- City manager's report.
Regular agenda items
- Receive request for the use of Visit 2020 reserve funds for city banner project.
- Consider adoption on first reading of ordinance establishing a license requirement for the rental of residential structures in single-family zoning districts, effective Feb. 1, 2002. Receive staff report concerning staffing impact of inspection requirements and review of Housing Authority inspection process.
- Receive staff report concerning proposed improvements to North Michigan Street, including possible improvements to the North Michigan bridge over the Kansas Turnpike.
- Receive report from TranSystems Corp. regarding the recommended Barker Neighborhood Traffic Calming Improvements.
- Receive staff report concerning the chronology of engineering design work for the improvement of West Sixth Street, including the improvement of the West Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive area.
- Consider adoption of an ordinance amending an earlier ordinance to annex the property tract bounded by Clinton Parkway, 27th Street, and Crossgate and Inverness drives pursuant to city commission direction at the March 6 meeting. Legal counsel for the applicant indicated that a request for emergency first and second readings of this ordinance was possible.
- Consider text amendments to Chapter 20 of the Code of the city of Lawrence to establish the Urban Conservation Overlay District. Approve text amendments and authorize drafting of ordinance for placement on a future agenda for first reading, if appropriate.
- Consider establishing a zoning overlay district for the downtown Lawrence area to allow the implementation of the Downtown Design Guidelines. The area is generally bounded by Sixth Street on the north, Rhode Island Street on the east, Vermont Street on the west, and North Park Street on the south. Approve zoning overlay district and authorize drafting of ordinance for placement on a future agenda for first reading, if appropriate.
- Receive staff report on the status of the rehabilitation of 1201 E. 13th Street.
- Receive update from Black & Veatch staff regarding the status of the Clinton Water Plant Expansion Project, Phase 1, which includes the selection of the contractor that will be working with Black & Veatch to develop a guaranteed maximum price for the project.
- Consider recommendation to enter into a contract with Layne Western in the amount of $136,452 to install a second well at the Lawrence Municipal Airport for fire protection capacity.