Archive for Sunday, April 28, 2002

Lawrence City Commission

Commissioners to evaluate proposed SLT interchanges

April 28, 2002


Bottom Line

The Lawrence City Commission will receive a letter from County Commissioner Bob Johnson concerning proposed South Lawrence Trafficway 32nd Street interchanges.


A majority of the commission has already indicated a preference that the South Lawrence Trafficway be routed south of the Wakarusa River. Johnson, in his letter, says the Kansas Department of Transportation will take that to mean there should be no interchanges with the city if a north-of-the-river alignment is chosen. Johnson is asking the city to make its preferences on interchanges known.

Other business


Proclaim May 2 as "A Day of Prayer."

Proclaim the week of May 5 as "Be Kind to Animals Week."

Proclaim the week of May 5 as "Suicide Prevention Week."

Proclaim May as "Mental Health Month."

Proclaim the week of May 6 as "Nurses Week."

Proclaim the week of May 12 as "Hospital Week."

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of various boards and commissions: City Commission meeting of April 23; Public Transit Advisory Committee meeting of April 16; Economic Development Board meeting of Jan. 24; Lawrence Public Library board meeting of March 18.

Approve all claims.

Approve drinking establishment licenses for: Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Caf707 W. 23rd St.; Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

Bid and purchase items:

Award mill, overlay and curb repair project to R.D. Johnson Excavating in the amount of $502,015.

Award City Hall mechanical and electrical systems repair and renovation to Huxtable L.T. Service in the amount of $153,900.

Award the 2002 Lawrence Arts Commission Community Grant Program recipients, as recommended by the Lawrence Arts Commission.

Award bid for Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation project at 2535 Belle Haven, to Master Plan Management, for $33,760.

Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Airport Development Group for $288,000 for the engineering services for the design contract for the Airport Improvement Project.

Adopt on first reading the following ordinances:

Allowing possession and sale of alcoholic beverages in Broken Arrow Park on May 10 and 11 for Sertoma Club of Lawrence fund-raiser.

Amending Chapter 5, Article 1 of the Uniform Building Code, enacting section 5-104.20.1 regarding requirements governing natural lighting.

Amending Chapter 5, Article 5 of the Uniform Housing Code, section 5-503.10 regarding requirements governing windows and emergency egress.

Adopt on second reading an ordinance rezoning approximately 5.0316 acres from multiple family residence to residence office district. The property is generally located at 4340 W. Sixth St.

Adopt the following resolutions:

Establishing May 21 as the public hearing date to consider the improvement of Overland Drive from Wakarusa to Queens Road and to consider establishing a special assessment benefit district for the improvement.

Authorizing the mayor to sign the application for the 2002 Emergency Shelter Grant from the city to the state of Kansas.

Receive draft 2001 tax abatement report. A revised report will be provided to the commission when completed.

Authorize the mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Chris and Kellee Schmid, 503 Elm.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Receive report from Gene Meyer, President/CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Receive report from the Sesquicentennial Committee.

Receive request from property owners in the Westgate subdivision requesting a rezoning of their property from multiple family residence to single family residence.

Conduct spring 2002 bond and note sale. Receive and approve bids. Declare an emergency allowing the adoption on first and second reading of ordinances approving the sale of the bonds.

Receive 2001 annual report on bicycling in Lawrence from the Bicycle Advisory Committee and consider authorization of grant application for bicycle safety and education to KDOT.

Receive letter from County Commissioner Bob Johnson, concerning proposed SLT 32nd Street interchanges.

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