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Archive for Monday, August 19, 2002

Lawrence city commission

August 19, 2002

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City commissioners will consider the site plan for Pi Beta Phi Sorority parking lot expansion at 1612 W. 15th St.

Other business

Recognition

Presentation on the status of the Douglas County Memorial of Honor.

Consent agenda

Approve city commission meeting minutes of Aug. 13.

Receive minutes of various boards and commissions: Grant Review Board meeting of March 11; Public Health Board meeting of June 17; Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting of July 9.

Approve all claims.

Approve drinking establishment licenses for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1900 W. Sixth St.; Brandon Woods, 1501 Inverness Drive; Molly McGee's, 2429 Iowa; Plum Tree, 2620 Iowa; Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.

Retail liquor license:

Approve retail liquor licenses for Danny's Retail Liquor, 1910 Haskell Ave., No. 3; Wehner Retail Liquor, 945 E. 23rd St.; Myers Retail Liquor, 902 W. 23rd St.

Approve catering license for Jayhawk Catering Inc., 2223 Haskell Ave., No. D34.

Approve taxicab license for Faith Transportation Inc., 1506 Greenway Drive, Apt. C, Eudora.

Set bid opening date of Sept. 10 for the Neighborhood Resources Comprehensive Rehabilitation Projects at 325 Clayton Court, 340 Pleasant St. and 1621 St. Andrews Drive.

Adopt on first reading ordinance allowing the temporary sale of alcoholic beverages Sept. 14 at South Park for the Second Annual "Oompahfest," sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

Establishing no parking, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, on both sides of Pinewood Drive between Michigan and Minnesota streets.

Removing the no-parking restriction within the cul-de-sac on 22nd Court north of 22nd Street.

Adopt the following resolutions:

Ordering a public hearing Oct. 1 on the advisability of construction of 16th Street from Wakarusa to Research Park drives.

Ordering a public hearing Oct. 1 on the advisability of construction of Research Park Drive from 15th Street south approximately 920 feet.

Ordering a public hearing Oct. 1 on the advisability of constructing sanitary sewer improvements in and near Oread West No. 8.

Ordering a public hearing Oct. 1 on the advisability of improving and widening Sixth Street at Comet Lane for a dedicated westbound turn lane.

Setting a public hearing date of Oct. 8 for discussion of the unsafe structure at 1032 N.Y. and to consider ordering the structure to be repaired or removed.

Establishing Sept. 10 as the date for sale of $11,935,000 in temporary notes, $1,005,000 in temporary notes (airport improvements) and $1,205,000 in general obligation bonds.

Approve nonconforming use/site plans subject to conditions:

Interior and exterior improvements to Bullwinkle's Bar, 1344 Tenn.

Commercial retail space at 1519 W. 23rd St.

Driveway addition for First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth St.

One-story warehouse for Lawrence Decorating Service, 1400 N. Third St.

Approve the following use permitted upon review requests:

For Meadowlark Village, a proposed retirement community consisting of independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's units, and support areas to be located on 7 acres on the north side of 24th Place, east of Inverness Drive. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects L.L.C., for Continuum Associates Ltd., contract purchasers, and Inverness Park Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

For placement of a Sprint generator, to be located at 200 Perry St. Requested by George Lafferty for Union Pacific Railroad, property owner of record.

Approve preliminary development plat of Meadowlark Village, a single-family and duplex retirement community containing 68 dwelling units, to be located on 12.55 acres on the south side of 24th Place east of Inverness Drive. The plan proposes 54 single-family houses and 14 duplex units on 12.55 acres. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects L.L.C., for Continuum Associates Ltd., contract purchasers, and Inverness Park Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

Accept dedication of easement and rights-of-way for the final plat of Westwood Hills third plat, a residential and commercial subdivision containing 90 single-family lots, one planned residential development lot, and one planned commercial development lot. The property is generally described as being located at the southeast corner of East 1000 and North 1700 roads. Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for Westwood L.L.C., property owner of record.

Adopt findings of fact, approve rezoning and annexation requests and text amendments, and authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda:

A request to rezone 1.94 acres from general commercial overlay, single family residential and light industrial districts to a multiple family residential district. The property is at 1549 E. 23rd St. Submitted by Fred Schneider, Schneider & Associates, for W.H.P. Development, property owner of record.

Text amendment to sections 20-1441 & 20-1448 (of the Zoning Ordinance) regarding inclusion of athletic clubs in private recreation facility description.

Approve annexation request for 2.7 acres North of Riverridge Road and east of North Iowa Street; defer annexation ordinance until rezoning recommendation from the Planning Commission.

Approve a right-of-way license agreement prepared by city staff and executed by Andrew Driscoll, property owner of record, at 401 Maine. The property owner desires to construct a wooden fence within the right-of-way along Fourth and Maine streets. The city engineer and planning staff recommends allowing the request pursuant to the license agreement.

Approve additional funding (estimated at $68,445.00) for the city's 10 percent share of Phase II of the Airport Improvement Project.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Consider and approve the site plan for Pi Beta Phi Sorority parking lot expansion, located at 1612 W. 15th St.

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