Archive for Monday, February 25, 2002

Commissioners to consider historic role of Haskell, wetlands

February 25, 2002


Bottom Line

The Lawrence City Commission will be asked to comment on the possible placement of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Baker Wetlands on the National Register of Historic Places.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the eligibility of Haskell for the National Historic Register as it does an environmental impact statement on proposed routes for the South Lawrence Trafficway. The Corps is asking for the commission's opinion on the topic.

Other business


Proclaim the week of Feb. 21 - 28 as "February Sisters Week."

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of various boards and commissions: City Commission meeting of Feb. 19; Traffic Safety Commission meeting of Feb. 4; Public Library Board meeting of Jan 21; Public Health Board meeting of Dec. 17; Public Transit Committee meeting of Feb. 19.

Approve all claims.

Approve the following drinking establishment licenses: Mexi-Kans, 2412 Iowa; Bada Bing, 913 North Second St.; Old Chicago, 2329 Iowa; Free State Brewery, 636 Mass.; Jack Flanigan's Bar & Grill, 804 W. 24th St.; Marisco's, 4821 W. Sixth St., Suite A; J.B. Stout's, 721 Wakarusa, Suite 100; El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant II, 804 Iowa; The Pool Room, 925 Iowa.

Approve retail liquor license for Hird Retail Liquor, 601 Kasold Drive, B-101.

Bid and purchase items:

Award bid for two extended cab trucks with utility beds for the Utilities Department, to the low bidder, Laird Noller, for $48,630.

Award bid for two hybrid Toyota Prius sedans for the Neighborhood Resources Department, to the low bidder, Crown Toyota, for $42,146.

Award bid for seven pickup trucks for various departments to Laird Noller, for $128,949.

Authorize $55,000 expenditure from equipment reserve fund for underground fuel tank work at 11th and Haskell.

Authorize city manager to execute the Engineering Services Agreement with Landplan Engineering for street, storm sewer, and waterline improvements, Wakarusa Drive, Overland Drive to Eisenhower Drive,for $184,000.

Adopt on first reading the following ordinances:

Amending Chapter 5, Articles 801-805, concerning the regulation of swimming pools.

Annexing approximately 13 acres of right-of-way along North 1400 Road (Douglas County Route 442), generally located east of Noria Road. Annexation required as a condition of the final plat of East Hills East No. 2.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

Rezoning approximately 2.75 acres from agricultural to planned residential development district The property is generally located northwest of the intersection of West Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Rezoning approximately 19.19 acres from agricultural to planned commercial development. The property is generally located northwest of the intersection of West Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Providing for the Phase III tax abatement for Sauer-Danfoss; originally authorized by the commission on Sept. 7, 1999.

Adopt the following resolutions:

Declaring the necessity of condemnation for a drainage easement for the North Michigan Street improvements, Second Street to Riverridge Road.

Providing city approval of the request of Young Management Corporation to receive tax credits form the Kansas Department of Commerce. The proposed project is at 2424 Melrose Lane (Prairie Ridge Place).

Allocating $200,000 in general obligation bond authority for traffic signal renovation projects.

Approve site plan for a licensed premises located at 1350 N. Third Street.

Approve request from Marc Herrman (1406 E. 965 Road) for annexation of approximately 2.49 acres, generally located north of Clinton Parkway near Lake Alvamar; authorize ordinance to be drafted and placed on a future agenda.

Approve agreement not to protest benefit district for construction of Overland Drive (between Queens Road and Congressional Drive - extended) from Edward K. Wang.

Receive unanimous recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to construct traffic calming circles at the intersection of Century Drive and Crestline Drive; refer to staff for implementation report.

Approve unanimous recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish stop signs on Westbrooke Circle at Westbrooke Street and on Petefish Drive at Westbrooke Street.

Approve request for temporary banner along Massachusetts street for the St. Patrick's Day parade.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Conduct public hearing on proposed special assessments for the following public improvement: turn lane on southbound Kasold, south of Clinton Parkway/improvement of Clinton Place and storm sewer improvements.

Consider fence encroachment license agreement for fence along Folks Road.

Receive staff report on KDOT grant proposal for police traffic unit.

Discussion of city commission response to Corp of Engineers letter of Feb. 6, regarding National Register of Historic Places nomination of Haskell Indian Nations University.

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