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Archive for Monday, January 14, 2002

Amendments to rental-registration ordinance considered

January 14, 2002

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Bottom Line

Lawrence city commissioners will look at minor amendments to the city's new ordinance requiring the registration of rental properties in single-family zoned areas of town.

Background

There are two amendments:

The ordinance will be changed to reflect a new state law that landlords cannot provide the city with a list of tenant names unless 30 days has passed since a public health or safety violation has been cited against that particular property.

Clarification that registration does not apply to group homes, adult care homes or other institutional uses allowed in single-family areas.

Other business

Recognition

2001 Friends of the Parks recognition.

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of the following boards and commissions: Lawrence City Commission meeting of Jan. 8; Lawrence Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting of Dec. 11; Lawrence Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board meeting of Nov. 14; Sister Cities Advisory Board meeting of Dec. 12.

Approve all claims.

Approve appointment of Mary Blythe to the Lawrence-Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging.

Bid and purchase items:

Award bid for the purchase of sodium bisulfite for the Utilities Department from the low bidder, Brenntag Mid-South, for $1.34/gallon.

Award bid for anti-virus software for Information Systems Department to the low bidder, The Net Squad, for $15,894.

Set bid date for East Hills Business Park sanitary sewer improvements, for Jan. 29.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

Establishing access management requirements for West Sixth Street (U.S. Highway 40) between Wakarusa Drive and K-10 Highway.

Annexing approximately 5 acres (Brunfeldt).

Annexing approximately 1 acre (remainder of Spring Hill development).

Adopt resolution authorizing the mayor to execute agreement for the construction of left turn lanes on Kasold Drive and traffic signal improvements at Sixth Street and Kasold. This location has been selected by KDOT as a safety improvement. The city will pay 10 percent and the state will pay 90 percent of the cost.

Authorize the city manager to execute a change order for the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project with Danis Environmental, increasing the amount of the project by $196,173. The cost of the improvements can be included in the loan funds for the project.

Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Dennis and Carol Duermeier, 1115 Ohio.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Receive presentation concerning the World Company's Lawrence Is Growing Project.

Receive letter from Kent Hayes with Bert Nash Community Health Center regarding the YESS program.

Consider recommendation from Traffic Safety Commission to prohibit parking in front of mail boxes: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday in front of any mailbox. Receive staff report concerning amendments to rental registration ordinance.

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