Archive for Monday, May 6, 2002

Lawrence city commission

May 6, 2002


Bottom Line

Lawrence city commissioners will consider a request to give $13,000 for Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. to continue its Lawrence operations.


Officials with the nonprofit HCCI, which deals with landlord/tenant issues in the city, say they had to close its Lawrence office in early April because they ran out of money. The $13,000 would get them through the summer, when a federal grant is supposed to begin.

Other business


Proclaim the week of May 5 as "Drinking Water Week."

Proclaim the week of May 12 as "National Police Officers Week" and May 15 as "Peace Officers' Memorial Day."

Proclaim May 11 as "Sertoma Bar-B-Q Cook-off Day."

Proclaim the week of May 12 as "National Nursing Home Week."

Proclaim the week of May 12 "Preservation Week."

Proclaim May 12 to November 10 as "Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market Season."

Proclaim the week of May 4 as "National Tourism Week."

Consent agenda

Review and approve minutes of various boards and commissions: city commission meeting of April 30; Board of Zoning Appeals meeting of April 4; Practitioner's Panel meeting of Jan. 17; Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee meeting of April 11.

Approve all claims.

Approve retail liquor license for Dangermond Retail Liquor, 923 N. Second Street, A.

Approve the following mayoral appointments: Tim Holverson to the Aviation Advisory Board; Ron Desch and Heidi Champagne to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board; and Arnell Walker and Verna Woods to the Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging.

Bid and purchase items:

Approve city/county agreement for the mowing and maintenance of Broken Arrow Park.

Approve purchase of approximately 3 acres of real estate from Mary Rule, 2501 Haskell Avenue, in the amount of $73,500 for the city/KDOT stormwater project and city drainage area.

Award bid for the Atchison Street pump station decommissioning project for the Utilities Department to the low bidder, Razorback Construction, for $19,601.

Award bid for 77 personal computers (77) to the low bidder, Microtech Computers, for $124,840.

Award the 2002 curb repair program, to D.F. Freeman Contractors, for $209,451.

Approve purchase of an Asphalt Zipper portable milling machine for the Public Works Department from Asphalt Zipper, for $54,612.

Set bid date of May 21 for mill, overlay and curb repair on Lawrence Avenue, Schwarz Road to Princeton Boulevard, and Alvamar Drive south of 15th Street.

Set bid date of May 21 for street, storm sewer and waterline improvements on Wakarusa Drive, Overland Drive to Queens Road.

Adopt on first reading the following ordinances:

Rezoning 3.3 acres on the east side of Comet Lane south of intersection of Sixth Street and Comet Lane to change the restrictions on its commercial development zoning.

Rezoning 6,609 square feet general commercial to single family residence district, located at 1201 East 13th St.

Rezoning 5.65 acres from agricultural to office district. The property generally is located northwest of the intersection of West Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Adopt on second and final 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.

Authorize the mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Lewis Schneider, 413 Maine.

Authorize the mayor to sign a Subordination Agreement for Jacquelin Morris, 2115 Tenn.

City manager's report.

Regular agenda

Consider Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. funding request for $13,000.

Consider request from Lawrence Habitat for Humanity to amend agreement providing for the construction of affordable housing on Atherton Court, to allow for the construction of houses with only one-car garage.

Conduct public hearing on proposed benefit district for the construction of Congressional Drive from Sixth Street to Overland Drive.

Consider draft letter to Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson concerning the South Lawrence Trafficway.

Receive staff report and KDOT letter concerning proposed improvements along 31st Street.

Conduct public hearing on the proposed vacation of a utility easement across Lots 25-28, Block 2, DeVel Addition No. 3.

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