Archive for Monday, March 31, 2003

Lawrence city commission

March 31, 2003


Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢

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Bottom Line

The City Commission will adopt a formal "findings of fact" regarding its decision to reject plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.


Commissioners are trying to keep the agenda light because of Tuesday's City Commission election.

Other business


  • Presentation of Government Finance Officers Assn. Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
  • Presentation of sweatshirts for highest participation in the Fire Safety program.
  • Proclaim the week of April 6 to be "The Week of the Young Child."
  • Proclaim the week of April 6 to be "Crime Victims' Rights Week."
  • Proclaim the week of April 7 to be "Public Health Week."
  • Proclaim the month of April to be "Fair Housing Month."
  • Proclaim the month of April to be "Sexual Violence Awareness Month."
  • Proclaim the month of April to be "Mediation Month."

Consent agenda

  • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Mechanical Code Board of Appeals meeting of Feb. 24; Public Health Board meeting of Jan. 27.
  • Approve all claims.
  • Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.
  • Set bid opening date of April 22 for the 2002 Phase II Waterline Improvements.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

  • Ordinance No. 7629, adopting and amending the 2000 Edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code.
  • Ordinance No. 7630, establishing all-way stop signs at the intersection of Inverness Drive/Legends Drive and Wakarusa Drive.
  • Ordinance No. 7631, establishing all-way stop signs at the intersection of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road.
  • Ordinance No. 7632, establishing yield signs on Kansas Street at Utah Street.

Adopt the following resolutions:

  • Resolution No. 6460, authorizing $25,000 in additional bond authority for the improvements at 23rd Street and Barker Avenue and at 27th Street and Iowa Street.
  • Resolution No. 6461, authorizing $350,000 in general obligation bond authority for renovation improvements at Fire & Medical Station No. 3, 3708 W. Sixth St.

Approve following site plans subject to conditions:

  • Site plan for a new bank and temporary trailer bank on the west side of Wakarusa Drive, south of Harvard Drive. Submitted by Bartlett & West Engineers for Greg Emprise Financial Corp., property owner of record.
  • Harper Square Addition; a proposed apartment complex at 22nd Street and Harper Street. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, LLC, for D.F.C. Co. of Lawrence, property owners of record.
  • Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house; Sigma Nu Place (Lot 2 of Sigma Nu Addition No. 2). Submitted by Bartlett & West for Epsilon Beta House Corp. of Alpha Gamma Delta of Lawrence, property owners of record.
  • Contractor's office for an existing contractor's office building at 912 N. Third St. Submitted by Allen Belot for Larry and Judy Schomer, property owners of record.
  • Approve city endorsement of application of Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. for Kansas Department of Commerce Community Service Tax Credit program.
  • Approve as signs of community interest the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. annual Spring Parade of Homes signs.
  • Authorize the mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Leland and Alvera Grammer, 421 Elm St.
  • City manager's report.

Regular agenda

  • Consider approval of findings of fact for the Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive rezoning decisions from March 25.
  • Consider adoption of area plan for possible land uses for the Oakley Area. Three scenarios for an area plan were submitted by staff to the Planning Commission, but no action to adopt a plan was taken when action was taken on the rezoning items. Scenario one or two would be consistent with the rezoning request that had been forwarded by the Planning Commission.
  • Consider a request to rezone a tract of land 3.995 acres from agricultural to residence-office district. The property is described as being at the southwest corner of West Sixth Street and Folks Road. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for First Management Inc., property owner of record.

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