Archive for Monday, November 17, 2003

Commission to consider tax abatement, zoning

November 17, 2003

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Bottom line

The Lawrence City Commission has a heavy agenda, including tax abatement and zoning issues.

Background

Among the noteworthy items: Consideration of a tax abatement for Amarr Garage Doors, 3800 Greenway Circle; rezoning of land at Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway for a commercial development; and a hearing on a proposal to set the Orchards Golf Course, 3000 W. 15th St., off-limits to development.

Other business

Recognition

  • Proclaim the week of Nov. 17-21 as "U.S. International Education Week."
  • Proclaim Wednesday as "GIS Day."

Consent agenda

  • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Board of Electrical Examiners and Appeals meeting of Oct. 1; Grant Review Board meeting of Sept. 8; Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee meeting of Oct. 9; Public Incentive Review Committee meeting of Oct. 30; Public Library Board meeting of Oct. 20; Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting of Oct. 14.
  • Approve all claims.
  • Approve drinking establishment licenses for The Granada, 1020 Mass.; Uno Chicago Grill, 3333 Iowa; Fatso's, 1016 Mass.; It's Brothers Bar & Grill, 1105 Mass.
  • Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

Bid and purchase items:

  • Award bid for one backup tape autoloader for the Information Systems Department to Tallgrass Technologies in the amount of $58,593.
  • Award phase two of Police Investigations and Training Center mechanical renovations to Huxtable L.T. Services Inc., in the amount of $58,890.
  • Award for mechanical renovations to the City Hall server room to Huxtable L.T. Services Inc., in the amount of $24,900.
  • Approve purchase of forensic video analysis system equipment in the amount of $12,553 to match federal funds (Byrne Grant) of $37,659.
  • Authorize the city manager to execute a contract with LHW Architects for the 2003/2004 Kaw Water Plant Workspace Improvement project, in the amount of $26,775.
  • Approve payment to Heart of America Teen Challenge in the amount of $15,000 for the acquisition of various property interests for the improvement of O'Connell Road.
  • Set bid opening date of Dec. 9 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Loan program for: 1649 Edge Hill Road, 1235 Ky., and 1345 N.J.
  • Set bid date of Dec. 9 for box culvert improvements to 21st Street, Kentucky Street to Barker Court.
  • Set bid date of Dec. 16 for 13th Street and Oregon Street stormwater improvements.
  • Set bid date of Dec. 9 for the improvements to Fire Station No. 3, 3708 W. Sixth St.

Adopt on first reading the following ordinances:

  • Ordinance No. 7725, establishing no parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the north side of Seventh Street between Comet Lane and Monterey Way and no parking along the north side of Quail Crest Place.
  • Ordinance No. 7726, establishing a new bus zone along the north side of 15th Street, from 330 feet west of Naismith Drive, west 35 feet; and removing existing Bus Loading Zone along the north side of 15th Street, from a point 294 feet west of the west curb line of Naismith Drive to a point 329 feet west of said curb line.

Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

  • Ordinance No. 7595, authorizing the codification of the general ordinances of the city.
  • Adopt Resolution 6510 and Resolution 6511, authorizing affiliation with KPERS for optional group term life insurance for the city's KPERS- and KP&F-eligible; employees, respectively.
  • City manager's report.

Regular agenda

  • Consider adoption on second and final reading of Ordinance No. 7724, amending Horizon 2020 to update Economic Development Element CPA-2003-4. Adopted on first reading on Nov. 11. Commissioner Rundle indicated that additional commission discussion of this item would be appropriate on consideration of second reading.
  • Consider adopting findings of fact, approving rezoning requests, and authorizing drafting of ordinances for placement on a future agenda:

a) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 14.467 acres, from agricultural to multiple family residential district. The property is generally described as being at the south of West Sixth Street between Kansas Highway 10 and George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

b) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 7.013 acres, from agricultural to residence-office district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street and west of George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

c) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 12.836 acres, from agricultural to multiple-family residential district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street and east of K-10. Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

d) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 32.713 acres, from agricultural to planned commercial district. The property is generally described as being at the southeast corner of West Sixth Street and K-10. Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

  • Consider performance agreement with Prosoco concerning tax abatement.
  • Conduct public hearing on proposed property tax abatement for Amarr Garage Door Group. Receive recommendation from Public Incentive Review Committee.
  • Conduct public hearing on a request by Rick Younger, owner of Rick's Place, requesting that the City Commission waive the distance limitation in City Code section 4-113(A) prohibiting the sale and serving of alcoholic liquor within 400 feet of a school or church.
  • Conduct public hearing on the advisability of the construction of Folks Road from Sixth Street (U.S. Highway 40) south approximately 1,500 feet to Mulberry Drive, Old Oak Court, and a part of Larissa Drive from Folks Road approximately 200 feet west.
  • Receive letter from Jack Skeels and others concerning proposed special assessment benefit district for stormwater improvements and conservation easement on Orchards Golf Course.
  • Receive staff report concerning proposed land use area plan for the area near 23rd Street and O'Connell Road.

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