The Lawrence City Commission will take up two hot topics: a resolution condemning the Patriot Act and a proposed ordinance that would end smoking in bars and restaurants.
Commissioners won't take action Tuesday on the smoking proposal, but they will hear public comment and discuss a proposed ordinance modeled on one in place in El Paso, Texas. The ordinance would prohibit smoking "in all enclosed facilities within a place of employment without exception."
The Patriot Act resolution lists provisions of the federal law that should be repealed -- including those that allow the FBI to seek records from libraries and bookstores. It also directs the Lawrence Public Library to put up signs warning patrons their check-out records could end up in federal hands.
- Proclaim the week of April 18 as "National Library Week."
- Receive presentation on the Juneteenth Celebration.
- Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Mental Health Board meetings of Jan. 27 and Feb. 26; Library Board meeting of March 15; Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting of March 9.
- Approve all claims.
- Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.
- Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor: Tammy Davis to the Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Board; Bonnie Lowe and Willie Amison to the Douglas County Community Correction Advisory Board.
Bid and purchase items:
- Authorize the city manager to approve Supplemental Agreement No. 3 for engineering services to the existing contract with Black & Veatch Engineering for the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project in the amount of $32,400. Funding for this project is provided by the State Revolving Loan fund. The city will service this debt with sanitary sewer rate revenues.
- Set bid date of May 11 for 950 Monterey Way sanitary sewer channel crossing improvements.
- Set bid opening date of May 18 for comprehensive rehabilitation project for 1033 R.I., 1026 W. 29th Court, and 204 N. Minn.
- Award milling, overlay and pavement marking project for Sixth Street, Frontier Road to Arkansas Street, to LRM Industries in the amount of $462,297.
- Authorize mayor and city clerk to execute a supplemental agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the inspection services in the amount of $23,007 for the improvements to North Michigan, Riverridge Road to West Second Street. Inspection was required on an additional 55 days that were not included in the original contract.
- Set bid date of May 4 for 2004 Overlay Program, Phase 1.
Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:
- Ordinance No. 7762, annexing 50.6397 acres of land north of Clinton Parkway and east of Kansas Highway 10.
- Ordinance No. 7763, rezoning 18.9332 acres from limited business district to multiple-family residential district, property north of Clinton Parkway and east of Kansas Highway 10.
- Ordinance No. 7765, levying maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for construction of the intersection of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road including property acquisition, traffic-calming/control devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6520.
- Ordinance No. 7766, levying maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for construction of Peterson Road from Kasold Drive to approximately 900 feet west of Monterey Way, including property acquisition, traffic-calming devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, water main, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6519.
- Ordinance No. 7767, levying maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for the construction of Monterey Way from the intersection of Peterson Road north to Grand Vista Drive, including property acquisition, traffic-calming devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, water main, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6518.
Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
- Ordinance No. 7772, rezoning a tract of land approximately 12.3 acres from planned commercial development district to research industrial district. The property is on the northwest corner of Legends and Research Park drives (extended). Alvamar Inc. is the property owner of record.
- Ordinance No. 7744, levying maximum assessments on lots, pieces and parcels of land in the city of Lawrence to pay for the improvement of Monterey Way (Peterson Road to Stetson Drive), including construction of bike lanes, traffic-calming devices, certain drainage and stormwater improvements, and the acquisition of property interests as authorized by Resolution No. 6502
- Authorize the mayor to sign subordination agreements for Marilyn Figuieras, 2044 Emerald Drive, and Jonathan Willems, 2517 Cimarron Drive.
- Approve as signs of community interest a request from the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America to place directional and notification signs in various rights-of-way during The Lawrence Swap Meet from April 30 through May 2.
- City manager's report
- Receive letter and staff report concerning bike lanes on Harvard Road in Fox Chase South Addition.
- Consider adopting Resolution No. 6541 regarding the Patriot Act.
- Receive draft ordinance concerning restrictions on smoking in public places.
Mayor Mike Rundle requests discussion of the industrial land identification process.