The Lawrence City Commission will receive a draft resolution from the Lawrence Bill of Rights Defense Committee concerning the USA Patriot Act.
The proposed resolution would encourage police and library officials to refrain from assisting federal authorities in investigations and arrests that would violate the constitutional rights -- of free expression, for example, or to a fair trial -- of Lawrence residents.
- Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Public Library Board meeting of Jan. 19; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting of Jan. 20; Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board meeting of Dec. 15.
- Approve all claims.
- Approve drinking establishment licenses for Henry's, 11 E. Eighth St.; Marisco's, 4821 W. Sixth St.; Shenago Lounge, 2907 W. Sixth St.; Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
- Approve liquor licenses for: Diane's Liquor, 1806 Mass.; SpiritLiquor, 600 Lawrence Ave.
- Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.
Bid and purchase items:
- Approve purchase from Roberts Auto Plaza for one half-ton 4x4 pickup off the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing cooperative bid in the amount of $16,059. (Public Works/Solid Waste).
- Approve purchase from Olathe Ford for one one-ton 4x4 truck off the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing cooperative bid in the amount of $19,983 (Public Works/Solid Waste).
- Approve purchase from KCR International for one dump truck off the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing cooperative bid in the amount of $58,996 (Utilities/Collections).
- Approve bid from Laird Noller Ford for one tool body truck in the amount of $30,020 (Public Works/Streets).
- Authorize city manager to execute an engineering services agreement with The Peridian Group for Folks Road, Sixth Street to Harvard Road, street, storm sewer and waterline improvements, in the amount of $67,305.
- Authorize an increase in the engineering design fee with Bucher Willis and Ratliff Corp., in the amount of $32,343 for the Sixth Street waterline project to accommodate modifications in the original design plans and to allow design of a 16-inch waterline to the west side of K-10.
- Set a bid opening date of March 9 for the comprehensive housing rehabilitation project at 407 Elm St.
- Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 7740, rezoning 5,000 square feet from multiple-family to limited commercial district property at 1703/1711 W. Sixth Street.
Adopt findings of fact; approve rezoning requests; authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda:
- A request to rezone a tract of 8.83 acres from planned industrial and research-industrial to planned residential district. The property is north of West 15th Street and east of Research Park Drive. W. David Kimbrell (contract purchaser) and Bobwhite Meadow LP, Mabet No. 1, and Hi-Tech Facility Investors, are property owners of record.
- A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 41 acres from agricultural to single-family district. The property is generally described as being east of George Williams Way at Harvard Road. The city of Lawrence is the property owner of record.
- Approve revised preliminary development plan for Oread West Office and a new preliminary development plan for a planned residential park. This property contains 16.893 acres and the proposal is for eight office buildings, five residential buildings containing 65 dwelling units, and a clubhouse. The property is north of West 15th Street and east of Research Park Drive. W. David Kimbrell (contract purchaser) and Bobwhite Meadow LP, Mabet No. 1 and Hi-Tech Facility Investors are property owners of record.
- Authorize mayor to execute agreement with Roger and Deanna Mayhugh concerning special assessments for Folks Road.
- Authorize the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for Jeremy and Kelly Brakenhoff, 2704 Ann Court.
- City manager's report.
- Consider adopting Resolution No. 6526, ordering repair of the garage structure at 933 R.I. and requiring a performance bond, payable to the city, in an amount guaranteeing the repair cost; bond to be provided to the city at the time of the issuance of the building permit.
- Consider adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 7742, amending Section 20-1808 of city code, "Limitation on Successive Petitions," to establish a clear process and standards for the resubmittal of a zoning petition after denial of a petition for the same land parcel.
- Consider approving use permitted upon review request for placement of a cell tower. The applicant proposes a 150-foot monopole tower. The property is at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant facility at 2300 Wakarusa Drive. Submitted by Faulk & Foster for T-Mobile. The city of Lawrence is the property owner of record.
- Receive draft resolution from the Lawrence Bill of Rights Defense Committee concerning USA Patriot Act.
- Consider motion to recess into executive session to discuss the possible acquisition of real estate. The justification for the executive session is to keep possible terms and conditions confidential. The regular session of the commission will resume in the City Commission meeting room in 30 minutes.