The Lawrence City Commission will consider approval of a ban on smoking in nearly all buildings open to the public, including bars and restaurants.
The discussion comes two weeks after commissioners said they would back an effort to let the public decide the issue through a referendum. They appear likely to reverse that course today, and will make the final decision themselves.
- Proclaim May 8 as "Sertoma Barbecue Cookoff Day."
- Proclaim the week of May 2 as "National Music Week."
- Proclaim the week of May 10 "Cover the Uninsured Week."
- Proclaim the month of May as "Mental Health Month."
- Approve City Commission meeting minutes from April 20.
- Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board meeting of March 30; Arts Commission meetings of Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10; Board of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters meeting of Jan. 21; Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee meeting of April 8; Task Force on Homeless Services meeting of March 30; Public Incentive Review Committee meeting of April 15.
- Approve all claims.
- Approve drinking establishment licenses for The Phog Bar and Grill, 623 Vt.; and The Bella Lounge, 925 Iowa.
- Approve retail liquor license for Dangermond Retail Liquor, 923 N. Second St.
- Set bid opening date of May 18 for various 2004 water line improvements.
Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:
- Ordinance No. 7703, rezoning 6.195 acres from agricultural district to single-family residential district, property at the extensions of Foxfire Drive and Burning Tree Drive south and west of the existing Foxfire Development.
- Ordinance No. 7711, rezoning 23.9380 acres from agricultural district to duplex residential district, property on the south side of Kansas Highway 10 and west of O'Connell Road.
- Ordinance No. 7712, rezoning 8.6220 acres from agricultural district to single-family residential district, property on the south side of K-10 and west of O'Connell Road.
- Ordinance No. 7732, Text Amendment TA-09-03-03 adding water/wastewater review requirements and park service area standards to the joint subdivision regulations.
¢ Ordinance 7764, rezoning 20.1626 acres from limited business district to multiple-family residential district, property at the northeast corner of Clinton Parkway and K-10.
- Ordinance No. 7774, increasing fees and mileage rates for ambulance services and deleting certain additional costs. Approved by County Commission on April 19.
Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
- Ordinance No. 7784, changing the name of Woods Court in the final plat of The Woods on 19th to Villo Woods Court.
- Ordinance No. 7786, establishing no parking along the east side of Stone Meadows Drive from 15th Street north 730 feet.
- Ordinance No. 7788, authorizing the sale, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages Friday and Saturday at Broken Arrow Park for the Sertoma Club Barbecue Cookoff fund-raiser.
- Adopt Resolution No. 6545, approving a special warranty deed for E and E Specialties Inc.
- Approve a site plan for the modification of a basement apartment of a building at 1000 Miss. Submitted by Christopher Turner, contractor for Ole Miss Properties L.C., property owner of record.
- Approve the following temporary use permit upon review for excavation/fill of 7.12 acres on the southwest corner of 15th Street and Haskell Avenue. Submitted by Harold Shephard, property owner of record.
- Approve request from Briarwood Addition developer to extend time allowed for the completion of sidewalk construction for the seven remaining tracts, per the Amended Final Development Plan, from April 1 to Dec. 31.
- Authorize the mayor to sign mortgage releases for Vicki Pepperdine, 829 E. 13th St.
- Authorize the mayor to approve the request to sell 130 Providence to Tenants to Homeowners Inc. for future affordable housing.
- City manager's report.
- Consider the following smoking issues:
(A) Commissioner Highberger requests discussion of the motion made at the April 20 City Commission meeting directing staff to assist in the smoking ordinance referendum issue.
(B) Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 7782, concerning smoking in public places.
(C) Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 7789, considering the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors.
- Receive the 2003 annual tax abatement report.
- Consider the following Fire/Medical facility items:
(A) Affirm the design and construction plans for Fire Station No. 5, accept Douglas County's financial participation letter and adopt Resolution 6547, authorizing $5 million in debt authority.
(B) Authorize staff to negotiate a design and construction contract with Sabatini and Associates for Station No. 4 and adopt Resolution 6546, authorizing $150,000 in debt authority.
- Consider adopting findings of fact, approving rezoning requests and authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda for the following:
(A) Agricultural to single-family residential; 32.253 acres; Diamond Head, southwest corner of Sixth Street and George Williams Way.
(B) Agricultural to multiple-family residence; 14.467 acres; Diamond Head, southwest corner of Sixth Street and George Williams Way.
(C) Agricultural to residence-office district; 7.013 acres; Diamond Head, southwest corner of Sixth Street and George Williams Way.
(D) Agricultural to multiple-family residence; 12.836 acres; Diamond Head, southwest corner of Sixth Street and George Williams Way.
(E) Agricultural to planned commercial district; 32.713 acres; Diamond Head, southwest corner of Sixth Street and George Williams Way.
- Consider the adoption of the 2004 Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan and consider Resolution No. 6548, authorizing the mayor to execute agreements for the 2004 CDBG and HOME programs and other such documents as may be required to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for such programs.