Archive for Monday, May 17, 2004

Lawrence City Commission agenda

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

May 17, 2004


Bottom line

The Lawrence City Commission will write off $189,000 in unpaid utility bills from 2002.


The write-off reflects 1,130 water, sewer and sanitation bills that went unpaid during 2002, and were deemed uncollectible by the Finance Department. Nearly 900 unpaid bills were written off in 2003, up from an average of 600.

Other business


  • Proclaim Wednesday as "National Employee Health and Fitness Day."

Consent agenda

  • Approve City Commission meeting minutes from May 4 and 11.
  • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Traffic Safety Commission meeting of May 3; Public Library Board meeting of April 19; Sister Cities Advisory Board meeting of April 14; special meeting of the Hospital Board of April 24. County Health Board meeting of March 15.
  • Approve all claims.

Bid and purchase items:

  • Approve authority to Award Contract Commitment of City Fund for the O'Connell Road improvements between 23rd Street and 31st Street.
  • Authorize contract with Insituform Technologies USA for an amount not to exceed $418,094 for the Utilities Department inflow and infiltration project.
  • Authorize the 2004 sanitary sewer root control program contract for an additional year with Dukes Root Control in the amount of $60,087.

Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:

  • Ordinance No. 7713, rezoning 7.1054 acres plus adjacent right-of-way from agricultural district to office district, property located on the south side of Kansas Highway 10 and west of O'Connell Road.
  • Ordinance No. 7771, 8.726 acres from single-family residence district to single-family residence district, property located east of Monterey Way and north of Stetson Drive.
  • Ordinance No. 7773, 20.1309 acres from agricultural to planned residential development district, property located on the south side of K-10 west of O'Connell Road.
  • Ordinance No. 7791, establishing no parking along the east side of Wisconsin Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
  • Adopt Resolution No. 6549, establishing public hearing date for the improvement of Lake Pointe Drive, and the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lake Pointe Drive.

Adopt findings of fact, approve rezoning and annexation requests, and authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda:

  • A request to rezone approximately 2.73 acres from agricultural district to multifamily residential district. The property is south of Overland Drive and east of East 1000 Queens Road. Submitted by The Peridian Group, for C.F.M., LLC., property owner of record.
  • A request to rezone a tract of land containing 16 original lots approximately 1.01 acre from intensive industrial district to residence-office district. The property is the following: Lot 231, 512 Locust St., single-family dwelling; Lot 233, 514 Locust St., single-family dwelling; Lots 235 and 237, vacant parcel; Lots 239, 241 and 243, 524 Locust St., single-family dwelling; Lots 245, 247 and 249, vacant parcel; Lots 251, 253 and 255, 536 Locust St., single-family dwelling; and Lots 257, 259 and 261, 546 Locust St., single-family dwelling.
  • Approve use permitted upon review request for a daycare center. The property is at the Art Executive Office Park at 3340 Peterson Road. Submitted by Greg A. Cromer, applicant. Cheer Pole, Ltd, c/o Art Executive Office Park , LLC, is the property owner of record.
  • Approve unanimous recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish no parking along the east side of Wisconsin Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
  • Approve the 2004 Lawrence Arts Commission's Community Arts Grant recommendations.
  • Authorize the write-off of certain water, sewer, sanitation and miscellaneous receivables deemed uncollectible by the Finance Department. The period covered is January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002. The total requested write-off is $189,083 for 1,130 utility billing customers and $14,364 for 50 miscellaneous receivable accounts.
  • Authorize the mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Charles and Jozina Roberman, 2134 Mass.
  • Authorize the mayor to approve the request to sell 130 Providence Road to Tenants to Homeowners, Inc., for future affordable housing.
  • City manager's report

Regular agenda

  • Receive draft conservation easement for Alvamar Orchards Golf Course.
  • Consider the request to establish no parking along the east side of Kentucky Street from 15th Street south 200 feet.
  • Receive draft 2005-2010 Capital Improvements Plan. The Planning Commission reviewed the plan in phases at its March and April meetings.
  • Consider motion to recess into executive session for discussions on matters related to employer-employee negotiations. The justification for the executive session is to keep confidential possible terms and conditions of memorandum of agreements with employee organizations. The open meeting will resume in the commission meeting room in 45 minutes.

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