Archive for Monday, May 24, 2004

City to consider site plan for proposed homeless shelter

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

May 24, 2004


Bottom line

The Lawrence City Commission will consider approving a site plan for a Salvation Army Community Center -- including a homeless shelter -- on the west side of Haskell Avenue between Lynn and Homewood streets.


The proposal is opposed by neighborhood residents. But the light industrial zoning already in place for the land allows for a shelter there.

Other business


  • Recognition of Lawrence student delegation traveling to Lawrence sister city Hiratsuka, Japan.
  • Recognition of Atsuko Wada, intern from Lawrence sister city Hiratsuka, Japan.
  • Proclaim May 30--Sept. 19 as "Lawrence Sesquicentennial Summer."

Consent agenda

  • Approve City Commission meeting minutes from May 18.
  • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: Mechanical Code Board of Appeals meeting of Nov. 17; Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board meeting of April 21.
  • Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.
  • Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

Bid and purchase items:

  • Award bid for the Kaw Water Plant control room and rest room improvements to the low bidder, B.A. Green Construction Inc., in the amount of $145,190.
  • Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Nowak Construction Co. Inc., for 2004 water line improvements, in the amount of $521,738.
  • Award project no. 14-CR1-404(C), 2004 concrete repair program, to Larkin Excavating in the amount of $280,650.
  • Award comprehensive housing rehabilitation projects for 204 N. Minn. ($15,290) and 1206 W. 29th St. ($34,373, including alternate) to General Construction Inc. and reject the bid for 1033 R.I., as the bid exceeds program limit and the homeowner is unable to fund the balance.
  • Award bid for one hydraulic bending brake to American Machine Tools Inc. in the amount of $19,945 (public works/commercial sanitation).
  • Set bid date of June 22 for 2004 chip and seal program.
  • Accept low bid for the 950 Monterey Way sanitary sewer channel crossing improvements utilities department project.

Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

  • Ordinance No. 7713, rezoning 7.1054 acres plus adjacent right-of-way from agricultural district to office district, 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, east of Monterey Way and north of Stetson Drive.
  • Ordinance No. 7773, 20.1309 acres from agricultural to planned residential development district, on the south side of K-10 west of O'Connell Road.
  • Approve for Bismarck Inn a site plan for the addition of an indoor swimming pool room and addition for the owner's residence at 1130 N. Third St. Submitted by Hernly Architects for Nick and Mary Bhakta, property owners of record.
  • Approve a request to rezone a tract of land 11.5587 acres from limited business district to planned commercial development district (with conditions). The property is north of Clinton Parkway and east of K-10. Initiated by the Planning Commission at its January meeting. Yankee Tank Investors, Yankee Tank Investors L.C., and Alvamar Inc. are the property owners of record.
  • Authorize the mayor to sign two subordination agreements for Saundra Scott, 1901 Barker Ave.
  • City manager's report.

Regular agenda

  • Consider unanimous recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish no parking along the east side of Wisconsin Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Consider adopting on first reading, ordinance No. 7791, establishing no parking along the east side of Wisconsin Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. This item was requested to be deferred from the May 18 City Commission meeting.
  • Consider approving a site plan for a Salvation Army community complex on the west side of Haskell Avenue between Lynn Street and Homewood Street, within light industrial and general industrial zoning districts. Submitted by J. Kurt von Achen for the Salvation Army, property owner of record.
  • Consider the midyear funding request from the Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration Planning Committee for $5,000 for the Family Festival portion of the planned event. Additional support for the event is requested from the following departments: Parks and Recreation, Police, and Fire & Medical. No specific information on the level of support desired was included in the request.
  • Consider allowing the amendment to milestones for the use permitted upon review at 805 Ohio as requested through September 2005.

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