The Lawrence City Commission will consider recommendations from the Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board for green construction elements to be considered in the new public library energy conservation strategies.
No final decision has been made on building an addition or replacement for the existing Lawrence Public Library. Advocates of "green design" say the efforts would add about 2 percent to any construction costs, but save more -- in energy costs -- over the building's lifetime.
- Receive presentation from Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission.
- Receive presentation from Clean Air Lawrence.
- Proclaim the week of Sept. 17 -- 23 as "Constitution Week."
- Proclaim the week of Sept. 12 -- 18 as "National Assisted Living Week."
- Recognition of partnership between Haskell Indians and Lawrence High Chesty Lions.
- Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 7.
- Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.
- Approve all claims.
- Approve drinking establishment licenses for Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive; Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St.; American Legion Post No. 14, 3408 W. Sixth St.; Teller's, 746 Mass.; Applebee's, 3900 W. Sixth St.
- Approve appointments of Greg Moore and Paula Gilchrist to the Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee.
Bid and purchase items:
- Approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $51,721.28 for the Sixth Street waterline work associated with the Sixth street improvement project being completed by Hamm Construction.
- Set bid date of Sept. 28 for George Williams Way, Sixth to Harvard; street, storm sewer, and waterline improvements, including the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harvard Road and George Williams Way, and including the improvement of Harvard Road east of George Williams Way.
- Waive the engineer's estimate and award the bid for utilities project Trail Road Relief Sewer to the low bidder -- Meadows Construction Co. Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract in the amount of $395,088.05.
Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
- Ordinance No. 7810 , allowing the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor during designated times on Sept. 18, in South Park for the St. John the Evangelist Biergarten tent during the Lawrence Sesquicentennial celebration.
- Ordinance No. 7824, allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages during designated times on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Fire Station No. 2, 2128 Harper Street, while hosting the Eutin, Germany firefighters.
Adopt findings of fact, approve rezoning requests, and authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda
- A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 0.87 acre from single-family residential district to general industrial district. The property is located at 724 N. Iowa Street. Submitted by Belot/Hartronft Associates LLC for John J. Joyce II, property owner of record.
- A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 12.5508 acres to change the planned residential development zoning conditions. The property is generally described as being located south of 24th Place between Crossgate and Inverness drives. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc., for Callaway Development Corp., contract purchaser, and Inverness Park Limited Partnership, property owners of record.
- Approve preliminary development plan for The Legends at KU, Phase II. This proposed multiple-family residential development contains approximately 12.5508 acres and proposes 172 apartments and recreational amenities. The property is generally described as being located south of 24th Place between Crossgate and Inverness drives. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for Callaway Development Corp., contract purchaser, and Inverness Park Limited Partnership, property owners of record.
- Approve as "signs of community interest" the temporary installation of United Way annual campaign banners and community signage.
- Approve recommendations of the Lawrence Arts Commission concerning abandoned sculptures.
- Approve recommendation of the Lawrence Arts Commission regarding a mural on the stadium at Hobbs Park, 11th and Delaware streets.
- City manager's report.
- Conduct bond and note sale (for $15.7 million in temporary notes, and $12.2 million in general obligation bonds). Receive report on bids and award bids to the lowest responsible bidder. Declare an emergency allowing for the adoption of ordinances on first and second reading. Approve necessary resolutions and ordinances authorizing the bond issuances.
- Consider recommendations from the Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board for green construction elements to be considered in the new public library energy conservation strategies. Energy Conservation Memo Green Construction Memo
- Consider a request to rezone two tracts of land; one approximately 0.32 acre and the second approximately 0.26 acre from Intensive industrial district to limited commercial district. The properties are described as being located at 642-646 Locust St. and 645 Locust St. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects for D & D Rentals, property owners of record.