Archive for Monday, August 22, 2005

Homeless report to be considered

Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at

August 22, 2005


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider formally adopting the report from the city's Task Force on Homeless Services.


Commissioners have discussed the report several times but have never adopted it. At a recent study session, commissioners said they would consider endorsing the task force's ideas to address homelessness, but stopped short of saying city taxes should be responsible for funding the majority of the programs and improvements, which have an estimated price tag of $4.7 million.

Other business

Consent agenda

¢ approve City Commission meeting minutes from Aug. 9.

¢ approve all claims.

¢ approve drinking establishment licenses for Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.; Kansas University Alumni Association, 1266 Oread; and retail liquor license for University Liquor, 3300 Bob Billings Parkway.

¢ bid and purchase items:

a.) authorize city manager to execute grant agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration for replacement of runway lighting at Lawrence Municipal Airport. City's share of improvements will be $13,502.39.

b.) authorize city manager to enter into a contract with BG Consultants for engineering services for $28,909.85 for design and construction plans for left turn lane on Harper Street northbound at 23rd Street.

c.) authorize the sale of a forklift and crane through GovDeals.

d.) authorize the sale of surplus vehicles through eBay.

¢ adopt on first reading:

a.) an ordinance rezoning 1.3363 acres from A agriculture to O-1 office. The property is located at the southwest corner of W. Sixth Street and Folks Road.

¢ adopt on second and final reading:

a.) an ordinance adopting the 2005 Standard Traffic Ordinance;

b.) an ordinance allowing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Watson Park on Sept. 4 for a wedding reception.

c.) an ordinance allowing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Burcham Park on Sept. 10 for the Brewgrass musical festival.

d.) an ordinance allowing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at South Park on Sept. 10 as part of Oompahfest.

¢ adopt resolution establishing Sept. 13 as date for the date for public sale of general obligation bonds and temporary notes.

¢ approve a site plan for site improvements to 500 Locust Street.

Regular agenda

¢ receive Lawrence Farmers Market Report about possible move of Saturday market to New Hampshire Street beginning in 2006.

¢ consider adoption of final report from the city's Task Force on Homeless Services.

¢ consider adoption of ordinances relating to polices for traffic calming devices, traffic rules for traffic calming devices and maintenance and landscaping of traffic calming devices.


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