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Archive for Monday, July 25, 2005

Purchase of old sale barn considered

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

July 25, 2005

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Bottom line

City commissioners are scheduled to discuss whether they want to move ahead with a possible purchase of the former Lawrence Livestock Sale Barn location near Hobbs Park at 11th and Delaware streets.

Background

Members of a city-appointed committee studying proposals to redevelop the area along the abandoned Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line in East Lawrence have recommended the city purchase the property. The site is adjacent to Hobbs Park and could be used as a beginning point for a planned hike/bike trail that would follow the abandoned rail property. The city's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board also has asked city commissioners to consider purchasing the property.

Other business

Recognition/proclamations

¢ proclaim July 26 as the 15th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act.

¢ proclaim week of Aug. 1-7 as Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

Consent agenda

¢ approve city commission meeting minutes from July 12.

¢ receive minutes from various boards and commissions

¢ approve all claims.

¢ approve appointments as recommended by the mayor

¢ bid and purchase items

a.) authorize city manager to sign agreement with Nutri-ject Systems Inc. for $45,000 for the cleaning of the wastewater treatment digesters.

b.) authorize city manager to sign agreement with Walker Parking Consultants for $25,800 for professional services for the Riverfront and New Hampshire Street parking garages.

c.) authorize city manager to sign contract for $64,931 to equip six police cars with integrated computer/radio systems to use the Douglas County Public Safety Mobile Data system.

¢ adopt on first reading:

a.) an ordinance establishing a reserved parking space for person with disabilities in front of 714 Ala.

b.) an ordinance establishing two-hour parking from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the recessed parking area adjacent to Veterans Park on Ohio Street between 18th and 19th streets.

¢ adopt on second and final reading:

a.) an ordinance rezoning 1.93 acres at 1535 Haskell Ave. from RS-2 Single Family to PRD-1 Planned Residential Development.

b.) an ordinance rezoning 19.283 acres from A Agriculture to RS-2 Single Family. The property is on the east side of George Williams Way, extended, and west of Stoneridge Drive, extended.

c.) an ordinance rezoning .19 acre from C-5 Commercial to PCD-2 Planned Commercial at 3400 and 3434 Iowa.

¢ approve a site plan for Jehovah's Witness Congregation for the renovation of an existing building and parking lot improvements at 1802 E. 19th St.

¢ approve unanimous recommendations from Traffic Safety Commission to:

a.) establish a reserved parking space for persons with disabilities in front of 714 Ala.

b.) establish two-hour parking from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the recessed parking area adjacent to Veterans Park on Ohio Street between 18th and 19th streets.

¢ authorize city manager to execute encroachment agreement with Partners in Grace Inc. to allow encroachment on Perry and Lincoln street rights-of-way.

¢ authorize mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Leah D'Ercole, 2218 Breckenridge Drive.

¢ authorize mayor to sign a subordination agreement with Sandra Sloop and Enrique Penaloza, 2539 Ridge Court.

¢ receive city manager's report

Regular agenda items

¢ conduct water and sewage system bond sale.

¢ conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of a 10-foot utility easement on the property line of lots 4 and 5 of the Stonegate IV Addition located north of Peterson Road and east of Monterey Way.

¢ conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of city right-of-way of Perry Street west of North Seventh Street.

¢ conduct public hearing regarding a use permitted upon review related to the temporary use of 805 Ohio as a multi-family structure.

¢ consider approving a site plan for a two-story office building at 4101 W. Sixth Street.

¢ receive letter from Burroughs Creek Corridor Plan Study Committee regarding possible acquisition of the former Lawrence Livestock Sale Barn site.

¢ consider funding recommendations from the Housing Trust Fund Board.

¢ consider adopting on first reading an ordinance that would continue to allow the sale of liquor on Sundays.

¢ consider setting Aug. 9 as the public hearing date for the 2006 city budget.

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