Archive for Monday, March 28, 2005

Restaurant liquor license reconsidered

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

March 28, 2005


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider granting a zoning variance to allow for a drinking establishment license to the Pepperjax Grill, 947 N.H.


The business needs a variance to obtain the license because it is located within 400 feet of the Salvation Army church. Commissioners in February 2004 denied a similar request from the business after Salvation Army officials said they did not want a drinking establishment directly across the street. But this week, the division commander for the Salvation Army in Kansas, Lt. Col. Theodore Dalberg, said the church no longer was opposed to the idea.

Other business


  • presentation of gift from Rotary Clubs for Rotary Arboretum
  • presentation from Lawrence Sesquicentennial Committee on fund-raising efforts for Sesquicentennial Point
  • proclaim the week of March 28 through April 3 as National Community Development Week
  • proclaim the month of April as Mathematics Awareness Month

Consent agenda

  • approve City Commission meeting minutes of March 8
  • receive minutes from various boards and commissions
  • approve all claims
  • approve licenses as recommended by Department of Administrative Services
  • bid and purchase items:

a.) approve bid for 2,000 tons of road salt for Public Works from Hutchinson Salt for $64,820

b.) approve the purchase of three MSA thermal imager cameras for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical from MSA for $26,402

c.) approve purchase of pool slide for the Outdoor Aquatic Center from Miracle Recreation Equipment for $43,858

d.) award street, storm sewer and roundabout improvements at Lake Pointe Drive, 22nd Terrace to Clinton Parkway, to LRM Industries for $817,740

e.) award street, storm sewer and waterline improvement project on Folks Road from Sixth Street to Harvard to R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. for $599,218

f.) request bid approval for 2004 miscellaneous storm sewer improvements

g.) award bid for downtown waterline improvement project to Nowak Construction for $780,783

  • adopt the following on first reading:

a.) ordinance rezoning 8.24 acres from M-1 Research Industrial to PRD-2 Planned Residential Development. Property is located at 4500 West Bob Billings Parkway.

b.) ordinance rezoning 0.858 acres from RS-1 Single Family to RM-D Duplex. Property is located at 1017 E. 23rd St.

c.) ordinance rezoning 2.34 acres from C-4 General Commercial and RS-1 Single Family to C-4 General Commercial. The property is located at 1045 E. 23rd St.

d.) ordinance rezoning 1 acre from A-1 Suburban Home to RS-1 Single Family. Property is located at 810 Minn.

e.) ordinance establishing contractor licensing regulations

f.) ordinance establishing the board to oversee contractor licensing program

  • adopt on second and final reading:

a) ordinance authorizing the condemnation of certain property interests from the improvement of Monterey Way (Brunfeldt tract)

b.) ordinance amending sections of the city's smoking ban to change the definition of enclosed places and to allow certain employee break rooms.

c.) ordinance allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the sidewalk dining area of Jefferson's Restaurant

  • approve the following site plans:

a.) Radamacher Office Building, a site plan for the conversion of an existing residence into an office building. Project is located at 515 Rockledge Road.

b.) Rockledge Office Building, a site plan for the conversion of an existing residence into a mixed residential and office building located at 501 Rockledge Road.

  • authorize mayor to execute zoning agreement between Kansas University and city of Lawrence.
  • receive proposal from Burroughs Creek Area Plan Study Committee and Old East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. urging city to buy the former Livestock Sale Barn site at 911 E. 11th Street.
  • authorize mayor to sign release of mortgage for: Jean Knight, 2726 Ponderosa; Mary Gray, 1236 N.Y.; and Marcia Miller, 725 Ohio
  • city manager's report

Regular agenda

  • conduct public hearing on variance to allow Pepperjax Grill, 947 N.H., to have a drinking establishment license
  • conduct public hearing on vacation of portion of Oregon Street to allow for the expansion of Huxtable Inc.
  • receive letter from Hughes Carnegie Center Transition Team regarding various options on the renovation of the Carnegie Library
  • discuss proposed pesticide-free park plan
  • receive letter from Meadows Place Homeowners Assn. regarding required stormwater compliance issues
  • receive Historic Resources Commission recommendation to impose a temporary moratorium on new sidewalk dining areas in downtown
  • reconsider annexation request for Lake Estates project

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