Archive for Monday, September 19, 2005

Stormwater pollution, car wash activities pose conflict

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

September 19, 2005


Bottom line

City commissioners will receive an overview of the city's requirements related to preventing stormwater pollution. Chad Voigt, the city's stormwater engineer, will deliver the report to commissioners.


In recent months, city commissioners have had questions about city policies that prohibit nonprofit car washes in unapproved locations, and requirements that make it difficult for merchants to wash off their sidewalks. Voigt's office has expressed concerns over both activities because they potentially could produce polluted water that runs into the city's stormwater system, which drains to the Kansas River.

Executive session to begin at 6 p.m. and last for 15 minutes to discuss matters deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship. Open meeting to begin at 6:35 p.m.

Other business


¢ proclaim Oct. 22-29 at Kansas University as Homecoming Week.

Consent agenda

¢ approve commission minutes.

¢ receive minutes from various boards.

¢ approve all claims.

¢ approve drinking establishment license for Teller's, 746 Mass.; Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St.; Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 3900 W. Sixth St.; and Class A club licenses for American Legion Post No. 14, 3408 W. Sixth St., and Lawrence Country Club, 400 Country Club Terrace; and caterer's license for Hereford House, 4931 W Sixth St.

¢ bid and purchase items:

a.) award bid for tree and brush chipper for Parks and Recreation Department to Vegetation Management Supply for $17,585.

b.) award bid to remodel Kaw Water Treatment Laboratory to B.A. Green Construction for $57,450.

c.) set bid date of Oct. 18 for Hanscom-Tappan Addition street and storm sewer improvements.

d.) set bid date of Oct. 4 for Third Street (from Alabama to Illinois) street and storm sewer improvements.

e. ) authorize city manager to enter into a three-year agreement with Synergistic Online Solutions for disaster recovery services in the amount of $14,800 per year.

¢ adopt on second and final reading:

a.) ordinance establishing the maximum special assessments for the Anna Tappan Way benefit district.

b.) ordinance amending the city's regulations regarding smoking in enclosed places.

¢ adopt resolution authorizing issuance of general obligation bonds for improvements to Harper and 23rd streets.

¢ approve the following plats:

a.) final plat for Hutton Farms West No. 1, a 99-lot residential subdivision located southeast corner of Monterey Way and Peterson Road.

b.) final plat for Hutton Farms West No. 2, a 17-acre residential subdivision at the southeast corner of Monterey Way and Peterson Road.

¢ approve building permit requirements for the final plat of Stonegate No. 4.

¢ approve as a temporary sign of community interest a sign for the Pilot Club Antique Show on Oct. 28-30.

Regular agenda

¢ consider approval of site plan for an office building at 1246 Haskell Ave. to address identified inconsistencies with a previously approved site plan.

¢ discuss future occupancy plans for the Carnegie Library at Ninth and Vermont streets.

¢ receive a Public Works Department report on the city's stormwater management program.

¢ receive 2006 city employee health plan contract renewal report.


spikey_mcmarbles 12 years, 9 months ago

How about when LRMs concrete trucks wash out their mixers into the city storm drains: is that against the city stormwater policy?

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