Mayor Boog Highberger will deliver the annual State of the City address before Tuesday evening's City Commission meeting.
Tuesday marks the end of Highberger's one-year term as mayor. During the meeting, commissioners will select a new mayor to serve one year. Commissioner Mike Amyx, as the top vote-winner in last year's election, is expected to be selected. Highberger will continue to serve as a commissioner. He would be up for re-election in April 2007.
Commissioners will have a closed-door executive session at 5:45 p.m. to discuss personnel matters.
State of the City
Mayor Boog Highberger will deliver the State of the City address at 6:35 p.m.
¢ proclaim April 2-8 as the Week of the Young Child.
¢ proclaim April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
¢ proclaim April as Fair Housing Month.
¢ receive minutes from various boards and commissions.
¢ confirm March 29 study session directions.
¢ approve all claims.
¢ approve drinking establishment licenses for Chipotle, 911 Mass., and Vermont Street BBQ, 728 Mass., and Class A Club for Columbus Club, 2206 E. 23rd St.
¢ bid and purchase items:
a.) set bid opening date of April 25 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program at 1514 Wedgewood Drive and 1619 E. 18th St.
b.) set bid date of April 18 for 2006 Overlay Program, Phase III.
¢ adopt on second and final reading:
a.) an ordinance rezoning 2.19 acres of property at 1515 W. Seventh St. from RM-3 multifamily to RM-1 multifamily.
b.) an ordinance rezoning 1.22 acres from RM-1 to RS-2 Single Family. The property is at 446 Fla., 1500 W. Fifth St. and 1508 W. Fifth St.
c.) an ordinance adopting the Development Code.
d.) an ordinance adopting the Zoning Map related to the development code.
e.) an ordinance establishing no parking along the south side of Century Drive between Crestline Drive and Madeline Lane, and establishing no parking along the east side of the 600 block of Connecticut Street.
f.) an ordinance annexing 119.9 acres of land south of Kansas Highway 10 between Franklin Road and O'Connell Road.
¢ approve the following subject to conditions:
a.) a site plan for Polk Spec Building, a 3,600-square-foot contractor office/shop at 1200 E. 11th St.
b.) a site plan for Family Services Center Maintenance Storage at 1739 E. 23rd St.
c.) a temporary use permit for use of a searchlight at Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway, for promotional purposes on April 21 and 22.
¢ approve purchase contract with Mary's Lake Properties, LLC, for the city sale of approximately 0.45 acre and the city purchase of approximately 5.86 acres generally located west of Mary's Lake in the net amount of $268,000.
¢ authorize city manager to enter into a contract with Matrix Consulting Group for $85,000 for services to review the city's development review process.
¢ authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Management Partners Inc. for an amount not to exceed $125,750 for consulting services and expenses to complete the development of a performance management system.
¢ authorize the city manager to enter into a service contract with Commission of Fire Accreditation International in an amount not to exceed $6,083 for design, development and facilitation of a department strategic planning process.
¢ receive request from Clark Coan for the establishment of a recreational trail between Lawrence and Topeka. Refer issue to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Bicycle Advisory Board for review.
¢ approve as signs of community interest a request from the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America to place directional signs in various rights of way May 5-7 during the Lawrence Swap Meet.
¢ authorize mayor to execute employment agreement with David Corliss, interim city manager.
¢ receive city manager's report.
¢ receive comments from Mayor Boog Highberger.
¢ conduct election of new mayor.
¢ conduct election of vice mayor.
¢ receive comments of mayor and city commissioners.
¢ recess for approximately 20 minutes for reception.
¢ conduct public hearing on the following proposed special assessment benefit districts:
a.) public infrastructure for Delaware Street Commons housing project.
b.) improvements to Stoneridge Drive, south of West Sixth Street.
c.) improvements to Stoneridge Drive, north of West Sixth Street.
¢ consider rejecting bids to reconstruct Kasold Drive from West 22nd Street to Bob Billings Parkway. Make changes to design and set new bid date of April 25.
Agenda highlights ¢ 5:45 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.orgwww.lawrenceks.org