Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
City commissioners will hear concerns about the dangerous dog ordinance from Lawrence resident Kathy Gragg, whose dog has been cited because of the ordinance.
City staff members are not recommending any changes to the dangerous dog ordinance. They say the law, which can require owners to keep their dogs muzzled or in a secure cage, has been effective in reducing dog bites. The law also allows the city's Municipal Court to order a dog to be put to sleep if it is a repeat offender.
¢ Presentation of the Foundation Award to EMR Inc.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Aug. 15.
¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.
¢ Approve all claims.
¢ Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.
¢ Adopt on first reading Charter Ordinance No. 38, repealing Charter Ordinance No. 19, relating to city purchasing practices for certain city improvements. Four affirmative votes are required for a charter ordinance.
¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8028, allowing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor Sept. 9 on the west side of South Park.
b.) Ordinance No. 8031, adopting the 2006 Edition of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.
¢ Adopt the following resolutions:
a.) Resolution No. 6676, authorizing the mayor to execute Surface Transportation Project Agreement No. 139-06 with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Agreement No. 126-06 for the construction of Kasold Drive from Peterson Road to the Kansas Turnpike project.
b.) Resolution No. 6678, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $1.2 million for construction of Kasold Drive from Peterson Road to the Kansas Turnpike project.
¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Corene Nelson, 443 Maple.
¢ Approve work of art permit for Peoples Bank, 4831 W. Sixth St., pursuant to Lawrence Arts Commission recommendation.
¢ Approve recommendation to enter into a contract with Treanor Architects to conduct a feasibility study and needs assessment of sports and athletic facilities in Lawrence in an amount not to exceed $63,000. The Lawrence school district, Douglas County and Lawrence Chamber of Commerce are partners in the funding of this study.
¢ Approve right-of-way permit application and request for city financial participation of $5,000 for "Get Downtown," a live musical event.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
¢ Receive comments from Kathy Gragg concerning animal control ordinance.
¢ Receive staff report concerning population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and authorize official challenge of the Census Bureau estimates.
¢ Receive meeting summary report from Black & Veatch for the Wakarusa Water Reclamation Facility and direct staff to proceed with land acquisition discussions for 530 acres of property south of the Wakarusa River between North 1175 and North 1100 roads.
¢ Consider motion to recess into executive session for 20 minutes to discuss possible acquisition of real estate.