Archive for Monday, June 12, 2006

Commissioners to discuss bike lane

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

June 12, 2006


Bottom line

A plan to reduce the northbound section of Naismith Drive from 23rd Street to 19th Street to one lane will be discussed by city commissioners. Reducing the road from two lanes to one lane would allow for the addition of a bicycle lane.


Commissioners discussed the idea in May and had concerns. They directed staff members to talk with neighborhood residents and with Kansas University. Representatives from the Centennial Neighborhood Assn. expressed concern about eliminating one lane, and also expressed concern that the bicycle lane would not be very safe for bicyclists. A representative from KU also expressed concern. The city's Bicycle Advisory Committee supports the project.

Other business


¢ Proclaim the month of June as "Kansas Business Appreciation Month."

Consent agenda

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

¢ Approve all claims.

¢ Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Authorize the interim city manager to execute a contract agreement and purchase order with Mayer Specialty Service LLC in the amount of $158,882.36 to complete the 2006 Manhole Rehabilitation Project.

b.) Authorize the interim city manager to execute a preliminary design/build services contract with the Burns & McDonnell/Garney Construction LLC joint venture in the amount of $59,760, for the design and construction of the Yankee Tank Creek 2-1 & 2-2 Relief Gravity Interceptors in accordance with recommendations in the 2003 Wastewater Master Plan and direction provided by the City Commission on April 11, 2006.

c.) Award bid for ceiling and lighting replacement at the Solid Waste Annex South (SWAN) Building to Mohl Electric, for $32,682.36.

d.) Award bids for various equipment for the Police Department to the various low bidders, for a total of $91,465.88.

e.) Authorize the city manager to execute an agreement with Benjamin Victor for a bronze sculpture for Fire & Medical Station No. 5 (city of Lawrence Percent for Art project) for $65,510.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 7879, authorizing the codification of the general ordinances of the city.

b.) Ordinance No. 8006, rezoning 0.26 acres from M-2 (General Industrial) District to C-4 (General Commercial) District; 827 Garfield St.

c.) Ordinance No. 8007, rezoning 0.34 acres from M-2 (General Industrial) District to RS-2 (Single-Family Residence) District; 824 Garfield St. and property abutting 827 Garfield St.

d.) Ordinance No. 8009, annexation of approximately 17.52 acres, located north of U.S. Highway 40 and east of Kansas Highway 10.

¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights-of-way on a final plat request for Yankee Tank View Addition 2nd Plat, located at 5200 Clinton Parkway. This proposed subdivision contains approximately 125.189 acres.

¢ Approve Use Permitted upon Review request for the expansion of First Serve Tennis, located at 5200 Clinton Parkway.

¢ Adopt findings of fact, approve rezoning requests, authorize drafting of ordinances for placement on future agenda:

a.) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 4.6 acres from M-2 (General Industrial) District to O-1 (Office) District. The property is generally described as being located west of Haskell Avenue and south of East 20th Street (2001 Haskell Ave.).

b.) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 0.28 acre from RO-1 (Residence-Office) District to RM-3 (Multiple-Family Residence) District. The property is generally described as being located at 640 Ark.

¢ Receive request for the establishment of a special assessment benefit district for the construction of George Williams Way north of West Sixth Street; refer request to staff for a report.

¢ Approve findings of fact and reaffirm conditions of approval for Mercato Rezonings, for property at the northeast corner of the intersection of K-10 and West Sixth Street, that were authorized at the May 9, 2006, City Commission meeting:

a.) 45.31 acres from A (Agriculture) to PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development) District;

b.) 31.12 acres from A (Agriculture) to RO-1A (Residence-Office) District;

c.) 25.82 acres from A (Agriculture) to RS-2 (Single-family Residential) District;

d.) 7.63 acres from A (Agriculture) to RM-D (Duplex Residential) District; and

e.) 12.77 acres from A (Agriculture) to RM-2 (Multiple-family residential) District.

¢ receive city manager's report

Regular agenda

¢ Receive report on Naismith Drive bicycle lane striping issue.

¢ Conduct public hearing on the creation of a special assessment benefit district for the improvement of Overland Drive from Queens Road west to Stoneridge Drive.

¢ Conduct public hearing on possible amendments to the extraordinary setback requirements along West Sixth Street pursuant to Chapter 21, Article 12 of the City Code. The first text amendment concerns the impact of the setbacks when property is acquired by governmental takings. The second text amendment is consideration of the repeal or amendment of the 50-foot setback requirement.

¢ Receive staff report concerning city approval and financial participation in the proposed Douglas County sanitary sewer benefit district south of East 23rd Street, east of O'Connell Road.

¢ Consider approval of Chapter 9 - Parks, Recreation and Open Space - of the comprehensive plan Horizon 2020

¢ Receive staff memo regarding overweight vehicles and vehicle safety requirements.

¢ Receive report on the following Public Works transportation projects:

a.) 31st Street, Haskell Avenue to Louisiana Street

b.) Status of North Second and Locust streets geometric intersection improvements.


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