Archive for Monday, May 1, 2006

Bid to rebuild Kasold Drive tops agenda

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

May 1, 2006

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider accepting a $5.4 million bid from R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. to rebuild the portion of Kasold Drive from Bob Billings Parkway to West 22nd Street.

Background

Commissioners had previously rejected bids for the project after they exceeded $6 million, which was about $1.2 million more than originally estimated. The new bids, which were taken after the commission made minor design changes to the project, are near the original estimate of $5.2 million.

Other business

Proclamations

¢ Proclaim the week of May 6-12 as Nurses Week.

¢ Proclaim the week of May 7-13 as Drinking Water Week.

¢ Proclaim the week of May 7-14 as National Music Week in Lawrence.

¢ Proclaim Saturday, May 13, to be the NALC National Food Drive.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as National Preservation Month.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as Huntington's Disease Awareness Month.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from April 18 and April 20.

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

¢ Confirm April 19 and April 27 study sessions staff directions.

¢ Approve all claims.

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

¢ Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award bid for 1,000 tons of road salt to Hutchinson Salt for $34,710.

b.) Set bid date of May 16 for Iowa Street, Irving Hill Road Overpass to Harvard Road, and 23rd Street, west of Harper Street to east city limit, for milling, overlay and pavement marking.

¢ Approve the following items related to outdoor dining at Ole' Tapas, 1008 Mass.:

a.) Site plan approval

b.) Use of Right-of-Way Agreement

c.) Sidewalk Dining License, and

d.) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 7996, allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain city property pursuant to Ole' Tapas Sidewalk Dining License.

¢ Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 7997, authorizing the sale, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages at Broken Arrow Park on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, for the Lawrence Sertoma BBQ Cook-off Fundraiser.

¢ Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 7995, allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain City property pursuant to a Pachamama's Sidewalk Dining License.

¢ Adopt the following Resolutions:

a.) Resolution No. 6644, for the 2007 KLINK Program authorizing the mayor to execute Agreement No. 173-05 with the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the milling and overlay on Iowa Street, Sixth Street to Harvard Road and Irving Hill Road Overpass to 23rd Street. The Agreement accepts State participation of 50 percent up to a maximum of $200,000. This project will be completed in the summer of 2007.

b.) Resolution No. 6645, for the 2006 KLINK Program authorizing the mayor to execute Agreement No. 34-06 with the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the milling and overlay on Iowa Street, Harvard Road to the Irving Hill Overpass and on 23rd Street, from west of Harper Street to the east city limits. The agreement accepts state participation of 50 percent up to a maximum of $200,000. This project will be completed in the summer of 2006.

c.) Resolution No. 6646, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $400,000 for the milling and overlay of Iowa Street, Irving Hill Overpass to Harvard Road and 23rd Street, from west of Harper Street to the east city limits.

¢ Adopt findings of fact, approve annexation request and authorize drafting of an ordinance for placement on future agenda for:

a.) Annexation of approximately 97 acres of land south of K-10 Highway and east of East 900 Road. The area is known as Sesquicentennial Park. This action was initiated by the Lawrence City Commission on Feb. 7. The city of Lawrence leases the ground from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights-of-way on the following plats:

a.) Final Plat for Green Tree Subdivision No. 3, a replat of Lots 1-15, Block two, and Lots 8-17, Block three, Green Tree Subdivision. This proposed 28-lot residential subdivision contains approximately 6.266 acres. The property is generally described as being at the northeast corner of George Williams Way and Harvard Road.

b.) Final Plat for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 1. This proposed 226-lot residential subdivision contains approximately 73.604 acres. The property is generally described as being south of K-10 Highway between O'Connell and Franklin Roads.

c.) Final Plat for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2. This proposed seven-lot mixed-use subdivision contains approximately 47.821 acres. The property is generally described as being south of K-10 Highway between O'Connell and Franklin Roads.

¢ Authorize the city manager to execute an amendment to a lease, allowing T-Mobile to install a backup generator on the Stratford Water Tower.

¢ Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Dan Boyle & Associates Inc. in an amount not to exceed $159,029, for consulting services to complete the Coordinated Public Transportation Development Plan.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign letters and execute Local Government Endorsement Forms in support of applications from Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Inc. and the Salvation Army of Lawrence and Douglas County to the Kansas Department of Commerce for tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Program Act.

¢ Receive the 2005 Tax Abatement Annual Report.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Continue public hearing from April 11 meeting, and receive staff reports concerning proposed demolition of structure at 429 Ind.

¢ Consider the adoption of the 2006 Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan and consider Resolution No. 6648, authorizing the mayor to execute agreements for the 2006 CDBG and HOME programs and other such documents as may be required to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for such programs.

¢ Receive bids and memorandum on construction phasing options for waterline and electric improvement project in the 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts Street.

¢ Consider awarding Project No. 15-CP4-304(BD), Kasold Drive, West 22nd Street to Bob Billings Parkway, street, storm sewer and waterline improvements, to R. D. Johnson Excavating Co. for $5,483,332.90.

¢ Review proposals and additional information from the Americana Music Academy and the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department on the possible reuse of the Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.

¢ Consider Planning Commission recommendation for a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 5.05 acres from PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development) District to PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development) District (with additional allowable uses). The property is generally described as being at the northeast corner of Wakarusa Drive and Clinton Parkway.

¢ Receive draft Request for Proposals for consultant services for the study of competitive and athletic facilities.

¢ Consider motion to recess into executive session to discuss matters which would be deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship for 30 minutes.

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