Archive for Monday, May 15, 2006

Capital Improvements Plan on table

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

May 15, 2006


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider adopting the city's Capital Improvements Plan for 2007 through 2012.


The Capital Improvements Plan outlines what projects the city believes need to be done during the coming years but does not determine how all the projects will be funded. The plan looks at a variety of areas, including roads, parks, sewers and water system improvements.

Other business


¢ Introduction of Lawrence student delegation traveling to Hiratsuka, Japan.

¢ Proclaim Wednesday, May 17, as National Employee Health & Fitness Day.

¢ Proclaim May 21-27 as National Public Works Week.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as Mental Health Month.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as Bicycle Safety Month and the week of May 14-20 as Bike to Work Week.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from May 2.

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

¢ 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.) Set bid opening date of June 27 for the preventive maintenance and repair projects for the Riverfront parking garage and the 900 block of New Hampshire parking garage structures.

b.) Award bid for elevator controls and car replacement at the Community Building to Dynatron Elevator for $38,944.

c.) Award bid for painting lap and leisure pools at the indoor aquatic center to JF McGivern for $59,895.

# d.) Approve the purchase of an IBM i5 model upgrade from the city's hardware service provider, Synergistic Online Solutions, for $109,735.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance on first reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8003, allowing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Burcham Park for separate events on June 10, Aug. 5 and Sept. 8-9.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 7998, annexation of approximately 97 acres of land south of Kansas 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.

b.) Ordinance No. 7988, amending chapter 5, Articles 4, 6, 11, 12, and 13 of the code of the city of Lawrence as it pertains to the contractor licensing program.

c.) Ordinance No. 8002, authorizing the consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages at South Park on Thursday, May 25, Thursday, June 22, Thursday, July 27, and Thursday, Aug. 24, for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Parties in the Park Series.

¢ Approve the following, subject to conditions:

a.) SP-03-26-06: Commercial Building; a site plan for a commercial building in the 1300 block of 25th Street; Lot 25, Commerce Park East. Submitted by the Peridian Group Inc. for C & M Properties, property owner of record.

b.) Great Planes Hangar Expansion at Lawrence Municipal Airport, a site plan for an expansion of a non-conforming use for an existing hangar building at 2500 Airport Road. Submitted by Tee Group LLC for Steve Craig, tenant, city of Lawrence property owner of record.

c.) Temporary Use Permitted upon Review request for a promotional display of boats for sale at First State Bank, 3901 W. Sixth St.

d.) Approve revised conditions of approval of the Final Plat of the Cove Subdivision.

¢ Approve and authorize drafting of an ordinance for the following text amendments:

a.) Pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. Chapter 12, Article 7, consider revisions to the adopted Development Code, Nov. 11, 2005, Edition, enacting a new Chapter 20 of the code of the city of Lawrence establishing comprehensive zoning regulations and other land use regulations. The Development Code, Nov. 11, 2005, Edition is a general and complete revision of the city's existing zoning regulations and affects all property within the corporate limits of the city.

b.) A table of clarifying text/corrections is provided to clean up the Nov. 11, 2005, Edition prior to the July 1 effective date. The majority of the table of recommended revisions is the result of staff and legal counsel review of additional public comment and staff review since the draft was posted on Nov. 11.

c.) Section 20-205. Proposed revisions to the purpose statement for the new RMG, Multiple-dwelling Residential-Greek Housing District and to clarify that conversion of Greek Housing to other uses deemed to be compatible with adjacent residential development are permitted through a special use permit for Adaptive Reuse.

d.) Section 20-403 currently permits the development of Retail Establishments, Large in the CS, Commercial Strip District. Public comment has indicated concerns regarding the potential redevelopment of CS properties with big box stores as a permitted use in this district.

e.) Section 20-534: Revisions are proposed regarding Accessory Dwelling Units in RS Districts. Revisions address public comment received at the Feb. 22nd meeting.

f.) Proposed revisions to Article 7, Planned Developments.

g.) Proposed revisions to 20-908 regarding driveway standards in various residential districts.

h.) Proposed revisions to 20-1304 regarding the criteria for Major Changes to Final Development Plans

i.) Amendments to 20-1739 to identify additional uses permitted in the Manufacturing & Production, Limited category to address public comment received at the Feb. 22 meeting.

¢ Authorize the director of administrative services to execute an agreement with an executive search firm to assist with the city manager recruitment.

¢ Approve renewal of public entity insurance coverage with Scottsdale Indemnity Co. with an annual premium of $74,258.

¢ Authorize the city manager to negotiate a design/build contract with the Burns & McDonnell/Garney LLC joint venture 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.

¢ Authorize the city manager to negotiate a design/build contract with the design/build team of CAS Construction/Professional Engineering Consultants for the design and construction of the Baldwin Creek 1 Pump Station 1, its associated forcemain, and a portion of the upstream gravity sewer network in accordance with recommendations in the 2003 Wastewater Master Plan and direction provided by the City Commission.

¢ Approve submittal of project applications for FY 2009 ITS set-aside program.

¢ Receive correspondence from KDOT for approval of the brick street restoration of Ohio Street from Sixth to Eighth streets and authorize staff to proceed with consultant selection for engineering design.

¢ Authorize city manager to approve modification to the current administrative policy on biosolids management.

¢ receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Receive letter from Chris Collister regarding the Stoneridge benefit district.

¢ Receive presentation from the Community Design Committee. Consider request on the possible retention of a consultant to assist in the development of new code provisions and alternative code provisions to reflect some of the work of the committee.

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

¢ Consider authorizing the mayor to sign a letter concerning the final environmental impact statement for the South Lawrence Trafficway.

¢ Consider adoption of 2007-2012 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for the city of Lawrence.

¢ Consider motion to recess into executive session for 40 minutes for the purpose of discussion of matters relating to: 1) discussions with attorneys for the city on matters which would be deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship; and 2) employer-employee negotiations.


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