Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Commission to consider Washington, D.C., trip agenda

October 9, 2006


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

Bottom line

City commissioners will go over a list of items that they want to discuss with the state's Congressional delegation during their trip to Washington, D.C., from Sunday to Oct. 17.


The list includes a request for additional highway and street funding, an update on the city's appeal of population estimates to the Census Bureau, a plea for additional federal aviation dollars for the Lawrence Municipal Airport and a request for additional public transit dollars for the T, the city-operated bus system.

Other business


¢ Proclaim Friday-Sunday to be Knights of Columbus Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities Days.

¢ Proclaim Oct. 20 as Lights on After School! day.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 26.

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

¢ Approve all claims.

¢ Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Authorize the city manager to enter into an engineering contract for the final design of the 2007 Phase III Downtown Waterline Improvement project for $118,722.08.

b.) Authorize the city manager to amend the existing engineering contract with Delich, Roth & Goodwillie, P.A., for $21,114 for additional study phase services for the Wakarusa River and Yankee Tank Creek sewage basins in conjunction with the evaluation of Northwest Area service options.

c.) Authorize purchase of required property interests from Christine Valcich, 600 N. Stonegate, in the amount of $24,000, for the Kasold Drive (Peterson Road to Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge) reconstruction project.

d.) Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with R.D. Johnson Excavating for the removal of lime from the lime storage lagoon for $6.45 per wet ton.

e.) Authorize the city manager to enter into an engineering agreement with Bartlett & West Engineers in an amount of $16,055 for the submittal of a letter of map revision to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for consideration and approval to change the floodplain limits to account for the improvements that took place as part of the 13th and Oregon streets stormwater improvements.

f.) Approve purchase of programmable logic controller components for the Utilities Department from I & C Systems Engineering for $19,648.32.

g.) Approve purchase of an eight-acre tract at the east end of North 1175 Road, south of the Wakarusa River, for the Wakarusa Water Reclamation Facility project, for $19,200.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 7999, rezoning of 12.329 acres from limited industrial district and agricultural district to multidwelling residential district.

b.) Ordinance No. 8039, for a text amendment adding revisions to 20-701(f) of the development code concerning planned development conditions and related items.

c.) Ordinance No. 8040, for a text amendment adding revisions to chapter 20 of the development code to make minor corrections and clarifications.

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

a.) Glenwood Addition; west of Wakarusa Drive and east of Eisenhower Drive.

b.) Final plat for Four Seasons Addition, a three-lot residential subdivision containing 25.976 acres. The property is west of the southwest corner of Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive.

c.) Final plat for Prairie Wind Addition, a one-lot residential subdivision containing 3.04 acres. The property is at 2620 Haskell Ave.

¢ Approve, subject to conditions, a site plan for the conversion of an eight-unit apartment house to a boarding house with seven bedrooms for seven occupants at 1140 Miss.

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

a.) Revisions to proposed development code

b.) Revisions to chapter 20 of development code

¢ Approve as signs of community interest the placement of a sign at the northwest corner of Harper and 23rd streets, on the US Bank property, for the Pilot Club's Antique Show.

¢ Approve recommendation from the Lawrence Arts Commission to approve the proposed Kansas River Expression of Soul project for a naturalistic sculpture trail along the Kansas River.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign agreements for City Connecting Links for maintenance on state highways within the city limits.

¢ Authorize mayor to execute city manager employment agreement with David Corliss.

¢ Approve Aviation Advisory Board recommendations regarding the Kansas Department of Transportation's airport improvement projects and air show.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider approving text amendment: Joint City Ordinance/County Resolution follow-up to the previously approved update to Chapter 9, Horizon 2020, Park, Recreation, Open Space Areas and Facilities.

¢ Consider approving the following items related to the Pump Station 48 project:

a.) Authorizing the city manager to enter into a design/build services contract with the CAS Construction/Professional Engineering Consultants team in the amount of $9.89 million for the construction of Pump Station 48, its associated forcemain and a portion of the upstream gravity sewer network, in accordance with recommendations in the 2003 Wastewater Master Plan and as directed by the City Commission on April 11.

b.) Authorizing purchase of required takings from Roger and Russell Tuckel in the amount of $25,000 and purchase of easements from Lawrence and Carrie Sinks in the amount of $15,439 for the Baldwin Creek pump station project.

c.) Adopting Resolution No. 6677, authorizing the preparation of a survey and initiation of condemnation proceedings pertaining to the Pump Station 48 sanitary sewer project.

d.) Adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 8042, condemning certain property for the Pump Station 48 sanitary sewer project.

e.) Adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 8043, establishing a Pump Station 48 sanitary sewer connection fee.

¢ Receive draft 2006 Federal Issues Statement.


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