Three city commissioners will be sworn in at Tuesday's meeting. Commissioner Boog Highberger will be sworn in for a second term after winning re-election last week. Political newcomers Mike Dever and Rod Chestnut will be sworn in for their first terms.
Commissioners David Schauner and Mike Rundle will be leaving the five-member commission. Schauner was unsuccessful in seeking re-election. Rundle did not seek re-election.
¢ Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods presentation to Mayor Mike Amyx.
¢ Proclaim the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
¢ Proclaim April 14 through November as Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market Season.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from March 27.
¢ 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.) Set bid date of May 1 for Project No. 08-SR3-307(C), 2007 Microsurfacing Program.
b.) Set bid date of May 1 for the 14th and Tennessee Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project.
c.) Award bid for 2,500 tons of road salt to Central Salt for $88,725, with an optional 1,000 tons for $35,490.
d.) Award bid for one roll-off refuse truck for the Public Works Department to KCR International for $129,992.
¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8094, designating Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., as a landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
b.) Ordinance No. 8095, designating the structure at 621 Conn. as a landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
c.) Ordinance No. 8096, designating the structure at 1646 Mass. as a landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
d.) Ordinance No. 8085, authorizing the initiation of eminent domain proceedings to acquire needed utility easements for Pump Station 48.
¢ Adopt the following resolutions:
a.) Resolution No. 6713, replacing the current 457 Deferred Compensation Plan provider and trustee with a new plan provider and trustee.
b.) Resolution No. 6714, authorizing the mayor to sign Agreement 38-07 with the Secretary of Transportation for reimbursement of costs for the 2008 KLINK project, 23rd Street from Iowa to Louisiana streets.
¢ Authorize the city manager to enter into contracts with the incentive recipients of the 2007 Downtown Sprinkler Program.
¢ Approve as signs of community interest a request from the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America to place directional and notification signs in various rights-of-way during The Lawrence Swap Meet from May 4-May 6.
¢ Approve as signs of community interest a request from Friends of the Library to place signs in various rights-of-way during the annual book sale from Friday through April 21.
¢ Approve variance request (City Code Section 19-214B) allowing a private sanitary sewer service line connection, in Cypress Park Addition Replat, to cross public right-of-way and cross over a drainage easement.
¢ Authorize the city manager to enter into a License Agreement with Lawrence Freenet to install communications equipment on designated traffic control signals along Clinton Parkway.
¢ Approve, subject to conditions, SE-04-07-07, a Special Event request for a downtown film festival in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, more specifically the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
¢ Authorize the mayor to sign the EPA Green Power Partnership Agreement and launch a Green Power Community Campaign in conjunction with Earth Day.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
¢ Receive comments from Mayor Mike Amyx and City Commission.
¢ The city clerk will conduct swearing-in of elected city commissioners. The new City Commission will be seated.
¢ Conduct election of new mayor.
¢ Conduct election of vice-mayor.
¢ Comments of mayor and city commissioners.
¢ Recess for approximately 20 minutes.
¢ Consider a motion to recess into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss matters deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship. The justification for the executive session is to keep attorney-client matters confidential. The regular meeting of the commission will resume in the City Commission meeting room.