Archive for Monday, February 5, 2007

Neighborhood consultants to present final report

February 5, 2007


Bottom line

City commissioners will receive the final report from the PlaceMakers consulting group at their Tuesday evening meeting.


The consultants have been in town since Wednesday working on a report outlining a code that would allow developers to build new projects using a Traditional Neighborhood Design concept. They also have been preparing mock plans for how six areas of town could be redeveloped to feel more like "old-style" neighborhoods.

Other business

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Jan. 6.

¢ 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 city manager to sign an Engineering Services Agreement with BG Consultants Inc. to design the 14th and Tennessee Sanitary Sewer Replacement project, in the amount of $28,443.

b.) Approve proposal from PSC Environmental Services for collection, disposal and technical assistance for household hazardous waste. This bid was based on best stated price schedule and is estimated to cost $53,094 in 2007.

¢ Adopt on first reading, the following ordinance(s):

a.) Ordinance No. 8076, amending the franchise fee for AT&T; local telephone service.

b.) Ordinance No. 8073, establishing right-of-way use regulations for investor-owned utilities without right-of-way management requirements in franchise agreements.

¢ Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8075, for special use permit SUP-10-04-06, authorizing a special use permit for the property located at 917 Del.

¢ Adopt the following resolution(s):

a.) Resolution No. 6698, establishing a public hearing date of Feb. 27 for the improvement of Oregon Trail Park.

b.) Resolution No. 6700, for construction of Project No. 5-GI1-105(S) for the improvement of the 23rd Street (Kansas Highway 10) and Harper Street intersection.

¢ Receive correspondence from Kansas Department of Transportation regarding Federal-Aid Safety Program.

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

a.) PF-12-33-06: Final plat request for East Hills Business Park No. Four, located at 3841 Greenway Circle (API Foils Inc.). The one-lot industrial site contains approximately 12.907 acres.

b.) PF-12-34-06: Final plat request for Sixth & Walnut Addition, located at 602 Walnut St. The three-lot residential property contains approximately 2.731 acres.

¢ Receive status report on UPR-09-06-05: Lawrence Community Shelter use permitted upon review. Condition of approval No. 5 requires a status report to be placed on the City Commission's consent agenda 30 days prior to the original March 7 expiration date.

¢ Receive 2006 fourth-quarter report from Downtown Lawrence Inc.

¢ Approve request from Downtown Lawrence Inc. to waive the written consent of the adjacent owner or tenant requirement for DLI's application for use of right-of-way.

¢ Receive recommendation from the Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board to expand the city of Lawrence's Pesticide-Free Park System.

¢ Receive Housing Needs Task Force Interim Report.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of utility easements (two 8-foot utility easements) located between Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block 4, of West Hills Addition, as requested by Stephen N. Six.

¢ Consider the following items related to the re-establishment of a benefit district for the construction of Stoneridge Drive north and south of Sixth Street:

a.) Conduct public hearing. Consider adopting Resolution No. 6701 (Stoneridge Drive south) and Resolution No. 6702 (Stoneridge Drive north).

b.) Consider authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with Landplan Engineering, in the amount of $17,500, for design services for signals at Sixth Street and Stoneridge Drive.

¢ Receive presentation from PlaceMakers regarding the Traditional Neighborhood Design workshop.

¢ Consider motion to recess into executive session for 40 minutes for the following purposes: 1) to discuss nonelected personnel matters; and 2) to discuss possible property acquisition. The justification for the executive session is to maintain confidentiality of nonelected personnel matters and possible terms and conditions of possible property acquisition.


Sigmund 11 years, 1 month ago

Honestly, I would rather have the Bird Flu than be witness to this huge waste of time and money.

Meatwad 11 years, 1 month ago

Placemakers = beautifying Lawrence, walkable neighborhoods, less driving, better for the environment. Thank you Placemakers!! I wish you could stay longer!

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