Archive for Monday, February 26, 2007

City may seek historical society grant

February 26, 2007

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider directing staff to prepare a grant application to the Kansas State Historical Society to stabilize and rehabilitate the Breezedale Monuments located 23rd and Massachusetts streets.

Background

Cost estimates haven't yet been determined for the rehabilitation of the monuments. The Breezedale Neighborhood is on the state's register of historic places and is pending for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The stone monuments at the entrance to the neighborhood have been identified as contributing structures to the history of the neighborhood.

Other business

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Feb. 13.

¢ 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.) Approve purchase of one 1-ton cab and chassis for the Public Works Department from Shawnee Mission Ford for $24,849.

b.) Approve purchase of two 1-ton trucks with snow plows and spreaders for the Public Works Department from Shawnee Mission Ford for $94,196.

c.) Approve purchase of one medium duty truck, cab and chassis for the Public Works Department from Custom Truck and Equipment for $51,800 and wheel base modification in the amount of $800, total purchase $52,600.

d.) Approve bid for the Sesquicentennial Point project (concrete plaza area, steps, sidewalk and engraved timeline) from B.A. Green, base bid $262,869 and alternate $86,657, total bid $296,862.

e.) Approve bid for the 2007 Crack Seal Program and street improvements, to Missouri Pavement Maintenance for $239,500.

f.) Approve the request from the Lawrence Police Department to proceed with the 2007 police patrol vehicle bid process utilizing the specifications for the Ford Crown Victoria Police package.

g.) Approve an additional $23,370 to Shawnee Mission Tree Service for the purchase and installation of 123 additional street trees.

h.) Authorize the City Manager to execute a purchase agreement for the Wakarusa Water Reclamation Facility for 90 acres, generally located at the southeast corner of E 1600 Road and N 1175 Road from Idessa Riley in the amount of $280,000.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8080, amending the franchise fee Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative pays to construct, maintain, extend and operate its facilities for the purpose of supplying electric services to the city of Lawrence.

b.) Ordinance No. 8081, adjusting the franchise fee by Southwestern Bell Telephone LP, doing business as AT&T Kansas, as a single adjustment to the fee rather than a phased adjustment.

c.) Ordinance No. 8083, authorizing a Special Use Permit (SUP-07-01-06) for a 150-foot T-Mobile monopole cellular tower and equipment shelter. The property is located at 2206 E. 23rd St. Submitted by Selective Site Consultants for T-Mobile Central LLC, doing business as T-Mobile. Knights of Columbus Council 1372 is the property owner of record.

d.) Ordinance No. 8084, authorizing a Special Use Permit (SUP-07-02-06) for a 150-foot T-Mobile monopole cellular tower and equipment shelter. The property is located at 3420 Bob Billings Parkway. Submitted by Selective Site Consultants for T-Mobile Central LLC, doing business as T-Mobile. Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee Inc. is the property owner of record.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8078, establishing no parking along the east side of Sunset Drive between Ninth Street and Broadview Drive.

b.) Ordinance No. 8079, rescinding disabled parking in front of 714 Alabama Street.

¢ Adopt Resolution No. 6706, authorizing the mayor to sign the city/state agreement for construction of safety improvements on 19th Street from Ohio Street to Alabama Street.

¢ Approve request to establish an additional review fee of $10,000 for special-use permits for new communication towers to be made payable to the city of Lawrence at the time of application.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Conduct public hearing on Oregon Trail stormwater and park benefit district.

¢ Consider authorizing staff to submit a Heritage Trust Fund grant application to the Kansas State Historical Society for the stabilization and rehabilitation of the Breezedale Monuments located at 23rd and Massachusetts streets.

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