City commissioners will consider several recommendations from the Traffic Safety Commission, including a proposal to install traffic-calming devices on a portion of Ninth Street, and a new mid-block traffic light to allow pedestrians to more easily cross 11th Street.
The new traffic-calming devices would be along Ninth Street and Eighth Street as it runs between Lawrence Avenue and Kasold Drive. Some neighbors in the area requested the devices because of the speed that vehicles were traveling on the street. The Traffic Safety Commission made no recommendation on whether the traffic-calming devices should be traffic circles, speed humps or something else, but estimated costs at $125,000. If approved by the City Commission, the project would be added to a list of more than a half-dozen traffic-calming projects that have been approved but have not received any funding from the commission. The mid-block traffic signal would be on 11th Street between New Jersey and New York streets. The request is supported by the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association, New York School PTO, the Boys & Girls Club, and other organizations to improve the safety of children who must cross the street. The signal has an estimated cost of $30,000.
¢ Proclaim the week of Jan. 8-13 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 meetings.
¢ 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.) Authorize the city manager to negotiate a contract for a professional services agreement with Dynatron Elevator Inc. to design and construct modifications to the Kaw Water Treatment Plant freight elevator
b.) Authorize the city manager to negotiate a contract for an engineering services agreement with BG Consultants Inc. to design the 14th and Tennessee Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project.
c.) Set bid date of Feb. 6 for the 24th and Crossgate/Harvard and Wakarusa Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.
d.) Authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with Actual Size Artworks to complete the Percent for Art project for Fire and Medical Station No. 4, for approximately $38,000.
¢ Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8070, a joint ordinance/resolution of the city of Lawrence and the Douglas County Commission amending the Comprehensive Land Use Plan "Horizon 2020" pursuant to K.S.A. 12-747, by adopting text amendments revising Chapter 4 - Growth Management contained in Horizon 2020.
b.) Ordinance No. 8071, a joint ordinance/resolution of the city of Lawrence and the Douglas County Commission amending the Comprehensive Land Use Plan "Horizon 2020" pursuant to K.S.A. 12-747, by adopting text amendments revising Chapter 5 - Residential Land Use contained in Horizon 2020.
¢ Approve the following unanimous recommendations from the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC):
a.) Deny request for a multi-way stop at the intersection of 25th Terrace, Hampton Street and Kensington Road.
b.) Approve construction of traffic-calming devices along Ninth Street between Lawrence Avenue and Kasold Drive.
c.) Deny request to establish no parking along the south side of Ash Street between North Seventh Street and North Eighth Street.
¢ Authorize the mayor to sign corrected agreements with KDOT for City Connecting Links - maintenance on state highways within the city limits.
¢ Approve Comprehensive Plan amendment for CPA-2006-04, an amendment to Horizon 2020, Chapter 5 - Residential Land Use, to replace Figure 5-1, planning unit concept, with neighborhood concept developed by the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
¢ Approve, subject to conditions and use restrictions, a preliminary development plan for the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.
¢ Receive request from Lawrence Freenet for additional placement of wireless equipment on city-owned facilities.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
Regular agenda items
¢ Conduct public hearing to consider the adoption of a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Program for the Eighth and Pennsylvania District.
¢ Receive staff report on domestic partner registry.
¢ Consider recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish no left turn from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on Iowa Street at Orchard Lane, Oxford Road, Stratford Road and University Drive for a 90-day trial period.
¢ Consider recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish 30-minute parking on the north side of Ninth Street adjacent to 616 and 620 W. Ninth St. and 846 Ind.
¢ Consider recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to install a mid-block pedestrian-activated traffic signal on 11th Street between New Jersey and New York streets.