Archive for Monday, January 22, 2007

City commission briefs

January 22, 2007


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

Cycling event will affect some streets

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider a request to close sections of downtown streets for the 2007 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Criterium. The event would take place Sunday, May 13. The route would include Massachusetts Street from Seventh to 10th streets, New Hampshire Street from Eighth to 10th streets and Vermont Street from Seventh to Eighth streets.


The route is the same as the one event organizers used last year. Bob Sanner, director of convention and sports for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, said the route has been approved by Downtown Lawrence Inc. and the city's Public Safety Committee. Last year the event attracted 400 collegiate cyclists from 95 universities across the country.

Other business


¢ Presentation of the Foundation Award to Kinedyne.

¢ Recognition of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods' 20th anniversary on Jan. 29.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Jan. 9.

¢ 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.) Set bid date of Feb. 20 for 2007 Crack Seal Program.

b.) Authorize the city manager to amend the engineering services agreement with Walter P. Moore Engineers to design repairs at the Kaw Water Treatment Plant, extending the contract delivery date until January 2009 to support a two-year construction schedule and to increase the amount of the original contract by $98,170.

¢ Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8057, for a special-use permit at 917 Del.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8046, amending the public offense of illegal camping to include camping on public property within the central business district.

b.) Ordinance No. 8060, establishing the office of the city auditor, including its responsibilities and duties.

c.) Ordinance No. 8072, establishing 30-minute parking on the north side of Ninth Street adjacent to 616 and 620 W. Ninth St. and 846 Ind.

¢ Authorize the Historic Resources Commission review, on behalf of the city as property owner, of the proposed use of a portion of the city parking lot in the 800 block of Vermont Street for the redevelopment of the building at 123 W. Eighth St.

¢ Approve request from Bob Sanner, Lawrence Visitor Center, for the 2007 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Races route to include closing of sections of downtown on May 13.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Receive staff report on Williamsburg Drive special assessment benefit district issue.

¢ Conduct public hearing on the proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Area plan for the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street.

¢ Receive staff implementation plan for Matrix Consulting Group study of development process.

¢ Receive staff report and recommendation to change the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan services provider from ICMA-RC to Diversified Investment Advisors.


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