City commissioners will hear from a group of residents who want all parks in the city maintained without the use of pesticides.
The city has been maintaining Watson Park for nearly two years without the use of pesticides to test the effectiveness of banning pesticide use in parks. There are 33 other smaller parks where the city does not use pesticides. Pesticides are part of the maintenance program in 18 city parks.
¢ Recognition of Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award recipient.
¢ Presentation of Foundation Award to Community Wireless Communications Freenet.
¢ Proclaim Saturday, March 31, as Dance Across Lawrence Day.
¢ Proclaim April 2-7 as Lawrence Pride Week.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from March 6.
¢ 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 enter into a contract with Airport Development Group for $54,500 for engineering services for runway safety improvements, pending a grant offer from FAA.
b.) Set a bid opening date of May 1 for runway safety improvements at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
c.) Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Mayer Specialty Services LLC for $216,674.85 to complete the 2007 sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation project.
d.) Award bid for thermal imaging cameras for the Fire & Medical Department to Conrad Fire Equipment for $28,687.50.
e.) Authorize the city manager to enter into lease agreements for approximately 320 acres of farm land south of the Wakarusa River with Shuck Farms (178 acres) and Norman and Ralph Leary (150 acres) for $121 per acre.
f.) Authorize the city manager to enter into a lease agreement for approximately 20 acres of farm land located near pump station No. 48 with Shuck Farms for $50 per acre.
g.) Approve additional funding for upgraded streetlights on Kasold Drive for $29,850.
h.) Approve bid for car wash service for all departments to Zarco 66 Inc. and detailing service to Custom Highline for $14,000.
i.) Authorize the city manager to issue a change order to MV Transportation Inc. to increase service hours for T Lift Paratransit service until July 1 for $10,218.
j.) Award bid for one mini packer refuse truck for the Public Works Department to Roy Conley for $73,705.
k.) Award bid for one rear load refuse truck for the Public Works Department to Roy Conley for $159,174.
i.) Approve purchase of 2,236 bicycle helmets for the Fire & Medical Department Wheeled Sports Program from Helmets R Us Inc. for $17,043.60.
¢ Adopt on first reading, joint city/county ordinance amending Horizon 2020, Chapter 5 Residential Land Use, to replace Figure 5-1 with the Neighborhood Concept.
¢ Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8082, establishing penalties for the violation of city firearm possession ordinance.
¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights-of-way on PF-01-02-07, a final plat for Diamondhead, located at the southeast quadrant of the South Lawrence Trafficway and West Sixth Street.
¢ Approve request to initiate rezoning for Z-01-01-07: a tract of land approximately .91 acres, from PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development) to RM 24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential). The property is located at the southeast quadrant of the South Lawrence Trafficway and West Sixth Street.
¢ Approve the following items related to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan:
a.) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8093, creating a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and designating a Neighborhood Revitalization Area; and
b.) Approve developer agreement between the city of Lawrence and Cinco Hombres.
¢ receive city manager's report
¢ Conduct public hearing on proposed special assessment benefit district for the improvement of Williamsburg Drive. There is no city financial participation in the improvements to this private street.
¢ Conduct public hearing on the following landmark designations:
a.) Public hearing for consideration of placing the structure located at 925 Vt. on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
b.) Public hearing for consideration of placing the structure located at 621 Conn. on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
c.) Public hearing for consideration of placing the structure located at 1646 Mass. on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
¢ Receive commission direction on proposed submission to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) concerning possible safety project for Iowa street (left turn lane) near Stratford and University Drive.
¢ Receive request from Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods concerning rental registration ordinance.
¢ Receive presentation from Maria Stockett concerning pesticide-free park initiatives.
¢ Receive letter from attorney concerning planned Kansas Turnpike Authority interchange near Tonganoxie.
¢ Commissioner Mike Rundle requests discussion on the following items:
¢ Proposed changes to the traffic ordinance, specifically those that relate to truck weight limits and the use of tag axles.
¢ Discussion/comments on code provisions for retail marketing analysis.