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Archive for Monday, November 19, 2007

City Commission agenda

November 19, 2007

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

Commissioners consider rezoning

Bottom line

Commissioners will consider a request to rezone two pieces of property in North Lawrence to allow for additional retail development.

Background

Commissioners will consider rezoning the property at 612 and 616 N. Second St. The property, which includes a vacant transmission shop, is just north of the Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership. The owners of the dealership are seeking the rezoning to give them options to expand the business.

Other business

Recognition

¢ Proclaim Nov. 23 as the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Kick-off Day.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Nov. 6.

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

¢ Approve all claims.

¢ Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.

¢ Approve appointment(s) as recommended by the mayor.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award city bid No. B07065 (project No. 12-CP2-407(BD)), for street, storm sewer and waterline improvements on 25th Terrace, O'Connell Road to Franklin Road, to King's Construction Company Inc. in the amount of $1,457,591.30.

b.) Approve recommended bids for water treatment chemicals for 2008.

¢ Adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8125 (Z-03-03-07), an ordinance providing for the rezoning of approximately 3.31 acres from RS10 (single-dwelling residential) district to GPI (general public and institutional use) District. The property is located at 555 Stoneridge Drive, northwest of the intersection of West Sixth Street and Stoneridge Drive.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8196, an ordinance providing for the rezoning of approximately 5.792 acres (Z-09-20-07) from IL to OS.

b.) Ordinance No. 8206, an ordinance providing for the rezoning of approximately 4.28 acres (Z-09-18-07) from RM12D & RS7 to OS.

¢ Approve request to rezone a tract of land approximately 1.80 acres (Z-09-21A-07), from IG (general industrial) to OS (open space), and adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8199, an ordinance providing for the rezoning of approximately 1.80 acres (Z-09-21A-07) from IG to OS. The property is located at 900 E. 15th Street.

¢ Approve request to rezone a tract of land approximately 1.13 acres (Z-09-21B-07), from IG (general industrial) to GPI (general public and institutional), and adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8200, an ordinance providing for the rezoning of approximately 1.13 acres (Z-09-21B-07) from IG to GPI. The property is located at 900 E. 15th Street. (Initiated by Planning Commission on Aug. 29) (PC Item 20B; approved 7-0 on Oct. 24). Staff Report Maps PC Minutes

¢ Approve amendments to section 20-813 of the development code for TA-08-18-07 to clarify the Planning Commission's powers and duties.

¢ Approve amendments to section 20-403 of the development code for TA-08-16-07 to add veterinary clinic as a permitted use in the IBP district and adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8207, an ordinance providing for the amendment to the nonresidential district use table, to allow veterinary clinics in the IBP district.

¢ Approve amendments to sections 20-804, 20-805, 20-810 and 20-815 of the development code for TA-09-22-07 to eliminate the requirement for conservation easements and create a requirement for resource preservation agreements for certificates of survey in Lawrence's urban growth area.

¢ Approve amendments to Section 20-807 of the development code for TA-09-23-07 to create a procedure for amending approved certificates of survey.

¢ Approve proposed revision (TA-11-13-06 to Section 20-801(e) (3) of the Lawrence development code and chapter XII of the Douglas County code) regarding the intent to vest existing residences built in the county located in A, A-1, R-1 and V-C districts.

¢ Authorize planning staff to apply for Historic Preservation Fund grants.

¢ Approve unanimous recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) for the following:

a.) Establish an all-way stop at the intersection of Overland Drive and Wakarusa Drive, and adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8208 establishing an all-way stop at the intersection of Overland Drive and Wakarusa Drive.

b.) Establish no parking along the north side of Fourth Street between Maine Street and Missouri Street and along the south side of Fourth Street from Maine Street, east 170 feet, and adopt on first reading ordinance No. 8209, establishing no parking along the north side of Fourth Street between Maine Street and Missouri Street and along the south side of Fourth Street from Maine Street, east 170 feet.

¢ Approve variance request (City Code Section 19-214B) for 845 Iowa allowing existing private sanitary sewer lines to remain in the public right of way for a length greater than 15 feet.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider request from Downtown Lawrence Inc. for a Kansas University football game watch party Saturday on the vacant lot at the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets.

a.) Consider approving a special event request for a KU football game watch party to be shown on the parking garage wall located at the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets.

b.) Consider approving a right-of-way permit application for the use of city-owned portion of the vacant lot at the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets.

c.) Consider declaring an emergency and adopt on first and second reading Ordinance No. 8210, allowing for the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the city portion of the vacant lot on the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets on Saturday between 5 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. as part of the Downtown Lawrence Inc. KU football game watch party.

¢ Consider approval, subject to conditions and use restrictions, PDP-09-04-07, a preliminary development plan for Pine Ridge Plaza, 3215 Ousdahl Road. The plan proposes the construction of a 13,500 square feet of commercial business in multiple phases. Submitted by Grob Engineering Services LLC for Chavez II Development LLC.

¢ Consider approval of the requested rezoning for Z-09-17-07, a request to rezone a tract of land approximately .499 acres, from IG (general industrial) to CS (strip commercial). The property is located at 612 & 616 N. 2nd Street. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects LLC for Parallel Properties LLC, property owner of record.

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