Archive for Monday, October 8, 2007

City Commission agenda

October 8, 2007


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

School's expansion to be discussed

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider approving a special-use permit for the expansion of Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway.


Leaders with the private school are planning on building a 7,043-square-foot expansion of the school. The new addition would provide more classroom space to serve existing students. The school is not planning to significantly increase enrollment as part of the expansion. The new building would be located between the existing outdoor tennis court and the parking lot. Planners, as part of the expansion, also are requiring new pedestrian connections from the frontage road, and the addition of curbs and gutters to the parking lot.

Other business


¢ Recognition of Weavers Department Store's 150th anniversary.

¢ Proclaim Oct. 12, 13, and 14 to be Knights of Columbus Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities Days.

¢ Proclaim Oct. 13 as Lights on After School.

¢ Proclaiming the month of October as National Community Planning Month.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 25.

¢ 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.) Award bid for two (2) carbon feed pumps for the Utilities Department to Watson Marlow Pumps, Inc. for $22,000.

b.) Award bid for the Master Street Tree Program to Sand Creek Nursery for $49,669.75.

c.) Set bid date of Oct. 30 for Project No. 12-CP2-407(BD), City Bid No. B07065, 25th Terrace, O'Connell Road to Franklin Road, Street, Storm Sewer, Waterline Improvements.

d.) Set bid date of Oct. 23 for Project No. 22-SW1-607(C), City Bid No. B07066, 2007 Sidewalk Gap Program, Phase 1.

e.) Set bid date of Oct. 23 for the construction of an equipment storage building at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

e.) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract amendment with RD Johnson Excavating to include lime removal and storage from the Clinton Water Plant lime lagoons, at a cost of $6.45 per ton.

g.) Authorize staff to negotiate an engineering and construction phase services agreement with Black and Veatch Corporation to prepare contract documents and request contractor qualifications related to maintenance of the Bowersock Dam. City Commission approval of design and construction agreements will occur prior to construction.

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

a.) Ordinance No. 8181, an ordinance providing for the annexation (A-04-02-07) of approximately 536.88 acres, if appropriate.

b.) Ordinance No. 8182, an ordinance providing for the rezoning (Z-04-04-07) of approximately 536.88 acres from A (Agriculture) and V-C (Valley Channel) to GPI (General Public and Institutional), if appropriate

c.) Ordinance No. 8183, an ordinance providing for a Special Use Permit (SUP-04-04-07) for the City of Lawrence Water Reclamation Facility, located at N 1175 Road & E 1600 Road.

¢ Adopt Resolution No. 6743, authorizing the issuance of water and sewer revenue bonds in the amount of $23.6 million for the elevated water storage tank at 6th and Stoneridge Drive and the construction of a second water transmission main from the Kaw Water Treatment Plant to 19th and Harper Streets.

¢ Approve the requested annexation of approximately .952 acres for A-07-06-07 near the NE corner of the intersection of E 1700 & N 1300 Roads. Submitted by Peridian Group, Inc, for the City of Lawrence, property owner of record.

¢ Approve the request to rezone a tract of land approximately .952 acres (Z-07-14-07), from A (Agricultural) to OS (Open Space). The property is located near the NE corner of the intersection of E 1700 & N 1300 Roads. Submitted by Peridian Group, Inc, for the City of Lawrence, property owner of record.

¢ Accept the dedication of easements and rights-of-way for PP-07-08-07, a Preliminary Plat for SE Lawrence Benefit District No. 1, a one-lot subdivision, located near the NE corner of E 1700 & N 1300 Roads. Submitted by Peridian Group, Inc, for the City of Lawrence, property owner of record.

¢ Authorize the City Manager to execute a lease with Berkeley Plaza, Inc. for municipal court and the prosecutors' office.

¢ Approve License Agreement for use of parking stalls within the right-of-way of Indiana with Michael Treanor, Trustee.

¢ receive city manager's report

Regular agenda

¢ Conduct a public hearing and consider approving a Special Use Permit, SUP-09-09-07, for Bishop Seabury Academy expansion at 4120 Clinton Pkwy. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Bishop Seabury Academy, property owner of record.


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