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Archive for Monday, April 14, 2008

City Commission Agenda: Rec center HVAC replacement on table

April 14, 2008

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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

Rec center HVAC replacement on table

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider whether to move ahead with an estimated $195,000 replacement of a worn heating and air conditioning unit at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.

Background

Commissioners are being asked to set a bid date for the project. Commissioners are giving the item a special look because the project would be funded through a sales tax reserve fund, and the nearly $200,000 project would take about half of the fund's balance.

Other business

Recognition

¢ Proclaim April 14-20 as Elizabeth Sherbon Week.

¢ Proclaim the week of April 21-25 as Tree City USA Week and April 25 as Arbor Day.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from April 1.

¢ 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 bid for one salt/sand spreader for the Public Works Department to American Equipment Company for $19,360.

b.) Approve purchase order to Lawrence Journal World for printing of the Parks & Recreation 2008 Summer/Fall Activities Guide for $15,806.

c.) Set bid date of May 6 for Project No. 1-SR1-108(S), 23rd Street, Clinton Parkway to approximately 650 ft. north of 31st Street, milling, overlay, and pavement marking (KLINK).

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

a.) Joint City Ordinance No. 8255/County Resolution No. ____, incorporating by reference the "Subdivision Regulations for Lawrence and the Unincorporated Areas of Douglas County".

b.) Ordinance No. 8258, providing for the deferral of special assessments for public improvements in improvement districts established on property owned by a political subdivision.

c.) Ordinance No. 8259, amending City Ordinance No. 6010 pertaining to the deferral period of certain special assessments previously authorized by the city on lots, pieces and parcels of East Hills Business Park.

¢ Adopt the following resolution(s):

a.) Resolution No. 6765, authorizing the mayor to sign Agreement 43-08 with the Secretary of Transportation for reimbursement of costs for the 2009 KLINK project, Iowa Street from 23rd Street/Clinton Parkway, to approximately 650 feet north of 31st Street.

b.) Resolution No. 6763, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $450,000 for the milling and overlay of Iowa Street from 23rd Street/Clinton Parkway to approximately 650 feet north of 31st Street. This amount has been funded in the Capital Improvement Budget.

¢ Approve, subject to conditions and use restrictions, PDP-01-01-08, a Preliminary Development Plan for Pine Ridge Plaza Addition Lot 1B, 3235 Ousdahl Road. The plan proposes the construction of a 37,550-square-foot commercial office/warehouse building on approximately 3.099 acres. Submitted by Grob Engineering, for Western Extralite Company/Fraternal Investors LLC, property owner of record.

¢ Approve a Special Use Permit, SUP-01-01-08, for a day care center at First Step facility, 3015 W. 31st St. Submitted by Bartlett & West Inc., for DCCCA Inc., property owner of record. Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8250 for a Special Use Permit, SUP-01-01-08, for a day care center at First Step facility, 3015 W. 31st St.

¢ Approve a Special Use Permit, SUP-01-02-08, for Ballard Community Services Early Learning Center, 345 Fla. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc., for DCCCA Inc, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8256 for a Special Use Permit, SUP-01-02-08, for Ballard Community Services Early Learning Center, 345 Fla.

¢ Approve the requested rezoning Z-01-03-08, a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 9.03 acres, from RS-7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to GPI (General Public and Institutional). The property is 2145 and 2201 La. Submitted by Landplan Engineering PA for Lawrence public schools USD 497, property owner of record.

¢ Approve the requested rezoning Z-01-04-08, a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 4.09 acres, from RS-7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to GPI (General Public and Institutional). The property is 1430 Haskell Ave. Submitted by Landplan Engineering PA for Lawrence public schools USD 497, property owner of record.

¢ Approve right of way encroachment license agreement to allow a portion of the parking lot at 2907 W. Sixth St. to be located within the right of way of West Sixth Street.

¢ Approve 2008 Federal Legislative Policy Statement as discussed by the City Commission on April 8. Support for S. 294, the Passenger Rail and Improvement Act of 2007, a bill that provides for the six-year reauthorization of Amtrak and also provides matching funds for capital costs to start and improve state-sponsored routes, has been added to the statement per City Commission direction.

¢ Approve as signs of community interest a request from the Lawrence Home Builders Association to place signs in various rights of way throughout the city from April 26 to May 4.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider a request from Free State Development LC and Ray Brown and Associates to initiate a text amendment to the development code to include "Extended Care Facility, General" as a use permissible by a special use permit in the Industrial Business Park (IBP) zoning district.

¢ Consider approving an annexation request of approximately 154.9 acres (159 acres including public right of way), located at the northwest corner of North 1800 Road and East 900 Road. Submitted by Steven Schwada, agent for Stonewall Farms LLC; JDS Kansas LC; Pert LC; Penny J. Tuckel; Axrom LLC; Venture Realty Corp.; Arco Sales Corp.; Venture Properties Inc.; Industrial Square Corp.; JDSS Limited Company; Radol LC; Tuckel Russell L JR; Northland Ventures LC; and Oread LC, property owners of record.

a.) Adopt Resolution No. 6764, requesting the Douglas County Commission find and determine that the annexation of approximately 159 acres at the northwest corner of North 1800 Road and East 900 Road will not hinder or prevent the proper growth and development of the area or that of any other incorporated city located within the county;

b.) Approve the annexation contingent upon Douglas County approval; and

c.) Authorize staff to draft an annexation ordinance for consideration at a future City Commission meeting, if appropriate.

¢ Consider setting bid date of April 29 for the replacement of the HVAC unit for the main gym at East Lawrence Recreation Center.

¢ Receive report from City Auditor Michael Eglinski regarding the process for developing the audit plan.

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