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Archive for Monday, April 28, 2008

Extension of 31st Street on agenda for earlier meeting

April 28, 2008

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider partnering with Douglas County on a study that would seek to find an alignment for a future 31st Street between O'Connell Road and County Road 1057.

Background

The city already has hired an engineering firm to look at ways to extend 31st Street between Haskell Avenue and O'Connell Road. But county commissioners have said they would like to partner on the project and look at ways to extend the road to County Road 1057, which has an interchange on Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Eudora. County commissioners have said that the sooner an alignment could be identified for the road, the better the area could be planned.

Other business

Regular agenda

¢ Receive report from city auditor on possible auditing projects for 2008.

Recognition

¢ Proclaim the week of April 27-May 3 as National Volunteer Week.

¢ Proclaim the week of May 4-11 as National Music Week in Lawrence.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as Bicycle Safety Month and the week of May 12-16 as Bike-To-Work Week.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from April 8 and April 15.

¢ 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.) Award bid for construction of a tire shop for the Public Works Department to Penny Construction for $137,900.

b.) Award bid for 4,000 tons of road salt at $37.78/ton ($151,120), with an option to purchase 1,000 additional tons ($37,780), for the Public Works Department, to Central Salt for a grand total of $188,900.

c.) Award bid for mowing of blighted properties (one-year period with option to renew for two additional years) throughout the city for the Planning and Development Services Department as indicated below:

1.) Richard Nichols at $40 an hour for basic mowing, and La-Bar Mowing Service at $45 an hour for brush hog mowing.

d.) Approve the sale of surplus equipment and vehicles on GovDeals.

e.) Award bid for the 2008 cured-in-place-pipe project with the option to renew for two additional years for the Utilities Department to I-Con for $312,708.

f.) Award bid for 19 tactical vests for the Police Department to OMB Express Police Supply for $20,505.75.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance(s) on first reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8262, authorizing the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Broken Arrow Park on May 10 for the Lawrence Sertoma BBQ Cook-off and fundraiser.

b.) Ordinance No. 8246, amending Chapter V of the code of the city of Lawrence 2008 edition to revise requirements for plumbing vent systems and unvented gas appliances.

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

a.) Ordinance No. 8250, for a special use permit for a day care center at First Step Facility, 3015 W. 31st St.

b.) Ordinance No. 8256, for a special use permit for Ballard Community Services Early Learning Center, 345 Fla.

c.) Ordinance No. 8260, rezoning approximately 9.03 acres (Z-01-03-08) from RS-7 to GPI. The property is located at 2145 and 2201 La. (PC Item 6A; approved 7-0 on 3/24/08)

d) Ordinance No. 8261, rezoning approximately 4.09 acres from RS-7 to GPI. The property is located at 1430 Haskell Ave.

¢ Adopt the following resolution(s):

a.) Resolution No. 6766, authorizing the issuance of water and sewer revenue bonds, temporary notes, or general obligation bonds in the amount of $4,905,000 for the West Baldwin Creek Sanitary Sewer project.

b.) Resolution No. 6767, appointing Michael Dever as the city of Lawrence's designee to the board of directors of the Lawrence-Douglas County Biosciences Authority Inc.

¢ Approve a request to rezone approximately 0.907 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) to IG (General Industrial). The property is located in the 1300 block of North Third Street. Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8251, rezoning approximately 0.907 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) to IG (General Industrial).

¢ Approve a request to rezone approximately 0.54 acres from RS10 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to IG (General Industrial). The property is located in the 1300 block of North Third Street. Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8252, rezoning approximately 0.54 acres from RS10 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to IG (General Industrial).

¢ Approve unanimous recommendations from the Traffic Safety Commission for the following:

a.) Deny request to establish a stop sign for eastbound Cambridge Road at High Drive.

b.) Deny request for a marked crosswalk, a marked center line and speed humps at the intersection of Fifth and Tennessee streets, and if appropriate, install a yield sign and a "path ends" sign on the off-street path where it intersects with Tennessee Street.

¢ Approve request from Landplan Engineering for a variance from City Code 19-214b, which states a private sanitary sewer service line shall not be located in a city public utility easement for greater than 15 feet for 13 proposed residential units at 1500 E. 24th St.

¢ Approve request from Peridian Group for a variance from City Code 19-214b, which states a private sanitary sewer service line shall not be located in a city public utility easement for greater than 15 feet for 500 Rockledge Road.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Robert and Verla Lewis, 1201 W. 22nd Terrace.

¢ Authorize the city manager to enter into agreement with Free State Studios (Seventh and New Hampshire streets) for city street lights and parking meters. The city funding would be $25,000 from the city's parking fund.

¢ Authorize the city manager to enter into a renewed 36 month city/county cooperative agreement with AT&T for long distance service.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Receive Lawrence Regional Technology Center's 2007 annual report.

¢ Conduct public hearing on a request by Pipeline Productions Inc. for a waiver of the restriction of the sale and serving of alcoholic liquor within 400 feet of a school or church, pursuant to section 4-113(a) of the code of the city of Lawrence, related to the Wilco concert on May 14 at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

¢ Conduct public hearing establishing the maximum assessments for improvements to George Williams Way, from Sixth Street to Overland Drive.

a.) Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8263, establishing the maximum assessments for improvements to George Williams Way, from Sixth Street to Overland Drive, and

b.) Authorize the city manager to approve/execute a purchase order to Westar Energy for $78,858.13, for power line relocation for George Williams Way, if appropriate.

¢ Receive 2007 Tax Abatement Annual Report.

¢ Receive staff reports as follow-up to the Oread Neighborhood Study Session.

¢ Consider initiating a text amendment to the city's development code classifying transient and homeless shelters as permitted uses by right in industrial zoning districts, or consider initiating a text amendment to the city's development code classifying transient and homeless shelters as special uses in industrial zoning districts.

¢ Consider approval of the proposed 2008 Overlay and Curb Repair Program, Phase 1 (downtown maintenance) and set bid date of May 13.

¢ Receive request from the Douglas County Commission to expand the concept phase plan development for the 31st Street project to include the segment east of O'Connell Road to County Road 1057.

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