Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
Leaders expected to create task force
City commissioners are scheduled to appoint a new Mayor's Task Force on Climate Protection. The task force will be charged with reporting greenhouse gas emissions from city operations and recommending ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions "while preserving economic development, transportation options and the ability of responsible producers of energy to provide stable and cost-effective energy supply."
The proposed members of the new task force are John Geist, a member of the Lawrence school board; Steve Hughes, Hughes Consulting Engineering; Chad Luce, Westar; Carey Maynard-Moody, a resident of the city; Jeff Novorr, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Jeffrey Severin, Kansas University; Simran Sethi, Sustainability Advisory Board; and Susan Rodgers, Hallmark.
¢ Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. in an executive session to discuss nonelected personnel matters. The regular meeting will begin at 6:35 p.m.
¢ Proclaim Feb. 17 as Think Pink Day.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Jan. 29.
¢ 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 city manager to execute purchase agreements for required property interests in the amount of $21,139 from Jack L. Graham, trustee, and $48,251 from Swan Management for the West Baldwin Creek Sanitary Sewer Project.
b.) Award bid for 35 radio headsets for the police department to Atlantic Signal LLC for $20,608.
c.) Award bid for one rotary mower for the Parks and Recreation Department to Turf Professional Equipment Co. for a three-year lease for $11,950.41 a year, totaling $35,851.23.
d.) Set bid date of March 11 for the comprehensive rehabilitation projects at 1729 La., 2225 Barker Ave. and 956 Lawrence Ave.
e.) Set bid date of March 18 for the Kaw Water Treatment Plant high service pump replacement project.
¢ Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8057, rezoning approximately .85 acres from RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to PRD (Planned Residential Development). The property is Hanscom-Tappan Addition III, located at 1511 Haskell Ave.
b.) Ordinance No. 8231, providing for the annexation of approximately 40 acres of city-owned property located north of Folks Road, extended, and south of Interstate 70, for the remaining property of Pump Station No. 48.
¢ Adopt Resolution No. 6754, authorizing the mayor to sign the application for the 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant from the city to the state of Kansas.
¢ Authorize city manager to enter into an engineering services agreement for $209,330 with Wilson & Co. for preliminary engineering and plan preparation for city project No. 18-CP7-507(S), KDOT Project No. 23 U-2117-01, 31st Street, Haskell Avenue to O'Connell Road, Street, Storm Sewer, Waterline Improvements.
¢ Authorize mayor to sign authority to award contract/commitment of city funds with the Kansas Department of Transportation, for $62,400 for improvements on Harper Street at 23rd Street.
¢ Authorize the city manager to add 731 Mass. and 732-34 Mass. to the list of approved incentive recipients for the Downtown Sprinkler Incentive Program.
¢ Authorize city manager to submit federal funding requests to members of the city's congressional delegation.
¢ Approve as a "sign of community interest" a request from Pilot Club of Lawrence to place a sign promoting their antique show on the US Bank Property at Harper and 23rd Streets from Feb. 29 to March 2.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
¢ Consider adopting Resolution No. 6752, establishing the Mayor's Task Force on Climate Protection and approve appointments to the task force as recommended by the mayor.
¢ Consider the following items related to the proposed 12th and Oread project:
a.) Receive financial feasibility study and subsidy feasibility analysis.
b.) The public hearing on the appeal of the Historic Resources Commission determination for DR-07-93-07 was conducted on Nov. 13, 2007. Additional public comment from the applicant and the public in response to recently submitted material would also be appropriate.
c.) Consider making a determination on the appeal of the certified local government review under K.S.A. 75-2715-75-2726, as amended.
d.) Consider making a determination to issue a certificate of appropriateness for the demolition of the structures located at 1140 Ind., 1142 Ind., 1144 Ind. and 618-620 W. 12th St., and the new construction proposed for the site.
e.) Consider approval of the requested rezoning for a tract of land approximately .746 acres, from CN1 (Inner Neighborhood Commercial) and RM32 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) to PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development). The property is located at 618 W. 12th St.
f.) Consider approval, subject to conditions and use restrictions, a preliminary development plan for Oread Circle (Oread Inn), located at 618 W. 12th St.
g.) Conduct public hearing on proposed Oread redevelopment district.
¢ Conduct public hearing on the advisability of the construction of improvements at the intersection of Congressional Drive and Sixth Street, including property acquisition, subgrade stabilization, traffic signals and traffic-calming devices south of Sixth Street along Congressional Drive to the southernmost point of Tracts 9 and 10 and other necessary and appropriate improvements.
¢ Consider request to annex property near Kansas Highway 110 and the Kansas Turnpike. The property is at the intersection of the Lecompton interchange and previously has been proposed for an industrial park.