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Archive for Monday, February 18, 2008

New housing development at issue

February 18, 2008

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Bottom line

Commissioners will deal with some preliminary issues related to a proposed infill housing development on the west side of the 1300 block of Iowa Street.

Background

Commissioners will consider allowing the developer to use a portion of an adjacent city park - Quarry Park - to meet the open space requirements for the proposed development. The development, proposed by Lawrence architect Allen Belot, would be about 9.9 acres and have 42 single-family homes.

Other business

Recognition

¢ Recognition of Brad Shuck for his actions on Feb. 11. Shuck rescued a resident from a burning home.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Feb. 5.

¢ 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.) Approve purchase of one (1) track loader for Public Works/Stormwater Division from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. off the H-GAC cooperative contract in the amount of $161,850.58 less trade - $16,850, for a total loader price $145,000.58.

b.) Award bid for twelve (12) Crown Victoria police cars for the Police Department to Shawnee Mission Ford for $261,396.

c.) Authorize a purchase order for $16,539.30 to GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Inc., c/o Industrial Network Systems, to continue the use of the City's use of Intellution Software maintenance for the period of March 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009. The software is used by the Utilities Department.

d.) Waive engineer's estimate and award City Bid No. B08001, K-10 & O'Connell Road, Eastbound Right Turn Lane, Geometric and Waterline Improvements (Project No. 45-GI5-905(BD)), and K-10 & O'Connell Road, Westbound Left Turn Lane, State Highway Improvements (Project No. 35-GI1-704(BD)), to LRM Industries Inc. in the amount of $336,396.70.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final 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, 1511 Haskell Ave.

b.) Ordinance No. 8231, providing for the annexation (A-04-03-07) 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.

c.) Ordinance No. 8223, for the rezoning (Z-07-13-07) of a tract of land approximately .746 acres, from CN1 (Inner Neighborhood Commercial) & RM32 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) to PCD-2 (Planned Commercial Development). The property is located at 618 W. 12th Street.

d.) Ordinance No. 8234, establishing the Oread redevelopment district.

¢ Approve agreement for services between the City of Lawrence and Destination Management Inc. to operate the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.

¢ Authorize the City Manager to execute agreement for Use of City Funds with Downtown Lawrence Inc.

¢ Authorize Planning staff to issue a request for proposals for a consultant to provide on-call travel demand modeling support for the transportation planning staff in 2008 and 2009.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for Brian and Heather Bigham, 1713 Atherton Court.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Discussion and direction on drinking establishment/entertainment venue public safety issues.

¢ Consider approving, subject to conditions and use restrictions, PDP-03-02-05, a revised Preliminary Development Plan for Bauer Farm. The proposed planned commercial, office and residential development contains approximately 43.71 acres. The property is located on the north side of W. 6th Street (U.S. Highway 40) between Wakarusa Drive, Folks Road and Overland Drive.

¢ Receive request from Allen Belot for consideration of potential dedication of common open space for the expansion of the city's adjacent undeveloped Quarry Park.

¢ Conduct public hearing to consider Ordinance No. 8238, establishing the maximum assessments for improvements to George Williams Way from Overland Drive to the north city limits.

¢ Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8194, annexing property generally located west of Folks Road and south of North 1700 Road, more commonly known as Bauer Brook Estates.

Comments

Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

This 36'WX14'HX60'L building is being allowed construction without a building permit to house the owners pets:

1 Goat 4 Horses 4 camels 4 cattle(may be gobbled up) 4 Zebra

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Bowhunter99 6 years, 2 months ago

NO it's not....

Only Merrill and its twisted mind can deduct such irrational decisions... building w/out a building permit?

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Richard Heckler 6 years, 2 months ago

¢ Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8194, annexing property generally located west of Folks Road and south of North 1700 Road, more commonly known as Bauer Brook Estates.

Isn't this the case of preferential treatment where the property owner wants to construct a very large building without a building permit?

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