Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. today ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
Final Wal-Mart approval possible
City commissioners will consider giving the final approval needed for a new Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Commissioners are being asked to approve a final plat for the approximately 100,000-square-foot store.
The store was the subject of a lawsuit between the city and developers seeking to build the Wal-Mart. The previous City Commission had rejected plans for the store, but following a change in commissioners after the April elections, the plans were approved and the lawsuit was dropped. The final plat is largely a technical document showing items such as easements, driveway locations and other design features. The planning commission has unanimously recommended approval of the plat. Once the plat is approved, Wal-Mart will be able to seek a building permit to begin construction of the store.
Executive session, 5:30 p.m.
¢ Consider motion to recess into executive session for approximately 45 minutes to discuss nonelected personnel matters. The justification is to maintain confidentiality of personnel matters. The regular meeting will resume in the City Commission Room at approximately 6:35 p.m.
¢ Proclaim Jan. 15-22 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. week.
¢ Presentation from Sister Cities Advisory Board and Friends of Hiratsuka of student delegation trip to Hiratsuka, Japan.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Dec. 18 and Dec. 27.
¢ 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 the cleaning and maintenance of transit shelters to Jani-King, for $6,840.
b.) Set bid date of Feb. 12 for City Bid No. B08002, Project No. 21-BS1-607(C), Ohio Street, Sixth Street to Eighth Street, brick street reconstruction.
c.) Set bid date of Feb. 5 for City Bid No. B08001, Project No. 45-GI5-905(BD), K-10 and O'Connell Road, eastbound right-turn lane, geometric and waterline improvements (Section 1), and Project No. 35-GI1-704(BD), K-10 and O'Connell Road, westbound left-turn lane, state highway improvements (Section 2).
¢ Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8222, adopting swimming pool regulations as approved by the City Commission on Dec. 18.
¢ Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8212, adopting the code of the city of Lawrence, Jan. 1, 2008 edition as authorized by Ordinance No. 8211.
¢ Approve a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 9.656 acres for Pump Station 48, from A (agriculture) to GPI (general public and institutional). The property is located at 851 N. Folks Road. Initiated by planning commission on Aug. 29, 2007.
¢ Approve a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 50 acres, from RS7 (single-dwelling residential) to GPI (general public & institutional). The property is the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 1910, 2110, 2120 Harper St. Submitted by Douglas County, property owners of record.
¢ Approve variance request from Landplan Engineering, acting on behalf of Kansas University, from Section 19-214 of the city code regarding a fire line and water main connection for the proposed KU boathouse located in Burcham Park.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
¢ Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of all 8-foot utility easements running along the side and rear lines of Lots 1, 2, 15, 16, and 17 in Block 4, West Hills Addition, except the south and east lines of Lot 15, the south line of Lot 2, and the south 4 feet of the east 4 feet of Lot 16, as requested by Robert Lewis, Jerry Nossaman and Scott Watson.
¢ Consider approval of dedication of easements and rights-of-way for a final plat for Wakarusa Place Addition No. 2, located at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, north side of U.S. Highway 40. Submitted by BFA Inc. for 6Wak Land Investments LLC and Village Meadows LLC, property owner of record.
¢ Consider adopting Resolution No. 6750, ordering a public hearing Feb. 5, 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.
¢ Consider the following items related to the Southeast Area Plan:
a.) Consider approval of the Southeast Area Plan.
b.) Consider approving CPA-2007-04 an amendment to Horizon 2020, Chapter 14 Specific Plans, to add a reference to the Southeast Area Plan.
c.) Consider adopting on first reading joint City Ordinance No. 8221/County Resolution No. ____, regarding the Southeast Area Plan and CPA-2007-04.
¢ Consider adopting Resolution No. 6749, establishing Feb. 12 as the date for a public hearing regarding the establishment of a redevelopment district for the 12th & Oread project.
¢ Consider authorizing staff to advertise a request for proposals for design and construction phase engineering services for the Kaw Water Treatment Plant Disinfection Conversion from chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite liquid.
¢ Consider approval of free parking on the top level of the New Hampshire Street parking garage.