Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
Vote set on science incubator funds
City commissioners will consider formally approving a request for $75,000 a year for the next 10 years to fund a new life sciences incubator building that would be constructed on Kansas University's West Campus.
Commissioners during a study session last month gave unofficial approval to the request by the Lawrence-Douglas County Biosciences Authority and Kansas University. The city and the county both have been asked to provide funding for the estimated $8 million facility. The facility, which would be run by the Lawrence Regional Technology Center, would serve as a place for start-up companies using KU research to grow their businesses. The building would be across the street from KU's Multidisciplinary Research Building on West Campus.
Executive session (5:30 p.m.)
Consider motion to recess into executive session for 45 minutes for the purpose of discussion of matters relating to employer-employee negotiations. The justification for the executive session is to keep negotiation matters confidential at this time. The commission will conclude the executive session at approximately 6:15 p.m. and resume the open meeting at 6:35 p.m.
¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes
¢ 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.) Award the bid for the Kaw Water Treatment Plant Building Envelope Repairs Year 2A (Bid No. B08036, Project UT0805KA), to Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc., for $269,221.52 and authorize the city manager to execute the contract.
b.) Award bid for two one-ton trucks with dump beds and tommy lifts with options for the Parks & Recreation Department to Laird Noller Automotive for $59,688.
c.) Set bid date of July 22 for City Bid No. B08061, Project No. 24-GI3-807(C), 18th and Maine Street, Traffic Diverter.
¢ Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8287, amending Chapter V, Articles 3 and 6 of the code of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, 2008 Edition, and amendments thereto, concerning domestic clothes dryer venting.
¢ Authorize mayor to sign application for KLINK funding (fiscal year 2011) for 23rd Street,Haskell Avenue to the east city limit, resurfacing project.
¢ Approve as signs of community interest, a request from First Southern Baptist Church for a sign in the right-of-way in front of the Church at 4300 W. Sixth St., promoting a churchwide/neighborhood carnival event.
¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Mary Kring, 933 Mo., and a subordination agreement for Jill Jevens, 1301 Prospect.
¢ Approve, subject to conditions, SE-07-23-08, a Temporary Special Event Permit request for a patio sale at Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent Road, from July 14-26 during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
¢ Receive city manager's report.
¢ Conduct public hearing on proposed budget amendment providing authority to spend reserve money for Transit expenditures.
¢ Consider request from Lawrence-Douglas County Biosciences Authority for support of the Lawrence Life Sciences incubator in the amount of $75,000 annually for 10 years.
¢ Receive City Commission comments/questions regarding the city manager's recommended budget in preparation for July 14 study session.