Archive for Monday, June 16, 2008

City Commission agenda: Public input sought on ‘09 budget

June 16, 2008


Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at

Public input sought on '09 budget

Bottom line

City commissioners are seeking comments from members of the public about what they want to see included in the 2009 budget.


Commissioners have until early August to set a budget for 2009. Commissioners have struggled with how to fund public transportation and infrastructure issues, and provide city employees with a pay increase without increasing taxes.

Other business

Study session

The City Commission will meet with the Douglas County Commission and the Lawrence Douglas County Bioscience Authority at 5 p.m. The regular City Commission meeting will start at 6:35 p.m.


¢ Proclaim June 19 to be Dump the Pump Day.

Consent agenda

¢ 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.

¢ Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award bid of roll-off trash containers for the Public Works Department to Roy Conley & Co., for $25,232.

b.) Award the bid for Project CS0704, West Baldwin Creek Interceptor Sewer, to the low bidder, McAninch Corp., in the amount of $2,104,550.80 and authorize the city manager to execute a contract agreement for the project.

¢ Approve CPA-2008-1, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Southeast Area Plan, Recommendations section; Land Use, Land Use Descriptions, Commercial Zoning Districts to change CC400 District to CC200 District, and consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8282, for Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-2008-1) for the Southeast Area Plan.

¢ Authorize the write-off of certain water, sewer, sanitation and miscellaneous receivables deemed uncollectible by the Finance Department for the period of Jan. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006. The total requested write-off is $140,042 for 890 utility billing customers and $97,410.77 for 44 miscellaneous receivable accounts.

¢ Authorize payment to Johnson County Licensing Program in an amount up to $76,600 for continuing education classes for Lawrence licensed contractors who will attend training during the 2008 program year.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Matthew and 765 Ash.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Receive update from KDOT and HNTB on the design effort for the replacement of the 23rd Street bridge over the former railroad tracks near Haskell Indian Nations University.

¢ Receive public comment on 2009 budget issues.

¢ Consider approval of the requested annexation A-02-02-08, of approximately 155 acres located at the northwest corner of North 1800 Road and East 900 Road, and adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8285, allowing for the annexation. Submitted by Steven Schwada, agent for Stonewall Farms LLC; JDS Kansas LC; Pert LC; Penny J Tuckel; Axrom LLC; Venture Realty Corp.; Arco Sales Corp.; Venture Properties Inc.; Industrial Square Corp.; JDSS Limited Co.; Radol LC; Tuckel Russell L JR; Northland Ventures LC; and Oread LC, property owners of record.

¢ Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of the east 3 feet of right of way of Indiana Street between 11th Street and 12th Street adjacent to Lot 1 of the Triple T Addition, a replat of Lots 7, 8, and part of Lot 9 in Block 2 of the Oread Addition as requested by NSPJ Architects.

¢ Consider approving a request for a Special Event Permit (SE-06-21-08) on private property at the southeast corner of the intersection of Ninth and Iowa streets, (2005 W. Ninth St., Zarco 66) with an associated request that the City Commission grant a Use of Right-of-Way Permit for Ninth Street along the south side of the subject property (Ninth Street Terrace spur) for an event demonstrating earth-friendly energy sources from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30. Submitted by Scott Zaremba for Zarco Inc., property owners of record.

¢ Consider adopting Resolution No. 6775, providing for the acquisition of firefighting equipment and the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for the cost of such equipment.

¢ Consider authorizing staff to begin contract negotiations with Burns & McDonnell/BG for an update on the Wastewater Facilities Master Plan.

¢ Consider authorizing staff to begin contract negotiations with Black & Veatch for Pump Station 9 (Four Seasons) Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project.


SettingTheRecordStraight 9 years, 8 months ago

Here's my input: Cut the city budget by at least 20%.

birdie 9 years, 8 months ago

The money paid to Johnson County has already been collected from builders when they pay for their contractor license. It is a pass-through amount for the City.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 8 months ago

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