Archive for Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Louisiana St. crosswalk on agenda

May 6, 2008


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider approving a request for a crosswalk on Louisiana Street where it intersects with Dakota Street. The crosswalk would be on the portion of Louisiana Street just south of 23rd Street, and will include an island to provide people a protected place to stand while crossing the busy street.


The pedestrian refuge islands will cost about $1,500 to construct, and will act as another way to narrow the lanes of traffic on a portion of the road. The city's Traffic Safety Commission recommended approval of the crosswalk and island on a 7-0 vote.

Other business


¢ Proclaim Saturday, May 10, as Sertoma Bar-B-Q Cook-off Day.

¢ Proclaim the week of May 1117 as Police Week, and Thursday, May 15, as Peace Officers' Memorial Day.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as Mental Health Month.

¢ Proclaim the month of May as National Historic Preservation Month.

Consent agenda

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

¢ Approve all claims. The list of approved claims will be posted to the agenda the day after the City Commission meeting.

¢ Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award bid for the HVAC system at the East Lawrence Recreation Center for Parks and Recreation Department to Chaney Inc. for $117,515.

b.) Set bid date of June 3, 2008, for the West Baldwin Creek Interceptor Sewer Utilities Project #CS0704.

c.) Approve sale of surplus equipment from the Utilities Department on Gov Deals.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8262, authorizing the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Broken Arrow Park on May 10, 2008, for the Lawrence Sertoma BBQ Cook-off and fundraiser.

b.) Ordinance No. 8246, amending Chapter V of the Code of the City of Lawrence 2008 Edition to revise requirements for plumbing vent systems and unvented gas appliances.

c.) Ordinance No. 8251, rezoning approximately 0.907 acres (Z-01-01-08) from CS (Commercial Strip) to IG (General Industrial). The property is located in the 1300 block of North Third Street.

d. Ordinance No. 8252, rezoning approximately 0.54 acres (Z-01-02-08) from RS10 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to IG (General Industrial). The property is in the 1300 block of North Third Street.

e.) Ordinance No. 8264, allowing for the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on specified city property, related to the Wilco concert May 14.

f.) Ordinance No. 8263, establishing the maximum assessments for improvements to George Williams Way, from Sixth Street to Overland Drive.

¢ Approve rezoning Z-03-08-08, a request to rezone a tract of land approximately 140 acres for Bauer Brook Estates from A-1 (Suburban Home Residential) to RS-40 (Single-Dwelling Residential). (Initiated by Planning Commission on 3/24/08)

¢ Approve, subject to conditions and use restrictions, PDP-03-03-08, a revised Preliminary Development Plan for The Oread, located at 618 W. 12th St. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, for Triple T LLC, property owner of record.

¢ Authorize amendment to the Lawrence Community Shelter's 2008 Agreement for Use of City Funds, removing the fixed amounts for bus passes and work clothing, allowing LCS to distribute the funds as needed between the two categories.

¢ Receive revised request for acquisition of city parking spaces for the building at 123 W. Eighth St. Refer to staff for report.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider request from Lawrence Arts Commission regarding modifications to Resolution No. 5966 and Resolution No. 5015.

¢ Receive Lawrence Community Shelter Annual Report, as required by SUP-01-02-07.

¢ Consider adopting the 2008-2012 Consolidated Plan and the 2008 Action Plan and consider adopting Resolution No. 6768, authorizing the mayor to execute agreements for the 2008 CDBG and HOME programs and other such documents as may be required to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for such programs.

¢ Consider request for Landmark Designation, L-08-01-07, and hold public hearing for consideration of placing the structure at 805 Ohio on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

¢ Consider request for Landmark Designation, L-09-02-07, and hold public hearing for consideration of placing the structure located at 934 W. 21st St. on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

¢ Consider the following Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) items:

a.) Consider approving the recommendation from the TSC to establish a marked crosswalk together with pedestrian refuge islands on Louisiana Street adjacent to Dakota Street.

b.) Consider the recommendation from the TSC to deny the request to establish stop signs at the four traffic booth entrances on the Kansas University campus. (TSC approved 4-3) KU has made the request for the stop signs. The stop signs are necessary to improve student safety on the campus and comply with the MUTCD. The TSC did recommend denial of this request; however, staff is recommending that the request for stop signs be approved.

c.) Consider approving the recommendation from the TSC to establish a midblock marked crosswalk on Naismith Drive between 18th and 19th streets.

¢ Consider candidate projects for the Federal-Aid Safety Program for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 and provide staff direction on which projects to submit.

¢ City Commission discussion and direction on possible sales tax initiatives. Staff will provide updated memo prior to the meeting.


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