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Archive for Monday, October 6, 2008

City Commission agenda: Water topic at early meeting

October 6, 2008

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Agenda highlights ¢ 5:30 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org

Water topic at early meeting

Bottom line

City commissioners will meet at a special time on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled to end no later than 6:30 p.m. Commissioners are scheduled to give approval to a new contract to treat water for Douglas County Rural Water District No. 5.

Background

The contract makes several significant changes, including removing a long-standing cap on the number of water meters that the rural water district could add each year. City staff members are in favor of removing the cap now that the county has adopted stricter subdivision regulations for where people can build homes in the rural parts of the county. The contract also allows the city to sell water to the rural water district. In the past, the city has only treated water that actually is owned by the rural water district. The new agreement, though, allows the rural water district to buy extra water from the city. City staff members have said if commissioners approve this contract that they may create similar contracts for other rural water districts, including a new wholesale water district that has expressed an interest in pumping groundwater from the Kansas River Valley.

Other business

Recognition

¢ Proclaim the month of October to be Meet the Blind Month and Oct. 15 to be White Cane Safety Day.

¢ Proclaim the month of October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

¢ Proclaim the month of October to be Community Planning Month.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 9 and Sept. 16.

¢ 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.) Set bid date of Oct. 21 for Bid No. B08084, Project UT0812DSD, the purchase of 25,000 linear feet of 8" diameter PVC pipe for department-performed water main replacement.

b.) Approve Change Order No. 1 to R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. in the amount of $18,182.41 for major construction items to relocate and construct water line on Stoneridge Drive, Overland Drive to Sixth Street, Project No. 25-CP8-806(BD), Street, Storm Sewer, and Waterline Improvements, City Bid No. B08024.

¢ Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8335, adopting the Citizen Participation Plan, repealing Chapter 1, Articles 11, 12, and 17, and establishing the Community Development Advisory Committee.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8315, amending Chapter 19, Article 6, Section 19-604 of the city code concerning general discharge prohibitions under the city's pretreatment regulations.

b.) Ordinance No. 8319, for Special Use Permit (SUP-07-04-08) for Lawrence High School, located at 1901 La.

c.) Ordinance No. 8320, for Special Use Permit (SUP-07-06-08) for Centennial/Lawrence Virtual School, located at 2145 and 2201 La.

d.) Ordinance No. 8321, for Special Use Permit (SUP-07-05-08) for Free State High School, located at 4700 Overland Drive.

e.) Ordinance No. 8326, enacting Chapter 5, Article 21 of the code of the city of Lawrence regarding excavations and structures in utility easements.

f.) Ordinance No. 8327, authorizing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at South Park related to the Lawrence Originals Food Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

¢ Approve CPA-2008-11, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment amending the Southeast Area Plan to change the area designated for high-density residential north of 25th Terrace to Community Commercial and change the land use descriptions in applicable areas to reflect the change and authorize drafting of an ordinance for placement on a future agenda.

¢ Approve rezoning Z-06-13-08, to rezone a tract of land located east of O'Connell Road between Kansas Highway 10 and 25th Terrace, approximately 44.259 acres, from RM-24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) & UR (Urban Reserve) to CC-200 (Community Commercial) for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for Eastside Acquisitions LLC, property owner of record. Adopt Ordinance No. 8333 on first reading for the rezoning (Z-06-13-08) of 44.259 acres from RM-24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) & UR (Urban Reserve) to CC-200 (Community Commercial) for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2.

¢ Approve rezoning Z-06-14-08, to rezone a tract of land located east of O'Connell Road between K-10 and 25th Terrace, approximately 14.784 acres, from UR (Urban Reserve) to IL (Limited Industrial) for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for Eastside Acquisitions LLC, property owner of record. Adopt Ordinance No. 8334 on first reading for the rezoning (Z-06-14-08) of 14.784 acres from UR to IL for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2.

¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for PP-06-07-08, a revised preliminary plat for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2, located on the southeast corner of K-10 & O'Connell Road. The plat proposes to amend six commercial lots and one industrial, lot all north of 25th Terrace. The entire subdivision contains 119 acres and 470 total lots. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for Eastside Acquisitions LLC, property owner of record.

¢ Approve request from Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association to place pink ribbons on lampposts on Massachusetts Street, between Sixth and 11th Streets, and Clinton Parkway between Iowa Street and Kasold Drive from Oct. 12-30 in an effort to increase the public's awareness and support for breast cancer education and detection.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Charles and Julie Tucker, 1618 Vt., and Patricia Edgerton, 2022 Miller Drive; and a subordination agreement for Robyn Brecheisen, 1504 E. 21st Terrace.

¢ Authorize the city manager to sign a memorandum of understanding for the Safe Winter Walkway Program.

¢ Receive request to change the name of North Park Street to Ralph Houk Street. Refer to staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a recommendation.

¢ Receive 2008 second quarter report from Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider approval of agreement with Rural Water District No. 5 for the treatment and transmission of water and the sale of water.

¢ Receive staff report and proposed purchase agreement for possible sale of excess city property north of the Kansas River and west of North Second Street to North Mass Redevelopment LLC.

Comments

cowboy 6 years, 2 months ago

will the proceeds from these water sales be directly rebated to the city of lawrence users to reduce our water rates ? since you are using resources we have and are funding.

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