Archive for Saturday, October 25, 2008

City Commission agenda: Transportation planning may change

October 25, 2008


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

Transportation planning may change

Bottom line

City commissioners are scheduled to approve changes to the way the area does its transportation planning. Historically, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission has served as the federally required board that must review and submit transportation projects that seek federal funding. But planning commissioners are recommending the creation of a new group to handle those duties.


The new group would be made up of elected officials and planners. Currently, the planning commission includes only people appointed by city or county commissioners. The new group would have seven voting members. They would be: two Lawrence city commissioners; one Douglas County commissioner; two members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission; one elected official from either Baldwin City, Eudora or Lecompton; and one representative from the Kansas Department of Transportation as appointed by the Secretary of Transportation.

Other business


¢ Presentation of Employee Service Awards.

¢ Proclaim Oct. 31 as "Halloween Beggars Night."

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Oct. 14.

¢ 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.) Approve sale of surplus vehicles on

b.) Approve Change Order No. 6 to the construction contract with CAS Construction LLC for the Phase II Clinton Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project, increasing the contract amount by $32,749.

c.) Approve Final Change Order to LRM Industries in the amount of $111,207 for additional work added to the 2008 Overlay & Curb Repair Program, Phase 2, Project No. PW0809, City Bid No. B08050.

d.) Approve bid for police uniforms, equipment, and supplies to various vendors in the amount of $173,650.

¢ Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8300, incorporating by reference a Text Amendment (TA-04-03-08) to Chapter 20 of the city code (Land Development Code) to define and permit various homeless facilities.

¢ Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8280, amending Section 9-607 of the city code related to the issuance of notices of violation under the environmental code.

¢ Adopt the following resolutions:

a.) Resolution No. 6807, adopting an identity theft prevention program for the city of Lawrence Utility Department and Utility Billing Operations.

b.) Resolution No. 6809, adopting an identity theft prevention program for the city of Lawrence Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

c.) Resolution No. 6810, setting a public hearing date of Dec. 9 to discuss the condition of the dilapidated structure at 1207 E. 13th St. and to consider declaring the structure unsafe and ordering its repair or removal within a specified period of time.

¢ Receive third quarter report on outreach case management services from Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.

¢ Receive request from Brian Kemp of Paul Werner Architects to use eight public parking spaces at 123 W. Eighth St. for construction staging. The applicant is no longer requesting transfer of ownership of public parking spaces.

¢ Receive progress report from Lawrence Community Shelter on the Good Neighbor Agreement.

¢ Receive letter from Terence Leibold of Barber Emerson regarding the nonconforming use of 729 N.H.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda items

¢ Conduct public hearing to establish maximum assessments for sanitary sewer and waterline improvements for the Bauer Brook Court benefit district.

¢ Consider adopting on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8331, rezoning approximately .48 acres (Z-05-10-08) from RMG (Multi-Dwelling Residential-Greek Housing) to MU (Mixed Use), at 1420 Crescent Road.

¢ consider approval of agreement for purchase and sale of real estate for excess city property, generally north of the Kansas River, adjacent to the Kansas River levee west of North Second Street, to North Mass Redevelopment.

¢ Consider accepting dedication of easements and rights of way for PP-07-08-08, a preliminary plat for Boardwalk Addition, a three-lot multifamily residential plat containing approximately 1 acre, at the intersection of Frontier Road and Fireside Drive.

¢ Consider the following items related to the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization Re-Designation Agreement:

a.) Consider approval of and authorization for the mayor to sign the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization Re-Designation Agreement for Cooperative Transportation Planning.

b.) Consider selection of voting members for the redesignated Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

¢ Consider the following Traffic Safety Commission items:

a.) Consider denying a request to establish additional traffic control at the intersection of Arrowhead Drive and Peterson Road.

b.) Consider approving recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish no parking along the north side of Eisenhower Terrace.

c.) Consider approving recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to permit parking along the east side of Jana Drive between Harvard Road and Holiday Drive.


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