Agenda highlights • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
Lawrence city commissioners will accept public comment on their proposed city budget for 2010.
After the formal public hearing, commissioners will consider approving their formal budget ordinance on first reading. A handful of other budget-related ordinances also are slated for approval on first reading.
If approved, the budget ordinance would be set for approval on final reading Aug. 18. The budget then would be filed with the city clerk a day later, with the adopted budget scheduled for posting to the city’s Web site Sept. 14.
The recommended budget projects revenues of $164 million, of which $24.5 million would come from property taxes.
The recommended budget includes increases in fees for water, sewer and sanitation service; fees and fines for parking downtown; green fees at Eagle Bend Golf Course; and fees for Parks and Recreation programs, including new fees for admittance to the Prairie Park Nature Center and the wading pool at South Park.
Conduct an executive session, beginning at 5 p.m., to discuss “possible property acquisition,” the “possible terms and conditions” of which would be kept “confidential at this time.” The regular meeting would be scheduled to resume at 6:30 p.m.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from July 21.
• Receive minutes from boards and commissions.
• Approve claims.
• Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.
• Waive bidding requirements and authorize the repair of Unit 615, a reserve Quint for the Fire Medical Department, by Central Power Systems of Kansas City for a total cost up to $18,210.16.
• Authorize the city manager to execute an agreement with Sunflower Broadband for fiber connectivity between City Hall and the Clinton Plant for $1,500 a month along with a $2,000 installation fee.
• Set bid date of Aug. 25 for Project No. PW0901 (City Bid No. B09049), 23rd Street, Ousdahl Road to Barker Avenue, milling, overlay, pavement marking and geometric improvements (KLINK).
• Adopt, on first reading:
a) Ordinance No. 8426, for the rezoning (Z-4-6-09) of 135 & 137 Pawnee Ave. from RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to RSO (Single-Dwelling Residential-Office), to include conditions that already had been approved but not included in a previous version of the ordinance.
b) Ordinance No. 8449, amending SUP-01-02-07 to increase the overnight participant occupancy at Lawrence Community Shelter, 944 Ky.
• Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8437, adding to the city’s existing rights under various agreements, leases and liens used to regulate the Lawrence Community Housing Trust and enabling Douglas County to consider resale restrictions for purposes of determining the fair market value of land trust properties.
• Adopt Resolution No. 6860, amending Resolution No. 6844, concerning the debt service reserve requirement for water and sewer bonds.
• Approve these items related to Pump Station 25, approximately 4 acres north of 3800 Greenway Circle, as submitted by BG Consultants Inc.: annexation A-5-1-09; Ordinance No. 8442, on first reading, to annex the property; accept dedication of easements and rights of way; rezonings Z-5-9-09 and Z-5-8-09, to rezone the property from County I-4 (Heavy Industrial) to OS (Open Space) and OS-FP (Open Space with Floodplain Overlay); adopt Ordinances Nos. 8444 and 8443, on first reading, to rezone the property; and Special Use Permit SUP-5-6-09, for a minor utility serving more than one development.
• Authorize payment to the clerk of the district court in the amount of $17,500 for acquisition of property for construction of Burroughs Creek linear park trail.
• Authorize the mayor to: sign the grant application for the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program as well as subsequent grant agreements and other documents required by KHRC for administration of the grant; sign releases of mortgage for Michelle Bird, 1220 Pa., and Ardys Ramberg, 812 N.Y.; and execute a letter of support for Bowersock Mills and Power Co.’s application to the U.S. Department of Energy for a Recovery Act Hydroelectric Facility Modernization grant.
• Receive city manager’s report.
• Conduct public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget and consider adopting on first reading several ordinances related to adoption of the budget:
a) Ordinance No. 8440, adopting and appropriating by fund the 2010 city of Lawrence budget.
b) Ordinance No. 8441, noting the necessity of appropriating/budgeting property tax revenues for 2010 in excess of that which was appropriated/budgeted for 2009.
c) Ordinance No. 8416, establishing solid waste service rates for 2010.
d) Ordinance No. 8438, establishing water service and sewage disposal rates for 2010.
e) Ordinance No. 8439, establishing system development charges for water utility and wastewater utility connections for 2010.
f) Charter Ordinance No. 39, regarding the transient guest tax.
Also up for approval: the city’s wholesale water rate for 2010.
• Consider authorizing the city manager to execute a Video Service Provider Agreement between the city of Lawrence and Community Wireless Communications Co. and authorize the city manager to send a written request to Community Wireless Communications Co., to pay a video service provider fee equal to 5 percent of the gross revenues received for the services provided within the corporate limits of the city.
• Receive update on the activities of the Kansas University/City Transit Coordination Planning Team.
• Consider authorizing the city manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Kansas University Parking and Transit to provide game day shuttle service for the 2009 KU football season.