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Archive for Sunday, August 30, 2009

City commission agenda: Neighborhood associations request no-parking zone

August 30, 2009

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  • When: Monday, December 15, 2008, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St., Lawrence
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Bottom line: City commissioners will consider enacting a no-parking zone on a portion of 13th Street in east Lawrence.

Background: The no-parking zone would be along the south side of 13th Street, 300 feet east of Oregon Street extending 300 feet west of Oregon Street. Members of the East Lawrence and Brook Creek neighborhood associations asked for the no-parking area to make it safer for people who use a recreational path that crosses the street there. But a homeowner who operates a day care near the zone has opposed the request because the no-parking restriction will make it difficult for parents to pick up and drop off children.

Other business: Recognition

• Presentation from Lawrence Alliance.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Aug. 4.

• 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 construction contracts for the Kaw Water Treatment Safety Improvements to:

1.) GSR Construction for Project 1: stair and slab opening closure for $32,900;

2.) B.A. Green Construction for Project 2: basin grating replacement for $49,600; and

3.) GSR Construction for Project 3: pressed basin improvements for $48,900.

b.) Waive staff estimate and award Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation bid for 1827 Ala. to T&J Holdings for $25,625.

c.) Accept proposal from RD Johnson Excavating for the lime lagoon cleaning, removal, and beneficial reuse of the lime residuals and authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement not to exceed $120,000 with an option for four additional years.

d.) Waive bidding requirements and authorize the city manager to issue a purchase order to Neale Painting for time and materials painting work at the Indoor Aquatic Center at a rate of $45 per hour.

e.) Approve Change Orders No. 7 and 8 to King’s Construction in the amount of $23,380 for additional work added to the George Williams Way projects: Project No. 14-CP4-407(BD) Sixth Street to Overland Drive, and Project No. 15-CP5-407(BD) Overland Drive to North City Limits, Street, Storm Sewer, and Waterline Improvements.

f.) Award City Bid No. B09049, Project No. PW0901, 23rd Street (K-10), from Ousdahl Road to Barker Avenue, 2 Mill, 2 BM-2 Overlay, Pavement Marking and Minor Concrete Work to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc., in the amount of $556,399.25.

g.) Award bid for 90 tons of Calgon Carbon for the Utilities Department to GS Robins for $1,690 a ton, total $152,100.

• Adopt Resolution No. 6863, setting a public hearing date of Oct. 20 to discuss the condition of the dilapidated structure at 1232 La. and to consider declaring the structure unsafe and ordering its repair or removal within a specified period of time.

• Approve as signs of community interest, a request from the United Way of Douglas County to display banners (approximately 6 feet by 3-feet) at 15 locations throughout the city from Sept. 15 to Nov. 20.

• Authorize staff to advertise a request for proposals for engineering design services related to the general wastewater pumping station improvements.

• Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Barbara Wrigley, 1908 W. Third Terrace.

• Authorize the city manager to execute and approve a license agreement between the city of Lawrence and Hedges Real Estate for placement of a private business sign in the right-of-way at 3300 Clinton Parkway.

• Approve the following items related to Jo Shmo’s, 742 Mass.:

a.) Approve sidewalk dining and hospitality license; and

b.) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8457, allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain city property pursuant to Jo Shmo’s sidewalk dining and hospitality license.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Conduct bond and note sale authorizing the sale of $14,120,000 in general obligation notes. Declare an emergency and adopt on first and second reading Ordinance No. 8452, and adopt Resolution No. 6861, authorizing the sale of $3,250,000 in general obligation bonds, if appropriate.

• Consider Traffic Safety Commission recommendation to approve a request for no parking along the south side of 13th Street from 300 feet east of Oregon Street to 300 feet west of Oregon Street.

• Consider bids for street, stormwater, water, and sanitary sewer improvements in the Exchange Place/Fairfield Street benefit district.

• Consider authorizing the city manager to execute an engineering services agreement for $70,350 with BG Consultants for design and construction phase engineering services in conjunction with the sanitary sewer main replacement project for the 1100 block of Delaware Street and the 1500 block of New Hampshire Street.

• Consider authorizing the city manager to execute an engineering services agreement for $231,324 with Black & Veatch for design and construction phase engineering services in conjunction with the expansion of wet weather storage at Pump Station 09 (Four Seasons).

Comments

cheeseburger 4 years, 7 months ago

Well, alright Richard - then let's wait until the frequency of use can be determined before making a change, since the frequency of use will likely not justify the change. Seems like the cart is getting a little ahead of the horse, which is typical for the city and the TSC.

And the house itself might be beyond the 300 feet boundary, but the parking for its daycare extends into the 'zone'. Ever been around a daycare at dropoff or pickup time Richard?

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Richard Heckler 4 years, 7 months ago

The house in question is beyond the the 300 feet therefore should not interfere.

The frequency of use cannot be determined nor can the line of sight view simply because the hike and bike trail has yet to be constructed. Construction should begin soon hopefully be finished in November.

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Frightwig 4 years, 7 months ago

It would be safer for pedestrians and cyclists to prevent parking 300 feet from the recreational path itself, not Oregon Street. Will the "no parking" rule be enabled after the path is constructed? It doesn't appear that any work has even started on it.

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cheeseburger 4 years, 7 months ago

The line-of-sight in this area is not a problem, the frequency of use of the pedestrian path is minimal, and the inconvenience to the daycare and other residents in the area cannot be ignored. This request should be rejected.

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