Archive for Saturday, February 7, 2009

City Commission agenda: Environmental preservation revisited

February 7, 2009


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

Environmental preservation revisited

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider new regulations that get more specific about when developers must preserve certain types of environmental features on land that is set to be built upon.


Type of environmental features that could require preservation include floodplains, wetlands, streams, woodland areas, individually significant trees of 12 inches in diameter or more, prominent geological features with rocky outcroppings, archaeological and historical sites, prairie remnants of 1 acre or larger and lands with steep slopes.

Other business

5:30 p.m.

• City Commission Study Session with the Community Development Advisory Committee.

6:30 p.m.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Jan. 27.

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

• Approve all claims.

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

• Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award Request for Proposal No. R08018, design and installation of a cooling system for the Computer Server Room in City Hall, to P1 Group in the amount of $61,370..

b.) Approve final change order to King’s Construction in the amount of $66,902.87 for additional work added to the 25th Terrace, O’Connell Road to Franklin Road, Street, Storm Sewer, Waterline Improvements project.

c.) Authorize payment of $30,040 for additional architectural services to Treanor Architects for the Carnegie Building rehab project.

d.) Waive bidding requirements and authorize two payments for an audit of the Utilities Management System. The first payment is for the biosolids portion of the audit, and must be sole-source purchased through the Water Environment Federation, which contracts with KEMA-Registered Quality to perform the audit. The second purchase order goes directly to KEMA-Registered Quality for the other two portions of the audit, for the remainder of the audit cost.

1.) Payment to Water Environment Federation for the NBP EMS for biosolids audit in the amount of $6,000.

2.) Payment to KEMA-Registered Quality for the ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001/ISO 9001 audit in the amount of $25,000.

• Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8364, for Text Amendment TA-10-17-08, amendments to Section 20-804, 20-805, 20-807 and 20-815 of the joint Subdivision Regulations revising standards for Build Out Plans.

b.) Ordinance No. 8368, an ordinance providing for the amendments to the 2006 International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Plumbing Code, specifically recommending that drinking fountains not be required in occupancies with an occupant load less than 30 and initiating a recommendation to reduce the amount of insulation for basement walls in one- and two-family dwellings.

• Approve Site Plan SP-10-86-08 for a new restaurant and sidewalk dining for Noodles and Company to be located at 8 W. Eighth St. Submitted by Wendy Hunter of HD Group for Greg Guenther, property owner of record.

• Receive 2008 Lawrence Police Department Racial Profiling Report.

• Authorize the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for Daryl Jones, 2732 Maverick Lane.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Consider adopting on second and final reading, Revised Joint City Ordinance No. 8283/County Resolution No. ____, for Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-2004-02) to Horizon 2020, Chapter 7.

• Consider approving Text Amendment TA-12-27-07, revisions to multiple sections of the City Development Code to revise the Protection Standards for Environmentally Sensitive Areas and to provide more precise definitions. TA-12-27-07 with revisions to Sections 20-1101, 20-1109 & 20-1701 (PC item 18; approved 7-1-1 on 7/23/08 meeting). TA-12-27-07 with revisions to Sections 20-701 and 20-702 to maintain consistency throughout the Code. Consider adopting Ordinance No. 8304 on first reading regarding TA-12-27-07 for revisions to multiple sections of the City Development Code to revise the Protection Standards for Environmentally Sensitive Areas and to provide more precise definitions.

• Discussion with transit implementation specialist of the future of coordinated transit services.

• Receive minutes and recommendation from the Community Commission on Homelessness discussion on homeless camping.

• Receive staff report on the structure at 617 W. Fourth St.


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