Funding requested for $100K SLT interchange study
City commissioners are being asked to contribute about $11,000 for a $100,000 study of the interchange at the South Lawrence Trafficway and Sixth Street, which also is U.S. Highway 40.
KDOT would primarily fund the study to find ways for traffic to flow more smoothly. Traffic increase is anticipated because much of the ground is zoned for commercial development. Douglas County is asked to provide $11,000, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitian Planning Organization is asked to provide $11,000.
• Recognition of Phil and Alex Victor for alerting residents to a fire at Aberdeen Apartments.
• Proclaim Thursday, Oct. 29, as Lights on Afterschool.
• Proclaim Saturday, Oct. 31, as Halloween Beggars Night.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 22.
• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.
• Approve all claims.
• Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.
• Approve appointments recommended by the mayor.
• Bid and purchase items:
a.) Approve purchase of 1,007 green tags (renewable energy certificates) from Bonneville Environmental Foundation for $8,559.50.
• Adopt these ordinances on second and final reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8469, authorizing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Lawrence Public Library as part of the library foundation’s fundraiser.
b.) Ordinance No. 8470, granting a 55 percent tax abatement for Amarr Garage Doors, beginning Jan. 1.
• Approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-6-3-09, to Chapter 3 to remove the Table of Land Use Categories & Locational Criteria.
• Approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-6-4-09, to renumber the Implementation Chapter as 17 and reserve Chapter 13 for future use. Initiated by the Planning Commission on June 24 as part of the annual review of the Comprehensive Plan. Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8464, for Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-6-4-09), to renumber the Implementation Chapter to be 17 and reserve Chapter 13 for future use.
• Receive memorandum from the Sustainability Advisory Board concerning soils and land use planning.
• Receive city manager’s report.
• Commission discussion and direction on downtown issues, including regulations for panhandling, downtown planning and redevelopment, marketing and incentives for retail establishments and related issues.
• Consider authorizing city participation in U.S. 40 and K-10 Interchange Management Plan with Kansas Department of Transportation, Douglas County and Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization.