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Archive for Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lawrence City Commission

September 13, 2009

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider whether to order the demolition of a vacant house at 617 W. Fourth St.

Background

Commissioners had considered ordering the demolition of the property because it was considered unsafe under the city’s housing code. Commissioners gave the property owners time to repair the structure, but work on the project has stalled.

Other business

Recognition

• Proclaim the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week.

• Proclaim the month of September 2009 to be National Preparedness Month.

Consent agenda

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

• Approve all claims. The list of approved claims will be posted to the agenda the day after the City Commission meeting.

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

• Bid and purchase items:

a.) Authorize sale of surplus Information Systems and Utilities Department equipment on Gov Deals.

b.) Approve Change Orders No. 2, 3, and 4 to R. D. Johnson Excavating Company in the amount of $104,433.15 for asphalt cost adjustments and additional work added to the Overland Drive, Queens Road to Stoneridge Drive and Stoneridge Drive, Overland Drive to Sixth Street, Street, Storm Sewer, Waterline Improvements.

c.) Approve payment to Reddi Services for vacuum services and removal of solids from four basins at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $19,686.23.

• Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8458, establishing no parking along the south side of 13th Street from 300 ft. east of Oregon Street to 300 ft. west of Oregon Street.

• Receive request for annexation of approximately 34.38 acres south of the intersection of Kasold Drive/West 31st Street and Atchison Way [A-8-3-09]. Refer request to Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission for consideration.

• Approve an amended Special Use Permit SUP-4-3-09, repealing the Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Property element of the application, for property at 603 Tenn. for a Bed & Breakfast.

• Authorize the Mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Jonathan Merz, 1417 Pa.

• Approve as a sign of community interest signage for Amtrak at the BNSF Depot.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Receive status update on the rehabilitation of 617 W. Fourth St.

• Consider initiating the special use permit and rezoning applications as requested by the Lawrence Community Shelter and authorizing the Director of Planning and Development Services to determine the appropriate zoning district for the rezoning application, associated with the proposed Lawrence Community Shelter location, 2176 E. 23rd St.

• Conduct public hearing and consider approving Site Plan SP-6-26-09, and the sidewalk dining and hospitality license, for the Granada, 1020 Mass. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects for Granada LLC., property owner of record.

• Receive six month follow-up report from the city auditor.

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