City commissioners will be asked to approve almost $1.9 million for fire truck purchases. The fire department is seeking purchase a new fire engine for $695,535 and a new 100-foot ladder truck for $1,183,923. Both pieces of equipment would be from Pierce Manufacturing.
City staff members are recommending using $1 million from the city’s new infrastructure sales tax that began last year. The tax approved by voters included a provision for purchasing fire equipment. The remainder of the money will come from $750,000 in general obligation bonds, about $80,000 from equipment reserve funds, and a $50,000 contribution from Kansas University’s Housing Department, which operates several dorms that would need to be served by the ladder truck.
Study session (4:30 p.m.)
- Review the proposed Oread Neighborhood Plan.
Recognition (6:30 p.m.)
• Proclaim May 8 as Train Day.
• Proclaim the month of May as Bike Month and the week of May 17-21 as Bike-To-Work Week.
• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.
• Approve all claims.
• Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.
• Bid and purchase items:
a.) Award bid for 3,500 tons of road salt for Public Works Department to Central Salt for $43.02 a ton or $150,570 with an option for additional 1,000 tons if needed for $43,020, totaling $193,590.
• Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8509, permitting the possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on specified public property pursuant to the sidewalk dining license for 715, 715 Mass.
• Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:
a.) Ordinance No. 8499, for Special Use Permit (SUP-1-2-10) for the City of Lawrence Pump Station 09 Wet Weather Storage Expansion, a minor utility, on approximately 8.18 acres, located southeast of West 27th Street and Crossgate Drive.
b) Ordinance No. 8517, allowing possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor at the Lawrence Public Library during the Lawrence Public Library Foundation fundraiser on Sundaybetween the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight.
• Adopt Resolution No. 6883, authorizing the mayor to sign the application for the 2010 Emergency Shelter Grant from the city to the state of Kansas.
• Authorize the city manager to execute the Professional Services Agreement with Hernly Architects for Historic Preservation Fund Grant No. 20-09-21822-006, a historic resources survey of the area north of Memorial Stadium.
• Authorize city manager to sign a contract with Coffman Associates for a master plan and airport layout plan for the Lawrence Municipal Airport in an amount of $249,100. Authorize city manager to sign grant application with the FAA for funding of the Lawrence Airport Master Plan. The federal government will provide 95 percent funding for this project.
• Approve and authorize the city manager to sign a contract with P1 Group Inc. for Project No. PW0930, City of Lawrence Public Library HVAC Improvements, in the amount of $423,620 for library HVAC improvements, plus an additional $12,800 for VAV boxes, for a total amount of $436,420 provided the contractor can meet the terms established in the contract documents. The federal government will provide 100 percent funding of this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project.
• Authorize the city manager to execute a one year facility use agreement for the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center with Ad Astra Area Aquatics for the 2010 swimming season.
• Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Grace Hutchins, 1827 Ala.
• City manager’s report.
• Conduct a public hearing regarding a request by the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau for a waiver of the restriction of the sale and serving of alcoholic liquor within 400 feet of a school or church, for the temporary sale of alcoholic beverages related to the Tour of Lawrence, on the south half of the 600 block of Massachusetts Street, the north half of the 700 block of Massachusetts Street, the portion of Seventh Street bounded by the alleys immediately east and west of Massachusetts Street, on July 2 between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight; and the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Massachusetts Street, and the portions of Eighth and Ninth streets between Vermont and New Hampshire streets, on July 4 between the hours of noon and 9 p.m.; consider adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 8502, authorizing the temporary possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on specified public property related to the event.
• Receive staff recommendation regarding 2010 fire apparatus purchases. Receive letter from Kansas University Housing Department contributing $50,000 toward the purchase of one 100-foot ladder platform.
• Consider approving a Special Use Permit, SUP-1-3-10, for the establishment of a temporary shelter for the Lawrence Community Shelter, approximately 4.15 acres, located at 3701 Franklin Park Circle. Submitted by Lawrence Community Shelter for Franklin Business Center LLC, property owner of record.