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Archive for Saturday, August 13, 2011

City Commission agenda for August 16, 2011

Commissioners to mull approval of employment contracts with police officers, firefighters

August 13, 2011

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider approving employment contracts with the city’s police officers and firefighters.

Background

The contracts would provide a 1 percent wage adjustment in 2012, 1.5 percent in 2013 and 2014 and 1 percent in 2015 for most members of the police and fire unions. Police detectives, however, wouldn’t be eligible for the wage increases until 2015. The contracts also provide funding for a merit program that would provide either 2.5 percent or 5 percent wage increase for eligible employees based upon their peformance evaluations.

Recognition

• Recognition of Stefan Petrovic.

• Receive presentation from the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Consent agenda

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

• Approve all claims.

• Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.

• Bid and purchase items:

a) Approve Change Order No. 1 to Vance Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $340,000 for Project No. PW1103, 2011 Microsurfacing Program. The change order amount does not result in exceeding previously approved budget allocations.

b) Approve Change Order No. 1, and Final, to Little Joe’s Asphalt, Inc., in the amount of $15,267.86, for Project No. PW1104, 2011 Overlay Program, Phase 1. The change order amount does not result in exceeding previously approved budget allocations.

• Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8654, changing the name of Fireside Drive to Frontier Lane.

• Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8652, allowing the possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on Massachusetts Street from North Park Street to South Park Street on Aug. 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. for the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship.

• Adopt Resolution No. 6930, initiating the use of eminent domain authority for acquisition of property interests for the 23rd Street Bridge utilities relocation project.

• Approve Special Event requests, SE-8-16-11; SE-8-17-11; SE-8-18-11; SE-8-19-11: Special Event Permits requested for location of a light truck and a temporary 42’ tall Verizon mobile cellular communication tower at 1101 Indiana (Berkeley Flats Apartments) for KU home football games Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12.

• Authorize City Manager to sign an agreement with the property owners of Burger King/EVAC and Party America to begin driveway reconfiguration at the southwest corner of 23rd and Naismith.

• Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for use of various city streets, including the closure of the northbound lane of Massachusetts Street downtown from 8 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Oct. 2 for the Head for the Cure 5K.

• Approve donation of standby medical services and the closure of the city parking lot on the southeast corner of N 2nd St and Locust St for the GaDuGi SafeCenter 5K Boo! Run on Oct. 30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Approve the following item related to the Sandbar Halfway to St Patrick’s Day fundraiser:

a) Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit allowing the closure of the 100 block of East Eighth Street from 1 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Sept. 17 for the Halfway to St Patrick’s Day fundraiser. 

b) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8657, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the 100 block of East 8th Street from 1 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, for the Halfway to St Patrick’s Day fundraiser.

• Authorize the City Manager to execute a License Agreement permitting Lynn Investments, LLC, d/b/a Bullwinkle’s, to use certain portions of the Tennessee Street and 14th Street Rights of Way for landscaping in accordance with the terms of that Agreement.

• Authorize the City Manager to execute License Agreements permitting 1040 Vermont Street to use certain portions of the Vermont Street Right of Way and the Alley Right of Way between Massachusetts Street and Vermont Street in accordance with the terms of those agreements.

• Authorize the City Manager to provide written notice to Rural Water District No. 1 of the City’s intent to annex approximately 45.4 acres of land located north and east of the intersection of West 6th Street and the SLT, in accordance with K.S.A. 12-539, and to refer the annexation request to the Lawrence- Douglas County Planning Commission for review and a recommendation.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Consider approving the 2012-2015 Memorandum of Understanding agreements with the Lawrence Police Officers Association (LPOA) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1596, and consider authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreements.

• Receive update on next steps for Farmland Property and consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8659, a Home Rule Ordinance of the City of Lawrence, Kansas authorizing the financing of the costs of a master plan and certain infrastructure development for the former Farmland Industries property for Economic Development purposes, and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds of the City to pay the costs thereof; and Ordinance No. 8660, designating Delaware Street from Eighth Street to 11th Street and a street to be named, located north of the northern terminus of O’Connell Road at 23rd Street, north to an intersection with 19th Street, as main trafficways.

• Consider adopting the following resolutions/ordinances related to the 2012 Capital Improvement Projects:


a) Resolution No. 6934, authorizing the construction of certain main trafficway improvements on 23rd Street (K-10) between Harper Street and Barker Street, including, but not limited to, replacement of a bridge, sidewalks, lighting, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, and all related design, engineering and inspection work and authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq. to pay the costs thereof

b) Resolution No. 6933, authorizing construction of certain main trafficway improvements on 23rd Street, between Naismith Drive and Ousdahl Road, including, but not limited to street construction, curbing, guttering, paving, acquiring right-of-way and easements, sidewalk construction, stormwater, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, waterlines within the right of way and other necessary and appropriate improvements, and all related design, engineering and inspection work and authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq. to pay the costs thereof.

c) Resolution No. 6935, authorizing the construction of certain main trafficway improvements consisting of the addition of bus lanes, and the repaving of Sixth Street from Iowa to Monterey Way, curb and gutter, sidewalks, waterline within the right of way, traffic signalization and geometric improvements and all related design, engineering and inspection work and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq. to pay the costs thereof.

d) Resolution No. 6936, authorizing the construction of certain main trafficway improvements consisting Reconstruction of Wakarusa Drive from Oread West Drive to Research Park Way, including improvements at the intersections of Wakarusa Drive and Oread West Drive and Wakarusa Drive and Research Park Way, including, but not limited to street construction, curb and gutter, right of way easement acquisition, sidewalks and multiuse paths, stormwater, subgrade stablization, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, waterline within the right of way, traffic signalization and geometric improvements and all related design, engineering and inspection work and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq. to pay the costs thereof.

e) Resolution No. 6937, finding and determining it to be necessary to make certain improvements to certain public buildings, public parks, public parking, and public recreational areas within the City and finding and determining that the costs thereof may be temporarily financed by the issuance of general obligation temporary notes or bonds of the Issuer.

f) Resolution No. 6938, establishing the maximum annual bonding amount for improvements authorized pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 27 as $1,635,000, plus costs of issuance and interest on any temporary financing.

g) Ordinance No. 8658, authorizing the issuance of a grant to the Lawrence-Douglas County Bioscience Authority for the purpose of expanding the Bioscience & Technology Business Center, and the financing of the Project at a cost not to exceed $500,000 plus costs of issuance and interest on any temporary financing in whole or in part, from the proceeds of general obligation temporary notes and/or bonds of the city, which are hereby authorized to be issued for such purposes pursuant to the authority of the Home Rule Amendment in an amount of not to exceed $500,000 plus costs of issuance and interest on any temporary financing.

h) Resolution No. 6939, authorizing the sale of general obligation notes in the amount of $14,665,000 and general obligation bonds in the amount of $4,275,000 on Sept. 13.

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