City commissioners will be asked to apply for a grant that would create a program to improve residents’ access to healthy foods.
The Kansas Health Foundation is seeking grant applications from communities interested in creating policies that would improve the availability of healthy foods in a community. The city-county sustainability coordinator is recommending that the city, the county, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Health Department, and USD 497 and the Douglas County Community Foundation work together to submit an application.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from July 5 and July 12
• 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) Set bid date of August 2, 2011 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program at 2209 Princeton Boulevard.
b) Waive bidding requirements and approve the purchase of playground equipment for the Burroughs Creek Playground to Miracle Recreation Equipment Company for $28,655. Private donations are covering $27,600 of the cost, and the city will pay the remaining $1,055.
• Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8645, amending the Standard Traffic Ordinance relating to driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and relating to preliminary breath tests.
• Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:
a) Ordinance No. 8627, for a Special Use Permit (SUP-3-2-11) for a bar or lounge use located at 1344 Tennessee Street.
b) Ordinance No. 8641, for Text Amendments (TA-3-4-11) the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 7, regarding revisions to the district criteria and development standards in the Planned Development Overlay District.
• Adopt the following resolution(s):
a) Resolution No. 6926, amending Section III of Resolution 6892 and ordering the improvement and authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds for main traffic way improvements under construction this summer.
b) Resolution No. 6927, ordering the improvements and authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds for improvements to 9th Street, from Tennessee Street to Kentucky, including traffic signalization and geometric improvements.
• Approve Special Event, SE-7-15-11, for a free event including food, music, fellowship, and a sermon, located in the 800 block of Lynn Street on July 27 and August 24, 2011.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit allowing the closure of Vermont Street from 7th Street south to the Parking Lot 13 entrance from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2011, for the Lawrence Public Library End of Summer Party.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the Lawrence Busker Fest for the use of sidewalks and 10 parking stalls in front of 900 Massachusetts Street, and the closure of the 100 block of E 8th Street and the 100 block of E 10th Street on August 19-21, 2011.
• Approve the following items related to the 2011 Sandbar Birthday Party:
a) Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit allowing the closure of the 100 block of E. 8th Street from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2011 for the Sandbar Birthday Party.
b) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8646, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the 100 block of E. 8th Street from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2011 for the Sandbar Birthday Party.
• Approve the request by Grob Engineering on behalf of Bechtel Holdings LLC for a variance from 19-214B of the City Code which states that a private sanitary sewer service line shall not be located in a public utility easement for greater than 15 feet for Lot 1 of Pinnacle West Subdivision No. 10 (4311 W. Sixth St).
• Receive city manager’s report.
• Receive information regarding the Access to Healthy Foods Planning Grant Leadership Team.
• Receive and discuss memoranda and materials concerning retaining and attracting senior citizens and retirees to the Lawrence and Douglas County community.
• Receive information on establishing a donation meters program in downtown Lawrence.