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Archive for Sunday, September 4, 2011

City Commission agenda for September 6, 2011

City leaders to hear debate on traffic calming circle in University Place Neighborhood

September 4, 2011

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Bottom line

City commissioners are set to settle a debate in the University Place Neighborhood about whether a temporary traffic calming circle should be removed.

Background

Several residents recently filed a request with the city’s Traffic Safety Commission to remove the temporary traffic calming circle at 17th and Illinois streets. The Traffic Safety Commission recommended that the traffic calming circle remain in place. The temporary device has been in place since about 2004. The city approved an overall traffic calming plan for the neighborhood but has not had funding to pay for most of the improvements. Instead, it has installed temporary devices at many of the intersections. At the August Traffic Safety Commission meeting, several neighbors asked for the device to be removed at 17th and Illinois. One neighbor asked for it to remain.

Recognition

• Proclaim Sept. 8 as International Literacy Day.

• Proclaim the week of Sept. 11- 17 as POW/MIA Recognition Week and Sept. 16 as POW/MIA Recognition Day.

• Recognition of Sept. 11.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Aug. 16 and Aug. 23.

• 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 City Clerk’s Office.

• Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

• Bid and purchase items:

a) Approve Change Orders No. 3 and 4 to R. D. Johnson Excavating Co., Inc. in the amount of $104,635.80 for Project No. PW1109, 2011 Downtown Miscellaneous Concrete Repairs, due to additional work added to the project. The project remains within previously approved budget allocations.

b) Authorize the city manager to approve payment to Cogent in the amount of $16,970 and Ace Pipe Cleaning in the amount of $20,000 for emergency repairs to the Kaw Intake and Low Service Pump Station 2.

c) Authorize the city manager to execute a sole source Engineering Services Agreement in the amount of $16,150.00 with Bartlett & West Engineers for design phase engineering services for the Bob Billings Parkway Waterline Realignment required as part of project PW1012 - Reconstruction of Iowa Street, from 200 feet South of Harvard to Irving Hill Overpass.

• Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8662, ordering the condemnation of property interests for the utilities wastewater pump station improvement project as authorized by Resolution 6929 (approved by the City Commission on Aug. 23).

• Adopt on second and final reading Ordinance No. 8653, ordering the condemnation of property interests for the 23rd Street bridge utilities relocation project as authorized by Resolution 6930 (approved by the City Commission on Aug. 16).

• Adopt the following resolution(s):

a) Resolution No. 6940, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for the financing of improvements including 23rd and O’Connell traffic signalization and construction of a new north/south street (Farmland Redevelopment).

b) Resolution No. 6941, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for the financing of Delaware Street improvements, Eighth to Ninth Streets.

c) Resolution No. 6944, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for the financing of Delaware Street improvements, 19th Street to 22nd Terrace.

• Accept dedication of rights of way and revised easements for Preliminary Plat, PP-3-3-11, for Hunters Ridge Addition, an approximately 35 acre subdivision containing four lots, located on the north side of West 6th Street between Queens Road and Stoneridge Drive. Submitted by Pat Kelly for Pear Tree Village L.P., property owner of record. (PC Item 3; approved 9-0 on May 23; CC previously accepted dedications of original easements and rights-of-way on Aug. 23)

• Approve Text Amendment, TA-6-9-11, to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 4, Section 20-403 to allow detention facilities as a use in the GPI (General Public Institutional) District and delete “detention and correction institutions” from the definition of Major Utilities and Services in Article 17. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8663, for Text Amendment (TA-6-9-11) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 4, Section 20-403 to allow detention facilities as a use in the GPI (General Public Institutional) District and delete “detention and correction institutions” from the definition of Major Utilities and Services in Article 17. (PC Item 2; approved 9-0 on Aug. 22)

• Approve Rezoning, Z-6-16-11, of approximately eight acres from RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential) to RM12 (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located at 25th Terrace and proposed Ellington Drive. The property is generally located at the SW corner of East 25th Terrace and Franklin Road. Submitted by Johnson Group LLC, for Fairfield Investors LLC, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8662, for Rezoning (Z-6-16-11) of approximately eight acres from RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential) to RM12 (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located at 25th Terrace and proposed Ellington Drive. (PC Item 1; approved 9-0 on Aug. 22) Staff Report Southeast Area Plan Map Residential Use Table Map of Area Dwelling Unit Summary College Hill Townhouse Site Plan PC Minutes

• Receive information on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (Transportation 2030) update and authorize staff to issue a Request for Proposals for public participation program completion, to be funded from a federal grant with no local cash match required. RFP Staff Memo RFP Staff Memo T-2040 Advisory Committee Member List TAC Member List Timeline

• Approve following recommendations from the Traffic Safety Commission:

a) Approve recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to install Traffic Calming Devices on Crossgate Drive north of Clinton Parkway. (TSC Item 2; approved 8-0 on Aug. 1). Funding for this project is not currently available.

b) Approve recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to install Yield Signs on Prairie Avenue, Prospect Avenue and Summit Street at 13th Street and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8668, to install Yield Signs on Prairie Avenue, Prospect Avenue and Summit Street at 13th Street. (TSC Item 3; approved 8-0 on Aug. 1) TSC Aug. 1 Meeting materials, item No. 3

c) Approve recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to install Traffic Calming devices on 17th Terrace and New Hampshire Street. (TSC Item 5; approved 8-0 on Aug. 1) TSC Aug. 1 Meeting materials, item No. 5

• Authorize the City Manager to execute a Party Wall Agreement and a Temporary License Agreement with Ninth and New Hampshire LLC, relating to the project at 901 N.H.

• Authorize the City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Kansas Fiber Networks LLC permitting Kansas Fiber Network LLC to place fiber optic cable in the city’s rights of way with an annual rental payment of $12,500.

• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the use of sidewalks and three parking stalls on the 700 block of Massachusetts Street on Sept. 30 from noon to 7 p.m. for a re-enactment of Clyde Barrow’s robbery of the bank formerly located at 746 Mass.

• Approve the following actions concerning the Consolidated Properties Inc. proposal to establish a Neighborhood Revitalization area at 1001 Mass. (Masonic Temple): Staff Memo & Attachments

a) Refer the request to the Public Incentive Review Committee for a recommendation; and

b) Set a date of Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. for consideration by the Public Incentive Review Committee.

c) Set a date of Sept. 20 as the date of a public hearing to consider the 1040 Vt. Neighborhood Revitalization area request.

• Approve the KU/Oread/Downtown Lighted Pedestrian Pathway, City Project No. PW0926, location and design, authorize purchase of HADCO LED lights from Stanion Electric, and approve HAWK signals at 12th and Kentucky and 12th and Tennessee and project budget.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Consider request from Theatre Lawrence for the City to provide a campaign commitment of $20,000 per year for five years for a total of $100,000.

• Conduct a public hearing regarding a distance limitation waiver request for the sale of alcohol during the Arts Center street party event on Sept. 30.

• Consider adopting on first reading Ordinances 8571, 8664, and 8665, establishing a Mobile Food Vendor License and making related and additional changes to the City Code regarding Solicitors/Transient Merchants and Temporary Special Events.

• Consider request to initiate a Text Amendment to the appropriate sections of the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, to create a CC600 zoning district.

• Consider approving Traffic Safety Commission recommendation to deny the request to remove the temporary traffic calming device at the intersection of 17th Street and Illinois Street.

• Consider authorizing staff to partner with KDOT in submitting a TIGER III application for the interchange at K-10 and Bob Billings Parkway, and approve City participation of $100,000 for the interchange construction.

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