City commissioners will consider approving permits to close several downtown streets to accommodate various events. Several of the events also will be seeking permits to serve alcohol in the public right-of-way as part of street party events they have planned.
Events that require street closing include:
• The downtown bar The Replay Lounge is proposing to close 10th Street from Massachusetts eastward to the alley from noon to midnight on Saturday, May 12. The Replay folks are asking for a license to sell alcohol on the street during the event.
• Lawrence Arts Center and the Art Tougeau organization are seeking to close the 900 block of New Hampshire Street from noon Friday, May 25, until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, for festivities related to the Arts Center’s Final Friday event and the Art Tougeau parade on the following day. The event also would allow for alcohol to be served in front of the arts center.
• Tougeau also is seeking to close 10th Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26, to host an awards ceremony and party following its parade through downtown. The event is seeking a permit to serve alcohol on the street.
• Brits, the purveyor of many British food items at 929 Mass., has applied for a permit to close 10th Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration event. The event will include cars on display, vendors, acoustic music and games.
• Organizers are asking for Massachusetts Street from North Park Street to South Park Street to be closed from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, for the annual Art in the Park art fair event.
• Proclaim April 23-27 as Tree City USA Week and April 27 as Arbor Day.
• Proclaim the month of May as Bike Month and the week of May 14-18 as Bike-To-Work Week.
• 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) Award the bid for the 2012 Overlay Program Phase 1, Project No. PW1209, to Sunflower Paving, Inc., for a total amount of $669,773.
b) Award bid for Project No. PW1207, 23rd Street ITS Project, to K & W Underground, Inc. in the amount of $119,946.
c) Authorize final payment and change order in the amount of $11,552 to R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. Inc. for the Farmland Demolition project.
• Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:
a) Ordinance No. 8697, Ordinance No. 8698, Ordinance No. 8699, Ordinance No. 8700, and Ordinance No. 8701, for the annexation of approximately 126.4 acres for Yankee Tank/Lake Alvamar.
b) Ordinance No. 8726, for a Text Amendment (TA-2-1-12) to the Land Development Code to revise the minimum amount of area of a structure needed to be eligible for a 0.5 parking space per bedroom standard from 3,500 square feet to 4,500 square feet.
c) Ordinance No. 8718, for a Text Amendment (TA-10-16-11) to Chapter 20 of the City Code, Land Development Code, to review the uses of the existing industrial districts.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit allowing the closure of 10th Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration event.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the Lawrence Art Guild to close Massachusetts Street from North Park Street to South Park Street from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 6 (or rain-out date of May 13) for the 2012 Art in the Park Art Fair.
• Approve Special Use Permit, SE-4-15-12, for a Cinco de Mayo/Poehler Open House public outdoor concert event from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 in the vacant lot at 800 Pa.
• Accept dedication of an additional easement for Final Plat, PF-7-4-11, Inverness Park Plaza Addition No. 5, for public utility improvements on property located at the southwest corner of Crossgate Drive and Clinton Parkway in conformance with approved Public Improvement Plans.
• Concur with Traffic Safety Commission recommendation to deny the request for traffic calming on 11th Place between Michael Street and Monterey Way.
• Approve application to KDOT for Federal-Aid Safety Program funding for improvements at Ninth and Kentucky streets and Ninth and Michigan streets.
• Authorize staff to submit application for KLINK funding (state fiscal year 2014) for south Iowa Street, 29th Street to south city limits, resurfacing project.
• Authorize staff to negotiate an agreement with BG Consultants for engineering services for the 23rd and Iowa Geometric Improvement project. The agreement will be presented at a later date to the City Commission for approval. Adopt Resolution No. 6966 authorizing the issuance of $1.5 million in General Obligation Bonds for main trafficway improvements at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets.
• Authorize the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission Community Arts Grants as recommended by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.
• City manager’s report.
• Conduct a public hearing and considering adopting an ordinance regarding the sale of alcohol for temporary events including the Arts Center Final Friday event, Art Tougeau Parade After Party and the Replay Spring Into Summer event. Consider approving Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permits for the same events.
• Consider the following determinations by the Historic Resources Commission concerning the proposed project at 900 N.H.:
a) Consider making a determination based on a consideration of all relevant factors that there is/is not a feasible and prudent alternative to the proposed project at 900 N.H. and the proposed project includes/does not include all possible planning to minimize harm to the listed properties.
b) Consider an appeal of the HRC determination to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposed project to be located at 900 N.H.
• Receive reimbursement request relating to the proposed development at 900 N.H., consider adopting a resolution on the proposed redevelopment district and consider adopting on first reading an ordinance to remove the east side from the current TIF district, and refer to the Public Incentives Review Committee.
• Consider a motion to recess into executive session for 1 hour for the purposes of possible acquisition of real estate and consultation with attorneys for the city on matters deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship.