Archive for Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lawrence City Commission agenda for July 24, 2012

City to consider deeming residence unsafe, dangerous

July 22, 2012


Agenda highlights • 6:35 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider declaring a house at 785 Maple St. as unsafe and dangerous, and ordering that it either be repaired or demolished.


The property, which the city says is owned by Edward Flint Jr., has been the subject of multiple city inspections. The property, city inspectors allege, has multiple code violations both on the interior and the exterior. The house suffered a fire in May 2011, and city inspectors said little work has been done to make the structure habitable since that point.


• Proclaim July 26, 2012, to be the City of Lawrence, Kansas Celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 07/10/12.

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

• Approve all claims.

• Approve appointments as recommended by the Mayor.

• Bid and purchase items:

a.) Apply local purchasing preference policy and award bid for eight police patrol vehicles for the Police Department to Laird Noller Automotive for $201,016.

b.) Authorize the renewal of the City’s annual agreement for Microsoft software maintenance for the period of July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 to Software House International for $69,049.

c.) Award Bid #B1240 for Contractor Services to Complete Emergency Sanitary Sewer, Force Main, and Air Relief Valve Repairs to Vito’s Plumbing and authorize the City Manager to execute a contract agreement.

d.) Authorize the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe for the Fire/Medical Department in the amount of $15,950. The cost is split between the City and the County. Douglas County is purchasing the vehicle off the Kansas City Metro contract and the City will reimburse the County $15,950.

• Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

a) Ordinance No. 8766, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the public right-of-way (Vermont Street from 7th Street to the Park Lot 13 entrance) during the Lawrence Public Library Last Bash of Summer event on Thursday, August 2 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

b.) Ordinance No. 8765, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the public right-of-way on the 100 block of E 8th Street during the Lawrence Busker Fest on August 24 – 26.

• Adopt Resolution No. 6982, authorizing the Mayor to sign the application for the 2012 Emergency Solutions Grant (formerly known as Emergency Shelter Grant) from the State of Kansas. 50/50 match funds are provided by partner donations and in-kind contributions.

• Receive and refer to Staff for review an annexation request for two separate properties totaling approximately 24 acres, plus adjacent public right-of-way, located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of W. 6th St/Hwy 40 & Kansas Hwy 10 (K-10).

• Approve a Special Event Permit, SE-12-00073, for overflow parking at 1846 Massachusetts Street for the Massachusetts Street Dillon’s grand opening from August 12th through August 26th, 2012. Submitted by the Dillon Companies, Inc.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of the right-of-way located on the northwest corner of lot 142 on Kentucky Street (commonly known as 1234 Kentucky Street) as requested by property owner St. John Catholic Church.

• Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of the right-of-way located in McConnell Addition, Lot 1 (commonly known as 1111 E. 23rd Street - McConnell Machinery Co., Inc.) as requested by property owner Doris McConnell.

• Consider the following items related to 785 Maple Street:

a.) Conduct public hearing for the dilapidated structure located at 785 Maple Street and consider adopting Resolution No. 6980, declaring the structures unsafe and dangerous and ordering the owner to repair or remove the structure within a specified period of time. Should the property owner fail to comply, the City would contract for the removal of structure.

b.) Conduct public hearing for the exterior yard conditions at 785 Maple Street and consider adopting Resolution No. 6981, declaring the exterior yard conditions to be in violation of the City’s Environmental Code and ordering the property owner to remove all violations within a specified period of time. Should the owner fail to comply, the City would contract for the removal of the exterior yard violations.

• Receive update on 1106 Rhode Island Street regarding exterior yard and structure code violations.

• Consider adoption of proposed Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law concerning the application for design review of 9-10 LC (9th and New Hampshire project).

• Consider the following items regarding the proposed establishment of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district for the 9th and New Hampshire project:

a.)Conduct public hearing;

b.)Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8768, creating the redevelopment district;

c.)Consider adopting on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8728, removing the property on the east side of the 900 block of New Hampshire from the current Downtown 2000 redevelopment (TIF) district; and

d.)Consider adopting Resolution No. 6893, a Resolution of Intent to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds for the project.


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