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Archive for Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lawrence City Commission agenda for June 5, 2012

City to mull revised plans for Liberty Hall celebration

June 2, 2012

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider a request from leaders at Liberty Hall to close a portion of Seventh Street to host a 100th anniversary celebration for the Liberty Hall building on June 22.

Background

Liberty Hall leaders are asking to close the one block stretch of Seventh Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. Previously, the group had asked to close a portion of the 600 block of Massachusetts Street, but city commissioners balked at that idea. The new plan, however, does call for closing the public parking spaces on Massachusetts Street that are in front of the Liberty Hall building. The closing of the street and the parking stalls would occur from 1 p.m. to midnight June 22.

The anniversary celebration is scheduled to include kids’ games, live music, and alcoholic beverage sales.

Other business

Study Session 4:30 p.m.

• City Commission study session with the Retiree Attraction Task Force.

Regular meeting 6:35 p.m.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 05/08/12, 05/15/12, and 05/22/12.

• 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) Set a bid opening date of June 26, 2012, for Bid No.B1237 - Clinton Water Treatment Plant Transfer Pump #3 Replacement.

b) Award bid for 2,500 tons of road salt for Public Works Department to Cargill Salt for $49.98 a ton or $124,950 with an option for additional 1,000 tons if needed for $49,980, for a total of $174.930.

c) Award bid for the 2012 Overlay Program - Phase 2, Project No. PW1210, to Sunflower Paving, Inc., for $1,321,483.30.

d) Authorize payment to the University of Kansas in an amount of $75,000 from the street maintenance program and $30,000 from the infrastructure sales tax for the reconstruction of 19th Street and video detection of the intersection of 19th Street and Iowa Street.

e) Authorize payment of $15,314 to Information Access Systems, Inc., for annual software maintenance for OnBase Imaging Software. Staff Memo

• Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a) Ordinance No. 8720, for rezoning (Z-01-10-05) of approximately 29 acres from County A (Agriculture) to RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) previous designation: RS-2.

b) Ordinance No. 8721, for rezoning (Z-01-11-05) of approximately 4 acres from County A (Agriculture) to RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential) previous designation: RM-D.

c) Ordinance No. 8722, for rezoning (Z-01-12-05) of approximately 13 acres from County A (Agriculture) to RM24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) (previous designation: RM-2] (PC approved 4/17/06; CC approved 5/9/06).

d) Ordinance No. 8723, for rezoning (Z-03-05-06) of approximately 45 acres from County A (Agriculture) to PCD previous designation: PCD-2 (PC approved 4/17/06; CC approved 5/9/06).

e) Ordinance No. 8724, for rezoning (Z-03-06-06) of approximately 31.12 acres from County A (Agriculture) to RMO (Multi-Dwelling Residential-Office) previous designation: RO-1A.

f) Ordinance No. 8736, for rezoning (Z-10-17-09) of approximately 24 acres from CC400 (Community Commercial) to CC400 (Community Commercial) to reflect revisions in plat. (PC approved 12/14/09; CC approved 1/5/10) Rezoning ordinance 8481 published on January 23, 2010. This ordinance is a correction to the previously adopted ordinance.

• Adopt Resolution No. 6975, setting a public hearing date of July 24, 2012, to review the condition of the dilapidated structure located at 785 Maple Street and to consider declaring the structure unsafe and ordering the repair or removal within a specified period of time.

• Approve items related to A-5-2-12:

a) Receive request to annex, A-5-2-12, approximately 12.29 acres, located at 1783 E 1450 Road (also known as 1545 N. 3rd Street), for Lawrence Recycle Center and forward to the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission for consideration at their June 25, 2012 regular meeting.

b) Authorize the City Manager to provide written notice, pursuant to K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 12-539, to Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 13 and, pursuant to K.S.A. 66-1,176, to Westar Energy of the City’s intent to annex approximately 12.29 acres of land owned by Advantage Metals Recycling, L.L.C., located at 1783 E. 1450 Road (also known as 1545 N. 3rd Street), which land is contiguous to the City.

• Approve Special Use Permit, SUP-3-2-12, for Bishop Seabury Academy, located at 4120 Clinton Parkway, for an extended parking lot and a 3,200 square foot building addition. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Bishop Seabury Academy, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8745, for Special Use Permit (SUP-3-2-12) for Bishop Seabury Academy, located at 4120 Clinton Parkway.

• Approve a text amendment, TA-4-2-12, to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code to create a mental health care use within an appropriately determined existing zoning district. Initiated by City Commission on 4/17/12. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8744, for a text amendment (TA-4-2-12) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code to create a mental health care use within an appropriately determined existing zoning district.

• Approve a Special Use Permit, SUP-2-1-12, for an Extended Care Medical Facility, located in the 1600 Block of Research Park Drive. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, for Mabet #2, LC, Alvamar Development Corporation, property owner of record.

• Accept a Historic Preservation Fund Grant in the amount of $7,200 to update Lawrence’s Multiple Property Documentation Form and authorize the City Manager to execute a project agreement with the Kansas Historical Society.

• Approve the following Traffic Safety Commission recommendations:

a) Deny the request to prohibit parking along one side of Morning Dove Circle (TSC item#2; recommended denial 9-0 on 5/7/12.)

b) Deny the request to prohibit parking along one side of stone creek drive between Harvard Road and Legends Drive (TSC item#3; recommended denial 9-0 on 5/7/12.)

c) Deny the request to permit parking on Lawrence Avenue north of Bob Billings Parkway (TSC item#4; recommended denial 9-0 on 5/7/12.)

• Approve as “signs of community interest,” a request from the Lawrence Metaphysical Fair to place signs in various rights-of-way from July 6, 2012 through July 8, 2012.

• Approve as “signs of community interest,” a request from the Lawrence Farmers’ Market to place flags in various locations each weekend from mid-April through October, 2012.

• Authorize staff to request Grant Funds from the 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Lawrence Police Department public enhancement of public safety for downtown Lawrence through use of video technology, for $46,800.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8746, authorizing the issuance of industrial revenue bonds to refinance existing bonds for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, not to exceed $10,500,000.

• Consider approving a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the Liberty Hall 100 Year Anniversary event, allowing the use of the sidewalk and parking stalls in front of Liberty Hall (644 Massachusetts Street) and the closure of the 100 block of E 7th Street, from 1 p.m. to midnight on June 22.

• Receive staff and consultant briefing on infrastructure planning for the former Farmland property.

• Consider motion to recess into executive session for approximately 45 minutes for the purpose of discussing possible property acquisition and consultation with attorneys for the City deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship. The justification for the executive session is to keep possible terms and conditions of property acquisition and discussions with the attorney for the City confidential at this time.

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