City commissioners will consider approving a $100,000 funding request from the Lawrence Community Shelter to help it cover its operating expenses in 2012.
The request comes after city commissioners have set their budget for 2012. But City Manager David Corliss said the city has an approximately $300,000 balance in the city’s Special Alcohol Tax Fund, which is funded by the city’s share of liquor tax receipts. Corliss said he would recommend the city take the $100,000 from that account, if commissioners choose to fund the request. The Community Shelter also has made a $100,000 request to Douglas County. If the shelter receives no additional funding from either government, it expects to have a budget shortfall of about $100,000 for the year.
• Proclaim the week of March 6-13 as Cranberry Week and March 13 as Susan Stamberg Day.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Feb. 14.
• Receive minutes from boards and commissions.
• Approve claims.
• Approve licenses recommended by the city clerk’s office.
• Approve appointments recommended by the mayor.
• Bid and purchase items:
a. Set bid date of March 27 for the pool painting project at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.
b. Set bid date of April 3 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Projects at 120 Fla. and 1100 Lawrence Ave.
c. Set bid date of April 17 for mill, overlay, pavement marking and geometric improvements on Sixth Street between Monterey Way and Iowa Street.
d. Award bid for a new air system (compressor and piping) for the Public Works Central Maintenance Garage to Cullum & Brown for $34,790.
e. Approve three-year lease/purchase of a fairway mower for Eagle Bend Golf Course from John Deer Company for $35,902.44.
• Adopt on first reading, ordinances:
a. Pertaining to domesticated Vietnamese potbellied pigs.
b. Prohibiting the possession of glass bottles and other glass containers in the downtown district from noon March 24 through 6 a.m. March 26 and noon March 31 through 6 a.m. April 3.
• Adopt on second and final reading, ordinances:
a. Pertaining to use of synthetic turf as a landscaping material in the Land Development Code.
b. Regulating use of synthetic turf for all properties within the city, including requiring City Commission approval of synthetic turf installations.
c. Enacting scrap metal dealer registration requirements as mandated by the state.
d. Allowing possession and consumption of alcohol on Vermont Street as part of the St. John Mexican Fiesta on June 22 and 23.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for KU Relays events downtown, April 18 and 19 and adopt on first reading an ordinance authorizing possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on the 100 block of East Eighth Street and the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 18, and on the 100 block of West Eighth Street from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 19.
• Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for the use of various city streets June 29 to July 1 for the Tour of Lawrence; approve allocation of $10,000 of guest tax funds to the CVB in support of the Tour of Lawrence; and approve the donation of various city services in support of the Tour of Lawrence.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for closure of Massachusetts Street from 11th Street to 13th Street from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 for the Rev it Up Hot Rod Hullaballoo, as well as the use of parking along North Park Street and New Hampshire Street adjacent to South Park.
• Approve recommendation regarding the opening of the Outdoor Aquatic Center on May 26 and the closure of the facility to the public on Aug. 19 for full service operation; and approve Aug. 20 to 31 to be open for adult lap swimming only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Receive letter from the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and consent to the issuance of an RFQ to explore potential development opportunities.
• Receive city manager’s report.
• Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of an alley in the 700 block between Kentucky and Vermont Streets for the Lawrence Public Library expansion.
• Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of the green space easement in Foxfire Addition No. 4, Block 3, Lot 22 (commonly known as 1824 Castle Pine Court), requested by property owner Ralph H. Park.
• Consider recommendation from the Traffic Safety Commission to establish no parking along the south side of Seminole Drive between Kasold Drive and St. Andrews Drive, and consider adopting on first reading an ordinance establishing the no parking zone.
• Receive staff report regarding the request from Lawrence Community Shelter for additional funding to assist in the operation of the shelter.
• Consider a motion to recess into executive session for about 45 minutes to discuss possible property acquisition and consult with attorneys for the city deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship.