Archive for Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lawrence City Commission agenda for September 11, 2012

September 9, 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 approving the Northeast Area Plan, a document that spells out future land uses for much of the undeveloped portions of Grant Township in northern Douglas County.


The plan has been debated for multiple years by Lawrence city commissioners and Douglas County commissioners. The two groups have disagreed about how much land should be labeled for future industrial growth, particularly near the Lawrence Municipal Airport and Interstate 70. The latest version of the plan, which already has been approved by the County Commission, calls for significantly less industrial land than was once proposed.


• Recognition of student delegation from Lawrence’s Sister City, Eutin, Germany.

• Proclaim the week of Sept. 16-22, 2012 as Just Food Fight Hunger Week.

• Proclaim the week of Sept. 16 as POW/MIA recognition week.

Consent agenda

• 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.

• Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award bid for one (1) side load refuse trucks for Public Works Department to Downing Sales and Service for $168,565.

b.) Approve sale of surplus equipment on GovDeals.

c) Approve purchase of truck chassis from Olathe Ford off the Metro purchasing bid for $63,889.

• Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:

a.) Ordinance No. 8767, Ordinance No. 8786, and Ordinance No. 8787, correcting ordinances for rezonings Z-8-14-09, Z-8-15-09, and Z-8-16-09 for property located at the SE corner of Kasold Drive and West 31st Street curve, 3309 W. 31st St. The ordinances will replace previously adopted and published Ordinance No. 8472, Ordinance No. 8473, and Ordinance No. 8474 to correct a clerical error and to maintain consistency with established policy regarding overlay zoning designations.

b.) Ordinance No. 8783, to rezone (Z-12-00020) approximately .25 acres from IG (General Industrial) to CS (Strip Commercial), located at 444 - 446 Locust St.

c.) Ordinance No. 8784, to rezone (Z-12-00029) approximately 11.93 acres from PRD (Planned Residential Development) and CO (Office Commercial) to RM24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located at the northwest corner of West Sixth Street and Congressional Drive and currently addressed as 525 Congressional Drive.

d.) Ordinance No. 8785, for Text Amendment (TA-12-00023) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code to amend uses in the Hospital (H) District, to change all P uses (Permitted Uses) to A uses (Accessory Uses) to identify the Hospital use as the only principal use in this district and all other uses allowed in this district to be accessory to the this principal use. (PC Item 5; approved 6-0-2 on 8/20/12).

• Adopt Resolution No. 6991, directing and ordering a public hearing on September 25, 2012, concerning the advisability of constructing an additional parking level on the parking garage at 707 Vt. and other necessary and appropriate improvements.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Conduct note and bond sale. Consider adopting the City of Lawrence Debt Guidelines.

• Conduct a public hearing regarding the sale of alcohol at the Color Run and consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8788, allowing possession and consumption of alcohol on the public right-of-way.

• Reconsider Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA-6-5-09, to Horizon 2020 – Chapter 14 to include the Northeast Sector Plan.

• Receive draft 2012 Plan for the Establishment of an Organized Recycling Collection Service and receive draft Request for Proposals for a citywide, single-stream recycling collection service and authorize distribution of RFP.

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


Richard Heckler 5 years, 8 months ago

There are tax increases on this agenda...

Better share your opinion Tuesday evening.

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