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Agenda for April 9 Lawrence City Commission meeting

April 6, 2013

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The City Commission meets at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Bottom line

City commissioners are being asked to approve a pair of purchases to replace and upgrade equipment for the Lawrence Police Department.

Background

Commissioners are set to approve a $255,605 bid to purchase 40 in-car video camera systems for the city’s fleet of police vehicles. The new system will replace an older system the department currently uses.

Commissioners also are being asked to approve a bid of $32,980 for 17 tactical ballistic vests for the department’s Crisis Response Team. The vests are designed to provide more extensive protection than the standard vests issued to patrol officers. The department is seeking to replace the vests because the current vests are at the end of their five-year life.

Recognition

Proclaim the week of April 14-20 as Week of the Young Child.

Proclaim the month of April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.

Consent agenda:

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from March 26 and April 2.

• 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.

• Bid and purchase items:

a.) Waive bidding requirements and approve the purchase of two tandem axle dump trucks with salt spreaders and snow blades for $265,372 utilizing the KC Metro MACPP bid contract from KC Freightliner.

b.) Award City Bid No. B1322, for 17 Tactical Ballistic Vests for the Police Department, to Alamar Uniform for $32,980.

c.) Authorize Change Order 2 to the existing purchase order with Siemens Industries in the amount of $14,943 for a new total of $51,769 for Emergency Traveling Screen Rehabilitation and authorize the purchase of additional traveling screen parts from Siemens Industries in the amount of $5,000

d.) Waive bidding requirements and approve renewal of annual phone systems support maintenance agreement with Innovative Service Solutions for 16,601.60.

e.) Approve purchase of Watchguard 4RE In-Car Video System for the Police Department off the GSA contract for the price of $255,605.

• Approve rezoning, Z-13-00038, approximately 1.81 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2200 E. 23rd St. Initiated by City Commission on Feb. 5. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8857, to rezone (Z-13-00038) approximately 1.81 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2200 E. 23rd St.

• Approve rezoning, Z-13-00039, approximately 1.99 acres from RS10 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2206 E. 23rd St. Initiated by City Commission on 2/5/13.

• Approve rezoning, Z-13-00061, approximately .22 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District, located at 306 Elm St. Initiated by City Commission on Feb. 19. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8859, to rezone (Z-13-00061) approximately .22 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District, located at 306 Elm St.

• Approve Text Amendments, TA-12-00207, to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 10, to change the parking lot perimeter screening standards. Initiated by City Commission on Aug. 21, 2012. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8861, for Text Amendment (TA-12-00207) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 10, to change the parking lot perimeter screening standards. (PC Item 5; approved 8-0 on March 25.

• Concur with recommendations of Traffic Safety Commission for the following items:

a) To deny the request for traffic calming on Sharon Drive (TSC Item #2; approved 8-0 on March 18).

b) To deny the request for time limit parking in front of 305 E. Seventh St. (TSC Item #3; approved 8-0 on March 18).

•Authorize the city manager to execute an agreement with US Bank for the use of the bank’s parking lot on the northeast corner of Ninth and Rhode Island for public parking on Tuesdays during the weekday Farmers' Market season.

• Receive city manager’s report.

Regular agenda

• Consider the following items related to the Lawrence Public Library addition/renovation project:

a) Consider accepting bids for the Lawrence Public Library addition/renovation project.

b) Consider authorizing the city manager to execute the contract with Rock Cottage Glassworks for the design and installation of the art work for the Public Library project in the amount of $75,000.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

--- • Approve rezoning, Z-13-00038, approximately 1.81 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2200 E. 23rd St. Initiated by City Commission on Feb. 5. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8857, to rezone (Z-13-00038) approximately 1.81 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2200 E. 23rd St.

--- • Approve rezoning, Z-13-00039, approximately 1.99 acres from RS10 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District to CS (Commercial Strip) District, located at 2206 E. 23rd St. Initiated by City Commission on 2/5/13.

---- • Approve rezoning, Z-13-00061, approximately .22 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District, located at 306 Elm St. Initiated by City Commission on Feb. 19. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8859, to rezone (Z-13-00061) approximately .22 acres from CS (Commercial Strip) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District, located at 306 Elm St.

--- Approve Text Amendments, TA-12-00207, to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 10, to change the parking lot perimeter screening standards. Initiated by City Commission on Aug. 21, 2012. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8861, for Text Amendment (TA-12-00207) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code, Chapter 20, Article 10, to change the parking lot perimeter screening standards. (PC Item 5; approved 8-0 on March 25.

Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Commissioners are set to approve a $255,605 bid to purchase 40 in-car video camera systems for the city’s fleet of police vehicles. The new system will replace an older system the department currently uses.

Commissioners also are being asked to approve a bid of $32,980 for 17 tactical ballistic vests for the department’s Crisis Response Team. The vests are designed to provide more extensive protection than the standard vests issued to patrol officers. The department is seeking to replace the vests because the current vests are at the end of their five-year life.

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