Archive for Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec.17 meeting

December 14, 2013


Bottom Line

City commissioners will begin discussing the issues they want to lobby for in Topeka during the upcoming session of the Kansas legislature.


City staff members have created a draft legislative policy statement, which includes a host of basic issues the city has lobbied on in previous years. They include: preservation of the city's ability to make local tax and spending decisions; support for state funding for transportation projects; opposition to future state-created property tax exemptions; preservation of the city's share of state alcohol taxes; opposition to unfunded mandates; support for sales taxes on Internet purchases; and support for "robust" funding for K-12 and higher education.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 11/26/13.

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

• Approve all claims.  

• Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.    

• Approve appointments as recommended by the Mayor.

• Bid and purchase items:

 a) Award Bid #B1364, for purchase and installation of security equipment for the new recreation facility and parking lot at Rock Chalk Park, to Overfield Corporation for a total of $74,215.13.  

 b) Authorize payment to GET Properties, LC in the amount of $42,614 for required property interests needed for the 23rd Street and Iowa project.    

c) Authorize the purchase of phone and computer network equipment needed for the new recreation center at Rock Chalk Park to various vendors, for $44,300.   

d) Approve and authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order No. 1 to the construction contract with Amino Brothers, Inc. for project 12S008 VenturePark Sanitary Sewer Improvements increasing the contract amount by $112,197.42 and contract time by 80 calendar days.  

e) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with MV Transportation for public transportation services from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2018.  

 f) Waive bidding requirements and approve as a sole source purchase the purchase of a 4000 amp Eaton circuit breaker from Western Extralite Company in the amount of $76,792.84 for the Clinton Water Treatment Plant.    

g) Award the Bid for Bid #B1359, Project UT1102KA Kaw WTP Raw Water Intake Replacement, to the low bidder, Wolf Construction in the amount of $3,800,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute the construction contract.

• Adopt on second and final reading, Joint City Ordinance No. 8948/County Resolution No. 13-32, establishing the Douglas County Food Policy Council as a joint city/county advisory body, and receive 2013 Common Ground Program Report.

• Accept dedications of easements and rights-of-way associated with final Plat, PF-13-00442, Yankee Tanks Estates, a 56 lot subdivision of approximately 7.45 acres, located at the southeast corner of the intersection of W 31st Street and E 1200 Road. Submitted by Grob Engineering Services for Kansas District of the Wesleyan Church, property owner of record.    

Staff Memo & Attachments

• Authorize staff to bind coverage of Excess Workers Compensation Insurance with Safety National for the insurance period of 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014 in an amount of $54,763.  

• Authorize staff to negotiate an Engineering Services Agreement with Professional Engineering Consultants for Design and Construction Phase Engineering Services for project UT1312DS, 2014-2015 Watermain Relocation/Rehabilitation Program.    

• Receive city manager's report

Regular agenda

• Receive request from Lawrence OnBoard to explore changes to the City Code to allow a roadside rideshare program.  Request   Progress Report  

• Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a license agreement with Dawn Fiber, LLC, dba Free State Broadband for the installation of fiber in various city rights-of-way.    

• Consider documents related to Ordinance No. 8840, expanding the rental licensing program to all rental units in the city with certain exceptions noted.    

• Receive information concerning City commission salaries.  Lawrence City Commission Salary History   Survey of Local Elected Official Compensation

• Direct staff concerning the 2014 Legislative Priority Statement.   


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