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Archive for Friday, February 8, 2013

City agenda for Feb. 12 meeting

February 8, 2013

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Bottom line

City commissioners will consider approval of letting the 900 block of New Hampshire Street from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 accommodate the Kansas Half Marathon

Background

The race is a fundraiser for Health Care Access. In addition to the closure of New Hampshire Street, which will be used as a start/finish area for the race, several streets through East Lawrence, through and near the Kansas University campus and Clinton Parkway in west Lawrence will be used as part of the race. Volunteers and police officers will control the intersections along those routes as needed.

4 p.m study session

• Receive presentation on Water/Wastewater Master Plan.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Jan. 22.

• 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.) Set bid date of Feb. 26, 2013, for City Bid No. B1311, Project No. PW1318-2013 Microsurfacing Program.  

b.) Set a bid opening date of March 12, 2013, for Bid Number B1310 Electrical Preventive Maintenance.  

c.) Award design services for 6th Street and George Williams Way signal plans to BG Consultants in the amount of $6,500.  

d.) Authorize purchase of one aerial and chip body for the Parks and Recreation Department from Altec Corporation for $92,539.  

e.) Authorize payment in the amount of $19,350 to Superior Electric Co., Inc. for electrical work at the temporary location of the Lawrence Public Library, 700 New Hampshire Street.  

• Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8831, amending Chapter 6, Article 12 of the City Code to revise the standards related to sidewalk dining to address umbrella height, railing materials, and amplified music and sound within sidewalk dining areas.

b.) Ordinance No. 8834, establishing a Community Improvement District to utilize special assessments to fund underground utilities along Pennsylvania Street.

• Authorize the Mayor to sign letters to the Douglas County legislative delegation concerning local elections, the city’s budget process, the regulation of the carrying of concealed handguns in city buildings and facilities, and local employee groups. Adopt Resolution No. 7005, opposing House Bill 2123, as requested by the Lawrence Police Officers Association and Local 1596 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.  

• Approve rezoning, Z-12-00325, approximately 10.56 acres from RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) for Fairfield Farms East Addition, located SE of 25th Terrace and O’Connell Road. Submitted by CFS Engineers, for Fairfield Investors LLC, property owner of record.

• Authorize the Mayor to execute an access and utility easement to Rural Water District No. 4 and the City of Baldwin as part of project UT1206DS–O’Connell Road Watermain Extension.  

• Authorize the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with the Hertz Corporation, allowing the use of one parking space in city Parking Lot #4 for the Hertz On Demand program.  

• Authorize Iwig Dairy to operate as a mobile food vendor in the city’s parking lot located on the southeast corner of 2nd and Locust, contingent on the applicant obtaining a city Mobile Food Vendor license.  

• Authorize the City Manager to work with staff and/or outside legal assistance in establishing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and to create bylaws for a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Authorize expenditure of $12,500 for the first phase analysis of creation of CCRC.  

• Authorize the Mayor to sign Subordination Agreements for Arthur and Shirley Tarpy, 625 Lake St. and Catalina Narcomey, 120 Florida St.  

• Receive city manager’s report

Regular agenda

• Consider establishing March 26, 2013, as the bid date for the Lawrence Public Library Renovation project.  

• Receive recommendation from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission concerning the proposed establishment of a cultural district in Lawrence (generally bound by 15th Street on the south, the Burroughs Creek Trail on the east, the Kansas River on the north and Vermont Street on the west) and consider establishing a task force to make recommendations related to the cultural district.    

• Consider request from Health Care Access for the donation of City services in support of the Kansas Half Marathon and a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for various city streets from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013, including the closure of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street.  

• Receive staff memorandum and revised curbside recycling proposals. Consider authorizing staff to negotiate with Hamm for Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operations under a recycling proposal with the city collecting curbside recycling on a biweekly basis.  

• Consider the following items related to the Langston Heights Addition:

a.) Consider rezoning, Z-12-00229, approximately 6.491 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located north and south of Crystal Lane and Palisades Drive extended as shown in the preliminary plat of Langston Heights Addition. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Langston Heights, LC, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8836, to rezone (Z-12-00229) approximately 6.491 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located north and south of Crystal Lane and Palisades Drive extended.

b.) Consider rezoning, Z-12-00231, approximately 9.122 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential), located north and south of Crystal Lane and Palisades Drive extended as shown in the preliminary plat of Langston Heights Addition. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Langston Heights, LC, property owner of record.

c.) Consider rezoning, Z-12-00232, approximately 6.48 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RM12 (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located along the east side of K-10 highway south of W. Sixth Street and along the west side of a proposed street known as Renaissance Drive, as shown in the preliminary plat of Langston Heights Addition.

d.) Consider rezoning, Z-13-00015, approximately 5.471 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential), located along the east side of K-10 highway south of W. Sixth Street and along the west side of a proposed street known as Renaissance Drive, as shown in the preliminary plat of Langston Heights Addition. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Langston Heights, LC, property owner of record.

Comments

Keith 1 year, 7 months ago

"City commissioners will consider approval of letting the 900 block of New Hampshire Street from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 accommodate the Kansas Half Marathon"

Approval of letting the 900 block of NH do what?

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patkindle 1 year, 7 months ago

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him --- better take a closer look at the American Indian.

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