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City Commission agenda for Feb. 19 meeting

February 17, 2013

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Bottom line

The city will consider approving a preliminary development plan for The Links, a combination nine-hole golf course and apartment development at 251 Queens Road.

Background

The project is slated for 80 acres on property just east of the proposed Rock Chalk Park site. The project will have 630 apartment units and will include a nine-hole golf course that mainly will be for the use of apartment residents but also may include memberships for the public.

Recognitions

• Recognition of Yoshimi Tomita for his dedication and service with the Sister Cities program with Hiratsuka, Japan, and Helmut Scheewe for his dedication and service with the Sister Cities program with Eutin, Germany.

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Feb. 5.

• Receive minutes from boards and commissions.

• Approve claims.

• Approve licenses as recommended by the city clerk’s office.

• Approve appointments recommended by the mayor.

• Bid and purchase items:

a) Reject the bid from CAS Constructors, LLC for electrical improvements program and mechanical improvements program. Authorize the city manager to execute a contract with Siemens Water Products for $32,798 and approve a purchase order with CAS Constructors for $19,756 for emergency traveling sand screen rehabilitation. Authorize an increase to the existing engineering services agreement with Black & Veatch for $4,492 for inspection services related to the rehabilitation.

• Adopt these ordinances on second and final reading to rezone:

a) About 6.5 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RM12D (Multi-Dwelling Residential), north and south of Crystal Lane and Palisades Drive extended.

b) About 9 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential), north and south of Crystal Lane and Palisades Drive extended.

c) About 6.5 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RM12 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) along the east side of Kansas Highway 10 south of Sixth Street and along the west side of a proposed street known as Renaissance Drive.

d) About 5.5 acres from UR (Urban Reserve) to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) along the east side of K-10 south of Sixth Street and along the west side of a proposed street known as Renaissance Drive.

• Approve preliminary development plan for The Links at Lawrence, a 630-unit multi-dwelling residential planned development with nine-hole golf course on about 81 acres at 251 Queens Road and associated modification from the height limitation in the RM12 Base District. Submitted by Holloway Engineering, Surveying & Civil Design, PLLC, for Links at Lawrence, property owner of record.

• Initiate rezoning of 306 Elm St. from CS (Commercial Strip) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District.

• Receive memo regarding 30-day public comment/review period for the draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan Transportation 2040.

• Authorize request for proposals to contract daily operations of the batting cages at Clinton Lake Adult Softball Complex, 5100 Speicher Road.

Regular agenda

• Conduct public hearing regarding the Farmland infrastructure benefit district and consider adopting resolutions setting out the findings of the commission and directing the improvements to be made. Consider authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with Douglas County deferring special assessments for the Farmland infrastructure pending development or sale.

• Consider approving the Rock Chalk Park Development agreement and associated ordinances and resolutions:

— Authorizing reimbursement of city fees for the project.

— Authorize the city manager to execute an agreement with CPSports/KBS Contractors, for quality control services for the city’s recreation center project.

— Authorize the city manager to execute an agreement to acquire plans and specifications and construction administration services from Gould Evans and Paul Werner Architects.

— Adopt a resolution authorizing financing of the recreation center.

— Adopt a main trafficway ordinance designating streets to be improved/constructed as main trafficways as part of the project.

— Adopt a resolution authorizing main trafficway improvements for streets to be improved as part of the project.

— Adopt Resolution No. 7010, authorizing water and sewer mains, if appropriate.

Comments

Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Voting taxpayers are being ignored .

“I have done a lot of feasibility studies on that stuff,” Beckner said. “You have to be real serious to make it work. Every event out there is contested at this point, and by several groups. And there is not a lot of money in it to begin with. You have to have the hotel and restaurant space to make it work.”

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

What could be the alternative?

How can Lawrence taxpayers get the best bang for our 1994 sales tax bucks and improve the quality of life for families throughout the entire community?

Construct a NW neighborhood rec center with 2-3 gyms and a walking/jogging track for public exercise probably for about $10 million. On city owned property. Now we have achieved shoring up the alleged lack of court space.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

In a civilized manner let YOUR commissioners know!

Mayor Bob Schumm schummfoods@gmail.com Home (785) 842-6729 Work (785) 842-7337

Vice Mayor Michael Dever mdever@sunflower.com (785) 550-4909

Commissioner Hugh Carter hughcarter@sunflower.com (785) 764-3362

Commissioner Mike Amyx mikeamyx515@hotmail.com Home (785) 843-3089 Work (785) 842-9425

Commissioner Aron E. Cromwell aroncromwell@gmail.com (785) 749-6020

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grandpaD 1 year, 8 months ago

It is on the agenda and will be approved, period. No vote by the community and ram rodded thru before the primary election happens Government at its best> right?

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