City commissioners will consider setting an April 25 deadline for construction work to begin on a house at 1321 Tennessee St. that was badly damaged by fire in July 2013. If construction work hasn’t begun on the house by April 25, the city will have the right to demolish the property under and ordinance that allows the city to remove dangerous structures.
Richard Kupper, an owner of the property, has hired an architect to look at rehabilitating the home, which previously has housed two, four-bedroom apartments. The property currently doesn’t meet the parking requirements for two four-bedroom apartments, but the city’s Planning Department has determined that code would allow the apartment uses to remain, if the current structure is rehabilitated. If the structure is completely removed, any new use would be required to meet the current parking requirements.
• Consider motion to recess into executive session for approximately two hours for the purpose of discussing nonelected personnel matters. Commissioners plan to conduct the annual review of City Manager David Corliss.
• After the conclusion of the executive session, City Commissioners plan to travel to view Rock Chalk Park as time allows. After the tour, the City Commission Meeting will resume at 6:35 p.m. in the City Commission Room.
• Proclaim Wednesday, April 9, 2014, as John Bode Day.
• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:
• Approve all claims.
• Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.
• Bid and purchase items:
a) Set a bid date of April 29, 2014, for Bid No. B1412 - Project UT1313, Mississippi Street Waterline Replacement.
b) Award the Bid for Bid No. B1413 — Project UT1407, for the installation of a motor and VFD for Clinton Raw Water Pump 4 to the low bidder, Wolf Construction, in the amount of $45,830 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract.
c) Award the Bid for Bid No. B1419 — Project UT1304 Contract 1 Wakarusa Conveyance, Haskell Avenue Casing Pipe to the low bidder, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., in the amount of $88,600 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract.
d) Award bid for pumps and motors rehab program for the Utilities Department to Douglas Pump for $26,900, JCI for $50,181, and Letts Van Kirk for $38,842.82. Total for all pumps and motors is $115,923.82.
e) Authorize the City Manager to Execute Supplemental Agreement No. 3, in the amount of $71,983, to the Existing Engineering Services Agreement with Black & Veatch Corporation for Project UT1304 Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Plant and Conveyance Corridor Facilities.
f) Authorize a purchase order for design and printing of the 2014 Summer/Fall Activities Guide to the Lawrence Journal-World in an amount not to exceed $17,000.
g) Approve the purchase of cardio and weight equipment for the new recreation center at Rock Chalk Park from Advanced Exercise Equipment for a total of $120,428.29, utilizing the State of Kansas contract.
h) Authorize City Manager to enter into an agreement with KU Athletics, Inc. for donation of a water cooling system for the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center with a total cost not to exceed $45,000.
• Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8972, establishing No Parking along the south side of Harvard Road, from Centennial Drive, west 100 feet (TSC Item #2; approved 8-0 on 03/03/14).
• Approve Special Use Permit, SUP-14-00007, for a Pump Station, located at 547 Maple St. and 500 Perry St. Submitted by Bartlett & West, for the City of Lawrence, property owner of record.
• Refer annexation request to Planning Commission: A-14-00104, of approximately 102.64 acres located along the east side of S. Iowa Street and the south side of N. 1250 Road (Armstrong Road).
• Receive annual report from the Lawrence Community Shelter, for Special Use Permit SUP-1-3-10, located at 3701 Franklin Park Circle.
• Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for use of Massachusetts Street, including the rolling closure of the northbound lane of Massachusetts Street downtown from 11 to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 19.
• Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for use of Massachusetts Street, including the rolling closure of the northbound lane of Massachusetts Street downtown from 10 to 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 26, 2014, for the March of Dimes Walk.
• Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit allowing the closure of Pennsylvania Street from Eighth to Ninth Streets on Saturday, May 10, 2014, for the Kansas Food Truck Festival and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8975, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on Pennsylvania Street, from Eighth to Ninth Streets, as part of the event.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit allowing the closure of a portion of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street for the Arts Center Final Friday event from noon, Friday, May 30 until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8978, allowing the possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor on public property on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday May 31 in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, from north of the south entrance of the parking garage to Ninth Street associated with the Final Friday/Art Tougeau event.
• Approve the following items related to the 2014 Tour of Lawrence:
a) Approve temporary use of right-of-way permit for the use of various City streets on June 27-29.
b) Approve the donation of various City services;
c) Approve allocation of $10,000 from the Guest Tax Reserve Fund to the CVB; and
d) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8970, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the 700 and 800 blocks of Vermont Street and west 100 block of Eighth Street from Massachusetts Street to Vermont Street, including the intersection of 8th Street and Vermont Street and the plaza area between the Vermont Street parking garage and the Public Library on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts Street and Vermont Street and on the east and west 100 block of Seventh Street and west 100 block of Eighth Street from Vermont Street to Massachusetts Street, on Sunday, June 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. as part of the event.
• Approve the following items related to the 2014 Free State Arts Festival.
a) Approve allocation of $20,000 from the Guest Tax Reserve Fund to the Lawrence Arts Center and approve donation of various in-kind city services in support of the Free State Festival;
b) Approve a temporary use of right-of-way permit for the use of various city streets on June 25-29, 2014 for the Free State Arts Festival; and
c) Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8974, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, from north of the south entrance of the parking garage to Ninth Street, associated with Free State Arts Festival.
• Accept dedication of right-of-way on Wakarusa Drive at Overland Drive as a site plan condition of the proposed Wakarusa Medical Center at 4930 Overland Drive.
• Receive draft 2013 Annual Report: Economic Development Support & Compliance and refer to the Public Incentives Review Committee for review and recommendation.
• Authorize the City Manager to execute a license for the use of city property for agricultural use in the Common Ground Program for Willow Domestic Violence Center at 1920 Moodie Road.
• Authorize the Mayor to sign an amended Consent Order with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment outlining the responsibilities of the City for environmental remediation of the Lawrence VenturePark site.
• Receive Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center 2013 Fourth Quarter Performance Report and 2013 Annual Performance Report.
• Approve as “signs of community interest,” a request from the Douglas County Master Gardeners to place directional signs in specified rights-of-way throughout the City for the Douglas County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair, for the period of April 9 - April 13, 2014.
• Receive city manager’s report.
• Conduct note sale. Review bids received and approve sale of general obligation Series I notes to the lowest responsible bidder. Consider adopting Resolution No. 7067, authorizing the sale of $62,835,000 in general obligation Series I notes. Review bids received and approve sale of general obligation Series II notes to the lowest responsible bidder. Consider adopting Resolution No. 7068, authorizing the sale of $5,695,000 in general obligation Series II notes.
• Conduct public hearing for the fire damaged structure located at 1321 Tennessee St. and consider adopting Resolution No. 7065, declaring the structure unsafe and dangerous, and ordering the owner to commence the repair or removal of the structure within a specified period of time. Should the property owner fail to comply, the City would contract for the removal of the structure.
• Consider the following items related to the North Project area of the Ninth & New Hampshire Tax Increment Financing District:
a) Conduct a public hearing on the North Project Redevelopment Plan and the creation of a Transportation Development District for Ninth and New Hampshire streets;
b) Consider first reading of Ordinance No. 8971, approving the North Project Redevelopment Plan and the redevelopment agreement;
c) Consider adopting Resolution No. 7066, a Resolution of Intent to issue up to $24.5 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds for the North Project, subject to final adoption of Ordinance No. 8971;
d) Consider adopting on first reading of Ordinance No. 8979 approving the Transportation Development District;
e) Consider a request to approve an easement onto the adjacent City-owned parking lot property for the North Project, subject to final adoption of Ordinance No. 8971; and
f) Consider approval of a restrictive covenant agreement requiring the developer to maintain the parking garage structure in the North Project, subject to final adoption of Ordinance No. 8971.
• Consider an extension of the use of right-of-way and closure of the northbound lane of New Hampshire Street, from Ninth Street South to the Arts Center for the remainder of the 900 building project or December 31, 2014.
• Consider approving the following items related to Rock Chalk Park:
a) Rock Chalk Park Project and Kansas Relays event
i) Consider approving a temporary certificate of occupancy for the track and soccer building and the track stadium to accommodate the Kansas Relays;
ii) Consider approving the lighting plan for exterior lights associated with Rock Chalk Park and the City Recreation Center;
iii) Consider approving a temporary use of public right-of-way event permit for use of no parking signs, as identified on the attached map, for various city streets on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to Saturday, April 19, 2014, for the Kansas Relays;
iv) Consider approving a “Signs of Community Interest” request for approval of two directional signs at the intersection of West 6th Street and George Williams Way for the Kansas Relays event provided a TCO for the track/soccer building and stadium has been issued; and
v) Consider approving the trail master plan for multi-use trails to be located on Rock Chalk Park, the City Recreation Center site and adjacent Park properties.
b) Consider approving the naming of the recreational center at Rock Chalk Park as “SportQuest” and direct staff to develop needed marketing materials in preparation for facility opening. (Staff memo and attachments.)
c) Consider authorizing payment in the amount of $17,500 to Premier Sports Management for Phase III of RFP No. 1315. This will also include a 20 percent commission on all title/presenting sponsorship sales made for the recreation center at Rock Chalk Park.
• Consider the following items related to Yankee Tank Estates Benefit District:
a) Conduct public hearing and consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8976, establishing maximum assessments for Yankee Tank Estates Benefit District.
b) Consider setting April 29, 2014, as bid date for Project Number PW1338, Yankee Tank Estates, Phase 1, Street, Storm Sewer and Waterline Improvements.
• Consider the following items related to the 23rd and Iowa streets reconstruction and geometric improvements:
a) Consider authorizing KDOT to award the project to Amino Brothers Company;
b) Consider allocating an additional $950,000 in infrastructure sales tax funds to pay for the balance of construction costs bringing total project funds to $4,250,000; and
c) Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a City/State Local Public Authority Agreement for construction engineering inspection services for the 23rd & Iowa streets project.