City commissioners will consider adding three properties to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places. The properties are: the Henry Martin House, a 1902 Queen Ann-style home at 627 Ohio Street; the English Lutheran Church, an 1870 church designed by John G. Haskell at 1040 New Hampshire Street; the Watkins Bank Building, nab 1887 building that now houses the Watkins Community Museum of History at 1047 Massachusetts Street.
If the properties are placed in the Lawrence Register of Historic Places, it will ensure that any development that takes place within 250 feet of the structures will undergo a historic environs review by the city's Historic Resources Commission or the city's historic resources administrator.
• Proclaim April 21 – 25, 2014 as Tree City USA Week and Friday, April 25, 2014 as Arbor Day.
• 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.
• Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.
• Bid and purchase items:
a.) Authorize purchase of a Dell Server for the Police Department from Eagle Software, for a total of $39,094.50, utilizing the state contract.
b) Approve purchase of one (1) tandem axle dump truck for the Utilities Department from Kansas City Freightliner for $121,713.06., utilizing the Metro MACPP contract.
c) Award the purchase of crack sealant in the amount of $56,820 and equipment rental at $4,200 per month to Paving Maintenance Supply Inc.
d) Approve final change orders for the Pennsylvania Drive Reconstruction Project (PW1220), for $29,109.20, to be funded from the 2014 street maintenance fund.
e) Approve purchase of a Bobcat T590 for the Utilities Department, to Clark Equipment Co., for $45,852.59, utilizing the NJPA Contract.
• Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8983, exempting the Lawrence OnBoard ridesharing program for a period of six months from the provisions of STO 69(a).
• Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8965, to rezone (Z-13-00513) approximately .5 acre from IG (General Industrial) District to RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District, located at 830 E 13th St. (PC Item 2; approved 10-0 on 2/24/14)
• Adopt Resolution No. 7070, amending the procedures within the City’s Percent for Art Resolution and approve the removal of the sculpture, “Emergence” in Watson Park due to irreparable damage by vandalism, as recommended by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.
• Receive annexation request, A-14-00155, of approximately 54.31 acres located surrounding the proposed K-10 and Bob Billings Parkway interchange and refer to Planning Commission for a recommendation.
• Authorize staff to delay implementation of charging for parking on the top deck of the New Hampshire garage until September 5, 2014.
• Authorize the submittal of the city’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) grant application for the development and implementation of a new permanent HHW facility for the City of Lawrence and Douglas County.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the Lawrence Art Guild to close Massachusetts Street, from North Park Street to South Park Street, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for the 2014 Art in the Park Art Fair.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the Lawrence Art Guild allowing the closure of the 100 block of E. 10th Street from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 for the 2014 Art Tougeau Parade.
• Approve a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the use of 9th Street, from east of Connecticut and west of New Jersey Streets, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on April 25, 2014 for the Better Block Lawrence event.
• Approve use of City parking lots as requested by the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association on May 10, 2014 for the Hearts of Gold Fundraising Event.
• Authorize the Mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Juniper Retter, 909 West 22nd Street.
• Approve as “signs of community interest”, a request from the Kansas Tick Borne Disease Advocates to place green ribbons on light poles along Massachusetts Street on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
• Receive city manager's report
• Consider approving funding to support a SNAP Match Pilot Program for the 2014 Farmers’ Market Season, in the amount of $10,600.
• Conduct public hearing and consider recommendations from the Historic Resources Commission to designate the following properties as Landmarks on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places:
a) L-13-00493: 627 Ohio Street, the Henry Martin House.
b) L-13-00501: 1040 New Hampshire Street, the English Lutheran Church.
c) L-13-00502: 1047 Massachusetts Street, the Watkins Bank Building.
• Consider authorizing staff to submit the following grant applications for the Public Works Department:
a) Highway Safety Improvement Program application (Fiscal Year 2016/2017) for intersection improvements at Wakarusa Drive and Harvard Road, Kasold Drive and Harvard Road, and 19th Street and Naismith.
b) KLINK funding (State Fiscal Year 2016) for mill and overlay and full depth asphalt patching where needed, for Iowa Street (US-59 Hwy), 6th Street to Harvard Road, and Irving Hill Road to 21st Street; and
c) Geometric Improvement Application (Fiscal Year 2017) for reconstruction of the 23rd and Haskell intersection, including geometric improvements.
• Consider the following items related to the Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Plant and Conveyance Corridor Facilities (Project UT1304):
a) Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute Supplemental Agreement No. 4, in the amount of $4,697,254, to the existing Engineering Services Agreement with Black & Veatch Corporation.
b) Consider approving the architectural concept of a fully bermed green roof for Pump Station No. 10.