Commissioners will consider approving a resolution that will give the city the authority to issue up to $32 million in debt to pay for a host of water and sewer improvements.
The water and sewer projects previously have been authorized by the commission. Tuesday's resolution provides a means to finance the projects. The projects include: 19th Street and Kasold Drive pump station; waterline replacement projects; work on the Clinton Water Treatment Plant intake; improvements for taste and odor issues at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant; work on the new sewage treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River; and several other projects.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 02/11/14 and 02/18/14.
• 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.
• Approve appointments as recommended by the Mayor.
• Bid and purchase items:
a) Set a bid opening date of March 25, 2014 for Bid No. B1414 for construction of the 872 Oak Street sanitary sewer extension.
b) Set a bid opening date of March 25, 2014, for the contracted installation of landscape irrigation at Lawrence VenturePark.
c) Set a bid opening date of March 25, 2014, for the purchase and installation of landscape plant materials at Lawrence VenturePark.
d) Authorize payment to BA Green for work relating to the modular offices at the Lawrence Public Library temporary location at 700 New Hampshire, for $18,403.
e) Award Bid No. B1403 for 38 ballistic vests for the Lawrence Police Department, to the low bidder meeting specifications, Alamar Uniforms, for $22,382.
f) Authorize the Public Works Department to purchase a new chassis for a one-and-a-half-ton cab that was purchased in February from Summit Truck Group KC, in the amount of $54,000.
g) Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Duke’s Root Control, Inc., in the amount of $91,538, based on Bid No. B09034 for the 2014 Chemical Root Control Contract.
h) Award the construction contract for Bid No. B1373 to Banks Construction, LLC in the amount of $252,534 and authorize the City Manager to execute the construction contract for project UT1309DS – 23rd Street Waterline Replacement, Phase I (Louisiana to Alabama).
i) Authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order No. 1 to the existing construction contract with BRB Contractors, Inc., for Project UT1302CS Pump Station 4 Redundant Force Main, increasing the contract amount by $25,000.00.
j) Approve as a sole source purchase, the extension of the Intellution Software Maintenance (for software controlling water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems) to GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Inc., c/o Industrial Network Systems, for $39,831.95 for the period of March 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015.
• Adopt on first reading, the following ordinances:
a) Ordinance No. 8964, amending Code Section 19-122, Fire Service Connections, to permit the City Manager to approve waiver requests related to the maximum size of a fire service connection and to provide for appeal of waiver denials to the City Commission within 30 days of such denial for further consideration at a public hearing to be scheduled within a reasonable time thereafter.
b) Ordinance No. 8967, prohibiting the possession of glass bottles and other glass containers in the downtown district during specified hours.
• Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances:
a) Ordinance No. 8960, establishing no parking 77am–5pm Monday–Friday along the south side of Stratford Road between Iowa Street & Sunset Drive.
b) Ordinance No. 8962, establishing no parking along the west side of Louisiana Street from 18th Street, north 320 feet.
• Acknowledge Final Plat, PF-14-00015, for Pump Station No. 10 Addition, located at 3055 Louisiana St., which was administratively approved. Submitted by Bartlett & West, Inc., for the City of Lawrence, property owner of record.
• Authorize the Mayor to sign a Dedication of Right-of-Way for the city-owned property in Broken Arrow Park for relocation of utilities along Louisiana Street at Broken Arrow Park, and accept a Dedication of Right-of-Way from Douglas County for the county-owned property along Louisiana Street at Broken Arrow Park.
• Authorize the City Manager to sign a two-year concessions agreement with Hy-Vee, Inc., to be the concessions provider to the Parks & Recreation Department, beginning in March of 2014. Agreement will include roll-over options for additional years if both parties agree.
• Receive city manager's report.
• Consider recommendation of the Traffic Safety Commission for parking restrictions along the north side of Steven Drive, 50 feet east and 50 feet west of Pamela Lane, and consider adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 8961, establishing No Parking along the north side of Steven Drive, 50 feet east and 50 feet west of Pamela Lane.
• Consider the issuance of debt related to Water and Wastewater Master Plan improvements, the purchase of Fire equipment and certain road improvements:
a) Consider adoption Resolution No. 7062, authorizing $32,000,000 to fund the 2014 projects in the water and wastewater master plans, pay for issuance costs and establish a debt service reserve fund;
b) Consider adopting Resolution No. 7063, authorizing the sale of Series I and Series II General Obligation Temporary Notes;
c) Consider adopting Resolution No. 7064, establishing the maximum annual bonding amount for water, sewer and public improvements pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 27, at $65,000,000.
• Consider the following items related to the Ninth and New Hampshire Redevelopment District:
a) Consider adopting Resolution No. 7056, setting the date for a public hearing on April 8, 2014 on the proposed Redevelopment Plan for the North Project Area for the Ninth and New Hampshire TIF project
b) Consider adopting Resolution No. 7061, setting the date for a public hearing on April 8, 2014 on the proposed Transportation Development District for the Ninth and New Hampshire Redevelopment area; and
c) Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8963, repealing the existing Transportation Development District for the Ninth and New Hampshire Redevelopment Project.