Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Oct. 2 meeting

Consent agenda

• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 09/18/18 and 09/25/18.

• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions

• Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted as soon as possible the next business day.

• 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 October 23, 2018 for the 2018 Weatherization Grant Program for installation of storm windows, Bid No. B1849, installation of blown attic insulation, Bid No. B1850 and weather-stripping of entry doors, Bid No. B1851, at 17 addresses within the city limits of Lawrence.

b) Award Bid No. B1846, Massachusetts Street, 14th Street to 11th Street, Lane Reconfiguration (PW18E10), to C-Hawkk Construction, Inc. in the amount of $95,828.50.

• Adopt on second and final reading, the following ordinance(s):

a) Ordinance No. 9110, amending Chapter VI, Article 13, Sections 6-1301, 6-1302, 6-1303, 6-1305, 6-1309, 6-1310, 6-1320 and 6-1326 of the Rental Licensing Ordinance and approve revisions to the Residential Rental Property Ordinance Administrative Regulations (Policy Number AP-113).

b) Ordinance No. 9481, for a Text Amendment (TA-18-00079) to the City of Lawrence Land Development Code regarding Short Term Rental. Initiated by City Commission on 2/20/18. (PC Item 6; approved 9-0 on 5/23/18)

c) Ordinance No. 9560, for the licensing and inspecting of short-term rental units. Ordinance will be posted as soon as it’s available.

d) Ordinance No. 9563, deleting and replacing current regulations, as set forth in City of Lawrence Code, Chapter IX, Article 6, regarding the Property Maintenance Code.

e) Ordinance No. 9565, rezone, Z-18-00255, approximately .81 acres from RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District to RSO (Single-Dwelling Residential-Office) District, located at 708 Elm Street. Submitted by TreanorHL, for Elizabeth B. Ballard Community Center Inc., property owner of record. (PC Item 2; approved 8-0)

• Accept vacation of easements and dedication of new easements associated with Minor Subdivision, MS-18-00243, for Casey’s Subdivision, located at 1703, 1711, 1717 W. 6th Street and 1710 W. 7th Street. Submitted by Casey’s Retail Company on behalf of Lonnie J., and Geneva J. Blackburn, Harold Shephard, Marla J. Webster, James W. Vantuyl and Brenda S. Vantuyl, property owners of record.

• Approve an extension request for Special Use Permit, SUP-16-00361, for Central Soyfoods, a Manufacturing and Production, Limited use, located at 1501 Learnard Avenue. Request submitted by David Millstein for Sunrise Green, LLC, property owner of record.

• Authorize the City Manager to utilize an alternative delivery method for the Bowersock Dam Scour Hole Maintenance CIP Project No. UT1885, finding it is in the public interest pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 45 and authorize staff to advertise a Request for Proposal R1815.

• Authorize advertisement of Request for Proposals (R1812) for advanced metering infrastructure system (CIP# UT1898).

• Authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Resource Exploration, LLC for $65,000 for consulting services and software related to implementation of Priority Based Budgeting.

• Approve the Investment Policy for the City of Lawrence.

• Approve the 2019 City Commission meeting schedule.

• Authorize the Mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Gabriel T. Gutierrez, 306 Clayton Court.

• Authorize the Mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Rosemary Seiger, 340 Pleasant Street.

Public comment

Regular agenda

• Receive Lawrence Citizen Survey summary presentation from Allegro Training and Consulting.

Action: Receive presentation.

• Conduct a public hearing regarding the establishment of a benefit district for the construction of Queens Road from 6th Street to Eisenhower Drive and a benefit district for improvement to the intersection at 6th Street and Queens Road.

Action: Conduct public hearing and adopt Resolution No. 7267, establishing the benefit districts and ordering the improvements to be completed, if appropriate.

• Consider appointing a City Commissioner to provide testimony to the State Taskforce on Transportation.

Action: Appoint a City Commissioner to provide testimony to the State Taskforce on Transportation, if appropriate.

The City Commission will convene at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.


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