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Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 28 meeting
January 25, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall
Portion of New Hampshire Street to be closed through March for hotel project
January 23, 2014
Plans call for a portion of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street to be closed until March 31 to accommodate construction of an adjacent hotel.
City Hall: Lawrence streets are getting better
January 20, 2014
Lawrence shoppers pay a little bit more, but Lawrence motorists get a little smoother ride. That was the idea behind a three-tenths-of-a-cent infrastructure sales tax approved by voters in 2008, and now a report out of City Hall says motorists are starting to feel the benefit. By Chad Lawhorn
City to consider applying for grant to create new director of arts and culture
January 13, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider taking another step toward creating a new $75,000 per year director of arts and culture position at City Hall.
City to consider nearly $1 million land purchase for solid waste facility
January 12, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider spending nearly $1 million to purchase an approximately 11-acre site along the Kansas Turnpike to house the city’s solid waste division and fleet of trash trucks. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan 14 meeting
January 11, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City’s retail vacancy rate takes another dip as new stores consider Lawrence
January 10, 2014
The city’s retail industry awakened in 2013, with store vacancy rates hitting some of their lower levels in recent memory, according to a new report by the Lawrence commercial real estate firm Colliers International. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence wants to study private development on downtown parking lots
January 8, 2014
City commissioners are reviewing a report that considers how private developers could build on the public parking lots that line sections of Vermont and New Hampshire streets without creating a shortage of public parking downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
City commissioners back away from previous pay raise proposal, but still boost salaries
January 7, 2014
A pay raise for the Lawrence City Commission won’t be as big as once proposed, and none of the current commissioners will receive a raise unless they are re-elected. By Chad Lawhorn
City looking to replace part of Rock Chalk Park roadwork after contractor disregarded warning from inspector
January 6, 2014
City engineers are recommending a portion of the roadwork at the Rock Chalk Park sports complex be torn out and rebuilt after crews employed by Lawrence contractor Thomas Fritzel disregarded warnings that the project wasn’t being built correctly. By Chad Lawhorn
Proposal would require weekly reports to police from pawnbrokers, precious metal dealers
January 6, 2014
Lawrence pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers will be required to submit records of received property to police each week via a designated website if a proposed ordinance is approved. By Sara Shepherd
Agenda for Jan. 7 Lawrence City Commission meeting
January 4, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City researching idea of hanging placards in all 18,000 of Lawrence’s rental units
January 3, 2014
Perhaps it will become the conversation piece of 2014. Under the latest proposal floating around Lawrence City Hall, every rental unit in the city — about 18,000 of them — would have a city-approved placard posted somewhere in the living unit describing how tenants can lodge a housing complaint with city officials. By Chad Lawhorn
Planned Lawrence library art speaks to what patrons have in common
December 30, 2013
The Lawrence Public Library’s renovations are more than just skin deep. Along with the remodeling and reconstruction, the library also will get a new set of DNA. The city is spending $75,000 on art for the renovated library, set to open next summer. Glass creations by Rock Cottage Glassworks artist Dierk Van Keppel from Merriam, Kan., and his partner John Shreve, a graduate student at Kansas University, will greet patrons as they enter the library.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec. 30
December 28, 2013
Dec. 30, 2013, 8:30 a.m.