CITY COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

January 8, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.

(Posted on webpage at 4:35 p.m. on 01/04/18)

 

City Commission Room, First Floor of City Hall

6 East 6th Street

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The City Commission reserves the right to amend, supplement, or re-order

the agenda during the meeting.

 

In order to be included as part of the agenda packet, written communications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  Communications received after 12:00 p.m. will be printed and given to the Commissioners at the meeting rather than being included as part of the online agenda.  Please send correspondence electronically to bjwalthall@lawrenceks.org.  If sending large attachments, please verify receipt by calling 785.832.3400.

 

 

 

A.

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS: Play Video >

 

 

1.

Mayor Soden will deliver the State of the City Address.

 

 

 

 

 

B.

RECOGNITION/PROCLAMATION/PRESENTATION: Play Video >

 

 

1.

Proclaim the week of January 8 – 15, 2018 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.

 

 

 

C.

CONSENT AGENDA: Play Video >

Moved by Commissioner Amyx, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, to approve the consent agenda as below. Motion carried unanimously.
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NOTE:  All matters listed below on the Consent Agenda are considered under one motion and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion on those items.  If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.  Members of the public wishing to speak to an item that has been pulled off the Consent Agenda will be limited to three (3) minutes for comments.

 

1.

Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 12/27/17.

 

 

2.

Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

 

 

 

Mental Health Board meeting of 10/31/17

 

 

3.

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.

 

 

4.

Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.

 

 

5.

Approve appointments as recommended by the Mayor.

 

 

6.

Bid and purchase items

 

 

 

a)

Authorize the City Manager to execute purchase orders in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for any individual pre-qualified plumbing contractor, and $1,000,000 total for all plumbing contractors for 2018 private property inflow and infiltration repairs associated with Project No. UT1305 -  Rapid Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Program (CIP #UT9909).   Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

7.

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

 

 

 

 

a)

Ordinance No. 9430, exempting a portion of ad valorem property taxation for a new addition for Plastikon Healthcare, LLC, for economic development purposes.

 

 

 

8.

Approve the use of approximately 2,874 SF of synthetic turf for golf practice purposes adjacent to the Alvamar Practice building and adjacent to the University Golf Practice Facility, associated with Final Development Plan, FDP-17-00267, for Alvamar Phase 4, located at 1810 Birdie Way and 1800 Birdie Way. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, for Eagle 1968 LC, property owner of record.   Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

9.

Authorize the Mayor to sign Releases of Mortgage for:    Staff Memo

 

a)  Mary L. Hodson, 1802 W. 22nd Street;

 

b)  Robert W. Harwood, 1730 W. 22nd Street; and

 

c)  Georgia R. Shelby, 432 Elm Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Play Video >

ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION:  The public is allowed to speak to any items or issues that are not scheduled on the agenda after first being recognized by the Mayor.  Each person will be limited to three (3) minutes for public comment.  As a general practice, the Commission will not discuss/debate these items, nor will the Commission make decisions on items presented during this time, rather they will refer the items to staff for follow up, if necessary.  Individuals are asked to come to the microphone, sign in, and state their name and address.  Speakers should address all comments/questions to the Commission.

E.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:

 

 

1.

Receive comments from Mayor Soden and City Commission. Play Video >

 

 

2.

The City Clerk will conduct swearing in of newly elected City Commissioners.  The new City Commission will be seated. Play Video >

 

 

3.

Conduct election of Mayor. Play Video >

Moved by Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Herbert, to nominate Stuart Boley as Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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Moved by Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Herbert, to nominate Stuart Boley as Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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Moved by Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Herbert, to nominate Stuart Boley as Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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Mayor Soden will receive nominations for Mayor.  Nominations for Mayor will be closed.  City Commissioners will vote on the position of Mayor.

 

 

4.

Conduct election of Vice-Mayor. Play Video >

 

 

 

The Mayor will receive nominations for Vice-Mayor.  Nominations for Vice-Mayor will be closed.  City Commissioners will vote on the position of Vice-Mayor.

Moved by Commissioner Herbert, seconded by Commissioner Ananda, to nominate Lisa Larsen as Vice Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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Moved by Commissioner Herbert, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, to close the nominations for Vice Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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Moved by Mayor Boley, seconded by Commissioner Soden, to elect Lisa Larsen as Vice Mayor. Motion carried unanimously.
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5.

Comments from Mayor and City Commission. Play Video >

 

 

 

 

 

RECESS FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES

Moved by Mayor Boley seconded by Commissioner Soden, to recess for 20 minutes at 6:37 p.m.
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F.

COMMISSION ITEMS: Play Video >

Moved by Commissioner Soden, seconded by Commissioner Herbert, to direct staff to research the use of security cameras downtown, including a legal review; and, place the item on a future agenda as a work session.
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G.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:    None.

 

 

 

 

H.

CALENDAR:    Meeting List

 

 

 

·         2018 Legislative Priorities Breakfast, hosted by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Friday, January 5, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.   Location:  Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire Street.

 

 

 

·         City Commission Orientation, Wednesday, January 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Location:  City Manager’s Conference Room, 4th Floor of City Hall.

 

 

 

·         City offices are closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

 

 

·         Colliers International Commercial Real Estate 2018 Forecast, Thursday, January 18, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Location:  Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire.

 

 

 

·         Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Friday, January 26, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Location:  Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. 6th Street.

 

 

 

·         City offices closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

 

 

·         National League of Cities Congressional City Conference, March 11 – 15.  Location:  Washington, DC.

 

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I.

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS CURRENT VACANCIES: Play Video >

 

 

Listed below are existing and upcoming vacancies on City of Lawrence Boards and Commissions.  If interested in serving on a board, citizens should visit the website at www.lawrenceks.org/boards to volunteer online, or send a letter of interest to the Mayor, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence, KS  66044.

 

Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Three positions expire 12/31/17 and are all eligible for reappointment. There are eligibility requirements for this board.

 

Community Development Advisory Committee:

One vacancy designated for a low/mod representative, for a position that expires 09/30/18. One additional vacancy for an at-large position that expires 09/30/20.

 

Contractor Licensing Board:

Four positions expire 12/31/17 are all eligible to serve additional terms. There are eligibility requirements for this board.

 

Homeless Issues Advisory Committee:

Two positions expire 12/31/17 and are eligible for reappointment to additional terms.

 

Human Relations Commission:

Three positions expire 09/30/17 and are all eligible for reappointment to additional terms.

 

Lawrence Alliance:

One vacancy for a position that expires 11/30/17 and three vacancies for positions that expire 11/30/18.  Four additional positions expire 11/30/17, with two being eligible for reappointment to additional terms and two becoming vacant.

 

Lawrence Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging:

Five positions expire 12/31/17. Four positions are eligible for reappointment to additional terms and one position will become vacant.

 

Mental Health Board:

One position expired 04/30/17.

 

MPO Bicycle Advisory Committee:

One vacancy for a term that expires 12/31/19

 

Plumbing Code Board of Appeals:

One vacancy for a position that expires 04/30/18 and is designated for a Master Plumber.

 

Public Transit Advisory Committee:

Two vacancies for positions that expire 12/31/17.

 

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, Inc.:

One position expires 12/31/17 and is eligible for reappointment to additional terms.

 

Sister Cities Advisory Board:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.  Three vacancies for positions that expired 12/31/17.

 

 

 

Moved by Commissioner Herbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Larsento move the start time of the January 16th meeting to 4:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
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Moved by Commissioner Soden, seconded by Commissioner Herbert, to adjourn at 7:12 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
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