CITY COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

February 13, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.

(Posted on webpage at 4:35 p.m. on 02/08/18)

 

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.

 

Updates:

02/09/18 @ 2:40 p.m.:

·         Added corrected minutes to Consent Agenda Item No. 1 – Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 02/06/18.

 

 

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.

RECOGNITION/PROCLAMATION/PRESENTATION:

1.

Presentation of a citizen donation and the Lawrence Community Housing Trust of a monetary donation to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

 

 

 

B.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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 02/06/18 - Updated 02/09/18.

 

 

2.

Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

 

 

 

Aviation Advisory Board meeting of 10/04/17

 

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

a)

Ordinance No. 9432, allowing the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street and the 600 block of E. 8th Street on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during this event for the Kansas Food Truck Festival.

 

 

 

 

b)

Ordinance No. 9433, designating property at 413 E. 7th Street as a Landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

 

c)

Ordinance No. 9434, designating property at 801 Alabama Street as a Landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

 

d)

Ordinance No. 9435, designating property at 1654 Kentucky Street as a Landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

 

e)

Ordinance No. 9436, designating property at 2127 Barker Street as a Landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

 

7.

Authorize the Mayor to sign a Release of Mortgage for Velva Sheldon, 1312 Summit Avenue.   Staff Memo

 

 

8.

Approve travel expense statements for Mayor Stuart Boley and Vice-Mayor Lisa Larsen from the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, January 31 – February 3, 2018.   Mayor Boley Expense Statement  

Vice-Mayor Larsen Expense Statement

 

 

 

C.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION:  The public is allowed to speak to any items or issues, except those scheduled on the consent agenda or regular agenda portions of 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.

 

 

D.

COMMISSION ITEMS:

 

 

1.

Discussion of Commissioner Board/Committee Assignments.   

 

 

 

 

E.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:     None

 

 

 

 

F.

CALENDAR:   Meeting List   2019 Budget Calendar

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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KCCAA Chinese New Year Celebration:  Beautiful Jiangxi, Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.  Location:  The Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.

 

 

 

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Employee Service Awards, Wednesday, February 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Location:  Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21, 2120 Harper Street.

 

 

 

·          

City Commissioners are invited to stop in at the 39th Basic Recruit Academy opening session, Monday March 5 at 11:00 a.m. to meet the recruits.  Location:  Investigations & Training Center – Training Room, 4820 Bob Billings Parkway.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

·          

March 13 City Commission Meeting/Work Session is canceled.

 

 

 

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ADJOURN:

 

 

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The City Commission will need to entertain a motion to adjourn the regular City Commission Meeting before moving into the work session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY COMMISSION

WORK SESSION AGENDA

February 13, 2018

 

City Commission Room, First Floor of City Hall

6 East 6th Street

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The work session will begin immediately following the

completion of the City Commission Meeting

 

The work session provides an opportunity for the City Commission to discuss items in greater detail.  As a general practice, the Commission will not make decisions on items presented during this time; rather they will refer the items to staff for follow up, if necessary.  Public comment related to the work session topics will be allowed at the end of the discussion on each item.  Each person will be limited to three (3) minutes for public comment.

 

 

1.

Presentation from Lawrence Memorial Hospital on:

 

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Project Goal

 

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Land

 

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Timelines for development and operation

 

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Services planned

 

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Visual rendering of site and building

 

 

2.

Emergency Operations Training:

 

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Overview of Emergency Management for Elected Officials – Terri Smith/Mark Bradford

 

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What is Emergency Management

 

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Your Roles

 

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Your Responsibilities

 

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Your Authorities

 

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National Incident Management System (NIMS)

 

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Incident Command System (ICS)

 

 

 

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS CURRENT VACANCIES:

 

 

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:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.

 

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:

One vacancy for a position that expired 12/31/17. This position is designated for a Residential Contractor.

 

Electrical Code Board of Appeals:

Two positions expire 03/31/18, with one becoming vacant and one eligible for reappointment to an additional term. Eligibility requirements exist for this board.

 

Historic Resources Commission:

Two positions expire 03/01/18 and are eligible for reappointment. Eligibility requirements exist for this board.

 

Homeless Issues Advisory Committee:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19. This position is designated for a law enforcement representative.

 

Human Relations Commission:

Three positions expire 09/30/17 and are all eligible for reappointment to additional terms.  This board is currently being restructured.

 

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.  This board is currently being restructured.

 

Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.

 

Lawrence Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging:

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

 

Mechanical Board of Appeals:

Two positions expire 03/31/18, with one position becoming vacant, and one position eligible for reappointment. Eligibility requirements exist for this board.

 

Mental Health Board:

One position expired 04/30/17.

 

MPO Bicycle Advisory Committee:

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

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/20.

 

Plumbing Code Board of Appeals:

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

 

Public Health Board:

One position expires 03/31/18. Another position expires 03/31/18 and is eligible for reappointment. This position is a joint City/County position.

 

Public Transit Advisory Committee:

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

 

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, Inc.:

One position expired 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.