CITY COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

January 14, 2019 - 5:45 p.m.

(Posted on webpage at 5:00 p.m. on 01/10/19)

 

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.

 

Updates:

01/14/19 @ 1:25 p.m.:

·         Added correspondence to Regular Agenda Item No. 5 - Consider authorizing three-year extension for the Catalyst incentive program for industrial development to April 1, 2022, adding minimum capital investment for Catalyst projects.

 

01/11/19 @ 5:20 p.m.:

·         Added as Regular Agenda Item No. 7 – Receive presentation on review of Westar Energy wind energy agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

A.

RECOGNITION/PROCLAMATION/PRESENTATION:

 

 

1.

Proclaim the week of January 14 – 21 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.

 

 

 

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 01/08/19.

 

 

2.

Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

 

 

 

Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission meetings of 08/08/18, 09/12/18, 10/10/18, and 11/14/18

 

Planning Commission meetings of 11/12 – 14/18

 

 

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.

Bid and purchase items

 

 

 

a)

Award bid B1858 to Rush Truck Center for two (2) container refuse trucks, in the amount of $182,944.82, as part of the 2019 CIP (PW19F2CIP and PW19F6CIP) replacement schedule.    Bid Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

 

b)

Approve the purchase of fitness/cardio equipment in the amount of $124,983.25, replacing units at all City recreation centers. This item was approved on the 2019 CIP list (Project No. PR1919CIP).   Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

6.

Accept vacation and dedication of easements and right-of-way associated with Minor Subdivision, MS-18-00560, for Birdie Addition, located at 5015 Legends Drive. Submitted by Purviz Birdie, property owner of record.    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

7.

Approve rezoning, Z-18-00495, approximately 2.7 acres from IBP (Industrial/Business Park) District to IL (Limited Industrial) District, located at 1900 Wakarusa Drive and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 9619. Submitted by Home Sweet Home on behalf of Larry McElwain, property owner of record. (PC Item 5; approved 9-0-1 on 12/19/18)    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

8.

Approve rezoning, Z-18-00508, approximately 0.18 acres from PCD (Planned Commercial Development) District to CS (Strip Commercial) District, located at 3235 Ousdahl  and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 9620. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, for Fraternal Investors LLC, property owner of record. (PC Item 2; approved 10-0 on 12/19/18)    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

9.

Approve a Special Use Permit/Institutional Development Plan, SUP-18-00518, for the development of residential housing to include a 12-bedroom Group Home and 10 one-bedroom apartments, located at 1000 W. 2nd Street and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 9621. Submitted by TreanorHL, for Douglas County, property owner of record. (PC Item 7; approved 9-0-1 on 12/19/18)    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

10.

Authorize distribution of agreements to outside agencies for 2019 City funds.    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:

 

 

1.

Conduct election of Mayor.

 

 

 

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

 

 

2.

Conduct election of Vice-Mayor.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

3.

Comments from out-going Mayor and in-coming Mayor.

 

 

4.

Comments from City Commission.

 

 

 

RECESS FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES

 

 

5.

Consider authorizing three-year extension for the Catalyst incentive program for industrial development to April 1, 2022, adding minimum capital investment for Catalyst projects.    Staff Memo & Attachments       Correspondence - Added 01/14/19  

 

 

 

ACTION:

Authorize three-year extension for the Catalyst incentive program for industrial development to April 1, 2022, adding minimum capital investment for Catalyst projects, if appropriate.

 

 

 

6.

Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 9617, ordering through the exercise of eminent domain the condemnation of certain property interests commonly located at 2305 Vermont Street, and authorizing the filing of a petition in Douglas County District Court.    Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

ACTION:

Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 9617, if appropriate.

 

 

 

7.

Receive presentation on review of Westar Energy wind energy agreement.   Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

ACTION:

Receive presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

E.

COMMISSION ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

F.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:    Report & Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

G.

CALENDAR:    Meeting List

 

 

 

·          

Affordable Housing Advisory Board retreat, Monday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location:  City Commission Room, First Floor, City Hall.

 

 

 

·          

City offices closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

 

 

·          

League of Kansas Municipalities Local Government Day, Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 a.m.  Location:  Capitol Building.

 

 

 

 

·          

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (social hour), 6:30 p.m. (program), 7:15 p.m. (reception).  Location:  Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. 6th Street.

 

 

 

 

·          

Employee Service Awards, Wednesday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Location:  Douglas County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 2120 Harper Street.

 

 

 

 

·          

City offices closed Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

 

 

 

·          

Santa Fe Station Rededication event, Friday, February 22, 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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H.

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 expired 12/31/18 and is designated for a representative from the Douglas County Commission.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals/Sign Code Board of Appeals

One vacancy for a position that expires 09/30/20.

 

Bodywork Advisory Board

One vacancy for an at-large position that expires 09/30/20.

 

eXplore Lawrence Governing Board

One position is due to expire 12/31/18 and is designated for a representative from the City Commission.

 

Historic Resources Commission

Three positions are due to expire 03/01/19.   Two positions, one designated for a Historian and one designated for an Architect, are eligible for reappointment to additional terms.  One position, designated for an Architect, will become vacant.

 

Human Relations Commission

One vacancy for a position that expired 09/30/18.

 

Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission

Five positions are due to expire 01/31/19.  Three positions are eligible for reappointment to additional terms and two positions will become vacant.

 

Lawrence Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission

One vacancy for a position that expires 05/31/19.

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

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

 

Public Health Board

One position is due to expire 03/31/19 and is eligible for reappointment to an additional term.

 

Public Incentives Review Committee

One position is due to expire 01/31/19 and is eligible for reappointment to an additional term.

 

Public Transit Advisory Committee

One vacancy for a position that expired 12/31/18.  One additional vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19 and is designated for the KU on Wheels Representative.

 

Sustainability Advisory Board

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