Council to discuss projects
Two projects on the city's list of priorities from the 2005 countywide sales tax referendum will be up for discussion at this week's meeting of the Lansing City Council. Mayor Kenneth Bernard will recommend to the council the appointment of a committee to study expansion of City Hall, and council members also will hear a presentation on the master plan for Lansing Community Park.
Both projects were identified by the city as priorities for the city's share of receipts from the sales tax, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2007. The city is expected to receive about $630,000 annually from its share of the 1 percent sales tax.
Here's the agenda:
¢ Consider minutes from the council's Jan. 5 regular meeting.
¢ Recognize Christina Sanderson, an administrative clerk with Parks and Recreation, as Employee of the Quarter.
¢ Recognize Ashley Aull, a Lansing resident who won the Miss Kansas USA 2006 title and who will compete for the Miss USA 2006 title in April.
¢ Consider recommendations from Mayor Kenneth Bernard for the City Hall Expansion Committee.
¢ Hear a presentation from Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co. on the Lansing Community Park master plan.
¢ Consider a resolution related to the East Eisenhower Road contract. John Young, the city's public works director, said the resolution is a standard document that gives the Kansas Department of Transportation the city's approval to administer federal aid for the project.
¢ Consider an ordinance to rezone 15 acres at 1321 S. De Soto Road from A-1 (Agriculture) to R-1 (Suburban Residential).