Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

City Council to discuss K-7 pact

March 16, 2006

The Lansing City Council is expected to approve a "memorandum of understanding" outlining the responsibilities of the city and state transportation officials with regards to the future of Kansas Highway 7 within the city limits.

The memo is an outgrowth of the K-7 Corridor Study, which has taken place the past two years and has drawn interest from each of the communities along the road, from Lansing to Olathe.

Much of the memo has to do with protecting planned right of way for any improvements to the highway.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. today, March 16, at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

Here's the agenda:

Consent agenda

¢ Consider minutes from the council's Feb. 23 special meeting.

¢ Consider minutes from the council's March 2 meeting.

New business

¢ Recognize Kyle Buehler, a Lansing High School wrestler who won the Class 5A state title in his weight class.

¢ Recognize LHS wrestling coach Ron Averill, who recently was named the Kansas Association of Wrestling Officials' 5A Coach of the Year.

¢ Hear a report from Leavenworth County Development Corp.

¢ Consider adopting a resolution to issue $5.365 million worth of general obligation bonds, to be used to fund the city's portion of the Main Street System Enhancement project and to refinance a portion of debt related to the 2001 West Mary Street improvements. The new bonds carry interest rates ranging from 3.5 percent to 5 percent over their 20-year payback.

¢ Consider a resolution supporting the Kansas PRIDE Program.

¢ Consider a memorandum of understanding with the Kansas Department of Transportation related to the Kansas Highway 7 Corridor Study.

¢ Discuss the timeline of events related to the Old Town development in the 200 block of North Main Street. City officials say the developer, Danny Asher, has not complied with the timeline and neither he nor his representatives have answered correspondence from the city about amending the timeline.

¢ Hear reports from city staff members and council members.


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