Archive for Thursday, September 21, 2006

Council to consider codifying new laws

September 21, 2006, 12:00 a.m.

Updated: September 21, 2006, 10:10 a.m.

Lansing City Council members will be asked this week to approve ordinances that will bring the city's laws in line with new laws approved this year by the Kansas Legislature.

On the council's agenda are ordinances that would adopt the 2006 League of Kansas Municipalities Uniform Public Offense Ordinance for Kansas Cities and the 2006 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities.

Police Chief Steve Wayman said the public offense ordinance deals with changes made in state laws regarding such issues as the carrying of concealed weapons, cruelty to animals and violation of a protective order.

Changes in the standard traffic ordinance include new regulations regarding the use of seat belts and booster seats for children. The new provisions state that children must ride in a vehicle booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall, 80 pounds or 8 years old.

The council will be asked to approve the ordinances, which will codify the new laws.

The council meets at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 21, at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

Here's tonight's agenda:

Consent calendar

¢ Consider minutes from the council's Sept. 7 meeting

New business

¢ Hear a presentation on the Parks & Recreation Department's fall sports

¢ Consider a request to purchase a telescopic forklift

¢ Consider a request from the Public Works Department to authorize purchases and work related to the construction of a salt storage structure.

¢ Consider an ordinance amending the city code to allow consumption of alcoholic beverages for these city events: Autumn in the Grove, Lansing DAZE and Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q Cookoff.

¢ Consider an ordinance to adopt the 2006 Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities.

¢ Consider an ordinance to adopt the 2006 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities.

¢ Consider a resolution to schedule a public hearing for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 related to the Bittersweet Street project.

¢ Hear reports from city administrators, staff members and council members.

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