Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

Council to weigh library, park plans

April 5, 2007

Lansing City Council will be asked to move forward on the purchase of a building to be the new home of Lansing Community Library, renovations to City Hall, and the start of improvements to Lansing City Park.

A resolution up for discussion at tonight's meeting would allow the city to purchase the Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative building, which is across First Terrace from City Hall. The building would be used for the library's new home, among other purposes.

The resolution also would allow the city to extend stormwater and sanitary sewer to the new park site, near Gilman Road and 155th Street, and build a "loop road" around the park.

A tandem resolution to be considered by the council would allow the city to issue $4.235 million in temporary notes to finance the purchase and improvements.

The council meets at 7 p.m. today, April 5, at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

Here's tonight's agenda:

¢ Consider minutes from the March 15 regular meeting.

¢ Conduct a public hearing on a redevelopment district.

¢ Hear a presentation on the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum Education Study.

¢ Hear an update on the Main Street System Enhancement project.

¢ Hear a proclamation declaring April 27 as Arbor Day in Lansing.

¢ Hear a proclamation declaring April 15-21 as "National Library Week."

¢ Consider an appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

¢ Consider a cereal malt beverage license allow the sale of beer at the Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q Cook-off, May 4-5.

¢ Consider a resolution authorizing purchase of a Municipal Services Building to house the Lansing Community Library, and improvements to that building, City Hall, and the Phase 1 of Lansing City Park.

¢ Consider a resolution authorizing sale of temporary notes.

¢ Consider an ordinance finding a "blighted area" and approving a redevelopment district within the city.

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