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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, February 5, 2003 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

CONSENT AGENDA
 (1) (a) Consider approval of Commission Orders
(b) Consider approval of four (4) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $7704 (Debbie Sparkes)


REGULAR AGENDA
 (2) Discussion of ECO2 proposals (Charles Jones)


 (3) Economic Development Update  (Lynn Parman)


 (4) Authorize execution of replat of East Hills Serologicals lot (Lynn Parman and Phil Struble)


 (5) Consider approval of easement changes at East Hills Business Park related to Serologicals (Phil Struble)


 (6) Consider approval of sale of Serologicals East Hills lot to DCDI (Lynn Parman)


 (7) Discuss options for ultimate improvements to Kasold (E1200/E1150) between 31st Street and Route 458 (Keith Browning)


 (8) Consider approval of use of 911 Fee Funds, 911 Capital Reserve Funds and Sheriff's Capital Reserve Funds to complete financing on Mobile Data Project (Sheriff Trapp)


 (9) Other Business
  (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)
  (b) Appointments
  (c) Miscellaneous
  (d) Public Comment 


 (10) Adjourn

Related Document(s): 
Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:35 P.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2003. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


CONSENT AGENDA 02-05-03
Jones made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:



  • Approve Commission Orders No. 5108 and 5111. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk.

Johnson seconded and the motion carried.


OUT-DISTRICT COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION 02-05-03
Jones moved approval of the four (4) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $7704. Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried with McElhaney opposed.


MISCELLANEOUS 02-05-03
The Board discussed proposals submitted by the ECO2 committee. Jones gave a brief history of the committee, its purpose, and goals. Jones explained that it is time to move on to the next level. The committee is asking the Board to accept the work products, authorize staff support to coordinate meetings and efforts, and endorse the appointment of the following individuals: Mark Gonzales, Leo Lauber, Jim Roberts, Roxanne Miller, Sandra Shaw, Rex Buchanan, Trudy Rice, and John Pendleton. Jones noted that these individuals have indicated their willingness to serve on the board and to move ECO2 forward, and all were unanimously recommended by the existing ECO2 committee. Kelvin Heck, co- chair of ECO2 committee, recognized the current committee members, thanking them publicly. The current members include Leo Lauber, Sherry Schaub, Myles Schachter, Kelly Kindscher, Shirley Martin-Smith, Lynn Parman, Roger Pine, Andrew Ramirez, James Roberts, Jean Milstead, Jim Henry, Charles Jones, John Naramore, Robert Morris, Mark Gonzales, and Kelvin Heck. The Board then heard comments from Todd Aschenbach, Chairman of the Alliance for the Conservation of Open Space, and Marci Francisco, President of the League of Women Voters. McElhaney expressed concerns about funding and indicated that he would not support efforts to continue this committee. Jones made a motion to appoint the following individuals to the interim ECO2 committee to report back to the Commission no later than one (1) year from now: Mark Gonzales, Leo Lauber, Jim Roberts, Roxanne Miller, Sandra Shaw, Rex Buchanan, Trudy Rice, and John Pendleton; and authorize limited staff support to coordinate their meetings and efforts. Johnson seconded and the motion carried with McElhaney opposed.


MISCELLANEOUS 02-05-03
Lynn Parman, Vice President of Economic Development of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, gave a brief update on economic development. No action was taken.


INDUSTRIAL PARK -- EAST HILLS 02-05-03
The Board considered of a request received from the Chamber of Commerce to exercise the option to purchase 12.5 acres, known as Lot 1, East Hills Business Park No. 3 for the purposes of facilitating the Serologicals Corporation location to Lawrence, Kansas. Phil Struble, LandPlan Engineering, was present for the discussion. Jones made a motion to authorize the sale of 12.5 acres, known as Lot 1, East Hills Business Park No. 3, to Douglas County Development, Inc., on the terms set out in the letter from Lynn Parman dated February 4, 2003. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


Jones then made a motion that Douglas County execute a Drainage Easement to the City of Lawrence. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.


Jones moved approval to plat Lot 1, East Hills Business Park No. 3. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PUBLIC WORKS 02-05-03
The Board discussed options for ultimate improvements to Kasold (E1200/
E1150) between 31st Street and Route 458. Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, and George Williams, Special Projects Engineer, were present for the discussion. It was the consensus of the Board that staff be directed to schedule a study session with the City of Lawrence and Wakarusa Township in early March.


EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, SHERIFF & PURCHASING 02-05-03
The Board discussed the mobile data package for the Sheriff's Office. Rick Trapp, Sheriff, was present for the discussion. Trapp explained that final pricing for the mobile data package for the Sheriff's Office indicates the amount needed to complete the project today exceeds the estimate used for the grant application two years ago. The estimate of two years ago also assumed that the mapping software would be in place to meet Wireless Enhanced 911 requirements and in fact was budgeted for fiscal year 2003. Technology costs in this area have also increased over the last two years and spare parts were not included. Trapp requested approval of the following funding package before final contract preparation proceeds:




























Grant

$318,459.00

Already approved by Commission
Grant Matching Funds (911 Fund -- Equipment Reserve)

$106,153.00

Already approved by Commission
911 Fund 2003 Budget
(Line Item 81320 - Mapping)

$50,365.00

Requesting approval to use for mapping
911 Fund -- Equipment Reserve

$42,206.00

Requesting approval to use 911 Equipment Reserve
Sheriff's Equipment Reserve

$29,520.00

Requesting approval to use for spare parts

Total Project Cost


$546,703.00

 

Trapp noted that the Douglas County 911 Advisory Board has recommended the approval of 911 Fee Funds for this project.

Jones questioned whether the 911 Fee Funds could be used to cover the entire cost, thereby eliminating the need for the Sheriff to utilize his equipment reserve funds. Trapp responded that they could. Jones made a motion that the Sheriff's request for the mobile data project funding be approved to be paid from the 911 Fee Funds. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 02-05-03
The Board noted receipt of the 31st Street Corridor Study Report. No action was taken.


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 02-05-03
Jones made a motion to authorize accounts payable in the amount of $17,736.64 to be paid 2/4/03. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.


Johnson made a motion to adjourn; Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


_______________________________ ________________________________
Bob Johnson, Chairman                           Jere McElhaney, Member


ATTEST:


_______________________________ ________________________________
Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                      Charles Jones, Member