Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lengthy agenda for City Council

  • The City Council will tackle an enormous agenda beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall on Monday
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  • Monday is a big day for the Augusta City Council.
    The five provisional votes in Ward Two’s primary election be counted at 9 a.m. at the Butler County Courthouse. Those five votes will determine if incumbent Mike Huddleston or challenger Mark Knowles will join Jamie Hubbard on the April 2 General Election ballot.
    After that housekeeping is done, the entire council will tackle an enormous agenda beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
    Water restrictions will be discussed during several agenda items and the continuation of the neighborhood revitalization program hearing could become lengthy since the work session to discuss it was snowed out last Monday night.
    Other agenda items Monday night include:
    VISITORS
    1. Representatives of Downtown Augusta, Inc. will be present to request the closure of the 500 and 600 block of State Street on Saturday, May 4th for their Second Annual Women’s Fair.
    2. Representatives of WalMart will be present to request accommodations to the City’s watering restrictions as it pertains to the installation and maintenance of their landscaping.
    OLD BUSINESS
    1. Review and discuss City’s Watering Restrictions and related issues.
    2. Review and discuss the Wage and Benefit Survey.
    3. Consider rescheduling a work session to review and discuss the Downtown Design Codes.
    NEW BUSINESS
    1. Conduct a public hearing to take input on the request for a “Waiver to Distance Limitation” for 429 State Street per Section 3-306(b) of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
    A. Consider authorizing the “Waiver to Distance Limitation” for 429 State Street.
    2. Conduct a public hearing to take input on the renewal of the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.
    A. Consider approval of an Ordinance adopting a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and Designating a Neighborhood Revitalization Area and repealing the Plan as adopted by Ordinance Number 2033.
    B. Consider approval of a resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to execute a new Interlocal Agreement with the Board of Butler County Commissioners, Unified School District #402 and Butler Community College.
    3. Review and discuss financing options for the following projects:
    A. Issuing Temporary Notes for the Water Supply Project.
    B. Extending the term of the Levee Project Temporary Notes.
    C. Issuance of General Obligation Bonds for the Spillway/Dam project.
    4. Consider bids for the repair of the One Million Gallon Water Tank at the Water Treatment Plant.
    5. Consider authorizing sewer line repairs in and around the Kelly and Ohio Street Intersection.
    A. Consider approval of an Engineering Services Agreement with MKEC for design and construction inspection services for sewer line repairs to the Kelly and Ohio Intersection.
    Page 2 of 2 - 6. Consider approval of an Engineering Services Agreement with MKEC for the design and construction inspection services for the School Street Water Line replacement project.
    7. Consider approval of a resolution scheduling a public hearing for Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7 pm to take input on whether to annex two tracts of property located adjacent to the City of Augusta.
    8. Consider approval of an Agreement with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for the LWCF Grant for the Garvin Park Playground.
    9. Review and discuss the draft RFP for Web Streaming and City Hall Camera Equipment.
    10. Review and discuss the draft Settlement Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office.

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