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City of Lincoln
City Council
Agenda

   ACTION FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
             MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2000 AT 5:30 P.M.

                 ALL MEMBERS PRESENT


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING 

 1)  00-115    Amending Section 8.08.020 to provide an exception to
               the requirement of a certificate of public
               convenience and necessity for government providers
               of service; amending Section 8.08.090 to provide
               enforceable response time verification.

 2)  00-116    Amending Section 2.20.010 to provide that the Fire
               Chief have care and control of all equipment and
               management of the emergency medical services
               program; adding a new section numbered 2.20.015 to
               provide that emergency medical services and
               ambulance transport be assigned to the Fire
               Department.


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS - NONE


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

 3)   MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS

               Report from City Treasurer of Telecomm. Occ. Tax for
               the month of May, 2000: Western Union Comm.,
               McLeodUSA, Sprint, Assoc. Administrators, Network
               Int'l, I-Link Comm., Operator Comm., Single Billing
               Services, RSL COM USA, Global Telephone, NOSVA, D &
               D Comm., Tri-M Comm., Teligent, Glyphics Comm.,
               Incomnet, LDM Systems, Nextlink Long Distance, NOS
               Comm., UniDial, COMDATA, Stormtel, GTC,  Globalcom,
               GST Net, Affinity Network, Equality, Network
               Billing.  (PLACED ON FILE)

               Setting Hearing date of Mon., July 10, 2000 at 1:30
               p.m. on the Man. App. of Kristen K. Worner for
               Sydran Food Services dba "Chili's Southwest Grill"
               at 6730 S. 27th St. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-80246)

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS

 4)            Clerk's Letter & Mayor's Approval of Ordinances &
               Resolutions passed on June 12, 2000.  (PLACED ON FILE)

 5)            Investment of Funds. (A-80247)

 6)            Report of City Treasurer of Telecomm. Occ. Tax
               report due for the Month of May, 2000:  Nextel West
               Corp., LCI Int'l., Primus Telecomm., Cincinnati
               Bell, Viatel Services, Phoenix Network, Big Planet
               Inc., Long Distance of Michigan, Topp Telecom, Atlas
               Comm., Trans Nat'l.  (PLACED ON FILE)


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING  (ITEMS 7 THRU 15 HAD 1ST READING)

 7)  00-117    Amending Section 2.76.160 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code to provide that the Director of Personnel, with
               the Mayor's approval, may grant employees in pay
               ranges prefixed by "E" or "M" permanent salary
               increases within the employee's pay range other than
               on an employee's normal eligibility date when the
               employee's department head presents written evidence
               of unusual circumstances.

 8)  00-118    Renaming Ashbrook Circle as "Ashbrook Drive" in the
               Stevens Ridge 1st Addition generally located at
               Stevens Ridge Road and Ashbrook Circle.

 9)  00-119    Vacating a portion of the S. 11th Street adjacent to
               Lot 2, Van Boskirk Addition, generally located at
               11th and B Streets.

10)  00-120    Vacating a portion of N. 18th Street between Q and R
               Streets.

11)  00-121    Vacating a portion of E Street from the west right-
               of-way line of S. 27th Street to a line 145 feet
               west thereof.

12)  00-122    Change of Zone 3261 - Application of the Parks &
               Recreation Department for a change of zone from R-3
               Residential to P Public Use on property generally
               located at N. 14th and Superior Streets.

13)  00-123    Change of Zone 3262 - Application of the Parks &
               Recreation Department for a change of zone from R-1
               Residential to P Public Use on property generally
               located ½ mile north of Pine Lake Road and west
               of S. 14th Street.

14)  00-124    Amending Section 26.11.010 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code to allow surplus property to be conveyed to the
               abutting property owner without being required to
               comply with the otherwise applicable requirements of
               the Subdivision Ordinance.

15)  00-125    Approving a lease of space for the City of Lincoln
               at 620 N. 48th Street for a term of September 1,
               2000 through August 31, 2005. 


ORDINANCES - 3RD READING

16)  00-110    Creating Alley Re-Paving Dist. 47 in the east/west
               alley from 14th St. to Centennial Mall, between P &
               Q Sts. (PASSED, 7-0; #17686)

17)  00-111    Renaming "Wildflower Dr." located in the Northridge
               Heights 6th & 7th Adds. as "Cornflower Dr.", &
               renaming "Cypress Ln." located in Northridge Heights
               6th Add. as "Watercress Ln." (PASSED, 7-0; #17687) 

18)  00-112    Vacating Timothy Ct. east of N. 24th St. between
               Superior St. & Dodge St.  (PASSED, 7-0; #17688)

19)  00-113    Vacating Lots 36, 37, 38, & 39, Block 1, Northridge
               Heights 6th Add., & Outlot A, Northridge Heights 7th
               Add., generally located at Prairieview Dr. & N. 34th St.
	       (PASSED, 7-0; #17689)

20)  00-114    Change of Zone 3257 - App. of the Planning Director
               for a change from P Public to I-1 Industrial on
               property generally located at 6th & the Burlington
               Northern Railroad. (PASSED, 7-0; #17690)


PENDING LIST (EXTENDED ONE WEEK.  SEE ITEM 39.)

21)  95-128    Change of Zone 2912 - App. of Don Fauth for a change
               from AG to AGR on property generally located ½
               mi. west of Coddington at SW 27th St. & Old Cheney
               Rd. (10/14/96 - Placed on Pending)

22)  98-52     Declaring city-owned property legally described
               as the remaining portion of Lots 226-229,
               Ridgeview Add., except the north 10' of said
               lots, generally located at N. 5th & Adams St.,
               as surplus & authorizing the sale thereof. 
               (4/6/98 - Placed on Pending)

23)  97-122    Amending Sec. 5.04.060 of the LMC to prohibit
               issuance of special desig-nated  licenses for sale
               of liquor to the general public in the downtown area
               on home football game days.  (8/25/97 - Amended;
               Placed on Pending)

24)  97-142    Change of Zone 3076 - App. of Dustrol,  Inc. for a
               change from AG Agricultural to H-4 General
               Commercial on property generally located on the
               south side of Arbor Rd., west of N. 56th St.
               (9/22/97 - Placed on Pending)

25)  98-153    Change of Zone 3141 - App. of Randy Rohlmeier for a
               change from R-2 Residential to I-1 Industrial, on
               property generally located at the southwest corner
               of N. 33rd St. & Leighton Ave.  (9/21/98 - Placed on
               Pending)

26)  99R-134   Approving a recommendation that the Mayor amend
               Administrative Regulation #9 to allow for the
               creation & implementation of a take-home vehicle
               program for police officers in targeted
               revitalization strategy areas.  (5/10/99 - Placed on
               Pending)

27)  99-93     Amending the corporate limits of the City by
               annexing approx. 45 acres of property generally
               located at S. 14th St. & Mockingbird Lane
               North.  (8/23/99 - Placed on Pending for 6
               months)

28)  00-35     Amending Section 9.16.230 of the LMC to define
               "nudity", to make it unlawful for a person to
               appear in any public place in a state of
               nudity, & providing exceptions thereto. 
               (2/22/00 - Placed on Pending until a Supreme
               Court Case Decision)

29)  00R-64    Special Permit 1423C - App. of Dru, Guy, & David
               Lammle to amend the Himark Estates C.U.P. to add
               land, increase the assigned number of dwelling units
               from 240 to 300 multi-family dwelling units, & to
               approve the site plan for the multiple family area,
               on property generally located at the northeast
               corner of S. 84th St. & Old Cheney Rd. (3/13/00 - To
               remain on Pending)

30)  00-31     Amending Chapter 5.38 of the LMC to include
               condominiums for the purpose of ensuring
               compliance with the minimum housing standards. 
               (3/6/00 - Placed on Pending)

31)  00-65     Change of Zone 3196 - App. of the Interim
               Planning Director for a change from B-1 Local
               Business & R-3 Residential to B-2 Planned
               Neighborhood Business & from R-3 Residential to
               AGR Agricultural Residential, on property
               generally located at S. Coddington Ave. & W.
               Van Dorn St.  (In connection w/00-67)  (4/17/00
               - Placed on Pending)

32)  00-67     Change of Zone 3247 - App. of the Interim
               Planning Director for a change from AGR
               Agricultural Residential & R-3 Residential to
               B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business, on property
               generally located on the southwest corner of S.
               Coddington Ave. & W. Van Dorn St.  (In
               connection w/00-65) (4/17/00 - Placed on
               Pending)

33)  00-72     Change of Zone 3245 - App. of Manette Kidney
               for a change from AG Agricultural to O-2
               Suburban Office on property generally located
               at S. 84th St. & Old Cheney Rd.  (4/24/00 -
               Reconsidered & Placed on Pending)

34)  00R-126   Approving & supporting the Report & Recommendations
               of the Lancaster County Medical Society contained in
               the document entitled "Independent Medical 
               Oversight for Pre-Hospital Medical Care" which
               recommends an emergency & non-emergency medical
               system for the City.  (4/24/00 - Placed on Pending
               until a Provider is picked)

35)  00R-140   Approving or denying a requested transfer of the
               cable television franchise from a subsidiary of Time
               Warner Inc. to AOL Time Warner Inc. 5/15/00 - Placed
               on Pending - scheduled for Public Hearing when
               removed from Pending)

36)  00-99     Change of Zone 3251 - Amending Secs. 27.58.010
               & 27.58.020 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (LMC) 
               to amend the reference from "Compre-hensive
               Plan figure 21" to "Official Zoning Map of the
               City of Lincoln."  (5/30/00 - Placed on Pending)

37)  00-106    Creating Sewer Dist. 1174 in Old Dairy Rd. from 27th
               St. west approx. 600'.  (5/30/00 - Placed on
               Pending)

38)  00-100    Amending Title 5 of the LMC by adding a new Chapter
               5.17 pertaining to telecommunications providers
               using the City's rights-of-way to establish
               definitions, standards, & permit fees for the use of
               rights-of-way; to provide for insurance, bonding, &
               construction standards for telecommunications
               facilities located in rights-of-way; to establish
               procedures for reviews of decisions regarding
               telecommunications facilities; & to provide for
               enforcement of this ordinance.  (6/12/00 - Placed on
               Pending)                             

39)            Action deferred to July 3, 2000 - RE:  Special
               Permit No. 1165A - To Show Cause why said Special
               Permit should not be revoked for failure to comply
               with the conditions of the Special Permit (1301 "H")
	       (REMOVED FOR ACTION ON 7/3/00, 7-0)


WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WILL HAVE
     PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, JULY 3, 2000:  (APPROVED, 7-0.)

40)  00R-168   Reappointing Barry Moore to the Lincoln Area Agency
               on Aging Advisory Council for a 3-year term expiring
               July 1, 2003.

41)  00R-169   Appointing George Rowe to the Lincoln Area Agency on
               Aging Advisory Council a three-year term expiring
               July 1, 2003.

42)  00R-170   Appointing Justin Ma and Jeremy Lachance as student
               members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
               for a term of one year from July 1, 2000 through
               June 30, 2001.

43)  00R-171   Approving the appointment of Lynn Johnson as
               Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

44)  00R-172   Ordering Paving District No. 2618 constructed in
               33rd Street from Superior Street north to
               approximately Meridian Drive.

45)  00R-173   Authorizing a request by the City for an exception
               to the State requirement of minimum lane width in
               East O Street, 52nd Street to Wedgewood Drive.
	       (DELAYED INTRODUCTION FOR ONE WEEK TO 7/3/00, 7-0.)

46)  00R-174   Approving the Consolidated Plan FY 2000-2003 for HUD
               Entitlement Programs and the FY 2000 Action Plan:
               One Year Use of Funds for Consolidated Plan for HUD
               Entitlement Programs.

47)  00R-175   Special Permit 494E - Application of William Gordon,
               Edward Last, and Stephen Ravitz to amend the Harbour
               West Community Unit Plan to add ten mobile home
               units, with associated waivers of design standards
               for reduced spacing between mobile home units,
               reduced exterior setbacks, and landscape screening
               requirement, on property generally located at S.W.
               11th and W. Peach Streets.

48)  00R-177   Special Permit 1817 - Application of Time Warner to
               construct a cable television building, a waiver of
               driveway design standards to reduce the minimum
               separation between the driveway and the west curb
               line of proposed 84th Street from 55 feet to 52
               feet, and a waiver to the driveway design standards
               to reduce the minimum driveway width from 25 feet to
               18 feet, on property generally located at S. 84th
               Street and Karl Ridge Road.

49)  00R-178   Special Permit 1843 - Application of Lora Belle M.
               Hanson for authority to sell alcoholic beverages for
               consumption on the premises, approving a waiver of
               the design standards requiring a minimum separation
               distance of 100 feet from a residential district or
               residential use, and approving a waiver of the
               design standards prohibiting doors from facing
               residential districts within 150 feet, at 2620
               Stockwell Street.

50)  00R-179   Accepting the report of new and pending tort claims
               against the City and approving disposition of claims
               set forth therein for the period of June 1 - 15,
               2000.

51)  00R-180   Reappointing Kathy Espejo to the City Personnel
               Board for a five-year term expiring on June 22,
               2005.


                               EMS
                        STATEMENT OF INTENT

SENG      Moved that City Council state its intent to create
     emergency ambulance service as a governmental service and I
     ask the City Attorney (Law) to bring back the legislation to
     get this created.
          Seconded by Cook & carried by the following vote:  AYES:
     Cook, McRoy, Seng, Shoecraft; NAYS: Camp, Fortenberry,
     Johnson.


                               EMS
                         PUBLIC HEARING

Applications & request for information received pertaining to
     certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity to operate an
     ambulance service within City of Lincoln.

     (1)  Eastern Ambulance Service, Inc. - Lincoln dba Rural/Metro
          Medical Services
          A.   Eastern Ambulance Service, Inc. - Application for
               Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
               Pursuant to L.M.C. Chapter 8.08.
          B.   Eastern Ambulance Service, Inc. - Lincoln dba
               Rural/Metro Medical Service - EMS Application.

     (2)  Platte County Ambulance Company
          A.   Platte County Ambulance Company - (No provision for
               911)

     (3)  City of Lincoln Fire Department with American Medical
          Response.
          A.   City of Lincoln Fire Dept. for Primary 911 Emergency
               Service with American Medical Response as backup.
          B.   American Medical Response with Lincoln Fire Dept.
               for backup 911.
          C.   City of Lincoln Fire Dept. for Primary 911 Emergency
               Service with American Medical Response with Lincoln
               Fire Dept. for backup 911.


ANY PERSON DESIRING TO HAVE THEIR NAME & SUBJECT MATTER LISTED ON THE
     FORMAL AGENDA PERTAINING TO MATTERS NOT ON THE CURRENT AGENDA, OR
     NOT SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON A FUTURE AGENDA, SHOULD NOTIFY THE CITY
     CLERK BY 10:00 A..M. THE WEDNESDAY (6/28/00) PRIOR TO THE
     NEXT FORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING (7/3/00).


ADJOURNMENT   11:36 P.M.


UPCOMING HEARINGS

     Hearing Date of Mon., July 3, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. on the App. of
     Lance Brown dba "Studio 14" for a Retail Class "I" Liquor
     License at 1415 O Street.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Lincoln is considering establishing an emergency medical service pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Sec. 13- 303, wherein the Lincoln Fire Department will, beginning on or about January 1, 2001, provide paramedic ambulance service within the City limits and potentially to Lancaster County as a whole. The City will bill for such service at rates set by the City. It is anticipated the City will either contract for or authorize through a certificate of public convenience and necessity private ambulance provider(s) to provide back-up in the event of catastrophe, and to provide non-emergency inter- facility transportation. The City will also contract for or otherwise provide for the billing and collection services associated with providing ambulance service. A forecast of revenues and expenditures has been prepared. The financial position has been prepared with known and historical costs, along with prevailing market revenue information. The estimated initial cost of establishing such service is $108,000. The estimated continuing cost of operating such service is $2,491,000 per year, net allowances for bad debts of $1,662,000 per year. A detailed explanation of the proposed plan is on file with the City Clerk. Hearing on this matter was held: AT THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2000, WHICH BEGAN AT 5:30 P.M.

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