ACTION FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2000 AT 5:30 P.M.
ALL MEMBERS PRESENT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
51) 00R-180 Reappointing Kathy Espejo to the City Personnel
Board for a five-year term expiring on June 22,
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,
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
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
(3) City of Lincoln Fire Department with American Medical
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.
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.
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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