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    ACTION FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
            MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006 AT 1:30 P.M.

                    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT


IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FORMAL COUNCIL MEETING, THE CITY
COUNCIL WILL CONVENE AS THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO EQUALIZE
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, THE
CORE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT OVERLAY AND THE MAINTENANCE
IMPROVEMENT BUSINESS DISTRICT. (ASSESSMENTS APPROVED, 7-0)

                                 
PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

 1)            Application of Lead Dog Entertainment, Inc. dba
               The Pit Crew for a Class C liquor license at 3223
               Cornhusker Highway. (DELAYED 1 WK. FOR ACTION 
               ONLY ON 11/13/06, 7-0)

 2)            Manager application of David B. Miller for Lead
               Dog Entertainment, Inc. dba The Pit Crew at 3223
               Cornhusker Highway. (DELAYED 1 WK. FOR ACTION 
               ONLY ON 11/13/06, 7-0)

 3)            Application of Doughboyz Inc. dba Doughboyz
               Bistro/Scrumpy Jacks to expand its licensed
               premises by adding a sidewalk caf‚ area measuring
               15 feet by 20 feet to the north at 5520 S. 56th
               Street, Suites 185 and 195. (MOTION TO WITHDRAW 
               APPLICATION, 7-0; #38-4540)


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required) (ITEMS 4 
THRU 11 HAD 2ND READING, SEE ITEM #11) 

 4)  06-189    Authorizing and providing for the issuance of
               not to exceed $27,000,000 aggregate principal
               amount of general obligation highway
               allocation bonds of the City of Lincoln,
               Nebraska.

 5)  06-190    Approving a one-year Lease Agreement between the
               City and Spirits by Beckman for the lease of space
               by the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging for its
               Lincoln Information For the Elderly (LIFE) Program
               at 708 N. Chestnut, Wahoo, Nebraska.
               Fact Sheet (48K)
               Attachment (64K)

 6)  06-191    Amending Section 2.76.385 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code to revise and clarify that funeral leave is
               allowed for employees attending the funeral of a
               fellow employee.
               Fact Sheet (137K)

 7)  06-166    Approving a License Agreement between the City and
               New Cingular Wireless PCS for the placement of
               telecommunications facilities upon City property
               at Van Dorn Park generally located at S. 10th and
               Van Dorn Street.
               Fact Sheet (39K)
               Attachment (1962K)

 8)  06-167    Approving a License Agreement between the City and
               New Cingular Wireless PCS for the placement of
               telecommunications facilities upon City property
               at Pioneers Park generally located at 3403 West
               Van Dorn Street.
               Fact Sheet (39K)
               Attachment (1877K)

 9)  06-194    Approving a License Agreement between the City and
               Verizon Wireless for the placement of
               telecommunications facilities upon City property
               at Holmes Lake Park generally located at 3801 S.
               70th Street.
               Fact Sheet (41K)
               Attachment (818K)

10)  06-192    Vacation No. 06006 - Vacating the east-west alley
               between Q and R Streets from 24th Street to 25th
               Street.
               Fact Sheet (201K)

11)  06-193    Change of Zone 06059 - Amending Chapter 27.69 of
               the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to signs by
               amending Section 27.69.020 to add definitions for
               the terms animation, dissolve, fade, NIT and
               scroll and to revise the definitions of the terms
               changeable copy sign, electric changeable copy
               sign, flashing/blinking/pulsating sign, and
               illuminated sign; amending Section 27.69.030 to 
               provide standards for illumination, to prohibit
               signs which display an animated message or
               simulates animation and to provide regulations for
               electronic changeable copy signs; by amending
               Section 27.69.035 to modify provisions regarding
               administrative permits for off-premises signs, to
               require that any two off-premises electronic
               changeable copy signs be 5,000 feet apart measured
               in all directions, to allow existing off-premises
               signs to be converted to electronic changeable
               copy signs provided the sign is located at least
               150 feet from and does not face a residential
               district, cemetery or park, to allow illumination
               of off-premises signs between midnight and 5:00
               a.m. for government initiated emergency
               information announcements, to revise provisions
               regarding removal of existing nonconforming off-
               premises signs in order to install a new off-
               premises sign; by amending Section 27.69.070 to
               allow on-premises signs in the B-4 District to be
               animated or to simulate animation; by repealing
               Section 27.69.270 relating to public service
               information signs in nonresidential districts; and
               amending Section 27.69.330 to allow LED or similar
               technologies to have exposed illumination.
               (CON'T P.H. ON 11/20/06 WITH 3RD READING & 
               ACTION ON 12/04/06, 7-0)
               Fact Sheet (113K)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

12)  06R-208   Application of Ohana, LLC to use the public
               right-of-way for construction of a new facade and
               ramp on property at 1442 O Street. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84097)
               Fact Sheet (59K)
               Attachment (227K)

13)  06R-209   Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement
               between the City and the Nebraska Department of
               Roads to ensure  that federal funding may be used
               for the construction of the Antelope Valley
               Channel Phase II R to Y Project. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84098)
               Fact Sheet (61K)
               Attachment (485K)

14)  06R-210   Approving the Northwest Corridors Redevelopment
               Plan generally along Sun Valley Boulevard from
               West O Street to Cornhusker Highway, along
               Cornhusker Highway from I-180 to N.W. 12th Street,
               along N.W. 12th Street from Cornhusker Highway to
               Highlands Boulevard, Highlands Boulevard from N.W
               12th Street to N.W. 1st Street and West Superior
               Street from N.W. 1st Street to I-180. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84099)
               Fact Sheet (226K)
               Attachment (5606K)

Anyone wishing to address an item on the Consent Agenda may
do so at this time

                    - CONSENT AGENDA -

PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

15)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, November 20,
               2006 at 5:30 p.m. for the Manager Application of
               Clark D. Dawson for Summit Properties, LLC dba
               Sidelines Deli located at 1000 Saunders Avenue.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84100)

16)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, November 20,
               2006 at 5:30 p.m. for the Application of James
               Harmon dba Cheapest Damn Cigarettes for a Class B
               Liquor License at 4821 Cornhusker Highway.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84101)

17)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, November 20,
               2006 at 5:30 p.m. for the Application of Center
               Stage & Salon, Spa & Tanning, Inc. dba Center
               Stage & Salon, Spa & Tanning for a Class C Liquor
               License at 4001 Pioneer Woods Drive.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84102)


18)      MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS - NONE


REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS

19)            Clerk's Letter and Mayor's Approval of Ordinances
               and Resolutions passed by Council on October 23,
               2006. (PLACED ON FILE)

20)            Report from City Treasurer of cash on hand at the
               close of business September 30, 2006. 
               (PLACED ON FILE)

21)            Approving the distribution of funds representing
               interest earnings on short-term investments of
               Idle Funds for the month ended September 30, 2006.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84103)

22)  06R-211   Reappointing David Fikar, Sitaram Jaswal, and Lori
               Lopez Urdiales to the Lincoln Commission on Human
               Rights for three-year terms expiring December 31,
               2009. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84104)

23)  06R-212   Appointing Joe Tidball to the Parks and Recreation
               Advisory Board for an unexpired three-year term
               expiring April 27, 2007. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84105)
               Attachment (21K)

     
                    - END CONSENT AGENDA -

                   -   END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)(ITEMS 24 
THRU 27 HAD 1ST READING)

24)  06-195    Creating a special assessment district for the
               acquisition of right-of-way, grading, paving, re-
               paving, sidewalks, ornamental street lighting, and
               street trees in N. 50th Street bounded by O Street
               on the south to approximately 800 feet north to
               the existing roadway and assessing the cost
               thereof against the benefitted properties.
               (Request 2nd & 3rd Readings on 11/13/06)
               Fact Sheet (60K)
               Attachment (15523K)

25)  06-196    Change of Zone 06069 - Application of Hidden
               Valley Estates LLC for a change of zone from AG
               Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural
               Residential District on property generally located
               south of S. 112th Street and Pine Lake Road.
               Fact Sheet (513K)

26)  06-197    Change of Zone 06068 - Application of Michael
               Raasch for a change of zone from R-8 Residential
               District to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District,
               on property generally located at the northwest
               corner of S. 18th Street and M Street.
               Fact Sheet (267K)

27)  06-198    Approving a lease agreement between the City of
               Lincoln, Urban Development Department dba One Stop
               Employment Solutions and Security National
               Properties Funding, LLC for lease of office space
               located at 1010 N Steet, Suite 150 for the time
               period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2016.
               Attachment (57K)


ORDINANCES - 3RD READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)

     NONE

PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN - NONE


PENDING LIST   (EXTENDED ONE WEEK)

28)  02-114    Amending Chapter 2.54 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code by adding a new  section entitled "Standards
               of Ethical Conduct for Employees & Elected
               Officials" to supplement the existing conflicts of
               interest regulations. (7/29/02 - Placed on
               Pending until a committee is formed)

29)  05R-301   Comp. Plan Amendment No. 05011 - Amending the 2025
               Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by
               changing approximately 14 acres of Public/Semi-
               Public and Green Space to Commercial use, on
               property generally located at the southeast corner
               of N. 84th Street and Havelock Ave.
               (Related Items: 05R-301, 05R-302)(12/19/05 -
               Placed on Pending Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (676K)

30)  05R-302   Approving a memorandum of Understanding between
               the City and the Lancaster County Agricultural
               Society associated with the Society's request for
               a comprehensive plan amendment designating
               approximately 14.4 acres generally located on the
               southeast corner of 84th Street and Havelock 
               Avenue as commercial. (Related Items: 05R-301,
               05R-302) (12/19/05 - Placed on Pending Indefinitely)

31)  05-188    Change of Zone 3413 - Application of Landon's
               Neighborhood Association for a change of zone from
               R-4 Residential to R-2 Residential on property
               generally located at North 24th and Superior
               Streets. (12/19/05 - Placed on Pending 
               Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (1465K)

32)  06-16     Repealing Chapter 14.44 of the Lincoln Municipal Code 
               relating to Obstructions on Corner Lots as the 
               requirements set forth in Chapter 14.44 would be 
               more appropriately addressed in the City of Lincoln 
               Design Standards.(2/27/06 - Placed on Pending for
               8 wks to 4/24/06 (Action only) ) (4/17/06 - Moved to 
               Pending List, No Date Certain) 
               Fact Sheet (14K)


WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WILL HAVE
     PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006 AT 1:30 P.M.:
                                                   (APPROVED, 7-0)

33)  06R-213   Accepting the report of new and pending claims
               against the City and approving disposition 
               of claims set forth for the period of 
               October 16 - 31, 2006.
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (20K)

34)  06R-216   Approving the Harvest Project Contract between the
               City's Lincoln Area Agency on Aging and Lancaster
               County on behalf of Community Mental Health Center
               to provide mental health, substance abuse, and
               aging services to elderly residents of Lancaster
               County for a one-year period.
               Fact Sheet (54K)
               Attachment (492K)

THE FOLLOWING ITEM WILL HAVE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY
COUNCIL AND COUNTY BOARD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006, 7:30 P.M.
                                                   (APPROVED, 7-0)

35)  06R-215   Adopting and approving the proposed 2030 Lincoln-
               Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range
               Transportation Plan.
               Attachment


Please note: During the Open Microphone & Registered Section of
the agenda, individuals are allowed a total of 5 minutes to speak
whether registered or not regardless of number of topics. The
Open Microphone and Registered Section is available on the
2nd & Last Monday of each month.



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. ON THE
     WEDNESDAY (11/1/06) PRIOR TO THE NEXT FORMAL CITY COUNCIL
     MEETING HAVING AN OPEN MICROPHONE SESSION WHICH IS 11/6/06.


ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON A MATTER NOT ON THIS
     AGENDA, AND NOT PLANNED TO APPEAR ON A FUTURE AGENDA, MAY 
     DO SO AT THE OPEN MICROPHONE SESSION. OPEN MICROPHONE
     SESSIONS FOR NOVEMBER ARE THE 6TH AND 20TH.


ADJOURNMENT     4:41 P.M.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Open microphone sessions for December are
the 4th and the 18th.


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