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    ACTIN FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
                 MONDAY, MAY 7, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M.

                ALL MEMBERS PRESENT                              

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING THE WEEK OF MAY 28TH DUE TO HOLIDAY
     THE NIGHT MEETING WILL BE MONDAY, MAY 21ST AT 5:30 P.M.


MAYOR'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IS SERGEANT 
MICHAEL BASSETT, OFFICERS ZACHARY BYERS, CASSANDRA JOHNSON AND 
MEGAN SCHRIENER OF THE LINCOLN POLICE DEPT. IN THE CATEGORY OF 
PRODUCTIVITY AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS.



PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

1)             Manager application of Tina Krings for
               Casey's Retail Company dba Casey's General
               Store #1934 at 550 W. Cornhusker Hwy., #2720
               at 1001 S. 13th Street, at 2723 at 1140 N.
               48th Street, #2724 at 3003 N. 70th Street,
               #2729 at 5500 Superior Street, and #2745 at
               2243 N. Cotner Blvd.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0;
               A-84347)

2)             Application of 55 Degrees, Inc. dba Bread & Cup
               for a Class I liquor license at 801 S Street.
               (ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84348)

3)             Manager application of Kevin W. Shinn for 55
               Degrees, Inc. dba Bread & Cup at 801 S Street.
               (ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84349)

4)             Application of Van Eiser LLC dba Venue for the
               addition of a catering license to their Class I
               liquor license at 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive.
               (ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84350)

5)             Application of Nebraska State Board of Agriculture
               for a special designated license covering a
               triangular area measuring approximately 2,145 feet
               by 600 feet at 1800 State Fair Park Drive on June
               22, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., June 23,
               2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and on June 24,
               2007 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (WITHDRAWN,
               7-0; #38-4555)


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND  READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(ITEMS 6 THRU 8 HAD 2ND READING)

6)   07-58     Change of Zone 07010 - Application of Steve
               M. Champoux for a change of zone from AG
               Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural
               Residential District on property generally
               located at 134th and A Streets. (Request
               of applicant to continue P.H. to 5/7/07)
               (4/16/07 - 2ND Reading & P.H. Con't.
               to 5/7/07 w/ Action 5/14/07)
               Fact Sheet (1439K)

7)   07-72     Amending the pay schedule of employees whose
               classification is assigned to the pay range
               which is prefixed by the letter M by changing
               the pay range for the job classification of
               "Internal Auditor."
               Fact Sheet (48K)

8)   07-73     Amending Title 20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, the 
               Building Code, by adding a new Chapter 20.02,
               entitled Neglected Building Registration, to
               require registration of neglected, deteriorated
               and/or abandoned buildings, to require the filing of
               plans for restoration or demolition of abandoned
               buildings, and to establish penalties for violations 
               thereof. (PLACED ON PENDING W/NO DATE CERTAIN, 
               6-1; NEWMAN DISSENTING)
               Fact Sheet (13K)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

9)   07R-36    Special Permit 1989A - Application of Sid Dillon
               Automobile Dealership to modify the Design
               Standards for parking lots to allow 20 ft. candle
               lighting levels in the display areas on property
               generally located at S. 27th St. & Kendra Ln.
               (2/12/07 - Placed on Pending for P.H. & Action 
               5/7/07) (PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO 7/23/07, 
               7-0.)
               Fact Sheet (1005K)

10)  07R-94    Approving a Conservation Easement Agreement
               between Roger and Eldonna Schwisow and Detweiler
               Investments and the City of Lincoln over
               approximately 5.12 acres in Northbank Junction 1st
               Addition and 10.15 acres over Lot 22 I.T. located
               in the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township
               11 North, Range 7 East, generally located at N.
               56th Street and Alvo Road, to preserve the flood
               storage capacity on the properties. (ADOPTED, 
               7-0; A-84351)
               Attachment (500K)

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

                    - CONSENT AGENDA -


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

11)            THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE PLANNING
               DEPT.:
               Change of Zone 2938B - Application
               requested by Thomas C. Huston to amend Ordinance
               #17504, University of Nebraska Technology Park
               Special Sign District standards to allow wall
               signs to face I-80, West Highland Blvd. or N.W.
               1st Street on buildings west of N.W. 1st Street and 
               to allow administrative amendments for minor
               deviations from the Special Sign District.
               Change of Zone 07021 - Application of Eiger
               Corporation from AG to B-5 on property located at
               Andermatt Drive and Eiger Drive.
               Change of Zone 07022 - Application of Hoppe
               Partners, Ltd. from R-6 to B-4 on property located
               at S. 19th Street and L Street.
               Change of Zone 07023 - Application of
               Planning Director to amend Section 27.69.300 of
               the Lincoln Municipal Code, "Other Permitted
               Signs, nonresidential; Special Sign District", to
               allow the Planning Director to approve minor
               modifications to a Special Sign District.
               Change of Zone 07024 - Application of
               Olsson Associates for Don Linscott from O-3 to B-2
               on property located at S. 27th Street and Yankee
               Hill Road.
               Use Permit 123E - Application of Olsson
               Associates for Complete Children's Health for an
               amendment to adjust lot layouts and to waive the
               requirement that lots front onto public or private
               roads on property located at N. 33rd Street and 
               Folkways Blvd.
               Use Permit 154C - Application of Olsson
               Associates for Don Linscott for an amendment to
               allow waivers of the requirements for lots to
               front onto public or private roads, sidewalks, and
               street trees on property located at S.
               27th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
               Special Permit 07012 - Application of
               Southview Holding Company, Inc. for an early
               childhood care facility on property located at N.
               1st Street and Highlands Blvd.

12)            Setting the Hearing Date of Monday, May 21, 2007
               at 5:30 p.m. for the App. of Casey's Retail
               Company dba Casey's General Store 2720 for
               reconstruction to premise at 1001 S. 13th
               Street. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84352)

13)            Setting the Hearing Date of Monday, May 21, 2007
               at 5:30 p.m. for the App. of Casey's Retail
               Company dba Casey's General Store 2724 for
               reconstruction to premise at 3003 N. 70th
               Street.  (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84353)


14)       MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS


REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS

15)            Clerk's Letter and Mayor's Approval of Resolutions
               and Ordinances passed by Council on April 30,
               2007.(PLACED ON FILE)

16)            Lincoln Water & Wastewater System Recapitulation
               of Daily Cash Receipts for April, 2007. (PLACED
               ON FILE)
               
17)            Report from City Treasurer of Franchise Tax for
               the month of March, 2007 from Aquila. (PLACED ON
               FILE)
               
18)            Approving the distribution of funds representing
               interest earnings on short-term investments of
               Idle Funds during the month ended March 31, 2007.
               (APPROVED, 7-0; A-84354)  

19)            Report from City Treasurer of Telecommunication
               Occupational Tax for the months of Jan.-Mar.,
               2007: Aliant, MegaPath, T-Mobile Central, Comtech
               21, Helio, Network US, Enhanced, NECC,
               Digizip.com; February 2007: D&D, USCOC of Greater
               Iowa, NE Technology, New Cingular, AT&T Comm. of
               Midwest, Cricket, TracFone, XO Comm., LDMI,
               Andiamo, Earthlink, VoiceCom, Advanced Tel, IBM
               Global, Quantum Shift, Norstar Network, Guaranteed
               Phone, Global Crossing, Telecomm. Systems Corp. of
               Maryland, Global Crossing Bandwidth, Verizon Bell
               Atlantic, ACN Comm., Verizon-Verizon Sale at
               Services, Movida, Telecorp Comm., Globalstar USA,
               USCOC of NE/KS, Intelliccall, Working Assets,
               Broadwing, Trans National, McLeodUSA, Qwest,
               OnStar, UCN, Virgin Mobile, KDDI America, Business
               Prod. Solutions, Liberty Wireless, CIMCO, Who's
               Calling, Primus, Level 3; March 2007: Sprint, TWC
               Info, Nextel, MCI WorldCom, Sprint Spectrum,
               Alltel Comm. of NE, Alltel, Covista, 360networks
               (USA), AmeriVision, Acceris Management &
               Acquisition, First Comm., BT Americas, SBC Long
               Distance, Acceris, Affinity Network, Globalcom,
               Lightyear, Tri-M, GTC, Zone, Enhanced, Nextel
               West, NOSVA, 800 Response Info., NOS, Network
               Billing Systems, Comtel, AT&T of Midwest, Level 3
               Comm. (PLACED ON FILE)

20)  07R-95    Appointing Marvona Tavlin to the Keno Advisory
               Board to fill an unexpired three-year term and to
               a full three-year term expiring July 1, 2010.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84355)
               Attachment (119K)

21)  07R-98    Reappointing Jeff Steffensmeier to the Keno
               Advisory Board for a three-year term expiring July
               1, 2010.(ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84356)
               Attachment (36K)

22)  07R-96    Appointing Mary Herres and Jerrod Jaeger to the
               Cable Advisory Board to fill unexpired three-year
               terms expiring July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2007,
               respectively, and appointing Jerrod Jaeger to a
               full three-year term expiring July 1, 2010.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84357)
               Attachment (55K)

23)  07R-97    Reappointing Stuart Long and Jim Johnson to the
               Cable Advisory Board for three-year terms expiring
               July 1, 2010.(ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84358)
               Attachment (36K)

24)            Setting a hearing date of Monday, June 4, 2007, at
               1:30 p.m. for the Board of Equalization on the
               North 27th Street Maintenance District.(APPROVED, 
	       7-0)

25)            Setting a hearing date of Monday, May 21, 2007, at
               5:30 p.m. on the report of Public Works/Sidewalk
               Services for snow and ice removal assessments for
               the 2006-2007 winter season against various
               properties. (APPROVED, 7-0)


                  - END CONSENT AGENDA -

                  - END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)

  NONE

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

26)  07-41     Creating  Water District No. 1197 for the                   
               purpose of constructing a 6-inch diameter
               water main in S. 34th Street from Van Dorn  
               Street north approximately 300 feet and 
               assessing the cost thereof against the 
               benefitted properties. (PASSED, 7-0; #18919)  
               Fact Sheet (56K)
               Attachment (555K)

27)  07-67     Declaring approximately 0.07 acres generally
               located at S. 44th Street and Calvert Street
               as surplus property. (PASSED, 7-0; #18920)
               Fact Sheet (121K)

28)  07-68     Declaring approximately 0.7 acres generally
               located at S. 39th Street and Van Dorn Street
               as surplus property. (PASSED, 7-0; #18921)
               Fact Sheet (134K)

29)  07-69     Change of Zone 07013 - Amending Title 27 of
               the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning
               by amending Section 27.71.210, Enlargement
               and Alteration of Lots, to clarify language
               that conflicts with other provisions of the
               zoning regulations. (PASSED, 7-0; #18922)
               Fact Sheet (142K)

30)  07-70     Change of Zone 07016 - Application of David
               Titterington for a change of zone from R-2
               Residential District to H-2 Highway Business
               District, on property generally located at N.
               49th Street and Orchard Street. (PASSED, 7-0;
               #18923)
               Fact Sheet (276K)

31)  07-71     Change of Zone 07017 - Application of Waterford 
               Estates, LLC, for a change of zone from R-3 
               Residential District to B-1 Local Business District 
               on property generally located northeast of N. 98th 
               Street and O Street. (PASSED, 7-0; #18924)
               Fact Sheet (295K)


PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN

32)  07-66     Amending Chapter 14.70 of the Lincoln Municipal Code 
               relating to Excavations by amending Section
               14.70.010 to authorize conditions to be placed in 
               excavation permits that are for the public interest, 
               and adding a new section numbered 14.70.015 to set 
               forth specific conditions and requirements to be
               placed on excavation permits that are reasonably 
               necessary for the public interest.(4/30/07 - P.H.
               & 2nd Reading con't to 5/21/07)
               Fact Sheet (15K)


PENDING LIST  (EXTENDED ONE WEEK) 

33)  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)
               Fact Sheet (3K)

34)  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)

35)  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)
               Fact Sheet (676K)
               Attachment (394K)

36)  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)

37)  06-209    Approving a transfer of appropriations and cash
     Part B    (where appropriate)between projects withih several
               funds within the Public Works & Utilities Department 
	       and to designate street projects for Highway
               Allocation Funds for Fiscal Year 2006 - 2007.
               (1/8/07 - Project #902269, placed on pending,
               no date certain; all other projects approved)

38)  07R-25    Approving the Agreement regarding the annexation
               of Firethorn between Firethorn Investment,
               Firethorn Golf Company LLC, Firethorn Utility
               Service Co., and the City of Lincoln, relating to
               the annexation of approximately 303.66 acres of
               property generally located northeast of the
               intersection of S. 84th Street and Pioneers Blvd.
               (Related Items: 07R-25, 07-11, 07-12, 07-13,
               07R-20) (Action Date: 2/5/07) (1/22/07 - Placed on
               Pending to Introduce: 2/5/07; P.H. 2/12/07; Action
               Date: 2/26/07) (1/29/07 - Placed on Pending, No
               Date Certain)
               Attachment (40K)

39)  07-11     Annexation 06020 - Amending the Lincoln Corporate
               Limits Map by annexing approximately 303.66 acres of 
               property generally located northeast of the
               intersection of S. 84th Street and Pioneers Blvd.
               (Related Items: 07R-25, 07-11, 07-12, 07-13,
               07R-20) (1/22/07 - Placed on Pending to Introduce:
               2/5/07; P.H. 2/12/07;Action Date: 2/26/07) (1/22/07
               - Placed on Pending to Introduce: 2/5/07; P.H.
               2/12/07; Action Date: 2/26/07) (1/29/07 - Placed on
               Pending, No Date Certain)
               Fact Sheet (1007K)

40)  07-12     Change of Zone 06077 - Application of Firethorn 
               Investment for a change of zone from AGR
               Agricultural Residential District to R-1 Residential 
               District on property generally located northeast of 
               the intersection of S. 84th Street and Pioneers
               Blvd. (Related Items: 07R-25, 07-11, 07-12,
               07-13, 07R-20) (1/22/07 - Placed on Pending to
               Introduce: 2/5/07; P.H. 2/12/07; Action Date:
               2/26/07) (1/22/07 - Placed on Pending to Introduce:
               2/5/07; P.H. 2/12/07; Action Date: 2/26/07) (1/29/07
               - Placed on Pending, No Date Certain)
               Fact Sheet (652K)

41)  07R-20    Special Permit 872F - Application of Firethorn
               Investment to expand the boundaries of the
               Firethorn Community Unit Plan to add 95 single
               family lots and to allow up to 545 dwelling units
               on property generally located northeast of the
               intersection of S. 84th Street and Pioneers Blvd.
               (Related Items: 07R-25, 07-11, 07-12, 07-13,
               07R-20) (Action Date: 2/5/07) (1/22/07 - Placed on
               Pending to Introduce: 2/5/07; P.H. 2/12/07; Action
               Date: 2/26/07) (1/29/07 - Placed on Pending, No
               Date Certain)
               Fact Sheet (1235K)


WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WILL HAVE
     PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, MAY 14, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M.:                                                             
                                          (APPROVED, 7-0)

42)  07R-100   Accepting the report of new and pending claims
               against the City and approving disposition of
               claims set forth for the period of April 16 - 30,
               2007.
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (18K)

43)  07R-101   Approving Conservation Easements for the
               preservation and enhancement of green space and
               associated agreements over Outlot B, Apples Way
               Addition and Outlot A, Artisan Meadows Addition,
               generally located southwest of Highway 2 and
               Apples Way.
               Fact Sheet (58K)
               Attachment (1024K)


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