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         ACTION FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
                  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008 AT 1:30 P.M.

                     ALL MEMBERS PRESENT

MAYOR'S ANNUAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WAS PRESENTED TO HOUSTON
      DOAN & BRAD KASTL OF LINCOLN AREA AGENCY ON AGING - TEAM.
      HONORABLE MENTION WAS AWARDED TO CYNTHIA KOENIG-WARNKE OF
      THE LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT.


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

                           PUBLIC HEARING

                         - CONSENT AGENDA -


REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS

 1)            Clerk's Letter and Mayor's Approval of
               Resolutions and Ordinances passed by the City
               Council on March 10, 2008. (PLACED ON FILE)

 2)            Annual Report for the year 2007 prepared by the
               City Law Department dated March 4, 2008. (PLACED
               ON FILE)


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

 3)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, April 7,
               2008 at 1:30 p.m. for the application of Garage
               Sports Bar & Grill, Inc. dba Garage Sports 
               Bar & Grill for an addition to premise of their
               existing Class I liquor license adding a beer
               garden measuring approx. 14' x 64' to the
               southwest side of the building located at 5551
               S. 48th Street. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84788)

 4)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, April 7,
               2008 at 1:30 p.m. for the application of RFOX,
               Inc. dba F.O.X. Neighborhood Grill & Bar for a
               Class I liquor license located at 1245 Libra
               Drive, Suite 110.(ADOPTED,  7-0;A-84789)

 5)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, April 7,
               2008 at 1:30 p.m. for the application of Texas
               Roadhouse Holdings LLC dba Texas Roadhouse for a
               Class IK liquor license located at 6301 Apple's
               Way. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84790)

 6)            Informal Paving Petition for Alley Paving
               District for the alley, behind property at 2201
               S. 10th and 2150 S. 9th Streets, submitted by 
               Lynn Fisher, President of The Car Connection, Inc. 
               dba Great Place Properties.  (REFERRED TO PUBLIC
               WORKS DEPT. ON 3/13/08)


 7)  MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS

                        - END CONSENT AGENDA -


PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

 8)            Manager application of Matthew Prusa for
               Whitehead Oil Co. dba U Stop Convenience Shop at
               942 S. 27th Street.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84791)

 9)            Application of Kabredlo's, Inc. dba Kabredlos
               #104 for a Class D liquor license at 2500 N.W.
               12th Street.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84792)

10)            Manager application of Anthony Olderbak for
               Kabredlo's, Inc. dba Kabredlos #104 at 2500 N.W.
               12th Street.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0;A-84793)

11)            Application of Whitehead Oil Co. dba U Stop
               Convenience Shop for a Class D liquor license at
               110 West O Street.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84794)

12)            Manager application of Diana Nasseff for
               Whitehead Oil Co. dba U Stop Convenience Shop at
               110 West O Street.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84795)


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(ITEM 13 HAD 2ND READING) 

13)  08-23     Authorizing the City of Lincoln, Nebraska
               to enter into a lease-purchase transaction
               with Union Bank & Trust Company, Lincoln,
               Nebraska in an amount not to exceed
               $7,500,000 for the acquisition of street
               lighting equipment and the construction of
               park improvements in connection with the
               Antelope Valley Project.
               Attachment (1256K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

14)  08R-77    Approving a four-year contract for service, with
               option for renewal, between the City and the
               Capital Humane Society to provide animal shelter
               in conjunction with the Animal Control Division
               of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health
               Department.(ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84796)
               Fact Sheet (818K)
               Attachment (2137K)

                        - END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(ITEM 15 HAD 1ST READING)

15)  08-32     Declaring approximately 58,520 square feet
               of the Cornhusker Convention Center at 
               S. 13th Street and M Street as surplus
               property.
               Fact Sheet (216K)


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

16)  08-24     Amending Section 9.36.100 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code relating to Unlawful
               Possession of Firearms, to amend subsection
               (a) listing the offenses for which a
               conviction within the last ten years
               prohibits a person from possessing a
               firearm to include the offense of "criminal
               attempt" when the crime attempted is a
               felony or violation of any of the Nebraska
               State Statute misdemeanors listed in
               Section 9.36.100(a).(PASSED, 7-0; #19060)
               Fact Sheet (23K)

17)  08R-74    Approving the 14th and Alvo Road Conditional
               Annexation and Zoning Agreement between
               Lancaster County School District 001 and the
               City of Lincoln relating to the annexation of
               approximately 40 acres of property generally
               located southwest of N. 14th Street and Alvo
               Road. (Related Items: 08R-74, 08-27, 08-28)
               (Action Date: 3/24/08) (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84797)
               Attachment (125K)

18)  08-27     Annexation 07004 - Amending the Lincoln
               Corporate Limits Map by annexing
               approximately 40 acres of property
               generally located southwest of N. 14th
               Street and Alvo Road. (Related Items:
               08R-74, 08-27, 08-28) (Action Date:
               3/24/08) (PASSED, 7-0; #19061) 
               Fact Sheet (963K)
               Attachment (72K)

19)  08-28     Change of Zone 07062 - Application of
               Lincoln Public Schools for a change of zone
               from AG Agricultural District to R-3
               Residential District, on property generally
               located southwest of N. 14th Street and
               Alvo Road. (Related Items: 08R-74, 
               08-27, 08-28) (Action Date: 3/24/08)
               (PASSED, 7-0; #19062)
               Fact Sheet (994K)

20)  08-29     Change of Zone 08007 - Application of
               Murray and Laurie Dunn for a change of zone
               from AGR Agricultural Residential District
               to R-3 Residential District on property
               generally located at 6610 S. 84th Street.
               (PASSED, 7-0; #19063)
               Fact Sheet (201K)

21)  08-30     Change of Zone 08006 - Amending Section
               27.45.020 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to
               add churches as a permitted use in the H-4
               General Commercial District.(PASSED, 7-0; #19064)
               Fact Sheet (47K)


PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN

22)  08-17     Change of Zone 08003 - Application of
               Olderbak Enterprises North, LLC for a
               change of zone from O-2 Suburban Office
               District to B-3 Commercial District on
               property generally located northwest of the
               intersection of S. 48th and Meredeth
               Street. (Related Items: 08-17, 08R-65)
               (Action Date: 3/10/08) (3/3/08 - P.H.
               con't. 4 weeks to 3/31/08) (Action Date:
               4/7/08)
               Fact Sheet (847K)

23)  08R-65    Special Permit 08007 - Appeal of Keith
               Sackschewsky to the Planning Commission's
               conditional approval of the application of
               Olderbak Enterprises North LLC to expand a
               nonconforming use to increase the area where the
               sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off
               the premises is allowed, on property generally
               located northwest of the intersection of S. 48th
               Street and Meredeth Street. (Related Items:
               08-17, 08R-65) (Action Date: 3/10/08) (3/3/08 -
               P.H. con't. 4 weeks to 3/31/08) (Action Date:
               4/7/08)
               Fact Sheet (1054K)

24)  08-26     Change of Zone 3312 - Application of Ridge
               Development Company for a change of zone
               from R-3 Residential District to B-2
               Planned Neighborhood Business District on
               property generally located at N. 14th
               Street and Fletcher Ave. (Related Items
               08-26, 08R-71) (Action Date: 3/24/08)
               (3/17/08 - P.H. & Action con't. to
               4/7/08)
               Fact Sheet (563K)

25)  08R-71    Use Permit 135 - Application of Ridge
               Development to develop approximately 198,825 sq.
               ft. of retail floor area, with waivers to reduce
               the front yard setbacks and internal yard
               setbacks, on property generally located at 
               N. 14th Street and Fletcher Ave. (Related Items
               08-26, 08R-71) (Action Date: 3/24/08)(3/17/08 -
               P.H. & Action con't. to 4/7/08)
               Fact Sheet (799K)


PENDING LIST	(EXTENDED ONE WEEK)

26)  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)

27)  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 St. and Havelock
               Ave. (Related Items: 05R-301, 05R-302) 
               (12/19/05 - Placed on Pending Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (676K)

28)  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 St. and Havelock
               Ave. as commercial. (Related Items: 05R-301,
               05R-302) (12/19/05 - Placed on Pending
               Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (676K)
               Attachment (394K)

29)  05-188    Change of Zone 3413 - Application of Landon's
               Neighborhood Assoc. for a change of zone from 
               R-4 Residential to R-2 Residential on property
               generally located at N. 24th and Superior
               Streets. (12/19/05 -Placed on Pending
               Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (1465K)

30)  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. (5/7/07 - Placed on
               Pending, No Date Certain)
               Fact Sheet (13K)

31)  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) (Request to Delay 
               Action w/con't. P.H. to 7/23/07) (5/14/07 - 
               Action Delayed w/con't. P.H. to 7/23/07) 
               (Request to Place on Pending - No Date 
               Certain) (7/23/07 - Placed on Pending - 
               No Date Certain)
               Fact Sheet (1439K)

32)  08-5      Comp. Plan Conformity 07025 - Declaring
               approximately 43,200 square feet generally
               located at N.W. 52nd Street and West
               Huntington Ave. as surplus property and
               authorizing the sale thereof. (1/28/08 -
               Action Delayed 2 wks to 2/11/08) (2/11/08 -
               Placed on Pending Indefinitely)
               Fact Sheet (1803K)


 WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WILL HAVE
      PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008, AT 5:30 P.M.
                                           (APPROVED, 7-0)

33)  08R-78    Accepting the report of new and pending claims
               against the City and approving disposition of
               claims set forth for the period of March 1-15,
               2008.
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (19K)

34)  08R-79    Approving the appointment of John Hendry as the
               City Attorney for a two-year term.

35)  08R-80    Approving a two-year advertising agreement
               between the City and Cornhusker Bank for
               advertising rights on the electronic message
               systems at Pershing Municipal Auditorium at
               15th and N Streets.
               Attachment (420K)

36)  08R-82    Special Permit 08015 - Application of Roger
               Schwisow for authority to allow
               mining/extraction of soil of agricultural zoned
               property located northwest of the intersection
               of N.W. 56th Street and West O Street.
               Fact Sheet (862K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)

37)  08R-83    Supporting passage of Constitutional Amendment
               No. 1 on the May 13, 2008 ballot related to a
               political subdivision's ability to invest public
               endowment funds.
               Fact Sheet (19K)


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Monday of each month.


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     THE CURRENT AGENDA, OR NOT SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON A FUTURE
     AGENDA, SHOULD NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK IN WRITING BY
     10:00 A.M. ON THE WEDNESDAY (3/26/08) PRIOR TO THE NEXT
     FORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAVING AN OPEN MICROPHONE 
     SESSION WHICH IS 3/31/08.


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 MARCH ARE THE 10TH AND THE 31ST.


ADJOURNMENT  2:31 P.M.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
     March  2008 City Council Meeting Dates and Times:
          March 3  -  1:30 p.m     March 10 - 5:30 p.m.
          March 17 - 1:30 p.m.     March 24 - 1:30 p.m.
                    March 31 - 5:30 p.m.


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