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           ACTION FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
                  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008 AT 5:30 P.M.

                         ALL MEMBERS PRESENT


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)  08R-79    Approving the appointment of John Hendry as the
               City Attorney for a two-year term. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84798)

 2)            Setting the Board of Equalization hearing date of
               Monday, April 28, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. on the North
               27th Street Maintenance Improvement District and 
               University Place Maintenance Business Improvement 
               District. (APPROVED, 7-0)

 3)            Clerk's Letter and Mayor's Approval of Resolutions
               and Ordinances passed by the City Council on March
               17, 2008. (PLACED ON FILE)


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

 4)            Setting the hearing date of Monday, April 14, 2008
               at 1:30 p.m. for the application of Old Federal
               Place, LLC dba The Grand Manse for a Class I
               liquor license located at 129 North 10th Street.
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84799)

 5)            THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE PLANNING 
               DEPARTMENT:
               Change of Zone No. 2751B - App. of D. David
               Slosburg, Van Dorn Acres Planned Unit Development,
               to amend the sign regulations for the commercial
               portion of the PUD to allow an additional ground
               sign and a free-standing menu board, on property
               generally located at S. 84th Street and Van Dorn
               Street.
               Change of Zone No. 08011 - App. of James R.
               Blue, Cedars Home For Children Planned Unit
               Development, from R-1 Residential District to R-1
               PUD Residential District PUD with a development
               plan which proposes to modify the standards of the
               underlying zoning district, on property generally
               located at S. 66th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
               Change of Zone No. 08012 - App. of Nebraska
               State Historical Society Foundation, to designate
               a historic landmark, known as the Lewis Syford
               House, on property located at 700 N.16th Street.
               Change of Zone No. 08013 - App. of Sigma Chi
               Building Association, to designate a histo ric
               landmark, known as Sigma Chi Fraternity House, on
               property located at 1510 Vine Street.
               Change of Zone No. 08014 - App. of Nebraska
               Alpha Alumni Association, to designate a historic
               landmark, known as Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House,
               on property located at 1548 S Street.


 6)  MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS - NONE


                        - END CONSENT AGENDA -


PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

     NONE


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required) (ITEMS 7 
THRU 9 HAD 2ND READING)

 7)  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)

 8)  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)

 9)  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)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

10)  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. (AMENDED, 7-0; ADOPTED AS AMENDED, 7-0; 
               A-84800)
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (19K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (3K)

11)  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. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84801)
               Attachment (420K)

12)  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. (P.H. CON'T W/ACTION ON 
               4/14/08, 7-0)
               Fact Sheet (862K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)

13)  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. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84802)
               Fact Sheet (19K)


                        - END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required) (ITEMS 14 
THRU 17 HAD 1ST READING, SEE ITEM #17)

14)  08-34     Approving a contract between the City and
               Lincoln Haymarket Development Corp. to
               operate and regulate a Saturday public market
               in the Haymarket area, 7th Street from P to Q
               Streets and P Street from 7th to 8th Streets
               from May 3, 2008 through October 11, 2008 and
               on 8th Street from P to Q Street from June
               14, 2008 through August 9, 2008.
               Fact Sheet (81K)
               Attachment (608K)

15)  08-35     Approving a contract between the City and
               Downtown Lincoln Association to operate and
               regulate a mid-week Jazz in June public
               market in the area located at 12th Street
               from Q to R Street and R Street from 12th to
               13th Streets from June 3, 2008 through June
               24, 2008.
               Fact Sheet (80K)
               Attachment (260K)

16)  08-36     Amending Title 28 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code relating to Stormwater Quality and
               Erosion and Sediment Control by creating a
               new Chapter 28.02, Regulations for Illicit
               Discharges.
               Fact Sheet (117K)
               Attachment (55K)

17)  08-37     Amending Chapter 2.54 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code relating to conflicts of
               interest of officers and employees to declare
               the policy of the Chapter; to revise the
               definition of immediate family; to adopt
               standards for ethical conduct of officers and
               employees, including general principals
               relating to financial interests, use of
               information, status, or property for private
               gain, and contracting with the City; to
               require candidates for office to disclose
               existing or pending contractual relationships
               with the City; to declare interests in
               contracts by revising language, posting of
               information on websites, to require
               additional information on disclosures, to
               extend bid deadlines, and to require Council
               approval of such contracts. (CON'T 1ST READING 
               ON 4/7/08 WITH P.H. ON 4/14/08, 7-0)


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

18)  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.
               (MTA #1 ADOPTED, 7-0; PASSED AS AMENDED, 7-0; 
               #19065)
               Attachment (1256K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)


PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN

19)  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)

20)  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)

21)  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)

22)  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)

23)  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)

24)  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)

25)  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)

26)  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)

27)  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, APRIL 7, 2008, AT 1:30 P.M.
                                                  (APPROVED, 7-0)

28)  08R-84    Adopting fees to cover the expenses of conducting
               National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
               (NPDES) stormwater permit compliance inspections
               at regulated industrial facilities by Health
               Department staff.
               Fact Sheet (111K)

29)  08R-85    Appointing Francis Moul to the Community Forestry
               Advisory Board for a three-year term expiring
               August 17, 2010.    
               Attachment (70K)

                                       
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     SESSION WHICH IS 3/31/08.


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     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    8:28 P.M.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
          April  2008 City Council Meeting Dates and Times:
          April 7  -  1:30 p.m     April 14 - 1:30 p.m. (open microphone)
          April 21 - 1:30 p.m.     April 28 - 5:30 p.m. (open microphone)


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