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           ACTION FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
                     MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008 AT 1:30 P.M.

                         ALL MEMBERS PRESENT


	MAYOR'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS A TEAM FROM
PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES/WASTEWATER DIVISION: STEVE GROESSER, JIM STOLLEY
AND TIM WATTS FOR THE CATEGORIES OF PRODUCTIVITY AND SAFETY.

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-90    Reappointing Larry M. Brown and Keith E.
               Fickenscher to the Veterans Memorial Garden
               Advisory Council for three-year terms expiring
               November 1, 2010. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84822)

 2)  08R-91    Appointing Emily Casper to the Community
               Forestry Advisory Board to fill an unexpired
               term expiring August 17, 2008.(ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84823)

 3)            Report from City Treasurer of City Cash on hand
               at the close of business March 31, 2008. 
               (PLACED ON FILE)


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

 4)            Setting the Hearing date of Monday, May 5, 2008
               at 1:30 p.m. for the Application of Box Awesome
               LLC dba Box Awesome for an addition to premise a
               basement area approximately 130 ft. x 25 ft.
               located at 815 O Street. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84824)

 5)            Setting the Hearing date of Monday, May 5, 2008
               at 1:30 p.m. for the Application of Alley, Inc.
               dba The Alley for an addition of an L-shaped
               beer garden 23 ft. x 14 ft. to the northeast
               side of their currently licensed premises
               located at 1029 - 1031 M Street.(ADOPTED,
               7-0; A-84825)


 6)  MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS


                         - END CONSENT AGENDA -


PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

 7)            Manager application of Monte Froehlich for Old
               Federal Place Limited Liability Company dba The
               Grand Manse at 129 North 10th Street.(DELAYED
               ONE WEEK W/CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING ON 4/28/08, 7-0)

 8)            Application of Luedtke-Thorson Investments Inc.
               dba Suite 1 Pub & Pizza for a Class C liquor
               license at 311 N. 8th Street.(ADOPTED FOR
               APPROVAL, 7-0; A-84826)

 9)            Manager application of Scott L. Thorson for
               Luedtke-Thorson Investments Inc. dba Suite 1 Pub
               & Pizza at 311 N. 8th Street. (ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL,
               7-0; A-84827)

10)            Application of U.R. Rockin, Inc. dba The Rock of
               Lincoln for a Class C liquor license at 2137
               Cornhusker Highway.(ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0;
               A-84828)

11)            Manager application of Ronald Tegtmeier for U.R.
               Rockin, Inc. dba The Rock of Lincoln at 2137
               Cornhusker Highway. (ADOPTED FOR APPROVAL, 7-0;
               A-84829)


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(ITEM 12 HAD 2ND READING)

12)  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. (3/31/08 - Con't on 1st
               Reading; to have P.H. 4/14/08) (4/7/08 -
               Con't. 1st Reading to 4/14/08)
               Motion To Amend 1 (7K)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

13)  08R-92    Approving an Agreement between the City, County
               and Bryan LGH Medical Center to obtain
               discounted fees and extended terms for Blood
               borne Pathogens testing and discounted fees and
               extended terms for the treatment of Workers
               Compensation injuries and illnesses for a four
               year term from January 1, 2008 through
               December 31, 2011. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84830)
               Fact Sheet (86K)
               Attachment (295K)

                        - END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(ITEMS 14 THRU 21 HAD 1ST READING)

14)  08-42     Creating and ordering constructed Sewer
               District No. 1183 for an 8-inch diameter
               sanitary sewer along the south side of L
               Street from Christensen Court to the east
               approximately 170 feet and assessing the
               cost thereof against the benefitted
               properties.
               Fact Sheet (60K)
               Attachment (881K)

15)  08-44     Repealing Ordinance No. 18907 creating
               Alley Re-paving District No. 48, in the
               east/west alley, between 17th to 18th
               Streets, O to P Streets due to the lack of
               majority petition.
               Fact Sheet (60K)

16)  08-45     Miscellaneous 05004 - Application of Christ
               Lutheran Church to vacate portions of Woods
               Brothers Bryan Sumner Acres and adjacent
               public right-of-way, generally located at
               43rd and Sumner Streets.
               Fact Sheet (182K)

17)  08-46     Change of Zone 08012HP - Application of 
               Nebraska State Historical Society
               Foundation to designate the Lewis-Syford
               House at 700 North 16th Street as a
               historic landmark.
               Fact Sheet (1211K)
               Attachment (412K)

18)  08-47     Change of Zone 08013HP - Application of
               Sigma Chi Building Association to designate
               the Sigma Chi Fraternity House at 1510 Vine
               Street as a historic landmark.
               Fact Sheet (722K)
               Attachment (417K)

19)  08-48     Change of Zone 08014HP - Application of
               Nebraska Alpha Alumni Association to
               designate the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
               House at 1548 S Street as a historic
               landmark.
               Fact Sheet (811K)
               Attachment (560K)

20)  08-49     Change of Zone 2751B - Application of SFI
               Partnership to amend the sign regulations
               for the commercial portion of Van Dorn
               Acres Planned Unit Development to allow an
               additional ground sign and a free-standing
               menu board on property generally located at
               S. 84th Street and Van Dorn Street.
               Fact Sheet (339K)

21)  08-50     Change of Zone 08010 - Application of Hub
               Hall Real Estate for a change of zone from
               R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned
               Neighborhood Business District PUD to
               develop up to 70,000 square feet of
               commercial floor area on property generally
               located at N.W. 48th Street and W. Holdrege
               Street.
               Fact Sheet (980K)


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

22)  08-38     Annexation No. 08002 - Amending the Lincoln
               Corporate Limits Map by annexing approximately 64
	       acres of property generally located at Cornhusker
               Highway and Fletcher Avenue. (PASSED, 7-0; #19071)
               Fact Sheet (406K)
               Attachment (59K)

23)  08-39     Miscellaneous No. 08004 - Amending Title 26
               of the Lincoln Municipal Code  relating to
               subdivisions by amending Section 26.11.060
               to modify when an application for a final
               plat shall automatically expire and become
               null and void; amending Section 26.15.020
               to delete the requirement that an aerial
               photograph from the Lancaster County soil
               survey maps designating soil types and an
               explanation on how (1) the engineering
               properties,  and (2) the physical chemical
               and water properties of the soil will
               affect the proposed development to be
               included with the preliminary plat and
               further deleting the requirement for a
               certification from a geotechnical engineer
               that the soil data supplied is still
               appropriate if the grading plan shows more
               than a five-foot cut on a significant part
               of the area or a large number of basements
               are anticipated.(PASSED, 7-0; #19072)
               Fact Sheet (52K)

24)  08-40     Approving the sale of City owned properties
               located at 1747, 1801, 1803, and 1807 North
               24th Street and 429 B Street to NeighborWorks-
               Lincoln and Affordable Housing Initiative.
               (PASSED, 7-0; #19073)
               Fact Sheet (82K)

25)  08-41     Approving a lease agreement between the
               City and Slick Graphix for the lease of
               space by the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging
               for its Lincoln Information for the Elderly
               (LIFE) Program at 370 Fifth Street, David
               City, Nebraska.(PASSED, 7-0; #19074)
               Fact Sheet (72K)
               Attachment (98K)


RECONSIDERED

26)	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. (RECONSIDERATION LOST, 3-4;
               CAMP, SPATZ, SVOBODA ASSENTING) 

27)	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.
               (RECONSIDERATION LOST, 3-4; CAMP, SPATZ, SVOBODA ASSENTING) 


PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN

28)  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. (3/31/08
               - Con't P.H. w/Action on 4/14/08) (4/14/08 -
               Con't P.H. w/Action to 4/28/08)
               Fact Sheet (862K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)

29)  08-43     Amending Chapter 8.46 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code relating to Weed Abatement
               by amending Sections 8.46.010 and 8.46.020
               to raise the height of weeds or worthless
               vegetation that must be cut from six inches
               to twelve inches above the ground; and
               repealing Sections 8.46.010 and 8.46.202 as
               hitherto existing. (4/14/08 - P.H./2nd
               Reading delayed 4 wks. to 5/12/08)
               Fact Sheet (21K)


PENDING LIST (EXTENDED ONE WEEK)

30)  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)

31)  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)

32)  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)

33)  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)

34)  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)

35)  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)

36)  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 28, 2008, AT 5:30 P.M.
                                           (APPROVED, 7-0)
37)  08R-93    Accepting the report of new and pending claims
               against the City and approving disposition of
               claims set forth for the period of April 1 - 15,
               2008.
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (18K)

38)  08R-94    Approving a Conservation Easement Agreement
               between the City, the Lower Platte South Natural
               Resources District and John J. Hollingsworth,
               Trustee, for the acquisition of approximately
               seven acres in the Beal Slough floodplain south
               of London Road and east of 56th Street, to
               preserve flood storage capacity of the easement
               area.
               Fact Sheet (60K)
               Attachment (697K)

39)  08R-96    Approving and ratifying the sub-grant award agreement 
               between the State of Nebraska Emergency Management 
               Agency and the City of Lincoln for the Fiscal Year 
               2005 Homeland Security Grant Program for the period 
               of 10/1/04 to 3/31/07; approving an extension of the 
               sub-grant award agreement to 3/31/08; and approving 
               a second extension of the sub-grant award agreement 
               to 1/31/09.
               Fact Sheet (78K)
               Attachment (557K)


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 IN WRITING BY 10:00 A.M. ON THE WEDNESDAY 
(4/23/08) PRIOR TO THE NEXT FORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAVING 
AN OPEN MICROPHONE SESSION WHICH IS 4/28/08.


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 APRIL ARE THE 14TH AND THE 28TH.


ADJOURNMENT 2:25 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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