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            ACTION FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD
                   MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008 AT 1:30 P.M.

                           ALL MEMBERS PRESENT

        PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 1 & 6 YEAR STREET & HIGHWAY PROGRAM
         THE 2008/09 MAYOR'S RECOMMENDED ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
            CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FY 2008/09 - 2013/14
     WILL BEGIN AT 2:30 P.M. AFTER THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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-178   Reappointing Herb Friedman, Donna Behlen and
               Jonathan Rehm to the Cable Advisory Board for
               three-year terms expiring July 1, 2011. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84968)

 2)  08R-179   Reappointing Jonathan Cook to the Public
               Building Commission for a four-year term
               expiring August 1, 2012. (ADOPTED, 7-0; 
               A-84969)

 3)  08R-180    Reappointing Dan Marvin to the Utility Billing
               Check-Off Program for a one-year term expiring
               August 31, 2009. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84970)

 4)  08R-181   Reappointing Dan Marvin and Ken Svoboda to the
               Railroad Transportation Safety District for one-
               year terms expiring August 31, 2009. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84971)

 5)  08R-182   Appointing Doug Emery to the Railroad
               Transportation Safety District for a one-year
               term expiring August 31, 2009. 
               (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84972)

 6)  08R-183   Appointing Barbara Bartle to the Cable Advisory
               Board to fill an unexpired term expiring July 1,
               2009. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84973)

 7)            Resolution approving the distribution of funds
               representing interest earnings on short-term
               investments of Idle Funds during the month ended
               June 30, 2008. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84974)

 8)            Resolution approving the City of Lincoln's
               Investment Activity Report from the City
               Treasurer for the Second Quarter, Fiscal Year
               2007-08. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84975)

 9)            Lincoln Water & Wastewater System Recapitulation
               of Daily Cash Receipts for the month of July,
               2008. (PLACED ON FILE)


PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

10)            THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN REFERRED TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT:
               Change of Zone No. 08039 - Req. by the
               Director of Planning, amending Title 27 of the
               Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning by
               amending Section 27.41.030 to require lighting
               associated with the storage of vehicles for sale
               and resale in the front yard to comply with the
               Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting; amending
               Section 27.43.030 to require lighting in the
               front yard associated with automobile sales and
               repair, but not including vehicle body repair
               shops, to comply with the Design Standards for
               Outdoor Lighting; amending Section 27.63.130 to
               require outdoor lighting for recreational
               facilities to comply with the Design Standards
               for Outdoor Lighting; amending Section 27.63.170
               to delete a redundant provision requiring any
               lighting facility for parking lots permitted by
               special permit in the R-1 through R-8 Districts
               and in the O-2 District to comply with adopted
               design standards; amending Section 27.67.100 to
               require lighting for parking lots to comply with
               the Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting; and
               repealing Sections 27.41.030, 27.43.030,
               27.63.130, 27.63.170 and 27.67.100 of the
               Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.


11)  MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS - NONE


                      - END CONSENT AGENDA -


PUBLIC HEARING
LIQUOR RESOLUTIONS

     NONE


PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCES - 2ND READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required) (ITEMS 12 
THRU 14 HAD 2ND READING)

12)  08-103    Approving a lease agreement between the City and
               St. James United Methodist Church, for the lease
               of space by the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging for
               its ActivAge Center Program at 2400 S. 11th
               Street, Lincoln, Nebraska for a one-year term
               from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.
               Fact Sheet (74K)
               Attachment (90K)

13)  08-104    Approving a lease agreement between the City and
               The Panama Caf‚, for the lease of space by the
               Lincoln Area Agency on Aging for its ActivAge
               Center Program at 310 Locust Street, Panama,
               Nebraska for a one-year term from September 1,
               2008 through August 31, 2009.
               Fact Sheet (72K)
               Attachment (84K)

14)  08-105    Approving a lease agreement between the City and
               Bennet American Legion Post #280, for the lease
               of space by the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging for
               its ActivAge Center Program at 970 Monroe,
               Bennet, Nebraska for a one-year term from
               September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.
               Fact Sheet (63K)
               Attachment (84K)


PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTIONS

15)  08R-176   Accepting the report of new and pending claims
               against the City and approving disposition of
               claims set forth for the period of July 16 - 31,
               2008. (ADOPTED, 7-0; A-84976)
               Fact Sheet (14K)
               Attachment (21K)

                       - END PUBLIC HEARING -


ORDINANCES - 1ST READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required) (ITEMS 16 
THRU 20 HAD 1ST READING)

16)  08-106    Vacation 07010 - Application of WRK, LLC, to
               vacate N. 11th Street south of the south right-
               of-way of Y Street adjacent to Block 1, North
               Lincoln Addition, and the north-south alley
               abutting Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 1,
               Davenport's Subdivision, generally located at N.
               11th and Y Streets.
               Fact Sheet (441K)

17)  08-107    Change of Zone 08027 - Amending Title 27 of the
               Lincoln Municipal Code, the Zoning Code, by
               adding a new Section 27.25.080 to provide that
               each application for a building permit in the 
               O-1 Office District shall be reviewed for
               compliance with the Lincoln Downtown Design
               Standards; by amending Section 27.35.020 to add
               prohibited uses in the area of the B-4 Lincoln
               Center Business District from 150 feet east of
               17th Street to the eastern edge of said
               district; amending Section 27.35.025 to delete
               recycling centers as a permitted conditional use
               in the B-4 district and to add vehicle body
               repair shops as a permitted conditional use in
               the area 150 feet east of 17th Street to the
               western edge of said district; amending Section
               27.35.030 to modify existing provisions
               regarding permitted special uses in the B-4
               district and to add service stations as a
               permitted special use in the area of the B-4
               district from 150 feet east of 17th Street to
               the eastern edge of said district; amending
               Section 27.35.070 to modify the height and area
               regulations in the B-4 district; adding a new
               Section 27.35.080 to provide that each
               application for a building permit in the B-4
               Lincoln Center Business District shall be
               reviewed for compliance with the Lincoln
               Downtown Design Standards; amending Section
               27.63.180 to modify existing provisions
               regarding permitted special uses in the B-4
               district and to add service stations as a 
               permitted special use in the area from 150 feet
               east of 17th Street to the eastern edge of said
               district; amending Section 27.67.050 to modify
               special parking conditions in the B-4 district;
               amending Section 27.69.070 to allow certain
               permitted signs in the B-4 district beginning
               150 feet east of 17th Street and continuing to
               the western boundary of said district and to
               allow certain permitted signs in the B-4
               district beginning 150 feet east of 17th Street
               and continuing to the eastern boundary of said
               district; and repealing Sections 27.35.020,
               27.35.025, 27.35.030, 27.35.070, 27.63.180,
               27.67.050, and 27.69.070 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code as hitherto existing. (Related
               Items: 08-107, 08R-187, 08-108)
               Fact Sheet (67K)

18)  08R-187   Misc. 08007 - Amending the City of Lincoln
               Design Standards by amending Chapter 1.00
               Request for Waiver Procedure, to add a new
               Section 2.5 to provide a separate process for
               waivers from the Lincoln Downtown Design
               Standards, and to add a new Chapter 3.76 to
               adopt Lincoln Downtown Design Standards for
               exterior features of projects requiring building
               permits in the B-4 Lincoln Center Business
               District and the O-1 Office District.
               (Related Items: 08-107, 08R-187, 08-108)
               (Action Date: 8/25/08)
               Fact Sheet (125K)
               Attachment (28K)

19)  08-108    Change of Zone 08026 - Application of the
               Planning Director for a change of zone from R-6,
               R-7, and R-8 Residential Districts to B-4
               Lincoln Center Business District; from I-1
               Industrial Park District, P Public Use District
               and B-3 Commercial District to B-4 Lincoln
               Center Business District; and from R-6
               Residential District and I-1 Industrial District
               to P Public Use District, on property in the
               Antelope Valley area generally located from K
               Street to Vine Street, from 17th Street to 23rd
               Street. (Related Items: 08-107, 08R-187, 08-
               108)
               Fact Sheet (304K)

20)  08-109    Change of Zone 08037 - Application of Joy A.
               Shiffermiller for a change of zone from R-7
               Residential District to O-1 Office District on
               property generally located at the northeast
               corner of S. 10th Street and G Street.
               Fact Sheet (247K)


ORDINANCES - 3RD READING & RELATED RESOLUTIONS (as required)
(SEE ITEM #23)

21)  08-98     Amending Section 12.08.270 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code relating to alcoholic liquor
               in parks to conditionally allow alcohol on
               the premises of Hazel Abel Park, Stransky
               Park, Sunken Gardens, Antelope Park Rose
               Garden, Pioneers Park Nature Center; and
               repealing Section 12.08.270 of the Lincoln
               Municipal Code as hitherto existing. 
               (MTA #1 ADOPTED, 7-0; PASSED AS AMENDED, 
               7-0; #19120)
               Fact Sheet (16K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (7K)

22)  08-99     Approving a lease agreement between the
               City and the Hickman Presbyterian Church
               for the lease of space by the Lincoln Area
               Agency on Aging for its ActivAge Center
               Program at 300 E. Third Street, Hickman,
               Nebraska from September 1, 2008 to August
               31, 2009. (PASSED, 7-0; #19121)
               Fact Sheet (70K)
               Attachment (137K)

23)  08-100    Approving a transfer of appropriations and cash
               (where appropriate) between certain capital
               improvement projects within the street
               construction/vehicle tax fund, water
               construction fund, and sanitary sewer
               construction fund within the Public Works &
               Utilities Department. (ACTION DELAYED 
               ONE WEEK TO 8/18/08, 7-0)
               Fact Sheet (12K)

24)  08-101    Amending Sections 2.76.153 Compensation
               Plan; Merit Pay Plan; Shift Differential;
               2.76.370 Authorized Holidays; 2.76.380 Sick
               Leave with Pay; and 2.76.395 Vacation Leave
               with Pay of the Lincoln Municipal Code to
               reflect negotiated changes and changes
               applicable to employees not represented by
               a bargaining unit. (PASSED, 7-0; #19122)
               Fact Sheet (59K)

25)  08-102    Adopting Chapter 14.58 of the Lincoln Municipal
               Code regarding street pole banners over public
               ways. (MTA #1 ADOPTED, 7-0; PASSED AS 
               AMENDED, 7-0; #19123)
               Fact Sheet (128K)
               Motion To Amend 1 (6K)


PENDING LIST - DATE CERTAIN

26)  08R-160   Approving a Memorandum of Understanding between
               the City and the Lancaster County Agricultural
               Society relating to the annexation of
               approximately 160 acres of property generally
               located at North 84th Street and Havelock Ave.
               (Related Items: 08R-160, 08R-161, 08-89, 
               08-90) (Action Date: 7/28/08) (7/21/08 - P.H.
               con't. to 8/18/08 w/Action on 8/25/08)
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (21K)

27)  08R-161   Comp. Plan Amendment 08014 - Amending the 2030
               Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to
               designate land located at the southeast corner
               of North 84th Street and Havelock Ave. as
               Commercial in the Land Use Plan.  (Related
               Items: 08R-160, 08R-161, 08-89, 08-90) (Action
               Date: 7/28/08) (7/21/08 - P.H. con't. to 8/18/08
               w/Action on 8/25/08)
               Fact Sheet (172K)

28)  08-89     Annexation 08004 - Application of Lancaster
               County Agricultural Society, Inc. to amend
               the Lincoln Corporate Limits Map by
               annexing approximately 29.07 acres of
               property generally located at North 84th
               Street and Havelock Ave. (Related
               Items: 08R-160, 08R-161, 08-89, 08-90)
               (7/21/08 - P.H. con't. to 8/18/08 w/Action
               on 8/25/08)
               Fact Sheet (376K)
               Attachment (63K)

29)  08-90     Change of Zone 08025 - Application of
               Lancaster County Agricultural Society, Inc.
               for a change of zone from AG Agricultural
               District to H-4 General Commercial District
               on property generally located at the
               southeast corner of North 84th Street and
               Havelock Ave. (Related Items: 08R-160,
               08R-161, 08-89, 08-90) (7/21/08 - P.H.
               con't. to 8/18/08 w/Action on 8/25/08)
               Fact Sheet (365K)


PENDING LIST    (EXTENDED ONE WEEK)

30)  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)

31)  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)

32)  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)

33)  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)

34)  08-63     Annexation No. 08003 - Amending the Lincoln
               Corporate Limits Map by annexing
               approximately 63.13 acres of property
               generally located at N. 35th Street and
               Superior Street. (Related Items: 08-63,
               08-64) (6/9/08 - Placed on Pending, No Date
               Certain)
               Fact Sheet (232K)

35)  08-64     Change of Zone 08019 - Application of
               Robert and Victoria Rokeby for a change of
               zone from R-3 Residential District to H-3
               Highway Commercial District on property
               generally located at N. 35th Street and
               Superior Street. (Related Items: 08-63,
               08-64) (6/9/08 - Placed on Pending, No Date
               Certain)
               Fact Sheet (291K)

36)  08-73     Change of Zone No. 08022HP - Application of
               Danja Pegram Siders, on behalf of Aginvest
               LLC, to designate the Dr. Slattery House at
               5230 North 14th Street as a historic
               landmark. (6/23/08 - Placed on Pending
               Indefinitely, w/con't P.H.)
               Fact Sheet (1287K)


WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WILL HAVE
     PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008, AT 1:30 P.M.:
                                                (APPROVED, 7-0)

37)  08R-184   Amending certain portions of the
               Lincoln-Lancaster County Air Pollution Control
               Program Regulations and Standards to incorporate
               changes to the air quality requirements of the
               State of Nebraska Environmental Protection Act
               and the Federal Clean Air Act.
               Fact Sheet (218K)
               Attachment (194K)

38)  08R-185   Approving and adopting proposed amendments to
               the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan for the
               Block 85 Redevelopment Project on property
               generally bounded by Rosa Parks Way, M Street,
               South 8th Street, and South 9th Street.
               Fact Sheet (400K)              
	       Attachment (1799K)
               Letter (606K)

39)  08R-186   Approving and adopting a proposed amendment to
               the Antelope Valley  Redevelopment Plan to add
               the "AV Parkway Plaza Triangle Redevelopment
               Project" generally located at N. 19th and Q
               Streets.
               Fact Sheet (864K)
               Attachment (2658K)
               Letter (995K)

40)  08R-188   Accepting and approving a permanent preservation
               easement to conserve and protect the landmark
               designation of the Lewis-Syford House generally
               located at 700 N. 16th Street.
               Fact Sheet (9K)
	       Attachment (397K)

41)  08R-189   Approving an Agreement between the United States
               Geological Survey and the City to conduct
               stormwater quality monitoring services under the
               City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
               System (NPDES) stormwater permit.
               Fact Sheet (13K)
               Attachment (659K)

42)  08R-190   Adopting the LES 2008 Rate Schedules, Service
               Regulations, and Cost Analysis Summary providing
               for a system average increase of 10.1 percent,
               to be effective September 1, 2008.
               Fact Sheet (91K)
               Attachment (10274K)


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     CURRENT AGENDA, OR NOT SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON A FUTURE
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     10:00 A.M. ON THE WEDNESDAY (8/20/08) PRIOR TO THE NEXT 
     FORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAVING AN OPEN MICROPHONE 
     SESSION WHICH IS 8/25/08.

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     THIS AGENDA, AND NOT PLANNED TO APPEAR ON A FUTURE AGENDA, 
     MAY DO SO AT THE OPEN MICROPHONE SESSION. THERE WILL BE
     ONE OPEN MICROPHONE  SESSION DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST
     ON AUGUST 25TH WHICH IS A 5:30 P.M. MEETING.


ADJOURNMENT    1:54 P.M.


RECONVENE      2:30 P.M.


                          PUBLIC HEARING

ONE & SIX YEAR STREET AND HIGHWAY PROGRAM 2008/09, MAYOR' S 
RECOMMENDED ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET & CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 
FY 2008/09 - 2013/14.


ADJOURNMENT    8:35 P.M.



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