Mayor to Present April Award of Excellence Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for April to a team of Investigators from the gang unit of the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) — Steven Berry, Max Hubka, Cole Jennings and Dustin Lind. The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City. The Officers were nominated in the category of productivity by Sgt. Jeff Sorensen for their work on three cases involving gang activity. Sgt. Sorensen said these cases illustrate the dedication these Officers have to creating a safer community. Between February and March, the team coordinated a follow up investigation into a series of shootings and assaults occurring between two rival gangs. During the course of the investigation, the unit was instrumental in seizing two firearms, marijuana, a scale and packaging material. Team members also served two residential and four vehicle search warrants. They arrested four individuals for a variety of felony charges related to shooting into an occupied vehicle, use of a weapon to commit a felony, terroristic threats, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and a concealed weapon. During an unrelated investigation in March, Lind, Hubka and Berry assisted uniformed officers with an incident in which several known gang members chased a victim in a vehicle and purposefully rammed the vehicle they were driving into the victim's vehicle. Because of their assistance with this investigation, two more gang members were arrested for several felonies. During a third investigation in March, the team began surveillance on another known gang member with a violent past. While serving a search warrant at his residence, they located about two pounds of marijuana, a scale and packaging material. The gang member and one of his associates were later arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Sorensen says the unit is also responsible for investigating gang related incidents on a daily basis, gathering intelligence, conducting presentations and meeting with the community to build on the positive relationship the LPD has with the Lincoln residents. An example of the Officers' community outreach is a late March meeting with Lefler Middle School students in the Community Learning Center program. During this time they played a 3 on 3 basketball tournament with the students, shared pizza and answered student questions about law enforcement. The other categories in which employees can be nominated are customer relations, valor, safety and loss prevention. Consideration also may be given to nominations that demonstrate self-initiated accomplishments or those completed outside of the nominee's job description. All City employees are eligible for the award except for elected and appointed officials. Individuals or teams can be nominated by supervisors, peers, subordinates and the general public. Nomination forms are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: hr) or from department heads, employee bulletin boards or the Human Resources Department, which oversees the awards program. All nominations are considered by the Mayor's Award of Excellence Committee, which includes a representative with each union and a non-union representative appointed by the Mayor. Award winners receive a $50 gift certificate, a day off with pay and a plaque. All monthly winners and nominees are eligible to receive the annual award, which comes with a $250 gift certificate, two days off with pay and a plaque.
PUBLIC HEARING - CONSENT AGENDA Anyone wishing to address an item on the Consent Agenda may do so at this time REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS 1) 17R-132 Appointing Lisa R. Hale to the Lincoln City Library Board for a term expiring August 31, 2021. Attachment (902K) 2) 17R-133 Reappointing Vance Behrens and James Lange to the Building Code Board of Appeals for terms expiring April 1, 2020. 3) 17R-134 Reappointing Jacquelyn Miller to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health for a term expiring April 15, 2020. 4) 17R-135 Reappointing Bill Avery to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health for a term expiring January 1, 2020. 5) 17R-140 Appointing Bennie Shobe to the Multicultural Advisory Committee for a term expiring May 31, 2020. 6) 17R-141 Reappointing Cyndi Lamm and Jane Raybould to the City Performance Audit Committee for terms expiring May 31, 2019. 7) 17R-142 Appointing Bennie Shobe to the City Performance Audit Committee for a term expiring May 31, 2019. 8) 17R-143 Reappointing Cyndi Lamm, Roy Christensen, and Jane Raybould to the Railroad Transportation Safety District for terms expiring May 31, 2018. 9) 17R-144 Appointing Bennie Shobe to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health for a term expiring May 31, 2020. 10) 17R-145 Reappointing Leirion Gaylor Baird to the Joint Budget Committee for a term expiring May 31, 2019. 11) 17R-146 Appointing Leirion Gaylor Baird to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a term expiring May 31, 2018. 12) 17R-147 Appointing Cyndi Lamm to the Telecommunication/Cable Television Advisory Board for a term expiring July 1, 2018. 13) 17R-136 Approving an Interlocal Agreement between Lincoln Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol to continue NSP's participation in the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force. Fact Sheet (301K) Attachment (2105K) 14) 17R-137 Approving a Program Services Agreement between the City of Lincoln on behalf of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the Every Women Matters Program for a term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. Fact Sheet (263K) Attachment (1951K) 15) Affidavit of Mailing for Board of Equalization Special Assessment Group II - Water District 1208 & Water District 1209 to be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. (Placed on File) 16) Approving the Distribution of Funds Representing Interest Earnings on Short-term Investments of Idle Funds During the Month Ended April 30, 2017. 17) Report from the City Treasurer of City Cash on Hand at the Close of Business April 30, 2017. (Placed on File) PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS 18) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Michael L. Starkey for Whitehead Oil dba U-Stop 27 at 1301 South Street. 19) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Karen Bruyette for Whitehead Oil dba U-Stop 15 at 7100 Pioneers Blvd. 20) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of June A. Weedman for Whitehead Oil dba U-Stop 5 at 8231 E "O" Street. 21) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Heath Wolter for Whitehead Oil dba U-Stop 6 at 942 S. 27th Street. 22) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Laurie A. Madsen for Whitehead Oil dba U-Stop 18 at 110 W. "O" Street. 23) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Heather L. Casebolt for LOF LINCOLN TRS LLC dba Country Inn and Suites by Carlson at 5353 N. 27th Street. 24) Setting the hearing date of Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on the Manager Application of Lisa M. Knoell for BPC Nebraska Inc. dba Boss' Pizza & Chicken at 1000 Saunders Avenue. 25) PLACED ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK: Administrative Amendment No. 17016, to Final Plat No. 99039, Black Forest Estates Addition, approved by the Planning Director on May 23, 2017, to extend the time for two years to install required paving, generally located at S. 62nd Street and Old Cheney Road. Administrative Amendment No. 17024, to Use Permit No. 123E, Landmark Corporate Centre, approved by the Planning Director on June 1, 2017, to adjust lot boundary internal setbacks for within the former Lot 16, generally located at N. 33rd Street and Oxbow Circle 26) MISCELLANEOUS REFERRALS
7) Application of Fareway Stores, Inc. dba Fareway Meat Market #175 for a Class C liquor license at 3033 South 84th Street. 28) Manager Application of Joel E. Wymore for Fareway Stores, Inc. dba Fareway Meat Market #175 at 3033 South 84th Street.
29) Application of HQR LLC dba Piezano's for a Class I liquor license at 2740 South Street. 30) Manager Application of Matthew M. Quintero for HQR LLC dba Piezano's at 2740 South Street.
31) Application of Zoo Bar for a special designated license to cover an outdoor area measuring approximately 438 feet by 267 feet at 14th Street between O and P Streets on July 7, 2017 between 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. and July 8, 2017 between noon and 1:00 a.m.
32) 17R-149 Accepting the report of new and pending claims against the City and approving disposition of claims set forth for the period of May 16-31, 2017.
17R-138 Approving an Interlocal Agreement between the City, Lancaster County, and Saunders County for the development of a Local Workforce Investment System.
17R-139 Authorizing a transfer of appropriations in the amount of $25,000 from Miscellaneous Budget/Contingency to General Expense to sponsor the Nebraska 150th Celebration.
17R-148 Text Amendment 17006 Amending Title 3 Design Standards for Zoning Regulations by repealing Chapter 3.05 General Requirements for Submission of an Environmental Impact Statement for B-5 Planned Regional Business District; by repealing Chapter 3.15 Standards for Banks and Other Financial Institutions Drive-in Teller Facilities in the O-1 District; and by repealing Chapter 3.20 Signage for Historic Building Reuse by Special Permit; by repealing Chapter 3.25 Standards for Exceeding Maximum Height by Special Permit (Section 27.63.220 church steeples, towers, ornamental spires and Section 27.63.250 permitted use); by repealing Chapter 3.60 Design Standards for Construction, Development and Maintenance of Park Land; and by repealing Chapter 3.80 Technology Park Design Standards in their entirety as said Design Standards are not needed, nor used; and amending Section 7.1 Parking Lots, Parking Areas, and Driving Aisles of Chapter 3.50 Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping to grant an exception from the required screening along the public right-of-way when the parking area and driving aisles are set back 100 feet or more from the nearest public right- of-way. (6/5/17 - Public Hearing cont'd to 6/19/17)
17-72 Approving a StarTran Transportation Agreement between the City of Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the Route #24-Holdrege and Route #25-Vine inter-campus bus service route for a five year term.
17-73 Ordinance to readopt Ordinance No. 20304 adopted on March 14, 2016 relating to Text Amendment 16001 Amending Chapter 27.59 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Airport Zoning Regulations to extend the approach zone from 3 miles to a new limit of 10 miles, establish the area included within the airport hazard area, revise existing definitions and add new definitions, and other changes to be in accordance with the passage of Nebraska Legislative Bill (LB) 140, and repealing Sections 27.59.010 through 27.59.040, 27.589.060 through 27.59.090, 27.59.120, 27.59.140, and 27.59.150 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
17-74 Text Amendment 17006 Amending the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Land Subdivision Ordinance (Title 26) and the Zoning Ordinance (Title 27) to make revisions that have been collected by City Staff over the past several years and range from correction of minor errors, to deletion of obsolete provisions, to more substantive changes that improve the approval process for City Staff and the public and eliminate burdensome requirements by repealing Section 27.63.140, by amending Sections 26.11.036, 26.11.037, 26.15.015, 26.15.020, 26.19.020, 26.19.041, 26.23.140, 27.06.020, 27.06.120, 27.06.130, 27.06.150, 27.07.030, 27.51.030, 27.62.030, 27.62.090, 27.62.100, 27.62.120, 27.63.025, 27.63.180, 27.63.500, 27.63.510, 27.63.570, 27.64.010, 27.65.020, 27.67.040, 27.69.030, 27.69.090, 27.72.010, 27.72.020, 27.75.030, 27.81.010, and 27.81.050 and to repeal said Sections as hitherto existing. (6/5/17 - Public Hearing cont'd to 6/19/17)
17-75 Change of Zone 17009 Application of Ryan Omel for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District on property generally located at Southwest 27th Street and Roxbury Lane.
17-76 Change of Zone 3134E Application of Lucile Park, LLC to amend the Willow Springs Planned Unit Development, to adjust the setbacks at the perimeter of the PUD to accommodate an office building with a drive-through facility, on property generally located at the northwest corner of Lucile Drive and Pioneers Boulevard.
17-77 Text Amendment 17010 Amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code ("Zoning Code") by amending Section 27.02.040 to delete the definition of Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System; by amending Section 27.02.200 to add definitions for Solar Energy Conversion System Large and Solar Energy Conversion System Small; by amending Section 27.06.090 to amend the Utility Use Group Table to strike Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System as a listed use type, to add Solar Energy Conversion System (Large) as a listed use type allowed by Special Permit in the AG District and as a permitted use in the H-2 through H-4 and I-1 through I-3 districts, and to add Solar Energy Conversion System (Small) as a listed use type allowed by Special Permit in the AGR, R-1 through R-8, O-1 through O-3, and RT districts and as a permitted use in all other districts; by amending Section 27.63.830 to allow Large Solar Energy Conversion System as a permitted special use in the AG district and to allow Small Solar Energy Conversion System as a special permitted use in the AGR, R-1 through R-8, O-1 through O-3, and RT districts and to provide conditions for such uses; and repealing Sections 27.02.040, 27.02.200, 27.06.090, and 27.63.830 as hitherto existing.
17R-149 Accepting the report of new and pending claims against the City and approving disposition of claims set forth for the period of May 16-31, 2017.
17R-138 Approving an Interlocal Agreement between the City, Lancaster County, and Saunders County for the development of a Local Workforce Investment System.
33) 17R-138 Approving an Interlocal Agreement between the City, Lancaster County, and Saunders County for the development of a Local Workforce Investment System. General Expense to sponsor the Nebraska 150th Celebration.
34) 17R-139 Authorizing a transfer of appropriations in the amount of $25,000 from Miscellaneous Budget/Contingency to General Expense to sponsor the Nebraska 150th Celebration.
17-70 Street & Alley Vacation 17003 Vacating a portion of the South 16th Street right-of-way directly north of Pine Lake Road.
17-71 Comp. Plan Conformance 17007 Declaring approximately 24,686 60,984 square feet of property generally located at 7701 Greycliff Drive as surplus property.
RESOLUTIONS - 1ST READING 44) 17R-150 Amending the by-laws of the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council removing term limit provisions for the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson on the Advisory Council. (Consent) Fact Sheet (280K) 45) 17R-152 Appointing Claude Frerichs to the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council for a term expiring November 1, 2019. (Consent) Attachment (163K) 46) 17R-153 Reappointing Doug Kreifels to the Board of Mechanical Examiners for a term expiring April 4, 2020. (Consent) 47) 17R-154 Reappointing Margaret E.S. Schiefen to the City Personnel Board for a term expiring June 22, 2022. (Consent) 48) 17R-155 Reappointing Leo Benes, Patrick Ward, and Thomas Wright to the Alarm Review Board for terms expiring July 1, 2019. (Consent) 49) 17R-156 Reappointing Dallas McGee to the Lincoln Housing Authority Board for a term expiring July 1, 2022. (Consent) 50) 17R-157 Reappointing Hannah Cass and Justine Linscott to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for terms expiring June 1, 2018. (Consent) 51) 17R-159 Approving renewal of the Entertainment District License issued to TDP Phase One LLC/TDP Phase Two LLC dba Railyard Promotional Association, LLC in the area south of the Pinnacle Bank Arena generally bound by 7th Street and the north-south alley west of Canopy Street, R Street, and Q Street, including private properties known as the Railyard and Courtyard adjacent to the Canopy Lofts and Hobson/Hyatt Place Hotel and all outdoor dining areas in the public right-of-way. Fact Sheet (277K) Attachment (8516K) Attachment (1976K) 52) 17R-151 Approving an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools to allow the City to place and manage outdoor recreational facilities on the former Arnold Elementary School Site generally located at 5300 West Knight Street. Fact Sheet (638K)