March 15, 2000
To the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners:
The Sarpy County Planning Commission held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 15, 2000 in the County Board Room at the Sarpy County Courthouse, Papillion, Nebraska. Chair Meyer called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the following members present: Charles Buller, Charles Denny, Bill Leonard, John Johnson, Wendy Gottsch, Joe Mangiamelli, Thomas Wees and Alan Wear. Absent was Marcia Matthies and Dennis Nichols. Ken Tex, Sarpy County Planning and Zoning Coordinator, Tamra Walz, Sarpy County Deputy Attorney and Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary were also present.
Chair Meyer asked for any reports from commissioners.
Chair Meyer then asked Ken Tex to conduct the election of officers. Ken asked for nominations for the office of Chairman.
Gary Pink, 4920 South 66th Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska requests approval of a final plat on a subdivision to be known as Pink Industrial Park (Lots 1-17) on the following described property, to wit: Tax Lots 4B, 5A1 and R3 located in Sec 19, Twp 14N, Rng 12E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (2 mile south of Giles Road on 120th)
Don & Shirley Elliott, 2802 South 99th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska requests approval of a change of zone from AG to AGD on the following described property, to wit:A platting of part of Tax Lot 7A, located in the SW1/4 of Sec 15, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Don & Shirley Elliott, 2802 South 99th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska requests approval of a preliminary/final plat on a subdivision to be known as Zion Hill 2nd Addition on the following described property, to wit: A platting of part of Tax Lot 7A, located in the SW1/4 of Sec 15, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Ken Harpenau, 23211 Fairview Road, Gretna, Nebraska requests approval of a change of zone from AG to AGD on the following described property, to wit: A platting of part of the N1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 15, Twp 13N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Ken Harpenau, 23211 Fairview Road, Gretna, Nebraska requests approval of a preliminary /final plat on a subdivision to be known as Harp=s Addition on the following described property, to wit: A platting of part of the N1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 15, Twp 13N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Marcia Matthies joined the commissioners at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Chair Meyer introduced Brian Ardinger, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, to present ABeyond 2000". Jeff Schmid began the presentation by giving an overview of the efforts the SDEDC is using to create new jobs, diversify the tax base, etc.
Brian Ardinger touched on the key growth areas, future focus and programs and services available to the county. A handout was given to the commissioners that touched on all aspects of their presentation. Mr. Ardinger also invited public officials to attend a series of forums to talk about some key issues facing the county. It was also noted that ariel photos were available.
Mark Wayne, Sarpy County Administrator, added that the county was in the process of having digital photos taken.
Discussion then turned to the land use map in reference to the commercial areas that could be changed back to residential. The two main areas they are looking at turning to residential are Sec 16, Twp 14N, Rng 11E and Sec 19, Twp 14N, Rng 11E. They are presently listed as commercial/industrial on the future land use map, but that area is surrounded by residential and is expected to continue to grow west.
The next area discussed was the highway corridor protected areas and if they needed to be extended further west on Highway 6, south on Highway 31 and further west on I-80. After considerable discussion, Tim Schram indicated he would like to see the planning commission receive a 1-6 year county road plan, 1-6 year state road plan, maps of rails, natural gas, water & sewer lines and also a Douglas County and City of Omaha comprehensive plan so they can be comparable with the things that border our county.
Jeff Schmid indicated a AMetro Loop@ being talked about to make access from I-29 to I-80 West. It would make Sarpy County a good place for retail. Initial indications are that the bridge would cross the Missouri River just north of Plattsmouth and either connects to Platteview Road or Highway 370 which would eventually link I-29 to I-80.
Mark Wayne suggested reducing the 5 acre minimum around 132nd Street and Highway 370. Discussion about what Papillion had and what we needed to do ensued.
Tim Schram talked about the possibility of an interchange being put in by the State in the western part of the county.
John Yochum presented his opinions on businesses having a hard time complying with the 35% coverage on a commercial lot and asked that we looked into that. Some cities and counties to request information from are Johnson County, Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, Douglas County, Nebraska, the City of Omaha and the City of Lincoln and the Cities of Papillion, LaVista and Bellevue. Ken said we would try to get as much information as possible.
Mixed use areas were also mentioned as a possibility of making subdivisions more like neighborhoods.
Cluster developments were brought up as an alternative in areas where maximum open space is desired.
It was decided that at the special meeting to be held April 5th, the transitional agricultural areas would be talked about as well as the Bluffs region. A vote will also be taken on the amendments to the zoning ordinances that the County Surveyor=s office had presented regarding applications for final plats.
The next regular meeting of the planning commission will be held on April 19th, 2000.