Mar 2000

SARPY COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING
Sarpy County Courthouse Annex
1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 2E
Papillion, Nebraska 68046
Phone (402) 593-2156
Fax (402) 593-4335
Ken Tex, Planning and Zoning Coordinator

March 15, 2000

APPROVED 4-19-00

 

Sarpy County Board of Commissioners
Sarpy County Courthouse
1210 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, Nebraska 68046

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.

Wendy Gottsch commented on the Nebraska Planning & Zoning Conference she had attended noting that it was very informational and urged the other members to attend. She gave the commission members a handout that gave suggestions she will seek to have put in the By-Laws and other general information she wishes to discuss further at the next meeting. Wendy also congratulated Tamra Walz on the Professional Service Award that was presented to her at the conference. The staff was also commended on their efforts and assistance at the meetings.

Don Meyer read a letter from Tim Schram thanking the planning commission for their dedication and commending Tamra for her service award and leadership.

* Tom Wees reiterated Wendy=s comments regarding the staff, legal counsel and the conference.

Chair Meyer asked for a motion to approve the agenda as submitted. Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Johnson to approve the agenda as submitted. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

Chair Meyer then asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2000 meeting as submitted. A correction to the minutes was noted. The official ballot had been omitted from Agenda Item #8A. Wees moved, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2000 meeting as corrected. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch and Wees. Nays - none. Abstain - Wear. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

Chair Meyer asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2000 meeting as submitted. A correction to change the wording from regular to special meeting was noted. Leonard moved, seconded by

Denny to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2000 meeting as corrected. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

Chair Meyer then asked Ken Tex to conduct the election of officers. Ken asked for nominations for the office of Chairman.

Ken then asked for nominations for Chairman. Buller nominated Don Meyer, seconded by Denny to elect Don Meyer as the Planning Commission Chairman. Johnson moved, seconded by Denny to close the nomination for chairman. All agreed. By a show of hands, Don Meyer was unanimously reelected as the Chairman of the Planning Commission. Motion carried.

Ken then called for nominations for Vice-Chair. Buller nominated Alan Wear, seconded by Mangiamelli. Other nominations were called for. Wees moved, seconded by Johnson to close the nomination for Vice-Chair.

All agreed. By a show of hands, Alan Wear was unanimously elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission. Motion carried.

REGULAR AGENDA:

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)

Ken Tex stepped forward and explained that Pink Industrial Park was not quite ready to go to its final stage yet and asked that we table this until the April 19th meeting.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Gottsch, that the final plat for Pink Industrial Park be tabled until the next regular meeting. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear.

Nays - none Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

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.

Jeff Elliott, representing his parents, Don & Shirley Elliott, explained that they wanted a change of zone so that they could split some property to build another house for a family member.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Leonard to recommend approval of a change of zone from AG to AGD as it complies with the comp plan. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

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.

Jeff Elliott was asked if he would like to add anything further. He indicated he had nothing further to add.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Wees to recommend approval of the preliminary/final plat on a subdivision to be known as Zion Hill 2nd Addition as it complies with the comp plan. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

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 briefly explained that his previous application for this subdivision had changed and since he had not filed that one, was wanting to bring the changes back to the planning commission for this one. He indicated the lot size had not changed much, but the area it covers is different.

Johnson moved, seconded by Wear to recommend approval of a change of zone from AG to AGD as it complies the comp plan and zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

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.

Wees moved, seconded by Leonard to recommend approval of the preliminary/final plat on a subdivision to be known as Harp=s Addition as it complies with the comp plan and zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Denny, Buller, Leonard, Johnson, Mangiamelli, Gottsch, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Nichols and Matthies. Motion carried.

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.

There being no further discussion, Wees moved, seconded by Denny to adjourn the meeting. After a unanimous oral vote, Chair Meyer declared the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Sarpy County Planning Commission
Don Meyer, Chair
Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary