Oct 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
October 18, 2000
 
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, October 18, 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, John Johnson, Marcia Matthies, Joe Mangiamelli, Bill Leonard, Tom Wees and Alan Wear.. Absent was Wendy Gottsch and Denny Nichols. Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary was also present.

Chair Meyer asked for any reports from commissioners.

County Commissioner Tom O=Hara presented a plaque and thanked Bill Leonard for his service and dedication to the County through the Planning Commission.

Bill accepted the plaque and explained he would be joining his wife in Florida as soon as his house had sold here. He thanked the other members of the planning commission and noted he had enjoyed serving in this capacity.

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

Chair Meyer then asked for the minutes of the September 20, 2000 meeting be read and approved as submitted. Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Matthies to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2000 meeting as submitted. Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees and Wear Nays - none. Abstain - Leonard. Absent - Gottsch, and Nichols. Motion carried.

 

I. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

II. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Ed O=Keeffe, NP Dodge, agent for Qwest Wireless, 12915 West Dodge Road, Omaha, requests approval of a special use permit to build a monopole tower approximately 188' in height on the following described property, to wit: Lot 1, Valley Ridge Business Park, a subdivision as surveyed, platted and recorded in Sarpy County, Nebraska. (142nd Street and Cornhusker)

Ed O=Keeffe introduced himself as the agent for Qwest Wireless, and asked for permission to build a monopole tower approximately 188' in height. He indicated that since it did not exceed the 200' limit by the FAA, it would not require any lighting, nor would it require fencing. He added that he thought this might be the last one Qwest would be needing for a while.

A letter from Mr. O=Keeffe was read into record stating that Qwest Wireless has attempted to arrange for co-location at all three existing sites, but have been unable to reach an equitable agreement with the tower owners. The new facility will be able to accommodate two or more additional carriers.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Johnson to recommend approval of the special use permit to build a monopole tower as it meets the county=s zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch and Nichols. Motion carried.

3. Jerry Slusky, attorney for RF Wireless Systems, 2120 S. 72nd St., #800, Omaha, requests approval of a special use permit to build a monopole tower on the following described property to wit: That part of Lot 30B, Prairie Corners, located in Sec 26, Twp 14N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (147th & Custer Road)

Jerry Slusky, attorney representing RF Wireless, explained that the company was contracting to build a cell tower for Qwest at 147th and Custer Road.

Cindy Gilbert read into record a letter from Mr. Slusky stating that the existing tower on this property was reviewed by a structural engineer who indicated that it can not be safely extended in height to meet the requirements of additional carriers.

Discussion between the commissioners and Mr. Slusky included the proposed height of this structure, co-location and a reason why Qwest would have two towers so close to each other. It was also suggested that, in order to keep the number of towers to a minimum, higher towers should be built to accommodate more carriers.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Wees, to table this request for a special use permit until the next regular meeting so that the proposed height of the tower can be added to the application and that Qwest can be contacted to work out details. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees. Nays - Wear. Absent: Gottsch and Nichols. Motion carried.

5. Larry Hagewood, agent for Tiburon Limited Partnership, 11850 Nichols Street, Omaha, Nebraska, requests approval of a change of zone from AG to RS-72PD on the following described property, to wit: Being a replat of Lots 397 & 398, Tiburon, located in the NW1/4 of Sec 28, Twp 14N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (180th Street, approximately 2 mile south of Cornhusker)

Larry Hagewood stated that there were to be 32 lots. The average lot size would be 10,000 square feet. Most of the homes would be single family. There could be a few townhomes on the smaller lots. The lake size would be approximately 1 2 to 2 acres and would be 6' to 8' deep. It would probably have a clay packed lining.

John Vandenbroucke questioned what RS-72 meant.

Chair Meyer requested that Section 16 of the Zoning Ordinance be read to answer Mr. Vandenbroucke=s question.

Also read into record was the letter from Tom Lynam, County Surveyor, requesting that they look at eliminating the two southerly circles by connecting a through street and adding a roadway to connect to 180th Street. He also indicated that 180th Street should include an additional 17.0' of Right-of Way.

Discussion ensued concerning an emergency entrance from 180th Street, keeping the area secluded, lining the lake, water runoff and grading.

Mangiamelli moved, seconded by Leonard, to recommend approval of a change of zone from AG to RS-72PD as it complies with the comprehensive development plan. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Leonard, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch and Nichols. Motion carried.

7. Larry Hagewood, agent for Tiburon Limited Partnership, 11850 Nichols Street, Omaha, Nebraska, requests approval of a preliminary plat on a subdivision to be known as Lakeside at Tiburon on the following described property to wit: Being a replat of Lots 397 & 398, Tiburon, located in the NW1/4 of Sec 28, Twp 14N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (180th Street, approximately 2 mile south of Cornhusker)

Brief discussion continued concerning the application for a preliminary plat.

Leonard moved, seconded by Johnson, to recommend approval of a preliminary plat with the stipulation that an emergency entrance off 180th Street be constructed and the Surveyor=s request for a 17.0' easement as it complies with the comp plan and adheres to the zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Leonard, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch and Nichols. Motion carried.

9. Recommend revisions to Sarpy County Landscape Ordinance.

Cindy Gilbert asked for one more member of the planning commission to join the landscape committee and indicated that Ken Tex would be trying to set up a meeting in the next couple of weeks. Don Meyer agreed to join the committee.

Wees moved, seconded by Leonard, to table the recommendation of a landscape ordinance until the next regular meeting in November. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Leonard, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli, Wees and Wear. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch and Nichols. Motion carried.

III. CORRESPONDENCE:

Norm Nelson, along with two of his constituents, presented a 20 minute slide show on the ways to cool down urban and suburban areas with lighter colors and different materials.

IV. ADJOURNMENT:

Being no further discussion, Matthies moved, seconded by Wees to adjourn the meeting. By a unanimous oral vote, Chair Meyer declared the meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

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