Sept 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

September 20, 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, September 20, 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 and Denny Nichols. Absent was Wendy Gottsch, Bill Leonard, Tom Wees and Alan Wear. 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. There were none.

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

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

Commissioners Reports: Denny Nichols reported that he had attended a meeting with the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance. He stated that this is an organized group of 8 counties. The groups focus is on protecting our water sources.

I. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

II. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Brook Valley III, LTD, a Nebraska Limited Partnership, requests approval of a Replat of a subdivision to be known as Valley Ridge Business Park Replat 2 on the following described property, to wit: Being a replat of Lots 4 & 5, Valley Ridge Business Park and a Replat of Lot 3, Valley Ridge Business Park Replat 1, subdivisions in Sarpy County, Nebraska. (142nd Street, just north of Cornhusker).

John Kottmann, representing Brook Valley explained how they intended to re-configure the lots and already have one sold. He showed, by map, where the storm sewer easements were located.

After a brief discussion, Nichols moved, seconded by Mangiamelli, to recommend approval of a the replat of Valley Ridge Business Park with the stipulation that the final plat show the storm sewer easements as it is consistent with the comp plan. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli and Nichols. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch, Leonard, Wees and Wear. Motion carried.

2. Timothy and Jan Vala, 12102 S. 180th Street, requests approval of an amendment to an existing special use permit for Vala=s Pumpkin Patch on the following described property, to wit: A part of the NE1/4 of Section 5, Twp 13N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (180th & Schram Road)

Tim Vala introduced himself and briefly stated his intent to add new buildings to his pumpkin patch, but indicated he was not changing his hours of operation.

Penne Berry voiced her concern about increased traffic with the addition of new buildings, stating that she felt the one-lane bridge could only handle so much.

Mr. Vala responded by saying that he does not anticipate a tremendous amount of growth with the addition of new buildings.

Heather Grossman indicated she was concerned about the traffic, but was more concerned about the business opening year round. She felt she could put up with 6 or so weeks of traffic, but definitely did not want to see the business open year round.

Discussion ensued pertaining to road improvements and changing the zone on that land to a commercial zone.

Ken Tex stated that if Mr. Vala=s land was to go to a commercial zoning, it would cause his taxes to increase twenty fold and it would also allow him to remain open for business all year long.

Johnson moved, seconded by Nichols, to recommend approval of the amendments to his Special Use Permit because it is consistent with the original permit. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli and Nichols. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch, Leonard, Wees and Wear. Motion carried.

3. Terri Dolezal, agent for Arthur and Karron Brugmann, 7909 S. 216th Street, Gretna, requests approval of a special use permit to construct a 187' monopole communications tower on the following described property, to wit: Part of the N1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 14, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (21201 Harrison Street)

Jim Nelson (for Terri Dolezal) explained that the monopole was being constructed in that location to correct service in that area. He said they have signed a lease agreement with the Brugmann family. He also indicated that, because the height was less than 200', there would be no lighting requirements and that the tower will be available for co-locating.

It was explained that the permit would remain in effect as long as Aliant (Airtouch) owns the cell tower. It was also clarified that if Aliant merged with another company, as opposed to being bought out, they would not need to come in for a new permit.

Nichols moved, seconded by Matthies, to recommend approval of the Special Use Permit as it complies with the zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli and Nichols. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch, Leonard, Wees and Wear. Motion carried.

4. Ed O=Keeffe, NP Dodge, agent for US West Wireless, L.L.C., 910 North 43rd Avenue, Omaha, requests approval of a special use permit to build a monopole tower approximately 195' tall on the following described property, to wit: Tax Lot D, Sec 26, Twp 13N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (17575 S. Highway 50)

Ed O=Keeffe introduced himself as an agent representing US West Wireless and indicated that no fencing would be necessary and it would be used as a multiple carrier pole.

Nichols moved, seconded by Mangiamelli, to recommend approval of the Special Use Permit as it complies with the zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Buller, Denny, Johnson, Matthies, Mangiamelli and Nichols. Nays - none. Absent - Gottsch, Leonard, Wees and Wear. Motion carried.

5. Recommend revised Landscape Ordinance.

It was verbally agreed to add Denny Nichols to the original committee and wait for them to bring a new recommendation to the Planning Commission.

III. CORRESPONDENCE:

IV. ADJOURNMENT.

There being no further business, Matthies moved, seconded by Johnson, to adjourn the meeting. By a unanimous oral vote, Chair Meyer declared the meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

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