- 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 & Zoning Coordinator
November 20, 2002
- 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, November 20, 2002 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: Pam Buethe, Don Fenster, Tom
Hurley, Marcia Matthies, Don Meyer, Doug Whitfield and Alan Wear. Absent was
Brenda Kunz, Wayne LaBart, Denny Nichols and Tom Wees. Tamra Madsen, Deputy
County Attorney was present. Also present were Ken Tex, Planning & Building
Coordinator and Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary.
Chair Meyer asked for commissioner reports. There were none.
Chair Meyer asked for a motion to approve the agenda as
submitted. Buethe moved, seconded by Wear to approve the agenda as submitted.
Ballot: Ayes - Buethe, Fenster, Hurley, Matthies, Wear and Whitfield. Nays -
none. Abstain - none. Absent - Kunz, LaBart, Nichols and Wees. Motion carried.
Chair Meyer asked for a motion to approve the minutes of
the October 16, 2002 meeting. Fenster moved, seconded by Buethe to approve the
minutes as submitted. Ballot: Ayes - Buethe, Fenster, Hurley, Matthies and
Wear. Nays - none. Abstain - Whitfield. Absent - Kunz, LaBart, Nichols and
Wees. Motion carried.
I. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
II. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Landco, Inc., 810 N. 96th Street, Omaha,
requests approval of a Final Plat for a subdivision to be known as Springhill
on the following described property, to wit: Being a platting of part of the
SE1/4 of Sec 15, Twp 14N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County,
Nebraska. (NW corner of 156th & Giles Road)
1". He said the lots are still consistent with the Preliminary Plat. He
also indicated that it was his understanding that shorter streets that have
dead ends are not generally required to have temporary turn-arounds on them.
Mr. Fullenkamp asked Ken Tex for confirmation of that statement.
Cindy Gilbert read into record the letter from the City
of LaVista regarding comments they had after reviewing a copy of the Final
Plat for Phase I of Springhill.
John Fullenkamp introduced himself as the attorney for
Landco, Inc. and explained that Phase I of Springhill would have 184 lots
and that the entire subdivision of Springhill would be a 5 to 6 year
project. In response to the City of LaVista, he stated that, typically, a
subdivision that is done in phases usually starts each phase with
Ken Tex stated that he felt it was a waste of money to
make a turn-around on a street that you can clearly see ends. The point of
temporary turn-arounds is to keep people from having to turn around in
driveway when they don=t
realize they are on a dead end.
Mr. Fullenkamp went on to say that street names had been
added to the Final Plat, stated the Final Plat conformed to the Preliminary
Plat and asked the Planning Commission for approval.
Pam Buethe asked how the Planning Department was keeping
track of the correct percentages of lot width regulations.
Ken explained it was the overall subdivision that had to
maintain the ordinance, not just each phase, but he compares each phase with
the preliminary for number of lots and their sizes.
Don Meyer mentioned the temporary turn-around at the end
of Cottonwood Street and thought maybe it was long enough to warrant a
Mr. Tex didn=t
think it was, but told the Planning Commission it was up to them.
Mr. Fullenkamp stated they would put one in if they were
Tom Hurley asked if they still intended to help cost
share on the improvements to 156th Street and Giles Road.
John Fullenkamp indicated they had already spoke to Tom
Lynam and would be working on an interlocal agreement for that purpose.
Doug Whitfield questioned the Planning Commissions
ability to Arequire@
them to put in turn-arounds.
Tamra Madsen stated that it would be a Arecommendation@
to the County Board, but they are allowed to make such requests.
Wear moved, seconded by Hurley to recommend approval of
the Final Plat for Springhill (Phase 1) as long as they meet the County
request to participate in the improvements to 156th Street and
Giles Road and put in sidewalks in the future, if needed, as it complies
with the zoning ordinances. Ballot: Ayes - Buethe, Fenster, Hurley, Matthies,
Wear and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Kunz, LaBart,
Nichols and Wees. Motion carried.
2. Proposed amendment to Section 35 (Flood Plain
District)of the Sarpy County Zoning Ordinances. (tabled from the September 18
could be added to our ordinance.
Ken Tex explained what part of the flood plain
ordinance we are looking at changing and stated he was in hopes this would
help the Papio-Missouri River NRD be able to send positive recommendations
with some of the flood plain development permits we have been sending to
them lately. Ken stated that Marlin Petermann interprets the ordinance
differently than he does. He also indicated that he had spoke to Marlin
Petermann concerning this matter and Mr. Petermann sent him the wording
out of the State of Nebraska Minimum Standards. Mr. Petermann said the
Paul Woodward, Papio-Missouri River NRD, indicated they
were opposed to the change in the regulation, noting they would like to
see all buildings one foot above the base flood elevation. He also
indicated that there seemed to be a misunderstanding with the NRD telling
the Planning Department that the NRD would support that addition to the
ordinance. He continued by telling the commissioners that, although it
meets the minimum state standards, it does not mention Aappurtenant
in the Model Ordinance.
Discussion between commissioners, Ken and Paul took
place concerning what structures could go where based on our current
ordinance and the proposed one.
Fenster moved, seconded by Matthies to recommend
approval of the amendment to Section 35 (Flood Plain District),
specifically changing the wording in Section 126.96.36.199 as it still meets
the State of Nebraska=s
Minimum Standards for Flood Plain Development. Ballot: Ayes - Buethe,
Fenster, Hurley, Matthies, Wear and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain -
none. Absent - Kunz, LaBart, Nichols and Wees. Motion carried.
Tamra Madsen informed the commissioners of the zoning
actions taken by the County Board at their last meeting indicating that all of
them had been approved.
Ken Tex furthered the discussion on flood plain issues.
Being no further discussion, Buethe moved, seconded by
Wear, to adjourn the meeting. By a unanimous oral vote, Chair Meyer declared the
meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
- Respectfully Submitted,
- Sarpy County Planning Commission
- Don Meyer, Chair
- Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary