May 2003

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
May 21, 2003
 
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, May 21, 2003 in the County Board Room at the Sarpy County Courthouse, Papillion, Nebraska. Chairman Wear called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the following members present: Christina Boyer, David Fanslau, Don Fenster, Tom Hurley, Brenda Kunz, Wayne LaBart, Marcia Matthies, Don Meyer, Doug Whitfield and Alan Wear. Absent was Tom Wees. Mike Smith, Deputy County Attorney was present. Also present were Ken Tex, Planning & Building Coordinator and Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary.

Chairman Wear asked for commissioner reports.

Chairman Wear introduced and welcomed Christina Boyer as a new member to the Planning Commission.

Chairman Wear asked for a motion to approve the agenda as submitted. Meyer moved, seconded by Matthies to approve the agenda as submitted. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer, Fanslau and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Wees. Motion carried.

Chairman Wear asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 16, 2003 meeting. Cindy Gilbert noted that Tamra Madsen=s name had been corrected, Fenster moved, seconded by Fanslau to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as corrected. Ballot: Ayes - Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer and Fanslau. Nays - none. Abstain- Boyer and Whitfield. Absent - Wees. Motion carried.

I. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

II. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Dwain Vyborny, 9900 S. 252nd Street, Waterloo, requests approval of a Special Use Trailer Permit to park a single wide mobile home for recreational use only on the following described property, to wit: Lot 48AP, Vencils Island, located in Sec 20, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (252nd & Harrison Street)

Dwain Vyborny stated that his mother and step father had owned the trailer. They are now deceased and he has inherited it.

Ken Tex explained that Mr. Vyborny told him that he stays with his girlfriend in Omaha a lot and does not consider this his permanent residence.

**Public Hearing Closed at 7:38 p.m.**

LaBart moved, seconded by Matthies to recommend approval of a Special Use Trailer Permit for recreational use only for a period of three years, renewable by publication, as it meets the zoning regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fanslau, Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Wees. Motion carried.

2. Boyer Young Equities III, LLC, 9805 Giles Road, LaVista, 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)

John Fullenkamp, Attorney representing Boyer Young Equities, asked the Planning Commission to approve the Final Plat for Phase 2 of the Springhill subdivision, noting that it conforms with the Preliminary Plat. He also gave the percentages of the lot widths that pertain to the Planned Development Zoning District.

Ken Tex noted that two of the street names had been changed to match the streets they line up with in the Millard Park South 2 subdivision.

**Public Hearing Closed at 7:43 p.m.**

Whitfield moved, seconded by Fanslau to recommend approval of the Final Plat for Springhill as it meets subdivision regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fanslau, Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - Wees. Motion carried.

3. Ready Mixed Concrete, 4315 Cuming Street, Omaha, requests approval of a Change of Zone from RS-72 to IL on the following described property, to wit: Lots 16-21, Block 12, Chalco, located in the NW1/4 of Sec 14, Twp 14N, Rng 11E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska (152nd & Chandler)

Jeff Ford, Operations Manager, Ready Mixed Concrete, stated they had met with the concerned neighbors twice and had prepared a letter with the resolutions that would be agreeable. He discussed the following issues that they have agreed to: 1) purchase a quieter back-up alarm, 2) enclose the central mixer to reduce jackhammer noise, 3) jackhammer the mixer trucks on the south side of the street, 4) instructed employees not to use their horns, 5) reduce the amount of times the drivers pound on the bulker trucks, 6) asked vendors not to slam their tailgates, 7) erect noise barrier walls on north property to a height that will conceal trucks (roughly 12 feet) and erect walls on the west and east property lines, 8) erect fencing so children cannot access property, 9) block vehicles from driving onto property after hours, 10) will ask County to consider a three way stop to slow traffic, 11) instructed drivers to run trucks only as long as necessary to build up air pressure, 12) agreed to sweep the lot and street regularly to help control dust, 13) reduce the size of stockpiles, 14) paint the building, 15) better maintain the grassy areas, 16) add one course of blocks to the wall on south property to help hide aggregate piles and limit access and plant a climbing vine type plant to make wall more presentable, 16) plant two trees per lot if they can purchase the excess right-of-way known as Jasper Street.

*Tom Wees joined the Planning Commission at 7:55 p.m.*

Mr. Ford also suggested a BG (General Business) zoning as opposed to IL (Light Industrial) zoning stating that is all they really need.

Todd Nowka said they had been discussing planting trees on the east side of the property, but did not hear that discussed with the Planning Commission. He was also curious to know if they would have access from the alley to the building and indicated that a stop sign would be beneficial.

Scott Paskewitz wants to know if Ready Mixed Concrete will put in writing what they intend to do for future growth to the north and if they will put in a wall on the north side.

Chairman Wear stated they did not need to elaborate as this question did not pertain to the property that this applicant is trying to re-zone.

Jeff Ford said they could probably put in another wall, but it will be the last of their list of things to do, which could take a 1 2 to 2 years before they get to it.

Ken Tex addressed the questions about vacating the street and stop signs by saying that he would need to approach Tom Lynam on these items.

The question was posed as to what they were going to store in that building.

Jeff Ford answered by stating they would be selling bagged concrete, re-bar and landscaping stone from that building. It would be stored there until it was ready to be delivered to the customer.

Ken Tex stated that this would fit into a general business zoning because it was product that was being sold retail.

**Public Hearing Closed at 8:15 p.m.

Don Fenster commended Ready Mixed Concrete for bending over backwards to accommodate their neighbors.

IL (Light Industrial) and BG (General Business) zoning districts were discussed regarding what is allowed in those respective districts.

Fenster moved, seconded by Wees to recommend approval of a Change of Zone from RS-72 to BG to include their letter of intent, as it meets the comp plan. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fenster, Hurley, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer, Wees and Whitfield. Nays - Fanslau and Kunz. Abstain - none. Absent - none. Motion carried.

4. Apex Group, 14013 Industrial Road, Omaha, requests approval of a Change of Zone from AG to AGR/PD on the following described property, to wit: Being a platting of the NE1/4 and part of the NW1/4 of Sec 27, Twp 14N, Rng 10E and part of the SE1/4 of Sec 22, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (234th & Lincoln Road)

John Kottman, Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner, Inc. introduced the developers, Steve Huber and Curt Hofer and stated this was the same 280 acres they had brought before the Planning Commission a few months ago. He noted the Equestrian Ridge subdivision lies to the south of this property and the subdivision Point Sans Arc lies to the north. They have changed the sizes of the lots so that no lot will be below 4 acres and the largest one will be 7.5 acres. The developers will pave the interior streets as well as paving Lincoln Road. Included in the staff reports were letters from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Thompson, Dreessen and Dorner, Inc.. He also indicated they were asking to amend the zoning to AGR/PD (Agricultural Development/Planned Development) so the lots under 5 acres will fit the zoning requirements.

Steve Huber added that, for this particular piece of land, he feels this is the best use of the property. He stated that there had been 8,000 trees planted on this land and they intend to keep as many of them as possible.

Ken Tex explained that the PD(Planned Development) zoning allows some flexibility in the lot sizes. It also requires that green space be added, which had already been done. Although there are not as many 5+ acre lots available, it does fit the zoning.

Beth Kauffman is concerned that, when Lincoln Road is paved, the slope on her side of Lincoln Road will be too steep.

John Kottman indicated he had already spoke to Tom Lynam about shifting the roadway to the north to help alleviate the slope problem Ms. Kauffman is referring to.

Doug Whitfield asked why the County Board had denied this application the first time.

Ken Tex said he felt the main reason was because the smaller lots did not meet the zoning and the County did not have the funds available to cost share in the paving of Lincoln Road.

*Public Hearing Closed at 8:42 p.m.*

After further discussion,

Meyer moved, seconded by LaBart to recommend approval of a Change of Zone from AG to AGR/PD as it meets the comp plan. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fanslau, Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Meyer, Wees and Whitfield. Nays - none. Abstain - none. Absent - none. Motion carried.

5. Apex Group, 14013 Industrial Road, Omaha, requests approval of a Preliminary Plat for a subdivision to be known as Prairie Ridge on the following described property, to wit: Being a platting of the NE1/4 and part of the NW1/4 of Sec 27, Twp 14N, Rng 10E and part of the SE1/4 of Sec 22, Twp 14N, Rng 10E of the 6th P.M., Sarpy County, Nebraska. (234th & Lincoln Road)

With no further discussion,

Whitfield moved, seconded by Wees to recommend approval of a Preliminary Plat for a subdivision to be known as Prairie Ridge with the stipulation they follow the request of the County Highway Department, as it meets the subdivision regulations. Ballot: Ayes - Boyer, Fanslau, Fenster, Hurley, Kunz, LaBart, Matthies, Wees and Whitfield. Nays - Meyer. Abstain - none. Absent - none. Motion carried.

III. CORRESPONDENCE:

Ken Tex opened up discussion on the Comprehensive Development Plan noting that we need to take a look at the Platteview Corridor.

Among the topics of discussion were:

Hiring a local consultant,
Acreages,
Platteview Corridor,
Highway 370 Corridor,
Traffic,
What areas the sewer serves,
Consistency with the Cities jurisdictions,
Adding Highway 50 north of Highway 370 to the Corridor Protected Area,
Reducing minimum acre sizes to as low as 3 acres, and
The need more High Residential Areas.

IV. ADJOURNMENT:

Being no further discussion, Wees moved, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting. By a unanimous oral vote, Chairman Wear declared the meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Sarpy County Planning Commission
Alan Wear, Chairman
Cindy Gilbert, Recording Secretary