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School Board Meeting Room — 1604 Sweetwater Avenue

April 18, 2013 – 7 p.m.

Televised Live on Charter Cable Channel 6

– Call to Order

– Roll Call

– Open Meetings Act Announcement

For the public’s reference a copy of the Open Meetings Law has been posted on the north wall of this room in the audience area. This posting complies with the requirements of the Nebraska Legislature.

– Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

A. Introduction of New Employees

R.S.V.P. Clerk – Sheryl Taylor

B. Proclamations

– Arbor Day – April 26th

– National Infant Immunization Week – April 20th through April 27th

– Healthy Kids Day – April 27th

C. Consent Calendar

D. Presentation of Keep Alliance Beautiful – Green Up/Clean Up Information

Representatives of Keep Alliance Beautiful and KCOW Radio will be in attendance to share with Council the “Green Up/Clean Up Days” events which will be held April 30 – May 4.

E. Presentation of Nebraska Rural Water Association

Mr. Barney L. Whatley of the Nebraska Rural Water Association will be in attendance to provide an overview of the Follow-up Financial Managerial Water System Assessment. This assessment was required to be completed both prior to and after the water improvement project.

F. Request of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 136

The City has received a request from the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 136 to use a portion of the City parking lot located on Laramie Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets to conduct a beer garden. The event will be held during Heritage Days, July 18-21

G. City Manager’s Report

H. Ordinance No. 2723 – First Reading

Municipal Code Adoption Ordinance No 2723 will adopt the new format of the Alliance Municipal Code. This project was undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Nebraska State Records Board. As the complete “proof set” was reviewed and approved for forwarding to our vendor; staff is requesting Council consider waiving the three readings of the ordinance.

I. Ordinance No. 2722 –Second Reading

Burnham Drive Vacation Request

This is a request to vacate the platted portion of Burnham Drive lying west of Emerson Avenue. The request is being made by Jeff & Mutt, LLC. Ordinance No. 2722 is before Council on second reading. Staff is recommending Council table action on this matter until a revised agreement can be reached that will meet the needs of both, Jeff & Mutt, LLC and the City of Alliance.

† Added by addendum to agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting April 15, 2013

J. Ordinance No. 2721 – Third Reading Rezoning Request – Graham

Ordinance No. 2721 is before Council on third reading. The ordinance will approve the Rezoning

Application of James Graham and Christine Karell for the East 100 feet of Lots 1-3, Block 2, 2nd Addition to Brittan Addition, to C-3 (Highway Commercial) from R-4 (Residential Mobile Home Park). The property is located east of 815 Flack Avenue on the south side of 9th Street. The Alliance Planning Commission at their Regular Meeting, February 12, 2013 recommended approval of the rezoning.

K. Resolution No. 13-45 – NE Dept. of Aeronautics Grant Application for Runway 12/30 Study Resolution No. 13-45 will authorize staff to make an application for Federal Assistance with the U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Aviation Administration through the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics to rehabilitate Runway 12/30.

L. Resolution Nos. 13-46 and 13-47 – Emerson and Potash Avenue Construction Engineering Contracts

Resolution Nos. 13-46 and 13-47 have been prepared to approve the Construction Engineering Contracts with M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc. for the Emerson and Potash Avenue projects. This is the next phase in completing these Federal-Aid funding projects.

M. Resolution No. 13-48 – Donation of the Alliance Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. The Alliance Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library are requesting permission to purchase VendPrint Software for the management of the Library computer lab.Resolution No. 13-48 has been prepared for the acceptance of the gift.

N. Board Vacancies

The City of Alliance continues to have vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Community Garden Advisory Board, Economic Development Plan Application Review and Citizen Advisory Boards, Youth Representative on the Library Board and Planning Commission. Anyone interested in serving on these Boards should contact the City Clerk’s Office. Information on all of the City Boards is also available on our web site,

O. Recap Actions

– Adjournment