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School Board Meeting Room

1604 Sweetwater Avenue

May 16, 2013 – 7:00 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. Consent Calendar

B. City Manager’s Report

C. Presentation of Electric Rate Study Results and Update on Landfill Rate Study

Mr. Phil Euler of NMPP Energy will be in attendance to review the Electric Rate Study results and an update on the Refuse Rate Study.

D. Presentation of Western Heritage Credit Union

A representative from Western Heritage Credit Union will be in attendance at the meeting to inform Council of their plans with regard to the purchase of the City lots in the 100 block of Box Butte Avenue. Following this presentation staff will be incorporating any proposed conditions in a Purchase Agreement which will be brought back to Council along with an Ordinance for the sale of the property for Council’s consideration.

E. Ordinance No. 2725 – Second Reading

Blakeman Rezoning Request – R4 to M1

Ordinance No. 2725 is before Council on second reading for the consideration of the Rezoning Request of Virgil and Geraldine Blakeman. The applicants are requesting to rezone a one-acre parcel on the west side of Ramblin Road several hundred feet north of East 6th Street from R-4 (Residential Mobile Home Park) to M-1 (Light Industrial). The Alliance Planning Commission, at their regular meeting April 16, 2013 recommended approval of the request. If approved, the rezoning will only become effective upon the filing of an approved Plat.

F. Resolution No. 13-58 – Golf Membership Drive

Resolution No. 13-58 will authorize staff to establish a special golf day to encourage increased membership at Sky View Golf Course. The City in cooperation with the Panhandle Men’s Club and the Ladies’ Golf Association will host the membership drives. The programs will have a member of either the Men’s or Ladies’ Clubs invite a non-member to play golf and the green fees will be waived for the guest. It is hoped the guest will become interested in the sport and become a member.

G. Resolution No. 13-59 – Potential City Council Meeting Date Changes

Staff has been made aware there may be some potential conflicts of City Council members for upcoming meetings. Resolution No. 13-59 has been prepared with blanks in order for Council to make meeting date and/or time adjustments if desired.

H. Community Development Discussions – A number of topics relating to the Community Development Department’s current practices have been identified for Council’s discussion. Staff is seeking direction and/or clarification of Council’s wishes in moving forward in our Community Development operations.

I. Establish a Date to Conduct a Community Forum — Staff is requesting Council select a date to conduct a Community Forum for Strategic Planning.

J. 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, 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,

K. Recap Actions

– Adjournment