ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center Theater
908 Yellowstone Avenue
August 6, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.
Call to Order
Open Meetings Act Announcement
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
A. Consent Calendar
B. Resolution No. 13-76 – Agreement to Accept Carhenge
Resolution No. 13-76 has been prepared for Council’s consideration and will accept the gift of Carhenge from the Friends of Carhenge.
C. Presentation by the Community Garden Board
Lori Bates the Chairperson of the Community Garden Board will be present to provide Council will an update on the current season and the activities of the Board.
D. City Manager’s Report
E. Proposed 2013-2014 Budget Presentation Overview
Ordinance No. 2735 – First Reading
Ordinance No. 2735 is before Council for first reading. This ordinance presents to Council the 2013-2014 proposed budget. The proposed budget contains anticipated and estimated revenues and expenses for the next fiscal year.
F. Ordinance No. 2733 – Second Reading
Vacation of Alley for Grocery Kart
Ordinance No. 2733 is before Council on second reading and will approve the vacation of an alley between Lots 15 and 16, Block 23, Original Town, Alliance, Nebraska. This is the alley which runs north and south in the 200 block between Niobrara and Sweetwater Avenues. The vacation of the alley will allow Alliance Grocery Kart, Inc. to expand their store. The owners of Alliance Grocery Kart, Inc., at their expense, will be moving the utilities currently located in the alley to allow for the construction. The Alliance Planning Commission at their July 9, 2013 meeting recommended approval of the vacation.
G. Ordinance No. 2732 – Third Reading
Blakeman Preliminary and Final Plats
Ordinance No. 2732 is before Council on third reading and will grant approval of the Preliminary Plat and Final Plat of Blocks 1 and 2, Blakeman Subdivision to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska from Virgil and Geraldine Blakeman, as landowners. The Alliance Planning Commission, at their regular meeting June 11, 2013 recommended approval of the request. The Blakeman’s have signed the requested Contract for Public Improvements.
H. Ordinance No. 2725 – Third Reading
Blakeman Rezoning Request – R4 to M1
Ordinance No. 2725 is before Council on third 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.
I. Resolution No. 13-77 – Airport Roof Bids
Resolution No. 13-77 will award the roof replacement for Building No. 3101 at the Alliance Municipal Airport to Twin City Roofing in the amount of $31,416.00.
J. Resolution No. 13-78 – Streetscape and Historical Lighting Construction Engineering Agreement
This resolution will award the Construction Engineering Agreement for Phase One of the Box Butte Avenue Streetscape and Historical Lighting to Baker and Associates, Inc. The Agreement is for an amount not to exceed $25,000.00. Phase One includes 2nd to 3rd Street on Box Butte Avenue and 3rd Street sidewalk one half block in both directions from Box Butte Avenue on the south side.
K. Third Quarter Financial Report
Finance Director Waggener will provide an overview of the financial status of the City of Alliance during the most recent fiscal quarter, April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013.
L. 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,www.cityofalliance.net.
M. Recap Actions