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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • City's Nov. 5 agenda includes board of appeals changes

  • After postponing an Oct. 23 hearing for the Albert and Linda Zook house condemnation for lack of a "super majority," city officials scheduled an amendment to change the make-up of the board of appeals.

    City commissioners are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 to consider an ordinance that would add two alternate members to the board for five year terms.
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  • After postponing an Oct. 23 hearing for the Albert and Linda Zook house condemnation for lack of a "super majority," city officials scheduled an amendment to change the make-up of the board of appeals.
    City commissioners are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 to consider an ordinance that would add two alternate members to the board for five year terms.
    The five-member board is called the "board of building appeals" in the ordinance. The amendment would authorize the mayor to appoint two alternative members who can attend meetings and exercise all authority of regular members, if less than a full number of the board members are attending.
    The ordinance suggests that the board would comprise of a representative of the real estate or mortgage lending, a representative of physician or nurse, two representatives of architect, engineer, contractor or building materials dealer and one at large.
    The city will also consider an agreement with United Private Works to use city road right-of-way for a fiber optic line and Great Plains Communications to bury fiber optics to the cell tower in Steinhart Park near the ballfield.
    The city will seek proposals for a combined health insurance management for utilities and city employees.
    A jump start agreement with Charge Point of Campbell, Calif., will be considered. The city would agree to install equipment to charge electric-powered cars by Jan. 31, 2013.
    Fees for rescue and fire are also on the agenda. A proposal would raise advanced life support rescue service from $760 to $870. Fire engine charges would be pumper truck, $500 an hour; tanker, $350 an hour; grass rig, $150 hour; and aerial, $900 and hour.
     

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