At its June 4 meeting, the Gretna City Council took the following action:

• Heard a presentation on the Downtown Streetscape project.

• Waived three readings, approved and adopted Ordinance 2022, amending the zoning from agricultural to general commercial in the Royal View Apartment Community Planning Unit Development Overlay District.

• Approved and adopted Resolution 6-19 (1), approving the 2019 amended interlocal agreement for the Southern Sarpy Watershed Partnership.

• Approved and adopted Resolution 6-19 (2), approving the 2019 amended interlocal agreement for the Papio Creek Watershed Partnership.

• Held a public hearing and approved first reading of Ordinance 2045, extending the corporate limits to include SID 254, Taxlot %B in S2, T13N, R11E, Taxlots 6A and 6B, and North 45 Ft of Taxlot %5Ea in S1, T13N, R10E and adjoining Highway 6/31 and Capehart Road right-of-ways, and part of the south half of the northeast quarter in S25, T14N, R11E east of Highway 6/31 right-of-way and adjoining S. 204th Street right-of-way.

The hearing includes two pieces of land, the first located near Highway 6/31 and north of Capehart Road and is currently being used for farming, though it is zoned as high density residential or mixed-use commercial. The lot was never developed due to a sewer line that was created but never linked to city sewer and associated costs with developing that plot. The city has worked with the SID to get rid of some of those costs and make the land more likely to be developed once inside city limits.

The second plot is known as Royal View Replat 2, Lot 2, generally located west of Highway 6/31 and north of Ridgemont Street. A storage facility is expected to be built on the lot. All other lots that are part of that subdivision are already inside city limits, so the city aims to include the final lot inside the city as well. Royal View Replat 2, Lot 2, the only piece of the Royal View subdivision not currently included in city limits.

• Approved a change order of minus $4,484 to Vrba Construction Inc. for the Building U utility relocations project at the Nebraska Crossing Outlets. The council then approved a final payment of $38,091.28.

• Approved a change order for scheduling to Charles Sargent Irrigation Inc. The council then approved a payment of $115,225.20.

• Approved a special designated liquor license to Gretna Wine and Spirits for a beer garden during Gretna Days on July 27.

• Approved the City of Gretna and the Gretna Rural Fire Protection District Interlocal Agreement Amendment No. 3. The amendment extends the agreement through July 1, 2020.

• Approved the Gretna Days event for July 25 through July 28.

• Approved three sewer rate reduction requests.

• Approved the 2019–25 GIS Interlocal Agreement.

• Approved a subdivision agreement for Royal View Replat 2 Lots 1 and 2.

The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Gretna City Hall, 204 N. McKenna Ave. The council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. For agendas and past meeting minutes, visit

Rachel George

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