At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Gretna City Council took the following action:

• Approved second reading of Ordinance 2055, rezoning Aspen Creek Phase 4 Subdivision lots 358-363 and outlot R from general commercial to a mixed use commercial and business park zoning district with a corridor overlay district.

• Approved and adopted Resolution 11-19 (1), approval of a social media policy for the employee personnel manual.

• Approved a progress payment of $39,833.71 to Vrba Construction Inc. for 2019 water main improvements.

• Approved a progress payment of $92,589.49 to Kersten Construction Inc. for Lakeview water main improvements (SID 335).

• Awarded a bid of $1,172,836.38 to Compass Utility Inc. for the downtown streetscape improvements.

• Approved a bid of $693,010.65 to TJ Osborn Construction Inc. or Buffalo Creek Phase 2 I-80 Undercrossing and Phase 3 improvements.

• Approved raising the depreciation threshold from $1,000 to $5,000 for auditing and budgeting purposes. Under the old policy, it was not cost effective for city staff to track all purchases that were over the $1,000 limit for depreciation reasons, as the life expectancy for those items was so short.

• Approved a revised sewer connection agreement for the Plambeck Addition Replat 1 Subdivision (lots 1-6). The fees for the agreement have changed as plans for the property have been revised.

• Approved an interlocal agreement between the City of Gretna and Sarpy County for temporary traffic signals at the Highway 6/31 and Lincoln Road intersection. Cost is estimated at $74,000 with the city expected to pay about $54,000 of that. Many of the pieces will become permanent, a major reason for the city’s larger cost. The signals are planned to be in by mid-December.

The council then entered executive session for strategy discussions, before approving Resolution 11-19 (2), contribution and allocation of OPPD payments in lieu of taxes for the Southern Sarpy Sewer Agency.

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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