City of Omaha Public Notices
City of Omaha Public Notices 
CITY PUBLIC NOTICES 3/29/19  03/29/19 4:25:14 PM

CITY OF OMAHA
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
 
The City Council of the City of Omaha will have a Pre-Council Meeting at 10:30 A.M. in the Conference Room, LC-1, Omaha/Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, for the purpose of discussing the agenda items and briefing and discussion of public business; and a regular Council Meeting at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the Legislative Chambers of the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Proposed agenda kept continually current shall be available for public inspection in the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center at the Office of the City Clerk, but the Council shall have the right to modify the agenda to include items of an emergency nature only at such public meeting when convened.
 
Elizabeth Butler
City Clerk
 
ALL REQUESTS FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS (SIGNERS) WILL REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS ADVANCE NOTICE.
 
IF ALTERNATIVE FORMATS ARE NEEDED, ALL REQUESTS WILL REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS ADVANCE NOTICE.
 
PLEASE NOTIFY SHERRI BROWN AT (402) 444-5554 IF ARRANGEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE.
 
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CITY OF OMAHA
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Omaha, Nebraska, will hold public hearings on April 2, 2019, beginning at 2:00 PM in Legislative Chambers, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68183, for the purpose of hearing testimony for:
 
An ordinance declaring the necessity of acquiring, for use by the City of Omaha, the necessary private property for the purpose of constructing the Elkhorn WWTF Decommissioning and Interceptor Sewer Extension project identified as OPW 52982; providing that the City negotiate with the property owners for land acquisitions, permanent easements and temporary construction easements, providing that as to each specified parcel which cannot be obtained by negotiation, condemnation proceedings be undertaken and completed
 
An ordinance approving a redevelopment and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Omaha and Design Development, LLC, to implement the Forty9Place Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Project Plan for a redevelopment project site located at 209 South 49th Street, which proposes the new construction of a row house development containing nine residential units, each with a two-stall garage, in a three-story structure; the agreement authorizes the use of up to $883,105.00, plus accrued interest, in excess ad valorem taxes (TIF) generated by the development to help fund the cost of the project
 
An ordinance approving an Agreement for the sale of City-owned real property; to provide that notwithstanding any provisions of the Omaha Municipal Code to the contrary, the City is authorized to enter into the Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Carver Financial Innovation Center, LLC, 2414 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68110, to convey the property described in the agreement, located at 2414-2416 Lake Street and 2410 Lake Street and is part of the North Omaha Community Development Plan and the North Omaha Village Revitalization Plan also located within the associated development and is made pursuant to the Nebraska Community Development Law and conforms to all rules and regulations for the Community Development Block Grant program, in consideration of the sum of $115,000.00 which will be deposited into the Community Development Block Grant, Fund 12186, Organization No. 128072, costs incurred not to exceed $500.00 will be paid from Community Development Block Grant, Fund 12186, Organization No. 128072, Project No. 5424, Task 10.1666, Award 10053
 
An ordinance levying a special tax assessment for cutting and clearing weeds, grass and worthless vegetation in accordance with Sections 18-21 through 18-30 of the Omaha Municipal Code on certain lots in the City of Omaha – Group No. 2019-06
 
An ordinance levying a special tax assessment for the removal of litter in accordance with Sections 18-21 through 18-30 of the Omaha Municipal Code on certain lots in the City of Omaha – Group No. 2019-07
 
An ordinance (1) to approve a professional services agreement between the City of Omaha and Patrick Rowland in the amount of $27,000.00; and (2) to authorize funding for such agreement from the City of Omaha’s FY 2018 Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Grant Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods) (PSN), Award #2018-GP-BX-0012, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance; to provide funding for one (1) PSN Director of Operations; involving appropriations of more than one year in conformity with Section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter
 
An ordinance to amend Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code concerning employment classifications by adding the employment classification entitled Grant Accountant with a salary range of 14.2 MC ($54,016 to $65,922); to repeal Section 23-177 as heretofore existing
 
An ordinance to amend Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code concerning employment classifications by adding the employment classification entitled Quality Assurance Supervisor with a salary range of 22.1 MC ($74,142 to $90,491); to repeal Section 23-177 as heretofore existing
 
An ordinance to approve exercising both one-year options in an Agreement between the City of Omaha, and AOT Public Safety Corporation. The Agreement was for a five-year term and was approved on November 4, 2014 by Ordinance No. 40172; and AOT Public Safety Corporation provided billing and collection services for intrusion/fire alarm registrations, false alarm billings, and monitoring company fines and fee billings. (The Finance Director is authorized to make payments in conformance with the Agreement from General Fund 11111, Organization 119014, Account 42239.)
 
An ordinance authorizing and approving a Lease Purchase Agreement between the City of Omaha Public Facilities Corporation and the City of Omaha, Nebraska to provide funds: (1) for the lease-purchase of and the financing of police radio communication equipment, a fire station alerting system, a vehicle for the mayor’s office and a library radio frequency identification system, and (2) to refund on a current refunding basis all of the outstanding amounts of the Corporation’s (a) Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Library Project) Series 2007A, (b) Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Library and Equipment Project) Series 2008A, and (c) Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Technology and Forestry Equipment Project) Series 2011; authorizing and approving separate Site Lease Agreements between the Corporation and the City for the leasing of the respective project sites by the City to the Corporation, authorizing and approving a Bill of Sale by the City to the Corporation for the sale of certain equipment and a vehicle to the Corporation, approving an Indenture of Trust between the Corporation and First National Bank of Omaha, as Trustee and Paying Agent, approving the terms and conditions of the Corporation’s approximately $9,425,000.00 aggregate principal amount Lease Revenue Bonds and Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, to be issued in two or more separate series as set forth in the Indenture and the issuance and delivery thereof; delegating authority to the City’s Finance Director to determine the final price, interest rates, principal amount and redemption provisions for the Bonds; authorizing and directing the Corporation to redeem the Refunded Bonds; and satisfying applicable federal income tax law requirements. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: ARTICLE I FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS The Mayor and Council of the City of Omaha hereby find and determine: (a) the City of Omaha Public Facilities Corporation, a nonprofit corporation organized under Nebraska law (the "Corporation"), has been established for the purpose of assisting the City of Omaha, Nebraska (the "City") in the (i) acquisition, construction, improving, furnishing and equipping of improvements and additions to public buildings and (ii) the acquisition of equipment and vehicles for the benefit of the City; and (b) the City has acquired or wishes to acquire, police radio communication equipment, a fire station alerting system, a vehicle for the mayor's office and a library radio frequency identification system, for the benefit of, and to assist the City of Omaha Police Department, the City of Omaha Fire Department, the City of Omaha Mayor's Office and the City of Omaha Public Library system, all of such departments which shall use and operate such equipment and vehicle in the furtherance of their duties to the City (collectively, the "New Money Project"); and ( c) the Corporation is willing (i) to issue its lease revenue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $1,825,000 (the "New Money Bonds") on behalf of the City, the proceeds of which New Money Bonds will be used, in part, to acquire, improve, furnish and equip the New Money Project and (ii) to lease the New Money Project to the City; and (d) the Corporation previously has issued on behalf of the City its $4,235,000 aggregate principal amount of Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Library Project) Series 2007 A, of which $2,320,000 remains outstanding (the "Series 2007 A Library Bonds"); and (e) the Corporation previously has issued on behalf of the City its $7,255,000 aggregate principal amount of Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Library and Equipment Project) Series 2008A, of which $4,290,000 remains outstanding (the "Series 2008A Library and Equipment Bonds"); and (f) the Corporation previously has issued on behalf of the City its $5,160,000 aggregate principal amount of Lease Revenue Bonds (Omaha Technology and Forestry Equipment Project) Series 2011, of which $665,000 remains outstanding (the "Series 2011 Technology and Forestry Bonds"); and (g) to realize interest cost savings, the City finds it necessary and desirable that all of the remaining outstanding amounts of the (i) Series 2007 A Library Bonds which were used to finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of capital improvements for A.V. Sorensen Public Library and South Omaha Public Library, City-owned public library facilities (the "Library Project") (ii) Series 2008A Library and Equipment Bonds which were used to finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of capital improvements for certain library facilities located at the Saddlebrook School Library and Community Center, a City.;owned public library facility (the "Library and Equipment Project"); and (iii) Series 2011 Technology and Forestry Bonds which were used to finance the acquisition of certain computer and forestry equipment (the "Technology and Forestry Project" and together with the Library Project and the Library and Equipment Project, the "Projects"), be refunded and called for redemption in advance of the respective maturities thereof; and (h) the City intends that certain parcels of real estate leased or owned by the City, being the Library Project site and the Library and Equipment Project site, all within the geographical boundaries of the City and to be legally described in separate Site Leases, constitute a part of and be the location of the Library Project site and the Library and Equipment Project site, respectively; and (i) the Corporation is willing (i) to issue its lease revenue refunding bonds in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $7,600,000 (the "Refunding Bonds" and together with the New Money Bonds, the "Bonds") to refund and redeem (on a current refunding basis) the Series 2007A Library Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $2,320,000, the Series 2008A Library and Equipment Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $4,290,000, and the Series 2011 Technology and Forestry Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $665,000 (collectively, the "Refunded Bonds") and (ii) to lease the Library Project, the Library and Equipment Project and the Technology and Forestry Project to the City; and (j) the City and the Corporation, pursuant to Section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Omaha, 1956, as amended (the "Home Rule Charter"), contemplate (i) entering into an Amended and Restated Site Lease Agreement (the "Library Project Site Lease"), whereby the Corporation will lease the Library Project site from the City, (ii) entering into an Amended and Restated Site Lease Agreement (the "Library and Equipment Project Site Lease" and together with the Library Project Site Lease, the "Site Leases"), whereby the Corporation will lease the Library and Equipment Project site from the City, (iii) entering into the Bill of Sale (the "Bill of Sale") pursuant to which the City will sell ·the equipment and vehicle which comprise the New Money Project to the Corporation and (iv) entering into a Lease-Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") whereby the City will lease the Library Project, the Library and Equipment Project, the Technology and Forestry Project and the New Money Project from the Corporation and pay as rental payments the amounts necessary timely to discharge the indebtedness created by the Corporation's issuance of the Bonds; and (k) the Corporation is willing to enter into an Indenture of Trust (the "Indenture") with First National Bank of Omaha, as trustee and paying agent (the "Trustee"), setting forth the maturities, interest rates and other terms and conditions of the Bonds, and providing for (i) the application of the proceeds of the New Money Bonds to the costs of the New Money Project and (ii) the application of the proceeds of the Refunding Bonds to the redemption of the Refunded Bonds; and (1) under applicable Internal Revenue Service rulings, approval by the City Council of the issuance of the Bonds by the Corporation is required in order that the interest on the Bonds qualify for exclusion from gross income of the holders for the purpose of federal income taxation; and (m) the Corporation has requested D.A. Davidson & Co. (the "Underwriter") to underwrite the Bonds; and (n) the City has determined that it is in its best interest that the Corporation issue the Bonds and apply the proceeds thereof to (i) acquiring the New Money Project and (ii) refunding and redeeming the Refunded Bonds and that it is necessary for the City to enter into the Agreement, the Site Leases, and the Bill of Sale, approve the Indenture and satisfy certain requirements of federal income tax law in order that the interest on the Bonds shall be excluded from gross income of the holders thereof for federal income tax purposes. ARTICLE II AUTHORIZATIONS AND APPROVALS Section 11.1. The previous formation of the Corporation is hereby acknowledged, approved and ratified by the City Council, and the Corporation is requested and authorized to do that which is necessary and appropriate in order that the Corporation may issue the Bonds on behalf of the City for the purpose of (i) acquiring the New Money Project, (ii) refunding and· redeeming the Refunded Bonds and (iii) paying costs of issuance of the Bonds. Section 11.2. The Agreement is hereby authorized and approved in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 .17 of the Home Rule Charter, and the Mayor of the City shall execute the Agreement by and on behalf of the City, with the official seal of the City impressed or imprinted thereon and attested by the City Clerk, in substantially the form presented to the City Council and attached hereto as Exhibit A, subject to such changes, insertions and omissions and fillingsin of blanks as shall have been approved by the City officials executing the same pursuant to this Section. Section 11.3. The Site Leases are hereby authorized and approved, and the Mayor of the City shall execute the Site Leases by and on behalf of the City, with the official seal of the City impressed or imprinted thereon and attested by the City Clerk, in substantially the form presented to the City Council and attached hereto as Exhibit B, Subject to such changes, insertions and omissions and fillingsin of blanks as shall have been approved by the City officials executing the same pursuant to this Section. Section 11.4. The Bill of Sale is hereby authorized and approved, and the Mayor of the City shall execute the Bill of Sale by and on behalf of the City, with the official seal of the City impressed or imprinted thereon and attested by the City Clerk, in substantially the form presented to the City Council and attached hereto as Exhibit C, subject to such changes, insertions and omissions and fillingsin of blanks as shall have been approved by the City officials executing the same pursuant to this Section. Section 11.5. The Indenture in substantially the form presented to the City Council and attached hereto as Exhibit D, is hereby authorized and approved. Section 11.6. Payment by the City of the leasepurchase rental amounts from time to time respectively due under and pursuant to the Agreement is hereby authorized and directed. Section II. 7. The City Finance Director (or the City Comptroller if the Finance Director is unable for any reason to exercise such authority) is authorized and directed to approve on behalf of the City, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Corporation's designation and establishment of the following terms 'in connection with each series of the Bonds: (1) the aggregate principal amount of the Bonds to be issued, not exceeding the aggregate principal amounts set forth in Article I, paragraphs (c) and (i), (2) the years in which a principal maturity of the Bonds shall occur and the principal amount of the Bonds to mature in each of such years, maturing on such dates as he or she may determine in each year, (3) the date of final maturity of the Bonds, which shall in no event be later than June 1, 2031, ( 4) the date or dates upon which the Bonds shall be sold, (5) the rate or rates of interest to be carried by each maturity of the Bonds, such that the true interest cost of the Bonds shall not exceed 4.00% per annum, (6) the first interest payment date for each series of the Bonds, (7) the purchase price for each series of the Bonds, which shall be no less than 96% of the principal amount thereof (including an underwriter discount of not to exceed 0.70%), and (8) all other terms of the Bonds not otherwise determined or fixed by the provisions of this Ordinance. Section 11.8. The issuance and delivery by the Corporation of the Bonds is subject to final written approval of the terms of the Bonds by the City Finance Director, as provided by Section 2.7, in an Award Certificate delivered by the City. Section 11.9. The Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Director (or any officer of the City authorized to act in the capacity of Mayor, City Clerk or Finance Director) are hereby authorized and directed punctually to execute such instruments, certificates and documents as may be necessary and appropriate and to do all acts and things required therein by the terms, covenants, provisions and agreements of this Ordinance, the Bonds, the Agreement, the Site Leases, the Bill of Sale, and the Indenture. The officers, employees and agents of the City are hereby authorized and directed to do all acts and things necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Ordinance. Section 11.10. The Corporation is hereby requested to issue the Refunding Bonds and to apply a portion of the proceeds of the Refunding Bonds to the redemption of said bonds in accordance with their terms. Section 11.11. The City will accept delivery of full legal and unencumbered title (or possession, as the case may be) to the New Money Project, the Library Project, the Library and Equipment Project and the Technology and Forestry Project not later than the term set forth in the Agreement. ARTICLE III EFFECTIVE DATE This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect on the date of its passage, this Ordinance not being legislative in character and immediate effectiveness being within the provisions of Section 2.12 of the Home Rule Charter.
 
Anyone interested in these matters should be in attendance.   
 
Elizabeth Butler, CMC
City Clerk
City of Omaha
 
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AGENDA
CITY OF OMAHA STEAMFITTER/PIPEFITTERS BOARD
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019
PUBLIC MEETING - 1:00 PM
12th FLOOR - ROOM 1210
OMAHA/DOUGLAS CIVIC CENTER ? 1819 FARNAM STREET
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Election of Officers
Approval of Applications to Test – Master
Approval of Applications to Test – Journeyman
Request for Information
Grading of Exams
NOTE: All requests for sign language interpreters (signers) will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.  If necessary, contact the Board Secretary at (402) 444-5150 ext. 2062.
The Steamfitter/Pipefitters Board reserves the right to amend the above agenda.  The Steamfitter/Pipefitters Board agenda and other information regarding the Steamfitter/Pipefitters Board and Planning Department are available on the Internet at
https://planning.cityofomaha.org/boards/steamfitters-examining-board. Agendas available on the Internet are subject to change and are for convenience purposes only.  A copy of the official agenda, kept continually current, shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Omaha Planning Department, 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 1110, Omaha, Nebraska, during normal business hours.
Prior to the hearing, the applicant may schedule a time to review the City’s case file during normal business hours by contacting the Board Secretary at 402-444-5150 ext. 2062.  If an alternative (audio version) to this agenda is necessary, please notify the Board Secretary at 402-444-5150 ext. 2062, 72 hours in advance.
Thomas E. Phipps,
Administrator
City of Omaha Steamfitter/Pipefitters Board
 
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