Resignation of Tyler accepted at May 9, 2019 meeting
At the May 9, 2019 meeting of the Mayor and Council, Council Member Gerry Tyler submitted his resignation from the Council effective June 30, 2019. Tyler has served on the Council since 2007 when he was appointed to the position by Mayor Reitmajer to fill a seat vacated by Craig Breunig.
To fill the vacancy, Mayor Johnson will submit a name to the City Council for appointment to the vacated position. Tyler represents Third Ward, which includes the area of Wahoo located east of Chestnut Street and north of 5th Street. To be considered for the position, an individual must reside in Third Ward, and must be a registered voter. To submit your name for consideration, please contact Lucinda Morrow, City Clerk at 402-443-3222 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Mayor will interview parties interested in serving and will make a recommendation to the Council for approval.
The qualified candidate, if approved by the Council, would serve the balance of the term until December 10, 2020. The Council meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Occasional special meetings are called as needed. As spelled out by ordinance, all Council members receive $2,000 per year for serving.
Adopted May 23, 2019
Over the past several months a committee comprised of Planning Commission members, City Council members, and City Staff have been working on development of Design Standards for development and construction along the transportation corridors of Wahoo. The committee was tasked with this responsibility by the City Council for two reasons: 1) in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan there was repeated need expressed for this to be completed, and 2) to protect the investment in the Chestnut Street, 1st Street, and the Expressway improvements that have been and are being completed. The corridors included in the areas where these standards are proposed for implementation include (see map below):
- Hwy 77/92 Expressway located within City of Wahoo Zoning Jurisdiction
- Chestnut Street from the UP RR Crossing (2 blocks south of 1st Street) to the intersection with Hwy 77/92 Expressway
- 1st Street from Chestnut Street west to the intersection with Hwy 77/92 Expressway
- 15th Street from Chestnut Street west to the intersection with Hwy 77/92 Expressway
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on these proposed standards on May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The City Council held a public meeting at their meeting on May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to these public hearing opportunities, the public was encouraged to offer comments either in favor or opposing the proposed standards in writing for consideration by either dropping the written comments at City Hall or by email to email@example.com.
In the development of these standards there was much conversation about the importance of creating something that would accomplish the goals as stated above, but which would be flexible in use. The result is a set of standards that provide options to the developer/owner making improvements to chose from. There is a desired "score" that must be met for a project to be approved, but there is flexibility in how that score can be achieved. So if a project does not have (for example only) proposed materials for the exterior that score the project points, other options such as landscaping, color of exterior finishes, etc., can be used to meet the desired score.
Anticipated Phasing of Construction
In June 2018, M.E. Collins Contracting met with the property owners along the Chestnut Street Corridor. At that meeting, a preliminary schedule was shared with property owners. This can be reviewed by clicking on this link. Please keep in mind this is preliminary and subject to change due to weather and necessary accomdations. Any further questions on the schedule should be directed to City Hall at 402-443-3222.
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The Mayor and Council of the City of Wahoo meet regularly on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 605 North Broadway. They also convene as needed for special meetings which can be called by either the Mayor or by three of the six Council members. All meetings are open to the public and are held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act . . . read more
Council members of the City of Wahoo are elected from three wards within the City and serve four year terms. Elections are held every even numbered year with one representative being elected from each ward. ( Ward Map ) The Council serves as the legislative division of city government and performs duties and has such powers as authorized by law. They are tasked . . . read more