Approval of Minutes
City Council – Garry Gernandt
Old Market South update on discussion with City RE: Mammel Property discussion from May meeting.
Annual Banquet Final Numbers – Duane Brooks
StepUp Omaha Youth Employment Review
Fall Neighborhood Clean-up Opportunity Discussion
Mutual of Omaha Month of Caring
Discussion of Meeting location change
Next Meeting September 6th
At our next general SONA meeting we will be discussing a fall clean-up in South Omaha. The Neighborhood Center in partnership with the Peter Kiewit Foundation would are excited to offer it to SONA again this year.
We get to control how it looks, what we do, where it is, etc. So, please put on your thinking caps and let’s make this event meet the needs of your neighborhood and the entire South Omaha Community.
See the request from Ron at the Neighborhood Center below:
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:30 PM-8:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).
Where: Old Mattress Factory – 501 North 13th Street
Public Meeting Agenda
4:45 p.m.: Doors Open
5:00 p.m.: Open House Meeting begins
5:30 p.m.: Presentation
… 6:00 p.m.: Small Group Mapping Exercise
6:45 p.m.: Small Group Reports
7:30 p.m.: Meeting Ends
7:45 p.m.: Break-Down & Team Debrief
8:00 p.m.: Team Departure
MASTER PLAN FOR HISTORIC BOULEVARD SYSTEM (Follow-up Meeting)
Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m.
Hanscom Park Pavilion
3201 Woolworth Ave
With temperatures expected to remain near 100 degrees into next week, Omaha Public Power District suggests customers should plan now to conserve energy not only to reduce electricity use but also to reduce their bills for the coming period.
Sweltering temperatures and high relative humidity typically mean many air conditioners will be working in overdrive. The prolonged heat can also result in stress to the district’s electric delivery system adding to the importance of reducing demand through conservation, especially during the peak usage hours which is usually between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
OPPD serves more than 360,000 customers in 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska. The district currently has adequate generation to meet customer demands. However, that could be affected by disruptions in the transmission and distribution system locally or in other parts of the Midwest.
There are a number of ways to conserve energy and save on your energy bill while you continue to stay cool during the current heat wave.
• Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. A one-degree increase can save 3 to 5 percent on energy.
• Keep window shades and blinds closed to block direct sunlight.
• Clean or change your system’s air filter monthly to save energy and help prevent system failure.
• Use ceiling fans to enable you to raise your thermostat about 4 degrees, with no reduction in comfort.
• Turn off fans when you leave the room. Fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect.
- Delay such task as dishwashing or laundry until after 8 p.m. and restrict the use of heat-producing appliances such as ovens until later in the day.
- Unplug appliances and shut off lights that are not in use.
- Shower early in the morning or later in the evening.
OPPD offers these and many other energy efficiency tips on its web site: www.oppd.com.
Other utilities throughout the Midwest have also asked their customers to conserve electricity during the current heat wave, including Nebraska Public Power District and the Lincoln Electric System.
City to Add Shared Use and Bike Lanes on Leavenworth Street
Effort will Increase Safety and Visibility
July 13, 2012- In an effort to expand multimodal travel options in Omaha, the City will be improving conditions along Leavenworth Street from 31st Street to 13th Street with dedicated bicycle and shared use lanes. This project will rebalance the street and provide better road safety for all users whether they choose to drive, ride a bicycle, or walk. The Leavenworth project aims to connect downtown Omaha with densely populated areas in Midtown Omaha and begin to address the lack of east/west connections.
Converting Leavenworth Street will involve reconfiguring the three travel lanes in order to provide a parking lane, improve visibility, and add a bicycle lane. Leavenworth Street currently has three one-way vehicular travel lanes running eastbound between 31st Street and 13th Street. The traffic volume in this segment does not justify the need for three vehicular travel lanes. Beginning Friday, July 27, 2012 and continuing through Sunday, July 29, 2012, there will be various lane and parking restrictions throughout the corridor as crews remove the existing striping and install new striping for two vehicular travel lanes, a buffered bicycle lane and traffic signs. These improvements will serve to match the street by the Urban Village project and allow people to choose alternate transportation options.
• Deters speeding which provides better safety for all road users
• Provides dedicated space for vehicles to park on Leavenworth Street
• Better visibility for motorists exiting driveways or turning onto Leavenworth Street
• Maximizes the roadway to move the same number of people if not more
• Improved pedestrian visibility crossing Leavenworth Street
• Dedicated space for bicycles on Leavenworth Street
• Encourages more bicycling and walking in Omaha
• Businesses can benefit from increased customer access by foot and bike traffic and relieve demand for parking
• No loss of on-street parking in the area
Murthy Koti, PE
The Natural Resource District and the City of Omaha have completed the first half of the South Omaha Trail. The trail goes through SONA boundaries through the Karen Western Neighborhood. City Parks Department has invited you to join them for the ribbon cutting.
The South Omaha Connector Trail will connect the Field Club Trail to the Keystone Trail. It will allow greater recreation in the Omaha area and improve the health of our community.
Please join the celebration:
6288 H Street
Wednesday July 25
See the attached invitation and parking instructions. Please bring your bikes, kids, and be ready to celebrate!
July 4th was the last day this season to legally use “consumer fireworks” in the City of Omaha. A city ordinance allows for fireworks use again from December 28th to January 1st and allows for sales to continue through the 5th of July. The Omaha Police Department will be hosting a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday July 14, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for those who have fireworks/guns that they would like to properly dispose of. The event will be held at two locations in the metro area and will accept all fireworks, ammunition and guns with no questions asked.
Ambassador Worshintreet (Former Wal‐mart) p Ceter, 103rd and Fort Street (former Wal-mart)
Seymour Smith Park, 72nd and Harrison Street
Those participating in the event will be the Omaha Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Nebraska State Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, La Vista Police Department, Ralston Police Department, Omaha Fire Department, Papillion Police Department, Ralston Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska State Fire Marshal and Omaha Public Works Department.
The Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day has many goals that would be beneficial for public participation. The day gives the public the opportunity to dispose of fireworks, firearms, ammunition, or any other explosive devices at a safe location with no questions asked. The operation will also give authorities the opportunity to educate the public on the dangers of fireworks and other explosives.
No compensation will be given for guns dropped off, except the peace of mind that one less gun will be available to those who chose to use it to harm another or commit a crime.
Note: It is helpful if guns are unloaded, but it is not necessary. If you are unable to unload the gun, or are unsure if it is loaded, please tell staff before you remove it from your vehicle.
For more information contact Sergeant Matt Manhart at 402‐444‐3342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Omaha is offering homeowners a chance to make long-term savings in the reEnergize Program. Open to all homeowners within the city limits of Omaha, the reEnergize Program can cover up to half the cost of energy upgrades that are recommended through a professional energy evaluation. Evaluations are performed by qualified and local energy evaluators. Energy upgrades are implemented by qualified and vetted local contractors. Energy upgrades could include replacing an energy efficient air conditioner furnace or water heater, adding insulation in walls attic or basement, and sealing your home for drafts and leaks, new lighting, storm windows, and a number of other energy upgrades that represent the most cost effective upgrades. Window and door replacements are not qualified upgrades.
reEnergize also offers financing to help participants meet the costs of making upgrades. Qualifying participants can enter the low and moderate income path where a $100 total program cost can get up to $3,000 worth of the most cost effective upgrades. Additionally, the reEnergize Program offers a Commercial and Non-Profit Program. Building owners within the city limits receive FREE energy evaluation and advising services ($6,500 value). To learn more about the various opportunities to save energy in your home or building please visit www.reEnergizeProgram.org.
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