Council Meeting Minutes January 5, 2023





A meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Plainview, Nebraska, was held at the Council Chambers in said City on the 5th day of January at 6:00 o’clock P.M. 


Roll call was held and present were: Mayor Smith; Council Members: Alder, Born, Janovec and Sanne Absent: None


The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited.


Mayor Smith opened the meeting and announced to individuals in attendance that a full copy of the new Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted on the east wall of the Council Chambers.


Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by Publication, a designated method for giving notice, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.  Notice of this meeting was given to the Mayor and all Members of the Council and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda is attached to the minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the Mayor and Council of this meeting.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.


Jeremy Tarr was present as City Administrator

Courtney Retzlaff was present as City Clerk.

Bruce Curtiss was present as City Attorney.


At 6:03 PM Mayor Smith opened the Public Hearing on a Special Use Permit for development of a Dollar General.


Presentations were given by Allee Barton and Adam Charleston of Husch Blackwell and Tyler Oliver of Colby Capital. Barton explained to the council 18 exhibits that were given in consideration of the SUP and that all requirements were met for zoning codes and Ordinance 978. Barton also gave a timeline of Colby’s development of the property beginning in February of 2021 with a purchase agreement of the property entered into by Colby with Madison County Bank and concluding with the submittal of the SUP to the City of Plainview in September of 2022.


Council members asked questions to Husch Blackwell and Colby Capital with concerns on the development of the Dollar General in Plainview.


City Attorney Curtiss presented 7 exhibits from the City for the council to review and 3 exhibits regarding data collected by Plainview Economic Development. Susan Norris spoke to the council about the PED exhibits.

Public comments were received from Carolyn Smith, Rick Mosel and Dorothy Holmes with concerns on what impact a Dollar General could have on existing businesses in Plainview and the impact it will have on the surrounding neighborhood.


At 7:46 PM Mayor Smith closed the public hearing.


Sanne moved to take all information presented under advisement with discussion to occur at the next regular meeting on January 10th. Janovec seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.


Sanne moved to adjourn the meeting. Alder seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0


TIME: 7:47 P.M.




Robert Smith, Mayor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                







Courtney Retzlaff, City Clerk/Treasurer



I, the undersigned, City Clerk for the City of Plainview, Nebraska, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of proceedings had and done by the Mayor and Council on 1/5/2023; that all of the subjects included in the foregoing proceedings were contained in the agenda for the meeting, kept continually current and readily available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk; that such subjects were contained in said agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting; that at least one copy of all reproducible material discussed at the meeting was available at the meeting for examination and copying by members of the public; that the said minutes from which the foregoing proceedings have been extracted were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; that all news media requesting notification concerning meetings of said body were provided advance notification of the time and place of said meeting and the subjects to be discussed at said meeting.






Courtney Retzlaff, City Clerk/Treasurer                                                              (SEAL)

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