City Council Approves YMCA to Manage City Pool | Gretna

For the later seasons of the Gretna City pool, things will be a little different.

The City of Gretna approved a management agreement with the YMCA of Greater Omaha to operate the pool on behalf of the city at the Tuesday, February 15, meeting of the Gretna City Council.

With just two seasons left until the city pool closes — the Gretna Crossing Park Recreation and Aquatic Center is set to open in September 2023 — city staff thought the deal would be a good way to go. to allow the YMCA to get to know Gretna, City Administrator Paula Dennison said at the meeting.

The city will maintain the pool with regards to repairs, chemicals and maintenance of the facilities. The YMCA will provide staff and management, swimming lessons and programming.

“The Y has extensive experience, capability and personnel to operate our pool,” read a staff report presented to the board. “They see this opportunity as a win-win and are excited to get to know the Gretna community.”

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Also at its February 15 meeting, the board:

Approved a payment of $18,711.90 to Groupe DLR for work at the aquatic center.

Approved the following payments from the Gretna Crossing Park project to JEO Consulting: $81,711.25 for work on baseball/softball fields and passive park facilities; $11,076 for grading, pavement and utilities; and $10,735 for Capehart Road improvements.

Approved a payment of $1,466,154.52 to MCL Construction for work at the Gretna Community Center.

Held a public hearing and ultimately approved a final flat and rezoning from transitional farming to residential estates for a subdivision known as WynnWood Phase 2, generally located south of 226th Street and Schram Road (at south of WynnWood Estates Phase 1.) No one from the public spoke at the hearing.

Held a public hearing and ultimately approved a preliminary plan and rezoning from transitional agriculture to higher density residential R-4 for a subdivision known as Harvest Creek, generally located near 216th Street and the Lincoln Road.

Presentation and approval in first reading of Ordinance 2107, modifying the number of pyrotechnic stands. Currently, the number of stalls he has set at no more than six in City Code. Due to the growth in population and area of ​​the city in 2021, the staff assessed the number of formulas. From now on, the code will allow one stand per 1,000 inhabitants. Therefore, a current population of 9,323 people will allow for the installation of nine kiosks within the city’s corporate limits. This formula will grow as the city grows and will not have to be re-addressed as the city grows, according to a staff report on the matter.

Presentation and approval in first reading of Order 2108, 2022 Gretna GO Water Refunding Bonds (Series 2017.) The board then presented and approval in first reading of Order 2109, 2022 Gretna Public Safety Tax Anticipation Refunding Bonds (Series 2017.) During the meeting, a representative from the city’s financial adviser, DA Davidson & Co., said the orders were a proactive measure. Council approval will now allow the city to act quickly in May or June, when the bonds can be redeemed, should rates improve. Quick action would allow the city to obtain better interest rates, thereby increasing savings.

Approved and adopted a resolution approving the policy for the development and financing of transport infrastructure, streets and paths of the City of Gretna. The plan formally adopts the Transportation Plan of the Gretna Comprehensive Plan Update 2021 and its street classifications, street designations, general right-of-way requirements, street projects, future projects, pedestrian systems and pathways and components. transportation policies.

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