Council members voted 8-0 to grant the permit, forcing the Jensens to obtain the required building permit and pass city inspections.
The ordinances to adopt parking lot lighting standards and to rezone the former First Assembly of God Church and associated properties both won approval in the first round 8-0.
City officials said the lighting ordinance seeks to require lighting levels that will not disturb residents of neighboring homes.
The rezoning ordinance would zoning the H-1 Hospital to the vacant church at 808 W. Philip Ave. and lots at 805 W. Reid Ave. The New Life Church, which owns the properties, hopes to sell them for medical purposes.
Before addressing town planning issues, the council:
Accepted a “certificate of completion” for the reconstruction of downtown streets last year and passed orders to issue bonds totaling nearly $ 7.4 million for various completed infrastructure projects.
Approved the routine evening’s “consent agenda” after Mayor Brandon Kelliher withdrew his appointment as North Platte businesswoman Sophia Klein to a vacant position on the Composite Civil Service Commission of three members.
Kelliher apologized to Klein, who was in the audience, saying he had not noticed a provision in the bylaw stating that no more than two commission members may be from the same political party.