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Sarpy County
September 20, 2017

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19, approved an interlocal agreement with the cities of Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion and Springfield to create the Sarpy County and Sarpy Cities Wastewater Agency.

Once approved by the five cities, the agency will oversee the construction of a wastewater...

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September 19, 2017

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska – The 55th Wing has rescheduled an emergency response exercise that was scheduled to begin on the base after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The exercise is now scheduled to begin after 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

During the exercise, base personnel and members of the local community may hear loud noises or see emergency response vehicles responding to the exercise area.

This is a routine training exercise designed to test the tactics, techniques and procedures of base emergency responders and personnel.

For more information, call 55th Wing Public Affairs at (402) 294-3663 or email 55WG.PA@us.af.mil.

September 18, 2017

Sarpy County residents can get rid of their old tires for free on Oct. 21 at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Sarpy County will collect scrap tires at the south end of the fairgrounds at 142nd Street and Pflug Road on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until reaching 150 tons of scrap. People will be required to provide a driver’s license or OPPD bill with an address to prove they live in Sarpy County.

There is no limit to the number of tires a person can bring, but when participants check in they will need to report the number of tires they are dropping off and where the tires came from. Rims and tubes won’t be accepted, nor will drop-offs from retailers. Participants have to unload their own tires.

To avoid traffic issues on South 144th Street/Highway 50, participants should not turn onto Pflug Road from South 144th Street/Highway 50. Instead, participants should approach the fairgrounds from the east. If traveling on South 144th Street/Highway 50, turn east onto Main Street, then south onto South 1st Street and finally west onto Pflug Road.

The scrap tire collection is being funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

Residents with questions about the event should call Sarpy County Environmental Services at 402-253-2371 or visit Sarpy.com.

September 15, 2017

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners adopted a new Comprehensive Plan on Sept. 12, 2017.

The plan creates a unified vision for the build-out of Sarpy County and integrates the growth plans for its five municipalities. Over the past several decades, Sarpy County and its communities are among the fastest growing areas in Nebraska. The vision of this plan was to create the tools and policies to manage this growth to promote optimal build-out for the area through the long-term future.

The Comprehensive Plan unifies existing countywide planning efforts under a single umbrella document, while recognizing the important planning initiatives undertaken by Sarpy County agencies and all levels of government and community organizations.

The plan focuses on seven key topics: county facilities, land use and management, utilities and infrastructure, transportation, environmental resources and recreation, economic development and energy.

Read the 2017 Sarpy County Comprehensive Plan

View the Sarpy County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map

View the Sarpy County Comprehensive Plan Growth Management Zones Map

Visit the Sarpy County Planning Department’s website

September 13, 2017

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Sarpy County’s bond rating to Aaa, the highest rating offered by the organization. The county previously held an Aa1 rating, the second-highest rating. Both ratings are considered extremely strong.

“This outstanding bond rating is a result of strong growth, a well-thought-out and fully funded pension plan, a thoughtful cash reserve, the investment taking place at Offutt Air Force Base and a strong and healthy financial structure,” said Sarpy County Board Chair Don Kelly.

This is the first time the county has received an Aaa rating, which means Sarpy County will qualify for the lowest possible interest rates, resulting in lower costs for Sarpy County taxpayers. In assigning the rating, Moody’s cited the county’s economic ties to the growing metropolitan area, a low pension burden and stable financial operations with healthy operating reserves.

Board Vice Chair Jim Warren credits the rating to fiscally conservative elected officials and Sarpy County’s administration, specifically Fiscal Administrator Brian Hanson.

“Our rating is a direct result of Brian’s leadership,” Warren said. “He is an incredible asset to Sarpy County, the County Board and all Sarpy County taxpayers. His impact can’t be underestimated.”

Moody’s rates bonds on a scale from Aaa to C, with Aaa bonds being deemed the highest quality with the lowest credit risk.

About Sarpy County

Sarpy County, population 158,840, is just south of the City of Omaha and is home to Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion and Springfield. Sarpy County is also home to Offutt Air Force Base.

September 12, 2017

 

168th Street

Between Giles Road and Harrison Street

 

Reminder, on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, Sarpy County Public Works along with Western Engineering Company will close 168th Street from Giles Road to Harrison Street thru traffic.  Bridge and roadway rehabilitation and maintence work will take place along this section of roadway.    The closure is anticipated to last approximately 8-10 weeks, weather dependent.   

Phase A will be a 30 Working Day Closure from Josephine Street south to Giles Road.  Phase B will be a 12 Working Day closure of 168th From Josephine Street north to Harrison Street.  168th Street from Giles Road to Harrison Street will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project.

The project is in response to an emergent condition of the bridge abutments over the BNSF Railroad that will require the closure of 168th Street.  While the roadway is closed, there will be a drainage project to address erosion to the South Papillion Creek, and a project to correct pavement failures in the asphalt paving from approximately Gertrude Street to Harrison Street. These pavement failures are best addressed at this time to minimize traffic disturbance.  Currently, roadway widening is being contemplated from HWY N370 to Harrison Street, and the goal of this project is to preserve this section of roadway up and until the widening is to commence at a future date.

Millard Park residents who live off of 168th and Josephine, please note you will detour north in Phase A and detour south in Phase B.  Cedar Ridge residents and RCI Roofing will detour to the south for the entirety of the project.  All other developments are to utilize other access points as best as possible.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact Brian Becker, Construction Manager, Sarpy County Public Works at 402-537-6924.   

 

 

August 18, 2017

Sarpy County Public Works has closed the following road due to an emergent condition:

234th Street

Between Pflug Road and US HWY 6

Effective today, 8/18/17, Sarpy County Public Works has closed 234th Street from Pflug Road to US HWY 6 to thru traffic.  The bridge north of Pflug Road has been closed due to an emergent condition.   The bridge is closed to all traffic, and the roadway closure will be in effect until further notice.

Sarpy County Contact:  Gregg Nisotis, Engineer – 402-537-6913 (Office)           

We are asking the traveling public to be aware of the closure and to find alternate routes of travel.  Local traffic will be allowed to access all properties throughout the duration of closure.

August 18, 2017

Road Closure Notice

The City of Gretna, along with Engemann Drainage Company will have the following road closed for utility construction:

Capehart Road

Between 204th Street and 192nd Street

Beginning at 10:00 am on Monday, August 21st, 2017, Engemann Drainage Company will close Capehart Road from 204th Street to 192nd Street to thru traffic. Engemann Drainage Company will be constructing a sanitary sewer crossing just east of 204th Street.  This closure is tentatively expected to last 4 days, weather dependent.

Contractor:                Justin Engemann, Project Superintendent, Engemann Drainage Company 816-244-7464 (cell)

Project Engineer:   Greg Perry, PE, Project Manager, Olmsted and Perry Consulting Engineers 402-399-8552 (office)    

We are asking the traveling public to be aware of the closure and to find alternate routes of travel.  Local traffic will be allowed to access all properties throughout construction.

August 10, 2017

Effective IMMEDIATELY,  Sarpy County Public Works has closed Cornhusker Road from HWY 31 to 192nd Street to thru traffic.  The bridge west of the railroad undercrossing has been closed due to an emergent condition.   The bridge is closed to all traffic, and the roadway closure will be in effect until further notice.

We are asking the traveling public to be aware of the closure and to find alternate routes of travel.  Local traffic will be allowed to access all properties throughout construction.

Further updates will be posted as available.

July 31, 2017

August 2nd-6th 2017 - Springfield, Nebraska   MAP

Sarpy County Fair Events Schedule

July 31, 2017

Due to weather conditions this project did NOT start on Wednesday, July 26 but rather Friday, July 28. New estimated completion date is Wednesday, August 2.  

The Sarpy County Public Works Department along with Ruff Grading will have the following road(s) closed due to construction:

Beginning Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28, Ruff Grading will be closing 108th Street from Cornhusker Road to Wittmus Drive during the day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this time the contractor will be using large equipment to move a substantial amount of dirt from the east side of 108th to the west side. The road will be opened each day during the evening hours. It is anticipated that the closure will be for these 3 days. Weather permitting.

We are asking the traveling public to be aware of the road closures and to find alternate routes of travel. NOTE: Residents along these roadways will be allowed to access their property during this time of construction

Use Cornhusker Rd, 114th St, Hwy 370 and Wittmus Drive

July 24, 2017

Beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, Sarpy County Public Works will be closing Fairview Road from 114th Street to 120th Street. They will be removing an existing metal culvert and replacing with a larger metal culvert and re-profiling the roadway.

It is anticipated the project will be completed in two weeks, weather permitting.

We are asking the traveling public to be aware of the road closure and the appropriate detours. Residents will be allowed access to their property during construction.

July 21, 2017

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of John M. Hubbard as Sarpy County’s new Corrections Director. Mr. Hubbard, a Papillion resident, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Douglas County, Nebraska Department of Corrections.  He has over 36 years of experience in the field of corrections, including 22 years in senior corrections leadership, twice serving as Interim Director of Corrections in Douglas County. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University and is the recipient of several honors and awards from Douglas County and the American Correctional Association. He was selected from over 30 applicants from across the nation.

Commissioner Jim Warren stated that “John is an expert in correctional facility operations and will be a strong leader in transitioning the County to a Corrections Department and addressing the issues of jail overcrowding that we are facing.”

Hubbard noted that “I’m looking forward to the challenges of building the Corrections Department in the growing community of Sarpy County. I thank the County Board of Commissioners and County Administrator Dan Hoins for their support and confidence in me.”

His appointment will be effective on September 5, 2017.

Picture of John Hubbard.

July 07, 2017

Phone service has been restored to the Courthouse.  Updated 12:20pm 7/7/2017

June 06, 2017

Sarpy County Considers Southern Ridge Wastewater Treatment

South Ridge Waste Water Plant Study Presentation

Phase 1A - Final Report
Final Report

Phase 1B - Final Reports
Treatment Alternatives
Financial Assessment
System Refinement

May 22, 2017

Notice of Valuation Change

On or before June 1, in addition to the notice of preliminary valuation published pursuant to section 77-1301, the county assessor shall notify the owner of record as of May 20 of every item of real property which has been assessed at a value different than in the previous year.  Such notice shall be given by first-class mail addressed to such owner's last-known address.  It shall identify the item of real property and state the old and new valuation, the date convening of the county board of equalization, and the dates for filing a protest.

April 03, 2017

PDF iconBeginning Monday April 3rd, 2017, 114th Street from Hwy 370 to Schram Road and Schram Road from 114th Street to 111th Street will be closed to continue with grading, storm sewer and paving of 114th Street and Schram Road.

The completion of this project is June 5, 2017, weather permitting.

Contractor: Chris Wilsey, Tab Construction (402) 331-1244

Project Inspector: Joe Oetken, Lamp Rynearson & Associates (402) 496-2498

Owner: Project Administrator: Bill Herr (402) 537-6906

We are requesting the traveling public to be aware of the road closures and to find alternate routes of travel.

NOTE: Residents along these roadways will be allowed to access their property during this time of construction

    February 21, 2017

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    Transit Feasibility Study - Final Report

    January 02, 2017

    Sarpy County is again pleased to partner with the cities in Sarpy County to offer spring and fall clean up events to residents. The County’s willingness to waive its landfill charges has been part of the program for many years and has helped the communities provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of unwanted trash at no cost.

    View Clean Up Date Schedule

    May 24, 2016

    Southern Ridge Wastewater Treatment Study

    • Background
    • Results
    • Next Steps

    Southern Ridge Wastewater Treatment Study

    May 17, 2016

    ProjectPurpose

    • To analyze transportation and land use options for the corridor.
    • Determine Platteview’s function as a major east wes tcorridor given new Missouri River bridge crossing

    ProjectGoals

    • Improve traffic safety
    • Provide for system linkage
    • Travel time reduction
    • Support future development

    Platteview Road Project

    Platteview Road Corridor Study

    April 01, 2016

    Vision

    To inspire healthy living and strengthen community through a state-of-the-art, championship athletic park accessible to all.

    Mission

    We strive to facilitate healthy living and athletic excellence to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. ▪ To host local, regional and national amateur athletic events ▪ To raise the level of participation, performance and opportunity for athletes ▪ To serve Nebraskans from cradle to grave by ensuring accessibility regardless of age, ability and socioeconomic status ▪ To make a positive economic impact on Nebraska

    Nebraska Multi-Sport Complex Project Information