Street Proposal Goes Before Council

Jan 29, 2020

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's proposed 200-million-dollar bond is being considered by the City Council.  The bond proposal calls for 75-million-dollars per year to be spent on road repairs.  Stothert says if the bond is approved, the owner of a 100-thousand-dollar home would pay about 26-dollars in year in property taxes.  The City Council will hold a public hearing on the bond next Tuesday.

Mayor Stothert Proposes Street Improvement Bond

Jan 24, 2020

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert proposes a 200-million dollar bond for street improvements.  Stothert announced the plan Thursday morning, saying city streets have been under-funded for too long.  Stothert says the bond would cost property owners about 35 dollars per 100-thousand dollars of property value a year.  She wants Omaha residents to vote on the bond in May.


Omaha To Take Months To Pay Pothole Claims

Jun 3, 2019

(Omaha, NE)  --  The City of Omaha says it may take months to pay back claims made for pothole damage to cars.  The city says it has received over two-thousand claims since the beginning of the year and a little more than half have been reviewed and assigned case numbers.  The city has also been trying to determine if the damage from the claims actually occurred in the city, if the person filing the claim owns the car, and if the damage was actually caused by a pothole.

(Omaha, NE)  --  Fewer potholes are being reported in Omaha.  Between April 4th and April 11th, more than six-thousand potholes were filled on city streets.  Only 31-hundred potholes were reported during that time.  The city of Omaha has received more than 19-hundred pothole claims this year, but the city has paid out on only 13 of those claims.

(Omaha, NE)  --  Road crews are continuing to fill potholes on Omaha streets.  Omaha city officials announced on Friday that crews had repaired nearly 13-thousand potholes over the last two weeks.  Crews have used more than 18-hundred tons of asphalt to make the street repairs. 

(Omaha, NE)  --  The city of Omaha is planning an assault on potholes.  Mayor Jean Stothert announced yesterday that crews will begin patching thousands of potholes with hot asphalt starting next Monday.  Stothert says nine city crews are working from 3:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day to repair local roads.  Contractors will be brought in to help patch potholes next week, meaning more than 30 crews will be on Omaha streets.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha City Council is saying no to private pothole contractors.  Council members voted yesterday to reject an agreement to pay three vendors up to 450-thousand-dollars combined to help with emergency pothole repairs this year.  City Street Maintenance Engineer Austin Rowser and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert had both expressed support for the agreement.