Mayor Stothert proposes three annex areas in West Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Mayor Jean Stothert presented a proposal for three new annexation sites in West Omaha on Tuesday.

If approved, the newly annexed areas would add 248 people to the city’s population.

The plan goes to the Town Planning Committee on June 2, with a city council first reading on June 15, a public hearing on June 29 and the council vote on June 29. An open house is also scheduled for Tuesday 6-7pm, May 18, Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

The mayor said in a press release that the city is already providing emergency services to all three areas in districts 6 and 7 of the city.

“We will only join districts in which we can successfully provide urban services and generate new income for further growth,” said Stothert in the press release.

Police chief Todd Schmaderer and fire brigade chief Dan Olsen signed the package, the statement said.

The areas proposed for annexation:

  • Whispering Ridge West, southeast of 180th and Maple Streets, at 549 Sanitation and Improvement District
  • Northridge, northwest of 180th and Pacific Streets, at SID # 560
  • An area off 156th Street and Fort Street

According to the mayor’s office, the new annexations would generate more than $ 5 million in revenue: $ 4.7 million in property taxes; $ 212,000 in road money; and $ 86,250 in wheel taxes.

The mayor said the annexation package – her eighth since 2013, according to the announcement – will also give residents in these areas a real estate tax break.

“The average reduction this year is $ 237.77 per $ 100,000 valuation,” the statement said.

If the annexation plan is passed, it would come into effect on July 27th.

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