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City of Plattsmouth

PLATTSMOUTH – Most residents keep their properties in compliance with city ordinances, but a handful don’t causing the city to go in and clean them up.

The city council last Monday evening approved levying the cost and expense of nuisance abatement work as a special assessment on more than a dozen properties. The cost of the city’s cleanup work on these properties totaled more than $4,100, according to the council agenda. Some of the listed properties on the agenda, however, have since paid up, according to City Administrator Erv Portis.

Eventually, the city will get paid for all this work, he said.

In other business, the council approved an interlocal agreement between the city and the Osage Ranch subdivision (Sanitation Improvement District No. 10) south of Plattsmouth High School for snow removal.

The agreement calls for the city to do snow plowing and removal at a first-year cost of $7,500 and $10,000 in subsequent years, plus not more than $2,000 for actual out of pocket costs for sand/gravel and/or street preparation materials.

“We’re comfortable with the numbers,” Portis told the council. “It will save the SID a substantial amount.”

Such savings will help that SID lower its debt and increase its valuation, thereby making it more attractive for annexation down the road, according to Portis.

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