PLATTSMOUTH – There shouldn’t be any problems finding a place to buy fireworks in Plattsmouth this year.
The City Council on Monday evening approved licenses to sell fireworks to five vendors at six locations.
Those vendors and locations are: Outlet Fireworks, 1318 S. 15th St.; Bellino Fireworks, 2405 Oak Hill Road; Wild Willy’s Fireworks, 16320 Westside Drive; Ka-Boomer’s Ent., 211 S. 23th St.; and Bellino Fireworks, 16418 Westside Drive.
Fireworks can be purchased between 12:01 a.m. on June 24 through 11:59 p.m. on July 5.
In other business, the council, during a special executive session, decided to form a committee to study the issue of repairing a flood-damaged street that goes to the Plattsmouth Boat Club along the Missouri River.
Several members of that club, which has 17 total members, attended Monday’s meeting to seek answers.
In a prepared speech, spokesman Shane Jensen told the council, “We believe working with the city to regain access to our property is in our best interest and the city’s. We know the city has applied for and have or will receive funds for the damage to this portion of the roadway from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and eventually from NEMA (Nebraska Emergency Management Agency).”
Jensen went on to say that talks between city representatives and club members following the 2019 flood ended with no solutions given or suggested by those representatives to the situation.
“The Plattsmouth Boat Club members are mainly local or have ties to this community,” Jensen said. “They buy items and pay sales tax locally and have for many years. We feel the city has a moral obligation not to land-lock the Plattsmouth Boat Club.”
Jensen’s speech was prior to the council going into executive session (closed to the public).
Mayor Paul Lambert said on Tuesday he is forming a committee, probably of three members. Club members at the meeting also agreed to form a committee to work on the issue.
“The city is willing to help alleviate the problem,” Lambert said.
He added that those FEMA and NEMA funds that Jensen referred to have not arrived, and it’s possible those funds will be used for a new RV park and riverfront park that could be enjoyed by the community.
“The council needs to weigh the best use of that money for the majority of the citizens,” Lambert said. “The council will have to do what is right for the majority, but if we find a solution for the boat club, we’ll work for it.”
He said the two committees could meet within a couple of weeks.