After more than a year of work, the city has updated its Comprehensive Plan. It was adopted at the March 2, 2015, City Council meeting. The final 108-page report is available here.
City Attorney Roger Johnson administered the Oath of Office on Monday, December 1, to the newly-elected Mayor and City Council members - Mayor R. Paul Lambert and Council Members John Porter, Jeanie Brookhouser, Joe Dugan and Doug Derby.
The full Council is pictured. Seated (L to R): Steve Riese, 1st Ward; Doug Derby, 3rd Ward; Mayor Paul Lambert; Jeanie Brookhouser, 2nd Ward; John “Blackie” Porter, 4th Ward. Standing (L to R): Sandy Meyer, City Clerk; Joe Dugan, 1st Ward; Wanda Wiemer, 3rd Ward; Erv Portis, City Administrator; Roger Johnson, City Attorney; Terry D. Tilson, 2nd Ward; Terry Kerns, 4th Ward; Roger Davis, City Treasurer.
One year ahead of schedule, the US-75 and Bay Road Interchange opened on Thursday, November 6. The southbound bridge over the Platte River also opened in mid-November.
An overview of the project can be found in an August 2011 news release from NDOR. Hawkins Construction Company is the contractor on this project. Find additional quick facts about the project on page 3 of this document or visit the Nebraska Department of Roads page on the Highway 75 project from Bellevue to Plattsmouth.
Plattsmouth, which was first certified in September 2009, has been recertified by the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Program. The program is sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats and administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED).
Accomplishments include a Business Retention and Expansion program and several DED awards of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to complete the downtown revitalization project, rehabilitate owner-occupied housing units, repair paved streets, replace water mains, and improve drainage. The city was also named the Governor’s Showcase Community and the Nebraska Diplomats Outstanding Community of the Year in 2011. Read more.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NEDED) has awarded $1,188,470 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six communities to undertake Phase II Year One activities approved through the Comprehensive Investment & Stabilization (CIS) category.
Plattsmouth is one of those six communities. Plattsmouth will use its $250,000 CDBG funds to repair paved streets, replace water mains, and make drainage improvements in an area encompassing parts of 3rd through 8th Avenues, Lincoln Avenue, 8th to 10th Streets, and Hillcrest Avenue. The City will match $250,000 to complete the project.
The full story can be found on the NEDED website.
Billy Hale was honored by the City of Plattsmouth with a reception before the April 7, 2014, City Council meeting. Mayor Mike Bowman presented him with a key to the City for his years of service to the city and the community.
Billy and his wife Myrna have been long-time residents of Plattsmouth. He served as a leader in the Boy Scouts, served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge.
Hale joined the Plattsmouth Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1980 and served until 2006, when his health became an issue. He served on the Plattsmouth City Council from 1989 to 2001. He was appointed to the Planning Commission and served until 2013. [Read the full story on The Journal's website.]
Photo by Patti Jo Petersonat The Journal
The Plattsmouth Community Foundation named Fire Chief Mike Wilson as Citizen of the Year at the Foundation's annual dinner on March 27, 2014. Since kindergarten, he wanted to be a fireman. As soon as he was old enough, he joined the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department where he worked his way through the ranks to become Fire Chief.
Chief Wilson was joined by his wife Dawn when he accepted the award from Jeanene Wehrbein on March 27.
Read the article from The Journal.
Founded in 1854, we are one of Nebraska’s oldest cities. Plattsmouth is rich in history and culture. Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Platte rivers, Plattsmouth has a place in the discovery of the west. The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery passed the mouth of the Platte River, just north of what is now Main Street Plattsmouth, on July 21, 1804. Our City seal reads “Honor the Past, Plan for the Future.”
Plattsmouth proudly offers a full range of excellent city services, including police; volunteer fire and rescue; public works which includes water, sewer, streets, parks, and grounds/facilities maintenance. So that we are prepared for the future, we recently expanded the fire and rescue department with a $1.7 million expansion that includes meeting rooms, a kitchen, and sleeper rooms. Our new $5.7 million Senior and Community Center serves more than 1,000 local area citizens who visit more than 12,000 times per week. Twin Rivers Water Park, Rhylander Park, Garfield Park, Memorial Park, and all other parks/recreation facilities and our excellent library add services and lifestyle qualities so that Plattsmouth’s citizens and our visitors have superior places to live, work, and play. In 2011, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman presented the Showcase Community Award to Plattsmouth for outstanding efforts in the areas of economic development and community revitalization.
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