Plattsmouth to Receive CIS Funding

Plattsmouth to Receive CIS Funding

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.

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Highway 75 Road Work

Hwy75-BayRdThe US-75 and Bay Road Interchange exit and entrance ramps will be used for US-75 mainline traffic from Monday, July 7, until fall 2014. Highway 75 mainline traffic will have the right-of-way. All other traffic and turning movements at the Bay Road Interchange must stop or yield to Highway 75 traffic.

These new alignments are necessary to facilitate the construction of the Highway 75/Bay Road interchange.

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 here or visit the Nebraska Department of Roads page on the Highway 75 project from Bellevue to Plattsmouth.

Billy Hale Honored

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Billy Hale Honored for Years of Service

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.]

PFCC Names Wilson Citizen of the Year

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Photo by Patti Jo Peterson
at The Journal

Fire Chief Mike Wilson is Citizen of the Year

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.

Welcome to Plattsmouth!

welcomeFounded 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.”

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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.

We encourage you to use this website to learn about Plattsmouth and to communicate with us.

 

City of Plattsmouth
136 N. 5th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone: (402) 296-2522 ext 301
Fax: (402) 296-3600

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