Papillion renews lease on downtown station
Expect fire engines and ambulances to continue to roar down the streets of downtown Papillion for the next decade.
The City of Papillion will continue to lease Fire Station No. 1, at 146 N. Adams St., from the Papillion Volunteer Fire Department Inc., the community nonprofit supporting the city's paid fire department that was founded in 1942.
The City Council approved the lease Jan. 15.
The new lease calls for the city to pay $1 per year to use the facility and its equipment, a rescue truck, ambulance and pumper truck. (The cost is $100 per month for any month when a non-fire vehicle is stored at the station. Typically, the Public Works Department has stored a vehicle there during the winter months.)
In exchange, PVFD Inc. will be listed as the signature sponsor of the annual pancake feed during National Fire Prevention Week.
Gretna going after past-due water bills
After four years of attempting to collect past-due payments on water bills, Gretna has given the overdue bills to a collection agency.
The City Council entered into an agreement with Fremont-based Credit Bureau Services Inc. to collect past-due water bills going back four years since the last payment was received.
Mayor Jim Timmerman said many of those who are past due have moved out of Gretna, which limits the city's ability to find them. CBS, however, can access credit information to find them, Timmerman said.
The mayor encouraged anyone who may have a past due bill to contact Marilyn Hatcliff in City Hall (402-332-3336, ext. 207) about setting up a payment plan.
— World-Herald News Service