Springfield Platteview moves forward on bond proposal
Springfield Platteview schools are moving forward with asking voters to approve a bond to pay for improvements and expansions to four school buildings, the administration building and a maintenance center.
Consultant DLR Group found a need for up to $56.8 million in improvements. However, documents from a community forum suggest a bond proposal ranging from $15 million to $30 million.
Springfield Platteview's district tax levy is the second-lowest in the area. A $15 million bond would increase property taxes $138.75 for the owner of a $125,000 home.
The school board could vote on a bond proposal at its Sept. 9 meeting.
DLR found issues with poor security, outdated heating and air conditioning systems and problems with windows, lighting and communications systems.
Also on a wish list is a baseball and softball complex as the high school starts those sports.
Annexations nearly snuff out Good Luck fire district
The Good Luck Suburban Fire Protection District, long a fixture in eastern Sarpy County, is almost dead.
Recent annexations by the City of Bellevue reduced its territory so dramatically that all its board members found themselves living outside the district and inside the City of Bellevue. They were obliged to resign their positions.
The annexations are a continuation of a shrinking that has been ongoing for decades. The Good Luck district now has been reduced to a few blocks of unannexed residences in northwest Bellevue, along with some agricultural land.
Good Luck contracts with the Bellevue Fire Department for fire and rescue services. A newly elected board submitted a budget of just $16,800 for the 2013-14 fiscal year.