Mike Boyle will seek reelection to the Douglas County Board in 2020, despite rumors to the contrary, and he already has a challenger, Roger Garcia.
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Taxpayers will be able to use the app to monitor their account statements, make one-time tax payments, schedule future payments, manage payment options and receive reminders when a new statement or bill is available.
Wounded Warriors Family Support, an Omaha-based nonprofit, proposes to build a 24-bed residential home for combat-wounded veterans who have no one in their lives capable of providing day-to-day care. The group still needs city approvals and funds.
After two outside hires lasted a combined three years, Douglas County hired its new 911 director from within this time around, naming Deputy Director Kathy Allen to the post.
Surfside Club owner Michael Walker defended his actions in the May gun incident and said it shouldn't be a factor in his permit and zoning applications for his property along the Missouri River.
The new lights also should save energy and possibly money, because LEDs use less electricity and last longer than their predecessor bulbs.
The quarrel is related to a Douglas County project to build a courthouse annex and new juvenile detention center in downtown Omaha.
If you own a $200,000 home and pay property taxes in Douglas County, your property tax bill would go up an estimated $30 next year because of the justice center project. Your tax bill could potential go up another $30 in 2023, to pay for principal and interest on the bonds, the operating cost of the new buildings and court security.
The council's action authorizes $114 million in bonds for the construction project. It's the last major vote on the controversial proposal. Future votes are required, but they will be procedural in nature.
People with questions about potential property tax valuation reductions because of flood damage can get answers from Douglas County Assessor Diane Battiato at an upcoming meeting in Valley.