Trending:

Skip Navigation
City of Omaha - Nebraska

City of OmahaOmaha, Nebraska

Text Size   - | +

(September 6, 2017)

The City of Omaha and the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District No. 2 have reached a tentative agreement to continue to provide fire, rescue and medical services to the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District No. 2.

Mayor Jean Stothert, Omaha Fire Chief Dan Olsen, Elkhorn Suburban Fire Chief Travis Harlow and Elkhorn Suburban Fire District Board President Bill Armbrust negotiated the terms of the agreement Wednesday. The tentative 10-year agreement must be approved by the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District Board of Directors and the Omaha City Council.

Last week, the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District announced it would not renew its current contract with the Omaha Fire Department when it expires in 2018, and would instead re-establish an operational fire department to cover approximately 36 square miles in western Douglas County. Both sides agreed to return to negotiations this week.

“We all share the goal to provide excellent fire and medical services to the citizens of both jurisdictions,” said Mayor Stothert.  “We are pleased that we will continue to work together.”’

”The goal of the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District is to provide the residents and property owners within the District with excellent fire and rescue services at a reasonable cost whether that be through a contract with the City or a re-established fire department,” said District President Bill Armbrust.  “We believe the negotiated terms of this contract with the City shall achieve that goal for the District.”

Specific details of the agreement will be announced after the board and council have been briefed.

News and Information

  • Pothole Complaints Declining

    2019-04-12 19:06:15

    (April 12, 2019) Over the past seven days (April 4-11), the number of pothole repairs far exceeded  the number of new pothole reports. New reports are consistently declining. While main, high-traffic streets and i ...

  • OPL Updates Tech for Customers

    2019-04-11 22:25:53

    (April 11, 2019) By Laura Marlane, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library Technology is not new to public libraries. My very first job out of high school involved entering books into a computer system that connected ...

  • Cleanup Underway at Flooded Wastewater Plant

    2019-04-11 19:47:17

    The City Of Omaha Public Works Department is working to restore treatment of sewage at its Papillion Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility (Papio WRRF).  The City has established a target date of restoring Primary ...

  • ORBT Provides Opportunity for New Development

    2019-04-11 17:06:35

    (April 11, 2019) A series of meetings on the City of Omaha's Transit Oriented Development Initiative begins next week The purpose of the Transit Oriented Development initiative is to review and develop new land use pol ...

  • Mayor Recommends New Solid Waste Provider and Service

    2019-04-09 19:55:09

    (April 9, 2019) Mayor Jean Stothert has asked the Omaha City Council to approve a contract that will change and modernize Omaha’s solid waste collection system and will not require a tax increase to pay for the higher ...

  • Pothole Repairs Exceed Complaints

    2019-04-05 22:57:27

    (April 5, 2019) Since our first pothole repair report on March 29, we continue to make significant progress on repairs.  Over the past seven days (March 29-April 4), the number of pothole reports declined, and the ...

  • Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins

    2019-04-02 17:46:26

    (April 2, 2019) Waste Management will begin limited separate yard waste collection this week. All yard waste will be temporarily delivered to the Douglas County Landfill until access to the Oma-Gro compost facility at ...

  • Weekly Report Updates Pothole Repairs

    2019-03-29 16:23:08

    (March 29, 2019) Every week, we will provide a report on pothole repairs, so you know exactly what we are doing.  In the last 10 days (March 18-27), we received 7,407 pothole reports.  This includes every rep ...

  • Mayor Authorizes Payment of Pothole Claims

    2019-03-18 21:46:14

    (March 18, 2019) Due to extreme winter weather, Mayor Jean Stothert has authorized payment of pothole claims for vehicle damage made against the City, from January 1, 2019 through March 18, 2019.  Previously denie ...

  • Flood Shuts Down Wastewater Treatment Plant

    2019-03-16 01:20:04

    (March 15, 2019) The City of Omaha Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has been shut down due to flooding on the Papillion Creek and Missouri River flooding. At 8:18 a.m. Friday, the Papio NRD notified the City t ...