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Mayor Stothert asks for layover on solid waste contract

Posted at 12:30 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 13:32:00-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert's Office sent a letter to city council members, recommending a delay on the city's solid waste contract due to tax concerns locally and across the state as new increases are considered.

They are asking for a layover because Stothert's office says they have asked HDR's Solid Waste Management Division to review a bid submitted by West Central Sanitation.

Stothert and other signers of the letter say a new contract could cost taxpayers more and that they want to know what plans are to pay for it. In addition, they say potential increases in Nebraska taxes could impact their budget as early as June.

The city's solid waste contract transition deadline is December 31 of 2020.

You can read the full letter here: