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Mayor Stothert resubmits her solid waste recommendation

Posted: 12:26 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 12:01:36-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert has resubmitted her recommendation for Omaha's new solid waste contract.

In a press release, the Mayor says the submission will be on next week's City Council agenda. She once again recommended the original proposal she endorsed, a plan from FCC Environmental that includes a two-cart collection system, and she has also passed on two other bids for the city to look over.
- An FCC Environmental three-cart yard waste bid, separate from the recommendation.
- West Central Sanitation's bids for the two-cart yard waste system and separate three-cart system.

A public hearing is expected on July 30, and a vote on the contract could come on August 13. The Mayor mentions that the 3-cart system from FCC will require a tax increase, and she will only sign an FCC contract that does not require a tax increase.

In addition, the city Public Works Director, Robert Stubbe, has sent out a press release on why the Mayor recommends this proposal. You can read that here.