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