Mayor Stothert to annex three Sanitary and Improvement Districts

Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 14:36:01-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Mayor Jean Stothert will ask the City Council for approval on the annexation of three Sanitary and Improvement Districts. 

The three districts, Lake Cunningham Hills, West Dodge Place and Pacific Springs Village, have a total population of 863 based on 2010 Census data. 

Lake Cunningham Hills is a residential neighborhood north of Interstate 680 and West of 72nd Street, West Dodge Place is a commercial corridor southeast of 180th and Dodge and Pacific Springs Village is a residential and commercial and is located at 168th and Pacific. 

With three SIDs annexed, it is the lowest total in the last three years.

Since 2014, 41 areas have been annexed. 

Mayor Stothert said in a release the goal of every annexation packages is to choose areas that are revenue positive and have excellent police and fire protection. 

Property taxes for every property owner will be reduced, and over the next 10 years, the city will collect more than $6 million in property taxes and $3 million in sales tax, according to projections. 

An open house is scheduled for June 28 at Saddlebrook Community Center. The Omaha Planning Board will consider the package on July 5 and from there it will go to the City Council on August 8 with a vote scheduled for August 15.