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Pothole payments made by Omaha revealed

Posted at 3:09 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 16:41:32-04

Back in March, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said the city would pay some claims related to pothole damage. Today, 3 News Now obtained a copy of all the payments that have been made so far by the city.

According to the document, 68 payments were issued for a total of $21,692.37.

People who qualified for them had to have filed a claim between Jan.1 and March 18 and also met the following criteria:

  • Potholes that caused the damage must have been reported to the city (reports made through social media are not applicable)
  • The location must be within city limits on public streets maintained by the City of Omaha (not including any interstate within or surrounding Omaha)
  • Original claim must have provided documentation of personal expense including repair bill and tow truck invoice (if applicable)
  • If claimant has also been reimbursed by their insurance company, documentation must be provided and the city will pay the deductible, instead of total cost of repairs

The city did not pay any claims in 2017 or 2018.

You can look at the documents here and here. The names of people who have received payments have been blurred for their privacy.