Spring Clean-up

Spring Clean-up

Spring Clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at the east end of Main Street past the railroad tracks. Plattsmouth residents may drop off items free of charge, but non-residents and trucks greater than one ton are required to pay a fee in cash. Senior and disabled citizens who are unable to transport their items can call 402-296-2522 to arrange for pickup on Friday morning. Full details regarding what items are accepted and fees for non-residents can be found on the clean-up flyer.

Captain Murdoch Retires


Retirement Celebration for Captain Murdoch

The public is invited to attend the retirement celebration for Captain David Murdoch on Thursday, May 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, in the Training Room at the Law Enforcement Center on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Street. Captain Murdoch has served with the Plattsmouth Police Department for many years and was promoted to Captain in 2013. Refreshments will be available.

Billy Hale Honored


Billy Hale Honored for Years of Service

Billy Hale was honored by the City of Plattsmouth with a reception before the April 7, 2014, City Council meeting. Mayor Mike Bowman presented him with a key to the City for his years of service to the city and the community.

Billy and his wife Myrna have been long-time residents of Plattsmouth. He served as a leader in the Boy Scouts, served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge.

Hale joined the Plattsmouth Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1980 and served until 2006, when his health became an issue. He served on the Plattsmouth City Council from 1989 to 2001. He was appointed to the Planning Commission and served until 2013. [Read the full story on The Journal's website.]

Heartland 2050

Help Shape Our Region's Future

Heartland 2050 is a long-term vision of the future for the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area based on the core values of area residents throughout Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa. Heartland 2050 is seeking input from residents of these counties to provide a vision for improvements in the area, including the best use of the land for growth and development. Several maps are posted in the Plattsmouth City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., from April 7-21. You may provide feedback on surveys at City Hall, in the library, or online.

PFCC Names Wilson Citizen of the Year


Photo by Patti Jo Peterson
at The Journal

Fire Chief Mike Wilson is Citizen of the Year

The Plattsmouth Community Foundation named Fire Chief Mike Wilson as Citizen of the Year at the Foundation's annual dinner on March 27, 2014. Since kindergarten, he wanted to be a fireman. As soon as he was old enough, he joined the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department where he worked his way through the ranks to become Fire Chief.

Chief Wilson was joined by his wife Dawn when he accepted the award from Jeanene Wehrbein on March 27.

Read the article from The Journal.

Welcome to Plattsmouth!

welcomeFounded in 1854, we are one of Nebraska’s oldest cities. Plattsmouth is rich in history and culture. Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Platte rivers, Plattsmouth has a place in the discovery of the west. The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery passed the mouth of the Platte River, just north of what is now Main Street Plattsmouth, on July 21, 1804. Our City seal reads “Honor the Past, Plan for the Future.”

Showcase Community Logo

Plattsmouth proudly offers a full range of excellent city services, including police; volunteer fire and rescue; public works which includes water, sewer, streets, parks, and grounds/facilities maintenance. So that we are prepared for the future, we recently expanded the fire and rescue department with a $1.7 million expansion that includes meeting rooms, a kitchen, and sleeper rooms. Our new $5.7 million Senior and Community Center serves more than 1,000 local area citizens who visit more than 12,000 times per week. Twin Rivers Water Park, Rhylander Park, Garfield Park, Memorial Park, and all other parks/recreation facilities and our excellent library add services and lifestyle qualities so that Plattsmouth’s citizens and our visitors have superior places to live, work, and play. In 2011, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman presented the Showcase Community Award to Plattsmouth for outstanding efforts in the areas of economic development and community revitalization.

We encourage you to use this website to learn about Plattsmouth and to communicate with us.


City of Plattsmouth
136 N. 5th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone: (402) 296-2522 ext 301
Fax: (402) 296-3600

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