Environmental Assessment Available for Comments
Interested parties are hereby notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide Federal financial assistance for the relocation of the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serving the City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as Recipient, and the City of Plattsmouth, as Subrecipient, to eliminate the environmental and public health risks caused by floodwaters which render the plant incapable of operating properly.
Spring Clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, 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 may call 402-296-2522 before Friday, April 30, to arrange for pickup on Friday morning. Items not being accepted include computers, monitors, hazardous waste, concrete, explosives, tires, liquids, trash, paint, railroad ties, or raw garbage. Full details regarding what items are accepted and fees for non-residents can be found in this flyer.
City Adopts Mask Resolution
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and under the advisement of the Health Director of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, the Plattsmouth City Council has adopted Resolution No. 20-024 urging the citizens of Plattsmouth to wear face coverings.
With local hospital systems at or near capacity, the Mayor and City Council are joining other mayors in Cass and Sarpy County in addressing the current public health crisis. It has been proven that the use of face coverings is a significant and relatively non-intrusive component to controlling the spread of the disease. In the best interests of the health and safety of the citizens of Plattsmouth, Resolution No. 20-024 was adopted on December 7, 2020, and is effective immediately.
The resolution states "Every person within the City of Plattsmouth should wear a face covering, which completely covers such person’s nose and mouth while a) in any indoor premises where such person is exposed to non-household members and b) on any outdoor premises where such person is exposed to non-household members and social distancing of at least six feet or more cannot be assured."
There are exemptions based on age, services being provided, and other circumstances. Though there is no penalty for noncompliance, the City hopes that its citizens will comply for the safety and health of all.
Extensive Damage to Park and Boat Ramp
Monday, May 18, 2020, the City Council heard a report of the damage to the park and boat ramp as a result of the 2019 flood. To repair the road, park, and ramp is over $1.6 million. The extent of the damage can be seen in this presentation.
Water Emergency Thank You
On September 3, the City of Plattsmouth terminated the Water Emergency that began on March 20, 2019. City Administrator Erv Portis announced that the water treatment plant passed the final tests and inspections and began producing water.
While water quality is good, various components of the plant are operating without redundancy. One of the five wells is currently operational. Two of four pumps are turning. It may be several months before a backup generator can be installed.
"The City of Plattsmouth thanks Cass County Rural Water District #1, its Board of Directors, and the General Manager for being there when we needed you. Most important, Plattsmouth thanks its users and customers for their patience during this very difficult time."
When the water emergency was at its worst:
City workers and volunteers pitched in. THANK YOU!
Fair Housing Notice
The City of Plattsmouth is committed to promoting Fair Housing efforts through fair and equal housing opportunities for its citizens.
Fair Housing is the right of all people to have safe, decent housing and be able to get this housing without discrimination. City, State, and Federal Fair Housing Laws require that all people have an equal opportunity to buy, rent, or live in housing. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions. Read more about practices which are prohibited.
Welcome to Plattsmouth!
Founded 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.”
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