The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to waive permit fees for residents and property owners working to repair, renovate or demolish homes damaged by the recent flooding.
“People dealing with a flooded home are already facing a large financial burden without the additional cost of permit fees,” said Sarpy County Board Chair Don Kelly. “Our main objective is to make it as easy as possible for people to repair their homes and rebuild their lives.”
The Board waived all building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and floodplain development permit fees to repair or renovate structures affected by the March 2019 flood. They also waived the permit fees to demolish structures damaged by the flood.
If a property owner chooses to rebuild after demolishing a home, they will be responsible for any applicable permit fees associated with the new construction.
Other action taken at the meeting:
- Approved a quote from Vierregger Electric Co. to install traffic signals at 72nd Street and Capehart Road for $42,601.66.
- Approved an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District for 168th Street improvements and expansion. The agreement will allow Sarpy County to make roads improvements within Chalco Hills Recreation Area, which is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the NRD.