The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a settlement agreement regarding a lawsuit involving the County’s distribution of Omaha Public Power District payment in-lieu of taxes (PILOT) funds to local school districts. In the settlement, the parties agreed to a reduction from approximately $6.5 million outlined in the original suit to $2.7 million.
“We appreciate the open dialogue between the County Attorney’s Office and the school districts and their good-faith work toward this resolution,” said Angi Burmeister, Chair of the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners.
The repayment of $2.7 million will be made over five years and will draw on future PILOT funds. The County will distribute the first payment in May.
About Sarpy County
Sarpy County is the fastest-growing county in the state of Nebraska, attracting new residents, visitors, businesses and jobs each year. Sarpy County is home to the cities of Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Gretna and Springfield, as well as Offutt Air Force Base. In less than 20 minutes, you can travel from the vibrant urban centers to beautiful outdoor recreational areas and activities. More information is available at Sarpy.gov.