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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Kelly, Burmeister to lead Sarpy County Board in 2022

Don Kelly and Angi Burmeister

Sarpy County Commissioners today selected Don Kelly to serve a seventh-consecutive term as Chairman of the Sarpy County Board. 

Kelly represents District 1 and was first elected to the board in 2012.

“Sarpy County continues to be the fastest growin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

2021 Annual Report: Sarpy, UNMC partner on forensic psychiatry fellowship

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With construction of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center underway, so are plans for programming inside the new facility. 

Sarpy County has partnered with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to create the state’s first forensic...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Sarpy issues bonds, receives Aaa rating

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Years of fiscally conservative budgeting has allowed the county to issue a record $90 million in bonds for roads and the Sarpy County Correctional Center. 

About $50 million is going toward the CONNECTSarpy – West Sarpy road program, which is impr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Wastewater Agency awards contract to build new sewer system

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Sewer service – and economic development – are on the way to southern Sarpy County. 

The Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency in 2021 selected a contractor to build the first phase of the new sanitary sewer system. The app...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Sarpy's economic growth continues

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It’s no secret that Sarpy County is a state leader in economic growth. 

The county attracts thousands of new residents annually and county leaders continue to welcome new businesses. And, in 2021, two of the world’s most well-k...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Five 911 dispatchers receive Life Saving Awards

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Sarpy County is safer because of the incredible work by our 911 dispatchers. Dispatchers truly are the first first responders, and their quick and calm actions kick-start the chain of survival. 

This year, five dispatchers received CPR Li...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Sarpy launches state’s first mental health court

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Sarpy County has taken the lead on delivering treatment and change for people who are dealing with mental illness and involved in the criminal justice system. 

Sarpy County Wellness Court is Nebraska’s first mental health court. The program’s goal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Work continues on the largest road program in Sarpy County history

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Drive across northwestern Sarpy County and the transformation is evident. Roads that were once narrow and gravel are now paved, and an efficient, modern road network is taking shape. 

“The CONNECTSarpy – West Sarpy road program is the largest pack...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Honoring our veterans and learn about CASA

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This month, the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners honored military veterans. Also, learn more about the Sarpy County CASA Program from Director Paula Creps.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Transfer Station shifting to winter hours

Sarpy County Transfer Station

On Dec. 4, the Sarpy County Transfer Station will shift to a winter schedule, which changes when the station is open.

Winter hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. - noon
  • Closed Sunday

The Transfer Station will be closed on Christmas Day and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Portion of 114th Street to close south of Schram

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Starting Nov. 8, a stretch of 114th Street between Schram and Capehart Roads will close for construction for several months.

The project involves grading and paving about a mile of 114th Street.

Access to nearby neighborhoods and Meadows Church will be main...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Sarpy County Board approves new district boundaries

Map of the proposed districts for the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved new County Commissioner districts. The redistricting was required by Nebraska State Statute following population changes recorded in the 2020 Census. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Commissioner Kelly named Sarpy Chamber’s Elected Official of the Year

Don Kelly

Sarpy County Commissioner Don Kelly is the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce’s Elected Official of the Year. Kelly received the award at the Chamber’s annual awards celebration Nov. 3.

“Under Commissioner Kelly’s leadership, Sarpy County has set the new sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Budget season and a Tourism record

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It was a record month for tourism in Sarpy County. See what's driving the numbers and learn more about the recently passed county budget in the latest edition of "What's Happening in Sarpy County."

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MacDonald appointed as Sarpy County Veterans Service Officer

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today confirmed the appointment of Matthew MacDonald as Sarpy County Veterans Service Officer.  

In this role, MacDonald will lead the county’s Veterans Service Office, which provides assistance to Veterans ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Roadwork to start at Lincoln Road and Highway 6 in Gretna

Roadwork

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, a portion of Lincoln Road west of the Highway 6 intersection will close for construction. 

This project will close Lincoln Road from 208th Street to Highway 6 until Oct. 1. Follow the suggested detour from Lincoln Road t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Highlights from the 2021 Sarpy County Fair

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Check out some of the exciting 4-H exhibits and animals that were part of the 2021 fair. Special thanks to Nebraska Extension and the 4-H youth Ambassadors who led our tour. Thank you to all the community events that help make Sarpy County a special place...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Portions of Giles Road and 180th Street to close

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Starting Monday, Aug. 16, two roads will be closed in northwestern Sarpy County as the county works to transform the arterial road network in the area.

180th Street from Giles to 180th Avenue is also closing. This will be a permanent closure, as 180th Stre...

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Road Closures
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Sarpy County Update: Learn about the Wastewater Agency and meet Ryan Mahr

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This month, we detail the Sarpy County and Sarpy Cities Wastewater Agency and the Agency's goal to build sanitary sewer in southern Sarpy County. We also introduce you to Ryan Mahr, the county's new Corrections Department Director. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sarpy County to issue $41.5 million in bonds

Rendering of the public entry of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to issue $41.5 million in bonds to help pay for the new Sarpy County Correctional Center and other county building projects.

“Thanks to years of fiscally conservative budgeting, we’re well positioned...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Boy Scout builds American flag drop box for Sarpy County 1102 Building

Ben Huebert

Sarpy County has a new place to dispose of old American flags thanks to a local Boy Scout.

Fifteen-year-old Ben Huebert of Troop 359 built the receptacle for his Eagle Scout service project and worked with the Sarpy County Veterans Service Office to comple...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Public Works is paving the way to Sarpy’s future

Paving on Schram Road from 114th Street to 132nd Street

It’s hard to remember now, but just five months ago, Sarpy County was under a foot of snow.

Getting through that snow event – and countless others each winter – wouldn’t be possible without the Sarpy County Public Wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Sarpy Sheriff’s Office, NRD unveil new airboat

Sarpy County Sheriff and Papio-Missouri NRD Airboat

On June 10, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District unveiled a new airboat the agencies jointly purchased to better assist with searches, rescues and other operations on Sarpy County waterways.

 “Havin...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Mahr to lead Sarpy County Corrections Department

Corrections Director Ryan Mahr

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today appointed Ryan Mahr to lead the Sarpy County Corrections Department.

“We are thrilled Ryan is bringing his talent and passion to Sarpy County,” Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly said. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Jones to continue to serve as Interim Sarpy County Treasurer

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The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today tabled a resolution to appoint Trace Jones to the office of Sarpy County Treasurer.

The Board tabled the resolution after District Court Judge Geoffrey C. Hall issued a preliminary injunction requested by forme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Dispatcher and National Guard Medic responds to pandemic

Jake Harrer at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Jake Harrer never expected that his first large-scale activation as a member of Nebraska Army National Guard would involve administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

But when he got the call in January, Harrer graciously accepted. That meant he’d tempo...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Sarpy County takes innovative approach to road programs

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved hiring Hawkins Construction Company to serve as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the CONNECTSarpy – West Sarpy road program, which encompasses approximately 9 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Sarpy Board approves guaranteed maximum price for construction of new correctional center

Rendering of the public entry of the new Sarpy County Correctional Center

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution to lock in the construction costs for the county’s new correctional center at $69.4 million. JE Dunn, the construction manager for the project, has committed to building the f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sarpy County Election, Jury commissions moving to new location

Exterior of the Sarpy County 1102 Building

The Sarpy County Election Commission and Jury Commission are moving to a new location. Starting Feb. 9, the offices will be in Sarpy County’s new 1102 Building at 1102 E. 1st Street in Papillion.

“We’re excited about this mov...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Sarpy County Board to start legal action against County Treasurer

Sarpy County

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to begin legal action against Sarpy County Treasurer Brian Zuger. 

 The move follows the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts’ attestation of the Treasurer’s Office, which fou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sarpy, UNMC to partner on psychiatry fellowship

Sarpy County

Sarpy County and the University of Nebraska Medical Center will partner to create Nebraska’s first forensic psychiatry fellowship to assess and treat inmates experiencing mental illness. The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 on a mu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Sarpy Board removes Treasurer from office

Sarpy County

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today voted 5-0 to remove Treasurer Brian Zuger from office. The board’s vote came at the close of an administrative hearing the Board initiated after a Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts attestation cite...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Cornhusker Road from 181st to 188th to close

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Starting Monday, April 19, a stretch of Cornhusker Road in western Sarpy County will close for construction. Cornhusker from 181st Street to 188th Street will be widened to three lanes and paved. This closure is expected to last through the end of the yea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

County Board will hold hearing to consider removing Treasurer

Sarpy County

An administrative hearing to decide whether to remove Sarpy County Treasurer Brian Zuger from office has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. The hearing will take place before the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners in the Sarpy County Boardro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sarpy County Board receives draft of State Auditor’s attestation of Treasurer’s Office

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The Board has until March 8 to file a response with the Auditor’s Office. The response will be included in the Auditor’s report, which will be released publicly on March 9. 

In November, the Auditor’s Office released ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Serving Sarpy: Keeping our facilities safe, efficient

Plexiglass installed at the customer counter at the Assessor's Office.

The importance of their role was never more apparent than during the last year when COVID-19 forced immediate physical changes to county buildings and grounds, increased sanitation and other logistical challenges.

“In the beginning, it was an evo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sarpy County to launch state’s first mental health court

Sarpy County

Sarpy County has established Nebraska’s first mental health court, an innovative problem-solving court designed to focus on people with mental illnesses who are facing felony charges. The goal of the new Sarpy County Wellness Court is to stabilize and tre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Independent audit reports Sarpy County remains on strong financial ground

The audit, conducted by Hayes & Associates, concluded the financial statements fairly represent the county’s governmental and business activities, cash flow and each major fund as of June 30, 2020.

“Sarpy County’s fiscal p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Kelly, Klug to lead Sarpy County Board in 2021

Sarpy County Commissioners on Tuesday selected Don Kelly to serve a sixth-consecutive term as Chairman of the Sarpy County Board. He first held the position in 2016.

Kelly represents District 1 and was elected to the board in 2012.

“2021 is going ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Major road projects connecting northwestern Sarpy County

180th Street and Giles Road paving and future bridge over BNSF railroad tracks.

CONNECTSarpy projects includes paving and expanding 180th Street and Giles Road, as well as a new bridge on 180th Street over the BNSF Railway railroad tracks. (Olsson)

Drive across northwestern Sarpy County, the transformation is evident. Roads that were ...

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