City of Omaha Public Notices
City of Omaha Public Notices 
CITY PUBLIC NOTICES 4/18/18  04/18/18 2:29:16 PM

 
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Omaha met on April 10, 2018 and passed and approved the ordinances entitled:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 41442
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of a purchase order to Univar USA, Inc. in the amount of $510,375.00 for the purchase of sodium bisulfite to be utilized at the Water Resource Recovery Facilities to be effective for a period of 12 months and is extendable for two one-year periods with approval of both parties; to provide for payments from appropriations of more than one year in accordance with Section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter of 1956, as amended; to provide for payments from a specific account; and to provide an effective date hereof. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. A bid was received from Univar USA, Inc. on February 7, 2018 for a 12 month price agreement for the purchase of sodium bisulfite to be utilized at the Water Resource Recovery Facilities. Section 2. The payments for the purchase of sodium bisulfite provided under this purchase order, involving appropriations of more than one year, are authorized in accord with Section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter of 1956, as amended. Section 3. That the Finance Department is authorized to pay the cost for the purchase of sodium bisulfite from the from the Sewer Revenue Fund 21121, Missouri River Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant Organization 116612, in the amount of $238,175.00, and Sewer Revenue Fund 21121, Papio Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Organization 116611, in the amount of $272,200.00. Section 4. That this Ordinance, being administrative in nature, shall take effect and be in full force upon date of its passage.
 
First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018
 
PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0
City of Omaha
Jean Stothert,
Mayor
Elizabeth Butler,
City Clerk
 
4-18-18
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ORDINANCE NO. 41443
AN ORDINANCE approving a redevelopment and tax increment financing loan agreement between the City of Omaha, a Nebraska Municipal Corporation in Douglas County, Nebraska, and 1701 LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, to implement the Habitat for Humanity Adams Park Project 2 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Project Plan for a project site located between 30th and 32nd Streets, Pinkney and Emmet Streets, which proposes the new construction of 18 new single-family homes for ownership by lower income home buying households; the agreement authorizes the use of up to $350,000.00 in excess ad valorem taxes (TIF) generated by the development to help fund the cost of the project; and providing for an effective date. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, and the City Clerk to attest, the attached Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Omaha and 1701 LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, to authorize the use of up to $350,000.00 in TIF that will be used to offset TIF eligible expenses for acquisition costs, site preparation, architectural and engineering fees and public improvements as required, for a project with total estimated costs of $3,583,800.00, in addition to any other documents necessary or appropriate to implement the Redevelopment Agreement or to consummate the loan. Section 2. Said Redevelopment Agreement contains obligations undertaken pursuant to the Nebraska Community Development Law and Sections 18-2147 through 18-2150, and, are not otherwise obligations of the City of Omaha. Section 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen (15) days from and after the date of its passage.
 
First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018
 
PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0
City of Omaha
Jean Stothert,
Mayor
Elizabeth Butler,
City Clerk
 
4-18-18
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ORDINANCE NO. 41446
AN ORDINANCE to accept the bid from Lion's Gate Security Solutions, Inc., for security service at ten Omaha Public Library facilities, in accordance with the best bid submitted meeting specifications, for a period of two years, with an option for two-one year extensions commencing approximately March 15, 2018; to authorize annual payments of approximately $196,422.00; and to provide an effective date. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. That, as recommended by the Mayor, in accordance with Section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter, the bid of Lion's Gate Security Solutions, Inc., in the amount of approximately $196,422.00 annually, for regular security service at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, Milton R. Abrahams Branch, Benson Branch, and Washington Branch and security service as requested at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, Florence Branch, Millard Branch, A.V. Sorensen Branch, W. Clarke Swanson Branch, and Willa Cather Branch for a period of two years, commencing approximately March 15,2018 is hereby accepted. Section 2. The bid price, the terms and conditions of which are on file in the City Clerk's office, shall be firm for the two-year term. Lion's Gate Security Solutions, Inc. has on file a current Annual Contract Compliance Report Form (CC-1). As a City policy, the Human Rights and Relations Director will review the Contractor for compliance with the Contract Compliance Ordinance. Section 3. That the Finance Director is authorized to pay for such service from the 2018 and subsequent years Public Library Fund 11111, Organization 117014, Object 42239. Section 4. That this Ordinance, not being of legislative character, shall be in force and take effect immediately upon its date of passage.
 
First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018
 
PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0
City of Omaha
Jean Stothert,
Mayor
Elizabeth Butler,
City Clerk
 
4-18-18
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ORDINANCE NO. 41444

AN ORDINANCE to amend certain portions of Special Levy Ordinance No 10222 levying assessments for weed abatement in the year 2017 by repealing two assessments on the properties legally described as Parcel 0380 0000 12 Lot 32 40 x 120 Block 0 Goodland Addition 5325 N 18th Street and Parcel 3519 0000 14 Lot 13 LTS 11 12 & 120 x 129 Block 0 Kenwood Addition 3514 N 35th Street and to levy a special tax assessment for weed abatement to the property legally described as Parcel 3520 0004 14 Lot 14 40 x 129 Block 0 Kenwood Addition 3504 N 35th Street and to provide for an effective date hereof. WHEREAS Special Levy Ordinance No 10222 was passed by the City Council of the City of Omaha on January 23, 2018 levying special assessments for weed abatement on certain lots in the City of Omaha, and it has been ascertained the assessments on the following described properties and in the amount so levied by Special Ordinance No 10222 should be repealed because these properties were assessed mistakenly; and to levy a special tax assessment for weed abatement to the following described property that was · inadvertently not included. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. That such portions of Special Ordinance No 10222 passed January 23, 2018 relating to and levying the special assessments for weeds abatement upon the following described properties:

OWNER LEGAL DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

PBM ASSET MANAGEMENT INC Parcel: 0380 0000 12 $229.00

1201 N STREET #102 Lot 32 40 X 120

LINCOLN, NE 68508 BLOCK 0 GOODLAND ADDITION

DIST-NUM 1-221 5325 N 18TH STREET

 

PEDRO DELEON Parcel: 3519 0000 14 $228.00

2110 LAKE STREET Lot 13 LTS 11 12 & 120 X 129

OMAHA, NE 68111 BLOCK 0 KENWOOD ADDITION

DIST-NUM 1-299 3514 N 36TH STREET

be and hereby are repealed and said property levy and interest on the same be and the same hereby are held for naught the same as though not included in said Special Ordinance No 10222 and that the total amount of Special Levy Ordinance No 10222 be amended accordingly. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA Section 2 That such portions of Special Ordinance No. 10222 passed on January 23, 2018 relating to and levying a special assessment for weeds abatement upon the following described property:

OWNER LEGAL DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

RACHEL CANLAS Parcel: 3520 0004 14 $579.00

2601 E CARSON STREET Lot 14 40 X 129

CARSON, CA 90810 BLOCK 0 KENWOOD ADDITION

DIST-NUM 1-221 3504 N 36TH STREET

be and hereby are levied and said property levy and interest on the same be and the same hereby are held in said Special Ordinance No. 10222 and that the total amount of Special Levy Ordinance No. 10222 be amended accordingly. Section 3 This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen days from and after its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth Butler,

 City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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ORDINANCE NO. 41445

AN ORDINANCE to amend certain portions of Special Levy Ordinance No 10223 levying assessments for weed abatement in the year 2017 by repealing two assessments on the properties legally described as Parcel 2892 0000 15 Lot 3 50 x 124 Block 33 Kountze Place Addition 2011 Pinkney Street and Parcel 0430 0000 20 Lot 15 64 x 125 Block 0 Patricks Saratoga Addition 2032 Grand Avenue and to provide for an effective date hereof. WHEREAS Special Levy Ordinance No 10223 was passed by the City Council of the City of Omaha on January 23, 2018 levying special assessments for weed abatement on certain lots in the City of Omaha, and it has been ascertained the assessments on the following described properties and in the amount so levied by Special Ordinance No 10223 should be repealed because these properties were assessed mistakenly. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. That such portions of Special Ordinance No 10223 passed January 23, 2018 relating to and levying the special assessments for weeds abatement upon the following described properties:

OWNER LEGAL DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

NETNET LLC Parcel: 2892 0000 15 $266.00

4350 ST ANDRES ROAD #G Lot 3 50 X 124

COLUMBIA, SC 29210 BLOCK 33 KOUNTZE PLACE ADDITION

DIST-NUM 2-35 2011 PINKNEY STREET

 

TOLU LLC Parcel: 0430 0000 20 $616.00

631 S 201ST AVENUE Lot 15 64 X 125

OMAHA, NE 68022 BLOCK 0 PATRICKS SARATOGA ADDITION

DIST-NUM 2-229 2032 GRAND' AVENUE

be and hereby are repealed and said property levy and interest on the same be and the same hereby are held for naught the same as though not included in said Special Ordinance No 10223 and that the total amount of Special Levy Ordinance No 10223 be amended accordingly. Section 3 This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen days from and after its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth Butler,

City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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ORDINANCE NO. 41447

AN ORDINANCE to amend Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code concerning employment classifications by adding the employment classification entitled Household Hazardous Waste Technician with a hourly pay range of $20.62 to $25.41; to repeal Section 23-177 as heretofore existing; and to provide the effective date hereof. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. Due to the length of the affected ordinance, Omaha City Council Rule VII(B) requiring amending ordinances to recite the entire section is hereby waived solely for the purposes of this ordinance and only the lined out material to be deleted and the underlined material to be added shall be recited herein. Section 2. That part E. Classifications - Civilian Bargaining Unit, subpart Allied(03) of Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the classification entitled Household Hazardous Waste Technician, Code Number 5645, with the salary range of 04125 ($20.62 to $25.41), as follows:

Code No. Class Title Pay Range

5645 Household Hazardous Waste Technician 04125 ($20.62 to $25.41)

Section 3. Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code, as heretofore existing is hereby repealed. Section 4. This ordinance, being legislative in character, and in accordance with Section 2.12 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Omaha, shall be in full force and take effect fifteen (15) following the date of its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth

Butler,

City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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ORDINANCE NO. 41448

AN ORDINANCE to amend Sections 23-177 and 23-178 of Chapter 23 of the Omaha Municipal Code to reflect changes negotiated between the City of Omaha and the Omaha Police Managers Association for the years 2018 through 2021; to provide for a wage increase for individuals holding the rank of Police Chief and Deputy Police Chief; to provide for a change in the method of calculation of longevity pay; to provide that members of police management will change to the High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) in place for police bargaining employees; to provide that any ordinances of the City of Omaha, and any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, which are in conflict with this ordinance shall not be applicable to those employees in Police Management; and to provide the effective date hereof. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. Due to the length of the effected ordinances, Omaha City Council Rule VII(B) requiring amending ordinances to recite the entire section is hereby waived solely for the purposes of Section 2 of this ordinance and only the lined out material to be deleted and the underlined material to be added shall be recited herein. Section 2. That Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-177. Classifications and pay rates schedule. The following are the classifications and pay rates for employment with the city. D. CLASSIFICATIONS - POLICE MANAGEMENT

2013 SALARIES. Effective December 23, 2012.

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 124,458 126,947 129,486

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 151,153 154,176 157,260

Pay Range D E F

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 132,076 134,718 137,412

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 160,405 163,613 166,885

2014 SALARIES. Effective December 22, 2013. (1.75 percent increase over 2013 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 126,636 129,169 131,752

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 153,798 156,874 160,012

Pay Range D E F

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 134,387 137,076 139,817

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 163,212 166,476 169,805

2015 SALARIES. Effective December 21, 2014. (2.0 percent increase over 2014 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 129,169 131,752 134,387

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 156,874 160,011 163,212

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 137,075 139,818 142,613

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 166,476 169,806 173,201 176,665

2016 SALARIES. Effective December 20, 2015. (2.0 percent increase over 2015 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 131,752 134,387 137,075

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 160,011 163,211 166,476

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 139,817 142,614 145,465

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 169,806 173,202 176,665 180,198

2017 SALARIES. Effective December 18, 2016. (2.0 percent increase over 2016 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 134,387 137,075 139,817

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 163,211 166,475 169,806

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 142,613 145,466 148,374

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 173,202 176,666 180,198 183,802

2018 SALARIES. Effective December 17, 2017. (2.0 percent increase over 2017 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 137,075 139,817 142,613

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 166,475 169,805 173,202

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 145,465 148,375 151,341

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 176,666 180,199 183,802 187,478

2018 SALARIES. Effective December 17, 2017. (3.0 percent increase over 2017 annual salaries for Deputy Chief, 2.0 percent increase over 2017 annual salaries for steps A-F for Chief, 8.0 percent increase for step G)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 138,424 141,190 144,019

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 166,475 169,805 173,202

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 146,890 149,822 152,818

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 176,666 180,199 183,802 198,500

2019 SALARIES. Effective December 16, 2018. (3.0 percent increase over 2018 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 142,584 145,434 148,346

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 171,475 174,907 178,402

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 151,299 154,315 157,394

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 181,979 185,598 189,322 204,464

2020 SALARIES. Effective December 15, 2019. (3.0 percent increase over 2019 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 146,869 149,802 152,797

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 176,613 180,149 183,747

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 155,834 158,954 162,115

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 187,429 191,173 195,000 210,600

2021 SALARIES. Effective December 27, 2020. (3.0 percent increase over 2020 annual salaries)

Code No. Class Title Pay Range A B C

2710 Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 151,278 154,294 157,373

2730 Police Chief (7MP-AN) 181,917 185,557 189,259

Pay Range D E F G

Deputy Police Chief (1MP-AN) 160,514 163,717 166,982

Police Chief (7MP-AN) 193,045 196,914 200,845 216,923

Section 3. That Section 23-178 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as

follows: "Sec. 23-181. - Longevity pay. Functional. Functional employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $9.01 per pay period).....$19.52.14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $18.00 per pay period).....39.00 21 years and over of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $28.21 per pay period).....61.12 Continuous service within the meaning of this section shall be based on continuous length of service without a break or interruption; provided that any suspension for disciplinary purposes, absence on authorized leave with pay, absence on authorized leave without pay, or layoff for 30 calendar days or less shall not constitute a break or interruption of service. Longevity pay shall be earned on the first day of the month following an employee's longevity qualification date. CMPTEC. Civilian management employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $13.85 per pay period).....$30.00 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $27.69 per pay period).....60.00 21 years and over of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $41.54 per pay period).....90.00 Continuous service within the meaning of this section shall be based on continuous length of service without a break or interruption; provided that any suspension for disciplinary purposes, absence on authorized leave with pay, absence on authorized leave without pay, or layoff for 30 calendar days or less shall not constitute a break or interruption of service. Longevity pay shall be earned on the first day of the month following an employee's longevity qualification date. AEC. AEC employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $13.85 per pay period) .....$30.00 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $27 .69 per pay period).....60.00 21 years and over of completed continuous service, per month (payable in 26 installments of $41.54 per pay period).....90.00 Continuous ·service within the meaning of this section shall be based on continuous length of service without a break or interruption; provided that any suspension for disciplinary purposes, absence on authorized leave with pay, absence on authorized leave without pay, or layoff for 30 calendar days or less shall not constitute a break or interruption of service. Longevity pay shall be earned on the first day of the month following an employee's longevity qualification date. Police management. Police management employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule, subject to the paragraph immediately thereafter: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, $56.25 per pay period. 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, $118.75 per pay period. 21 years and over of completed continuous service, $150.00 per pay period. Effective December 26, 2010, police management employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, $57.94 per pay period or $1,506.38 yearly. 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, $122.31 per pay period or $3,180.13 yearly. 21 years and over of complete continuous service, $154.50 per pay period or $4,017.00 yearly.  Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, 3.25 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period. 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, 3.50 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period. 21 years and over of completed continuous service, 3.75 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period. Effective upon the adoption of the Ordinance making the change to longevity pay for Police Management, the current flat dollar amount of longevity pay will be converted to a percentage of the actual base pay for 2017 for the employee’s actual pay step. The longevity for the 2018 payroll year shall be one half of one percent higher than the percentage for 2017 and such percentage shall increase one half of one percent per payroll year until the employee reaches the percentages detailed above. Fire management. Fire management employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, $56.25 per pay period. 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, $118.75 per pay period. 21 years and over of completed continuous service, $150.00 per pay period. Effective December 26, 2010, fire management employees shall receive longevity pay in addition to their base pay on the basis of the following schedule: Seven to 14 years of completed continuous service, 3.25 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period. 14 to 21 years of completed continuous service, 3.50 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period. 21 years and over of completed continuous service, 3.75 percent of the employee's actual base pay per pay period." Section 4. That Section 23-363 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-363. - Maximum accumulation. A. Functional. Functional employees may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 2.500 hours; provided that any such employee who shall maintain 800 through and including 2.500 or more of accrued sick leave shall receive one and nine-tenths additional hours of annual leave for each pay period of service. Notwithstanding the increase in accumulated sick leave provided for herein, the payoff of accumulated leave provided for in section 23-369 shall be limited to a maximum of 2.000 hours. B. CMPTEC. CMPTEC employees may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 2.500 hours; provided that any such employee who shall maintain 800 through and including 2.500 hours or more of accrued sick leave shall receive one and nine-tenths additional hours of annual leave for each pay period of service. Notwithstanding the increase in accumulated sick leave provided for herein, the payoff of accumulated leave provided for in section 23-369 shall be limited to a maximum of 2.000 hours. C. AEC. AEC employees may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 2.500 hours; provided that any such employee who shall maintain 800 through and including 2.500 hours or more of accrued sick leave shall receive one and nine-tenths additional hours of annual leave for each pay period of service. Notwithstanding the increase in accumulated sick leave provided for herein, the payoff of accumulated leave provided for in section 23-369 shall be limited to a maximum of 2,000 hours. D. Police management. Police management employees may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 3,200 hours an uncapped amount of sick leave; provided that such employee who shall maintain 1,600 hours of accrued sick leave shall receive two one and nine-tenths additional hours of annual leave for each pay period of service. Any employee promoted from a union position to a police management position who immediately prior to said promotion had accumulated to the maximum allowed sick leave, shall continue to earn two one and nine-tenths hours of annual leave so long as the employee maintains the maximum allowed accumulation of sick leave. E. Fire management. Fire management employees may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 4,800 hours; provided that any such employee who shall maintain 2,400 hours of accrued sick leave shall receive three additional hours of annual leave per pay period to a maximum of 72 hours in a calendar year. Any fire management employee assigned to a 40-hour work week may accrue sick leave to a maximum of 3,200 hours, provided that any such employee who shall maintain 1,600 hours of sick leave shall receive two additional hours of annual leave for such pay period of service. Any employee promoted from a union position to a fire management position who immediately prior to said promotion had accumulated to the maximum allowed sick leave, shall continue to earn the above bonus hours of annual leave so long as the employee maintains the maximum allowed accumulation of sick leave. Any employee promoted from a union position to a fire management position, shall carry forward into such management position his/her accumulated balances of sick and annual leave, and any balances in any leave banks. Upon passage of this labor agreement, fire management employees shall be credited with an additional 1,300 hours of sick leave. Section 5. That Section 23-402 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-402. - City's contribution generally; premium. The city shall provide a group health care plan for each employee and covered dependents. Such employees may elect their health insurance coverage as follows: single coverage, single plus one coverage, or family coverage. Employees selecting single plus one coverage shall pay two times the single COBRA rate for their premium. Effective December 26, 2010, all current and newly hired CMPTEC and AEC employees shall pay a premium for this health care plan of six percent of the applicable COBRA rate. Police management employees shall pay a premium for this health care plan of six percent of the applicable COBRA rate. Effective December 25, 2011, all current and newly hired police management, CMPTEC, AEC employees and effective 30 days after legal execution of Ordinance No. 39422, fire management, shall pay a premium for this health care plan of seven percent of the applicable COBRA rate. Effective December 26, 2010, all current and newly hired functional employees shall pay a premium for this health care plan of seven percent of the COBRA rate for single coverage, single plus one coverage, or family coverage.   Effective upon adoption of the Ordinance approving the Agreement between the City and the Police Manager's Association for 2018 through 2021, all current and newly hired police management employees shall pay a premium for their health care plan based on the blended health care premium equivalency rate of the members of the Plan to which members of the Omaha Police Officer's Association are a part of in the following amounts: Family - twenty-three Percent (23%): Single plus 1 - twenty-three percent (23%) and Single - fifteen percent (15%). All employees newly hired with the city shall have a one-year waiting period on any preexisting condition(s) unless such employee presents to the city evidence that he/she had, with a previous employer, continuous health coverage without a break in service of 63 days within the last 18 months prior to his/her employment with the city. Section 6. That Section 23-403 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-403. - Health care benefits. Sec. 23-403. - Health care benefits. A. Health care benefits for CMPTEC, AEC, functional employees, and fire management employees. (a) The health care plan provided herein shall be set forth in the master contract on file with and administered by the city's third party administrator or health insurance provider. The city shall provide employees with a written summary of the health care benefits herein. Such health care coverage shall commence on the first day of employment. (b) The health care benefits shall include, without limitation: (1) Effective June 19, 2001, comprehensive major medical health care coverage with 70 percent paid by the city and 30 percent paid by the employee on all covered charges, unless the health care services are provided by a preferred provider organization (PPO), in which case the city shall pay 80 percent and the employee shall pay 20 percent of the covered charges. (2) For CMPTEC, AEC, functional employees, police management, and effective 30 days after legal execution of Ordinance No. 39422, fire management, a deductible of $400.00 for an individual with single coverage, $400.00/per individual with single plus one coverage, or $800.00 aggregate for family coverage; deductible will apply to all covered services. (3) There is no maximum lifetime benefit per individual, but there remains a $20,000.00 maximum lifetime benefit for chemical dependency. (4) For CMPTEC, AEC, functional employees, and effective 30 days after legal execution of Ordinance No. 39422 for fire management, stop loss (maximum cost to the employee for covered medical service in a calendar year) of $1,000.00 for a person with single coverage, $1,000.00 per individual with single plus one coverage, or $2,000.00 aggregate for family coverage, all per year. The deductible applies to the stop loss. (5) For police management, stop loss (maximum cost to the employee for covered medical service in a calendar year) of $600.00 for a person with single coverage, $600.00 per individual with single plus one coverage, or $1,200.00 aggregate for family coverage, all per year. The deductible applies to the stop loss. (56) Effective June 19, 2001, the following items shall be excluded from coverage: a) elective corrective eye surgery (such as RK, PRK, Lasik, and its successors) and b) all fertility procedures and fertility drug coverage.

(67) For functional employees, CMPTEC employees, AEC employees, police management employees, and for fire management employees effective 30 days after legal execution of Ordinance No. 39422, the city will institute a wellness program where the city will allow coverage up to $200.00 for each covered individual for preventative services of well-baby exams, routine physicals, school physicals, annual well woman examinations, routine colonoscopies, routine mammograms, immunizations, pap smears. Such coverage shall be handled through the city's health care provider in a manner similar to covered benefits under the health care plan, including application of any amounts to be paid against the covered individual's deductibles. After such coverage is met on any of these listed preventive services, any further preventative services are subject to the normal deductible and coinsurance under the health care plan. (78) Hospital precertification. All inpatient admissions must be certified. Planned admission, or as soon as medically possible. The penalty for failure to certify is $500.00 of in-hospital charges. The penalty for hospitalization past certified number of days is a reduction of coverage by 50 percent of both physician and hospital charges. All inpatient admissions must be precertified as above. Hospitalizations beyond the certified number of days must be recertified. If the hospitalization is recertified, there is no penalty. The penalty for hospitalization past the certified number of days is a reduction by 50 percent of both physician and hospital covered charges, which will not be paid by the city and will be the responsibility of the employee. (89) Any disputes regarding precertification or recertification in a particular case may be presented to the city's disputes committee. (910) For CMPTEC employees, functional employees, and AEC employees that voluntarily participate and follow the rules of the city wellness program, they will be eligible for city-specified incentives, including but not limited to, reductions in health insurance premiums, waiving of health insurance copays for specified medical facilities, gift cards, gym memberships, etc. No employee is required to participate in the wellness program and the city maintains the absolute right to set forth the terms and conditions surrounding the program. B. Health care for police management employees. a. Police management employees will have the same High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) that is being implemented for police bargaining employees effective January 1, 2018. If the City negotiates a new health care plan with the Omaha Police Officers Association during the term of this Agreement. then the police management group will have the ability to inform the City that they want to move to the same plan and the City shall do so. The health care plan provided herein shall be set forth in the summary plan description on file with and administered by the city's third party administrator or health insurance provider. The city shall provide employees with a written summary of the health care benefits herein. Such health care coverage shall commence on the first day of employment. (b) The health care benefits shall include. without limitation: (1) In-patient Hospital Precertification: - All in-hospital admissions must be certified. Planned admissions must be certified in advance. Emergency admissions must be certified within 24 hours of admission or as soon as medically possible. The penalty for failure to certify is $500 of the hospital charges. Hospitalizations beyond the certified number of days must be recertified. If the hospitalization is recertified. there is no penalty. The penalty for hospitalization past certified number of days without recertification: is a reduction by 50% of both physician and hospital charges. (2) Hospital certifications (and recertifications) shall be phoned in to a telephone number provided each employee on his/her I.D. card. The employee or any person on his behalf (e.g., spouse, nurse, doctor, hospital personnel) may precertify. Any disputes regarding precertification or recertification in a particular case may be presented to the CITY'S Disputes Committee. (3) The health care benefit is a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan with a network component. Benefits are available for service from in-or out-of-network providers, a $2,700 deductible applies for single coverage and/or $5.400 embedded deductible for Single + 1 and Family coverage per calendar year. The deductible for an out-of-network provider will be twice the in-network amount. Should Federal regulations require changes to the deductible or any other plan benefits. the plan will comply with said requirements. (4) The maximum lifetime benefit per plan member is unlimited. (5) Prescription Coverage: A Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) manages administration of the prescription drug benefit. Prescription drug services are available from in- and out-of- network pharmacies. When an in-network pharmacy is utilized both deductible and coinsurance amounts apply to the out-of-pocket maximum. Out of network pharmacies will be handled as shown on the summary plan description on file for police bargaining and administered by the City's third party administrator- the cost will be applied to the deductible and then will be covered at 50%. Unless specifically required by the physician. generic drugs will be dispensed whenever possible. (6)WELLNESS PROGRAM: Preventative services as outlined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are covered with no member cost sharing when received from an in-network provider. If preventative services are received from an out-of-network provider the benefit is limited to $175 for employee only. Members of the bargaining group who voluntarily participate and follow the rules of the CITY Wellness Program will be eligible for CITY-specified incentives, including but not limited to, reductions in health insurance premiums, waiving of health insurance copays for specified medical facilities, gift cards, gym memberships, etc. No employee is required to participate in the Wellness Program and the CITY maintains the absolute right to set forth the terms and conditions surrounding the program. (7) VISION PROGRAM: If the Omaha Police Officer Association creates a voluntary Vision Program for its members that are funded entirely by the employee, the City shall work with police management in order to allow them to participate. (8) The above summary only highlights the covered benefits under the Qualified High Deductible Health Plan. For a more extensive review, consult the Summary Plan Description provided by the City's third party administrator. (9) HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA) The CITY shall make a contribution to a HSA on behalf of the employee in the following amounts: 2018 and 2019 Single: $1,300 annual contribution then 75% City match up to $500 on the first $666.67 of employee contributions. The maximum cumulative CITY lump sum and matching contribution shall be $1,800. Single + 1 and Family: $2,600 annual contribution then 75% City match up to $1,000 on the first $1,333.33 of employee contributions. The maximum cumulative CITY lump sum and matching contribution shall be $3,600. 2020 and 2021 Single: $1,300 annual contribution then a 50% City match up to $375 on the first $750 of employee contributions. The maximum cumulative CITY lump sum and matching contribution shall be $1,675. Single + 1 and Family: $2.600 annual contribution then 50% City match up to $750 on the first $1,500 of employee contributions. The maximum cumulative CITY lump sum and matching contribution shall be $3,350. OTHER CONDITIONS The CITY's annual HSA contribution will be contributed as a lump sum on the first pay period of the calendar year. For employees hired mid-year, the CITY's annual contribution will be prorated for the remaining months of the plan year. Section 7. That Section 23-404 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-404. - Prescription cards. For CMPTEC, AEC, functional employees, police management, and effective 30 days after legal execution of Ordinance No. 39422, fire management, the city shall pay covered prescription costs through an employee "prescription card" in addition to benefits identified above. The prescription card plan shall include the following: (a) Each employee will be issued a card which will allow the employee or covered member(s) to purchase prescriptions by paying, at the time and site of purchase and after the applicable yearly deductible has been satisfied, the following based on a tiered prescription system: (1) Generic: actual cost of the drug up to $5.00. (2) Formulary brands: 20 percent of the cost of each covered prescription (minimum $20.00, maximum $40.00). (3) Non-formulary brands: 20 percent of the cost of each covered prescription (minimum $30.00, maximum $60.00). (b) The yearly deductible shall be $100.00 for single, single plus one, or family coverage. The prescription deductible and co-insurance are separate and distinct from the health coverage deductible and co-insurance, except prescriptions dispensed in the hospital shall be applied to the health coverage deductible and co-insurance. (c) Unless specifically required by the physician, generic drugs will be dispensed whenever possible. (d) The card will be valid at the majority of pharmacies in the Omaha area; however, it is understood that some pharmacies may not participate. In order to be covered for prescription costs within the city, the employee must use a participating pharmacy. (e) After an employee has expended $750.00 (after payment of the deductible) in a given calendar year, the card will allow an employee to obtain covered prescriptions at a flat rate of $5.00 per prescription. (f) The employee percentage cost per covered prescription may be higher when prescriptions are purchased outside the city if participating pharmacies are available. Additionally, the employee may be required to pay the total cost and then seek reimbursement through a claim filing process. (g) Prescriptions required for an extended period of time (i.e., in excess of 30 days) must be ordered through the city's designated mail-order program. For a mail-order 90-day 32 supply, the employee must pay two co-pays, pursuant to subsection (a), above. Section 8. That Section 23-519 of the Omaha Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: "Sec. 23-519. - Annual leave. (a) Each employee classified as police management shall earn vacation leave for continuous service at the rate of:

Year of Service Annual Leave Hours earned per year

Initial Hire to 4 years 119 (4.57 hours per pay period)

After 4 years to 5 years 148 (5.69 hours per pay period)

After 5 years to 19 years 169 (6.50 hours per pay period)

After 19 years to 24 years 189 (7.27 hours per pay period)

After 24 years 197 (7.58 hours per pay period)

eight hours for each full month of service; provided that such employees with three or more years of continuous service shall thereafter earn 12 hours for each full month of service. Continuous service within the meaning of this section shall be based on continuous length of service without a break or interruption; provided that any suspension for disciplinary purpose, absence on authorized leave with pay, absence on authorized leave without pay, or layoff for 30 days or less shall not constitute a break or interruption in service. (b) Unused vacation leave for employees in the classified services in excess of 320 hours shall not be carried forward from one calendar year to the next. (c) Vacations shall be granted at such time or times as shall be mutually agreeable to the employees and the department heads involved. No vacation leave shall be granted during the original probationary period of service but upon satisfactory completion of such period. (d) Vacation leave shall accrue to the employee for time served. Any employee who resigns or is separated from the city service, except in cases where the employee has been guilty of fraud or other activities resulting in monetary loss to the city, shall be entitled to cash compensation for unused vacation leave. Vacation leave shall not accrue during any period when an employ is absent from work without pay, the duration of which exceeds ten working days. Section 9. That Section 23-177 of the Omaha Municipal Code as heretofore existing is hereby repealed. Section 10. That the Summary of Benefits prepared by BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska for police bargaining employees is attached to this ordinance and shall generally describe the health insurance program for members of police management as detailed in Section 6 above. Section 11. Unless otherwise addressed or amended herein, all other benefits, leave, holidays, or compensation contained in the previous police management contract and the Omaha Municipal Code shall remain unchanged. Section 12. This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen days from and after its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth Butler,

 City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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SPECIAL ORDINANCE NO. 10230

AN ORDINANCE levying a special tax assessment for litter removal in accordance with Sections 18-21 through 18-30 of the Omaha Municipal Code on certain lots in the City of Omaha. WHEREAS, it having been and being hereby adjudged, determined and established that several lots and pieces of real estate, hereafter referred to, have each been specially benefited to the full amount herein levied and assessed against each of said lots and pieces of real estate respectively, by reason of litter removal thereon, by the City of Omaha. THEREFORE, for the purpose of paying the incurred cost of litter removal work. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. That said cost of litter removal work by the City of Omaha during the interim date, January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, on Group No. 2018-07, said cost being the sum of twenty three thousand eighty seven dollars and forty five cents ($23,087.45), be and the same hereby is levied and assessed in proportion and according to incurred costs and special benefits by reason of said improvement upon the following described lots and real estate within the City of Omaha, as shown by the generally recognized maps, plats and records on file in the office of the City Engineer of the City, said cost being so levied on said lots and real estate, respectively, as set forth as follows: Section 2. That said special taxes levied aforesaid on said lots, respectively, shall become delinquent per the "Monetary Table for Assessing" as follows:

MONETARY TABLE FOR ASSESSING

Amount of Assessment                                                  No. of Years                                      Principal Payment Each Year

$ 1.00 to $ 499.99                                                                                                                Total to be paid within 50 days

$ 500.00 to $ 999.99                                                             2                                                                 1/2

$1,000.00 to $1,499.99                                                          3                                                                 1/3

$1,500.00 to $1,999.99                                                          4                                                                  1/4

$2,000.00 to $2,499.99                                                          5                                                                   1/5

$2,500.00 to $2,999.99                                                           6                                                                  1/6

$3,000.00 to $3,499.99                                                           7                                                                   1/7

$3,500.00 to $3,999.99                                                            8                                                                  1/8

$4,000.00 to $4,499.99                                                             9                                                                 1/9

$4,500.00 and above                                                                10                                                                 1/10

Each of said installments, except the first, shall draw interest at the rate of 5% per annum from the time of the levy aforesaid until the same shall become delinquent. Where the individual assessment is Four Hundred Ninety Nine and 99/100 Dollars ($499.99) or less the total amount shall become delinquent fifty (50) days from and after the passage and approval of this Ordinance. Interest at the rate of fourteen percent per annum, as provided by State law, payable in advance shall be paid on each delinquent installment or on each delinquent assessment of Four Hundred Ninety Nine and 99/100 Dollars ($499.99) or less. Section 3. That the entire amount of tax so levied and assessed on any of said lots or pieces of real estate may be paid by the owners thereof or by any person within fifty ( 50) days from said levy and thereupon said lots or parts of lots shall be exempt from lien or charge thereto. Section 4. This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen (15) days from and after its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth Butler,

 City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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SPECIAL ORDINANCE NO. 10231

AN ORDINANCE levying a special tax assessment for cutting and clearing weeds, grass and worthless vegetation in accordance with Sections 18-21 through 18-30 of the Omaha Municipal Code on certain lots in the City of Omaha. WHEREAS, it having been and being hereby adjudged, determined and established that several lots and pieces of real estate, hereafter referred to, have each been specially benefited to the full amount herein levied and assessed against each of said lots and pieces of real estate respectively, by reason of cutting and clearing weeds, grass and worthless vegetation thereon, by the City of Omaha. THEREFORE, for the purpose of paying the incurred cost of weed, grass and worthless vegetation cutting work. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OMAHA: Section 1. That said cost of weeds, grass and worthless vegetation cutting work by the City of Omaha during the interim date, January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, on Group No. 2018-08, said cost being the sum of ten thousand three hundred sixty four dollars ($10,364.00), be and the same hereby is levied and assessed in proportion and according to incurred costs and special benefits by reason of said improvement upon the following described lots and real estate within the City of Omaha, as shown by the generally recognized maps, plats and records on file in the office of the City Engineer of the City, said cost being so levied on said lots and real estate, respectively, as set forth as follows: Section 2. That said special taxes levied aforesaid on said lots, respectively, shall become delinquent per the "Monetary Table for Assessing" as follows:

MONETARY TABLE FOR ASSESSING

Amount of Assessment                  No. of Years                                   Principal  Payment Each Year

$ 1.00 to $ 499.99                                                                             Total to be paid within 50 days

$ 500.00 to $ 999.99                          2                                                               1/2

$1,000.00 to $1,499.99                       3                                                                1/3

$1,500.00 to $1,999.99                        4                                                                1/4

$2,000.00 to $2,499.99                         5                                                                1/5

$2,500.00 to $2,999.99                         6                                                                1/6

$3,000.00 to $3,499.99                         7                                                                 1/7

$3,500.00 to $3,999.99                         8                                                                  1/8

$4,000.00 to $4,499.99                         9                                                                   1/9

$4,500.00 and above                            10                                                                  1/10

Each of said installments, except the first, shall draw interest at the rate of 5% per annum from the time of the levy aforesaid until the same shall become delinquent. Where the individual assessment is Four Hundred Ninety Nine and 99/100 Dollars ($499.99) or less the total amount shall become delinquent fifty (50) days from and after the passage and approval of this Ordinance. Interest at the rate of fourteen percent per annum, as provided by State law, payable in advance shall be paid on each delinquent installment or on each delinquent assessment of Four Hundred Ninety Nine and 99/100 Dollars ($499.99) or less. Section 3. That the entire amount of tax so levied and assessed on any of said lots or pieces of real estate may be paid by the owners thereof or by any person within fifty (50) days from said levy and thereupon said lots or parts of lots shall be exempt from lien or charge thereto. Section 4. This Ordinance shall be in full force and take effect fifteen (15) days from and after its passage.

 

First Reading: March 20, 2018; Second Reading and Public Hearing: March 27, 2018; Third Reading and Vote: April 10, 2018

 

PASSED: April 10, 2018: 7-0

City of Omaha

Jean Stothert,

Mayor

Elizabeth Butler,

 City Clerk

 

4-18-18

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