Sarpy County Board Approves Settlement with Local School Districts

(Sarpy County, NE) -- The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners approves a settlement with local school districts.

The settlement agreement is in regards to a lawsuit involving the County’s distribution of Omaha Public Power District payment in-lieu of taxes 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 payment in-lieu of taxes funds. The County will distribute the first payment in May.

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