City of Bellevue officials have been continuing the assessment and crews have been working on cleanup efforts from the storm and tornados that struck the city on the evening of Friday, June16, 2017. Mayor Rita Sanders has signed the Disaster Declaration for the City and submitted it to the Governor’s Office for his review.
The Bellevue Streets Department has reported that the streets within the city have been cleared and are passable. Additionally, the Street Department has been working with the crews at OPPD to secure power lines and ensure that they have access to the areas that they need to provide power line repairs. City crews will finish clearing the right of ways on Monday and continuing through the week.
The City's Tree Debris Dump on Cedar Island Road and Rose Lane will remain open to the public through 8pm on Monday evening. Starting on Tuesday, June 20th the City will move the Tree Dump to Haworth Park north of the Softball Fields. This tree dump is only available for tree related debris and will remain open to the public to dispose of tree related debris from 8am to 8pm at least through Sunday, June 25th. At that point, a further assessment will be made on the need to keep the tree debris dump open. The Tree Dump on Cedar Island Road will not be open to the public as of Tuesday morning so city crews can use it for neighborhood pickup disposals.
The City strongly encourages those citizens that are able to take advantage of the free city tree dump and regular tree branch pickup through Papillion Sanitation throughout the week. Beginning on Tuesday, June 20th, the Bellevue Public Works Department will coordinate with the Sarpy County Public Works Department to start curbside pickup of tree related debris in neighborhoods. City Crews cannot come on to private property to remove debris so citizens need to make sure any damaged trees and branches are cut to no more than 6 feet long and are placed at the curb for crews to pick up. City Crews will begin these neighborhood pickup efforts on Tuesday beginning on Harrison and heading south throughout the week to the city limits so citizens are encouraged to place tree related debris on the curb as soon as possible.
Additionally, the Bellevue Public Works Department will be working to establish a transfer station at Haworth Park for citizens to drop off non-tree related debris caused by the storm such as shingles, fencing and other home related debris. Stay tuned for more details on this transfer station early in the week.
OPPD Crews continue to work around the clock to restore power to the neighborhoods within our community and major progress is being made. All of the major intersections in Bellevue now have power and the signals should be working properly. The City of Bellevue would like to thank the men and women of OPPD and the additional crews that they have brought in for their round the clock efforts to help restore power in Bellevue.
Thank you to all of the citizens of Bellevue for their patience and efforts as we cleanup from this devastating storm. It is great to see neighbors helping neighbors in this time of need and it is part of what makes the Bellevue/Offutt Community a great place to live, work and play.
The City of Bellevue will provide further updates as needed.