Background & Current Situation re: Maintenance of Pacific Springs Park & Public Right of Ways (PROW) on Pacific and 180th Streets
Prior to being annexed in Sep 2014, Sanitary and Improvement District (SID) 398 owned and had the responsibility for the maintenance of Pacific Springs Park and the three SID Outlots along 180th Street between Marcy and the north corner of the subdivision. The SID also maintained the public right-of-ways along Pacific next to the Park and the public right of way along 180th Street. Upon annexation the ownership and maintenance responsibility shifted to the City of Omaha (maintenance of the Park and the Pacific Street PROW is the responsibility of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department, and the PROW (to include the Outlots which are considered part of the PROW) along 180th is the responsibility of the City’s Street Maintenance Division in Public Works).
Pre-annexation the SID contracted with Lanoha Nurseries for Park maintenance (as well as maintenance of the Outlots and the public right-of-ways along Pacific Street next to the Park and along 180th Street from Marcy north to the edge of Pacific Springs). In one of its last meetings the SID Board approved an extension to that contract thru February 2016; i.e., over a year after the September 2014 annexation. As noted, upon annexation the City assumed these maintenance responsibilities, including the oversight of the Lanoha contract that has now expired.
Pacific Springs Park is a PUBLIC PARK open to all, and residents of Pacific Springs and the surrounding communities should direct maintenance issues related to the Park and/or the public right-of-ways to the Mayor’s Hotline: 402-444-5555, or alternatively to Park Maintenance: 402-444-5955 or to Street Maintenance: 402-546-0897.