Residents concerned about stray Dumpsters messing up their neighborhood’s scene ought to visit City Hall today.
Council member Chris Jerram’s proposed changes to the city’s garbage collection rules are up for public hearing this afternoon. A lot of supporters are expected to come testify and Jerram is expected to formally propose some amendments to his original language.
The proposed amendments to city code could cost residents and property owners hundreds of dollars in fines if they keep trash receptacles at the curb outside. There seems to be a lot of consensus that this is a stubborn problem in Omaha, at least east of 72nd Street.
The amendments would bring some serious teeth to the law — the changes currently propose that violators face a $100 fine for their first offense and $500 fines for subsequent offenses.
Stay tuned in with Omaha.com, our Twitter accounts and Wednesday’s paper for more about the hearing and other news from the council’s weekly gathering.