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However, from October through April of each year any combination of boats, campers, trailers, not exceeding two (2) may be parked in the side or rear yard of residential lots and not required to be on a hard surface.
If you wish to inquire as to whether a business has an occupation license, or if you need to obtain one, please call 402-331-4343 for further information. Additional Information
Above Ground Swimming Pool PermitA light remodeling and accessory permit application is required for review of an above ground swimming pool.The 2010-2011 above ground swimming pool permit is $30.00.
RequirementsA swimming pool permit is required for all pool with sides that ‘stand’ 2 feet high or more.Inflatable or water depth is not the determining factor.The side height of the pool determines the necessity of a permit, not the amount of water in the pool.
Pools must be located at least 5 (five) feet from the property line and 6(six) feet from any other structure (garage, shed, etc.).
Commercial projects generally need 3 sets of plans. The city will need to know the names of your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sub-contractors.
New residential projects, and remodels, will need 2 sets of plans and will require the names of your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sub-contractors.
Smaller projects such as decks, sheds, fences, pools, etc. will require two sets of plans which include at least a hand-drawn site plan showing your property lines and the distances any such project is from the property line and/or any other structure on the property. Additional Information
Primarily, before a home occupation permit will be issued, a minimum of 75% of the residents living within 200 feet of the proposed home occupation, shall sign a list prepared by the City, canvassed by the home owner, and indicate “no objections” in writing to the operation of a home occupation. Residents renting an apartment or home would follow a slightly different process. In some instances, a conditional use permit process would be necessary prior to initiating licensing for a home occupation.
A proposed in-home day care must submit a form signed by the State of Nebraska Fire Marshall, in addition to the process described above.
Call City Hall at 402-331-4343 for guidance prior to setting up any home base business within the La Vista City limits. Additional Information
The amazing folks at Sarpy County, Nebraska GIS have created a public dashboard with information about COVID-19 related cases in our county.
Check it out here: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/50ebc60b7689449d97ddbf78a4dd3dc1.
Over the past four weeks, the positivity rate for the Sarpy/Cass Health Department jurisdiction has doubled from 15.25% (week ending 10/17/20) to 31.51% (week ending 11/14/20). Over the same four-week period the seven-day rolling average of cases/day/100,000 residents has increased from 41.6 cases per day to 96.9.
Currently, there are 1,032 active cases in Sarpy County, with 108 active cases in the 68128 zip code area and 65 in 68138 (La Vista’s ETJ).
Effective, November 11, new Directed Health Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are in effect statewide until at least November 30. Following is a summary of the new restrictions:
These include, but are not limited to outdoor arenas, indoor or outdoor auctions, stadiums, tracks, fairgrounds, festivals, zoos, auditoriums, large event conference rooms, meeting halls, indoor theaters, libraries, swimming pools or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
Indoor gatherings are limited to 25% occupancy and outdoor gatherings can remain at 100% occupancy. No more than 8 people per group and there must be at least 6 feet between groups.
Indoor carnivals and dances are prohibited. Dance recitals are permitted but must follow the above requirements. Dancing at wedding receptions is allowed if people remain at their table/seat and maintain social distancing.
Masks are required for all staff and patrons at salons, barbershops, massage therapy, bowling alleys, pool halls, body art establishments and any other business where staff and patrons are within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.
Bar patrons playing games such as darts or shuffleboard are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
No more than 8 people per table and tables must be at least 6 feet apart. Patrons must be seated unless placing an order, using the restroom or playing games.
Masks are required for staff and customers, although customers can remove their masks during a face treatment, but the mask must be put back on at the end of the treatment and there must be at least 6 feet of separation between customers. The types of businesses included are salons, barbershops, spas, massage therapy and tattoo parlors.
There is no limit on the number of people who can attend, but groups must be separated into household groups and there must be at least 6 feet of separation between groups.
For indoor events, attendance is limited to participants’ household members and there must be at least 6 feet of distance between household groups. This applies to both school and club activities.
To access the full Directed Health Measure, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website.
While all city facilities are once again open to the public, things do look different. Here is a summary of what you can expect...
Before you visit any of our facilities, we ask that you pre-screen yourself, and if you’re not feeling well, please stay home.
Staff will be wearing masks, and we encourage everyone entering a City facility to do the same.
Front desks and reception counters have new plexiglass barriers to protect our employees and the public.
To the extent possible, most meetings will continue to be held virtually, and peddler/hawker licenses will not be issued. Beginning October 6, most public meetings will return to the Harold “Andy” Anderson Council Chambers. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask. Meetings with large crowds anticipated may be relocated. Please check the website for the most current meeting information.
Building inspectors are performing inspections on new construction, however interior remodel inspections will continue to be done virtually.
We have identified areas throughout the building where one-way traffic is necessary, so visitors are asked to pay attention to those arrows on the floor.
Activities currently available inside the Community Center include:
Grab and go lunches for seniors are available from the north alley doors, and the senior center will host limited activities in the gym a couple days a week.
The following services are not available at this time:
We ask that patrons limit their visit to 60 minutes and that only one family member visit at a time.
Chairs and other furniture have been removed to promote social distancing, and playaways, toys, kits and games are for checkout only. Marks are on the floor to space out patrons who are waiting for assistance.
The computer lab is available for one hour use per visit. Some computers are unavailable to allow for social distancing.
Curbside pickup will continue for those who aren’t comfortable coming into the Library yet. Books and other materials can still be returned to the outside book drop. All returns are quarantined for 72 hours to allow for proper disinfection.
The majority of programming, including storytimes, continues to remain online.
Updated announcements and information regarding programs, services and facilities can be found on the City’s social media accounts and at CityofLaVista.org.
Check out our YouTube channel for video tours of the Library.
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-noon and by appointment
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-noon and
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for adults ages 19 and up
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m.
The first hour of each day at the library is reserved for seniors and those with health conditions.
The holidays are here. Bring on the cheer!
We’re still monitoring the pandemic and adjusting plans accordingly. Follow us on social media and for updates and more information!
Guess who’s coming to town... again? Give Santa a wave as he cruises around town to kick off the holidays in La Vista. November 29
Tune in on Facebook and watch Santa as he lights the tree and sprinkles it with some Christmas magic. November 30
We’re turning Civic Center Park into a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday cutouts, Santa’s sleigh, light decorations and more, which you can enjoy at your leisure throughout the month of December. On December 8 and 15, Santa and his reindeer will be there too! Please note: If Governor Ricketts declares more stringent health measures that limit outdoor gatherings, the December 8 and 15 events will be cancelled.
We’re setting up a special mailbox to send letters directly to the North Pole. Drop ‘em off by December 15 to get a reply from Santa by Christmas. November 9 — December 15
Channel your inner Clark Griswold and decorate a window in your house/apartment. Share your display and the best one will receive a special prize. November 9 — December 15
Gather round your screen as we read some of our favorite holiday books. Throughout December
A cloth face covering is material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand.
Evidence suggests that use of cloth face coverings by the public during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission. The primary role of a face covering is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes.
Wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Keep cloth face coverings in a separate paper bag or bin until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
Discard cloth face coverings that:
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer each time you put on and remove the covering. Hands should also be washed after removing the face covering. People should avoid touching their faces and the face coverings while wearing them.
Do not put a used face covering in places where others can touch them or where germs trapped in your face covering can touch other surfaces, such as counter tops or your kitchen table.
Do not throw your face covering loose into a bag or backpack. Store your face covering in a paper bag if you will be taking if off when outside the house.
If you use a paper face covering that is not for health care workers, it is recommended that you use a new one every day. Used paper face coverings should be thrown out at the end of the day.
If an individual is asked to wear a face covering in a business and expresses that they fall within the exemptions, they are taken at their word and allowed to patronize the business.
You are required to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the time you’re in an indoor setting open to the public with people you don’t live with. We strongly recommend wearing a face covering when you’re in an outdoor setting where you’re unable to maintain six feet of distance from people you don’t live with. Remember, with any gathering, physical distancing is required.
It applies if they are open to the public. When people/household groups can maintain 6 feet of separation, face coverings are not required.
If the staff of the business and the customer can maintain 6 feet of distancing at all times, they would not need face coverings.
If people are having a wedding inside, they need to wear facial coverings if they can’t maintain 6-foot social distancing. If they stay in family units and stay 6 feet apart, no covering would be required.
Yes, you are required to wear a face covering when riding on public transportation. Taxi cabs and ride sharing operators can require you to wear a face covering.
No. The mask ordinance exempts dwelling units (homes). We strongly recommend wearing one if you’re gathering outside and are unable to maintain six feet of distance from people you don’t live with. Remember, with any gathering, physical distancing is required.
No, you do not need to wear a face covering outside. However, it’s a good idea to keep one with you in case you need it, like if your dog’s leash gets tangled up with another dog, you run into a chatty neighbor, or you decide to stop into a business.
The mask ordinance says that masks with a valve (as well as mesh masks or masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents) are NOT sufficient face coverings because they allow exhaled droplets to be released into the air.
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No, a space must be completely open on all sides to be outdoors. Opening windows does not create an outdoor space.
Yes, when you are going into and out of the gym. However, you may remove your face covering when you are engaged in exercise.
No. A face covering should be used as you are coming to and going from the pool.
The mask ordinance requires face coverings be worn in premises open to the public, which would include common areas of an apartment building. If six feet of separation can be maintained, then a mask is not required.
Individuals who are alone in an office, room, vehicle, or other enclosed work area do not have to wear a mask. In a cubicle, a mask is not required so long as six feet of separation can be maintained at all time. It is recommended that people have a mask easily available to put on when they leave their office or cubicle or if someone comes to talk with them.
You can remove your face covering while eating and drinking. You should wear it when waiting for your food or in transit inside a restaurant.
A face covering is not required but recommended.
No. Physical distancing must be maintained.
Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your face covering and stay six feet away.
The City of La Vista uses the Nebraska Humane Society for animal issues. Please contact them at 402-444-7800 or visit their website.
The tax would be calculated as a percentage of gross retail and/or entertainment receipts of a business as defined in Ordinance No. 1387.
Yes. However, the GBOT does not apply to foods and beverages that are included in the Restaurants and Drinking Places Occupation Tax. The GBOT does apply to the gross receipts of retail items such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, or drinking glasses.
There are two tax rates in the Enhanced Employment Area. For retail sales, the tax rate is 1.5% of the total gross receipts. For entertainment sales, the tax rate is 3.5% of the total gross receipts.
Returns must be submitted to the City each month. The tax is due on or before the last day of each month, calculated based on gross receipts of the immediately preceding month. For example, tax due on the gross receipts for November would be due by December 31st. Mailed returns postmarked by the last day of the month will be considered timely filed.
As reimbursement for any additional administrative costs and expenses connected with the tax, at the time of monthly payment, a business may elect to withhold 2% of the amount that is otherwise due and payable to the City.
Returns and tax payments shall be filed and paid by (i) hand delivery or by United States mail, properly addressed, postage prepaid and postmarked no later than the last day of the appropriate month, or (ii) by electronic filing and payment by Automated Clearing Housing or Credit Card no later than the last day of the appropriate month.
Yes, if your business has been remitting GBOT and has a month without sales, complete the remittance form showing $0 sales and return to the City Clerk’s Department or email to email@example.com.
Yes, you can complete the GBOT form and pay the remittance online.
The remittance forms are available on our GBOT webpage. Paper copies are also available at City Hall.
Please contact Deputy City Clerk Rachel Carl at (402) 331-4343.
No. La Vista voters approved the half-cent sales tax for street improvements in 1990 with an initial expiration of 10 years. It was renewed in 2000 and 2010, the last time with a 15-year sunset. Approval for continuation of the City’s half-cent sales tax would not be an increase from the current level collected in the City — it would be maintaining what exists.
Since its inception, the half-cent sales tax has generated over $35 million and funded most of the City’s major street improvements and other capital projects. Currently, the sales tax generates about $2.5 million annually, which helps pay for the annual debt payments for the City. Without the half-cent sales tax, other revenue sources would be needed to make debt payments.
The half-cent sales tax has paid for all or a portion of most major street improvement projects and other capital expenditures, including:
If voters do not approve the continuation of the City’s half-cent sales tax, alternative solutions such as service reductions or tax increases would need to be considered in order to pay for existing debt. The City Council would also have to determine which current and future projects to delay or cancel.
Some of the projects included in the City’s multi-year Capital Improvement Program that could potentially lose funding if the half-cent sales tax is not renewed include:
Yes. In August 2020, the City Council passed Ordinance No.1396 establishing La Vista Municipal Code Section 113.11 which contains the rules, regulations, and licensing process for mobile food vendors.
Licenses are valid from January 1 to December 31, and they must be renewed annually.
The fee is $100.
Applications are available on the City’s website: www.cityoflavista.org/mobilefoodvendors. Applications are also available at City Hall.
Completed applications and fee are to be submitted to the City Clerk, 8116 Park View Blvd., La Vista, NE 68128.
Licensed mobile food vendors may operate seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
With the written consent of the owner of the property and a temporary use permit issued by the Community Development Director, if applicable, you can operate on private property as long as you are following all provisions of Section 113.11 of the La Vista Municipal Code.
No. During non-hours of operation, a mobile food vendor motor vehicle or trailer shall not remain on any city property or city right-of-way, or on any private property on which any sales have taken place.
If a mobile food vendor is selling food and beverages that are subject to the Restaurant Tax, then, yes, they must remit Restaurant Tax to the City. For more information on the Restaurant Tax, visit www.cityoflavista.org/restaurants.
Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your prescriptions.
Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge. You pay the cost of the prescription less any applicable discount.
No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired.
Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat a human condition, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.
Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
This is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at participating retail pharmacies. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are available only at participating retail pharmacies.
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are encouraged to use your card to purchase prescriptions anytime they are not covered by your insurance plan.
Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.
No. Only use your prescription discount card to purchase non-covered medications.
No. You need to present either your Medicare prescription plan card or your prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card when purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.
Yes, you can continue to use your prescription discount card just as you do today.
The prescription discount card is accepted at more than 60,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including the major chains as well as many independent pharmacies. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or visit Care Mark or call toll free 1-888-620-1749 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 23 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more on select medications.
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the participating pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will pay the lower price.
Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price for medications at Care Mark or call toll free 1-888-620-1749.
Drug prices may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even pharmacy chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ drug prices change periodically.
Because a pharmacy’s retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the prescription drug and the price you have paid before.
Yes, always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions not covered by insurance. For a medicine on a generic pricing plan you will pay either the flat rate or the prescription discount card price, whichever is lower.
Specialty pharmacy offers delivery of injectable and select oral specialty medication and supplies to the location of your choice. Services include delivery notification and refill reminder calls to help you stay on your treatment plan. You’ll also receive expert care services including counseling, follow-up care calls, informative disease-related materials and access to health experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Medications for a variety of chronic conditions including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, infertility, immunologic disorders, Crohn’s disease, Gaucher disease, pulmonary hypertension, Fabry disease, MPS 1, blood dyscrasia, growth hormone deficiency, respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C and more are available through specialty pharmacy.
Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED; some college preferred. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by graduation from the Police Academy, possess a valid driver’s license by hire date, a U.S citizen, no felony convictions, or a dishonorable discharge from military service.
Applications can be obtained online at cityoflavista.org, click on jobs.
The hiring process time frame varies but could take up to six months. The hiring process is as follows:
Step 1: Online Application
Step 2: Personal History Statement
Step 3: Physical Fitness and Written Test
Step 4: Background Investigation
Step 5: Police Panel Interview
Step 6: Civil Service Interview
Step 7: Conditional Offer which includes Polygraph, Psychological, and Medical Evaluation
The LVPD utilizes the Cooper Institute Fitness Test for law enforcement. The assessment measures health related components to fitness. The testing standards are age and gender specific. The LVPD minimum standard for successful completion of the Physical Agility Test is a 40% level, with a required finish in all events. The Five Foot Agility Wall Climb and Dummy Drag are pass/fail and not included in the Cooper Test scoring. Cooper Standards Course: To pass, you must successfully get over the Five Foot Wall, complete the Dummy Drag in the allotted time, and score at least 40% in the Cooper activities, with at least one point in each. Go to the “Selection Process” tab for more information.
Five Foot Agility Wall Climb
1 Minute Sit-Up
1 Minute Push-Up
300 Meter Run
1.5 Mile Run
You do not need to live in the City of La Vista to be an officer at LVPD. You can live anywhere in the surrounding area.
Officers work 12-hour, day or nighttime shifts with a three-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) weekend every other weekend. Officers bid a year in advance for their shifts.
The current salary range through October 2021 for Police Officer is $56,264.00 - $80,246.40.
The Sarpy Douglas Law Enforcement Academy is a 20-week program held in the Sarpy County area. The SDLEA runs Monday through Friday. It consists of classroom work, firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, and physical fitness training.
Recruit and lateral officers are required to successfully complete the Field Training Program. The training period for lateral officers may be modified depending on their demonstrated performance and level of experience. Upon successful graduation of the Police Academy, recruits will complete the entire Field Training and Evaluation Program. The FTO Program is divided into four phases covering a period of 16-weeks.
Abe's Trash8123 Christensen LaneOmaha, NE 68122402-571-4926
Gretna Sanitation11855 S. 216th Street, #3Gretna, NE 68028402-332-4710
Deffenbaugh Industries5902 N. 16th StreetOmaha, NE 68110402-731-3333
Papillion Sanitation10810 South 144th StreetOmaha, NE 68138402-346-7800
Premier Waste Solutions10203 S. 152nd StreetOmaha, NE 68138402-339-1229
Waste Management 13505 N. 216th StreetBennington, NE 68007402-731-0138 or 800-457-2599
Waste Services of Nebraska12305 Cary Circle, #2La Vista, NE 68128402-590-2000
Natural GasBlack Hills Energy888-890-5554
WaterMetropolitan Utilities District (MUD)402-554-6666
The revenue generated by the restaurant tax helps fund the City's basic operations and maintenance associated with police, fire, community development, parks, recreation, library, streets, swimming pool, public transportation and general government.
An increase in this revenue will be used to ensure that quality services are maintained as the City continues to grow and expand services to ensure that new and existing areas are safe and well-maintained.
Developments such as La Vista City Centre, Central Park, Nebraska MultiSport Complex and Southport are expected to generate hundreds of activities and events, bringing in more than 500,000 visitors to La Vista each year. This will increase the demand for public services for everything from traffic control and snow removal to calls for service and other public safety needs. Because of the types of development underway and anticipated, the number of visitors will also increase and grow food and beverage sales.
The City’s goal has always been to add top-notch amenities to the community without increasing the property tax burden. In addition to growth, the City must also keep pace with the rising prices for fuel, vehicles, equipment, construction materials, electronics, and more impacting operational and maintenance costs. The restaurant tax is a way to share these financial challenges equally with non-residents and residents alike.
Additional restaurant tax revenue will ultimately make the City less reliant on property taxes to provide services and amenities for its residents.
If voters do not approve the 2.5% restaurant tax, the 1.5% tax would remain intact. However, the City would be forgoing approximately $1.5 million per year in additional revenue.
No. While residents certainly shop and eat in La Vista, according to market studies, on average, 90% of the business transactions in La Vista involved visitors from outside the City’s limits.
A snow emergency means:It is unlawful for any automobile to be parked on any public street within the city for 24 hours or until the street has been plowed by the City snow plows.
Any vehicle that is not moved will be towed at the owner's expense.