OmahaFan wrote:Another question I have is why are people so afraid of being annexed by Omaha? Like every time I see Omaha about to Annex some tract of land people start getting antsy and nervous even more so since Elkhorn in 2005. I would think they would like to be part of the City since they use every service the city provides. Roadways and such.
The SID I live in was annexed a few years ago. Before the annex, we hired private contractors to take care of snow removal and mow the common areas. We also had contractors take care of garbage collection and repair streets.
Things haven't changed a whole lot -- city snow removal on all but a few streets as those - mine included - arent city standards streets, so we still hire contractors for those. Common areas became city park land and they don't get as much attention as before - the grass can get pretty long and the look like a mowed hay field once they do mow it. The streets don't get patched as fast as when the HOA watched them.