Lincoln voters approve stormwater bond via property tax increase

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) An effort to fund drainage and flood management improvements by increasing property taxes has been approved by Lincoln voters.

The Stormwater Management Bond issue passed with 56 percent of the vote.

The project largely targets Deadman's Run, just north of UNL East Campus, along Leighton Avenue, between 33rd and 48th Streets. Improvements include widening the channel and removing several hundred properties from Lincoln's flood plain.

The $9.9 million bond will run for 20 years and cost the average homeowner about $6 a year, or about $3.28 per $100,000 of assessed property value.