It has been more than two years since several South Sioux City homeowners were forced from their property by noxious fumes they same came from Big Ox Energy.
During a special council meeting on Wednesday, five homeowners sat down with city leaders hoping to discuss the issues that still prevent most of them from returning to their homes. After only a few minutes of discussion, council went into executive session and met behind closed doors without the homeowners welcomed inside.
KCAU9 talked with five of the homeowners off camera they said today that received no new information adding “They are getting no support from the city of South Sioux City.”
Prior to the meeting, Nebraska’s South Sioux City Mayor Rod Koch shared his agenda for the meeting.
“We wanna just make sure that were on the same page, that we know what’s going on with the capacity, what’s going on with Big Ox, what’s going on with the city, and our businesses to make sure we are all on the same page and making the right decisions,” said Koch.
Many of those residents shared that they have not been in their home since the initial leak. They are still having to pay taxes on their homes, care for their lawns, shovel snow, and pay for their temporary housing.