Looking Ahead in Wayne

April 8, 2020

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in city hall at 306 Pearl Street. We always have room in our Zoom meetings for more people to engage with their local government. 

Anything But Normal

First of all I hope this finds you healthy and continuing to adhere to guidelines to keep you and the community healthy!  I want to commend people for what they are doing and sacrificing for the sake of good health. It’s not easy but will be worth it in the long run. City Hall, and city buildings, remain closed to the public to minimize interaction and virus spread. We know this last month has been inconvenient. Thanks for your patience and, please, keep adhering to the recommended guidelines and newly implemented directed health measure from the State. Remember that this is a marathon and not a sprint. 

The City Council and other public boards plan to continue to meet virtually via Zoom meetings through at least May. All meeting information can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofwayne.org. Let us know if you have any trouble accessing the meetings. We are here to help you stay connected to your local government. 

Nebraska Street Improvements

The Nebraska Street Project (from 2nd to 7th) is well under way as the surface was milled this past week. Phase I of the project starts at 2nd and Nebraska Streets and ends to just north of 4th Street. Phase II is from just north of 4th and Nebraska Street to 7th Street. When completed the project will include a new concrete surface street and an upsized storm sewer to handle run-off much better. The project should be completed by mid-to-late September. This project is partially funded by a grant from the State of Nebraska (about 35%). 

LB 840 Loans and City-Held Assessments

At its most recent meeting, the Wayne City Council deferred payments for LB 840 loans and City-held assessments until February 28, 2021 due to the economic strain on local businesses and individuals. While the Council deferred these payments of principle and interest, the business/individual needs to make a formal request to the City for this deferment. A traditional type written request or a simple email will suffice. The City has to have this for auditing purposes. If you have questions about this, please contact City Hall. 

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or by email.