Looking Ahead in Wayne

July 17, 2019

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 Streets. Come see the fireworks happen in your city government!

Phase II Trail

The City Council recently approved the plans and specifications for the second phase of the Wayne trail. This was one of the final items needed to bid out the trail project. The bid letting for the project is now scheduled for Fall 2019. The State of Nebraska Department of Transportation is the lead coordinating entity for the trail (design, bid, construction). I hope the next time I mention the trail a contractor has been selected!

Budget Workshops

The Mayor and City Council set its annual budget workshops for Tuesdays, July 30 (5:00 p.m.) and August 6 (5:30 p.m.). Along with the general fund budget items (streets, parks and recreation, public safety, etc.) to be discussed, the July 30 meeting will also include budget discussions surrounding the water, wastewater and electric departments. As always, the public is invited to attend these sessions. If you would rather not attend but still want to have input on the budget, talk to your Council representatives.

ATVs, UTVs, Golf Cars and Mowers

The Council recently discussed rules and regulations concerning allowing ATVs and UTVs on City streets and sidewalks. The 3rd and final reading on this ordinance will be at the August 6 meeting. Golf cars (carts) and riding lawn mowers were also discussed. Should these be allowed on City streets and/or sidewalks, and if so, what rules should be in place? An initial reading of an ordinance regulating these could be on the agenda as soon as August 6 as well. If you have comments on any of these modes of transportation being allowed in the City, contact a councilmember, Mayor Giese or staff at City Hall.

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