Looking Ahead in Wayne
January 16, 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. We would be honored to have you join us!
Engineer Chosen for Nebraska Street Project
JEO was chosen at the most recent Council meeting to engineer the Nebraska Street project. The project will replace paving and upgrade storm sewers from 7th Street to 2nd Street. This project is being partially funded by a $475,000 grant from the State of Nebraska. Design for the project will begin immediately with hopes that it can be awarded to a contractor late spring with construction yet this fall.
Snow Removal Update
At its first meeting in January, the City Council updated the City Code addressing streets, alleys, sidewalks or any public space being kept clean (Sec. 78-237). The following language is effective immediately:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to place, throw or put upon any street, alley, sidewalk or any public place any snow, ice, dirt, rubbish, refuse, or material of any kind or nature unless otherwise permitted by the city. For the purpose of snow removal, any snow lying within the public right-of-way may remain in the right-of-way from which it came. It shall be unlawful to place the snow in the right-of-way across the paved street or adjacent to another private property. Any snow piled adjacent to a public alley or within the sight triangle for all streets shall not exceed 30 inches in height."
City Council Retreat
The City Council and Mayor will hold its annual retreat at the Wayne Fire Hall on Friday, January 18 starting at 5:00 pm, and Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:00 am. This gives the Council and Mayor a chance to discuss at length multiple topics facing the City. It also gives them a chance to think about long term planning and how the City will look in the years to come. Some items that will likely be discussed including growing the City through annexation and funding for capital projects. As always the public is invited to this open meeting. If you would like a topic to be considered for discussion by the Council and Mayor, please let me know as soon as possible.