Looking Ahead in Wayne

January 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 Streets. We would love to have you join us!

Census 2020

At the last Council meeting Jean Grove with Census 2020 addressed the Mayor and Council asking for assistance to help spread the word of available temporary jobs with the Census Bureau. In Wayne County alone they are hiring 34 positions. But Grove stressed that people must apply right away as there is a background check that can take up to 60 days, and they are wanting people to start the jobs in March/April. If you have any interest in these jobs please go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html. The better we count our residents the better equipped the City will be to apply for grants throughout the next decade.

Phase 2 Wayne Trail

Olsson Associates will be the construction engineer for the trail project starting in April. Some areas of tree removal and grubbing is already taking place for this project. The City of Wayne is responsible for 20% of the trail budget with the State of Nebraska paying the majority. 

City Council Retreat

The City Council and Mayor will hold its quarterly retreat at the Wayne City Council Chambers on Wednesday, January 15 starting at 5:00 p.m. This is in place of the traditional 2-day event held at the end of January or beginning of February. The Council has gone to quarterly retreats instead of the longer annual one. 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. 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.

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