Communications Office


Moenning Elected to National League of Cities

Nov 24, 2020

Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities (NLC), the nation’s largest membership and advocacy organization for local elected officials, at the 2020 Virtual City Summit. 

“Local government is closest to the people and local officials are on the front lines of problem-solving,” Moenning said. “To grow vibrant communities,…

Special Council Meeting Scheduled for November 23

Nov 20, 2020

The City of Norfolk will hold a special City Council meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 12:00 p.m. to consider an emergency ordinance related to a mask mandate. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 309 5th Street. Members of the community may also participate by using the following Zoom link:


Nov 17, 2020

I think it is fair to say we were all hoping the Corona Virus would be long gone by now, and that life would be substantially back to normal. Unfortunately, that is not the case. At no time since Covid-19 arrived, has its presence been more profound right here in Norfolk, NE.

At Norfolk Fire & Rescue, we are experiencing a large uptick of Covid related calls for service and the presence…

Omaha Avenue/Hwy 275 Design Open House

Nov 16, 2020

The City of Norfolk was selected to partner with Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Program to generate ideas for revitalization of underutilized areas in Norfolk. 

One group of students focused on property formerly occupied by the Norfolk Stockyard and the former Tyson facility…

VPD Meeting 11-19-20

Nov 13, 2020

The Vehicle Parking District Advisory Board of the City of Norfolk, Nebraska will meet in the City Council Chambers, 309 N 5th Street, Norfolk, Nebraska, on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.  The Board reserves the right to adjourn into closed session as per Section 84‑1410 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.  An agenda for said meeting will be kept continuously current and will be available…

Masks in City Hall

Nov 13, 2020

In an effort to keep our citizens, staff and elected officials safe, the City of Norfolk is requiring the use of face masks in City Hall.  This rule is effective immediately and applies to all City meetings, including those of the City Council and Planning Commission. Madison County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and the City of Norfolk is committed to slowing the spread and reducing…

Free Trees for Fall Planting

Nov 10, 2020

Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division received 10 trees for the 2020 Tree Replacement Project.

Ten trees were planted in high profile areas throughout the City, at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Winter Park and along 7th and 13th Streets, to replace trees that…

City, Health Care, Business Leaders Urge Help in Slowing Covid

Nov 06, 2020

As Covid-19 numbers increase significantly and hospitalizations strain health care systems, City of Norfolk officials joined with health care and business leaders to encourage area residents to do their part to help slow transmission of the virus, protect public health, and avoid further mandated shutdowns and business restrictions.  

"The reality is if we don't help our health care system…

Dover Drive and 30th to Close Temporarily for Utility Installation

Oct 29, 2020


The east leg of the Dover Drive and 30th Street intersection will be closed for 1 day for utility installation starting on October 29, 2020. Upon completion of utility construction, the crossing will be temporarily backfilled and graded with crushed concrete and reopened to traffic prior to pouring final concrete pavement.

If there are any further questions about this temporary…

Change Your Clocks & Check Your Batteries

Oct 27, 2020

That time of year is upon us when we change our clocks by 1 hour.  Sunday, November 1st is the date for the change this fall. This is a great time to change the batteries in the smoke alarms in your home as well as testing them, which should be done at least monthly. If you have hardwired smoke alarms with battery back up you should change those batteries as well. If you wait to change the batteries…