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Peter Kiewit Foundation Donates to Johnson Park Project

Jan 18, 2022

The Peter Kiewit Foundation has awarded the City of Norfolk a $500,000 grant to provide capital support for the Johnson Park Revitalization Project.

The restoration of Johnson Park includes the establishment of an amphitheater with a permanent stage and grass seating for approximately 400 people which creates a unique outdoor venue for live performance arts, concerts, plays, ceremonies,…

New Disc Golf Baskets Coming to Skyview

Jan 04, 2022

Skyview Park will see some updates to its disc golf course. As part of a partnership between the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund, Norfolk Disc Golf Club, and the City of Norfolk 18 new baskets will be installed.

The course will be upgraded from Disc Golf Association (DGA) Mach 3 baskets to Dynamic Discs Veteran baskets. The Professional Disc Golf Association…

Two Norfolk Men Honored

Dec 29, 2021

Two Norfolk men were honored earlier this week by Norfolk’s Public Safety Division. Kory Hildebrand and Kris Johnson were presented the ‘Lifesaver Award’ for their heroic actions on July 3, 2020.

Both men pulled an unresponsive one-year-old boy out of a private lake. They administered…

Partial Road Closure

Dec 27, 2021

The Norfolk Public Works Division will be repairing a water main on 13th Street beginning Tuesday, December 28. Motorists can expect the outside southbound lane in front of Wendy’s to be closed.

The closure will begin 6 a.m. Tuesday, and is projected to last until Thursday. Please use caution when driving in the area, and thank you for your cooperation.

If there are any questions…

City of Norfolk Honored for Financial Reporting

Dec 27, 2021

The City of Norfolk was recently recognized for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area…

Sidewalk Evaluations Underway

Dec 22, 2021

The City of Norfolk Engineering Division has been inspecting City sidewalks for ADA compliance. Spray paint markings have been made showing areas of deficiency.

The Engineering Division will revisit the marked areas in late spring 2022 at which time letters will be sent to property…

Soderberg promoted to Lieutenant

Dec 20, 2021

The Norfolk Fire Division is pleased to announce the promotion of Firefighter/Paramedic Brock Soderberg to the position of Lieutenant.

Soderberg succeeds Trever O’Brien who was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in November. Soderberg has been with Norfolk Fire since 2015.

“This…

Norfolk Adjusts City Ward Maps to Census

Dec 09, 2021

Newly adjusted city ward maps, highlighting Norfolk’s population growth in the last year, were approved this week by the City Council. Every ten years following the release of the census, it is the responsibility of every governing body whose members are elected by wards or districts to balance the population across those wards or districts.

Norfolk’s estimated population is now 26,059,…

Partial road closure expected Thursday

Dec 08, 2021

The Nebraska Public Power District will be installing new pole structures at the Benjamin Avenue substation next to Casey’s General Store.

Motorists can expect road/lane closures for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time during the process slated for Thursday morning into mid-afternoon December 9th. Please use caution in the area during this time.

Street Division Prepares for Snow

Dec 07, 2021

The City of Norfolk Street Division is getting ready for the snow season. The 2021 Snow and Ice Plan was presented to the city council Monday night as well as new snow emergency routes.

Norfolk’s street crews plow 489 lane miles of streets and alleys and 75 lane miles of emergency routes. The City's snow removal plan entails that since the streets can't be adequately cleared when vehicles…