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4th of July Safety 2020

Jun 24, 2020

It is the time of year to celebrate the birth of our nation in 1776.  With this in mind the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all residents to use caution and good judgment when shooting your fireworks. Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly.  Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State…

AquaVenture 2020 Info Sheet

Jun 18, 2020

AquaVenture opening for the summer on 06/20/20

WARNING: Elkhorn River Level High & Water Safety Tips

Jun 15, 2020

The nicer weather and summer activities will begin to attract a heavy amount of traffic to our recreational waterways. Recently, the area has had multiple water rescue incidents and accidents. Please be aware that with the heavy amounts of rain that Central Nebraska has received, the Elkhorn River is higher than usual. This may be misleading when attempting to participate in water activities, in…

Benjamin & Norfolk Ave Trail Undercrossings Closed

Jun 12, 2020
Trail Undercrossings at Benjamin & Norfolk Ave Remain Closed as Contractors Begin Work

Work has begun on the Norfolk Levee Repair project in an effort to return the Norfolk Levee to its condition prior to the flood of 2019. Part of the project is to reconstruct the trail undercrossings that were washed out with the flood. These undercrossings are currently not safe for…

South 25th Street to Close 6/15/2020 for 14 days

Jun 10, 2020

The City of Norfolk Street Department will be working on street panel replacement on South 25th Street from US 275 south to the west private drive of Wal-Mart and the adjacent shopping center. The closure of the street is expected to last approximately 2 weeks. During this time access to Wal-Mart and the shopping center will be available from Pasewalk Avenue.

If there are any questions regarding…

Update on AquaVenture, Cabin Rentals, and other Facilities

Jun 09, 2020

The Norfolk City Council held a special meeting on Monday, June 8th to discuss and take possible action on the process for reopening various city facilities and services. After discussion, City Council voted to open the AquaVenture Water Park with the recommended plan in place as presented by city staff. The anticipated date of opening is on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The extra time prior to opening…

Update on Library, Parks, and Permit Office

Jun 01, 2020

The City of Norfolk will be reopening various facilities over the coming weeks. Access to the City Administration building will continue to be restricted until further notice. Utility and other payments may be made accordingly until further notice.

Effective Immediately: Building permit services may be attained in person by entering in the far west door in the front…

Regrow Gift Card Program Set to Launch June 1st

May 28, 2020

As the business community struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Norfolk, Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, and Norfolk Area Economic Development have created and partnered to develop a gift card program to assist small businesses affected during this time. “Small businesses have borne the brunt of this recent hardship. This creative partnership provides a quick boost to them and to…

"Our Gift to You" Gift Card Program

May 28, 2020

Regrow 2020, Our Gift to You, is a small business relief gift card program designed to provide immediate support to Madison County Businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Norfolk Area Chamber, Norfolk Area Economic Development, Greater Norfolk Economic Development Foundation, and the City of Norfolk have created a fund with the generous donations of their partners. This program is to provide…

City Surpasses '2,020 in 2020' Tree Planting Goal

May 21, 2020

Thanks to a variety of partnerships and citizen engagement, the goal of distributing and planting 2020 trees in Norfolk in 2020 was exceeded in just under three months.  The City of Norfolk announced the initiative in late February. 

The 2020 in 2020 campaign included the Community Tree Recovery, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Emerald Ash Borer Grant program from the Peter…