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Landowners Asked to Clear Debris Before Spring

Nov 12, 2019

In light of the recent flooding we experienced in March, public safety officials are asking landowners within Region 11 (Antelope, Madison, and Pierce counties) to clear debris from the floodway by February 1, 2020.

As with every spring, there is a good chance that we could see flooding in our waterways again in 2020. With the events of 2019 still fresh in our minds, now is a great time…

Tree Advisory Board Presents 2019 Green Leaf Awards

Nov 08, 2019

City of Norfolk Tree Advisory Board co-chairman, Gale Bender, presented the 2019 Business and Residential Green Leaf Awards at the City Council meeting held on Monday, November 4th.

For the last eight years, the tree board has presented the Green Leaf Award to a business, and more recently a residence, that has exceptional landscaping based on nominations submitted from August through September.…

Upcoming Road Closure for Utility Work

Nov 07, 2019

Beginning on Monday, November 11th, sewer utility work will begin in the area of Channel Road and South Victory Road on the east side of town. Access will be limited to local traffic only from Channel Road south of Phillip Avenue and South Victory Road north of Omaha Avenue.

During the hours of construction, both lanes of traffic will be closed only in the area where construction is taking…

City of Norfolk Receives Ten Free Trees

Oct 31, 2019

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 received 10 trees for the Playground and Trail Head Shade project.

City staff planted eight trees around the Skyview Park playground and two trees at the flood control trail head along Omaha Avenue to give needed shade to these two areas.

Despite…

Rural Address Sign Project in Madison County

Oct 31, 2019

Recently, Madison County Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the placement of individual address signs throughout rural Madison County in order to better assist public safety and rescue personnel. This will help create uniformed and consistent signage that law enforcement and fire/emergency responders can easily locate individual addresses in the event of an emergency.

In the…

Twenty-fifth Street Roadside Maintenance

Oct 30, 2019

City Street crew will begin terrace grading and street maintenance on 25th Street north of Benjamin Avenue next week.

The crew will be grading the terrace in an effort to improve drainage in the area. This consists of cutting off the buildup of dirt and sod within four to six feet of the street edge that is preventing proper drainage into the east ditch. The ditches will be re-graded between…

Portion of City Admin Parking Lot Closed for Repairs

Oct 22, 2019

Beginning Monday, October 21, the eastern portion (from the dumpsters to 5th Street) of the City of Norfolk Administration parking lot will be closed for repairs.

Sidewalks will still be accessible and parking will be available to customers in the western portion in front of the Building Services entrance.

Please use the northern parking lot access on Prospect Avenue to access the…

Library Receives Great Stories Club Grant

Oct 17, 2019

Norfolk Public Library has been selected as one of 35 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This is the second year in a row that the Norfolk Public…

Solid Waste Receives Grant Funds for Composting Machine

Oct 15, 2019

In 2017, the Norfolk Transfer Station applied for the Recycling Equipment Grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) to help purchase a new composting machine. The Recycling Equipment Grant from the Nebraska Recycling Council is one of 85 grant projects in 2017 receiving $16.6 million in grant awards from Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery…

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Oct 03, 2019

Not every hero wears a cape – plan and practice your escape! The National Fire Protection Association and the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all citizens that the week of October 6th – 12th is Fire Prevention Week. In observance of Fire Prevention Week, the Norfolk Fire Division will be holding an open house from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th at both fire stations located…