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City of Norfolk Launching "2020 in 2020" Tree Planting Initiative

Feb 20, 2020

The City of Norfolk is announcing “2020 in 2020,” an initiative with the goal of planting 2,020 trees in the city of Norfolk in 2020. Through various programs and partnerships, trees will be distributed…

Annual Severe Storm Spotter Training set for March 3rd

Feb 19, 2020

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, the severe weather season will be here before we know it. A representative from the National Weather Service (NWS) – Valley, NE will be making their annual visit on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Avenue) to help train professionals and citizens on how best to help the local NWS during severe weather.

This…

2019 Annual Report

Feb 14, 2020

"2019 was a year of both tragedy and progress. We withstood a natural disaster of historic proportions, came together as neighbors to manage the hardship and then carried forward to new beginnings."

Review this annual report,…

Two City Divisions Awarded for Safety Practices

Feb 03, 2020

Earlier last fall, the City of Norfolk Water Treatment/Sewer and Water Pollution Control Divisions were recognized and awarded at conferences in Kearney for their safety practices.

The Norfolk Water Treatment Plant prides itself in providing safe, clean drinking water for the citizens of Norfolk. Due to the continued improvement in the field of safety based on accidents, prevention, and…

Moenning Elected to National League of Cities Small Cities Council

Jan 10, 2020

Josh Moenning, Mayor of Norfolk, NE, has been selected to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) Small Cities Council. NLC member councils provide space for local leaders to connect with other municipal officials representing similar communities and facing common challenges.

“Small cities face many of the same challenges when it comes to areas like infrastructure, public safety, and…

Embrace Park Complete with Addition of Restrooms

Nov 25, 2019

Embrace Park is officially complete after the construction of ADA accessible bathrooms.

In 2017, the community saw the construction of the all-inclusive Embrace Park. This unique park was thoughtfully designed to provide a safe place where individuals of all ages and abilities can play together. This inclusive playground eliminates the barriers to exclusion, both physical and social, and…

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…