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2020 Annual Report

Feb 22, 2021

“Despite an unprecedented public health pandemic and national discord to go with it, 2020 was in many ways a year of continued growth and new beginnings in our community. Norfolk keeps moving ahead the best way we know how. By working hard, by being creative and innovative, by adapting, and by doing our best to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

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Power Outage can Cause Smoke Smell from Furnace

Feb 16, 2021

The Norfolk Fire Division wants citizens to be aware that with this cold weather and the rolling blackouts, if your heating system is running when the power goes off, you may experience a burning or smoke smell.
“This may be caused by the heat of the furnace that was running at the time of the outage and the fan shutting off due to no power. (The fan) is still hot and may be giving you…

Arctic Cold Blast Could Lead to Frozen Pipes

Feb 09, 2021

As a blast of arctic cold air covers the area, the Water and Sewer Division would like to remind the public about the potential of pipes freezing. Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Protect…

Rechargeable Batteries Do Not Belong in the Trash

Jan 29, 2021

The Solid Waste Division would like to inform the public how to properly dispose rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries of any kind should not be placed in your trash can. These types of  batteries contain heavy metals that can be hazardous to the environment. Some common items where these batteries can be found include: cell phones, digital cameras, power tools, laptops, and children’s…

Snow Emergency Cancelled

Jan 26, 2021

The snow emergency that went into effect Monday, January 25th, is cancelled effective immediately. We would like to thank you for your cooperation during the snow emergency.

As a reminder: per Section 22-1 of the City Code, it is the responsibility of the owner and/or occupant of real estate to remove snow and/or ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the cessation of precipitation.



Jan 25, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Strom Warning for Madison County from 6:00 a.m. Monday until 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasted snowfall is expected to reach 4-10 inches. For public safety and more efficient snow removal, the City of Norfolk has declared a Snow Emergency effective at 9:00 a.m. January 25th, until further notice. 

Reminder that during a snow emergency, no parking…

Love to Speak at Norfolk Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan 08, 2021

NORFOLK, Neb. – Preston Love, Jr., founder and director of the Institute for Urban Development in Omaha, will speak during a virtual event in Norfolk commemorating the legacy of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Northeast Community College and the Mayor’s Diversity Council with the City of Norfolk will host the celebration on Mon., Jan. 18, at 1 p.m., in…

City Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

Jan 05, 2021

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Norfolk for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive…

Snow Emergency Declared

Dec 28, 2020

Due to the forecasted snowstorm this week, the City of Norfolk has declared a Snow Emergency effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, until further notice. The forecast is calling for freezing drizzle, 3 to 5 inches of snow, and wind gusts reaching 15 – 25 mph, which may create hazardous conditions. The ice, snow, and drifting snow will impact travel and may cause power outages.

No parking…

Mayors Urge Legislature to Finish Highway System

Dec 16, 2020

Below are documents sent to Nebraska state senators from a coalition of mayors across Nebraska, urging the Legislature to find a solution to finishing the long overdue Nebraska Expressway System. 

Letter to Senators