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Burn Permits Available at Fire Station 1

Mar 19, 2020

During this time of the Covid-19 issues and our continued efforts to contain the spread of the virus, the Norfolk Fire Division will continue to issue burn permits so that we can help the farming community as well as any other spring cleanup efforts in our rural areas while we have favorable moisture conditions.

We ask that if you wish to obtain a burn permit please come to the main fire…

Norfolk Ranked Among Safest Cities in Nebraska

Mar 18, 2020

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Norfolk 3rd in regard to overall safety within Nebraska. Norfolk’s population makes it one of the top 10 largest cities in the state. The City of Norfolk exhibits a low violent crime rate comparable to the two preceding entries on the list.

To identify the safest cities, the Council reviews the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report…

COVID-19 Press Conference March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

This morning, a press conference was held at the City of Norfolk City Council Chambers to provide information and updates on the COVID-19 situation in our area. If you weren't able to watch, or want to watch it again, the information is posted below - 

To watch the recording,

City of Norfolk Distributing 250 Free Trees

Mar 16, 2020

The City of Norfolk was recently awarded a Nebraska EAB Recovery grant, a collaborative program of the Peter Kiewit Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation to promote proactive tree recovery efforts with the impending effects of the emerald ash borer (EAB).


Nebraska EAB Recovery is a new granting program that was launched to help communities across Nebraska prepare for EAB. The emerald…

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Mar 06, 2020

The Norfolk Fire Division wants to use this time to remind everyone that Sunday, March 8th is the day we all change our clocks 1 hour as we “SPRING” ahead to Daylight Savings Time.

This weekend is a great time to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms. Even if you have smoke alarms that use the power from you house wiring system, the backup battery needs to be changed.

Smoke…

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…