The City of Crete will hold the annual Spring Clean-Up from Tuesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 5, with special City Transfer Station services, appliance pick-up and a community shredding event.
No fees will be charged at the Transfer Station for major appliances delivered there on Tuesday, May 1 or Saturday, May 5 (see hours below); yard waste or brush and metal or iron items can be dropped off for free. A coupon is available from the city advertisement for Crete residents only to receive $5 off a load of other refuse taken to the Transfer Station.
Transfer station regular hours are Tuesdays, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The station is located 1/2 mile north of Highway 33 and Boswell Avenue on the east side of the road (478 County Road 2300).
For the convenience of Crete residents, Crete Ace Hardware and the City will provide a dumpster at 1025 Main Ave. for large items to be dropped off. This location is not for TVs, tires, or construction material.
Curbside pick-up of major appliances will be offered from the City Public Works Department to those Crete residents who call ahead to arrange a pick-up before Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m.. Pick-ups will be made on May 2, 3, and 4. Call the Public Works office at 402-826-4312 for more information.
Pinnacle Bank will host a community shred event on May 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. when residents can bring old and unwanted documents to be shred for free. Please do not bring three-ring binders and there is a maximum of 10 boxes per person.
Crete Community Garden applications are now available on the city website with downloadable English and Spanish versions on the Community Garden Page here.
Printed applications are also available at Crete Public Library, the Public Works Office at City Hall, or at Crete Ave Hardware. The application packet includes information on fees and the deposit, garden map, plot selection, and a list of garden rules.
Garden plots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. No plots will be assigned after June 1.
You can receive emergency alerts for Crete and the surrounding area by subscribing to Blue Rivers Basin Community Alert System (Gage, Jefferson, and Saline Counties). Link to set up Alert Sense free of charge:
The Alert System allows Gage, Jefferson, and Saline Counties to send emergency alerts and community notifications that affect you. Once you sign up, you will receive notifications.
Public Safety Alerts: Receive emergency alerts from public safety authorities notifying you of situations which may threaten you or those you care about. Public safety alerts may include, but not limited to: crime, active shooter, hazardous materials, wildfire, floods, need for immediate evacuation, etc.
Community Notifications: You can also choose to receive notifications of events that, while not life-threatening, may still impact your daily life and commute, such as road closures, snow emergencies, etc.
Severe Weather Alerts: You can choose to receive possible advanced warning of severe weather when you or one of your other selected locations is in the direct path of the storm. The system receives messages from the National Weather Service, automatically interprets the geographic area affected, and delivers targeted alerts immediately to app users. You can tailor your alert settings by location, selecting the severity level for which you want to receive notifications.
The newest, major economic investment in the City of Crete will begin to take shape later this spring as developers received approval on a final piece of a redevelopment plan to build a Fairfield Inn & Suites just off the East Highway 33/103 corridor.
Crete Lodging LLC, part of Anant Enterprises, an Omaha-based group with hotel projects in Nebraska and Kansas, is building the 80-room, 4 story project planned for the area behind the former Hillside Auto dealership. Attorney Tom Huston of Cline Williams, who helped guide a tax increment financing process for the City, said Anant partners Kirt Trivedi and Dr. Deepak Gangahar plan to break ground in April or May.
A development agreement was first approved in May of 2016 and amended twice, the second of which was on the agenda of Tuesday’s (March 20) regular City Council meeting. The council convened as the Community Development Agency to vote on the amendment, which updated the project to an 80-room facility and increased the tax increment financing (TIF) amount from $1,400,000 to $1,585,000. The total cost of the project is estimated at $7.4 million and is expected to take 11 months to complete.
When a redevelopment project involves TIF, a base valuation is established for the project and any increase in property tax revenues as a result of development for that specific property are diverted and in Crete’s case, the period is 15 years. Those funds can be redirected towards a number of eligible uses including site preparation, infrastructure needs, landscaping, and facade improvements. TIF programs are designed to promote redevelopment to blighted, underdeveloped or underutilized areas.
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You can now pay your utility bill 24/7 through our new online bill payment option. You don't have to pay with a card, you can use your checking or savings account as well. You will need a routing and account number for this service. Make a payment online
This link is also available from the homepage: "Online Utility Payment" button.
Required information to pay your bill will be the name on the utility account, your address and the utility account number. We need this information to determine which account the money goes too. After you input your card/bank information, you will be asked to enter an email address in order to receive a receipt. The receipt is just like the one you would receive if you came into the office to pay your bill with your card. Your bill will still be credited on the day you make the payment.
If you have any other questions, visit the Public Works Office (City Hall, 243 East 13th Street, Main Entrance on the south side of the building) or call 402.826.4312.
Utility Bills and Rates
Electrical Service: The City of Crete Departments of Public Works Electric System retails electricity within the corporate limits.
Water and Sewer Service:
Garbage Collection and Recycling: The City of Crete solid waste service is provided by The Garbage Company. A recycling tote is included free of charge.
Please see the Public Works sections at left for more information on these City services.
For many years, Crete Public Library has provided outreach services for the elderly and the homebound in the community. Programs are provided on a weekly basis at The Gardens, Tabitha, Premier Estates, and Centennial Terrace. In addition, books and other resources are delivered to those patrons who are unable to attend the library.