Registration ends on Friday, Oct. 26 for Crete Recreation's Kickin' It with Gold Star Martial Arts.
This five-week introductory martial arts program for kids will have two age groups, 4 & 5 year-olds and ages 6 & up. They will meet on Sundays starting in November at Gold Star Martials Arts, 142 West 13th Street in Crete, at times to be determined. The program is designed to expose participants to the fundamental elements of martial arts with an emphasis placed on having fun while learning self defense and bulling prevention skills.
Sign up available at City Hall or online on RecDesk.
Crete Waggin’ Tail Dog Park will be closed on Wednesday (Oct. 24) to allow the Parks & Recreation crew to spray for weeds.
The park will reopen for two-legged and four-legged patrons on Thursday.
The City of Crete website (www.crete.ne.gov) provides a number of services that can be completed right from a computer or mobile device, including activities related to Public Works and Recreation departments and Crete Public Library.
Sign up for Parks & Recreation programs
RecDesk is the online platform used when signing up for Crete Recreation programs year-round. Forms are available during each signup period and those using RecDesk are asked to register an account. (Note: A sibling discount is offered only for siblings participating in the same program - the first child is registered at the full fee and additional siblings in the same program receive the discounted fee.)
Pay a utility bill
Using the State of Nebraska’s PayPort site, Crete utility customers may pay their bill online using their credit or debit cards, or savings or checking account information. Information needed is the name on the utility account, account number and address. An email account is required to receive a receipt. The link is also on the homepage or the Public Works/Utility Rates and Payments section.
Pay library fees or reserve a meeting room
The library’s catalog isn’t the only library service available online.
The PayPort online site can also be used to pay Crete Public Library card fees and fines on materials using the same payment methods described above. Individuals can also use an online form to submit a reservation for one of three rooms at the library - Nebraska Room, Meeting Room, or Program Room. Submitted information is sent by email to a library staff member who will respond to the request. Both links can be found under the Library Services section on the city’s website.
View and download building permits
Building permits are available on the city’s website for viewing and download under the Public Works/Building Inspector’s section along with links to city codes pertaining to zoning and building regulations.
Crete Waggin’ Tail Dog Park
Crete’s newest park to-date is for the dogs (and accompanying owners) on 3 acres of City-owned land at the corner of East 13th Street (West Sprague Rd.) and County Road 2400, just to the west of Crete Municipal Airport. The park opened in July 2015 and was made possible by a large grant from the Nestle Foundation. (Go to Parks and Recreation Department Main Page)
The entire park is fenced and divided into large and small dog areas. Each side includes a water hydrant and bowl, and benches donated by local businesses and individuals. Each side also has a pergola, constructed by Crete High School students, and a picnic table donated by the Crete Rotary Club. Trees were planted on each side to break up the formerly open pasture land.
The park is open from dawn to dusk and patrons are asked to adhere to the rules posted at the entrance.
Recently approved additions to the Crete City Code are part of elected officials’ proactive efforts to improve community appearance by calling attention to objects and materials on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other rights-of-way. The Crete City Council adopted new codes to manage materials deposited on or near streets, alleys, etc. and as with other city laws, voluntary compliance is far more desirable than enforcement actions.
The first item affects garbage and recycling totes, which may only be placed or left near the curb on the evening before or day of pick-up. Residents should remove receptacles from the curb once the items within have been picked-up. Fines range from $10 to $50 if the containers are left at the curb. (§4-207.02 RESIDENCE; REFUSE/RECYCLE RECEPTACLES; PLACEMENT AT CURB)
Also dealing with items at the curb or similar areas, furniture and other items cannot be left at or near the curb for more than 24 hours. Residents who wish to offer items that someone may want are allowed to leave it near the curb for 24 hours; after that, items need to be removed. Fines for this code violation range from $100 to $500. (§4-319 FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, LITTER, DISCARDED MATERIAL ON RIGHT-OF-WAY; PROHIBITED)
In addition, the elected officials wanted to address the practice of rock, gravel, dirt, construction material, litter, and/or containers placed upon any street, alley, right-of-way, or sidewalk. Prior permission is needed from the city for residents wanting to place materials in those areas. Fines range from $100 to $500. (§8-311 LITTER, OTHER MATERIAL DEPOSITED ON STREET, ALLEY, RIGHT-OF-WAY, SIDEWALK; PROHIBITED)
For questions, please contact the City of Crete Public Works Department at City Hall, 402.826.4312.
For more information on the city's Transfer Station - for disposal of large items or loads of household trash, and yard waste - see the Public Works section.
An abbreviated design and construction timeline for the new Crete Public Library and community building has been updated as of Oct. 16, 2018. (This timeline is subject to change.)
(May - June 2018: Engineering plans and specifications)
(July 2018: Construction bidding)
(August 2018: Pre-construction staking, permits, mobilization)
September - October 2018: Site finish grading
October - November 2018: Utilities and power installation
October - December 2018: Footings and foundations
November 2018 - January 2019: West retaining wall
December 2018 - February 2019: Structural steel construction
January - May 2019: Roofing
February - October 2019: Interior construction
December 2019: Finish construction
December 20, 2019: Estimated completion date
December 21-31, 2019: Estimated closure of old library
January 2, 2019: Estimated opening of new library facilities
Spring 2020: Off-site hard and soft-scape installation
CVFD Membership Requirements
Interested individuals are asked to complete an application for membership to the Crete Volunteer Fire Department.
Basic requirements for candidates are:
Duties and responsibilities include:
Work involves the responsibility for performing appropriate fire department functions in the fire station and assigned districts of response. Work normally consists of routine duties including maintaining fire station and grounds in a presentable condition. Duties also consist of participating in independent study, company drills, scheduled training at the fire department training grounds, fire prevention, inspections, fire fighting and rescue operations in residential and mercantile structures and providing emergency medical services in the field where assigned. Duties in emergency situations may be performed under hazardous conditions during fire fighting and rescue operations in all weather and 24 hours a day. Additional information is available in the Membership Application below.
Click on the links below to download forms
City of Crete
Departments of Public Works
Utilities and Payments
City Hall - 243 E. 13th Street
(Public Works Utility Office main entrance on south side)
P.O. Box 86
Crete, NE 68333
Public Works Directory
Public Works Office - Bills and Payments:
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.