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City of Crete Nebraska


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City Government

Crete, NE.

Crete is a First-Class city with a mayor-council form of government with the mayor and six council members (three wards each represented by two members) elected to four-year terms. The 2019-2020 actual expenditures were $29,231,579. The current municipal levy is 0.489826 (2020). The actual valuation of the City of Crete is $329,028,496 (2021).

In addition to the 5.5% Nebraska sales tax, a 2% city sales tax is imposed in Crete. The revenue generated by 1% of the city sales tax is used entirely for property tax relief; 0.5% is dedicated to economic development; the final 0.5% is dedicated to capital construction and public safety.

Regular city council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at City Hall; council members sit on six standing committees. There are 11 citizen boards appointed by the mayor and approved by the council.

Mayor Dave Bauer

City Code

Crete City Council

Comprehensive Plan

City Hall & Officials

Boards & Commissions