August bills delayed, due dates will be adjusted accordingly
The City of Crete is utilizing a new software system for utility billing, which has caused a delay in processing bills for mailing this month. Public Works staff hope to have bills ready to send out by the end of this week and due dates . . .
Crete Recreation program signup for youth Flag Football is open through Friday, Aug. 28. No late registrations are accepted. Registration forms are available on RecDesk or in the Recreation Office at City Hall. . . .
As of Monday, Aug. 3, City Hall is once again open to the public for walk-in access. Face coverings are required for visitors and social distancing guidelines remain in place. Face coverings and hand sanitizer are available at all . . .
COVID Community Response Fund (United Way) One-time grants are available for individuals or for families living in Saline County who are experiencing difficulties in paying for essential expenses due to hardships caused . . .
The Crete Police Department has received a few scam reports in the past hour (Wednesday, July 29) using the Crete PD phone number. The caller is requesting personal identifying information such as social security info, bank accounting . . .
The City of Crete Department of Public Works , in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska , is continuing to provide four energy efficiency programs to assist in lowering energy . . .
Directed Health Measures, social distancing guidelines in place
Public Parks: The City of Crete will reopen public parks and playgrounds to public access on Thursday, June 18 after a vote at the regular city council meeting on June 2. The public is strongly encouraged to follow . . .
Businesses should apply as soon as possible
The City of Crete - City Administrator’s office received information about an immediate grant opportunity made possible from Nebraska’s portion of the COVID-19 CARES Act funding. The ‘Get Nebraska Growing’ grants . . .
The City of Crete saw two major power outages in two days last week, the first caused by a transformer failure, the second by severe weather. Both were handled quickly by the electric department crew with assistance from other departments. . . .
The City of Crete allowed the start of baseball and softball practices at Tuxedo Park under new statewide guidelines after a special meeting on May 26. Governor Pete Ricketts and public health officials recently released . . .
Case information updated July 30: Saline County is part of Public Health Solutions - District Health Department with Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson and Thayer counties. As of July 30 the number of confirmed cases in . . .
This article has been updated as of July 30. Nebraska DHHS online: General Information English / Informaciòn general Español CDC: What to do if you are sick - (pdf) English / . . .
City Hall currently closed for walk-in access
(Information current as of August 3.) For the general public: The City of Crete will continue to share relevant and timely information and recommendations from public health services - State of Nebraska and the . . .
City continues to evaluate COVID-19 situation
The City of Crete Parks and Recreation Department will not open Wildwood Pool as scheduled due to public health recommendations and restrictions predicted to remain in place throughout the majority of the summer season. City . . .
Soccer fees refunded by mail; Youth Soccer t-shirts available after April 13
Program Update, April 10: The City of Crete Parks & Recreation Department has made the unfortunate decision to cancel Micro T-Ball and T-Ball programs, as well as RipTide Swim Team, for this summer . . .
Garden plots assigned on first come, first serve basis until June 1
Applications are now available for Crete residents to rent a plot for the upcoming growing season at the Crete Community Garden, located at 10th and Thornwood Ave. Cost to rent one plot is $25 with a $20 deposit. Plots, typically . . .
Ceremonial book brigade on Jan. 13 starts move to new building
(Updated on Jan. 17: The opening date for the library has been changed due to updated information.) Sixteen months after an official groundbreaking, Crete Public Library staff will close the old library on East 13th . . .
Community invited to participate as two books pass from old to new buildings
In a symbolic gesture to commemorate moving from the old library to the new facility, the community will participate in a Book Brigade on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., when the old library will be closed. Crete High School National Honor Society . . .
The Crete Youth in Governance team recognized a number of City of Crete staff and first responders at the regular council meeting on Tuesday for their response during March flooding . When rising river levels impacted streets, . . .
City officials are considering a renewal of services with the The Garbage Company, or pursuing other options for garbage and recycling collection in Crete. The Garbage Company has been the city's contracted garbage hauler for about . . .
City leases spaces in 12th & Norman parking lot to downtown residents
The City of Crete will lease parking spots in the new lot at 12th and Norman Ave. to residents who live downtown. This project has been in the works for several years in order to solve issues related to overtime parking . . .
Travis Sears returns to the City Council , joined by Kyle Frans , as Mayor Dave Bauer’s appointments to fill two vacancies approved by current council members at the regular meeting on Sept. 3. Sears fills a Ward I . . .
Grab a lawn chair and your favorite picnic dish to enjoy in beautiful City Park with friends and neighbors at a community potluck on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. as The City of Crete joins with hundreds of communities to celebrate . . .
The absence of two dedicated public servants in City of Crete Mayor Roger Foster and City Council Member Chuck Vyhnalek, who died July 31 and Aug. 3, respectively, is keenly felt within city departments. During this time city officials are . . .
People building a stronger community
The City of Crete will join communities across America celebrating National Night Out. This annual event promotes police-community partnerships and brings people together building stronger, safer, and more caring places to . . .
Residents eligible through partnership with city's wholesale electric power supplier
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Crete, in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, is offering four energy efficiency programs with the goal of saving local utility customers . . .
A public meeting on USDA housing opportunities was held on Tuesday, June 18 at City Hall in Crete to learn about Rural Development Housing Programs. This meeting offered information to families interested in living in . . .
The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the Census in 2020 . Most households will not receive census materials and questionnaires until mid-March of 2020 and have the option to respond by filling out the form, responding online, or by . . .
Transfer Station has busy Saturday; cleanup activities wind down
As part of the City of Crete's Spring Cleanup, members of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department washed down Main Ave. on Sunday morning (May 5), bringing back a traditional department acitivity as well as kicking off a downtown . . .
New area provides place for funeral urns
Riverside Cemetery's late 1800s New England inspiration is evident in the shaded paths, original limestone retaining walls, and the greenery in Tuxedo Park on its eastern border, while the recent columbarium addition looks out to . . .