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City of Crete Departments of Public Works.

City of Crete, Nebraska
Departments of Public Works

City Hall - 243 East 13th Street
(Utility Office main entrance on south side)
P.O. Box 86
Crete, NE 68333
Phone: 402.826.4312
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Recognizing the needs of both our residents and businesses, the Public Works Department is responsible for providing a wealth of vital services to the community through the departments listed below. 

For all Public Works contacts call 402.826.4312. Calls will be transferred to the proper extension. The Public Works Utility Office at City Hall (ground floor entrance on south side, with parking) is staffed to assist utility customers as well as answer questions and concerns about other city projects and services. Among forms and documents available at the Utility Office: 

Utility Issues: If residents have any ongoing or immediate utilities issues or concerns (electric, water, sewer, trash or recycling, streets) they should call the Public Works Office. If situations occur after regular business hours, calls to this number will be answered by dispatchers who will notify the proper on-call city personnel. This is the most direct and efficient way to contact the city regarding these issues. Residents can also email the Public Works Office, which will be answered during regular business hours.

City Administrator:
Tom Ourada 

Public Works/Utilities Office:
Telisha Carnes, Office Manager 

Building Inspector/Zoning:
Brad Bailey, Municipal Building Inspector 

Electric Department:
Brian Schmidt, Electric Line Superintendent 
Gordon Bridges, Power Plant Superintendent

Water Department:
Jesse Yager, Water Department Foreman 

Public Works: Water, Wastewater, Streets, Park Maintenance
Public Works Director

Waste Water Department:
Paul Lopez, Waste Water Superintendent

Street Department:
Trenton Griffin, Street Supervisor 

Jason Dunham, Cemetery Sexton 

Garbage & Recycling Collection:
The Garbage Company 

Transfer Station/Landfill:
The Garbage Company