Looking Ahead in Wayne

August 21, 2019

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in city hall at 306 Pearl Streets. We get lonely when it's just us, so come join the conversation.

Electronics Recycling Event

The City of Wayne's Green Team will again host an electronic recycling event on Saturday, September 14. The Green Team will hold this event at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please watch for signs and street markings (barricades, cones, etc) to direct you to the event using 3rd Street (between Lincoln and Pearl). There will be one-way traffic on 3rd with two lanes being utilized. The event is made possible by funding through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The Green Team needs a huge thank you for their organization of this and the many zero waste events they coordinate each year. If you would like to be a part of the Wayne Green Team, contact City Hall and we will get you connected to the group!

Where do your property taxes go?

We all know that property taxes are not popular. However, without them public entities could not do what they do (safety, education, transportation routes, etc.) and would have to find alternative revenue sources or increasing those revenues already being collected. So where do your property taxes go? This example is on a property valued in the City of Wayne (corporate limits) for 2018 taxes. For every $100.00 of property taxes you pay the following is the distribution to the tax-asking entities: $55.31 goes to Wayne Community Schools, $23.89 to the City of Wayne/Wayne Municipal Airport, $13.43 to Wayne County, $5.06 to Northeast Community College, $1.23 to the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (NRD), $0.80 to Educational Service Unit #1 and $0.28 to the Wayne County Agricultural Society (Fair Board).

Budget Public Hearing

The budget process is a long process that City staff work on starting in mid-Spring each year. The formal process ends with the Council passing a budget in September. At the next Council meeting on September 3rd, the City Council will consider adopting the annual budget. This will come after a public hearing so the public has a chance to voice comments and concerns about the budget. Once the budget is passed, it will be posted on the City's website for all to read and enjoy!

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or by email.