Looking Ahead in Wayne

April 3, 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 always have room for people to engage with their local government.

Green Team Update

Sandy Brown with the Wayne Green Team gave an annual report at the last City Council meeting. The Green Team is celebrating 10 years in Wayne! Through these 10 years, the Green Team has helped the Wayne community to recycle 79 tons of glass, 100,000 pounds of electronics, 1,000 pounds of string lights, and 526 pounds of batteries. While recycling is a major concentration of the Wayne Green Team, it wants to continue to expand ways the community can move towards zero waste. 

Members of the Wayne Green Team and city personnel will be touring the City of Fremont's compost operation in May. The purpose of the tour is to learn how Fremont uses its sludge to compost with other organic materials. We hope to bring back information to help determine if composting is a viable option for the Wayne community. 

Anyone is welcome to become a member of the Wayne Green Team. Their next meeting is Tuesday, April 9 at noon at Tacos and More.

City Employees Recognized

Two Cit of Wayne employees were recognized at the most recent Council meeting.

Jeff Brady, Water Supervisor, was recognized by Jim Deuel with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is the lead U.S. Defense Department program promoting cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees. Jeff was recognized with the ESGR "Patriot's Award" for his support for Casey Junck's role with the National Guard. 

Betty McGuire, City Clerk, was also recognized for receiving the Nebraska Municipal Clerks' Association "Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award" for 2019 at a recent Nebraska Municipal Clerk's Conference. Finance Director Beth Porter nominated Betty for this statewide award.

The bottom line is that the City of Wayne has some fantastic employees working for your community each and every day, often "after hours" making sure you are provided with the best municipal services you can be. They are great to work with and make my job easy!

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