Looking Ahead in Wayne
June 20, 2018
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 would be thrilled to have you check out your Council in action!
Wayne Farmers Market
The Wayne Farmers Market has moved to the south side of 2nd Street between Pearl Street and the State Nebraska Bank/1912 Emporium alley. The Council approved the action to close this portion of street on July 11 (Grand Opening from 4:30 pm to 9 pm) and July 14 (Chicken Show Saturday from 8:30 am to 2 pm) for the Farmers Market vendors and patrons.
Old Swimming Pool Park
The old swimming pool park area will start to see some changes in the next 4 to 6 weeks. Crouch Recreation has been awarded the bid to lay a FlexCourt floor on the old tennis courts/skateboard park slab of concrete. This will include two full-sized basketball courts including a volleyball court and two pickleball courts within the basketball courts. It should make for a very nice addition to that park area. This project is funded in part by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District.
Speaking of Pickleball....
What the heck is Pickleall? Wouldn't you like to know! Come out to the Wayne Community Activity Center on Sunday, June 24 at 3 pm OR Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm to learn what this game is and how to play it. We hope this will make you anxiously await the arrival of the new courts in the old swimming pool park to be installed later this summer. In the meantime....ask Bryce Meyer at the CAC about the Pickleball equipment the City already has for indoor use at the CAC.
Future of the "Girl Scout" cabin
What has been known as the "Girl Scout" cabin just east of Hank Overin Field on 4th Street is in a dilapidated state and its condition must be addressed. The Council at its last meeting voted to have an environmental assessment completed on the structure and solicit bids for razing the same. The cabin has served the community well since it was moved into town from Logan Creek as a "river house" in 1939. Unfortunately, the age (not sure when it was built) and construction style of the structure does not make it feasible to repair.
Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or