Wednesday, March 12, 2014

City Encourages Best Practices for Storm Water Management

Water pollution degrades surface waters, making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. Soil erosion control and storm water management are essential to minimizing water pollution.  As part of the Clean Water Act, the City of Kearney, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality continue to work together to ensure that storm water runoff from construction site and development areas is controlled and filtered using Best Management Practices prior to reaching local water bodies. 

Private citizens can report potential pollutant sources, such as mud or debris running off of a construction site or illegal dumping into the storm water inlets in the streets, by calling 308-233-3234 or by utilizing Access Kearney. Visit the City website at and click on Access Kearney in the upper right hand corner. Concerns may be anonymous.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Capital Improvement Project Suggestions

The City Council is accepting input from citizens for capital improvement projects and encourages citizens with suggestions to attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  A public hearing will be held to receive public input. 

The City Council and City staff encourages you to participate at the public hearing with your suggestions for City projects.  Your suggestions might inspire new projects or influence existing ones.  Either way, you’re making a valuable contribution to your community!