On Tuesday, September 12, 2023 the City's FY 2023-2024 Budget Hearing and presentation was held. The budget presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link in the related sites as shown at the bottom of this article. Follow along with the presentation slides which can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
More detail about the budget is available by clicking on the following links:
The City of Wahoo is required to participate in the Joint Public Hearing hosted by Saunders County which will be held on Monday, September 18 at 6:01 p.m. at the Saunders County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at the Saunders County Courthouse, Third Floor, 433 N Chestnut, Wahoo, NE. At this hearing, the following slide will be presented with a brief narrative about the City's budget.
If you have any questions about the City of Wahoo Budget for FY 2023-24, please contact City Hall at 402-443-3222
Only ATVs or UTVs registered with City Hall or owned by the City shall be authorized for operation on streets or highways within the corporate limits of the City. An annual registration sticker shall be issued by City Hall to the owner submitting the following:
Every ATV and UTV shall be equipped with:
The crossing of a highway shall be permitted only if:
An ATV or UTV may be operated upon city streets and highways within the corporate limits of the City only if the operator and vehicle is in compliance with the following provisions in addition to the Nebraska Rules of the Road and City Codes:
Any person who violates any provision of this Article of the municipal code or violates the provisions defined by Chapter 39 or Chapter 60 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska while operating an ATV or UTV shall be subject to the penalties under the provisions of Chapter 39 and Chapter 60 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska and additionally all City-issued registrations for all of the operator's and the owner's ATVs and UTVs shall be revoked as follows:
Quick Reference Regulations
Click on this link for the Corporate Limits Map.
Link to the adopted Ordinance No. 2429
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently rolled out new regulations for its existing Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) policy. One of the new requirements states that all public water systems must complete an inventory of water service lines within their jurisdiction to help identify remaining lead service lines. This inventory of information is not only important for public water systems like the Wahoo Department of Utilities (DOU) to know, but it is also essential to protecting and improving public health in Wahoo and the surrounding area. Explore this webpage to learn more about the newly updated policy and how it impacts homeowners, business owners, and schools.
The LCR was first passed in 1991, but there have been multiple revisions to the policy since its passing. The latest updates came in January 2021 and became effective starting December 2021.
In the newest version of the law, public water systems are now required to develop (and maintain) a Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory. This information will be used to help develop a future replacement plan for all known LSLs. For now, however, public water systems only need to focus on developing the inventory and recording all known LSLs in their service area.
More information for public water systems about developing a replacement plan is anticipated to come later in 2023 in the form of the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) policy update. However, for now, federal and state agencies recommend communities only focus on developing and maintaining the inventory.
For most homes and buildings built after 1978, the presence of lead is less prevalent. However, there is still a chance that lead material could have been used in residential service lines following this date. For this reason, it is important for all property owners in the community to conduct their own on-site inspection and determine what material type their water service line is made of - lead, copper, galvanized steel, or plastic.
To complete the EPA’s required service line inventory, the Wahoo DOU will need property owners’ assistance with verifying service line material. Through basic tests or observation, property owners can provide the DOU with what type of material their service line is made of – lead, copper, galvanized steel, or plastic. Follow these basic steps provided in the video below to determine what your service line material is and use the online self-reporting tool to share your findings with the city.
If after completing your own inspection you are still not sure what material your service line is made of, reach out to the Wahoo DOU to set up a free on-site inspection with one of our technicians.
For years, we have known lead is a toxic metal that was once prevalently used in daily products, materials, and the construction of buildings. Despite it being banned from use, lead is still found in old and existing materials across the state, including private water service lines. Measures in the last two decades aimed at addressing lead material in water service lines have greatly reduced exposure to lead in our communities. However, as stated previously, lead can still be found in the water service lines of homes and properties, especially those older than 1978. The only way to know for sure if your water service line contains lead, is to conduct an on-site inspection or get your water tested.
Nebraska DHHS Lead Poisoning: This website is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary location for all of their lead poisoning and lead-based policy information. This website includes information on sources of lead, prevention information, and detailed information for homeowners, business owners, and health professionals.
Nebraska DHHS – Lead Rules and Regulations: This website is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and provides a brief review of what the lead rules and regulations are at the state and federal level. This includes information on lead-based paint and other lead-related policies.
Nebraska DHHS – Lead Poisoning FAQs: This webpage is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and provides answers to a list of commonly asked questions about lead in homes and its effect to the human body.
Lead and Copper Rule & Revisions Overview: A comprehensive review of the most recent action taken to improve and expand upon the existing LCR policy.
EPA Lead and Copper Rule Implementation Tools: The EPA has curated a list of resources to help states and water utility departments to implement the LCR.
EPA 3T’s for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit: EPA’s 3Ts – Training, Testing, and Taking Action – Here you will find information and recommendations to prepare schools, child care facilities, and states to build a voluntary implementation program to reduce lead levels in drinking water.
Wahoo Department of Utilities
605 N Broadway Street
Wahoo, NE 68066
The Mayor and Council of the City of Wahoo meet regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wahoo Public Library, 637 N Maple St. They also convene as needed for special meetings which can be called by either the Mayor or by three of the six Council members. All meetings are open to the public and are held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act established by the Nebraska State Legislature.
If you would like to have an item added to the next regular meeting of the Mayor and Council, please print off the Agenda Request Worksheet, complete the worksheet, and return it to the City Clerk's Office at 605 North Broadway along with any supporting documentation by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on the Thursday prior to the meeting. Once the item is received, the Clerk will contact you regarding the exact date and time of the meeting.
While each agenda is kept continually current and available for public inspection on request, the agenda is not final until posted on the Friday before the meeting. The City of Wahoo makes agendas available by email, on this website, and by posting at the Wahoo Post Office, First National Bank and City Hall. If you would like to have your name added to the email distribution list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special meetings may be called from time to time as the need arises. Agendas for special meetings are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time in the same manner as agendas for regular meetings of the Council.
The minutes of the Mayor and Council must be made available to the public within 10 days of the meeting or by the next meeting, whichever comes first. If the minutes you are looking for are not available below, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 402-443-3222.
|November 28, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
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|October 24, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
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|September 12, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 12, 2023 - Budget||Agenda||Minutes|
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|July 25, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
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|May 9, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 25, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 20, 2023 - Work Session||Agenda||Minutes|
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|December 27, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 13, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 5, 2022 - special meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 22, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 08, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 25, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 11, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 27, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
Older agendas, packets, and minutes are available at the City Clerks office at City Hall.
The City of Wahoo Utilities will be moving from manual meter reading to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for residential electricity, water, and gas utilities.
Upgrading from manual meter reading to AMI will improve utility management, allowing customers and Wahoo Utilities to make better informed decisions.
|BENEFITS TO CUSTOMERS||BENEFITS TO WAHOO UTILITIES|
|Faster response to outages and water meter leaks||Timely access to more utility data|
|More effiicient billing resolutions||Lower operational costs and improved customer satisfaction|
|Saving money through energy efficient initiatives||Ability to remotely disconnect utilities|
Wahoo Utilities will begin a four-year rollout plan in 2021 to replace or retrofit residential utility meters.
For more information about the AMI process, click here for a fact sheet. More information will be available as implementation gets closer.
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