Wahoo Utilities has implemented a load control program on residential air conditioners. The program has been in effect for many years. We would ask that service personnel not alter or tamper with the connection of the load control unit. If you have any problems, or have questions regarding the device, that you would contact Wahoo Utilities at 402-443-3222 or 402-443-4213 for assistance. The load control program saves many thousands of dollars each year and that savings is passed on to the ratepayers of Wahoo.
More information on Load Control can be found here
At the City Council meeting held on April 8, 2021, the City Council voted to change the regular meeting date from Thursdays to the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning in May, 2021. The second April meeting will be held on April 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The first May meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on May 11, 2021.
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 City Hall, 605 North Broadway. 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.
Items for consideration by the Mayor and Council at their regular meetings must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on the Thursday prior to 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 City of Wahoo uses a worksheet to prepare items for the Council's consideration. 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. Once the item is received, the Clerk will contact you regarding the exact date and time of the meeting.
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.
The City of Wahoo Utilities will be moving from manual meter reading to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for residential electricity, water, and gas utilities.
- AMI includes technologies such as “smart meters” that accurately and securely enable two-way information between customers and the utilities while providing real-time consumption data.
- By switching to AMI, Wahoo Utilities will gather timely utility data to better understand community usage patterns and establish a utility of the future.
- The transition from manual meter reading to AMI is part of normal Wahoo Utilities operations and will have no direct cost to customers.
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.
- All homes within Wahoo city limits will have their electricity, water, and gas meters updated to AMI.
- City representatives will coordinate with homeowners prior to updating water and gas meters within homes.
- The installation process will be rolled out by billing cycle (about one-fourth of the community each phase).
For more information about the AMI process, click here for a fact sheet. More information will be available as implementation gets closer.
Funds are still available!
In 2019 the City of Wahoo received a CDBG grant to provide assistance to qualified homeowners in Wahoo to make improvements to their home. During our grant application process we requested pre-applications to be submitted and we received many! This summer all individuals who submitted pre-applications were give the opportunity to submit a full application for consideration. All applications received were reviewed and grants of up to $25,000 are being made to qualified homeowners. The good news is that we still have grant funds available! So, if you believe you may qualify, you own your home, and you need improvements, please consider submitting an application. If you previously submitted a pre-application and would like to submit a full application, please let us know (contact info listed below).
Information on the specifics of the program is available in the brochure (link below), but are generally described below:
Eligible expenses include:
- Structural - foundation, roof, etc.
- Mechanical - furnace, water heater, etc.
- Electrical - wiring, fuse boxes
- Weatherization - windows, doors, insulation, siding, etc.
- General Maintenance - kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
- Handicapped Accessibility - ramps, bathrooms, etc.
- Safety and Code deficiencies
Expenses that are NOT generally eligible:
- Garages and outbuildings
- Window AC units
- Landscape and fencing
- Jacuzzis, hot tubs, spas
- Kitchen appliances
- Any costs for repairs not completed in the program
If you are interested please consider applying by completing this application (Click HERE for application form). This should be submitted directly to SENDD (Southeast Nebraska Development District). SENDD is an organization located in Lincoln, NE that assists communities with application for and administration of grants such as this. If you have questions or concerns about this program or the application, please contact Ryan Bauman email@example.com or Jim Warrelmann at SENDD - firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-475-2560. If you would like to visit with City staff, please contact Melissa Harrell - email@example.com or 402-443-3222.
Please note: The link with program details suggests this is a county-wide program. It is not, as only those within Wahoo would be considered eligible applicants.
For information on the Emerald Ash Borer and other topics related to community forestry, please click on the Parks & Recreation link above, and visit the Community Forestry page. Any commercial tree contractors doing tree removal and pruning within the City of Wahoo are required to be licensed with the City of Wahoo. Application for Tree Contractor's License . . . read more
Excessive Flow Valve Gas Awareness Wahoo Utilities purchased the natural gas . . . read more
New Customer Information Welcome to Wahoo Utilities! As a new customer, we will need you to apply for service. Please review the Utility Service Policies and Conditions for service in the link below, then complete the application for service. The application must be returned to City Hall at 605 North Broadway in Wahoo, NE 68066, or if you'd like to scan and . . . read more
Council members of the City of Wahoo are elected from three wards within the City and serve four year terms. Elections are held every even numbered year with one representative being elected from each ward. ( Ward Map ) The Council serves as the legislative division of city government and performs duties and has such powers as authorized by law. They are tasked . . . read more