This week Wahoo Utility crews began trimming trees in Wahoo that are in conflict with overhead power lines. Work will continue over the next couple months as weather allows. This practice is common in the electric utility industry and is being done to increase line safety and to prevent outages caused by falling limbs. The primary focus this year for utility crews is the area of Wahoo located west of Chestnut Street and north of 10th Street. There may, however, be some trimming done outside of this area in critical locations. Over the next five years utility crews will be working through the community with sections of town being addressed each year.
Trimming and pruning is being done according to a common industry standards Pruning Trees Near Electric Utility Lines, by Dr. Alex L. Shigo. Copies of this standard are available at City Hall for review if there are questions. Typically there are three types of pruning done near power lines that can be seen in the following image:
Please watch for crews in your neighborhood and use caution when you are near their working location. Smaller limbs and branches are being chipped and chips will be taken to the City of Wahoo tree pile area near Sunrise Cemetery and will be available to residents for use. There is no guarantee of the quantity or quality of these wood chips.
Questions about the work being done should be directed to City Hall at 402-443-3222.
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
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The Mayor and Council of the City of Wahoo meet regularly on the second and fourth Thursdays 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 . . . 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