News Flash from City Hall

REMINDER FROM THE CITY OF CRAWFORD - TRIM BRANCHES & TREES

Help the City serve you better!

Please remember to keep branches overhanging the street and alley trimmed to a clearance of 14 feet in height. This will allow for the operation of the street sweeper, snow removal equipment and the dumpster truck.  Additionally, all obstructions of any kind in the alleys need to be removed to allow the dumpster truck to serve your alley.   If you have a corner property, be sure there are no obstructions such as bushes or overhanging branches that could interfere with the view of traffic, traffic signs or pedestrians.

Let’s all work together for a safe and productive fall and winter!

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MOWING AND YARD WASTE

When mowing and trimming your lawns, do not blow or discard your clippings and yard waste into the street. This is technically considered littering and the waste can plug up the storm drains.

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BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS

Remember to plan ahead for your home and yard make-overs.  Permits are needed for more than just building new structures.  Renovations, structural changes, moving buildings, demolishing buildings, decks and driveways are just some of the projects that will probably require a permit.  Check with City Hall for more information.  You can also view the zoning regulations contained in the Ordinances under the City Government tab on this website.

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DIGGER’S HOTLINE - CALL 811

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.

A new, federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life-threatening.

Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.

Smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE.

Don't assume you know what's below. Protect yourself and those around you – Call 811 every time.

This information provided by Digger’s Hotline.

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JANUARY PROCLAIMED AS NATIONAL RADON ACTION MONTH IN CRAWFORD!

Use the link to the Panhandle Public Health District to order your free Radon test kit.  The topic "Radon" is located under the "Environmental Health" tab on the upper right of the PPHD home page.  This kit is available to test homes in the Nebraska Panhandle - at no cost!!

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DUTY TO REMOVE SNOW, SLEET AND ICE

It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud or other substance to remain upon said sidewalk. In the event that the Mayor or his/her representative declares that emergency conditions exist and prohibits parking along snow emergency routes, property owners or occupants of lots abutting such snow emergency routes or within the business district may scoop the snow from the sidewalks under their control into the street.            All sidewalks within the business district shall be cleaned within five hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the storm or fall of snow shall have taken place during the night, in which case the sidewalk shall be cleaned before 8:30 A.M. the following day; provided, sidewalks within the residential areas of the City shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of the storm.       

CITY ORDINANCES - SECTION 5-308                   (Ref. Neb. Rev. Stat. §17-557)