Request for Bids: 17,000 square feet of ice cover insulation


All bids must be in writing and submitted to the City Clerk, 5500 South 77th Street, Ralston, Nebraska on, or before 4:30 pm on the 21st day of July, 2015.  Bids will be submitted in a sealed, opaque envelope, clearly marked “Ice Cover Insulation Bid”. Bids will be opened on July 22, 2015 at the hour 10:00 am and the successful bidder announced. Bid will be reviewed and accepted or rejected at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ralston City Council to be held on August 4, 2015. The ice cover insulation may be examined by appointment.  Call City Hall for details: (402)331-6677.

The City is Spraying for Mosquitoes July 13 to July 31


The City of Ralston will start spraying for mosquitoes from July 13 to July 31,  as weather and conditions permit. Most of the spraying will be done between 2 hours before dusk and 2 hours after dawn. The truck will have a flashing beacon and you will hear the hum of the machine and smell an odor of the spray. This will be done by Nebraska Department of Agriculture licensed City employees.

Any comments or concerns can be addressed to Dan Freshman, Director of Public Works, at
dfreshman@cityofralston.com

City of Ralston Parks & Tree Commission  

The City of Ralston is seeking individuals to serve on the Ralston Parks and Tree Commission. The Commission is made up of volunteers who are citizens of Ralston. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, you can download an application,or pick one up at City Hall between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday.



Pay for City Services Online


The City is accepting online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses.


This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online.

All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be pain online.


To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.



Ralston's New Prescription Discount Card


The City of Ralston has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents by the City of Ralston in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through Ralston's membership in NLC.


The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 23% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.


Residents may pick up a City of Ralston discount card at the following locations:

•Ralston City Hall
•Ralston Police Dept.
•Baright Library
•Ralston Senior Center
•Ralston Arena​

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For questions about the card call toll free at 1-888-620-1749.

This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.​

With the approval, Papillion Sanitation will order the necessary containers and hope to have them distributed in June or July.  Watch the mail for further information.

Any questions can be directed to
Papillion Sanitation.

New Covered Recycling Containers


On Tuesday, April 7th, the City Council approved an amendment to the trash contract with Papillion Sanitation to provide covered recycling containers.  For $0.25 a month, or $3 per year, residents will receive a wheeled covered recycle can, similar to the one shown.  The container is 35 gal. and will allow residents to recycle more, while minimizing the risk of garbage blowing in the neighborhoods.  Residents are advised that they can either keep their blue recycle bin for other uses or turn them back into Papillion Sanitation.  The goal of the change is to increase recycling awareness and reducing blowing garbage on recycle day.

Papillion Sanitation is targeting the end of March, or first part of April, to implement.  However, they want to insure great efforts are made to let people know prior to implementation.

Trash Pickup Routes Changing in Late March


On Tuesday, February 17, Papillion Sanitation presented a plan to the city council to streamline trash pickup.  The city council gave support to the new plan.  The new plan will allow residents to have their garbage and yard waste picked up on the same day.  Recyclables will be picked up in the entire city on another day.  The map indicates the planned pick up dates.  

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Announcements

Our Mission:

The City of Ralston is a dedicated and caring team of volunteers, staff, and officials who provide high-quality, equitably priced services to sustain a safe and progressive community that supports family values.


Our Vision:

The City of Ralston will deliver economic, creative, cultural, and community development strategies to generate a quality of life that is a beacon of dynamic and independent small town culture within the metro area.
Ralston's Prescription Discount Card
The city participates in the Prescription Discount Card program through the National League of Cities.  The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance.  By using this card you may save an average of 23% off of regular retail prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
Residents may pick up a City of Ralston Discount card at:
Ralston City Hall
Ralston Police Department
Baright Public Library
Ralston Senior Center
Ralston Arena
OR
PRINT YOUR CARD ONLINE HERE  

Online Payments

The city accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

JULY - SEPTEMBER


Main events in the coming months are Omaha Heart on August 8, FishFest featuring six Christian artists on August 9, and Arena-Que August 14 & 15.
A partial list of events can be accessed here.  For a complete list go to www.ralstonarena.com.

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                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska