City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

May to August


Main events in the coming months are Ball Up on June 27, Brand New on June 29, Newsong with Chris August on July 4, and Dancing with the Stars July 22. 

A partial list of events can be accessed
here.  For a complete list go to www.ralstonarena.com.

Online Payments

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

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.

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 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM 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

​​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.

Announcements

CITY CALENDAR

Trash pickup routes changing in late March.  Watch for more information in your mail.​​

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Changes to Traffic


In the weeks to come, 84th and Ralston Avenue will be undergoing changes.  Accident data signaled an examination of the intersection and recommendations were made to reduce accidents in this location.  As a result, motorists leaving Ralston, on Ralston Avenue, will only be allowed to turn right (north) on S. 84th Street.  This change will have no impact on motorists coming into Ralston.  The exact date for the change has not been determined yet, however it will be within a few weeks.

“CLICK IT OR TICKET” Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization, May 18-31


The Ralston Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2015 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 18-31, 2015.  The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of approximately $3,900 for the Ralston Police Department to conduct increased patrols during this time frame.  

During the mobilization, officers will be focusing on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts-both day and night.  The grant will pay for 79 overtime hours for officers to concentrate on traffic enforcement, with special emphasis on stop sign, speeding, traffic signal and child restraint violations.    

In 2014, 225 occupants in motor vehicles died in traffic crashes in Nebraska, with 131 (58%) of them not wearing seat belts.  However, many thousands more were injured.  Their deaths and injuries could have been substantially reduced with the use of seatbelts.

Faced with the fact that injury or deaths can be reduced by 45 to 50 percent if seatbelts are used, it is imperative that a concentrated effort toward seatbelt use is aggressively pursued.


High visibility enforcement such as the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 79 percent in 2014 for drivers and front seat passengers.  Child restraint use was at nearly 96.9% for the year.  

The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  With this partnership, we are striving to increase safety belt usage to 86% or beyond.

Law enforcement will be cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators around the clock.  Local motorists should buckle up.  If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled, anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket-not a warning.  No excuses and no exceptions.

Remember this May 18 to May 31:  It’s “Click It or Ticket.”  Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.