City of Ralston
"The Heart of the Metro"
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Mugs can be purchased at Ralston City Hall, at 5500 S. 77th Street in Ralston, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tree Replacement Project
The City of Ralston has obtained grant funding to replace trees in the downtown area. The primary focus of the tree replacement is to address the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer insect. Approximately 10 different species of trees will be used to replace the ash trees, continuing our commitment to being a Tree City.
The reasoning for this is to combat the threat that a small insect poses to all ash trees. This insect, known as the emerald ash borer is currently in west/central Iowa and is heading this way. This particular borer is devastating to all ash trees, no matter how large or small, old or young. To get ahead of this eminent threat, the City plans to remove all ash trees from the downtown area and replace them (by June 1, 2016) with new species that are not on the ash borer’s food list.
Ralston business owners will receive notices informing them that the ash tree outside their business has been marked to be removed within the next month. If you are a tenant of a building that is affected, please feel free to pass this information on to your landlord.
Below is a picture of the small beetle that has caused so much destruction.
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.
The City accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.
“You Drink and Drive, You Lose” Campaign
December 15 - January 1
The Ralston Police Department is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of $3,500 for increased patrols starting December 15, 2016, through January 1, 2017.
The grant will pay for the Ralston Police Department to have additional officers working 74 overtime hours on the streets during this grant period. Through saturated patrols and enforcement of all traffic laws, officers’ emphasis will be on recognizing and stopping impaired drivers. Officers will be cracking down on alcohol-related offenses such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Minor In Possession, Open Container, and Minor DUI
In 2015, 33% of all fatal crashes were alcohol involved, a decrease from the 36.9% from 2014. Of the 246 deaths that occurred on Nebraska roads in 2015, 83 were alcohol-related, a 6% increase from 2014. The “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” crackdown is a national effort to reduce the number of motorists injured or killed due to alcohol-related crashes. This campaign will run through the Christmas and New Year holidays in response to the high number of vehicles traveling during these times.
The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign.
Ralston Connector Trail Under 84th Street Viaduct Closure Effective March 8
The Ralston Connector Trail under the 84th Street Viaduct will be closed indefinitely from Serum Ave to 84th Frontage Road as of 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, due to safety concerns with falling debris.
If you have any questions please call the Ralston Park’s Department at 402-593-0485