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.

$5.00 EACH

Proceeds go to Ralston's Police and Firefighters

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.

Oversized Coffee Mugs

If you have any questions please call the Ralston Park’s Department at 402-593-0485

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.



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.

Online Payments

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

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

October to December

Main events in the coming months includes Autumn Arts & Crafts Show
November 3 - 6

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

Change in City Council Meeting Time Effective January 2016

Beginning with the first meeting of the City Council on January 5, 2016, the Council will meet at 5:30PM on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. 

Results of “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” Aug. 19 - Sept. 5 Campaign 

The Ralston Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign that ran from August 19, 2016 to September 5, 2016.  This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Officers made (2) DUI arrests during this time frame.  Both male parties arrested were 20 years old, under the legal drinking age.  Times of arrest on the two ranged between 2155 hours and 0218 hours.  One driver had a BAC% of over twice the legal limit (.161) and was also charged with Careless Driving and No Motorcycle Endorsement.  The second arrest resulted in a Minor-DUI as he tested under the legal limit of .08, but over the .02 BAC% set for anyone operating a motor vehicle under 21 years old.

With grant officers working an extra 84 hours of overtime, as well as normal patrols, 196 traffic stops were made with 249 total citations being issued.  This includes all traffic citations, written warnings and vehicle defect warnings.  During this grant period, one person was arrested on a Felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, one for Inhaling substances, one for Impersonating a Peace Officer, two for shoplifting, and one for Violation of a Protection Order.  There were several additional charges during this period, including (43) speeding citations, (3) Driving Under Suspension charges, and (5) persons were arrested on outstanding warrants.  Also, (19) people were cited for No Insurance, (2) for Seat belt violations, (2) for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, (2) for Open Containers, and (4) for Possession of Marijuana Less Than 1 oz.