City of Ralston

                "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. 

Ralston Connector Trail Under 84th Street Viaduct Closure Effective March 8, 2016


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, 2016 due to safety concerns with falling debris.

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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.


Ralston Police Dept. Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Walgreens on 84th & Harrison April 29

  
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ralston Police Department (RPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Walgreens store at 8380 Harrison Street, Ralston, NE.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. 


For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the
DEA Diversion website or visit the City of Ralston website at www.cityofralston.com 

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.

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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

April to July

Main events in the coming months includes the Hairball concert on May 5th.
A partial list of events can be accessed here.  For a complete list go to www.ralstonarena.com.