Results of "Click It or Ticket” Mobilization, May 18-31
The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from May 18-31, 2015. The funding, nearly $4,000, will come from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety and will pay overtime salary wages as well as mileage costs for the vehicles used during this effort.
During this time, the police department had four officers working 79 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty. During this selective enforcement, officers made 146 traffic stops and issued 202 total citations. The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat belt violations, 8 citations, Speeding, 42 citations; No Proof of Insurance, 15 citations; Driving Under Suspension, 7 arrests; and Outstanding Warrants, 2 arrests. There were also six Driving Under the Influence arrests, three Drug Violation arrests, and three Minor In Possession (MIP) citations issued.
Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police arrested two persons for Burglary and Trespassing and another person for a separate Burglary offense.
Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to increase restraint use in Ralston. Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.
The police department states that restraint use is the key to preventing deaths and serious injuries during a collision and therefore will aggressively enforce all restraint laws.
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.
Request for Bids: 5,600 Yards of Used Commercial Grade Carpeting
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 30th day of June, 2015. Bids will be submitted in a sealed, opaque envelope, clearly marked “Carpet Bid”. Bids will be opened on July 1, 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 July 7, 2015. The carpet may be examined by appointment. Call City Hall for details: (402)331-6677.
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.
•Ralston Senior Center
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.
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.
The city accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.
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