"Click It or Ticket" Mobilization - Results


The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from May 22-June 4, 2017.  The funding of $4,000 will come from the Nebraska Department of Roads-Highway Safety Office and will pay overtime salary wages used during this effort.

During this time, the police department had four officers working 89 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty.  During this selective enforcement, officers made 154 traffic stops.  The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat belt violations, 11 citations, Speeding, 20 citations; No Proof of Insurance, 3 citations, Driving Under Suspension, 9 arrests, as well as numerous other miscellaneous citations for offenses such as Reckless Driving, Stop Sign Violation, No Valid Registration, No Operators License, Obedience to Traffic Control Device, No Motorcycle Helmet and Following Too Closely.  

There were also six Driving Under the Influence arrests, which one driver was charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence, 3rd Offense or more +15% BAC and Felony Ignition Interlock violation, one misdemeanor Drug Possession and Paraphernalia arrest, and four outstanding warrant arrests.  Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police made three False Reporting arrests, one Destruction of Property arrest, two Theft arrests and three misdemeanor Assault arrests.  

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.​

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.


Online Payments

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

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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. 

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

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.


Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

July to September

Main events in the coming months includes the Arena-Que August 4 - 6. 
A partial list of events can be accessed here.  For a complete list go
to www.ralstonarena.com.

Ralston Viaduct Lane Closures Beginning  Monday, May 22, 2017

There will be lane closures between “Q” Street and Harrison Street on 84th Street beginning May 22 to construct median cross-over pavement, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

These median cross-overs are necessary to route head-to-head traffic in the southbound lanes to facilitate the reconstruction of the northbound Viaduct over the railroad tracks. Traffic will remain head-to-head until this December. During the winter months, all northbound and southbound lanes will be open to traffic.

Hawkins Construction Company is the contractor on this project.

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.

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.