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Upcoming Events

2015 Water Operator Training Workshops

2015 Backflow Workshop

 

Utilities Section

2015 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

2015 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2014 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

2014 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2013 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2013 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

 

The Utilities Section of the League of Nebraska Municipalities is a section of the League which provides assistance to members and input to the League on issues related to municipal utilities and public works operations.

Input is provided on a variety of areas, including:

  • Electricity
  • Drinking Water
  • Solid Waste
  • Roads
  • Stormwater Discharge
  • Cable Television
  • Public Works Management
  • Airports
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Rate Setting

The Utilities Sections represents the interests of municipal utility operations on proposed regulations and other matters before various State Agencies. Technical assistance and training to municipal officials and employees is also provided. An annual conference is held every January along with numerous meetings and training sessions throughout the year.

A newsletter is published monthly informing members of what is going on within the Utilities Section. Informative articles and training ideas are also included, giving members a wealth of information in a single source.

The Utilities Section is governed by an Executive Board of utilities and public works officials from Nebraska municipalities. All members of the League of Nebraska Municipalities are eligible to become Utilities Section Members. Contact Lash at the League Office for more information about joining.

Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events page for information on upcoming conferences and training workshops.

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

A historic session that included repealing the death penalty, increasing the gas tax for infrastructure projects and passing a bill to allow young immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses ended a day early when lawmakers adjourned sine die May 29.

During the interim, or the months between regular legislative sessions, lawmakers will, among many things, consider interim study resolutions or proposals for the study of issues after the Legislature adjourns its regular session. Interim study hearings usually are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of these hearings, which is available online at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, is produced by the Clerk of the Legislature’s office.

The 2015 Interim Study Resolutions will cover several issues of interest to municipal officials, including: the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act; economic development tools for municipalities; pensions provided for firefighters from cities of the first class; use of body cameras for state and local law enforcement; tax increment financing; the statutory relationship between cities of the second class and villages and the public libraries within their jurisdictions; and, a comprehensive study of Nebraska’s state and local roads system.

The 2016 Legislature begins Jan. 6 and will be the second session of the 104th Legislature. This will be a 60-day session, which means it will probably end in April.