Utilities Section

2014 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2013 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2013 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

2012 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

2012 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

2011 Snowball Conference Credit Hours

2011 Utilities Annual Conference Water & Wastewater Operator Credit Hours

Miscellaneous Materials for Upcoming Events

2014 Snowball Conference Brochure

2014 Jan-Mar Confined Space Workshop Brochure

2014 Jan-Feb Water Operator's Training Registration Form

2014 Feb-Apr Water Operator's Training Registration Form

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

In the final moments of the 2014 legislative session on April 17, lawmakers said goodbye to 17 lawmakers who will not be returning next year because of term limits. Sen. Greg Adams, Speaker of the Legislature, is among the Senators leaving the Legislature. He praised his colleagues for their work on major issues, including prison reform and water policy. 
At the end of a short legislative session such as this one, all bills stranded at various stages of consideration die with the end of session. 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. These proposals are sent to the Legislature’s Executive Board, which refers them to the appropriate committees for consideration before next session. Committees then prioritize the resolutions referred to them. Limited time and staff usually preclude work on every resolution. Hearings on interim study resolutions typically are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of those hearings is posted on the Legislature’s website at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/. A list of Interim study resolutions is available on the Legislature’s website at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/session/interim.php.
The 2015 Legislature, which will be the 104th Legislature, is scheduled to convene Jan. 7. It will be a long, or 90-day, session.