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The U.S. commercial aviation system, regional airlines included, is the safest mode of transportation in the world. Moreover, the safety record of regional airlines equals that of major airlines - including pilot training and the rest requirements, safety equipment and dispatching procedures.
Code Enforcement DivisionPh: (308) 233-3235
Kearney Police Department, Non-EmergencyPh: (308) 237-2104
• Rockets that are mounted on a stick or wire and project in the air when ignited, with or without report.• All wire sparklers are illegal.• Nighttime parachutes.• Fireworks that are shot into the air and after coming to the ground cause automatic ignition due to sufficient temperature.• Firecrackers that contain more that fifty milligrams of explosive composition.• Fireworks that have been tested by the State Fire Marshal as a response to complaints and have been deemed to be unsafe.
For more information on consumer fireworks, please visit the Nebraska State Fire Marshal website. website
There is no cost to apply for a library card. Bring a valid form of photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport), as well as proof of current address (i.e. bank statement, lease, checkbook, etc.) to the main desk of the library. Youth age 17 & younger need a parent or guardian to sign them up for a card. There are no residential requirements to get a library card. Your library card allows you to check out materials, use the computers, access the internet, reserve a study room, reserve a meeting room, request & reserve library materials, use the bookmobile, and use our interlibrary loan service!
Each cardholder may have up to 15 DVDs and up to 99 items checked out at once.
Items may be renewed by:* calling the Library at 308-233-3282* visiting our web page* using the KPL to Go mobile app* signing up for SMS text messaging
Late fines are .30 cents per day, per item. The library does send overdue notices via standard mail and pre-overdue and overdue notices via e-mail to patrons. Notices can also be sent to patrons who choose to sign up for our SMS text messaging service. These are courtesy notices and patrons are responsible for knowing when their materials are due. Patrons who have $25 or more in fees on their library account may be turned over to a collection agency for further action. We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment.
We do ask that if a patron loses a book or if a book is damaged beyond usual wear and tear, that the patron pays the replacement cost for the item. If a patron pays for a lost book and it is found in good condition within six months, the library will refund the patron the price of the book. The library does not accept replacement materials. We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment.
Yes. The library has many computers available to patrons for public internet access. We also have Wi-Fi if you prefer to bring your laptop or device. You will need your library card barcode number to access the internet from a library computer. Guest passes for the computers may be obtained in the library for those who do not have a library card.
Borrowers are responsible for all materials checked out on their card. This includes payment of any charges on the borrower’s account. Parents or guardians are responsible for materials checked on their child’s library card. Patrons age 16 and older must present their library card or a photo ID to check out materials or get their library card number to access the computers. Borrowers are also responsible for keeping their contact information with the library current. If a patron loses or misplaces their library card, the library should be notified as soon as possible. Borrowers should respect the rights of other borrowers to use and enjoy the library.
Kearney has over 24 miles of trails. A Guide to Kearney Trails Map is available free at the Park & Recreation Office.
Registration can be completed over the telephone with a Visa/MasterCard, or by mailing in the registration form (with payment). Click on the Registration Form. You can also register online at www.kprregister.org.
The splash pads generally open for the season on the Friday before Memorial Weekend and close on the second Sunday in September.
Yes, people can bring in a Jump-a-Roo for a private party or public event. A Rental Application needs to be submitted and approved so that park staff is aware that it will be in the park. If the jump-a-roo is being placed in a public park without renting a facility, there is a $25 fee. If the event is open to the public, the group making the request is required to have a $1,000,000 liability policy and, if possible, name the City as an additional insured on that policy. All groups are required to meet with staff to review where you can put the Jump-a-Roo without damaging underground irrigation.
You may receive your Nebraska Criminal History background information by contacting the Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Repository at 402-479-4971 and they will explain the procedure for obtaining the information you need.
Questions regarding the release of property held as evidence should be addressed through the County Attorney's Office. The phone number is (308) 236-1222 and they are located at the Buffalo County Courthouse, 1512 Central Ave., Kearney, Nebraska.
Little League baseball - www.kearneylittleleague.orgLegion baseball - www.baseballkearney.comGirls’ competitive softball - www.kearneycompetitivesoftball.comGirls’ recreation softball - www.kearneygirlssoftball.orgSoccer - www.kearneysoccer.org
Mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act, the NPDES stormwater Program is a comprehensive two-phased national program for addressing the non-agricultural sources of stormwater discharges which adversely affect the quality of our nation's waters. The program uses the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting mechanism to require the implementation of controls designed to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by stormwater runoff into local water bodies.
Stormwater is collected from our streets and then flows into a separated system. This system goes untreated and flows into local waterways, carrying all collected pollution with it.
City ordinance No. 8127 has a lot of good information about the stormwater surcharge. You can find the Municipal Code at www.cityofkearney.org.
The City of Kearney has more information in the Stormwater Management section of the Public Works Department located at www.cityofkearney.org. Stormwater Management
The City of Kearney does offer drop-off sites for residential recyclables including rechargeable batteries and cell phones at the Public Works Building drop-off site at 1919 15th Avenue or at the Recycling Center at 3007 East 39th Street. If residents want to recycle their used electronic devices they should ask the retailer selling the new product. Some retailers offer recycling of electronics for a fee.
Section 5-211 of the Kearney City Code Collection Regulations: Use of Assigned Property. “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, or permit another to place, any garbage or trash in any receptacle, at any refuse collection point or in any garbage container used in the city container collection service, unless the garbage, trash, or refuse is from the premises served by the container or from the premises at which the container or collection point is located.”
Extra trash should be carefully transported to the Landfill and disposed of there for the appropriate fee.
Residents who observe unlawful use of the refuse collection containers should call the Police Department at 233-5250 with the description of the person using the refuse container unlawfully and that person’s vehicle description.
New Year’s DayMartin Luther King DayPresidents’ DayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans’ DayThanksgiving, both Thursday and FridayChristmas Eve and Christmas Day
Please notice that the City does not take off for Columbus Day OR Arbor Day and the Sanitation/Refuse collection schedule is not changed for these holidays.
Weather permitting means that if it is unusually cold or if the City receives a late snow in March or April, yard waste collection may begin later than the first week of April. OR if the City receives an early snow in October or early November yard waste collection may end sooner than the week before Thanksgiving. WATCH FOR NEWS RELEASES announcing the beginning and end dates for yard waste collection.
Container storage: Residents are encouraged to store their yard waste container over the winter months in order to save the Sanitation Division the time consuming task of hauling the containers in to the storage yard.
Yard waste billing: The City does not charge the monthly bill for yard waste collection over the winter months of November, December, January, February or March.