Snow Emergency in Oakland NE Begins at 6:00 p.m.


City of Oakland is declaring a Snow Emergency starting at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 1st,2016 until further notice.

Parking is restricted on ANY of the following snow emergency routes:

  • Oakland Avenue from Fulton Avenue to 9th Street
  • Second Street from Parson Avenue to Anderson Avenue
  • Third Street from Charde Avenue to Anderson Avenue
  • Engdahl Avenue from Third Street to the Oakland Heights Nursing Home
  • Ninth Street from Oakland Avenue to Hwy 77
  • First Avenue from Engdahl Avenue to Jan Scheree Drive
  • Anderson Avenue from Third Street to First Avenue

Oakland City Crew Hard at Work, Clearing Snow off the Streets


Oakland's city crew was out cleaning the streets of Oakland very early this morning. The snow began falling late yesterday and continued throughout the night. It is a very we and heavy snow, but thanks to the city crew, the roads are cleared. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland’s city crew was out cleaning the streets of Oakland very early this morning. The snow began falling late yesterday and continued throughout the night. It is a very we and heavy snow, but thanks to the city crew, the roads are cleared. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Preparing for New Bathroom Building in Oakland Park


Oakland's city crew has been busy moving dirt in the park in preparation for the new bathroom building that will be built in the near future. The Friends of Oakland Foundation contributed $20,000 to the construction of the building and there is also $30,000 in the city's budget going towards the building. This will be a great addition to the park, providing a large bathroom/shower facility for the public, and especially for those camping in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland’s city crew has been busy moving dirt in the park in preparation for the new bathroom building that will be built in the near future. The Friends of Oakland Foundation contributed $20,000 to the construction of the building and there is also $30,000 in the city’s budget going towards the building. This will be a great addition to the park, providing a large bathroom/shower facility for the public, and especially for those camping in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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City of Oakland Accepting Applications for Utilities Superintendent


The City of Oakland is accepting applications for a full-time Utilities Superintendent position to oversee the water and wastewater treatment plants. Successful applicant must possess or have ability to obtain a grade 3 water operator license from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and a grade 2 wastewater operator license from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality within 6 months of hire.
Primary duties include operating, maintaining and repairing of the City water treatment plant, storage reservoirs and distribution system, (including water meters) and operating, maintaining and repairing of the City’s wastewater treatment plant, life stations and collection system. Additional duties include but are not limited to sampling, testing and reporting as required by law, and supervision of all employees within the utilities department. Additional requirements necessary for the position are strong mathematic and biology skills, the ability to lift 100 pounds from ground to waist on occasion, and experience working on aerial lift equipment to heights of 60 feet. Experience with equipment such as front end loaders, backhoes, skid steer loaders, and dump trucks are all preferred. Wage is commensurate with experience and is subject to a specific probationary period.
The successful applicant will receive a benefits package to include employee and family health insurance, retirement plan, sick, vacation and holiday pay. Requirements include graduation from high school or equivalent and a valid Nebraska driver’s license. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and must pass a drug test. Please submit a resume and application to the City of Oakland, 401 N Oakland Ave, Oakland NE 68045. Applications can be obtained by contacting the City of Oakland at 402-685-5822 or by emailing oakland@skyww.com. Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk until the position is filled. The City of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and the position is subject to a veteran’s preference.

Oakland to Flush Water Hydrants


The City of Oakland will be flushing water hydrants on Thursday and Friday June 11th and 12th 2015.
Please refrain from washing whites until water runs clear.

Oakland City Council Meeting Agenda


 

The Oakland City Council meets today. Please review the agenda below. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend!

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA

 

MEETING NOTICE:

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Oakland, Nebraska, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Municipal Building, 401 North Oakland Avenue in Oakland, Nebraska for the regular monthly meeting.

An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

 

I.                CALL TO ORDER

A.   Roll Call

B.   Establishment of a Quorum

C.   Reminder of Open Meeting Laws/Poster

D.   Approval of Minutes of March 27th,2015

E.    Treasurer’s Report: February

 

II.              SCHEDULED CITIZENS AND VISITORS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL

F.    Amy Guill- Special Liquor license request

G.   James Moseman- Endorsement for campaign for Presidential Youth Council.

H.   Tami Grover- Special Liquor License request

I.     Daniel Jones- Special Liquor License request

J.     Marilyn Tenney- Request to use Auditorium at no cost for Art Festival

K.   Alisa Uhing- Request to use Auditorium at no cost for Cancer Kickers.

L.    Julie Ogden- Industrial paving project

M. Bev Peterson

N.   Marilee Groth-Behalf of Oakland Police Department going to two officers

III.             OLD BUSINESS

O.   Consideration of Ordinance to change meeting time

P.    Dave Henke- Water & Sewer presentation

IV.             NEW BUSINESS

Q.   Recommendation and approval of a new member for the “Community Center Feasibility Study”

R.   Reactivation of seasonal personnel: Jim Toohey

S.

 

 

 

V.         COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT REPORTS

A.   Police Department Report – Dan Jacobs

 

 

 

VI.             INFORMATION ITEM

 

VII.            DISCUSSION

VIII.          EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

  1. APPROVAL OF OPERATIONS BILLS AND WARRANTS
  2. Approval by motion

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

City of Oakland Taking Applications for Pool Manager, assistant manager, lifeguards


The City of Oakland is taking applications for a pool manager, assistant manager(s), and lifeguards for the 2015 summer swimming season.
Managers must be 19 years old, and CPR, lifeguard and pool operator certified.
Lifeguards must be CPR and Lifeguard certified.
For an application, please contact the Oakland City Office at 401 N. Oakland Avenue, Oakland, NE 68045 or 402 685-5822 during normal business hours.
Application deadline for the managers’ positions is March 31,2015. EOE.

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Oakland City Council Meeting Notice


REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA

MEETING NOTICE:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Oakland, Nebraska, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Municipal Building, 401 North Oakland Avenue in Oakland, Nebraska for the regular monthly meeting.
An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

Oakland City Office Closed


The Oakland City Office will be closed today (Friday July 25) for staff training. Please drop any water payments in the outside drop box. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you!

Farewell Coffee for Oakland Police Officer Ed Hollander


Oakland Police Officer Ed Hollander has resigned from the Oakland Police Department. He is leaving the community to take a job in Alliance with the railroad. The City of Oakland is honoring his service to the Oakland Police Department with a farewell coffee Friday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m. at the Rosen Room in the Oakland City Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend to thank Ed for his service to Oakland and wish him well at his new job!

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