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Welcome to the City of Osceola, Nebraska!

Town Meeting Minutes
2011 2010

City Utilities
747-3411

The City of Osceola operates the WATER, SEWER AND TRASH COMPACTOR facilities.  Currently, we bill monthly. The requirement is that these services are paid in advance.  Monthly costs are: A base fee for  Water $26.00, and $2.20 per 1,000 gallons, Sewer $23.00 and Compactor $18.63/rural and $10.83/city.  A $150.00 deposit is required on all rental properties.  A permit is required to use the compactor which is provided at the City Clerk’s office.  This is simply to verify to the compactor operator that you have contacted the City Clerk and that those who are not on our billing list are not allowed to use the compactor without paying for the service. 
Payment options include:

  1. mail
  2. hand delivery
  3. ACH
  4. credit card (via online only)
  5. drop box

Pet Owners

All dogs and cats are required to be licensed with the City even if they are house pets.  The fee is $11.25.  The licenses are for one year and expire on April 30th.  Proof of current rabies vaccinations is required when purchasing licenses.

Compactor
747-4881

Hours Open:  Monday & Wednesday, noon - 6:00 pm
                       Saturday, 9:00 - 3:00 pm

Your monthly fee is for everyday household garbage. An extra fee is charged for items such as appliances, carpeting, or anything that is not everyday garbage.

Used oil is accepted at the compactor, which must be placed in the special container.  The compactor operator can show you where to dump it.  No Freon.

The recycling trailer is located at the compactor for your convenience. There is no extra charge for use of the recycling trailer. Please keep items in either a paper or plastic bag so unloading is easier. You may place the following items in the trailer:

  • Carboard:  Please break down boxes to utilize the space most effectively.
  • Plastics:  Number 2 colored and number one clear.
  • Paper:  Office paper, junk mail, envelopes, etc.  It does not need to be shredded.
  • Aluminum Cans:  Please rinse out and smash
  • Tin Cans:  Please rinse out, remove the labels and smash when possible.

Other Utilities

Electricity
Polk County Rural Public Power District in Stromsburg 764-4381

Cable TV
Eagle Communications 1-877-615-2453 Tech Support 1-877-625-9901

Natural Gas
Black Hills Energy 1-888-890-5554

Wireless High Speed Internet
Rise Broadband 1-844-411-7473

Phone
Windstream 402-362-5811 or 1-800-501-1754

Ball Park

The City has a ballpark located south of town.  Contact Doug Burritt at 402-366-8699. If you have a child interested in participating on one of the teams, please contact April Neujahr at 402-910-5040 or neujahr@windstream.net.  The annual fee is $25.00.

City Council

The City Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the City office.  The Mayor is Charles Kucera and the Councilmen are:  Charles Hayes, Don Graff, Tim Althouse, and Don Sterup

Library

The library is located at 131 N. Main just north of the auditorium or 1 ½ blocks south of the post office.  It is open Monday and Fridays from 12:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  A computer lab is available for your use. 402-747-4301

Churches

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church - 402-747-5411
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church - 402-747-3491
  • United Methodist Church - 402-747-2671
  • St. Marys Pilzno Catholic Church - 402-747-3492

Schools

The elementary and middle/high schools are located in the southeast part of town on Kimmel Street. Contact Osceola High School at 402-747-3132 or Jeffrey Elementary School at 402-747-2091.  The Polk County Christian School is located just south of John Deere off Highway 81. Email them at polkcccs@windstream.net

Emergency Services

Annie Jeffrey Hospital is located on the south edge of town on Beebe Street. 402-747-2031

The Polk County Sheriff's Department dispatches all ambulance, fire and police calls for the County.  Dial 911 for emergencies or 747-2231 for non-emergencies.

The Fire Department is all volunteers.  Toby Watts is the fire chief.

Ambulance Service is provided by the City and staffed by volunteers. 

The Polk County Health Department is located on the west side of the town square on State Street.

Professional Services

  • Brian Beckner Attorney and Tri-County Title
  • Dr. Brian Dickey, DDS
  • Gabriel, Burger & Else, CPA, PC
  • Good Samaritan Nursing Home
  • Mills & Reiter Attorney
  • Osceola Veterinary Clinic
  • Pat Tindall C.P.A.
  • Ron Colling Attorney, Abstract and Title Company

Other Services

  • Annie Jeffrey Wellness Center
  • Augie’s Auto Body
  • Blue Valley Community Action
  • CJT Electric
  • Darin Sterup Insurance
  • Don’s Welding and Repair
  • Eikenhorst Agri Sales
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Charles Hays Construction
  • Hofbauer Electric
  • Jerry Miller Construction
  • Kent Johansen Repair
  • Klein Agri Sales
  • Kuhnel Construction
  • Lees Realty
  • Masonry Restoration Co. of NE
  • Osceola Tire & Service
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • The Pinnacle Agency
  • Polk & Butler Co. Insurance
  • Polk County News
  • Urban Enterprises

Restaurants

  • Ryan Hill Country Club
  • Terry's Drive In
  • White Eagle Restaurant and Tavern

Entertainment

  • American Legion Club
  • Ryan Hill Country Club
  • Polk County Fair in Osceola in July
  • Heritage Days in Shelby in August
  • Swedish Festival in Stromsburg in June

Local Shopping

  • Annie Jeffrey Volunteers Thrift Shop
  • B. Marie's (Floral & Gifts)
  • Casey’s
  • Gary’s Plumbing and Heating
  • Heads or Nails Salon
  • Husker Antiques & Curios
  • Osceola Food Mart
  • Osceola Implement
  • Plains Power and Equipment
  • Tonniges Chevrolet
  • Tooley's

Swimming Pool

The pool opens on approximately June 1st each year and closes in early to mid August depending upon high school and college schedules.  The pool is located along Highway 81/92 in the City Park.  Season passes may be purchased or if you prefer, you may pay a daily admission.  Swimming lessons are provided each year for a nominal fee or you may make arrangements with a lifeguard to have private lessons.  Children taking swimming lessons will need to pay the daily admission or have purchased a season pass (family or child).  Water aerobics are offered during the summer.  The fee is the daily admission or a season pass. 402-747-8979

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