SYRACUSE - Mayor Dettmer read a declaration during May's city council meeting  to  the members of the Syracuse Rescue squad declaring May 19th- 25th as EMS week.

Several members attended the declaration signing, Hilary Wiebusch a member of the Syracuse Rescue squad state that only half of the squad were present, the other half were out on calls.

There will be a celebration  for EMS week in Williams Park May 18th, Kona Ice will be present  for the event, there will also be food , inflatables, games and. activities  for all ages , from 10-2 p.m.

This time next month the new water system should be up and running for the residents of Syracuse. Jeff Vogt , Utilities Superintendent reported to the Mayor and city council  at May's  city council meeting, that with a few minor details to finish, we should be up and running.



Construction on the new Pickleball and basketball courts at Williams Park have begun construction. City officials are asking users of that area to be cautious while the work is being done.

Todd Blume of BMG certified public accounts reported to the mayor and council that sales tax receipts are up 10 percent. That street expenses has gone up considerably and recommended the city look into bonding out some of that expense.

Zach Woods was granted  a  street closure  on 5th Street between Midland and Mohawk streets .for August 10th, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., a Mat Club youth wrestling event will be taking place.

Mike Rudolph of the Syracuse Fair Board asked for a street closure July 25, 26, 27, 28, between the Kimmel building and the O.K. Pavilion building this year. "Looking to keep everyone crossing the street in that area safe. "   Rudolph added the street closures for the Otoe County fair parade on July 27th

There were 41 Letters sent  out to delinquent Syracuse Utility consumers in the month of April, as of May 14th there were 11 total customers remaining delinquent. in the amount of $2,709.

After presenting an application for a conditional use permit to the planning commission and the city council,  Donn Schroeder was granted a permit to build a 793 sq ft addition to his home located at 800 Parker Dr. 


Progress on Syracuse City hall continues to move forward.  The awning was removed, new windows were placed and the brick will see a coat of paint.



Park Hill cemetery in Syracuse has seen some improvements.  Trees have been removed from the south side and replaced with fencing.