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Congratulations to Julie on serving the City of Syracuse for 20 years. We appreciate everything you do!

Reminder: Starting on March 1st, 2021; the monthly service charge for water will be increasing. This is the third step (increase) to the three-step water rate increase approved by City Council on February 13, 2019. The increase varies by meter and line size at your property. The service charge with change as follows:

  • ¾” to 1” Size – $34.60 (Most residential houses have a ¾ to 1-inch meter size)
  • 1.5” Size – $123.50
  • 2” Size – $216.50
  • 3” Size – $463.50
  • 4” Size – $864.50
  • Rural 1” Size – $69.20

If you have questions regarding the rate change, please contact City Hall at 402-269-2173.

Note: this rate change will be effective with the bills that are due April 15, 2021

If you would like information on how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, please see the information below from the Otoe County Emergency Management Agency. 

The website is  It contains information on the following:

 1) Vaccination Registration Portal 

2) Informational and Downloadable Materials such as the Myths and Facts Info Sheet and Finish Strong Campaign posters

3) Public Service Announcements (PSA)


The State of Nebraska is now accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Visit the following link for more information:

Contact the agencies below if you are needing utility financial help
DHHS LIHEAP Program: 402-471-3121
Community Action Agencies: 402-471-3714
Salvation Army: 402-898-5900
American Red Cross-Midwest: 402-343-7755
Catholic Social Services: 800-981-8242
Local churches
THIRD PARTY NOTICE. Third party notice is available to all utility customers. Upon request, the City will send a copy of any notice of utility service discontinuance to the person (third party) authorized. This service benefits the disabled, handicapped or elderly, since notice will ensure a third party is aware of possible discontinuance of utility service.




Increased Train Traffic Through Lancaster & Otoe County

Beginning January 1, 2021, BNSF Railway will begin operating trains on the tracks that run along Highway 2 from Lincoln through Bennet, Palmyra, Unadilla, Syracuse and Dunbar to Nebraska City. On average, you can expect to see two trains a day on these tracks. With rail service resuming, it is critical to remember trains can run at any time and in any direction. Nebraska Operation Lifesaver, a group dedicated to promoting rail safety and preventing grade crossing accidents, offers the following tips to ensure safety near the tracks:

  • Always expect a train; freight trains do not follow published schedules
  • A typical freight train can take more than a mile to stop
  • The train you see is likely closer and faster moving than you think
  • The only safe place to cross the tracks is at a designated crossing
  • Being on railroad tracks and property is not only dangerous – it is illegal

Please visit for more information about rail safety. For information about trains operating through Syracuse, please contact BNSF Public Affairs Director Jeff Davis at

The City of Syracuse has partnered with Spiral Communications to make fiber internet available to all residents in the City of Syracuse throughout the next year. Please visit their website at for a list of services and a map of their service route. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Spiral Communications at 402-713-0063. The City of Syracuse is pleased that Spiral Communications will be providing this service to our residents.

Syracuse City Calendar

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Parks & Recreation

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History Of Syracuse

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