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July Newsletter: Total Solar Eclipse and more

Total Solar Eclipse
August 21 will bring a chance to witness the total solar eclipse from a viewpoint that is almost in the direct center of the eclipse path. People in Sutton will experience a totality duration of 2 minutes and 30 seconds starting around 12:59 p.m. The Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a community viewing event at the High School football field. The National Space Science and Technology Institute will also be bringing their MESO project to share with the school students during the eclipse. If you will be viewing the eclipse, please remember that eye safety is of the utmost importance!


June Newsletter: Sutton Aquatic Center, Can Care-A-Van, Dugout Days and more

Sutton Aquatic Center
Hours are Monday - Thursday 1p-5p and 6p-9p, Friday - Sunday 1p-5p and 6p-10p. Swimming Lessons will be June 9-23 and 26-30. Contact the pool for more information and to sign up.

Most needed items: Laundry Soap, Claning Supplies, Paper Products, Personal Hygiene Items, Diapers, Canned Soup, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Cereal, Pasta Sauce, Beans.

Dugout Days
june 22-June 26


May Newsletter: Mowing Regulations, Board of Heath, Citywide Garage Sale and more

Mowing Regulations
Section 91.24 of the City of Sutton Municipal code requires that the owner of occupant of any lot or piece of ground within the City shall keep the lot or piece of ground and the adjoining right-of-way free of any growth of 12” or more in height of weeds, grass, or vegetation.

Board of Health
The Board of Health (BOH) is responsible for enforcing state and local laws and ordinances regarding nuisances and sanitation of the City.

Citywide Garage Sale – June 17, 2017
Registration forms available on www.suttonchamber.org. Early bird rate is $10.


April Newsletter: Disribution Update, Clay County Health Dept, Dog License, Hearing Clinic and more

Distribution Update
On December 12th, 2016 the Sutton City Council accepted the Schmader Electric contract to perform some electrical line improvements in accordance with the Electrical Distribution System Improvements.

Clay County Health Department
The Clay County Health Dept. office and clinic are located in the old Clay Center School building along highway 14 in Clay Center. The office doors are on the east side to the rear of the building.

Dog License
It is time once again to license your dogs.

Hearing Clinic
Misti Chmiel, a Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and owner of AT HOME HEARING in Grand Island, offers a monthly satellite clinic for hearing at the Sutton Community Center on the 4th Frdiay of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


March Newsletter: ACH Payments, Bread Box, and more

ACH Payments for Utilities
In order to streamline our payment process, we offer two options for ACH payments. Read March’s newsletter to learn more.

The Bread Box
In 2009, a group of Sutton citizens realized there was need for a food pantry. After several meetings, the Bread Box came to be. Reach March’s newsletter to learn more.


February Newsletter: Sutton Cemetery, Clay County Senior Services and more

CEMETERY: The new cemetery rules and regulations have been passed by the Sutton city council along with the cemetery board. Please see the enclosed sheet for the full list of rules and regulations.

SENIOR SERVICES: Clay County Senior Services are available to persons 60 years of age and older and/or their spouse. There are many services available to seniors.


January Newsletter: Sutton Foot Clinic, ATV's and more

FOOT CLINIC: The Clay County Health Department sponsors a Foot Clinic in Sutton the 4th Thursday of each month. The clinic is open to all seniors and is operated on a first come, first served basis. There is a $10 fee to help cover the cost of supplies. During the clinic, the fee are soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes, an assessment is done, nails are trimmed and filed, and lotion is applied to the feed.

ATV's: In order to drive an ATV/Utility Vehicle on the streets of Sutton you hae to have a license that can be renewed yearly at City Hall for $10


December Newsletter: Weather Emergencies - Power Outages

In situations when lengthy (longer than 12 hours) electrical outages occur, most likely severe weather (wind, torndo, ice or now storms) is the culprit. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

The Beginning of November

It seems like each month there is a moment where I look at the calendar and, with a start, realize that the end of the month is just around the corner and it is time to start writing the notes for the coming month. I admit that I am writing this month’s notes on the first day of the month, which should tell you that the moment of realization that the end of the month was around the corner never did strike. Looking forward into the coming month, I am filled with anticipation- November is a month of thanksgiving and family. As each year passes, I find that I look more forward to November and the pending holidays than the year prior.

The beginning of November is when the compost dump returns to winter hours. The dump will only be open Saturdays from 9-5, but as always, keys can be checked out at City Hall on a first come, first served basis. November marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, so remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night. November 7th will be the deadline for filling out the Downtown Revitalization Survey. Election Day is November 8th. The local polling place is the Community Center. November 11th is when we observe Veterans Day. We here at City Hall would like to thank all the Veterans in our community. November 24th brings Thanksgiving. City Hall will be closed on November 24th and 25th. We would like to wish everyone a Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and happiness. May your plate and your joy both be overflowing.

A 'Boo'tiful October

Each month as I sit to pen the notes for the next month, I find myself marveling about how quickly the current month has gone- to the point that some months I am trying to get my notes written in the span of the last day of the month. It is amazing how each month seems to go by a bit quicker than the month before. October is a month of changes- harvest gets into full swing as fields are transformed from full of crops to barren flatlands, the leaves start to turn and fall, and the temperature starts to cool down.

We have yoga in the Community Center every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30. The foot clinic will be at the Community Center on October 27th from 9 to 11 am. Our newest monthly clinic is our hearing clinic which meets the 4th Friday of every month (this month will be October 23rd) from 10 am to noon.

Good Samaritan Village will be hosting a Bingo and Pie Social at the Community Center October 12th starting at 1 pm and wrapping up at 3 pm. This event is free for anyone aged 55 and over. They will be offering a variety of pies, punch, coffee, bingo, prizes and two door prizes to be raffled off.

The Sutton Fire Auxiliary will be holding their annual Hunters Breakfast and Soup Lunch starting bright and early at 6 am on October 29th, and wrapping up at 1:30 pm. In conjunction with the meal, the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department will be raffling off three guns the same day. Tickets for the gun raffle are being sold now- $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Contact Tracey at (402) 762-5147 or City Hall at (402) 773-4225 for tickets.

As anyone with kids knows, October 31st is Halloween. While this can be a fun holiday of thrilling tricks and spooky treats, we also know that it is a holiday where we must be mindful of safety. Some safety tips to remember include:

  1. Cross the street at corners using crosswalks. Be sure to look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  2. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  3. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  4. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  5. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  6. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  7. Drivers should slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  8. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  9. When kids return after trick-or-treating, they should go through their candy with an adult. Any candy not wrapped should be disposed of.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Just a Breath Away From Autumn

It seems like this year is truly passing by in the blink of an eye. Each month seems to fly by a bit faster, each day zipping by in a heartbeat. It seems like just a day or two ago I was writing the notes for August, and I had to remind myself that September will be here in less than a week. September heralds the last few days of the pool being open, with the final open day being Monday, September 5th. Pool hours are tentatively scheduled as being 4:30-7:30 on Thursday the 1st, Closed Friday the 2nd, 1-5 and 6-10 Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, and 1-5 and 6-7:30 on Monday the 5th. These times are always subject to change, as weather and staff availability dictates.

Labor Day will be observed Monday, September 5th, and as such, City Hall will be closed. We at City Hall would like to wish everyone a restful Labor Day.

City Council will be having their regular meeting Monday, September 12th at 8 pm. The public is always welcomed to attend.

The official start of fall will be September 22- bring on the cooler weather and changing leaves.

Have a wonderful September!