Emmet, Nebraska

Municipal Services

Type of Government..... Village Board  
Comprehensive City Plan..... No
City Manager..... No  
City Engineer..... No  
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No  
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes  
Garbage Service Provider..... Private  
Public Library in City..... No  
Percent of Streets Paved..... 96 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 39
  Inside City   Outside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 5   8-9

Emmet is 8 miles from O'Neill, the county seat of Holt County. The O'Neill Public Library in O'Neill contains 37,574 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 101,919. The library is part of the Nebraska Interlibrary Book Loan Program. Books and records for the blind are provided and six computers are available to library patrons. Story hour is held during the summer months and other special times during the year. The Atkinson Public Library, 10 miles away, contains 45,800 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 32,113. The library resources include 16 wireless network computers, green wireless Internet access/WiFi, online database, online circulation, die cut machine/dies, continuing education meeting room, LCN projector and screen, overhead projector, scanner, fax machine, interlibrary loan services, wireless color/gray scale printer, wireless copy machine, microfilm reader/printer, and big screen TV/DVD. Library activities include author book signings, book talks, humanities programs, summer story time, computer classes, sewing and quilting classes, book packet delivery to nine local daycares, school visits, National Library Week, Bub Blake Memorial Photo Show, Friends of the Library Art Show, annual fun run, annual holiday silent auction, biannual garden walk, and dinner theatre.

Emmet has approximately 2.5 miles of streets; 2 miles are hard-surfaced with black top. Twenty percent of the streets have sidewalks. Street maintenance includes grading, oiling streets, and mowing the edges. Fire protection for Emmet is provided by the Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department with 23 EMT certified and 5 certified paramedics. The department has up-to-date equipment including 3 ambulances. Contemplated changes in the department include updating equipment in order to accommodate the addition of industrial and residential areas.