Village Offices

Elected Board Officials

The Village is run by an elected chairman and four board members. The chairman and each board member are elected to serve four-year terms. Current board members are:

  • Lisa Kohout, Chairman
  • Mike Gates
  • Rich Douglass
  • Tim Young
  • Doug Amen

Village Clerk

  • Lori Hogan     Office Phone: (402) 798-7395
  • The clerk's office is located in the fire hall at 1st Street & Sherman Ave. Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Village Attorney

  • Andy Carothers

Village Engineers

  • Olson & Associates

Village Maintenance

  • Adam German - Cell phone (402) 430-8177


  • Village Board Meeting, Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm., Fire Hall


Forms are available from the clerk for building and sign permits. Permits also required one mile extra territorial zoning jurisdiction.


Electric:Norris Public Power (402) 423-3855 or
(402) 223-4038 or
Water/Sewer/Garbage:Paid on Norris Public Power bill
Gas: Black Hills Energy 1-888-890-5554
Telephone: Windstream 1-800-347-1991

Satellite TV

  • DISH and DIRECTV are available

Garbage Pickup

  • Household pickups are curb side every Friday morning. Must be household trash only.

Dump Site

  • For residents only. Only wood, grass and leaves. No metal or paper. 24 hour access.


  • A recycling trailer is in the parking lot of the Community Center. 24 hour access.

Community Center Rental

Call the clerk's office to reserve your event.

  • Gymnasium: Individuals with a 798 prefix or 68331 zip code: $75.00 for 4 hours or less, $100.00 for more than 4 hours
    Individuals living within a 15 mile radius: $200.00
    Individuals living outside a 15 mile radius: $500.00
    Team practices: $25.00
  • Storm Shelter: $75.00 for 4 hours or less, $100.00 for more than 4 hours
  • Southwest Room: $50.00 for 4 hours or less, $75.00 for more than 4 hours
  • Kitchen: $25.00 combined with other room rental; $75.00 for 4 hours or less, $100.00 for more than 4 hours
  • Damage Deposit: A $250.00 deposit is required upon rental and is fully refundable if there is no damage and left in the condition it was found at the time of rental.

Voter Registration

  • Temporary poll booths are set up at the Community Center for residents at election time.


  • All real estate and property taxes are collected by the Gage County Treasurer's office which is located in the County Courthouse at 612 Grant Street in Beatrice. (402) 223-1316. Vehicle registrations and driver's licensing also located in the Courthouse.
    Cortland's sales tax is 1%.

Emergency Services

  • Call 9-1-1 in emergency situations. Cortland Fire and Rescue responds.