Winter is here and our guys have the equipment ready for snow.

The Holidays flew past and the festivities were a success. Thanks to all who helped, participated and showed your support.

We are now back on a normal schedule for garbage and recycling.

As snow will eventually arrive we want to remind everyone about the parking during a snow emergency. Per City Code 3-3-32 “No person shall park, abandon, or leave any vehicle on any pubic street, alley, or City-owned off- street parking area during a snow emergency proclaimed by the Mayor unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley , parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.  A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from is proclamation through the duration of the snow or ice storm and forty-eight hour period after cessation of the storm except as above provided upon streets which have been fully opened.”

The ban shall be of uniform application and the Chief of Police and Law Enforcement office is directed to publicize the requirements widely, using all available news media, in early November each year.  When predictions or occurrences indicate the need, the Mayor shall proclaim a snow emergency and the Police Chief or Law Enforcement Officer shall inform the news media to publicize the proclamation and the parking rules under the emergency.  Such emergency may be extended or shortened when conditions warrant.  Code of Iowa , Sec. 321.236

3-3-28 Stopping ,standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.

“No Person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or Law Enforcement Officer or traffic-control device in any of the following places: Marion Street from Stuart Street to Shuffleton Street, Washington Street from Stuart Street to Shuffleton Street, Main Street from Elm Street to Spring Street, Jefferson Street from Elm Street to Spring Street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday of each week for purpose of cleaning the streets, and at any time in which snow accumulated to a depth of two inches (2″) or more.”

We hope to continue the mild winter as we count down the days until spring.



Douglas L. Glandon