CITY NEWS


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5.13.2024 Update on Current Projects

Locust Street: Western Engineering was scheduled to start today, however, the rain is pushing them back a day. You will notice several road closed signs on the side streets, streets will remain open to local traffic and will close when work is being done at that intersection. There will be a detour marked and the contractor would prefer for everyone to use the detour, even though 2 lanes of traffic on Locust should remain open. They will begin this project by doing some patchwork, after that is done they will grind and overlay the road.

Red Bud Ave: Work is scheduled to begin next week, May 13, 2024. More information will be released later today or tomorrow.

Overlay Project: Omni Engineering finished all of the asphalt overlay last week (way ahead of schedule). They will be back to stripe some parking stalls on the north side of the square and will be working on adjusting some water valves – there will be some temporary road closures while they are on site. This project should be wrapped up this week.

Fairview Creek Bank Stabilization: Kerns Excavating will be working on replacing the main water line that was damaged. Once that is done they will be finishing the bank stabilization and repairing sidewalks on the north and south side.

Aquatic Center: The pool has been filled and Public Works is checking on a couple of areas of concern. They did get the large splash bucket replaced and it is working. When they turned on the pumps last week three tee fittings cracked, the parts have been ordered and should be arriving today or tomorrow. Council will set an opening date at their meeting tomorrow night. We will update our Facebook page & Website on Wednesday with information on opening date, pool passes, and everything else pool related.

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FEMA funding is available to Iowa homeowners and renters in Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby and Union counties who suffered uninsured damage and losses caused by tornadoes and storms that struck the state April 26-27.

Here’s how to apply for FEMA assistance:

Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
Call FEMA directly at 800-621-FEMA (3362)
Download and use the FEMA app
Anyone using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, can give FEMA the number for that service. For an accessible video on three ways to apply for FEMA assistance, visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7wzRjByhI 

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MAPA and Mills County Emergency Management are requesting that you take a few moments to complete this online survey that is part of the Mills County multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan update. This survey is intended to capture information from county/local officials and citizens. (Please try and get this filled out by 4/26 if possible).
 
Also, MAPA is requesting that you please hold the late afternoon/early evening of Wednesday, May 15 on your calendars for a public meeting on the plan and hazard mitigation activities (please see my earlier email below). A meeting agenda with a specific meeting time and location will be distributed a few weeks prior to the 15th. The meeting will include a presentation on the survey results and discussion of achievable mitigation projects that can potentially be financed with FEMA grant funds. It is very important for every community and jurisdiction of the county to participate so that all of Mills County is equally covered and eligible to pursue mitigation grant opportunities.

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City of Glenwood is Accepting Sealed Bids for a 2-Year Rec Field Maintenance Plan – More Information HERE.

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FY25 Proposed Property Tax Levy Information can be found here —->  Tax Levy Information

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Notice of intent to sell a surplus of City owned property.

The City of Glenwood will be accepting sealed bids for chairs at City Hall, 5 N. Vine St. until April 8th at 4:00 pm. Bids will be opened April 9th at 6:00 pm at the Glenwood City Council meeting.

There are 52 oak and red upholstered stackable chairs and there are 13 gray striped computer wheeled chairs available for bid. They are all in fair to good used condition. To see in person, you can contact City Hall at (712) 527-4717 

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We are Hiring! Please click here to see open positions. 

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**City Hall is back open as of 11:00 a.m.** City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, March 13th until about 11:30 a.m. to allow our staff to attend an off-site meeting. We will reopen as soon as we are able. We will update this page when we have opened. You can leave us a message on our voicemail at 712-527-4717 and we will call you back as soon as we are able. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. 

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Please see the linked press release below regarding the burn ban for Mills County that begins Monday, February 26, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
Press Release – Mills County Implements Open Burn Ban 2-26-24

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**Update – Sharp Street has been reopened** February 15, 2024 – Please note Sharp Street East from Vine to Linn Street will remain closed for the time being due to the fire at Best Finish Auto. There are hazardous materials in and around the building. DNR has been contacted and will be on scene later this morning. We will update our page once the street has been reopened. 

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City Council appointed Michael Lines to serve the remainder of the vacant at-large council term which ends on December 31, 2025 during the February 13, 2024 regular city council meeting. 

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The City of Glenwood, Iowa and the Chamber are pleased to announce their partnership with Droppett, an innovative container redemption program, whose facility will be open at the Vine St. ballfields on/around March 1. The container is expected to be delivered within the next 10 days, then it will require a few days of testing. We will post again once it’s fully operating & ready for your cans & bottles.
 
In the meantime, please go to https://droppett.com to register for your free account and watch the “how it works” video, then let us know if you have any questions.
 
Container design, depicting the Loess Hills & its native flowers by Emily McQueen Art of Fine Arts on Fifth.
 
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The Office of Levee Safety has asked us to post information regarding the upcoming Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management/Office of Levee Safety’s Town Hall Meeting at the Pottawattamie County EOC on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. See the linked flyer below for more information.  They can be reached via phone: 515-681-3047 or email: officeofleveesafety@iowa.gov

Levee Safety Town Hall Flyer – Council Bluffs

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GLENWOOD PLANNING & ZONING BOARD 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

You and each of you are hereby notified that there is a public hearing scheduled for the purpose of hearing from proponents and opponents regarding the preliminary plat for Oak Ridge Park, Phase II located within the city limits of Glenwood. 

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall – 5 N. Vine St. This is the date, time, and place at which all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. 

At the meeting, the Board will receive oral and written objections from any resident or property owner of the City.  Thereafter, the Planning & Zoning Board may, at the meeting or at an adjournment thereof, take additional action on the proposed preliminary plat for the Oak Ridge Park, Phase II subdivision located within the city limits of Glenwood. 

To participate in this meeting, you may submit your written comments or attend the meeting. Please contact Fire Chief Matt Gray at 712-527-4717 or MGray@glenwoodfire.us with any questions you may have regarding the proposed subdivision.

Notice of Public Hearing – Oak Ridge Park II – P&Z

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2024 RAGBRAI will start in Glenwood! As we have more information we will update our website and Facebook. 

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Notice of Intent to fill At-Large Council Seat Vacancy by Appointment

To the Electors of the City of Glenwood, Iowa:

You are hereby notified that the City Council of the City of Glenwood, Iowa, has a vacancy of the At-Large Council seat. The council seat expires December 31, 2025, and is vacant as of January 10, 2024, pursuant to Section 69.2, Code of Iowa.

You are further notified that pursuant to section 372.13(2) of the Code of Iowa, the Council has elected to fill this vacancy by appointment, but the electors of the City have the right to file a petition requiring that the vacancy be filled by a special election. Petition must be filed within fourteen (14) days of this notice or the appointment whichever is later.

The appointment shall be for the period until the next pending election, as defined in Section 69.12, Code of Iowa.

The Council will make the appointment to fill the vacancy at the regularly scheduled council meeting on February 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Glenwood City Hall. The appointment will become effective immediately and will expire December 31, 2025.

Eligible electors of the City of Glenwood, Iowa, wanting to be considered for appointment should submit a request in writing or by email to the city clerk’s office by 12:00 p.m. February 2, 2024. Requests can be mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall, 5 N. Vine St, Glenwood, IA or submitted via email to cityclerk@cityofglenwood.org.

Specific election questions can be directed to Katie Dodge, Election Assistant for Mills County – 712-527-3146 or kdodge@millscountyiowa.gov. 

Appointment of Council Seat Announcement

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**Sidewalk Reminder**

Please remember to clear your sidewalks within 48 hours of the end of a snow or ice event.  Property owners are responsible for clearing their sidewalks, if not done within 48 hours of a snow or ice event, the city may clear the sidewalk and invoice the property owner for the expense. Please see our sidewalk code – Chapter 136 – Sidewalk Regulations. 

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CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

At the January 9, 2024 At-Large Council Member Holly Jackson announced her resignation from Council effective January 10, 2024. Council voted to fill this vacancy by appointment. The Council plans to make this appointment at their regularly scheduled meeting on February 13, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. – official public notice will appear in the January 24, 2024 Opinion Tribune and posted on this website on the same date. 

Eligible electors of the City of Glenwood, IA wanting to be considered for appointment should submit a request in writing or by email to the City Clerk’s office by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.  City Council plans to hold interviews the week of February 5, 2024, candidates will be contacted directly to set up interviews.  Requests can be mailed or hand delivered to City Hall – 5 N. Vine St, Glenwood, IA or via email: cityclerk@cityofglenwood.org.  

*Candidate Qualifications

A candidate must be an eligible elector in the city and city ward (if any) at the time of filling of nomination papers and at the time of the election. 

An eligible elector meets all the requirements to register to vote but does not have to be registered to vote. An eligible elector must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Iowa
  • At least 18 years old

An eligible elector may not:

  • Be a convicted felon (unless voting rights have been restored by the president or governor, including via Executive Order)
  • Be currently judged incompetent to vote by a court
  • Claim the right to vote in any other place. 

*Taken from the Secretary of State’s Candidate’s Guide to the Regular City Election, page 1. 

At-Large Council Seats can be filled by anyone who resides anywhere within Glenwood  City limits. 

 Iowa Code – City Council   Glenwood City Council Chapter 17

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SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED! The snow emergency has been extended until Saturday, January 13, 2024 at noon. Please do not park any vehicles on the street until the snow emergency has been lifted!

Public Works employees have been out since 3:00 a.m. this morning, they will be going home for a few hours to rest and get warm, they will resume plowing Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m. 

The City appreciates all the hard work they have put in this week, along with our Police, Fire & EMS, Cemetery and Park personnel. Thank you to all our city employees who have been out in this weather! 

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SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED! The snow emergency has been extended until Saturday, January 13, 2024 at noon. Please do not park any vehicles on the street until the snow emergency has been lifted!

Public Works employees have been out since 3:00 a.m. this morning, they will be going home for a few hours to rest and get warm, they will resume plowing Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m. 

The City appreciates all the hard work they have put in this week, along with our Police, Fire & EMS, Cemetery and Park personnel. Thank you to all our city employees who have been out in this weather! 

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