City Hall will be closed 9.22.2023 at 12:30. We will be open normal business hours Monday 9.25.2023 7:30a-4:00p. We are sorry about any inconvenience this has created. 

REMINDER: Nomination Petition forms and the Affidavit of Candidacy form is due by September 21, 2023 at 5:00pm at City Hall. THERE WILL BE NO ACCEPTIONS AFTER THAT TIME!!



Please see attached for 6th Street closures during reconstruction.  Beginning September 18, 2023 6th St will be closed to through traffic from Elm to the 1200-Block.
Public Works employees will continue trimming trees around the square starting today, Tuesday, August 29 until Thursday, August 31, 2023. There will be temporary closures of parking spots and lane closures as they make their way around the square.
NOTICE – No Parking beginning Thursday night August 17 through Friday afternoon August 18, 2023 – NO Parking on the Square, which includes Sharp St from Locust St to Vine St, Walnut St from 2nd to Coolidge St, Vine St from Coolidge St to 2nd St, and 1st St from Locust St to Chestnut St.
Public Works employees will be repainting the parking lines beginning at 2:00 a.m. on Friday August 18. All cars must be removed from the square, if not they will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. A rain date is scheduled for Friday, August 25.

Cultivate Community is Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Glenwood Police Department hosts this annual event with help from many community partners. We hope everyone has a chance to come out and enjoy the games, entertainment (including a dunk tank), demonstrations and community!

Please be aware of street closures around the square. Portions of Walnut, First & Sharp will be closed before, during and after the event. 2023 Cultivate Community Map
The Farmer’s Market will be held as usual and will begin at 4:00 p.m.


FY24 Notice of Public Hearing for Budget Amendment – City Hall – August 22, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.

Budget Amendment Public Hearing Notice
Copy of the Budget Amendment can be picked up at City Hall – 5 N. Vine, Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



The City Council of the City of Glenwood will hold a Public Hearing regarding the proposed City of Glenwood 2023 Comprehensive Plan, on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. at the City Hall.

Copies of said comprehensive plan are available for public inspection with the City Clerk or download it here – Glenwood 2023 Comprehensive Plan

Oral comments will be heard at the time of the hearing, or written comments may be addressed to the City of Glenwood, 5 North Vine St, Glenwood, IA, 51534, prior to the hearing.

Further information may be obtained by calling Dani Briggs, Lead Planner, Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 712-243-4196.

From Southwest Iowa Planning Council‘s Facebook Page
The City of Glenwood, Iowa was just awarded $521,526 through a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization program. The City’s application was written by Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), which will also administer the project once underway. This grant will revitalize a total of 8 facades in the downtown area of Glenwood.
“The City of Glenwood is excited to partner with IEDA, SWIPCO, Curtis Architecture, and the property owners involved in the Downtown Revitalization project,” stated Amber Farnam, City Administrator for the City of Glenwood. “We know that this project will only enhance the charm and beauty already found in our historic downtown square.”
Downtown Revitalization Community Development Block Grants were started in Iowa in 2012 to help preserve and restore downtown buildings for economic development. Since 2012, SWIPCO has assisted with a total of seven Downtown Revitalization projects in the Southwest Iowa region. The CDBG grant will cover 50% of the project costs, the city covers 25% of the project costs, and the building owners cover the remaining 25%. This will be the city of Glenwood’s first Downtown Revitalization project.
“Glenwood has a downtown full of beautiful historic buildings that, like other downtowns, has seen some disinvestment,” stated SWIPCO Community Development Lead Planner Dani Briggs. “This project will work to reduce the blighted areas, highlight the historic architecture, and promote future investment in the downtown area.”
Construction is estimated to be started by April 2024 and should be completed by April 2025. The scope of work on this project includes tuckpointing, window and door replacement or rehab, painting, removing slip coverings, etc.
SWIPCO routinely provides grant writing and administration services to its member communities in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby Counties and has brought over $129 million in grants to the region in the last year alone.




New over 65 Homestead Exemption May 2023
Please see the above link for information on a homestead exemption tax for claimants 65 years of age or older. For more information, please call the Mills County Assessor’s Office at 712-527-4883 or go to  Applications are due July 1, 2023 to the Mills County Assessor’s Office.



Memorial Day Weekend Events:

Glenwood EMS Week Fundraiser & Open House – Saturday, May, 27 from 11:00 – 3:00 at Glenwood High School – 504 E. Sharp

Davies Amphitheater Season Opener – Billy McGuigan – Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m., gates open at 6:00 p.m.

2023 Iowa Arborist Association’s Iowa Tree Climbing Competition – Saturday, May 27 – Glenwood Lake Park

Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post 141 – Annual Memorial Day Program – Monday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. – Glenwood Cemetery


The Glenwood Police Department will be holding a bike auction on June 5th, inspection is at 9:00 a.m., auction begins at 9:30 a.m. at 60506 Kesterson St, Glenwood, IA. Bikes have been abandoned or gone unclaimed, all bikes will be sold in as-is condition. ID will be required for purchase, will accept check or cash, no holds or pre-sales. For more information please contact the Glenwood Police Department at 712-527-9920.


May 1, 2023 – The sidewalk on the North Side of Sharp & Walnut Street will be closed until repairs can be made on the adjacent building at 2 N. Walnut Street. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Current Peddler/Solicitor Permits Approved by the City of Glenwood. Permit is only valid for the representative listed:

Legacy Restoration, LLC
Christopher Penrod
Isaiah Wheeler
Nathan Matthews
Matthew Nissen
Dylan Lovell
Christopher Greco
Christian Hadley
Robert Nattress
Ameripro Roofing
Matthew Calkins
Pillar Roofing
Christian Johnson
Aaron Miller
Husker Window Solutions
Jason Kot
Josh Durham – EXPIRED 5.12.2023
Noble Exteriors
Ernie Barcanas
AGR Roofing & Construction
Alec Franks
Jordan Brown
ElJay Roofing
Alby Delgado
Call the non-emergency dispatch line at 712-527-4844, if you suspect someone is peddling/soliciting without a permit within the City of Glenwood.


City of Glenwood

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Glenwood City Council will conduct a public hearing concerning an application to the 2023 Community Development Block Grant—Downtown Revitalization Program.  The application is for funding assistance for improvements in the city’s downtown business district to rehabilitate the facades of 8 downtown buildings.  The city is applying for up to $650,000 CDBG grant and will provide a local match.  The application will be submitted on or before April 30, 2023.  The project completes a stated priority of the City of Glenwood and the state by eliminating slum and blight.  Public comment will be received at the meeting, or in writing up to the time of the meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Glenwood City Hall Sunday, April 30th at 2:00pm.  Should you have any questions prior to the meeting, please call Dani Briggs, Southwest Iowa Planning Council, at 712-243-4196.  Written comments will be received until the day of the meeting at City of Glenwood, 5 N Vine St Glenwood IA 51534. Amber Farnan City Administrator.

Click Here for the Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Notice for April 27, 2023. – Meeting has been cancelled!!



GRC Design Workshop Information

GRC Design Workshop will be held April 24 – 27, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. each night on the GRC Campus in the Meyers Building Gymnasium. Click the link above or the picture below for more information.  Hard copies of the press release will be available at City Hall, GMU, Glenwood Police Department and Glenwood Public Library.

For additional project information, visit the project website at or send questions to

Glenwood Resource Center is being reimagined into an asset for Glenwood community pride. Want to know more about the Glenwood Resource Center Redevelopment Project? Visit our webpage at:

to read project information and get your questions answered



The City’s Contractor, Carley Construction, is scheduled to begin construction along Coolidge Street between Locust Street & Walnut Street. The work includes removal of existing brick pavement, driveway connections, and offsite storm water. Work is expected to commence on Monday, March 27, 2023. 

More Info on our Construction Updates Page



You will see some increased activity on North Locust Street. The City was awarded a Surface Transportation Block Grant through the DOT, this grant is a 80/20 match grant. This project will include Locust Street from Sharp Street north to around North Hazel Street.  Work should be completed in FY2024. The work you are seeing now is the very first steps in getting ready to put this project out for bid. Construction Updates



Please click on the link below for an update on the Coolidge Street Project. The City has contacted street repairs and storm sewer installation on Coolidge Street from Locust Street to Walnut Street. As more information and definite timelines become available, we will post updates. Property owners will be notified with more information regarding definite timelines and disruptions to traffic.
Coolidge Street Repairs Update



The City of Glenwood is taking bids for the purchase of residential real estate located at 202 Townsend Street in Glenwood, Iowa.  The City of Glenwood is the legal titleholder of said real estate.  The winning bidder shall enter into a written agreement with the City of Glenwood to ensure that the residential structure is demolished and entirely removed within ninety (90) days of the closing of the real estate transaction. Said agreement shall also provide that the winning bidder shall erect a residential structure upon said real estate in conformity with all City of Glenwood building zoning rules and regulations and that said erection shall be substantially completed within twelve (12) months from the date of closing. Substantial completion shall be determined in the sole discretion of the City of Glenwood. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023 at City Hall 5 N. Vine Street. Bids will be awarded after a public hearing is held. The City reserves its right to reject any and all bids.  


City of Glenwood, Iowa is seeking a Campground Host at Glenwood Lake Park- FILLED

Campground Hosts are provided a campsite while they are actively hosting during the camping season, April 1 – Oct 31 (weather permitting) including weekends and holidays.

The Campground Host must provide their own camper, help maintain and oversee campground, and be a resource for other campers.

To apply for this position or ask any questions, please email

or call City Hall at (712) 527-4717 (Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm)

Resumes due by March 15, 2023



Press Release


For immediate release

Snow Emergency

Glenwood, Iowa (February 16th, 2023) – The Honorable Mayor Ron Kohn has proclaimed a snow emergency for the City of Glenwood, to be in effect from 12pm on Thursday the 16th day of February 2023.  With this proclamation no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street or City-owned parking lot, other than designated overnight parking areas.  The snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its proclamation until the snow ceases and the roads are plowed.


County-Wide Burn Ban Effective 2/6/2023

Press Release – Burn Ban 2.6.2023


Happy New Year 2023!

Firework Reminder WITHIN CITY LIMITS (Outside of City Limits, please call Mills County office)

First and Second-Class Fireworks (click link for Glenwood Code Book Definition of Firework Regulations ) only to be used on:

December 30th from 9am-10pm

December 31st from 9am-12:30am

January 1st from 9am-10pm

City Hall will be Closed January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen January 3, 2023 at 7:30am-4pm. We hope you have a safe New Year!


Glenwood City Hall will be CLOSED  December 22, 2022 – December 26, 2022 due to weather conditions, observation of Christmas Eve, and observation of Christmas Day. We will reopen December 27, 2022 at 7:30am.


Please be cautious for possible blizzard conditions late Wednesday December 21st, 2022 through Saturday December 24th, 2022. Whiteout conditions likely.

FLASH REPORT – 12.21.2022


The City of Glenwood will be participating in a SWOT Analysis as part of the budget process this year. Citizens are encouraged to attend and give their input.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at City Hall – 5 N. Vine Street.

For more information please contact


City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. Our office will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.


The City of Glenwood would like to thank Mills County Chamber of Commerce for gifting our office with a beautiful watercolor print of Glenwood. The Mills County Chamber commissioned art pieces for each town to place in their offices.


Burn Ban Effective 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27th, 2022. See below link for more information.

Press Release – Burn Ban 10.27.2022


Don’t Miss Hiley Park Fun Fest – Friday, October 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


The City is applying for a CDBG for Downtown Revitalization, the grant requires us to send out a survey regarding Community Development & Housing Needs. Forms can be picked up in person at the Glenwood City Hall, Glenwood Municipal Water Department or the Library, you can download a copy of the survey HERE and email it back to or drop it off at City Hall, or fill it our at this link –  Responses are due by October 10, 2022.

Thank you!


Click the link below for a list of benches that have been removed and are ready for pickup and for benches scheduled for removal. 
Park Benches Removed or Scheduled for Removal

Park Bench Letter

September 1, 2022

We acknowledge that the disposal of memorial benches from Glenwood Lake Park was insensitive to the family and friends who purchased memorial benches in honor of their loved ones. The Park Superintendent and the Park Department staff has sorted out the park benches that have been removed and made a list of names as well as a list of benches that are scheduled to be removed. Both lists will be put on our website, shared to Facebook & placed in the paper. Family and loved ones will be able to pick up the benches that have been removed, or just the memorial boards. They will be given the opportunity to purchase a replacement bench, if they so choose.

While we cannot undo what was done, we want to express our apologies to the families and friends who have been hurt due to the removal of their loved one’s benches without notice. Going forward a bench removal policy will be put in place, ensuring that this does not occur again.

Requests for picking up benches will be honored as first come, first serve basis. Please call Ron Mattox, Park Superintendent for pick-up of benches.

Best Regards,

Amber Farnan


Facebook: City of Glenwood

Paper: The Opinion Tribune


Lifting of Burn Ban – 8.30.2022

Mills County lifted the burn ban. See above link for more information. You can also call Fire Chief Gray at (712) 527-4717.


Road Closure Information for the Cultivate Community event Wednesday, August 10, 2022.


Burn Ban Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022.


A Food Truck Ordinance passed by City Council on 7.12.2022 and goes into effect on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. All food trucks and mobile vendors will need to fill out an application and be approved to sell goods inside of Glenwood City Limits.

2022 Mobile Food Vendor – Application
Ord 919 signed – Mobile Food Vendor Regulations
Application fee – $25.00
6 Months License – $200.00
1 Year License – $300.00

Once a mobile food vendor license has been approved Mobile Food Vendors will need to abide by the regulations set forth in Ord 919. Licenses must be renewed at time of expiration each license period.

For more information, please call City Hall at 712-527-4717.


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