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Please see notices below regarding flood information and its also time to get your dog license!


Notice The City of Missouri Valley is accepting applications for full-time position in the Park Dept. Position would primarily be in park, pool, and building maintenance, however would also include some street work and requires a CDL. CPO certification, herbicide applicator’s license, mechanical aptitude preferred. Applications and job description can be picked up at City Hall, 223 E Erie, Missouri Valley, IA 51555 between 8 – 5 M-F. Application deadline is May 3, 2019. EOE

CITY OF MISSOURI VALLEY PUBLIC MEETING
MISSOURI VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019
6:00 P.M.

The City of Missouri Valley will be holding a public meeting regarding the planned adoption of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code and a rental property registration and inspection program. Owners and tenants of rental properties located in Missouri Valley are encouraged to attend. Dave Riedemann of Southwest Iowa Planning Council will give a presentation on the maintenance code and inspection program. There will be an opportunity for questions and comments. The meeting is scheduled for April 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library.

**A quorum of council members maybe present but this is not a regular council meeting, it is informational only and no discussion or action will be taken.**

YARD WASTE BURNING IN MISSOURI VALLEY SPRING 2019 The City of Missouri Valley will allow open burning of yard waste ONLY(any vegetable or plant waste - NO garbage. The term includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings) on:

APRIL - complete month April 1 through April 30

MAY - complete month May 1 through May 31

between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

So notification can be given to the Fire Department, please contact City Hall 642-3502 or Harrison Co Communications at 642-2736.

A water source also should be available on site.

TO THE CITIZENS OF HARRISON COUNTY: If you received damages from the flooding event beginning March 13, 2019, including rural areas, please contact your city officials or Harrison County EMA. Include your name, address, contact information, and brief description of damages. If you have previously registered, it is not required to do so again. A damage assessment team will be in contact.

Thank you,

Harrison County EMA

(712) 644-2353

ema@hcia.us

Click Here for official document

Presidential Disaster Declaration Click Here The third Website in the Presidential Disaster Declaration can be reached by clicking https://www.floods2019.iowa.gov/

SNOW REMOVAL REMINDERS The City of Missouri Valley is reminding property owners that it is their responsibility to clean off their sidewalks within 24 hours after accumulation. The City encourages citizens to clean around mailboxes and fire hydrants that are on their property.

When shoveling, snow blowing or plowing sidewalks, driveways or parking areas, the snow should not be pushed or blown into the street, piled where it obstructs visibility at intersections for drivers or pedestrians, or where it blocks traffic signs. It is the responsibility of the property owner to haul snow piles from their property. It may be taken to the City yard waste site.

Vehicles parked on the street need to be moved within 24 hours after snowfall to clear areas so the streets can be plowed.

The City of Missouri Valley, with the help of Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), is preparing to apply to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation and is asking help from residents.

Applications must meet certain criteria including need, impact, and feasibility of the project within the City. To determine these things, SWIPCO will be doing a telephone income survey, a housing assessment survey, and soliciting pre-applications.

The income survey is conducted by phone by SWIPCO staff and consists of two questions regarding the number of residents in the household and whether the household income falls above or below a certain amount. No names will be used and all the information collected is strictly confidential.

The housing assessment survey is a brief survey to determine the community’s current and future housing needs. The link to the survey is below. Paper copies of the survey can be found at City Hall and the Library.

“Public participation is a critical component of the housing assessment and application process. The survey allows residents to inform the City of what they feel the most pressing needs are, what they would like to see happen, and goals to work toward,” said SWIPCO Lead Planner Alexsis Fleener.

Any homeowners interested in participating in the CDBG home rehabilitation program are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application. Pre-applications are available at City Hall (712) 642-3502 through SWIPCO (866) 279-4720 ext. 234. Please submit the pre-application and income tax return to SWIPCO by April 1, 2018. Applications may be submitted by mail, email, or drop off. If the City is awarded the CDBG grant, all pre-applicants will be contacted to complete the full application.

The CDBG owner-occupied housing repair program seeks to bring homes up to Iowa Minimum Housing Rehabilitation Standards. Items repaired may include furnaces, water heaters, windows, doors, roofing, siding, foundation, etc. up to $24,999.00.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alexsis Fleener at (712) 243-4196 or email at Alexsis.Fleener@swipco.org.

Housing Survey https://tinyurl.com/MissouriValleyHousing

Ash Tree Treatment and Permit Click here for more information.

Click for Missouri Valley, Iowa Forecast

LAWN CARE REMINDERS The City of Missouri Valley reminds all property owners to keep their lawns well maintained and the grass height under control.
If the City receives a complaint about tall grass/weeds, the property will be inspected to verify the complaint. In the event the property owner fails to mow after receiving an abatement notice, the City will take necessary steps to abate the nuisance and the property owner will be billed for the cost plus an administrative fee of $100.
If a property owner fails to keep the property mowed after the first abatement notice, the City can mow the property without additional notice and assess the costs to the owner.
Do not blow grass clippings into street as this clogs the City’s Storm Water Drain System.

135.03 PLACING DEBRIS ON.
It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, tacks, wire, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, leaves, grass or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer, or any substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.369)

Donate to help build a Dog Park Please help create a safe and attractive place for dogs and (humans) to walk and romp. Click here to learn more about this fun and needed project and where to make your donation. There will be a Donor Board – Bone Acknowledgment for $250 Bronze, $500 Silver and $1000 Gold displayed.

Information For the latest information on the Willow Creek/Boyer River Section 205 Flood Management Study, Click here

PET OWNER REMINDERS Running At Large Prohibited: It is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City (City Code Chapter 55). Animals found at large shall be seized and impounded, or, at the discretion of the peace officer, the owner may be served a summons to appear in court to answer charges made thereunder. A pick-up fee shall also be charged accordingly.

Pet Owners Are Responsible For Cleaning Up After Their Animals: Any person who walks or takes an animal upon public property, public right-of-way, parks, school grounds, playgrounds, cemetery, or the private property of another person shall clean up, remove, and dispose of properly the feces deposited by the animals(s). (City Code 55.10). By taking a few simple steps to clean up after your pet, you contribute to the beautification of our community, as well as responsible pet ownership. Thank you for your cooperation.


The City of Missouri Valley is asking for help from our citizens. There has been quite a lot of illegal dumping in and around the recycling bins. “Illegal dumping” is anything that isn’t allowed in the bins such as garbage, appliances, or oil. Anyone caught illegally dumping will be subject to a fine. If anyone sees this activity, please report it to the Missouri Valley Police Department. Cleaning up somebody else’s mess costs the City and ultimately the citizens.

There also has been an increase in the number of people walking their dogs in the City Park and the cemetery who are not cleaning up after the animals. This is also subject to a fine for the offender.

Please help keep your community clean and a nice place to live.

Missouri Valley, Iowa is nestled along the Loess Hills Scenic Byways, the historic Lincoln Highway and at the intersection of I-29 and Highway 30. It is 25 miles north of Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA and is the largest city in Harrison County.

Missouri Valley was first known as St. John’s Township and was originally located about one mile south of its present day location. Despite efforts by residents of St. John’s Township to bring the railroad through this settlement, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad decided to go north to avoid the low level land in the area. This development was largely due to John I. Blair, one of Iowa’s most prominent railroad promoters.

Most of the businesses and residents of St. John’s Township realized the potential of the newly constructed railroad and moved to be closer to it. Therefore, in 1871 Missouri Valley was established. It continued to develop and became an intersection to three railroads; The Cedar Rapids, the Missouri River Railroad, later known as the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Sioux City and Valley Railroads. This intersection of trade made the local economy grow rapidly. By the early 1900’s the population had grown to over 4,000.

The City of Missouri Valley today is still a thriving community. It is the home of the Missouri Valley Community School District, eight churches, three banks, several nationally known businesses, a variety of shops and restaurants. We host several events throughout the year including The Harrison County Fair, Harvest Fest Kids Celebration, A Gospel Sing, and several car shows/swap meets just to name a few.

The City welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. Whether you are relocating or just visiting, our community would like to welcome you. Please explore our web site to discover the many enjoyable family activities we have to offer.


Missouri Valley has many attractions and activities for families and friends of all ages. Missouri Valley has an agressive

Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is located in the West side of the Rand Center on South 4th Street. The chamber's website is www.missourivalleychamber.com.
, an excellent
public school system Missouri Valley Elementary School
Missouri Valley Middle School
Missouir Valley High School
, and
many amenities. Missouri Valley Library
Missouri Valley Aquatic Center
Watson Train Depot
Variey of Commerce
Home town hospital
Friendly and Couteous City Hall Staff