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NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPOINT

The City Council of the City of Missouri Valley intends to fill the council vacancy of Council member Brent Dillinger by appointment at the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., Rand Center, 100 S 4th Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa.

This appointment will be until the next city election, pursuant to Section 69.12 of the Code of Iowa. Anyone interested in filling this position, please send a letter of interest to the City Clerk no later than noon on Friday, January 30. To be eligible the candidate must be an eligible elector and a resident of Missouri Valley.

Pursuant to Section 372.13 of the Code of Iowa, any elector of the City of Missouri Valley has the right to file a petition requiring that the vacancy be filled by special election. This petition must be filed with the City Clerk in accordance with Section 372.13 of the Code of Iowa and within fourteen days of this appointment.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the City Clerk no later than noon on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 642-3502 or by mail: 223 E Erie Street, Missouri Valley, IA 51555.

Rita Miller City Clerk/Administrator


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


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.


Reminder – Dog Licenses Are Due Dog owners have until April 30th to license their dog at the City Clerk’s Office without penalty. After April 30th, there will be a $35.00 penalty added to the cost of the license fee. The cost is $5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $10.00 for unaltered dog. You need to bring proof of a current rabies shot and tag number to get a license.

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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, an excellent public school system, and many amenities.


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