Welcome to the City of Atkins!

More than a just a place where people live, our community is unique and vibrant. This community is home to friends and neighbors, people who contribute to the excellent quality of life. But its not just the people, but also the government, the businesses, the schools, and the activities that make us a great place to live or visit. We are proud to call this our home.


  • City Hall will be Closed on July 3rd in Celebration of the 4th of July

    City Hall will be Closed on July 3rd in Celebration of the 4th of July.

    Atkins Public Library will be open on July 3rd, 2020, but will Close on July 4th, 2020.

    City Hall will be Closed on July 3rd in Celebration of the 4th of July
  • City of Atkins Emergency Proclamation is Rescinded

    City of Atkins Emergency Proclamation is Rescinded as of 1PM on 6/12/2020.

    Read Here!

     

     

    City of Atkins Emergency Proclamation is Rescinded
  • City of Atkins Mayor’s News – Parks are open!

    Meet the Mayor is Canceled until later notice!

    Atkins Public Works

    The City of Atkins is replacing or updating many traffic and road signs in the City. Some residents may have flags in their yards, please leave the flags and call City Hall if you have questions. City Hall is 319-446-7870.

    The City of Atkins wants to remind everyone to keep up on yard maintenance. We want to keep this City looking great. Please keep your grass 6 inches or shorter. Please keep sidewalks and street edges free of debris, weeds, and grass clippings.

    Weeds have also been a concern recently. Please make sure to keep your yard weeded and looking nice. Please be aware of weeds along fence lines, and property boundaries.

    Sump Pump Drainage

    Nearly 13 miles of sanitary sewer extends underground beneath our city. Typically, this system of sewers transports wastewater from homes and businesses to the Wastewater Treatment.

    During times of wet, rainy weather a unique problem presents itself. “Illegal water” is discharged into sewers, which may already be operating at near or full capacity, which causes sewage backups.

    Atkins City Code does not allow groundwater that is collected in sump pumps to be deposited into the City’s system of sanitary sewers. This “illegal” problem regularly presents itself in Atkins. Citizens may contribute to their own or to their neighbor’s sanitary sewer back-up problems from such illegal connections.

    Sanitary sewers were not designed to accommodate the volume of water generated by subsoil drainage systems. An expensive overload can occur.

     

     

    City of Atkins Mayor’s News – Parks are open!
  • Atkins Public Library News – Close July 4th, 2020

    The Quarantined Summer Reading Drive By was a huge success! Almost 200 packets were distributed to Atkins children each week from May 13 thru June 24. Thanks to Atkins Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church with helping distribute the packets.

    Thanks to the Atkins Cub Scouts and Melanie Light, Master Gardener, for cleaning the flower beds at the Atkins City Hall /Library building. The beds look great!

    The Atkins Library is open regular hours now. Monday thru Friday 10:00 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – Noon. Come check out our new look. We ask that all patrons wear a mask and practice social distancing when in the library. Thank you.

    A hearing aid was found in the library. Come in to claim.

    You may still call Library Staff at Atkins Public Library 446-7676.

    Atkins Public Library News – Close July 4th, 2020
  • City of Atkins Water Quality Report

    The City of Atkins is publishing the 2019 Water Quality Report.

    This report informs the public that the water is safe to drink and consume.

    Click Here to see a copy of the report.

     

     

    City of Atkins Water Quality Report
  • 2020 Waste Management Recycle Calendar
  • Fireworks presentation at dusk on August 1st, 2020

    Atkins Community Club and the City of Atkins will still be presenting FIREWORKS on Saturday night at dusk on August 1st, 2020.  It will be in the same location.  We know there was disappointment when Watermelon Days was canceled this summer.  We hope the fireworks will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face while keeping people safe during Covid-19.

    Get your family together for supper 🍔 and fireworks! 🎇

    Remember to be kind and mindful of one another! 😉💖

    Fireworks presentation at dusk on August 1st, 2020
  • Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

    Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

    Friday, July 31st 2020 From 11 am to 5pm

    Stop by 97 Main Ave (Atkins Savings Bank)

    Get Free Watermelon and Snow Cones

    Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day
  • Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

    Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

    Check it out here.

    Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.