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.


  • Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days October 5th

    Atkins City Wide Cleanup Day   SEE FLIER

    Items too large for regular weekly pickup may be brought to the Atkins Telephone Warehouse

    at 323 Railroad st (on the corner of Northview Ave) for disposal.

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019        8am UNTIL 2pm

    The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

    Tires, Yard-waste, Household Garbage, Building Materials, Hazardous liquids and batteries .

    APPLIANCE & ELECTRONIC ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A SMALL FEE

    Any Elderly or Handicap citizen, who would like to participate in the program but needs assistance, may call City Hall at 446-7870

    This service is for City of Atkins Residents ONLY!!

     

     

    Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days October 5th
  • Atkins City Elections

    It is Election Season again.  The City of Atkins will be having 2 City Council Vacancies.

    If you are interested in running for City Council you can call City Hall for more information.

    Click Here for the Nomination Paperwork. 

    The Nomination Petition is due back to City of Atkins City Hall by 5:00 pm on September 19th.

    The petition must have a minimum of 10 valid signatures.

    The Election will take place on November 5th, 2019.

    Atkins City Elections
  • City of Atkins Mayor’s News

    Mayor news for August 2019

    Mayor will be at City Hall August 10 from 9 to 10 to talk with you about questions or concerns residents may have. Anyone is welcome.

    Property lines are a common issue when planning to build a fence, building or even plant a tree among other things. It is a good idea to check your property lines so you know where your responsibility lies for care and maintenance too. Benton County has a great resource for property information where you can view your property boundary on-line. Here is how to find your information – search the web for Beacon Benton County Iowa, click on BEACON, select the state of Iowa, the county of Benton, click property search and then enter your preference of property search by address or your name to find your property. Click MAP for a picture of the property boundary. A surveyor can provide exact information, but this will give you an idea of your property line.

     

    City of Atkins Mayor’s News
  • New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar
  • Atkins Public Library News

    Atkins Library now has an online card catalog. Check out www.atkins.lib.ia.us

    The Atkins Library has received several large monetary donations from area citizens. We are currently in the process of acquiring new shelving for the young adult and adult fiction areas and this winter a new book case will be added to the children’s area and hopefully the junior fiction area. Our fast growing community has allowed us to expand our collections to meet the needs of our citizens. These donations will help offset the cost of these new shelving units. Thank you for your continued support!

    October Book Club book is “All The Summer Girls” by Meg Donahue. The Book Club meets on the second Monday, October 14th, at 2 pm in the Atkins Library.

    The Atkins Library website is being changed. It will be implemented in late September or early October. The Iowa State Library controls the current website and is changing to a new format to make it more user friendly not only for patrons but for the librarians that input information. Accessing the website will be the same.

    “Steam To Go” kits have arrived. These kits are designed to expand children’s exploration of advanced learning at their grade level. These kits contain a book, and other items such as a game, flash cards, and building components. We encourage parents along with their children to come in and explore these kits. At this time the kits are not available for check out.

    The number of letters sent for book fines have dropped considerable since implementation. With your help we have updated patron accounts so that everyone is receiving either an email or text 2 days prior to due date of items. If you are not receiving either an email or text please contact the Atkins Library at 319-446-7676 to update your account.

    Atkins Public Library 446-7676

    Atkins Public Library News
  • Next Farmers Market September 15th

    Farmers Market   5pm to 7pm

    September 15th.

    Click for more information!

    To Join as a Vender email atkinsfarmersmarket@outlook.com

    or call Pamela 319-981-7755

    Next Farmers Market September 15th
  • Crafter’s Connection is back!!! November 16th 2019

    Crafter’s Connection is back!!!

    Mark your calendars for November 16, 2019!

    Yes, it’s that time again! CRAFTER’S CONNECTION will once again be back with a great show of arts and crafts offered by some of Eastern Iowa’s best crafters. You will find a variety of handmade items from some very talented people. Make a day of it shopping for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions or just because. Enjoy a great lunch provided by the American Legion Auxiliary. I am also looking for new vendors to display their handmade crafts. Please contact me as soon as possible to secure your booth. For more information, or if you would like to participate, contact Pam Duball 319-981-7755.

    Crafter’s Connection is back!!! November 16th 2019
  • Fall garage sales are September 28th

    To get your address on the map,

    please drop off your list of items,

    address, name and phone number

    with $3 to The Atkins Telephone Company.

    Fall garage sales are September 28th