Atkins Citywide Cleanup Day Fall 2021

Fall Clean Up Day, Saturday October 23, 2021, 7am to 11am.

Collecting items of junk and light clean up around the home.

Details – click here for accepted items and fees that may apply.

Must bring items to the Fire Station Parking lot.

91 Railroad Street.

Items accepted 7am to 11am only. No drop-off before or after.

Open to Atkins Residents only.

Electrical System Upgrade Information

Click here -Alliant Energy Underground Project Information

Areas of Atkins are designated for Electrical Power System upgrades as part of the Alliant Energy program to replace overhead wires with underground equipment for electrical system distribution. The project primarily effects the older areas of the city. The project will provide benefits of a reliable electrical delivery system within Atkins. This project has been on-going for several years and will resume soon. Alliant Energy has contacted the homes and business effected by this project.  If you have questions about this program, Alliant Energy has provided a contact source for you.

Job Opportunity – Deputy Clerk

The City of Atkins, Iowa is seeking a candidate for the position of Deputy Clerk, part time 30 hours per week.

Office equipment, accounting, customer service, computer software skills required. Work location is City Hall of Atkins Iowa. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties must provide a completed job application, resume and cover letter to the City Clerk to be received no later than 4:00 pm September 7, 2021. Job posting, Employment applications and Job Description are available using the links below.  Paper copies are available at City Clerk, City Hall, 480 3rd Avenue, Atkins Iowa 52206, 8 am tp 4 pm, 319-446-7870.

Job posting

Deputy Clerk Job Description

Employment Application

Part time benefits

2021 Watermelon Days Information

Participation information and forms

August 6 / 7, 2021

5K Road Race Entry Form
Parade Flyer Information
Parade Entry Form
Car Show Information

2020 Atkins Water Quality Report Available (CCR)

The City of Atkins Water System -Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

This report is updated annually and contains important information regarding the water quality in Atkins Municipal Water System.

2020 Water Quality Report is available at

(Click Here). (Rural Water Website)



ATKINS, IOWA MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS Has Levels of Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)
Above Drinking Water Standards
The City of Atkins Iowa water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

Click the link below for the official notice and additional information.


Notice of Public Hearing


Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

The Atkins City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year FY22 City Budget as follows:

See the meeting agenda for virtual meeting details.

Click here for the full – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING detail.

Resolution No. 831 Approving Maximum Property Tax Levy

Clean up Day October 3rd 8am to 2pm

The City of Atkins will be having a

Cleanup Day on October 3rd, 2020

8am to 2pm at the Atkins Fire Station Parking lot.

Click here to check out the details!

No Construction Material will be accepted!

No Chemicals, Tires, yard waste or large propane tanks.

Small charge for Small appliances, tv’s, monitors.



City Newsletter for May 2021

Check out the latest City of Atkins Newsletter!  Click Here!

Hey Volunteers! – Status Update –

Atkins Volunteer log

Attached is information about logging your volunteer hours.  It states that it is due on Aug 31st, 2020.  If you are still putting in volunteer hours please continue to log your hours.  You can still turn them in to the drop box in the City Hall parking lot.

First of all, Thank You! Your hours worked in disaster cleanup count as money to help pay the cost of cleanup of

Atkins. To date our volunteers have logged over 8,000, that is correct!  Over eight thousand hours!

This will go a long way to complete our City match for grant funds. Thank you again and continue to turn

in your hours as the cleanup winds down.  Call City Hall at 319-446-7870 if you have questions.


City of Atkins Updates September 11th

City of Atkins Updates September 23rd,

City of Atkins Clean up Day will be October 3rd from 8am to 2pm at the Atkins Fire Station Parking lot.  See the Flyer here.

Tree and Brush collection continues will be continuing through the end of September.  The City will then re access the need.  Please continue to place brush and trees at the curb.

Construction materials are still being pickup at well.  Please continue to place construction materials at the curb.  Damaged household items and appliances can be taken Benton County Landfill or they can be brought to the Atkins Clean up Day on Oct 3rd (see above)

No open burning is allowed in The City of Atkins.  Recreational fires are allowed if they are monitored, no more then 3 ft tall and a minimum of 25Ft from structures or brush piles.  The brush and grass are very dry and fire could spread quickly.

Solid Waste, Yard Waste and Recycling will be picked up as normal on Wednesdays.

The City of Atkins will be resuming late fees on the City Services monthly bill.  The City Services payment is due by the 20th of each month.  After the 20th of the month a $15.00 late fee will be applied to your account.  The City will also resume water shut off due to non-payment.  Notices will be sent to residents impacted by this. You can Pay anytime online at or sign up for automatic ACH withdrawal from your account. If you have questions about your City Services Statement please call City Hall at 319-446-7870.

The Water Payment Drop box in the City Hall Parking lot will be relocated near the ATM in the City Hall Parking lot.  You can still drop off payments or any other correspondence like, Garbage Can/Recycle Container replacement requests, building permits, etc.

Disaster Recovery Resources

The Gazette is updating a list of Linn County resources and opportunities to help in eastern Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Human Services has state resources for those impacted by the storm.

Check the LAP-AID website for resources at Child Care:  Child Care Resource & Referral toll free #:  855-244-5301


Individual Assistance Grants: Households with incomes within 200% of federal poverty (maximum annual income of $43,440 for a family of three) can apply for grants for home and car repairs, replacing clothes and food, and temporary housing.

SNAP Food Assistance: Iowans who receive Food Assistance can request replacement of food destroyed by the storm or power outage. Completed applications must be turned in by September 17.  Food_Replacement_Form_470-2920

Disaster Case Management: Assists all Iowans with overcoming disaster-related hardship (no income cap). Disaster case managers help you create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referrals.  Contact HACAP @ 319-393-7811 for an application.

Disaster Mental Health Assistance211- When calling into 211 the caller is able to press the number 8 to speak to a crisis counselor about mental health needs. If the caller comes through 211 sharing they have the need to speak with someone, we will share the resources we have in the database as referrals for that caller.

Lost Wages Assistance funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Governor Reynolds’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance program, which provides eligible unemployment claimants with additional benefits. Iowans whose unemployment is the result of the pandemic, and who are eligible for at least $100 in benefits per week, will qualify for an additional $300 in weekly benefits retroactive to the week ending August 1.
More information, eligibility requirements and the application process are available at

Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Program updates

More Iowans can get assistance with rent and mortgage payments under expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program.
Those who previously received $600 in weekly unemployment benefits can now apply for assistance. Those previously denied assistance due to unemployment benefits may re-apply.

Who qualifies? Renters and homeowners at risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a COVID-19 related loss of income since March 17 who meet income and other eligibility criteria. Household income at the time of application may not exceed 80% of the median family income, which varies by household size and county.
What’s available? Up to four months of rental assistance ($3,200 maximum), including manufactured home rent and lot rent; or up to four months of mortgage payment assistance ($3,000 maximum).
For complete details and to apply, go to

City of Atkins Tree and Brush Cleanup updated Sept 1st

September 1st, 2020 Update from the City of Atkins. We want to thank all our residents for your patience and understanding in this unpreceded Natural Disaster.   We have important and encouraging updates to share with everyone.  We are Atkins Strong and will get though this together as a community.

Tree and brush pickup will continue until further notice.  The City of Atkins will plan on a crew going around the City once a week to keep collecting new piles of trees and brush.  The City of Atkins will continue to remove storm damage and construction materials from the curbside.  If you have a large amount of construction materials call City Hall at 319-446-7870.

  1. Atkins Residents are responsible for clean up and cutting up all trees and brush that is on their private property. The City will not clean up tree damage on private property. (Check your homeowners’ insurance to see if tree removal may be covered).
  2. The City will be picking up the tree and brush that has been placed along the curb side.  The City will be making several rounds of cleanup.
  3. Please keep careful watch of children or animals over the next few weeks. We will be having lots of heavy equipment in the area. We want to keep everyone safe.
  4. The City will be hauling away trees and brush from the curbside to a site. This site is not open to the public. The City will not be providing an area for residents to haul trees and brush on their own.
  5. Please do not burn your trees and brush. You may still have a recreational fire no more than 3 ft. tall and a minimum of 25ft from structures and brush piles are allowed.
  6.   We thank you for your understanding and patience as we move forward as a City.  It has been wonderful to see neighbors helping neighbors and we are all in this together.

2020 Chip Seal Repair Map

Click Here to see the road repairs that are planned for the week of July 13th, 2020.

If possible please avoid parking in these areas.

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! 😉💖