Garbage Collection Fee Notice

Notice to City of Atkins, solid waste customers:

Effective January 1, 2024, Residential Collection Fees and Small Business Collection Fees increased to $31.20 monthly and $6.20 per extra container, per City of Atkins Ordinance No. 228 dated June 13, 2023.

City Staff 319-446-7870.

Welcome Meet – Greet – Interim City Admin

Please welcome Sandi Fowler to the City of Atkins! Sandi will be serving as the City’s Interim City Administrator as we conduct our search for a permanent administrator to serve the community.

There will be an in-person  Meet and Greet held on Saturday, March 2 at City Hall from 9:30am-10:30am. This event is open to the public, light refreshments will be served, no Council business will be transacted.

Sandi brings over thirty years of experience at all levels of city government to Atkins, most recently at the executive level as Cedar Rapids Deputy City Manager. Please welcome Sandi and read her story here. http://www.cityofatkins.org/…/Fowler-Bio-2023-Welcome.pdf

 

Atkins Welcomes City Administrator

Please welcome Sandi Fowler to the City of Atkins.  The City Council approved Sandi’s contract to begin Monday, February 19, 2024. She will be serving as the City’s Interim City Administrator as we conduct our search for a permanent administrator to serve the community. Sandi brings over thirty years of experience at all levels of city government to Atkins, most recently at the executive level as Cedar Rapids Deputy City Manager. Please welcome Sandi and read her story here.

Mayor and City Council

Job Opening – City Administrator / City Clerk

The City of Atkins Iowa has a job opening for:

City Administrator / City Clerk / Treasurer / Finance Officer

Atkins is located in eastern Iowa with a population of 2056.  This is a full-time position.

Click here for the position posting.

Click here – employment application form – required.

web post 2/9/2024

Atkins Fire Station Rebuild News!

Atkins Fire Station Rebuild Update!

Thursday Feb 15, 2024 at 6PM.

The City of Atkins Invites all to attend a special meeting to inform the community about the Fire Station Rebuild Project. The meeting will include presentations from the Architect and Financial Advisor.  Location – click here for the flyer and map.

There will be special parking areas – watch for signs!  Click here for parking map and information.  Updated Feb 14. !!!

Access call in for Jan 9 Council meeting

The call in for phone only on the agenda printed is incorrect.

The correct information is provided here.

The call in numbers for audio for tonights Jan 9 Council meeting are”

phone number 1-510-338-9438

access code 2558-902-0905

Pass code is 78678236

*6 allows mute and un-mute

Thank you.

City Hall Offices Closed Jan 9 2024

Due to the weather,

the City Hall Offices are closed January 9.

The Council meeting for this evening will be considered separately.

Stay safe,

Mayor, Bruce Visser

Solid Waste Collection – Thurs Jan 11

Solid Waste collection will take place on:

Thurs Jan 11

This will include recycling pickup

January 11, 2024 due to the winter storm of Tuesday.

Thank you! City Staff 319-446-7870

City Election Results – Nov 7 2023

Please welcome two new members to the Atkins City Council – Results of Nov 7, 2023 City election.

David Fisher was sworn in on Tuesday Nov 21 by Mayor Visser and will take office immediately due to a vacant seat on the council.  Mr Fisher’s term will run four years from Jan 4, 2024.

Council member elect Trevor Dursky will take office beginning January 4, 2024 and will run four years.

Please welcome them to this important role of the City. Congratulations!

Bruce Visser, Mayor

Veterans Day 2023 (Click here)

City of Atkins, Iowa

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served our country in the military. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
November 11, 2023. Mayor, Bruce Visser

Vote -Tue Nov 7, 2023

Please Vote- November 7th, 2023

7 am to 8 pm at Atkins City Hall

Two Atkins City council seats are up for election.

Benton County Auditor conducts elections.

Click here for details.

Yard Waste Extended Thru Nov 29, 2023

YARD WASTE LAST PICKUP is NOV 29, 2023.

YARD WASTE ACCEPTED:

Tree trimmings/branches (must be no more than 1” in diameter and 2’ in length.

Leaves, house/garden plants.  Brush, grass clippings, lawn edging.

PICK-UP GUIDELINES:  Set your yard waste out by 6:00am every Wednesday.

Must be placed in a biodegradable PAPER yard waste bag or in a CLEARLY identified container that is no greater than 35 gallons and weighs no more than 40 pounds. ALL reusable containers for green waste must be labeled “Y”

Thank you, City Staff – 319-446-7870

Hydrant Flushing is completed

The Atkins Water System Flushing is completed for 2023.

The System Flushing is part of the annual routine maintenance of the city water distribution system, pipes, valves and hydrants.

Information from this activity is used for future planning and maintenance reports.

City Staff.  319-446-7870.

Hydrant Flushing 2023 Notice

The City of Atkins Water Department

will be opening fire hydrants to flush the water system.

Beginning September 18, 2023.

South of Parkridge Road, between County 32nd Ave and 33rd Ave.

Click here for details

Election Papers – City of Atkins

The Benton County Auditor has issued a notice

concerning the nomination papers for the City of Atkins.

Click here for the details.

Contact the Benton County Auditor Office if you have questions.

Thank you.