New Council Member

Please welcome a new member to the Atkins City Council.

On December 15, 2022, the Atkins City Council voted to appoint Shawn Steffen to fill a vacant seat.

The term of this appointment is immediate through Dec 30, 2023.

Thank you to all that expressed interest in this position.

Bruce Visser, Mayor

Garbage Pickup Jan 4, 2023

City of Atkins

Garbage pickup-  Wed, January 4, 2023.

No recycling on January 4.

Christmas Tree pickup day – at the curb.

New Years Holiday does not affect this garbage collection day.

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Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas Tree Pickup schedule:

Wednesday, Jan 4 and Jan 11, 2023
Place tree at the curb with garbage pickup.
Bare tree – no ornaments or lights please!
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Holiday Office Hours

City Hall offices schedule for the 2022 holiday season.

December 22, Closing at 1 PM Due to weather.

December 23 City Hall office closed.

December 26, City Hall office closed.

January 2, 2023, City Hall office closed.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!, City Staff 319-446-7870

Yard Waste Pickup has ended 2022

Yard Waste Pickup has ended for 2022.

Yard waste pickup will resume April 2023.

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Fair Housing Plan and Notice

The City of Atkins  Fair Housing Plan and Notice.

Click here for the complete Plan and Policy document.

Click here for the Notice of Public Hearing

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2022 Annual Finance Report

The City of Atkins Annual Finance Report ending June 30, 2022.

Click here to view the report.

Mayor Bruce Visser

Atkins City Council member passes away – click here for details.

Council member Rick Stoltzfus has passed away.

I share with you that Council member Rick Stoltzfus passed away at his home on November 12, 2022. Funeral arrangements are with Hrabak Neuhaus Funeral Service of Belle Plaine.  Please visit the web site for arrangement details and a brief history of Rick. He had many interesting experiences.  Funeral details here.

We want to share our condolences with Ricks wife, Connie and the family. I appreciate Rick’s participation on the City Council, and he was as active contributor.  He had a strong interest in the community since locating here and shared his positive ideas many times. His wit will be missed.

Bruce Visser, Mayor, City of Atkins Iowa


Veterans Day – Thank you!

On this day, November 11, 2022.

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace.

Thank you Veterans!

For Sale – 2001 Pumper Fire Truck

The City of Atkins has for sale by auction:

2001 International Fire Truck (Pumper)

Click the link below for Details:

GovDeals auction site – 2001 Pumper Truck

Truck was in service and replaced with new truck.

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City Tree Inspections Begin Sep 18

City of Atkins will be inspecting city trees.

An arborist will be inspecting trees in City Parks and Right of Way.

Work will take place beginning Sunday Sept 18, 2022.

Workers will be wearing safety clothing and may be walking or driving.

Work is part of the evaluation for disease and emerald ash borer activity.

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Soccer Field Restroom Maintenance – Updated

Soccer Field Men’s Rest Room is back in service.

Maintenance has been completed on this restroom.

Effective Sep 9 , 2022

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Street Closed – Cardinal Ave

Update – work is scheduled to be completed on Monday Sept 12, 2022.

Cardinal Avenue will be closed to through traffic for manhole repairs.

Starting Sept  6, 2022 until completion.

Use alternate route on Pheasant Ave and Eagle St.

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Water System Flushing – Nov 2022 – New!

The City of Atkins will be flushing water mains beginning Nov 8, 2022.

Flushing is an annual maintenance activity for the water system.

The City has four zones with flushing scheduled for each zone.

Click here for map and details about flushing for zone 3

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Road Closure – Parade Route Aug 6th

City of Atkins – Watermelon Days Celebration

Road Closure will be in effect Aug 6th, 2022

Parkridge Road and Second Avenue

10:30 am to 11 pm

Click here for map of Road Closure Notice and Parade Route

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