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.

City of Atkins, Iowa 319-446-7870

Recycling Survey – Benton County Landfill

The Benton County Landfill provides recycling and requests your input.

The Benton County Landfill is working with ECICOG to update the regional plan for reducing the waste that’s thrown away in the landfill. To identify opportunities for improvement and potential programs, we would like to know what you are currently recycling and what you would like to recycle in the future. Please complete this short survey to share your thoughts!

Survey Link:

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.

City Staff 319-446-7870

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

City Staff 319-446-7870

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.

City Staff 319-446-7870.

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

City of Atkins 319-446-7870

Atkins Summer Newsletter 2022

The City of Atkins Newwletters for summer 2022 is available.

Click here for summer news.

Atkins City Hall 319-446-7870

Water and Solid Waste Rates

City of Atkins

Water and Solid Waste Collection Rates

New rates effective July 1, 2022 for services received after July 1.

Click here for rate flyer.

City Staff  319-446-7870

Street Repair Completed 2022

City of Atkins seal coat street repair is completed for 2022.

Thank you for your help with moving vehicles and adjusting parking.

Concrete street repair is planned for later 2022. More info at later date.

Thank you for your cooperation.

City Staff 319-446-7870

Citywide Clean Up Day

The City of Atkins is providing a Clean Up Day.

Residents of Atkins.

Saturday,  July 23, 2022.

Please bring unloading help at the drop off site.

Throw away items too large for the solid waste collection.

Click here for details of time, fees and permitted items.  Flyer info.

Golf Cart Notice

Golf carts on City streets are regulated in the City of Atkins.

Do you have a golf cart? Thinking of buying one? Want to know the regulations required to operate a golf cart on City streets?

ATV’s, UTV’s, are not authorized on City streets.

Click here for more information.

City Hall Closed July 4

City Hall office is closed Monday, July 4, 2022 for the Independence Day holiday.

Have a safe holiday.

City Hall Staff,


Memorial Day 2022

Reflecting…. We honor them today, May 30, 2022.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. After World War I, it came to be observed in honor of those who had died in all U.S. wars, and its name changed to Memorial Day.