Flags at half-staff 9/11/2023

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Patriot Day  

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in Iowa on Monday, September 11, 2023, in honor of Patriot Day and in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11th terrorist attacks. This year marks the 22nd Memorial of 9/11.  


“Even on our darkest days, the American spirit can never be broken. In honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, let us remember we are one nation, under God. Freedom and liberty will always prevail.” 

Garbage Collection is Thursday Sept 7

City of Atkins, Iowa

Collections for Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

Will be held on Thursday Sept 7, 2023. Dut to the Labor Day holiday.

City Hall – 319-446-7870

City Council member resigns

Council member Shawn Steffen has requested his resignation and at a meeting of the Atkins City Council, on August 22, 2023, the City Council accepted the resignation.  We want to thank Shawn for his service on the City Council and thank him for the time he has been able to serve.  To fill the vacancy, the City Council may make an appointment or call for a special election. The Council may discuss the process used to fill the vacancy at the Sept 12, 2023 City Council meeting.  The action to fill the vacancy may occur at a later meeting beyond the Sept 12 meeting.   Letter requesting resignation.

Click here for, Resolution to accept the resignation with information on the process.

Drinking Water Advisory – Lifted -8/28/2023

 Monday, August 28, 2023. 8:35 pm. The Drinking Water Advisory is lifted.

Customers of the Atkins, Iowa Public Water Supply. The Drinking Water Advisory issued on August 25, 2023 is no longer in effect. We are pleased to report the bacterial samples were satisfactory (contained no bacteria) for all samples. It is no longer necessary to boil your water before use.  The sampling process and protocol are monitored by the DNR with samples analyzed by an independent testing laboratory.

Click here to see the official notice- Drinking Water Advisory is Lifted.

Atkins City Hall 319-446-7870

Watermelon Day Info 2023

Watermelon Day 2023 is past but it was a great day!

We recognize the Atkins Community Club organizes and operates this event. See the Atkins Community Club Facebook page for up-to-date information.  Thanks to all the Community Club members for organizing this event and to all the volunteers that helped!

See the Atkins Community Club Facebook page for up-to-date info!

Garbage collection Thursday July 6

Due to the Independence Holiday.

City of Atkins garbage collection will be Thursday July 6, 2023.

Yard waste pickup will take place on the same day.

Collection calendar is here.

City staff 319-446-7870

Sewer work begins July 5

Sewer main cleaning and inspection begins July 5, 2023.

Contractors will be using equipment at sewer manholes.

Please read more information here at this link.

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Street work – line painting

 Line painting in progress several locations.

Make note of these No Parking locations while work is taking place.

Downtown -Tuesday, June 27, east side of Main Ave.

Downtown – Wednesday June 28, west side of Main Ave.

Main Park – west side parking spots at Park Pavillion.

City Hall parking lot – lot will be open – signs posted.

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Street Repair – Notice- Updated 6/23/2023

Chip seal street repairs for 2023 are completed!

Parking can return to normal.

Line painting will take place next and will begin soon.

Thank you for assistance with the parked vehicles, this helped complete the work quickly.

Thank you,

City Staff 319-446-7870

City Hall Office Closed Memorial Day

Returning, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

You may leave a message in any of the three ways. and we will get back to you.

-Phone messages – 319-446-7870   or    -Email cityhall@cityofatkins.org

or -Drop box in City hall parking lot – for permits and payments.

Emergency – dial 911

Thank you, City staff.


Notice of Public Hearing -FY2024

Fiscal Year July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Updated Feb 13, 2023

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year City property tax levy.
Click here for the full – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING detail.

Posted February 13, 2023


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.

City Staff 319-446-7870

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!
City Staff – 319-446-7870


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