Public Notice – Intent to Fill Council Vacancy


Click here for official notice details

The City Council of the City of Atkins, Iowa has a vacancy of a seat on the City Council. Pursuant to Section 372.13, (2), (a) of the Code of Iowa, notice is hereby given that the City Council of Atkins, Benton County, Iowa intends to fill this vacancy by appointment during a Special Meeting of the City Council that will be held at Atkins City Hall, 480 Third Avenue,Atkins, Iowa 52206, at 6 :00 p. on Thursday, December 30, 2021. (More)

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

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

City Hall Office / Library Holiday Schedule 2021- Updated

City Office Holiday Schedule and Garbage Collection- click here for details

City Hall Closed:
At Noon Dec 23rd
December 24th & 27th
December 31st
Library Hours:
Closed: December 24th, 25th, & 27th
December 31st & January 1st, 2022


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.

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.

Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Friday, July 31st 2020 From 11 am to 5pm

Stop by 97 Main Ave (Atkins Savings Bank)

Get Free Watermelon and Snow Cones

Interested in joining a Storm Water Committee?

The City of Atkins is forming a committee to gather information about storm water drainage

in the City.  If you are interested in getting involved fill out the

Application for Appointment to Committee.  You can send this to or Mail to

City of Atkins

PO Box 171,

Atkins, Iowa 52206

We will be accepting Applications through the end of June 10th, 2020.

Covid- 19 Cancelations

Events that have been canceled due to Covid – 19.

Spring Garage Sales

Atkins Clean Up Day

ISU Discovery Camp

Atkins Public Library is now a Drive by program (see Library news for Details)

Atkins Watermelon Days

These have been canceled or modified by there respective organizers


Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

Check it out here.