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



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.

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!