Monroe Cemetery Flower Removal

Monroe Cemetery Flower Removal

The public is reminded that all flowers and other items on the ground must be removed from the cemetery by April 15, 2020.  Flowers in vases or on the stones are always welcome and are not removed by the City.  No permanent plantings are permitted.  If you plant annual flowers, they may be mowed off or you can keep the grass trimmed at least 6” away from the stone.  Please do not leave glass vases or jars at the grave sites.    Questions should be referred to City Hall at 259-2319.  Thank you for your cooperation.


The City of Monroe is now accepting applications for seasonal employees for the Public Works Department.  Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to be considered.  Duties will include mowing and trimming of city owned property and other tasks as assigned.  20 to 25 hours per week, May through September.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 206 W. Sherman Street or downloaded from our website   Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.  Any questions please call City Hall at 641-259-3490. The City of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications should be mailed to PO Box 370, Monroe, IA 50170 or delivered to City Hall at 206 W. Sherman Street.


Iowa 2021 Tornado Drill March 24th at 1100 am

We’ve fielded a few questions about the 2021 Iowa Tornado Drill over the past couple of days, but wanted to cast a larger net to ensure that there’s no outstanding confusion.  First things first, the Iowa Tornado Drill WILL take place at 11 AM on March 24th, 2021.  We 100% encourage PSAPs, schools, EMs, businesses, first responders, & the public to practice their emergency/communication procedures & sheltering plans.  Drilling is vital to knowing & executing your plan when seconds count.
The two changes for this year’s Tornado Drill are…
·  Change #1 – The Tornado Drill will NOT be accompanied by the traditional Test Tornado Watch & Tornado Warning.  Note: Thus PSAPs will NOT receive these products over NLETS.
o Instead, the Tornado Drill will be “activated” by a *special* Weekly Radio Test over NOAA Weather Radio (NWR). The weekly radio test is alerted on NWR.
o The NWR test will be followed by notification to ALL Iowa NAWAS Warning Points.
·  Change #2 – The time of the drill has been shifted to 11 AM to accommodate the timing of the NOAA Weather Radio Weekly Radio Test.