Fireworks Ordinance Reminder

Reminder that city ordinance states that “a person shall not use or explode consumer fireworks on days other than July 1 through July 8 and December 10 through January 3 of each year, all dates inclusive…A person shall not use or explode consumer fireworks at times other than between the hours of Noon-10:00 P.M., except that on the following dates, consumer fireworks shall not be used at times other than between the hours specified:  (a)  Between the hours of Noon to 10:30 P.M.  (b)  Between the hours of Noon to 10:30 P.M. on the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following July 4th.

Reminder: Snow Removal Ordinance in Effect November through April

snow flakeNo person shall park, abandoned, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off street parking area during snow removal operations – UNLESS the snow has been removed or plowed from the street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.  If your vehicle is parked in the street during snow removal, your vehicle WILL BE TICKETED and the vehicle will be towed if not moved in a timely manner.  Persons who commute may leave their vehicles at Tool’s Point Park.  It takes several hours for snow plows to cover the city.  Resident cooperation is the key to helping the city remove the snow in a timely and safe manner.

Sidewalk Removal of Snow and Ice

It shall be the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations PROMPTLY from the sidewalks.  If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 48 hours following the end of snowfall, the city may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as property tax.

If you have any questions about snow removal, you may call City Hall at 259-2319.  Thank you for your cooperation.    

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem at the University of Iowa is a student run organization that
supports children through and beyond their parent, guardian, or caregiver’s
cancer! This summer we will be offering our second annual week long
overnight summer camp to these children. Our camp is not a therapy camp, it
is a time for these children to focus on being kids! It is completely FREE
for these children and we currently have spots open that we would love to
fill.

-Camp is completely free of charge
-Camp Dates: June 3rd through June 9th
-Location: Camp Little Cloud in EPWORTH, IA -Two nurses and a mental health
professional accompany college leaders at camp

If you would like more information please email us at
iowa.outreach@campkesem.org OR call us at 847-440-4688

Notice to the Public

The City of Monroe will no longer be alerting residents by hanging a notice on their door of water shut-offs for delinquent accounts.  If accounts aren’t paid by the due date and arrangements haven’t been made at city hall prior to, water will be shut off and a $25.00 reconnect fee charged.  Water service will be reconnected between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday ONLY.

Reminder: Snow Ordinance in Effect November 1st through March 31st

69.11    SNOW REMOVAL.  No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area, from November 1 of each year until March 31 of the following year, during periods of snowfall or within twenty-four (24) after a snowfall.

136.03    REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS.  It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations from sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall.  If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, the City or the City’s designee may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

70.04    PARKING VIOLATIONS:  VEHICLE UNATTENDED.  When a vehicle is parked in violation of any provision of the Traffic Code, and the driver is not present, the notice of fine or citation as herein provided shall be attached to the vehicle in a conspicuous place.

70.06    IMPOUNDING VEHICLES.  A peace officer is hereby authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, a vehicle from a street, public alley, public parking lot or highway to the nearest garage or other place of safety, or to a garage designated or maintained by the City, under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated:

3. Snow Removal. When any vehicle is left parked in violation of a ban on parking during snow removal operations.

Any questions please contact the Monroe Police department:

Office 641-259-2311

Nick Chambers, Chief

Reminder: Cemetery Flower Removal

cemetery flowerThe public is reminded that all flowers and other items on the ground must be removed from the cemetery.  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.

Employment: Public Works Seasonal

Monroe Iowa Now HiringThe City of Monroe is now accepting applications for two (2) 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 owner property and tasks as assigned.  20 to 30 hours per week, May through September.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 206 W Sherman Street or downloaded here.   Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28th.  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.