ALBERT CITY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2022 Spring is upon us. We want to share with you some things that may or may not affect you at this time of writing.
WAYS TO PAY YOUR BILL: You may also leave your payments in the drop off box, mail it in, or pay on line at https://otc.cdc.nicusa.com/p/iowa/City%20of%20Albert%20City/ or go to the city web site of albertcityia.com go to title “How Do I” then click on “Make a Payment” then click “Make Payment and that will take to the website also that is listed above.
YARD & TREE BRANCH CLEAN UP: With spring upon us it will soon be time for yard work. Please keep in mind that yards are to be kept at a maximum of 6" tall. When mowing make sure the grass does not get out on the street as this will clog our storm sewer. If you have leaves to get rid of, you may burn them on the ground at your residence (keep in mind the winds and moisture) and please be courteous to your neighbors. You also may place them in the north bunker located behind the welding shop. Just reminder DO NOT PLACE ANY BAGS IN THESE PILES. LEAVES ONLY!!!! We are starting to pick up limbs and branches now. Keep in mind not to have any crotches or limbs larger than 4" in diameter. If you have a tangled pile it will be left. If our employee spends more than 15 minutes on your pile you will be billed $80.00 an hour in 15-minute increments.
CLEAN UP DAYS: The council has set May 6-8, 2022 as our spring cleanup days. This is a good way to get rid of junk you may have accumulated over the winter. We will have some dumpsters staged in the parking lot by the post office and labeled as to what items to place in each of them. Please follow this closely. This is not a place to get rid of regular garbage. This is for junk only. This is for town residents only. PLEASE NOTE THIS YEARWE WILL NOT ACCEPT TIRES, PAINT, BATTERIES, TELEVISIONS OR PROPANE TANKS. PLEASE TAKE HEADE TO THESE RESTRICTED ITEMS. If you would like you can always call Arny Grow at 712-260-0059 to rent a dumpster if that works better for you. After clean up days are over the city will go around checking properties for junk and junked vehicles so please make sure you take advantage of clean up days to avoid receiving a letter. If you have junk cars on your lot please remove them from your property or place them in an enclosed building.
GARBAGE PICKUP: We have garbage pickup on Mondays for both the recycling and regular garbage. Please have your containers at the curb by 6:30 AM. You may place the containers at the curb 12 hours before the pickup and must be removed from the curb after the garbage company have been through. If you do not comply you may be fined $25.00 if they are not placed back on your property.
RECYCLING GUIDELINES: The following is a list of recyclable items. Please keep in mind all these items MUST go in an enclosed container. FIVE CATEGORIES OF RECYCLING: 1. PAPER 2. CARDBOARD -BROKEN DOWN AND PLACED IN RECYCLE CONTAINER NOT MATTER WHAT SIZE 3.METAL & ALUMINUM CANS 4.PLASTIC FOOD, BEVERAGE AND SOAP CONTAINERS 5.GLASS, FOOD, AND BEVERAGE CONTAINERS The following are not considered recyclable: STYROFOAM OR PLASTIC bags from Walmart, HyVee, Fareway, etc. They do not have a vendor that will buy these. The grocery stores do have a receptacle available for getting rid of your plastic bags as another option. All containers must be rinsed and allowed to dry before putting them in the recyclables. DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES – Keep them loose with the exception of shredded paper which must be bagged. THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS YOUR GUIDLINE FOR RECYCLING. KEEP IN A VISABLE PLACE WHILE SORTING GARBAGE. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES, “WHEN IN DOUBT THROW IT OUT”
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT: We now have available the Consumer Confident Report at city hall for you to view.
PARKING ON STREETS MORE THAN 48 HOURS: As a reminder, if you have any work trailers, campers, utility trailers, these can't be left on the street longer than 48 hours. You can get a ticket for this.
DOG LICENSE: Dog licenses are now past due. You will have until the end of April to license your dog(s) for $10.00 and proof of rabies. You can use the drop off box to get us this information and we will send you out the tags, or stop by the office to register the dog(s). IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR DOG LICENSE PAID BY APRIL 30, YOU MUST PAY A FINE OF $100.00 PER DOG PLUS $10.00 TO LICENSE THE DOG. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND.
CAT LICENSE: As an early reminder, cat license(s) are due by August 31 of each year. You will need proof of rabies and distemper and $5.00 per cat.
POOL NEWS: As of the time of this newsletter we are still taking applications for lifeguards. You will need to be lifeguard and CPR certified. If you or anyone you know is interested please stop by city hall and fill out an application. We would like to at this time also welcome Libby Holt as lifeguard manager this year. We are very excited for a new pool season.
REC BOARD UPDATE: Unfortunately the town no longer has a Rec Board for the Little League program. Therefore the children have joined surrounding towns Little League programs. Since some of the children are joining with Laurens, we are working with them to have a game or 2 on our field. We have a group that has volunteered to run the concession stand if this happens. We also have been informed that Sioux Central will no longer use the field for any of their games.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: Summerfest will be held June 17 – 19, 2022. Lots of fun activities for the whole family. The Chamber is looking for volunteers to help with the softball tournament, food prep, serving meals, clean up and Bingo. If interested, please contact Alison at AC Floral at 843-2226.
The chamber is also looking for new members. If you are interested in joining to help with community events, we meet at noon on the 2nd Monday of the month at The Station. If you have questions, message us on the Albert City Chamber page Facebook.
We will be forming a committee for Albert City’s 125th Celebration right after Summerfest. Look for more information on the ACE Facebook Page.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 712-843-5613. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9 – 1. Enjoy the spring. Albert City mayor, council and staff