Well spring is finally here! The winter was pretty mild so we can be thankful for that. With spring comes your spring newsletter. We would like to point out a few things as a reminder for the residents old and new.
Spring cleanup has been set for May 9, 2017. You can pile your things at the road with your garbage on that day but you will have to purchase a flag for $10 and it must be secured to your pile. Flags are available at the City office. With that date in mind we have scheduled City wide yard sales for May 5&6. Entry can be made through the Independent at Hawarden to get your house on the map and get signs etc. We have also asked for the Goodwill truck to be in town for the week of the 8th-12th. It will be parked on Main by the Methodist church.
Rubbish piles are available behind the old sewer plant off LaSalle. All piles are marked so please put appropriate waste in the correct pile (limbs, grass, and yard-garden waste). No construction materials please.
We would also like to remind you when mowing to make the 1st 2 passes onto your yard so we can save all the grass from clogging the sewer system.
The pool is planning to open on June 1st. We have purchased new non slip runners for the shower areas to avoid slipping accidents (thanks to money we still have from the fundraiser). Susan has agreed to manage again so thank her for her many years of a great job. All hours and prices will be on the website @ iretonia.com
Little league should be starting toward the end of May. You can contact any rec member or pick up aps at the bank.
Schools will be coming to a close also and we would ask that you take care in watching out for the youngsters on foot or on bikes.
If you have a golf cart it needs to be registered with the City. There is no charge but you will receive a 2017 sticker to put on it when you register. All of you that registered last year just need to pick up a new sticker.
As always feel free to come to the City office or call 278-2112 at any time with any concerns and we will be happy to assist you if we can. Have a great summer and stay safe!
Ireton City Council, Mayor Lewis, Carol and Jordan
March 6, 2017
The council meeting on the 20th had some new info. The winter parking has been changed and the ordinance was ammended. Starting in Nov 2017 you can park on the streets as long as there is no snow. I will post the ammendment so you can read it.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF IRETON, IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WINTER SNOW REMOVAL
BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Ireton, Iowa:
SECTION 69.10. SECTION MODIFIED. Chapter 69, Titled – Parking regulations
Subsection 69.10 Titled – Overnight Parking; Snow Removal is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:
Snow Removal and snow routes Effective November 1, 2017, No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or City-owned off-street parking area through the duration of any snow fall or snow storm or ice storm and up to twelve (12) hours after cessation of the same, except upon streets which have been fully and completely opened from curb to curb, or in the event of an emergency duly reported to the Police Department, and this ban shall be of uniform application.
The City Council has designated all streets in the City as snow routes. When conditions of snow or ice exist on traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic. Fines to be $25.00 for 1st offense, $50.00 for second offense and third offense vehicle will be towed at owners expense plus impoundment fees.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236(1) and 321.236(12)
SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect November 1, 2017 and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
Passed and approved by the Council of the City of Ireton, Iowa, on February 20, 2017.
They are also trying to decide on new City welcome signs at 3 different places. It is coming along but they are still looking at options for signs and prices. I will try to keep you up to date on that also.
Other signs that are being discussed are entrances to the cemetery. Those of you that are old enoughto remember...there used to be archways going into the cemetery. With new snow equipment it is being discussed as to which that would be an option or to just have open entrances with new approaches. We were very generously donated money from the Frankie's to be used on the cemetery and the council thinks this would be a great way to use it since the current ones are deteriorating.