Chapter 6-Wards

2-6-1 PURPOSE
2-6-2 DIVISION INTO WARDS

2-6-1 PURPOSE. The purpose of this Chapter is to divide this City into geographical areas, herein called “wards,” so that each area may be represented on the Council by a Council Member from its own ward. (Ord. 371, 6-24-63)

2-6-2 DIVISION INTO WARDS. The City is divided into five (5) wards:

1. First Ward and First Precinct: The First Ward and First Precinct shall include all that part of the City lying in the Northeast part of the City:

Commencing at the intersection of East Platt Street and North Matteson Street thence North along North Matteson Street to the intersection with East Quarry Street, thence West along East Quarry Street to the intersection with North Eliza Street, thence North along North Eliza Street to the intersection with East Apple Street, thence West along East Apple Street to the intersection with North Main Street, thence North along North Main Street as extended to the North corporate line of the City, thence East and South along the corporate line to the intersection with East Platt Street, thence West to the point of beginning.

2. Second Ward and Second Precinct: The Second Ward and Second Precinct shall include all that part if the City lying in the Northwest part of the City:

Commencing at the intersection of Iowa Highway 64 and the West corporate line of the City, thence East along the center line of Iowa Highway 64 to the intersection with North Eliza Street, thence North along North Eliza Street to the intersection with East Apple Street, thence West along East Apple Street to the intersection with North Main Street, thence North along North Main Street to the to the North corporate line of the City, thence west and south along the corporate line of the City to the point of beginning.

3. Third Ward and Third Precinct: The Third Ward and Third Precinct shall include that part of the City lying in the Eastcentral part of the City:

Commencing at the intersection of South 5th Street and the corporate limits, thence north along South 5th Street to the intersection with West Jefferson Street, thence East along West Jefferson Street to the intersection with South 2nd Street, thence North along South 2nd Street to the intersection West Maple Street, thence East along West Maple Street to the intersection with South Main Street, thence North along South Main Street to the intersection with Platt Street, thence East along East Platt Street to the intersection with Eliza Street, thence North along North Eliza Street to the intersection with East Quarry Street, thence East along East Quarry Street to the intersection with North Matteson Street, thence South along North Matteson Street to the intersection with East Platt Street, thence East along East Platt Street to the East corporate limits, thence South and West along the corporate limits to the point of beginning.

4. Fourth Ward and Fourth Precinct: The Fourth Ward and Fourth Precinct shall include all that part of the City lying within the center lines of the following named streets:

Commencing at the intersection of West Summit Street and Thomas Avenue, thence North, then West, then North, then East along Thomas Avenue to the intersection with Jones Avenue, thence North along Jones Avenue to the intersection with West Platt Street, then East along West Platt Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence South along South Main Street to the intersection with Maple Street, thence West along West Maple Street to the intersection with South 2nd Street, thence South along South 2nd Street to the intersection with West Jefferson Street, thence West along West Jefferson Street to the intersection with South 5th Street, thence North along South 5th Street to the intersection with West Summit Street, thence West to the point of beginning.

5. Fifth Ward and Fifth Precinct: The Fifth Ward and Fifth Precinct shall include all that part if the City lying in the Western and Southern parts of the City, excluding Census Block No. 190450011001008 which lies within Clinton County and crosses a legislative district boundary. Census Block No. 190450011001008 shall be subject to the Memorandum of Agreement with Clinton County dated _10/24/11____.

Commencing at the intersection of Highway 61 and Family Dollar Parkway thence West to 220th Avenue, thence north along the corporate limits to the intersection with Highway 61 thence West along Highway 61 to 17th Street, thence West on 17th Street to the intersection with 184th Avenue, thence Northward along the corporate limits to the intersection with West Platt Street, thence East along West Platt Street to the intersection with Jones Avenue, thence South along Jones Avenue to the intersection with Thomas Avenue, thence west, south, east, and again south along Thomas Avenue to West Summit Street, thence East along West Summit Street to the intersection with South 5th Street, thence South along South 5th Street to corporate City limits, thence West, South, East and South along corporate City limits to the point of beginning.

6. At Large: The city shall have two At Large districts for the purposes of representation on the City Council. The At Large districts will encompass the entire area within the corporate limits of the City of Maquoketa.

(Ord. 957, Passed August 27, 2001) (Ord. 961, Passed December 27, 2001)
(Ord. 1096, Passed August 29, 2011) (Ord. 1099, Passed November 7, 2011)