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- Tree Program (6/19/2020)
- HELP WANTED City of Maquoketa Financial Clerk (6/18/2020)
The City of Maquoketa is taking applications for full time Financial Clerk. This position requires experience and basic knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, with preference for government accounting procedures and maintenance of fiscal records. Additional duties are in municipal administration. Applications, resumes and cover letters will be taken through July 15, 2020.
- Water Shutdown Boil Advisory S. 4th and W. Locust (6/18/2020)
PLEASE EXCUSE THIS INCONVENIENCE
TEMPORARY WATER SHUT-OFF
The water main that serves your building must be shut-off to allow for the replacement of a Water Main Valve located at West Locust and South 4th Street. Please draw enough water to supply your needs during this period.
This shut down will start on WEDNSDAY JUNE 24th, at approximately 9:00am and continue until the work is complete – we anticipate this to be done by Mid-Afternoon depending on any issues we encounter.
A boil advisory will be effective immediately once the water is restored on Wednesday the 24th. The advisory will remain in place until at least one set of bacteria samples have been completed confirming that the water meets all regulatory standards.
The boil advisory will ONLY affect the areas of:
300 to 500 blocks of South 4th Street
300 and 400 block of West Locust Street
Because of the potential for bacterial or other contamination, it is recommended by the IDNR that residents either boil water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking until further notice.
Residents are advised to bring water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Tap water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
Residents will be notified when the boil advisory is lifted on KMAQ radio and the City of Maquoketa Facebook page. It is anticipated the advisory will be lifted by THURSDAY JUNE 25th late afternoon or the Morning of FRIDAY JUNE 26th .
Occasionally, some problems occur after the water supply is reinstated. If water shows discoloration, run the water until it clears. If water is available from most faucets, but won’t flow from a particular one, remove the screen from that faucet and run water. Clean the faucet screen and reinstall it.
If you have any concerns regarding the water service interruption, please contact Jeff Bodenhofer at 563-652-4881.
Find more information at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800-427-4791.
- Horseshoe Pond Campground Open (5/11/2020)
The City of Maquoketa is happy to announce that we are welcoming campers back to Horseshoe Pond Campground. The Maquoketa Parks Department staff are working diligently to open our campgrounds. Campground openings will need to occur in phases so we can safely open facilities with adequate staffing. Please keep in mind that in order for us to keep the campgrounds open, visitors will need to adhere to physical distancing guidelines by remaining 6 feet apart, wearing masks as appropriate, and limiting group gatherings to 10 or less people. Below is a list of guidelines for campers to follow and we will be operating with specific guidelines to help keep our campground open.
- Playground, Shelters and The Citadel will remain closed.
- Campers may camp only with a self-contained camping unit that has a functioning restroom, as shower houses with flushable restrooms will remain closed.
- Self-contained is defined as a tent or pop-up camper with a portable toilet or an RV or camping trailer with a functioning, self-contained bathroom.
- Occupants are limited to six or less per campsite (unless household is more than six).
- No visitors are allowed.
- Campfires are limited to those who occupy the campsite.
- Campground shower houses with restrooms will remain closed.
- Social distancing guidelines should be observed in the campground, as well as other areas of the park.
- Practice safe hygiene. Please bring your own sanitizer and use soap and water frequently.
- Reserving campsites is not allowed as campgrounds continue to be first-come, first-served.
- Public Comment Sought (4/28/2020)
The City Council of Maquoketa is taking public comments regarding the adoption of an ordinance to establish a Citywide Curbside Residential Waste Hauling/Recycling program. The proposed ordinance will be on the agenda of the May 4, 2020 City Council meeting. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or left in the water payment box outside City Hall. Comments received in writing by 4:30 on Thursday, April 30 will be shared with council members in their meeting packets.
The public is also encouraged to participate in the Zoom virtual meeting.
Contact City Hall at 563-652-2486 with questions.