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Animal Control HOTLINE (712) 366-1143 — Regional Water Emergency (712) 249-5427
ROAD UPDATE – NORTH STREET NEAR INTERSECTION OF CLARK CIRCLE
5/25/2023 AT 12:14 P.M. UPDATE – CITY PUBLIC WORKS STAFF AND POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY SECONDARY ROADS ARE AWARE OF THE BUCKLE NEAR THAT INTERSECTION.
Cones and signs have been placed. Please alternate as part of that road will be one-lane. Concrete is not available until Tuesday, May 30, 2023. On that day one side of the road will be fixed where the “buckling” is located. The next day, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the other side of that section will be replaced.
CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 29 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
Special Council Meeting – Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 6 p.m. – posted 5/25/23
MAY 2023 NEWSLETTER
Please click on the link for the May 2023 Newsletter.
CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE – SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2023 – 8 a.m.
JUNKWOOD – SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE
Please click on the link for the Junkwood Flyer.
If you would like to be a vendor, please click the link below. If have questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Junkwood Vendor Application
2ND ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Here’s the scoop: We are looking for unique color photographs that represent the beauty and wonder of life in our beautiful town.
Photos must be taken with Underwood addresses.
PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2 P.M. ON MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2023
Sponsored by JDW Midwest, Building Inspector and Underwood City Council
3 age categories: Age 6-12 – 1st prize $50, Age 13-18 – 1st prize $75, Age 19+ – $125
Age determined as of 7/31/2023.
Please click on the link for the photography contest flyer for more detailed information.
Entry Agreement-Photography Release Form 2023
The flyer and release form were taken to Underwood Community Schools on 5/17/2023.
GOLF CART LICENSING RENEWS 1/01/2023
CHAPTER 78 Golf Carts Ordinance Effective 8/11/2020
Golf Cart Application and Inspection Form
DOG LICENSES ARE PAST DUE 2023
Please click on the link for the 2023 Dog License Application. If the rabies certificate has expired, a new one must be provided signed by a veterinarian.
Letters are not being sent out for renewal. Spayed/neutered – $10.00 and Intact – $20.00. Penalty of $10.00 IN EFFECT 4/1/2023.
What’s Happening in Underwood:
Recycling Calendar Jan to June 2023
Recycling Calendar July to December 2023
Ordinance – Chapter 55 – Animal Protection and Control
Ordinance 55.07 Owner Duties.
- Humane Treatment. An owner or custodian shall provide sufficient food, water, shelter and humane treatment for any animal in such person’s care. It is unlawful under this chapter for an owner or any other person to beat, starve or otherwise abuse any animal.
2. Sanitary Conditions. An owner or custodian shall keep all structures, pens, or yards wherein dogs or cats are confined clean, devoid of vermin and free of odors arising from urine or feces.
3. Public Sanitation. No owner or custodian of a dog or other animal shall permit such animal to discharge feces upon any public or private property, other than the property of the owner or custodian of the animal.
When you are out walking with your dog(s), please pick up after them! Thank you!
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING TO PROTECT OUR SEWERS
DO’S & DON’TS FOR A TROUBLE-FREE SEWER
Flushing your trash can lead to service interruptions and expensive repairs to home and municipal plumbing lines. When a clog or break down occurs, untreated sewage can back up into your home, your neighborhood or our waterways.
Following the suggestions listed may save residents money and avoid significant inconvenience, as well as the cost to the resident or community for clearing and repairing blockages.
- Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid wastes. Disposable diapers and personal hygiene products do not belong in the sewer system.
- Avoid the release of hair into the shower, bathtub or sink drains to prevent clogs in traps and drains.
- Place liquid fats, oils and grease into a jar or container and dispose in the trash. Wipe down greasy pots and pans with a paper towel before washing in the sink or dishwasher.
- Use a strainer over the drain in your sink, tub and shower. Then empty the collected material into the garbage.
- Keep your clean outs exposed so that your pipes can be inspected and maintained.
- Flush so-called “flushable” wipes. They do not break down and can cause blockages in pipes and pump stations.
- Flush kitty litter, diapers, soiled rags, sanitary napkins, dental floss, q-tips, razor blades, paper towels, surgical bandages, syringes, pharmaceutical products, cigarette butts.
- Pour fats, oils and greases from cooking down the drain.
- Pour paint, engine oil, pesticides, or chemicals down the sink. Some hazardous materials can corrode the sewer, while other complicate the treatment process. In fact, dumping them in the sewer is illegal and could subject you to a fine.
- Pour sour milk down the sink. One liter of full cream milk has enough fat in it to cover the surface of an olympic sized swimming pool.
Per Ordinance No. 213 Section 106.08
106.08.01 Fee for Collection. The fee for solid waste collection and disposal service, used or available, is $12.50 per month.
106.08.02 Fee for Extra Container: Should a household require/request an extra container, there will be an additional fee of $6.00 per month.
106.08.03 Fee to replace container that is destroyed or removed from property: The fee to replace a container destroyed or removed from a property is $95.00.
CITIZENS MAKE NOTE: Any extra waste outside or around the container will not be picked up unless the Extra Container Fee has been paid beforehand so please plan accordingly. Both cans must be MTS cans.
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2022 Audit Report
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2020 Audit Report
2019 Audit Report
2018 Audit Report