Welcome to the Underwood, Iowa Website
Animal Control HOTLINE (712) 366-1143 — Regional Water Emergency (712) 249-5427
UNDERWOOD FIRE AND RESCUE ANNUAL FIRE SUPPER – SUNDAY, 10/1/2023
4 TO 7 P.M. AT UMBA
Menu: Pulled Pork-Potato Salad-Beans-Mac n’ Cheese
Location: UMBA Hall – 300 Second Avenue, Underwood, Iowa
Free Will Donations – To Go Containers Available – Dessert and Ice Cream Served
FALL CLEAN-UP DAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2023
Please call City Hall at 566-2373 if you have items to be picked up.
Payments to be made out to MTS and bring to City Hall by Wednesday, 10/4.
Will Take: Regular items: Furniture, newsprint, aluminum cans, tin cans, etc.
Appliances: There will be a $20 charge per appliance. They do not need to be degassed.
WILL NOT TAKE: Will not take glass of any kind, car batteries, tires, batteries, dirt, oil, paint or paint products unless in hard form, large piles of wood (example: from construction or deconstruction), waste, rocks or concrete. No excessive piles please. Only items within city limits will be taken and NO OUTSIDE GARBAGE.
Items MUST BE at the curb Friday evening. MTS will begin pickup at 11 p.m.
2023 Photography Contest Winners ANNOUNCED
Age 6-12 – Gracie Hoffman
Age 13-18 – Bailey Skiles
Check out their winning pictures on the Photography Contest Tab on the website.
Great job Gracie and Bailey!
Pictures of Gracie and Bailey with JDW and Mayor Bardsley are featured in the September 2023 newsletter. Please see the link below for viewing.
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TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET – OCTOBER 15 FROM 5 TO 8 P.M.
CHECK UMBA’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY WAS AWARDED $4.4 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING AS PART OF THE INVESTING IN AMERICA AGENDA!
Thanks to Pottawattamie County Engineer, John Rasmussen, P.E., Pottawattamie County Engineer, Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors, Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads Department staff, and others that the County worked with on this grant.
This adds a Center Left Turn Lane to G30 from Railroad Highway to I80 in Underwood, as well as replacing the Mosquito Creek Bridge.
Please click on the link below for more information.
UNDERWOOD, IOWA — CITY VIDEO
Thanks to MAPA (Metropolitan Area Planning Agency) who took the video footage of our community in late May 2023,
completed the video and provided it to the City on June 15, 2023.
CITY ELECTION – NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Candidate Information – Candidate packets are available at City Hall, 241 Third Street, Underwood
August 28, 2023 – First Day to file nomination papers / September 21, 2023 – Last Day to file nomination papers at 5 p.m.
Minimum of Ten (10) signatures needed for candidate.
GOLF CART LICENSING RENEWS 1/01/2023
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:
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.