Donât Become a Statistic
It is August in Iowaâ¦ State Fair excitement, schools beginning a new year, and then, right around the corner will be Labor Day â the traditional end of summer. This is one of the busiest travel times of the year as many people try and squeeze in one more vacation destination. Others will host or attend end-of-summer social events where alcohol will be served. However you decide to observe the end of summer remember this: it is NEVER okay to drink and drive! If your plans include activities where alcohol will be served make sure you have a plan before you arrive on how you will be getting home.
Starting Wednesday August 8th, Construction will start on Mt Pleasant Street from Gear Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue. The first phase of the project will consist of closing the north most 16â of roadway surface and reducing lanes to two 12â lanes on the southern portion of the street. Access will be provided to all businesses and side streets on the north side of the road. Construction is expected to be complete in Early November 2018.
As a reminder to West Burlington residents, Open Burning of leaves is only permitted April 1 - April 21 and again October 15 - November 30. During that time, residents may burn on Wednesdays or Saturdays during daylight hours and when wind speed is under 10 mph. No household garbage, garden waste, or grass can be burned. Outdoor cooking fires are permitted in manufactured fire pits designed for that purpose. During permitted dates, leaves can be burned in burn barrels or on a concrete pad. A permit is required for a burn barrel. Please contact City Hall for more information.
Chapter 53 of the West Burlington Municipal Code states that grass, weeds or brush shall be cut, mowed and maintained so as not to exceed 6 (six) inches in height. The publication is your notice and by publication in the City's official newspaper that, if a violation of Chapter 53 exists on their property the City will proceed with abatement procedures immediately upon discovery of such violation. When the nuisance exists on a property occupied by a structure the City will attempt to post a notice to abate on or prior to the City abating it and assessing the cost against the property owner. If the nuisance exists on an empty lot, notice to abate will be issued only in the form of a certified letter to the property owner as listed in the records of the Des Moines County Assessor.
Donât Become a Statistic It is August in Iowaâ¦ State Fair excitement, schools beginning a new year, and then, right around the corner will be Labor Day â the traditional end of summer. This is one of the busiest travel times of the year as many people try and squeeze in one more vacation...