Jun 092022

We had a Spring storm that not only took power out for some of the town but also toppled over our previous park Playset. That playset has been replaced with a smaller one that is more Sturdy and safer. It was donated by Kerwin and Becky Buseman. Without their donated playset we would have nothing in that area. So if u see Kerwin and/or Becky around town – give them a big thanks.

 June 9, 2022  Posted by at 10:45 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Park Playset
Jul 072021

We are calling a special meeting to discuss an extreme cat situation that has come to our attention. We will be meeting Thursday July 8th @ 7:30 PM.

 July 7, 2021  Posted by at 4:46 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on Special Meeting
Apr 182021

Our late chip seal last fall in combination with snow removal this winter has resulted in an excess of pink rock chips residing along side our streets. We are contracting to have the rocks swept back into the roads. For some this idea may seem stressful due to concerns of damage being done to your grass. We will be placing flags alongside the roads where we plan on sweeping. If you do not want your grass swept then remove the flag and throw it away. The sweeping is scheduled to start Saturday 4/24/2021.

 April 18, 2021  Posted by at 10:54 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Rock Sweeping
Apr 182021

We will be hosting a couple city wide cleanup days. All you have to do is place your items at the edge of your property near the street. Volunteers will pickup your items and place them into the city dump truck. The dump truck will empty at the Marion Rubble site (google for details).

Our first pickup day will be Saturday 4/24/2021 starting at noon and will be for tree branches. The second pickup will be Saturday 5/1/2021 starting at noon and will be for “white goods” (appliances)
and items that can be unloaded in “the hole” .

Also a lunch will be served from 11 am to 1 pm (4/24/2021) at the community hall. All are welcome.

 April 18, 2021  Posted by at 10:47 am Uncategorized Comments Off on City Wide Cleanup
Nov 182020

Notice of hearing on variance application for 109 Maple Street West

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Location: Community Hall

Variance is to build a 12×8 porch and a 12×8 deck on the east side of the trailer house. Porch and deck will be 6 inches from the east property line instead of the required 7 feet.

The second portion of the variance will be the roof overhang which will be 6″ instead of the required 12″. The edge of the overhang will be on the property line.

 November 18, 2020  Posted by at 9:00 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on Public Notice
Oct 252020

The city council along with volunteers hosted a second cleanup day. This time construction rubble and metal items were picked up. The limitations for the types of items that we can pick up is determined by the Marion rubble site rules. (see

It was a successful day again with the use of 3 dump trucks and a tractor with a grappler claw. Thanks to all who helped and for the equipment brought.

 October 25, 2020  Posted by at 3:02 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on City Wide Cleanup
Oct 252020

Ellen Buskohl approached the city council last year with a proposal to redo the landscaping around the community center. With a lot of effort on her part and her peers, the project is showing completion. First she removed the old rock garden and battled the weeds and volunteer trees. Then with funding provided by the 125th Committee a concrete curb was laid around both the community hall and the fire hall. Then an industrial strength underlay was placed and the old rocks were washed and relaid. The hard work shows a lot of community pride and dedication to making our town a nice place to live. Thank You Ellen and your peers for your efforts and a big thanks to the 125th Committee for paying the $1700 invoice for the curb.

 October 25, 2020  Posted by at 2:51 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on New Landscaping
Oct 232020

Vast is upgrading their lines to fiber optic. They will be providing Internet, TV, Phone and Automation services to our community. With this upgrade your internet speed will be considerably faster! To learn more or sign up visit

These little green boxes are the fiber optic enclosures. Here is a map for all of them within our town.

 October 23, 2020  Posted by at 6:40 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on Fiber Optic
Oct 222020

Our town has a new look. Not only have the leaves changed but so have the roads too. We finally got a long overdue resurface of most of our town roads. We have gone from a black and white look to an all red surface.

We don’t plan on letting the roads get this neglected again! Since 2016 money has been set aside for the roads and this will continue.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers over the past 5 years who worked on patching these roads and keeping the potholes to a minimum. It is my hope that this new surface will reduce the work needed in the upcoming spring months.

 October 22, 2020  Posted by at 8:46 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Streets
Oct 202020

Several volunteers joined in this past Saturday for a tree and branch cleanup day. We used the city dump truck, Ben Beil’s dump truck and Gene Berg’s dump truck. Nate Buskohl loaded the trucks with his family’s tractor that had a hydraulic grabber. It was amazing to see this thing pick up an entire pine tree and drop it into a dump truck. Each truck made 3 trips to the Marion dump for unloading. Big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped.

 October 20, 2020  Posted by at 3:06 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on City Wide Cleanup