The Linn Grove City Council meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Linn Grove Community Center

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ILRW Connection and DWSRF Loan - January 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM City Hall (Click for Official Notice)   

Next Meeting Agenda:  

Linn Grove City Council
January 13,  2022
7:00 p.m.
Linn Grove Community Center

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:  The Mayor and City Council welcome comments from the public during discussion.  You are expected to state you name for the record and limit the time used to present your remarks in order that others may be given the opportunity to speak.  The Order of Business is at the discretion of the Chair.

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adopt the Agenda
  4. Approve Previous Meeting minutes
  5. Approve Bills/Clerks-Treasurer’s Report
  6. Old Business
    a. Thank You to past Council Members for service and Welcome to the New Council Members
          a. Presented with City Code of Ordinance Books
    b. South Water Main Project: 
         a. Planning and Design Loan from State Revolving                    Fund
                   i. 0% interest for 3 years
                   ii. Can be rolled into DWSRF Loan
          b. Preliminary Engineering Report
                    i. Applicant and Engineering Firm completes                            PER           
         c.  Viability Self-Assessment
         d.  Intended Use Plan Application
                   i. Updated Quarterly (Earliest inclusion March                         2022, more likely June 2022)
                  ii. Evaluated and Scored based on need by the                           DNR
         e.  Environment Review
                  i. SRF Environmental Review Specialist will                              evaluate the project
         f.  Bid the project and present findings to SRF
                   i. SRF reviews for eligibility
         g. Once the Plans are approved then Loan application              may be submitted
         h. Loan is up to $1 million at 1.75% for 20 years
                   i. Eligible for 50% forgiveness because of                                     Manganese Health Risk
                   ii. Eligible for 25% forgiveness because of Viable                        Source Failure
                  iii. Looking into coverage for South connection,                           renegotiation of purchase agreement with                             ILRW, and potentially some new water                                   distribution mains
          i Potential Completion Date of November 2022 (Fast               Tracking)
    c. Grant for Bridge:
         a. Funding is available for 3 years from date                              acceptance 3/5/21
         b. 28-E Agreement with the County for Annexation
                  i. In place until completion of project or 5 years                        from filing 6/30/2020      
    d. North River Water Project                        
          a.  Extension has been filed for completion in June                     of 2022 due to County Conservation FEMA                           Project
                           i. Both FEMA Projects will be done in unison                            due to risk of damage to our water main
                          ii. Looking at potential start date for both                                   projects to be March 2022
    e. Abatement update
         a. 101 E High –
         b. 124 Weaver -
         c. 208 Linn St. –
         d. 212 Main St. –
         e. 234 Sherman Ave –
         f. 302 Church St –
         g. 308 Church St –
         h. 310 Church St -
         i. 304 Sweet St -
         j. 310 Main St -
         k. 410 Broadway - 
  7. New Business
    a. Set Public Hearing for Max Levy
    b. Set Public Hearing on ILRW connection on Southside and SFR Loan Funding
    c. Set Public Hearing for 22-23 FY Budget Approval
    d. Appoint Public Safety Director (Mayor) Council Approval
    e. Appoint Building Official (Mayor) Council Approval
    f. Set Official Newspaper
    g. Set Official Depository
    h. Set Official Attorney
    i. Appoint City Clerk-Treasurer and Salary (Council Appointed)
    j. Annual Salaries (Post in Minutes)
    k. Budget Workshop
    l. Abatements 
  8. Library Report
  9. Park Report
  10. Water-Sewer Report   
  11. Maintenance Report  
  12. Clerk's Report
    a. B.V. Sheriff hours - 28 hours
    b. Shut-off letters 10
  13. Announcements - Open Forum
  14. Adjourn

All in attendance are advised to social distance/wear mask.




ORDINANCE Frequent Issues

Mowing & Appearance of Lawn

Grass, weeds or brush shall be cut, mowed and maintained at uniform height so as not to exceed six inches (6") in developed residential areas and business/industrial areas.

Every owner shall cut and control noxious weeds upon the owner's property. Noxious weeds include any weed growth or plant designed as noxious by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations or by the Code of Iowa.

Un-Roadworthy Vehicles

An "abandoned vehicle" means a vehicle that has an of the following:

  • Vehicle that has been left unattended on public property for more than twenty-four (24) hours and lacks current registration plates, or two(2) or more wheels or other parts that renders the vehicles totally inoperable.
  • A motor vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for more than twenty-four (24) hours.
  • A vehicle that has been unlawfully parked or placed on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than twenty-four (24) hours.
  • Any vehicle parked on the highway determined by a police authority to create a hazard to other vehicle traffic.


Fences & Hedges

Prior to the contruction of any fence or hedge, application shal be made to the City Clerk and a permit obtained for.

Must not exceed four feet (4') in height in any required front yard and six feet (6') in height in any required side or rear yards. Fences in excess of six feet (6') will be allowed in the cases of tennis courts and swimming pools, subject to further restrictions.

Permitted to be constructed up to any property line and perennial plantings shall not be planted closer than three feet (3') to any property line. Trees may not be located not less than six feet (6') from the property line.

See city ordinances at clerk's office for further details into fences regarding:

  • Line of Site Visibility (at Intersections)
  • Permitted & Prohibited Fence Material
  • Good Neighbor Provision
  • Barbed Wire and Electrical Fence


Building Permits All buildings or structures, including residences, schoolhouses, churches and other similar structures in a residence district must first obtain a building permit prior to construction, re-construction and alteration to ensure compliance of applicable rules and regulations of the City of Linn Grove Code of Ordinances and State of Iowa.

Please note that the ordinance information listed above is not the full ordinance. It is only a portion of the city ordinance. For more information on Linn Grove's City Ordinances, contact the city clerk or mayor.



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