Water Service Lines

City residents and businesses should be aware of the possibility of their water service line freezing during cold-weather months.  The temperature of city water averages around 50 degrees.   Water in   service lines below 40 degrees may freeze.  After letting   your water run for a few minutes, check the temperature of the water from your cold -water faucet.  If it is below 40 degrees, you should consider   letting your water run a steady stream the size of a pencil from a single cold-water faucet. This should help keep pipes from freezing, but please note that you will see an increase in your city bill while dripping.

Citizens should be concerned with the freezing of plumbing in unheated basements or outside walls. In addition,  during the cold-weather months, the frost  in  the  ground  will  continue  to  go deeper,  even  when  the  outside   temperature is rising.   This may cause your service line, whether in the ground or outside your home or business, to freeze.

Continue to monitor the temperature of your water until the city is in an extended warm weather pattern.

For   more   information, please contact our Public Works Director at   (319)   987-2905   or

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Snow Removal

A reminder, per ordinance #136.15 with winter weather, sidewalks and fire hydrants need to be cleaned and cleared within a reasonable time after snowfall has ended.  If the owner fails to do so within a resonable time, the public works director may have the natural ice or snow accumilations removed without notice, and the cost shall be assessed against the property as taxes.  Thank You for your cooperation!

Notice! Driveway Markers

Notice!

The use of metal driveway markers/snow stakes/or the like is NOT PREMITTED in City Right of Way. The property owner is responsible for any damage occurred to city vehicles or city right of way property as a result of any obstructions placed in city right of way including but not limited to driveway markers/Snow Stakes/or the like.

We appreciate homeowners helping our employees when it comes to marking the edge of the road and driveways for when snow covers the ground and plowing is required, but PLEASE only use markers that are flexible.

According to City Ordinance, the City of Janesville reserves the right to remove any markers and obstructions found in City Right of Way.

Thank You

 

Butler-Bremer Communications

The following notice includes very important information in regards to the Butler-Bremer communications Fiber to the Home project in Janesville and surrounding area. Please read it closely. There are a number of items covered and we apologize for the lenght of the letter but this document attempts to answer a number of questions related to this project. You can return the request form (page 5) to Butler-Bremer - P.O. Box 99, 715 Main Street - Plainfield IA, 50666  or  to the Janesville City Clerk's Office.

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Join the Janesville First Responders!

Are you looking for a way to volunteer and give back to your community? The
Janesville 1st Responders are looking for men and women to join our group. We
will pay for your Emergency Medical Responder certification in return for a 2
year commitment to our group. If you are currently a Registered Nurse, no
additional certification is required!
 
First Responders, also called Emergency Medical Responders, are certified
workers who arrive to help in emergency situations, after 911 is called for a car
accident, medical assistance, a natural disaster or when emergency crews are
needed at any time. First Responders are trained to assess the situation,
provide medical and, often, lifesaving aid when needed, and keep the situation
under control until an ambulance arrives. Being a First Responder is an
extremely rewarding way of volunteering, as you will play a crucial role in
protecting and helping your friends and neighbours with emergencies of all
kinds. You will also be joining a tight-knit group of men and women dedicated to
providing life-saving services for our community. As a volunteer Emergency
Medical Responder, you can expect to attend one meeting per month and that
will include all of the training sessions necessary to keep your certification. Call
schedules are flexible as we provide 24/7 care to those in need.
If you are interested in joining the Janesville 1st
Responders, or would like more information about becoming part of our group please contact Traci Berry by email at firstresponders@janesvilleia.com or by phone (319) 987-3020 or Nicole
Einck at nkeinck@gmail.com or by phone 319-290-6779.
 
Thank You!
Traci Berry
Janesville 1st Responder Director