Water Rates & Sewer Service Changes Have Increased

**  Water Rates & Sewer Service Changes Have Increased  (Article published on 11/22/17) **

  Just a reminder to all city residents, the new rate increase was put into affect on the November 2017 city bill. The "DS" stands for Debt Service, which is a flat fee for the Barrick Road Water Improvement Project.  This is a fee that is charged to all service lines connected to city water. Please call the City Clerks Office at (319)987-2905 with any questions or concerns.

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** Water Rates & Sewer Service Charges Increasing **  (Article Published on 9/15/15)

The city has and will continue to experience increased operational costs for the city's water and sewer systems, including the purchase of bulk water from Centrral Iowa Water Association, and for the proposed Barrick Road Water Improvement and Sewer Lift Station Installation Projects.  To offset these rising costs, the Council has proposed a 35% increase in water rates and a 20% increase in sewer service charges.  Listed below are the ordinances. 

Ordinance 324

Ordinance 325

Water Comparison Spreadsheet

 

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

 

Burning and Tree Trimming Ordinances

Janesville Code of Ordinances

105.05

OPEN BURNING RESTRICTED

No person shall allow, cause, or permit the burning of refuse, garbage, or rubbish at any time. The burning of yard waste and personal papers is allowed; however, such burning shall not take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on those days when school is in session. Yard waste means any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush, and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps.

 

135.08

BURNING PROHIBITED

No person shall burn any trash, leaves, rubbish, or other combustible material in any curb and gutter or on any paved or surfaced street.

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It is also city ordinance to keep the trees on, or above the surface of the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least 15 ft above the the surface of the street and 8 ft above the sidewalks.

Yard Waste REMINDER!

With the Summer Season upon us, the days of mowing and tree trimming are here!

 If you prefer to haul your yard waste to the city's Yard Waste Site, you must make prior arrangements with city personnel as the site cannot be accessed without their assistance. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (319) 987-2905 before noon for same day access.  Thank You!