Hydrant Flushing/Testing to begin
The Camanche Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the next several months (May-October) months Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am to 3 pm and on Wednesday nights between the hours of 6:00-9:00. This flushing is necessary to test and maintain the water system. Residents may experience some low water pressure and discoloration during this flushing.
From Fire Chief Dave Schutte
The City of Camanche experienced damages to infrastructure due to the flood of 2019. The document below is a report containing data, images, invoices and estimates for work to be done as well as potential mitigation. This information was originally compiled for FEMA to justify Clinton County being named a federal disaster area. That announcement came June 11, 2019. Now that we have been declared a disaster area, we are able to apply for funding to recover from the disaster. Again, this is for damage to public infrastructure only. This document may be amended as we move forward.
Staff has been hard at work in conjunction with FEMA to catalog and account for all damages to City property resulting from the flood. The CIty had it's initial kick off meeting with FEMA on August 8, 2019 to start the official process. Things are going quite well in that aspect and you can see some of the less than urgent repairs beginning. Our goal is to restore and improve everything that we can with the hope that there might be mitigation funding for some of the projects. The bike path is underway. Expect to see the 5th Ave boat ramp addressed shortly. We will be putting the 21" sewer line repair out for bid shortly which will impact traffic on Washington Boulevard at the south end. We will also be clearing debris from the library dock and inspecting the dock for any structural damage. The boat ramp parking lot should be addressed in the Fall. Park Drive will probably happen at the same time. We are also hopeful to get some mitigation consideration for lining sanitary sewer lines between 3rd St and the river to prevent future collapses. You are now up to date with the news of the flood saga. We have taken a slow approach to make sure that we do not make any mistakes in processes so that we qualify for as much disaster funding as possible. So far, we are ahead of the process according to our FEMA reps. Your City staff has done an outstanding job in organizing the process to get as much aid as possible and limiting city financial losses from the flood.
Below is a pdf of the recylcing schedule. The recycling collection will happen on the same day as your trash collection. Please have the containers placed as noted in the document. The hinge on the lid should be facing away from the street (towards your house).
The bike path is now closed at this location. We are working with engineering staff to resolve this issue and improve the structure so that this does not happen again. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE::::: We are seeking estimates for the repair work. This will include removal of the damaged pavement, drainage tile, base material, and new pavement. We are going to seek proposals and will begin work as the contractor is avaialble.
UPDATE 8-2-2019::: The work has been authorized and we just received the permits from the DOT to work in their right of way. We are just waiting for the contractor to schedule the work.
Welcome to the City of Camanche! Throughout the years, Camanche's remarkable sense of community, strong family values, top quality educational system, exceptional Mississippi River recreational
opportunities, and close proximity to commercial and industry sectors continue to provide extraordinary hometown appeal for people of all ages and interests.
One of the earliest thriving frontier towns west of the Mississippi, Camanche is a city with a proud history and bright future…providing its residents and visitors with a warm, friendly Midwestern quality of life.
Camanche City Council recently adopted a 2 year street plan for road work. The plan is provided below in a PDF. We will soon be working on a 3-5 year plan.
The City of Camanche conducted a survey of the community to get feedback on where we stand, and what people identify as important to the community. The purpose is to help identify a new branding for the City. The results have been collected, analyzed, and compiled into a document. You can review it by clicking the .pdf file link below. It is a large file, so please be aware before you download that it will take up some space.
The City of Camanche offers the best in small town living to all who treasure it’s “hometown” charm. Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Camanche boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who live and play here. Couple that with Camanche’s proximity to Clinton, and residents are able to participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!
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818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5