Turbine Traffic Blockage

A meeting between the City of Camanche, Iowa DOT, Artco Fleeting, and Vestas was held on Friday  September 13.  Out of that meeting came a new direction in the transport of wind turbine blades and parts.  Beginning Monday the 16th, turbine blades will no longer come out in groups of 3.  Rather, they will stagger one blade at a time every 30-45 minutes when they have an order to ship.  This will eliminate the need to block traffic for more than 5 minutes and it will also eliminate the need to reroute traffic.  The blades will now be travelling up to Hwy 30, so the only traffic congestion to occur will be on Washington Blvd northbound and southbound for just a couple of minutes.  We expect this process to continue through the remainder of the shipping year.  Please be alert when the load cars are positioning for truck movement.  Thank you for your patience.

Fall Large Item Pickup

The Fall large item pickup is scheduled for September 30 through October 4.  Please follow the button below to see the regulations

Building Permit Changes

The City of Camanche has made changes to its required permitting process.  Beginning September 1, 2019, it will be required to obtain a permit for the following:

 

Roofing (repair or replace more than 50% of the exisiting roof) - $50

 

Siding (repair or replace more than 50% of the existing siding) - $50

 

Shed (No footing and under 480 sq feet) - $50

 

Site Review (any development requiring a site review) - $250

 

Site Review hourly rate (per reviewer) - $85

 

There are other permit fee changes.  They are as follows:

 

A) Storage buildings up to 150 square feet in size- 50.00

     Storage buildings over 150 square feet in size- 50.00 plus $1.00 per $1,000 in construction value

B) Garages- 50.00+ $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value

C) Wooden or Polymer decks-45.00

D) Patios and concrete slabs-45.00

E) Fences and retaining walls - 45.00

F) Swimming pools- 45.00

G) Room additions- 50.00 + $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value not to exceed $75.00

H) Principal dwellings- $50.00 +$1.00 per $1,000.00 in estimated  construction cost. Any dwelling exceeding an estimated construction  value of $150,000.00 will have a base of $200.00 + $.75 per $1,000.00 in construction value over $150,000.00.

 I) Commercial buildings, office buildings, apartments, warehouses and other similar buildings- $50.00 + $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value.

Any building exceeding $150,000.00 in construction value will have a base fee of $200.00 + $.75 per $1,000.00 in construction value over $150,000.00.

Depot Painting Set

UPDATE::: Much work was done, but much more is needed.  Our next event is planned for September 7, weather permitting.  

 

The City will be using a volunteer force to paint the train depot by the library on Saturday August 24, 2019 beginning at 10AM.  The City will supply the materials.  If you would like to help, come on by the depot at 10 AM and join us.  Just be prepaired with proper clothing that might get paint on it.  The weather looks great for the day.

Hydrant Flushing

             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

Camanche Flood Damage Report

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.

2019 Camanche Flood Damage Report
This is the current report on the City of Camanche flood damage from 2019. This report is for damages to public infrastructure only. It does not include any damage to personal property.
flood damage report.pdf
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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.  

Recycling Schedule

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).

Recycle Calendar 2019
recycle calendar.pdf
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Bike Path Remains Closed

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.

 

2 Year Street Plan

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.  

Streets plan phase sums only.pdf
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Survey Results

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.

Camanche Community Survey 2018
camanche survey 2018.pdf
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Community Profile

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!

 

Camanche Depot

Find out more about the Depot and other Parks & Recreation features by using the button below.

 

 

Community Center

The City of Camanche has opened its new Community Center.  Discover the new facility here.

 

 

City of Camanche

Our business hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730

563-259-8342

563-259-9025  FAX

Spring 2019 Newsletter
Spring 2019 newlsetter.pdf
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Quick Facts

Population: 4,448
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5

 

 

 

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