2019 Code of Camanche Codification




Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Camanche, Iowa will conduct a public hearing on the proposal to adopt the City of Camanche, Iowa Code of Ordinances.  A copy of said codified ordinances is now on file at the City Hall and is available for public inspection.  Said hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., November 19, 2019 in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall, at which time arguments for or against adopting the City Code as proposed will be heard and considered.

The proposed code is available for review at City Hall or you can download the draft pdf below.  All of the changes are in red.  As a guideline, there are three areas of changes that are made and they are highlighted in red.  Any change noted as (Ord 7xx, passed 20xx) is an ordinance already adopted by the City Council.  It is now being inserted into the Code book.  There are some ordinance changes that are necessary to satisfy Iowa State Code.  The third set of changes are recommendations from the ECIA Municipal Code folks.  The language they have developed helps clarify some of our existing language.  For the most part, these changes are state guided, or they are procedures that the City of Camanche has already adopted through policy.  This just solidifies them into ordinance.  Feel free to contact the City Adminsitrator if you would like any further clarification on the issue.  

Camanche Code of Ordinances Proposed Codification 2019
CODE-CAMANCHE 2019 proposed codification[...]
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Water Notice

UPDATE::::::  The City submitted a new sample for nitrates and the sample passed.

Camanche Water Supply PWSID# 2322066

Public Notification


Monitoring Violation of the

Water Testing Schedule


Our water system violated a drinking water standard over the past year. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation.


We, the City of Camanche, Iowa Public Water Supply are required to monitor your drinking water for a specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 2019 a nitrate sample was to be sent into the Lab for testing between July 1 and Sept 30th. On August 14th 2019 the sample was sent to the lab and was delayed in delivery. When it did reach the lab, time had expired for an accurate test. The deadline for testing had passed and we are now sending in a replacement sample.


There is nothing you need to do at this time.


For more information, Please contact City of Camanche Public Works at 563-259-9410



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

Some repair work has been done to the rotting wood on the front.  We will work on finishing the painting next Spring.  Thanks to all who have given their efforts towards this important project.

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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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

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


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Winter 2019 newsletter
Winter 2019 newlsetter.pdf
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Spring 2019 Newsletter
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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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