Messages from Mayor Willis, Chief Schutte, and Chief Reid

Mobile Home Weather Procedure Change

TEMPORARY Tornado watch Procedure for Trailer courts and unprotected citizens.

Due to the current situation involving COVID-19, the fire department is not available to use for sever weather shelter.  For the next several weeks the following plan with be implemented. 

Residents of Cedar Heights and Lloyds Mobile Home parks and residents who do not have the ability to shelter at home will go to the Camanche Middle School MAIN ENTRANCE ON CIRCLE DRIVE (Door #1).   A staff member from Camanche Schools will be on site to let you in and shelter you in the old locker rooms.  

Once the COVID-19 issue has passed we will return to normal operations.   If you have any questions please call Fire Chief Dave Schutte 563-259-1112.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

Mayoral Proclamation

 

 

CITY OF CAMANCHE, IOWA EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

 

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the public health and safety of the City of Camanche, Iowa, as outlined by the Center for Disease Control ("CDC"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Public Health ("IDPH") has now determined that community spread of COVID-19 has occurred in the State of Iowa; and

 

WHEREAS, the Hon. Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency effective noon March 17, 2020; and

 

 

WHEREAS, Section 372.14(2) of the Code of  Iowa  (2019) grants the Mayor  powers to declare an emergency and govern  through  proclamation  to  protect the health  and safety of the citizens of Camanche.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Trevor Willis, the duly elected Mayor of the City of Camanche, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the following:

 

  1. That a state of emergency or public danger exists within the City of Camanche because of the threat of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

  1. That all orders from the Governor’s proclamation dated March 17, 2020 are in effect within the City of Camanche, Iowa including the following closings:

 

  1. City Hall
  2. Camanche Community Center
  3. Camanche Historical Society Building
  4. Camanche Public Library

 

 

  1. That all mass gatherings be it social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure ,and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.  Planned large gatherings and events must be cancelled or postponed until after termination of this disaster.

 

  1. That this Proclamation of Emergency may be modified and/or superseded by future proclamation of the Office of the Mayor of Camanche as future events warrant.

 

  1. That any violation of any proclamation of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Camanche, Iowa, shall be enforceable by the Camanche Police Department and any violation of the same shall be a violation of Title 1 Section 3 of the Camanche Code of Ordinances and punishable as a simple misdemeanor.

 

Dated this 17th day of March, 2020.

 

 

CITY OF CAMANCHE, IOWA EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

 

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the public health and safety of the City of Camanche, Iowa, as outlined by the Center for Disease Control ("CDC"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Public Health ("IDPH") has now determined that community spread of COVID-19 has occurred in the State of Iowa; and

 

WHEREAS, the CDC has recommended  that persons do not congregate in gatherings of over fifty (50) persons to attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the general public, and

 

WHEREAS, the Hon. Governor Kim Reynolds has recommended that all school districts within the State of Iowa close for a period of four (4) weeks to help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the State; and

 

WHEREAS, the Superintendent of the Camanche Community School District has heretofore closed the Camanche Community School District for an indefinite period, expected to be at least four (4) weeks from March 16, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 372.14(2) of the Code of  Iowa  (2019) grants the Mayor  powers to declare an emergency and govern  through  proclamation  to  protect the health  and safety of the citizens of Camanche.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Trevor Willis, the duly elected Mayor of the City of Camanche, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the following:

 

  1. That a state of emergency or public danger exists within the City of Camanche because of the threat of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

  1. That based upon the advice of the CDC and other public health agencies, I hereby declare that the Camanche Public Library will be closed to the public beginning upon execution of this Proclamation. Staff shall report as normal.
  2. That pursuant to CDC recommendations, gatherings of fifty (50) or more people are strongly discouraged until further notice.

 

  1. That this Proclamation of Emergency may be modified and/or superseded by future proclamation of the Office of the Mayor of Camanche as future events warrant.

 

  1. That any violation of any proclamation of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Camanche, Iowa, shall be enforceable by the Camanche Police Department and any violation of the same shall be a violation of Title 1 Section 3 of the Camanche Code of Ordinances and punishable as a simple misdemeanor.

 

Dated this 16th day of March, 2020.

City Operations

Memorandum

March 17, 2020

 

By order of Mayoral proclamation, City Hall offices are closed to the public.  Payments for utility bills can be dropped off, mailed, or processed by credit card either over the phone or via the City’s website www.camancheia.org.  City Hall will be staffed during normal business hours to service your questions or needs. 563-259-8342

 

The following facilities are also closed until further notice:

 

Camanche Public Library

Camanche Community Center

Camanche Historical Society

 

All events scheduled through April 13, 2020 at the Camanche Community Center are cancelled.

 

There is no public access to Public Works. 

 

Yard waste collection originally scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020 is hereby suspended until further notice. 

 

Solid Waste and recycling will continue as scheduled.

 

We encourage citizens to utilize the City’s website for updates and information. 

 

 

Andrew S. Kida

City Administrator

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.
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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.  

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

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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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