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.
During the City Council meeting on 02-06-18, a bid was awarded for the demolition of Garner Hall. The awarded bid went to Detterman Excavating in the amount of $27,500. The bid includes an attempt to save the facade top portion of the building for future use. Due to liability issues, we will not be allowing access to remove other decorative artifacts from insisde. We aniticapte the demolition to occur in the next few weeks. Please be alert as we may close access to some areas of the neighborhood while the demolition is in process.
You may be seeing an increase in your water/sewer/garbage bill this quarter. This is due to the application of the Debt Service Fee (DS code on your bill). This was enacted by resolution a couple of months ago. This fee is to repay the debt incurred by the installation of the lift station. This has contributed greatly to our sewer fund running an annual deficit which is now at -$180,000 . The fee will be $21.80 per quarter until 2021. This will clear the debt in the sewer fund. The fee will then decrease to $14.30 per quarter for the remainder of the debt. That debt will be paid in 2030.
We have created a page for Community Events. You can find the page by clicking the button below.
Clearing up Calendar Parking:
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, an amendment to the Parking for Snow Removal ordinance was adopted. This is also known as Calendar Parking. What changed?
1) Calendar parking will only be in effect when it is announced that
calendar parking is in effect. You will no longer need to move your vehicle on sunny days. The window of possible calendar parking days is still November 15 - April 1.
2) When calendar parking is announced to be in effect, you will need to follow the old calendar parking rules of odd or even side of the street depending on the date of the event. That last portion has not changed at all.
Those are the only things that have changed from the process standpoint.
How will you know that calendar parking is in effect?
We will do a press release to the radio stations, television stations, and to the City's web site and social media outlets to inform the public that calendar parking is in effect. It will be based off of predicted snow falls, so we will utilize local estimated snowfalls to enact calendar parking.
There has also been a lot of talk about "Snow Emergencies". This part of the ordinance has not changed other than the method by which we would announce a snow emergency. This has been in effect since 1980.
A snow emergency, when issued, requires the vehicle to be parked on the even side of the street only. When the snow emergency is lifted, then regular calendar parking will be in effect. Once all of the snow is removed, then the calendar parking will be suspended.
Why is this snow emergency a thing? We are speculating that since it was enacted in 1980 that it is a result of the experience from the blizzard of 1979. We believe that they were unable to remove all of the snow from one side of the street before people were required to move to the other side, which complicates the removal process. We will utilize it for true emergencies of this nature. In our research, we have not been able to find any account of a snow emergency being issued. We are keeping this in place in case of an emergency. It is always best to have a plan in place.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall.
Here is a new effort to aid in communication with the public. We are now creating a public packet for folks to have a better idea of what is going on in the City. We hope to keep this going and add even more information moving forward. Please give us your feedback on the idea! The packets for public can be found by clicking the button below
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