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SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL
SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL It is the responsibility of property owners to keep public sidewalks clear at their properties after snowfall or drifting snow conditions. This includes occupied or vacant residences and businesses, as well as public sidewalks along vacant lots, parking lots or open areas. If the snow has not been cleared within 24 hours after snow accumulation, the City will identify properties which are non-compliant and assign a contractor to abate the nuisance. The City will bill the property owner for the involved expense ($30 minimum, plus 15% administrative fee). The City Code does not require prior notification to property owners before authorizing nuisance abatement of snow from public sidewalks.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THE ROUTINE SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE THROUGH THE WINTER SEASON.

SNOW ORDINANCE STATUS
Status Friday, January 9th, 1:00 p.m. - LIFTED (Not in Effect)

When Hampton's Snow Ordinance goes into effect, it remains in effect until the City advises it has been lifted. Stay tuned to KLMJ FM Radio 104.9 for broadcast of current status updates, or check their website.

When the Snow Ordinance is in effect, do not park vehicles, trailers and equipment on city streets or alleys, to allow for clearing of snow by City staff. Snow and windy conditions following snowfall are factors in putting the Snow Ordinance into effect, and multiple passes of the City's equipment may be necessary, once snow removal has begun. Parking on plowed streets and alleys is still subject to citations until the Snow Ordinance has been lifted. Vehicle owners will be cited for violations ($25 fine per ticket); payable at the Police Dept.

Temporary parking of vehicles on yards, with property owner permission, is allowed while the Snow Ordinance is in effect.
SNOW ORDINANCE STATUS

WELCOME TO HAMPTON, IOWA!
WELCOME TO HAMPTON, IOWA! Welcome to the City of Hampton Website! We hope you find this site a useful resource for various information about the City of Hampton.

Please, contact City Hall if you have any questions or comments on how we might further assist you. Thank you!
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Image of Pride - November Award - Janet Hinrichs
The Image of Pride's recommendation for the November Award approved by the City Council at their November 13th meeting was to Jan Hinrichs. Jan was nominated for their property, located at 303 2nd Street SE. Congratulations and appreciation to Jan Hinrichs!

Those pictured left to right (standing): Council Members Dick Lukensmeyer and Meghan Freie, Newton Grotzinger (Chamber of Commerce), Jan Hinrichs, and Council Member Jay Hickman. Seated are Mayor Brook Boehmler and Council Member Dyanne Pralle.
Image of Pride - November Award - Janet Hinrichs

Shop & Buy Local Proclamation
At the City Council's November 13th Regular Session, Mayor Brook Boehmler announced his Proclamation of Shop & Buy Local; encouraging area public patronage, participation and attendance for local businesses, services, organizations, schools and church events as a show of support and creating a positive benefit to community growth and economic development.

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Image of Pride - October Award - Kathy Jones
The Image of Pride's recommendation for the October Award approved by the City Council at their October 9th meeting was to Kathy Jones for her property at 709 3rd Avenue SE.

Congratulations and much appreciation, Kathy!

Those pictured left to right (standing): Council Members Dick Lukensmeyer, Meghan Freie and Jim Davies; Kathy Jones and Council Member Steve Harms. Seated are Mayor Brook Boehmler and Council Member Dyanne Pralle.
Image of Pride - October Award - Kathy Jones

Image of Pride - September Award - Jeff & Beth Jaacks
Image of Pride - September Award - Jeff & Beth Jaacks The Image of Pride's recommendation for the September Award approved by the City Council at their September 11th meeting was to Jeff & Beth Jaacks. Jaacks were nominated for their property, located at 323 19th Avenue NE. Congratulations and gratitude to Jeff & Beth!

Those pictured left to right (standing): Council Members Jim Davies and Dick Lukensmeyer, Jeff & Beth Jaacks, Council Members Jay Hickman, Steve Harms, and seated are Dyanne Pralle and Meghan Freie.

Image of Pride - August Award - Chuck & Joni Svendsen
The Image of Pride's recommendation for the August Award approved by the City Council at their August 28th meeting was to Chuck & Joni Svendsen. Svendsens were nominated for their property, located at 802 1st Avenue SE. Congratulations and appreciation to Chuck & Joni! Image of Pride - August Award - Chuck & Joni Svendsen

Walnut Coin Fund Raiser
Walnut Coin Fund Raiser The Hampton Tree Board has secured wooden coins crafted from walnut trees harvested from Harriman Park earlier this year. These 2014 walnut coins may be purchased during the Franklin County Fair at the Franklin County Tourism booth for $5.00 each. All proceeds will go toward funds used in the Tree Board's tree replacement and restoration efforts in City parks and properties.

Following the Fair, contact City Hall for their availability and purchase.

MISSING PERSON - $20K Reward (Ethan Kazmerzak)
The Hampton Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Ethan Kazmerzak, age 22, of Hampton; last seen in rural Hampton shortly after midnight, Sunday, September 15th. His silver 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, License #AUZ382, is also missing.

REWARD TERMS
This reward shall only be payable to any person or persons for any relevant and useful information that leads to the location and/or safe return of Ethan Kazmerzak.

This reward shall not be payable to any person or persons: (1) who assisted or participated in the disappearance of Ethan Kazmerzak (2) who work for an organization involved in the location of missing persons.

This reward is limited to all or part of $20,000 total in the event of multiple claimants to the reward.

THIS REWARD OFFER PREVIOUSLY EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 2, 2013, BUT IN MARCH 2014 WAS EXTENDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE OFFEROR. Information on how to submit a claim for the reward can be obtained by calling the phone number below.

Anyone having information relating to the disappearance or the current location of Ethan Kazmerzak should call the North Iowa Crime Stoppers at 800-383-0088 or the Hampton Police Department at 641-456-2529.

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MISSING PERSON - $20K Reward (Ethan Kazmerzak)

BURN BAN IN EFFECT
BURN BAN IN EFFECT Burn Ban in effect, except during the annual 30-day lift (November 2014). Open burning prohibited in City of Hampton.

105.08 SEPARATION AND DISPOSAL OF YARD WASTE. All yard waste shall be separated by the owner or occupant from all other solid waste accumulated on the premises and shall be composted, mulched or utilized or burned on the premises in such a manner so as not to cause a public nuisance, or placed in acceptable containers and set out for collection. As used in this section, “yard waste” means any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps. Burning of yard waste shall be limited to a 30-day time period in the fall of each year. Said time period will be determined by the City Manager. Burning during said 30 days shall only be allowed from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until darkness, “darkness” being defined as when the street lights come on. Burning of yard waste shall not occur at a proximity of less than 20 feet from any structure or building and shall be supervised by a competent person at all times and shall not be left unattended until the fire is completely extinguished.

Note: If the smoke generated is excessive, persons may be instructed to extinguish the burn until items are drier and likely to create less smoke. Windy conditions may also result in the need to refrain from or stop open burning. Violations will be enforced with the potential for citations and fines for non-compliance.


Free Mulch & Compost for Franklin County residents
The City of Hampton is offering FREE for the taking MULCH and COMPOST
to Franklin County residents while supplies last from the Hampton Compost & Brush Site.

Available for collection during regular Compost/Brush Site business hours. (Access at other times for this purpose may be arranged by contacting City Hall; weather conditions may prohibit collection options.)

NO DELIVERIES,but loading assistance available by appointment only, M-F, 7am-4pm (No Holidays) Street Dept.: 641-456-4372 - City Hall: 641-456-4853
Free Mulch & Compost for Franklin County residents

City Council Workshops
City Council Workshops Beginning January, 2013, the City Council initiated a Workshop format for full Council on the Mondays (6PM), immediately preceding their 2nd & 4th Thursday regular sessions, rather than the previous three committee meetings. These workshops will also be open to the public.

Workshop schedules may vary during budget planning season or when conflicts with holidays or other schedules occur. Check the Calendar of Events section of this website for current information or contact City Hall to verify workshop schedules.