Iowa DNR and Iowa State Extension and Outreach are holding a public meeting regarding Emerald Ash Borer is being held in Mason City, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 25th, at Lime Creek Nature Center, 3501 Lime Creek Road, from 6:30-8:00 pm. The meeting is FREE, and no registration is required. Homeowners & other concerned citizens are welcome to attend.
Questions may be directed to ISU Extension & Outreach, Cerro Gordo County at 641-423-0844 or email email@example.com.
Click "More Info" for informational flyer regarding the topic.
April Water Bill Adjustments
Water Bill Adjustment Details
Customers who have been running water to prevent service lines from freezing will need to register their name and address at City Hall.
For the April 1st Bill Adjustment, customers must register at City Hall by
MONDAY, MARCH 17TH, 5:00 P.M., No Exceptions.
Customers who contact City Hall after that date WILL NOT be eligible for adjustments to the April bill and will be expected to pay their April bill in full, but their name will be added to the adjustments list for the May bill. The Registration Deadline for new names on the list for the May bill adjustments will be announced at a later date.
Once customers have been placed on the list at City Hall, there is no need to make further contact for the May bill adjustments.
Registered customers will have their April 1st water/sewer bill averaged according to their November & December 2013 and January 2014 usage.
Customers may register by stopping in at City Hall or calling 456-4853 during regular office hours; Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Landlord Property Maintenance
Hampton Code states that landlords as property owners have a responsibility to provide and maintain plumbing facilities and fixtures for their properties. The City is asking that tenants, who have no water service potentially due to freezing, call Hampton City Hall, 641-456-4853. The City will then work with the landlord or property owner to assure that a reasonable attempt to regain water service has been attempted. Please contact Hampton City Hall if you have questions or concerns. Customers running water as a preventative measure against frozen lines must call City Hall to be eligible for billing adjustments.
Congratulations Captain Morrison!
Mark Morrison was promoted to the rank of Police Captain, following City Council approval at their regular session on Thursday, February 13th.
Morrison began his employment as a Police Officer with the Hampton Police Department in February 2005.
Congratulations and thank you for your service, Captain Morrison!
TIPS TO AVOID FROZEN WATER LINE
With the persistent freezing temperatures this season, the City has been receiving calls regarding frozen water lines. It is recommended that property owners check the temperature of their water; if it is less than 46 degrees, a helpful measure is to run a faucet inside at a steady stream the thickness of a pencil constantly until the ground frost level improves and the water temperature is above 46 degrees.(Note: This will affect the usage and increase the monthly water bill, but less expensive than potential damage repairs.) The City Council will be holding their next workshop on Monday, February 24th, at 6PM, at which time discussion regarding allowances for extra usage will be discussed.
If your water line has frozen, let City Hall know and contact a plumber if attempts to increase the air temperature in the area where the water service line enters the home doesn't thaw the frozen blockage.
THE CITY DOES NOT ENDORSE USE OF WELDING EQUIPMENT TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM, DUE TO POTENTIAL RISKS OF FIRE AT THE SITE AND NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.
Click on "More Info" to read tips for avoiding frozen water service lines.
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!
122 1st Avenue NW
Hampton, IA 50441
Officials Sworn In
Mayor Shawn Dietz administered the oaths of office for the swearing in of elected Council Members Dick Lukensmeyer (At Large) and Jay Hickman (Ward IV), terms expiring December 2017; and for Mayor Brook Boehmler, term expiring December 2015. (Councilman Jim Davies - Ward II, was unable to attend and will be sworn in at a later date.)
$20,000 REWARD - MISSING PERSON - 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.
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 shall expire on December 2, 2013, but may be extended at the discretion of the offeror. Reward claims made after this expiration date are not payable. 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.
Click "More Info" for poster available for distribution.
BURN BAN IN EFFECT
Burn Ban in effect. 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.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program 2013-2014
North Iowa Community Action Organization is enrolling those in need of assistance with the expense of heating their homes over the winter months. Click "More Info" for information provided on the flyer for the 2013-2014 winter season.
Winter Maintenance of Sidewalks
It is recommended that property owners plan accordingly for their winter maintenance needs for snow & ice removal from public & private sidewalks. This includes properties which are occupied, vacant or lots with public sidewalks, which must be regularly maintained for snow & ice removal, according to City Code. The City has the authority to abate snow/ice accumulations from sidewalks that have not been cleared as early as 24 hours after the cessation of snowfall; billing the property owner for the expenses incurred. No advanced notice of the City abatement is required or will be issued.
Contractors interested in providing sidewalk snow removal services for the City or property owners should notify City Hall with their contact information. Stop in at 122 1st Ave NW, or call 641-456-4853.
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
2012 Tree City USA designation for Hampton!
Arbor Day Foundation Names Hampton Tree City USA
Hampton, Iowa, was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the first year Hampton has earned the national designation.
Click “More Info” to view the News Release in its entirety.
Compost/Brush Site Schedule
Access to the site for the week of December 2nd - 6th by appointment only by contacting City Hall at 641-456-4853. No access before 7am or after 4pm. Compost site will tentatively reopen for public access late March or early April 2014, weather permitting.
Info during Spring, Summer & Fall access:
The site may be CLOSED in the event of RAIN, EXTREME TEMPERATURES or posted HOLIDAYS.
The Compost/Brush Site is located on the west edge of town, north of Hwy 3 on Olive Avenue.
It's recommended that loads be secured or covered during transport to prevent the loss of items on the roadway while enroute.
Use of the site is available at NO CHARGE to properties within the city limits. Gate fees are accessed to those from outside the city limits; punch cards for a reduced rate are available at City Hall (or the Police Department after regular business hours).
RESIDENTS within the City limits only may now collect branches/wood from the brush site, after signing an acknowledgement of regulations for same with staff and acquiring a receipt for branches/wood being removed with each collection.
NOTE: BURN BAN lift expired November 30th.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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City Council Workshops
Beginning January, 2013, the City Council will initiate 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.