Atkins Update – Aug. 17, 2020


Atkins City Hall/Library/Community Center

Hello Atkins! The power is coming back! The energy crews are working hard to restore our power. Many crews traveled to Iowa to help. Some came from the east coast hurricane without going home to see their families. If you see them, tell them thank you and let them know how much they are appreciated.

Thank you volunteers for helping those in need clean up their properties, for providing food and drink to area families in need and to volunteers who have come to help. ATKINS VOLUNTEERS ARE AWESOME!

Information update from the City

City Hall is staffed and functioning out of the Water Treatment plant, 400 Main Ave. If you have questions, please stop by the Information Tent by the Library and leave your question, name and contact information and the appropriate city department will contact you.

Burning– No open burning allowed within the city. This includes tree debris, trash and construction materials. Recreational fires that are monitored, no more than 3 ft tall, and a minimum of 25 ft from structures and brush piles are allowed. Please be careful! lt is very dry and fire will spread quickly.

Collection of Fallen Trees and Limbs – Contractors have been in town since Saturday and are making progress picking up tree debris. Please be aware of these crews and keep your distance for the safety of all.

Construction Debris – Keep separated from tree debris. Pick up date is yet to be determined.

City Needs All Residents Help – Funding the City will be receiving from the government for cleanup will require the City to pay a percentage of the total cost of cleanup. Part of the City’s payment can be offset by hours the residents are spending on cleanup and other recovery efforts. The City will be sending out details later this week by mail. Please watch for this mailing.

Trash/Recycle Bins – If you find any bins, please let the Information Tent know so they can be returned to their owner.

Food Help- Sandwiches, sack lunches, snacks, and water, along with personal care items are available at the Soccer Park Pavilion daily from noon until 8 PM until further notice.

Helping Hands Food Pantry – Open at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church the lst and 3rdSundays of the month from 11-12. Please contact Dave Duball at 319-981-6060 if you need assistance outside of these times.

Need Help with Cleanup – Please call Gordy and Kathy Jacobsen at 319-446-7358. If no answer, leave a message with your name and contact information and they will get back to you.

How You Can Help

Food Needed for Soccer Pavilion Site: fruit bars, fruit snacks, fresh fruit, GoGurt, yogurt, cheese sticks, personal care items, baby products. Drop off at the soccer pavilion between noon and 8 PM.

Food Pantry: Non-perishable food and monetary donations. Contact Dave Duball at 319-981-6060.

Volunteers Needed at Soccer Pavilion to help with distribution. Contact Pam Duball at 319-981-7755.

Volunteers/Groups: If you or a group would like to volunteer, please leave your name and contact information at the Information Tent.

The next newsletter will be available Wednesday afternoon at the Information Tent and posted on the

NEXT-DOOR APP – Atkins Neighbors Page and at

This information is provided for the residents of the City of Atkins by the Mayor’s office.

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