Monthly Archives: April 2017

City Wide Spring Clean-Up Saturday May 6th

City Wide Spring Clean-Up will be on Saturday, May 6th from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted items to the Water Street parking lot, (at the Village Green).

There is a $10 charge for household appliances which includes; washing machines, dryers refridgerators, etc.  Note: per May 5th, TVs and Monitors will also cost $10.

Not accepted: businesses bringing items, commercial appliances, construction debris, household garbage, large metal items, paint or toxic waste, tires and yard waste.

For more information, call the city office at 319-643-5888 or Johnson County Refuse at 877-423-9877.

Main Street Sidewalk Improvements Phase 4 – Starts April 10th

The City of West Branch will begin Phase 4 of the downtown sidewalk improvements on Monday, April 10th.  This project will involve repairs to water services, sidewalks, storm water infrastructure and road surfaces on the north side of East Main Street from North Downey Street to Parkside Drive.  Parking on the north side of East Main Street in this this area will be closed for the duration of the project.

There may be traffic delays, temporary road closures or one lane traffic.  Detour routes will be in place and the City urges vehicle traffic to make use of alternate routes during this project when possible.

For questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Director Matt Goodale at 319-325-8213 or call the City Office at 643-5888.

Hydrant Flushing April 17th – 28th

The City of West Branch will be flushing fire hydrants beginning April 17th through April 28th during normal working hours.  The City annually flushes hydrants to clean the City Water Supply System and to help the West Branch Fire Department with determining if all hydrants are working properly.

The City does not recommend doing laundry during the hours of the flushing program to help minimize any potential problems that could arise with the water system being disrupted.  If you see discolored water coming from your faucet, let the water run until clear, this could take a couple of minutes.

Please contact Public Works Director Matt Goodale at 319-325-8213 or the City Office at 643-5888 with any questions or concerns.

Residential Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Public Works provides curbside yard waste collection starting on the 1st Monday in April and continues weekly through the last Monday in November. 

Yard waste includes waste produced during gardening, grass clippings, leaves, flowers, branches and tree limbs.

Yard waste must be placed in bio-degradable bags only.  Tree limbs and branches do not need to be in bags as long as they are cut no longer than 4 ft in length, bundled, tied.  Bio-degradable bags can be purchased at the City Office for $1.00 each or they can be purchased at local retailers such as:  Menards, Wal-Mart, Lowes, etc.

In an effort to maintain the City brush pile and minimize illegal dumping, the City will no longer have an open gate policy.  The gates to the brush pile will be accessible only by checking out a key from the City Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  A walk-through gate is available for small loads and no key is required.

 Reminder:   Public Works will not accept any yard waste containing debris that would be picked up during normal trash collection (plastic bottles, cans, bottles, etc.) or yard waste that is placed in plastic bags, plastic totes, wheel barrows, trash cans, etc.

Please contact Public Works Director Matt Goodale at 319-325-8213 or the City Office at 319-643-5888 with any questions or concerns.