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Senior Dining Closed – Tuesday, February 20th

Senior Dining at the Community Center is Closed today, Tuesday, Feb 20th due to weather. Thank you.

SNOW EMERGENCY – starting 6pm, Monday, Feb 5

The City of Belle Plaine is declaring a snow emergency from 6pm Monday, February 5th thru Noon Wednesday, February 7th. Please park vehicles off streets so we can remove snow.  Thank you!

7 Easy Steps to Composting

7 Easy Steps to Composting

REMINDER: License Pets by January 31, 2018 to Avoid Penalty

REMINDER: Belle Plaine residents that have not yet licensed their cats/dogs for 2018; deadline to avoid penalty is 1/31/18. City hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5pm and Thursdays until 8pm for your convenience. Thank you.


Below is some additional information to answer a few questions that have come in from various residents in regard to the recent sewer rate increase:

  • The city rarely uses an estimate to determine water usage.  All meters are read EACH month.  The only time an estimate would be used is if the meter won’t read and is in need of some repair.  This is usually only 1-2 meters in any given month out of the almost 1,300 meters that get read.
  • The usage/meter reads on bills are several weeks behind.  For example:  The 1-1-18 bill would have covered a usage timeframe of roughly the first week of November through the first week of December.  If there is ever any question, the exact dates can be obtained from City Hall.
  • The increase to our customers is $4.27 per thousand and affects the SEWER rate only.  There was no change to the water or garbage rates.
  • It is illegal for us to offer a different rate for seniors so therefore we are not allowed to do any type of senior discount.
  • Yes, the city DID apply for and get a $600,000 grant to put toward this $3.2M project.  That was taken into account when the new sewer rates were established.

We know that the additional rates are not desired or welcomed by anyone.  However the costs to add the Ultraviolet Disinfection and Flow Equalization Basin additions to our Water Pollution Control Facility that are required by the DNR have to get covered.  We felt the fairest way to raise those funds was to increase the sewer rate so that all sewer users were impacted based on their usage.

RFP – Development Opportunity – 1002 4th Avenue

The City of Belle Plaine is accepting Proposals for a Redevelopment Opportunity for the property at 1002 4th Avenue.  Written proposals are due to Jeff, Horne, City Administrator, by January 19, 2018.  Attached are details.

RFP 1002 4th Ave




The attached document is information from the EPA in regards to the chemical that our mosquito control company sprays here.

EPA Permethrin Facts

City Hall Now Accepts Credit Cards

Yes…Belle Plaine City Hall NOW has the ability to accept credit cards for payments in person at City Hall. Fees do apply.

CITY HALL US FLAG: Half-staff 6/25/16

The US flag at Belle Plaine City Hall will fly at half-staff from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, June 25th in honor of Dennis Kithcart Sr.  Dennis was an Army veteran who served from 1966 to 1968.


Starting on Thursday, June 16th, the City Clerk’s office will be open late each Thursday night until 8PM for your convenience.