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UPDATE: 13th Avenue now Open

UPDATE:  Repairs for today are finished and 13th Avenue from 8th Street to 11th Street has reopened.  Thank you for your patience.


The City of Belle Plaine will be repairing a water main break on Thursday, 1-18 starting about 9AM. We will have 13th Avenue from 8th Street to 11th Street CLOSED on Thursday until repairs are completed.


Senior Dining in Belle Plaine is Closed today, Monday, Jan 15th for Martin Luther King Day.  It will reopen tomorrow.  Thank you.


Please avoid 13th Ave from 13th St to 21st St if possible for the rest of this week.  It will be 1 lane and at times closed to thru traffic as crews are working on installing new power poles along that road.  Thank you.


Attn: Belle Plaine Residents:  Be aware of a possible water main break near 19th St & 10th Ave. Crews are working on repairs today. Conserve water if possible. Thank you.
UDPATE:  The repairs to this water main break have been completed.  Thank you for everyone’s patience today.


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.

GARBAGE PICK UP MOVED to Saturday, January 6th

Residential Garbage pick-up in Belle Plaine will be delayed this week due to New Years. Pick-up will be on SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH (instead of Friday).


The City of Belle Plaine is declaring a snow emergency from 6pm Friday, 12/29, thru 6pm Sunday, 12/31. Please park vehicles off streets so we can remove snow.  Thank you.

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



GARBAGE PICK-UP moved to Saturday, Dec 30th

Residential Garbage pick-up in Belle Plaine will be delayed this week due to Christmas. Pick-up will be on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30th (instead of Friday).