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Water Main Break

Attention citizens of Belle Plaine there is a water main break in the 1000 block of 12th Street.  Be aware of low water pressure and you may experience rusty water.  The City of Belle Plaine is currently working on the break and hopes to have it fixed this afternoon.


Despite all the Face Book rumors and other sources of unconfirmed information, the city water supply is safe to use for all activities, including drinking and cooking. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) after reviewing all the recent testing information on Friday, March 14, 2014 issued a statement of support and confirmed that the [...]

City Seeks City Administrator

City Administrator   The City of Belle Plaine, Iowa (population 2,534) seeks qualified applicants for the position of City Administrator. Bachelors Degree in public administration or related field required. 5 yrs. experience in municipal government or public administration preferred. Financial and budgeting knowledge, management history, economic development, public relations, regulatory compliance, and grant writing experience [...]


NEWS RELEASE CITY OF BELLE PLAINE   Thursday, February 13, 2014  Unless circumstances change drastically in the next few days, City of Belle Plaine staff will begin pumping from Well #6 to charge the city’s water system with the water produced from this well. Well #6 produces artesian water, therefore, the water within your home will [...]

Snow Removal and Snow Emergency Info

Reminder to Belle Plaine Residents Snow Removal: All property owners shall keep the sidewalks abutting their property free from snow and ice.  Snow & ice must be removed 24 hours after accumulation.  Failure to do so will cost the property owner $1.00 per running foot for the city to remove the accumulation. Snow Emergency Ordinance [...]

Council Agenda – May 6, 2013

  Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall, Council Chambers Monday, May 6, 2013   6:00 p.m. Tentative Agenda   1.      Call to Order        2.      Roll Call 3.      Pledge of Allegiance 4.      Approval of Consent Agenda – Council Minutes – April 15                          Bills  &  Receiving/Filing of Minutes From:   Library Board – March 26                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5.      Residents [...]

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Nixle is a Community Information Service that is dedicated to helping people stay connected with the information that is most important to them and their family. With Nixle you will receive a text message or email from the Belle Plaine Police Department or the City Clerk’s Office.  For instance snow emergencies or delay in garbage pickup. [...]

City Officials Encourage Water Conservation

WATER CUSTOMERS ENCOURAGED TO CONSERVE WATER  Due to the fact that we are in the midst of a drought our five shallow wells are beginning to drop to a level of concern.  City of Belle Plaine Officials are encouraging people to begin making an effort to conserve water in their homes.  Conserving water is simple [...]

Outdoor Burning Regulations

Burning Hours and Regulations Section 3-26-14  Regulating and Prohibiting Outdoor Burning.  No garbage, wool, rubber, leather, plastic or refuse shall be burned outdoors at any time within the limits of this city. (1)   Definitions. For use within this ordinance the following terms are defined: (a)  Garbage. As used in this ordinance, the definition for “garbage” shall [...]

Making Water Bill Payments

SECTION 6-81-11    METHOD OF PAYMENT. Payment of bills shall be made by cash, check or money order. Check or money order shall be made payable to the Belle Plaine Water Department. Checks, unless certified, are credited subject to collection. Cash payments are to be made only at the Water Department Office at City Hall. Checks [...]