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Water Value Installation-CANCELLED

The water valve install originally scheduled for today in BP has been cancelled due to weather. It will take place at a later date.

CANCELLED – A new water valve is scheduled to be installed in Belle Plaine starting at 8am on 10/22 on 12th Street between 10th & 11th Avenue. Expect low or no water pressure & rusty water near there.

New City Text Message System

The City of Belle Plaine is switching to a new text messaging system. To register for the new system, text JOIN TEXT to 833-683-2538. We will stop using the current Nixle system on 12/2/20.

Water Valve Repairs – Oct 15, 2020

Water valve repair in Belle Plaine starts at 8am on 10/15 on 10th Ave between 12th & 13th Streets. Expect low or no water pressure & rusty water near there.

TRICK OR TREATING

TRICK OR TREATING – CITY OF BELLE PLAINE

The City of Belle Plaine approved both Trunk or Treat & Trick or Treat for Saturday October 31.  Trunk or Treat will start at 2:00 & you should check the BPCDC Facebook page for the details of the event. (This event is sponsored by BPCDC.)

 Cars will be spaced out & Face Masks are encouraged.

Trick or Treat Hours will be from 5 to 8:00 pm &, if a resident does not wish to participate, turn off your porch light.  Please respect a resident’s right to not participate in Trick or Treating.  Face Masks are strongly encouraged for both the residents & those who participate in Trick or Treating.

The council would further like the public to know that Trick or Treating is a volunteer activity that is not recommended by the CDC this year.

The CDC has labeled the following activities as high-risk C-19 virus activities.

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household

This year, the CDC is encouraging residents to CELEBRATE a COVID-19 HALLOWEEN CREATIVELY and here are a few helpful ideas to keep you and others extra safe while still celebrating Halloween:

  • Make treat bags and hang them from streamers outside for kids to grab;
  •  Have a Halloween movie night with household members either at home or drive-in;
  • Do reverse trick-or-treat by dropping off small gift bags on your neighbor’s porch;
  • Put on a trunk-or-treat on your street (Halloween decorated car trunks) with socially distanced parked cars in driveways;
  • Coordinate a contact-free neighborhood scavenger hunt;

WHILE THE CDC IS RECOMMENDING AGAINST NORMAL HALLOWEEN ACTIVITES THE CITY OF BELLE PLAINE IS REMINDING EVERYONE IT IS A VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY AND IS NOT REQUIRED OF ANYONE.

AS FOR TRICK OR TREATING IN BELLE PLAINE THE OFFICIAL CITY HOURS ARE FROM 5:00 TO 8:00 PM AND THE CITY ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO HAVE A SAFE TIME.

Mayor Dave Fish & the Belle Plaine City Council

Ignore Add’l Siren Tests – 10/2/2020

ATTN BP RESIDENTS: Please ignore additional emergency siren tests today. We are working on some repairs.

Emergency Siren Test – 10-2-2020

The City of Belle Plaine will be testing the emergency sirens today, Friday, October 2, 2020 at approximately 1pm.

No Senior Dining – 09/28/2020

ATTN BP RESIDENTS: There will be no senior dining offered today from the Community Center.

Homecoming Parade

The Belle Plaine Homecoming Parade will be going through Main St. on Friday, Sept 25 at 2:00 pm. There will be no candy thrown this year.

Food Pantry Manager Needed

Looking for energetic volunteer (s) to operate the Benton County Food Pantry in Belle Plaine, located across from City Hall in Belle Plaine. HACAP delivers foods or volunteer(s) can drive to Hiawatha to pick up orders they generate. Mileage reimbursement only. Works with guidance of Board members, and training provided. Distribute food to needy families, seniors, and veterans at site. Site open 1:30-4:00 p. m. on Tuesdays for distribution. You would be a leader with guidelines from USDA and the food pantry board. Contact Belle Plaine City Hall at 444-2200, or Alice Stramer at 319-227-7858, Watkins, mable@southslope.net

Burn Ban Lifted

ATTN BP RESIDENTS: The burn ban has been lifted for Belle Plaine. Reminder that legal burning hours are 4pm-9pm daily.