If you are scheduled for residential recycling pickup on Friday, that is part of the holiday per Waste Management and they have indicated that means pickup the “next day”, which they literally mean the next day which is this Saturday! It would also be reasonable to think that might mean next business day, so if…

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LET IT BE KNOWN that the Spirit Lake Board of Adjustment will meet on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 5:15 PM via electronic Zoom meeting. The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows: Consider a variance request for Brad & Teresa Beck at 503 11th Street for a 10 feet variance on the street…

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Why is Shamrock Recycling no longer providing service? The City and Shamrock entered into a 9 month agreement effective January 1, 2020 which allowed residential and commercial recycling to continue as it had for many years.  That agreement would have automatically renewed indefinitely unless either party wanted to discontinue.  One of the issues at that…

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As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, the City of Spirit Lake would like to remind you of our fireworks regulations. Please read our ordinance for details. Fireworks 2018 Ordinance Amendment

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Starting June 16 for approximately two weeks the water department will be performing fire hydrant maintenance, including flushing of hydrants, in the northeast part of town (East of Hill and North of Highway 9). Residents may notice a temporary drop in water pressure while a hydrant is being flushed and water may be discolored as…

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Given the current state of public health concerns and advisories, the uncertainty with where the State of Iowa will be the next several weeks or possibly longer and of course concerns for the safety of City of Spirit Lake residents and City workers it will not be possible to have a week of junk pickup…

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Although the green waste site is opening, please consider the following: if you absolutely don’t need to use the site – DON’T. The City of Spirit Lake provides curbside pickup of yard waste and burning is allowed in Orleans if for some reason you still have some little bit of leaves or twigs. If the…

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