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Official Notices


Trees located in a street right-of-way, or privately owned trees that contain branches that extend out over a public right-of-way, need to be trimmed so that the lowest branches are at least ten feet above a public sidewalk, (or the street parking if a sidewalk does not exist), and at least fourteen feet above the traveled portion of a street or alley.  This does not require a permit.  The City will be inspecting trees starting approximately June 1st in the SOUTH FORESTRY DISTRICT; the area of town that is south of the railroad tracks, to determine which properties have trees…  Read more

Riverfront Plan Presented

The City of Spencer hired RDG Planning & Design to assist the City in preparing a Riverfront District Master Plan.  The concept of the Plan was identified by the City Council as a goal to achieve by the end of 2017.  The Plan was presented to the public and City Council on Monday, May 15th.  The next steps involve prioritizing the projects listed in the Plan and incorporate them into the City’s long term Capital Improvement Plan.  You may view the full Plan document here

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Government Information

Spencer City Hall is located at 418 2nd Avenue West and is the central administrative office of the City of Spencer.

The Offices located at City Hall include: Office of the Mayor, Office of the City Manager, City Clerk's Office, Public Works Department and Planning Department. The Spencer Council Chambers are located at the North end of the building with a separate entrance at 420 2nd Avenue West. At the north end of City Hall is the office of the Spencer Main Street Company. The entrance to this office is located at 122 West 5th Street.

There are a variety of public services available at City Hall:

  • City records: Council minutes, resolutions and ordinances
  • City cemetery services: Riverside and North Lawn cemeteries
  • City payroll, personnel and bookkeeping
  • Garbage and solid waste services
  • Street and sewer maintenance
  • Various permits and licenses: Building, sign, fence, sidewalk, electrical, plumbing, excavation, Spencer beer and liquor licenses

City Hall is also the central office for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Airport Board of Trustees
  • Americans with Disabilities Council
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Collective Rate Review
  • Spencer Golf Course Board
  • Spencer Park Board
The staff at Spencer City Hall is available to assist you in any way we can.