Author: Theresa Reardon


RFP – Landfill removal of buildings

Request for Proposals for Removal of Dwelling and/or Buildings near City Landfill, Graettinger, Iowa The City of Spencer is Requesting Proposals (RFP) for the removal of the dwelling and or the buildings located at 2979 River Road, Graettinger, Iowa. All structures shall be removed by 10-1-2022. The final decision will be based on the proposal(s) that fits the need of the city. If there is interest in removing any structures, please submit your proposal to the City of Spencer in a sealed envelope marked: “2979 River Road RFP Attn: City Clerk” Proposals are due back July 8 , 2022 at 3:00PM at Spencer City Hall 101 W. 5 th Street, Spencer Iowa. Or email to: treardon@spenceriowacity.com For additional information, contact Dan Chism, Landfill Superintendent, Northern Plains Regio...

  • Tree Trimming Public Notice

    May 24, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE May 2022 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 ex...

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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clay County

    May 5, 2022

    On March 21, 2022, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship issued a press release that announced Emerald Ash Borer had been found in Clay County for the first time.  On April 27th, the City of Spencer hosted a public informational meeting regarding Emerald Ash Borer and options avai...

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  • Do I need a sidewalk?

    April 29, 2022

    If your property is located in a subdivision that was platted after July 16, 2012 it will be required to have a sidewalk at the time the property is developed (any structures erected on that lot). If your property has an existing sidewalk that has any portion damaged or removed for construction or o...

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  • RFP – Municipal Facility Condition & Needs Assessment

    April 27, 2022

    Request for Proposal - Municipal Facility Condition & Needs Assessment The City of Spencer, IA is seeking proposals from qualified architectural and design firms to perform a Municipal Facilities Condition and Needs Assessment (FCNA) for multiple structures serving the Parks Department, Libra...

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  • When can a property owner self-perform work?

    April 22, 2022

    A property owner may do any general construction work, please obtain a building permit from the Planning Department as required based on the scope of work. A property owner may also undertake both electrical and plumbing work at their primary residence only with the additional provision that the pro...

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  • Historic Preservation Commission – May Lecture Series

    April 15, 2022

    Historic Preservation Commission  May Lecture Series Interested in learning more about the History of Spencer? Please join us throughout the month of May for another series of presentations put on by the Spencer HPC, Spencer Municipal Utilities, and our wonderful line up of volunteer Speakers...

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  • Work in progress…

    April 15, 2022

    If you purchase a property that is under construction at the time of purchase, please contact the Planning Department at City Hall to review any permits that may be on file for that address (Anna Harmon 712-580-7200 ext 228). You may need to have a new permit issued as the new property owner and adj...

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  • Construction takes time….

    April 8, 2022

    When you apply for a permit for construction please be advised that when it is issued there will be an issued date and an expiration date. This is to encourage work undertaken to be completed in a reasonable amount of time. Timeframes for different construction projects are laid out in our city ordi...

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  • Signs, signs… everywhere a sign…

    April 1, 2022

    Most signs in Spencer will require a sign permit – this includes both permanent and temporary signs. Exceptions are limited and include realtor signs and garage sale signs. All signs must be placed within private property – never within city right of way (between sidewalk and street) nor on city...

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  • Welcome to construction season!

    March 25, 2022

    Please be advised that most construction projects you choose to undertake will require a building permit – this includes all fences, detached buildings, and expansions or renovations to your existing buildings. Please contact the Planning Department at City Hall to discuss your project (Anna Harmo...

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