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Tree Trimming Notice

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 in June in the South Forestry District; the area of town that is south of the railroad tracks, to determine which properties have trees that need to be trimmed.


The City of Spencer is requesting that you undertake a visual inspection of your own property to see if there are branches over the street, sidewalk, alley and public right-of-way that need to be trimmed. If you have any questions regarding the administration and enforcement of these and other city ordinances, please contact City Hall at 580-7200.

  • Please join us for Park & Recreation Master Plan Webinar, May 21, 2020, 7:00 PM

    May 13, 2020

    The City of Spencer and Stockwell Engineers invite you to attend a public webinar to review the results and findings from the community survey and analysis that was completed earlier this year for the Parks & Recreation Master Plan project on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM Webinar.  Here’s how you can…

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  • Spencer Community Housing Survey

    May 1, 2020

    Spencer Community Housing Survey:  The City of Spencer is working cooperatively with the Spencer Area Jobs Trust on updating the City’s Housing Market Study to address housing needs in the community. How do I fill out the survey?    

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  • Request for Proposal for Moving or Demolition of House at 118 West Park Street

    May 1, 2020

    Request for Proposal for Moving or Demolition of Single Family Residential Building at 118 W. Park Street in Spencer.  Proposals due May 13, 2020 Request for Proposal Document Link  

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  • Bored at home? Have you completed your CENSUS Form yet?

    April 23, 2020

    Are you bored at home?  Have nothing to do?  Have you completed your CENSUS Form Yet?  Although Census Day was officially April 1st, it is not too late to participate.  Please complete your Census Form.  It is important that EVERY PERSON in Spencer be COUNTED!  It has never been easier! How to Complete your 2020 Census

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  • Spencer Area Business Town Hall Meeting – Mar 20, 2020, 2:00 PM

    March 20, 2020

    Members of the Spencer Area Business Community are invited to join in a discussion about how their businesses are being affected by the restrictions put in place in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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  • City of Spencer COVID-19 Community Update

    March 19, 2020

    In an effort to consolidate and provide consistent information to the public regarding the COVID-19 situation, the City of Spencer will be producing a daily newsletter for citizens. This newsletter contains links and articles to local agencies that are on the front lines of the epidemic.

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  • Notice of Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

    March 10, 2020

    The Spencer City Council will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 16th in the Council Chambers to conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

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  • Proposed Property Tax Levy Public Hearing Notice

    February 20, 2020

    The Spencer City Council will meet at 6:30 PM on Monday March 2nd in the Council Chambers to conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed maximum property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

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  • Master Park and Recreation Planning

    January 9, 2020

    The City of Spencer conducted a series of public meetings in early January to kick off the Master Park and Recreation Planning process. Nearly 100 community members and stakeholders participated in listening sessions conducted by the project engineers, Stockwell Engineers.

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  • Retail Kickstarter awards $50,000 to Iowa Project Brewing Company

    December 31, 2019

    It was a big day yesterday as we presented a BIG Check with our partners!! On Dec. 30, Spencer’s Retail Kickstarter Fund awarded the Iowa Project Brewing Company $50,000. The money is divided into two parts: a $25,000 zero-interest loan and $25,000 as a forgivable loan.

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