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Solid Waste Container Placement

Recently, there have been a number of instances where our Solid Waste Department cannot pick up solid waste container (either garbage or recycling) due to the container being placed too closely to another object.  Please place all containers at least 5 ft from all obstacles with the container handle facing your house.  Please see the attached diagram for proper container spacing.  If you have any questions, please contact the City of Spencer Transfer Station at 580-7260.

Container Placement

  • Fair Housing Opportunity / Vivienda Justa Es La Ley

    January 6, 2023

    Click on the links below to find the City of Spencer Affirmative Fair Housing Policy and information from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission regarding Fair Housing Opportunities. Spencer Affirmative Fair…

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  • North “Y” Communication with IA DOT

    June 30, 2022

    In response to the public informational meeting with the Iowa Department of Transportation regarding the possible options for improvements to the North “Y Intersection (Highway 71/18), the Spencer City Council…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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