Our Public Works Department performs various maintenance duties throughout the community. They handle the cleaning and maintenance of all City equipment and buildings. The department also maintains all park equipment, the swimming pool, and traffic signs. The Public Works Department supervises the maintenance and repair of all City streets and sidewalks, along with alleys. They also provide snow removal in the winter along with the sanding of streets. .
Public Works Director Bill Van Hauen Contact: (641) 749-2615 45 N Hawkeye Ave Nora Springs, IA 50458
Reminder - Citizens of Nora Springs
Property owners shall be responsible for keeping trees in city right away trimmed. The trees on, or overhanging the streets, must be trimmed so that all branches will be at least fifteen (15) feet above the surface of the street and eight (8) feet above the sidewalks.
City Snow Ordinance
As of November 15th the City Snow Ordinance is in effect whether any snow falls or not. On even-numbered days, beginning at 5:00 PM, parking is allowed only on the even-numbered side of the street. On odd-numbered days, beginning at 5:00 PM, parking is allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the street.
Snow Removal Policy
Complaints & Requests - Complaints and requests for further service regarding snow and ice control and damage will be taken during normal working hours and handled on a priority basis by calling the Public Works Director at (641) 749-2615 and City Hall at (641) 749-5315. For weekend or off normal working hours during a storm, please call the Nora Springs Police Department at (641) 749-5588.
Mailboxes - The installation of mailboxes on City-Owned right-of-way is permitted. The mailbox owner assumes all risk of damage except where a mailbox is damaged through fault of the snow removal vehicles. If the mailbox is damaged due to direct fault of a snow removal vehicle, the City, at its option, will repair, replace, or reimburse the property owner.
Mail Delivery - The snow plow operators make every effort to remove snow as close to the curb-line as practical to provide access to mailboxes for the US Post Office. The final cleaning adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident.
Driveway Snow Removal - For most snow removal operations trucks will make multiple passes on residential roadways. Driveways could be filled up multiple times due to the trucks plowing the snow to the curb. The amount of snow deposited in the driveways may be significant but is unavoidable due to the nature of snow removal. The City WILL NOT clean driveways.
Obstructions in the Street - Please do not plow or shovel snow into the street or across the road. It's against the City ordinance to do so. If we don't get a chance to come back and plow it off, it will likely freeze and cause ice ruts. This could become dangerous for motorists and pedestrians, since the piled snow becomes icy and creates a rough roadway.
A Few Things You Can Do to Help Us:
When it begins to snow, please remove all parked vehicles from the street.
Keep small children inside when snow equipment is operating in your neighborhood.
When setting garbage cans out for pickup, place them behind the sidewalk.
Trim low hanging branches to prevent damage by plow trucks.
Shovel out the fire hydrant near your home for public safety.
Shovel the snow away from catch basins in the street so melting snow can run off.
Do not pass a plow or sander and do not follow closer than 50 feet.
Let us know of any treacherous conditions or problems on your street or that you encounter driving through Nora Springs.
Please be patient. All streets will be cleared and all problems will be responded to as expeditiously as possible.