July/August 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Council Meeting:  Tuesday, August 10th, 6:30 p.m.

  • Labor Day:  Monday, September 6th, City Hall Closed

  • Trash/Recycling Pickup:  Tuesday, September 7th



Council Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on August 10 at the Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.  If you have an item you’d like added to the agenda, please call City Hall prior to August 1.  The proposed agenda is posted on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.


City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed Monday, September 6 to observe Labor Day.  Trash and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, September 7.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!


Lagoon News

City residents may have noticed a slight odor from the City lagoon lately.  The City is using a new product which may give off an odor but should not last long and is not harmful.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Construction Permit

A reminder regarding construction – Libertyville City Ordinance 3-2019 reads in part,

‘An application for construction permit shall be submitted for approval by the City Council of the City of Libertyville, Iowa.  A non-refundable fee of $50.00 shall accompany such permit when submitted.  No construction shall begin before approval is granted.’

Applications are available at City Hall or may be mailed.  Please contact City Hall for further information.


Walking your Dogs

We understand many people walk their dogs in town on a regular basis.  We have had some complaints recently about owners not cleaning up after their pets. 

According to City Ordinance 3-11-4  Animal Nuisances

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit an animal under such person’s control to within such person’s custody to commit a nuisance.  An animal shall be considered a nuisance if it:

  1. Damages, soils, defiles or defecates on private property other than the owner’s or on public walks and recreation areas unless such waste is immediately removed and properly disposed of by the owner.

  2. Causes unsanitary, dangerous or offensive conditions.

We would appreciate your help in keeping our city streets and sidewalks clean and inviting for those residents who enjoy walking in town.


Vehicle Parking

City residents are asked to please refrain from parking between the street and sidewalk.  Parking in the ditch area can cause difficulties with water flow as well as visibility issues.  Also, please do not block sidewalks with your vehicles.  We have many residents who walk around town who use the sidewalks.




Mayor & Council

Libertyville’s Mayor is Rodney Nelson.  Council Members are Tom Atwood, Cody Guffey, Rebecca Miller, Scott Roulet and Kevin Snyder.  City Clerk is Karen Blakley and City Maintenance Manager is Jennifer Castle.  Fire Chief is Gerrad Goodrich.  City Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Community Center at 6:30 p.m.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.






Please direct any comments, suggestions, corrections, and questions to City Hall at 641.693.3271.  You may also respond by mail to:  P.O. Box 225, Libertyville, IA  52567 or email at If you have something you’d like to have appear in the newsletter, please drop it off at City Hall, email or fax it to 641.693.4108.  Keep in mind that notices will appear in the newsletter one month ahead of schedule.  Please include your name and telephone number as we will not respond to anonymous comments. 

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Libertyville History

Did you know . . .


John Jewett was the first postmaster


Pror to July 4, 1842 Libertyville was known as "The Colony"


A blacksmith had his shop on the southwest corner of town


The first church, a brick building, was erected by the Methodists in 1846 at a cost of $500 on a hill south of town


The first pastor was the Reverend Mr. Airigto


In 1850 the Presbyterian Church was organized and a temporary building was used until 1857.  The first minister was the Reverend Mr. Caldwell who was here in 1855


The first school in 1843 was a one-room building.  Among the first teachers were William Young, John Garber and William Claridge. 





The history of Libertville, Iowa was taken from a 1942 Fairfield Ledger given to me by Mrs. George (Ethel) Schwartz.  Mrs. Eugene (Karen) Stump nee Karen Lou Rodibaugh.