City Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.
Free Covid-19 Testing: Sunday, February 28
Daylight Savings Time Begins: Sunday, March 14
St Patrick’s Day: Wednesday, March 17
Spring Begins: Saturday, March 20
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 4
Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on March 9 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 March 1. The proposed agenda is posted at the Post Office, Community Center and on the bulletin board outside City Hall on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
Once again, the City Council will be presenting City Awards to deserving recipients. Thank you to everyone who returned nomination forms.
Awards for Volunteer of the Year, Contributor of the Year and Business of the Year will be presented at the March City Council meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Social distancing practices will be observed and the meeting is available on Zoom for those who would prefer to participate via computer.
Covid-19 Testing Clinic
A free Covid-19 Testing Clinic will be held for Libertyville residents on Sunday, February 28. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Libertyville Fire Station, no appointment necessary. This is a non-invasive saliva test. Tests will be performed by the Health Research Institute. Results will be available in 24 hours and testing is 99% accurate. Please do not eat for 30 minutes prior to testing and do not drink water for 10 minutes prior to testing. Please bring a photo ID, wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines. Staff ask that you please test even if you are symptom free. This clinic is sponsored by the Libertyville City Council.
City Trash & Recycling Pickup
We have received the following schedule for 2021 holidays observed by our trash and recycling provider, Connelly Inc. The landfill will be closed the following days so there will be no trash pick-up on these days. Should these days fall on a Monday, trash pick-up in Libertyville will be on the Tuesday following.
New Year’s Day - - - President’s Day - - - Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day - - - Labor Day
Veteran’s Day - - - Thanksgiving - - - Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve - - - Christmas Day - - - New Year’s Eve
Residents are asked to please adjust for those days trash and recycling will not be collected and place their containers out the following day. Thank you.
The City Council is asking for your help. If you operate a business in the City, please complete and return the enclosed survey. We will be updating the City’s website and creating a new City Facebook page and would like to include ALL businesses within the City or run by City residents. This would include any home or online businesses. If you would like to be highlighted on the sites and included, please complete the short informational sheet and return it to City Hall by the end of March. Thank you!
As spring approaches and brings warmer, nicer weather we generally notice more people out walking and riding bicycles around town. Traffic around the ball field and city parks also increases. Please take care when driving and be on the lookout for bicycles and walkers.
Mayor, Council and Fire Department
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 Mitch Carr. Libertyville 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 email@example.com. If you have something you’d like to appear in the newsletter, please drop it off at City Hall, email it 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.
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.