December 2019/January 2020
City Hall Closed: Wednesday January 1
Council Meeting: Tuesday January 14, 6:30 p.m.
City Budget Workshop: Tuesday January 21, 6:00 p.m.
City Hall Closed
City Hall will be closed January 1 to celebrate New Year’s Day. We wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on January 14 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 January 1. The proposed agenda is posted at the Post Office, Libertyville Savings Bank and on the bulletin board outside City Hall on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
Best Decorated House Contest
Thank you to everyone who decorated their homes for the holidays! Winner of the grand prize of a $50.00 gift certificate to Gas & Goodies was . . . Randy & Pam Melcher! First runner up was Joe and Melody Hird. Be sure to drive around town if you have the opportunity this holiday season, we had so many residents who put up displays! Thank you to Libertyville Gas & Goodies and the City of Libertyville for sponsoring this contest. We’d also like to thank our judges!
Santa’s Visit/Community Center Fundraiser
The Libertyville Community Center Committee held a Brunch with Santa fundraiser in December. The attendance was wonderful with many area children visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event and thanks to the committee for sponsoring it!
Don’t forget pet licenses are due in January. City Ordinance requires every owner of a dog or cat six months of age or older to procure a license for such pet from the Clerk’s office on or before the 31st day of January each year for a fee of $5.00 each. Please bring a copy of the animal’s current vaccination certificate. Thank you.
With the holidays we seem to have a bit more trash and recycling than usual. Residents are asked to please make sure your trash is secured in bags and recycling containers are not so full that contents are spilling out or being blown around town.
Just a reminder – the following items may be dropped off at the Connelly Recycling center free of charge:
All appliances - refrigerators, hot water heaters, washers, dryer, microwaves, etc.
All electronic items-tuners, computers, copy machines, etc.
All scrap metals-steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, etc.
All light bulbs
Small batteries-AA, AAA, hearing aid, coin size, rechargeable, tool batteries, etc.
Please check the bulletin board outside City Hall for a list of Recycling Options in Fairfield, including a list of acceptable/non-acceptable items.
At their December meeting, the Mayor and City Council members thanked outgoing Council Members Robert Glass and Bruce Moore for their service. Beginning in January there will be two new faces on the Council as Cody Guffey and Kevin Snyder begin their terms.
Mayor & Council
Libertyville’s Mayor is Rodney Nelson. Council Members are Tom Atwood, Bob Glass, Bruce Moore, Rebecca Miller and Scott Roulet. City Clerk is Karen Blakley and City Maintenance Manager is Mitch Carr. 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. Don’t forget our City Website at Libertyvilleiowa.org and our Facebook page at libertyvilleiowa.
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.