NEWSLETTER

June/July 2021

Upcoming Events

  • City Hall Closed:  Monday, July 5th

  • Council Meeting:  Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30 p.m.

                             

 

Council Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on July 13th 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 July 1st.  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.

 

July 4th

The Mayor, City Council Members and City Staff wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!  City Hall will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance.

 

City Fireworks Ordinance

Just a reminder – City Ordinance 3.1.6 was amended November 13, 2018 to address fireworks and the Fourth of July.  This Ordinance limits the use of consumer fireworks to July 3, July 4 and July 5 with all activities to conclude at 10 p.m. each day.

 

Water Quality Report

The 2020 Water Quality Report for the City of Libertyville is available upon request at City Hall and will not be mailed to residents individually.  For questions or to request a copy, please contact the City Clerk at 641.693.3271 or stop in City Hall.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.  The City of Libertyville purchases its water from Fairfield Water Department.  A copy of the 2020 Water Quality Report for the City of Fairfield is also available upon request. 

 

Summer Fun

Summer has officially arrived!  This generally means more people walking and riding bicycles around town.  Please be aware of this when driving through town.

Residents are also reminded City Ordinances prohibit dogs running loose. 

 

City Parks

Libertyville is fortunate to have city parks available for residents and visitors to use and enjoy.  We are also fortunate to have those parks well maintained and cared for.  Residents and visitors are asked to please use the trash cans provided at each park.  Thank you!  We also ask that residents not ride 4-wheelers or side-by-sides in city parks.

 

Summer Library Program

Libertyville has a Summer Library Program!  Amy Steigleder has agreed to run this program for the city.  Join her at the Community Center each Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for story time, crafts, and free reading time.  Visitors may also check out books to take home with them.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Dogs Barking

We have had complaints regarding dogs barking.  Residents are reminded City Ordinance prohibits a number of animal nuisances, one of which is excessive barking.  While it is sometimes difficult to control our pets, we appreciate residents being respectful of their neighbors and fellow city residents.

 

 

 

Mayor and 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. If you have something you’d like to have appear in the newsletter, please drop it off at City Hall or email it to libchall@gmail.com by the 15th of the month.  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 to visit the City website at Libertyvilleiowa.org!

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.