July/August 2020

Upcoming Events

  • Council Meeting:  Tuesday, August 11th, 6:30 p.m

  • Labor Day:  Monday, September 7th, City Hall Closed

  • Trash/Recycling Pickup:  Tuesday, September 8th



Council Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on August 11 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 7 to observe Labor Day.  Trash and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, September 8.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!


Public Hearing

There will be a Public Hearing at the August 11 City Council meeting.  This hearing is in regard to the sale of the former elementary school building.  Residents with comments or interest are encouraged to attend the meeting, either in person or via Zoom at  Social distancing practices are being followed at council meetings.


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.


Dog Reminder

City residents are reminded of the following City Ordinances in regard to dogs in town.  Ordinance 3-11-3 At Large Prohibited.  No owner or person having custody of an animal shall permit such animal to run at large. 

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:  3.  Causes a disturbance by excessive barking or other noise making or chased vehicles, or molests, attacks or interferes with persons or other domestic animals on public property. 

Ordinance 3-11-5 Impounding.  Any dog found at large in violation of Section 3-11-2 and 3-11-3 of this Chapter may be seized and impounded, or, at the discretion of the Mayor, City Council, or impounding facility, the dog will be returned.  If the impounded dogs are not recovered by their owners within seven (7) days after notice, the dogs shall be disposed of in a humane manner as directed by the procedures of the facility where the dog is impounded.


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 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 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. 

Don’t forget our City Website at and our Facebook page at libertyvilleiowa.


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.

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