February/March 2020


Upcoming Events                                                                    

  • City Council Meeting:  Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins:  Sunday, March 8

  • St Patrick’s Day:  Tuesday, March 17

  • Spring Begins:  Thursday, March 19



Council Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on March 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 March 1.  The proposed agenda is posted at the Post Office, City Hall and on the bulletin board outside City Hall on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.


City Awards

Once again the City Council will be presenting City Awards to deserving recipients.  Thank you to everyone who returned nomination forms.

Awards for Contributor of the Year will be presented at the March City Council meeting.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Dogs Running Loose

Residents are reminded that according to City Ordinances, animals are not allowed to roam free or run loose in the city.  If you have a dog running loose or behaving aggressively toward people or vehicles a letter will be sent noting the City Ordinance and asking that you take appropriate action to avoid consequences.  We appreciate your help in making our city a safe place to walk, play and enjoy time outdoors. 



City Trash & Recycling Pickup

We have received the following schedule for 2020 holidays observed by our trash and recycling provider, Connelly Inc.


            Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

            Monday, February 17 – President’s Day

            Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day

            Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day

            Monday, September 7 – Labor Day

            Wednesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day

            Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving

            Friday, November 27 – Closing at 12:00

            Thursday, December 24 – Closing at 12:00

            Friday, December 25 – Christmas

            Thursday, December 31 – Closing at 12:00


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.


City Sewer System

City residents are asked to please take care and only put appropriate items into the City sewer system.  City Ordinance 4-2-5 Use of the Public Sewers reads in part,

‘No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:

Solid or viscous substances in quantities of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow of sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, paper dishes, cups, mild containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.’


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 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. 

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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