City of Libertyville, Iowa

Regular Council Meeting

Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2020


The regular meeting of the Libertyville City Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Rodney Nelson at the Libertyville Community Center.  Council members in attendance were Tom Atwood, Cody Guffey, Rebecca Miller, Scott Roulet and Kevin Snyder.  Also present were Gerrad Goodrich/Fire Chief, Paul Miller/City Attorney, Mitch Carr/Maintenance Manager and Karen Blakley/City Clerk. 


APPROVE OR AMEND AGENDA:   Mr. Roulet motioned to approve the agenda.  Second by Mr. Atwood.  All ayes.  Motion passed.


CONSENT AGENDA:  Ms. Miller motioned to approve.  Second by Mr. Roulet.  All ayes.  Motion passed.



FIRE CHIEF REPORT:  Fire Chief report was reviewed and discussed.

MAINTENANCE REPORT:  Maintenance Report was reviewed and discussed.  Maintenance Manager still compiling estimates for lagoon pumps and electrical work.  Discussion on meter at Co-op.  Maintenance Manager will follow up.


LIBERTYVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE/COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE:  Little League will be using batting cages at former school building.


PERMITS –   None.




MAYOR/COUNCIL/ATTORNEY COMMENTS:  Council Member reminded council about member of public requesting better signage/markings on Washington Street.  Maintenance Manager will update flags on signs in town.



Libertyville Childcare Update – Tabled to Budget Meeting.

Property at 308 Rock Island Street Update – Trial date set for May. 

City Lease Agreements– Tabled.

Review Insurance Costs – Tabled.



Ordinance 4-2019 – Sewer Service Rates, Final Reading – Motion by Mr. Atwood to pass Final Reading.  Second by Mr. Roulet.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

Budget Meeting January 21 6:00 p.m. – Members reminded of budget meeting.

Update Council Committees – Committees updated, new list will be posted.

Approve Area 15 Support – Motion by Mr. Atwood to approve.  Second by Mr. Roulet.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

City Awards – Discussion on City Awards.  Notice will be put in newsletter.

Resolution 449-2020 – Resolution Setting Time and Place for a Public Hearing for the Purpose of Considering the Maximum Tax Dollars from Certain Levies for the City’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget – Motion by Mr. Atwood to approve.  Second by Ms. Miller.  All ayes.  Motion passed.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m. with a Motion by Mr. Snyder.  Second by Mr. Atwood.  All Ayes.  Motion passed.




Rodney A. Nelson, Mayor                                               



Attest:  Karen Blakley, City Clerk

City Council


The City Council consists of five City Council members elected at large, elected for terms of four years staggered.

      Libertyville City Ordinance 2-1-3

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.4

      Code of Iowa, Sec.376.2




The Mayor is elected for a term of two years. 

      Libertyville City Ordinance 2-1-5

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.4

      Code of Iowa, Sec. 376.2

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Please contact City Hall or the County Auditor's office for more information if you are interested in becoming Mayor or a Council member.  Candidates must complete an Affidavit of Candidacy and submit a petition signed by city residents.

Libertyville's next city election will be in 2019.

Libertyville History


On the west side of Main Street was a row of one-story buildings.  One was a drugstore owned by Icabod Warner, next a shoemaker's shop owned by a Mr. Jigaman, another small building and then the Odd Fellows Hall. 


In 1879 there were three general stores which kept stocks of drugs, drygoods, and groceries, a lumber yard, grain elevator, a hotel, a wagon and carriage establishment, a harness shop, two shoe shops, a barber shop, a cabinet shop, a blacksmith shop, a meat market and a saloon.


In 1858 or 1859 th C.R. & P. railroad was constructed through Libertyville.  Previous to that everything was hauled by ox or horse-drawn wagons from Keokuk or Burlington where freight was shipped by boat up the Mississippi River. 






Notes from - 'A Stroll Back', a history of Libertyville, Iowa.

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