Letter from the Police Department
Parents and Students,
I hope your summer has been a fun and relaxing one. With school getting ready to start, I'd like to take just a brief moment to remind everyone of some important safety tips and practices.
When dropping your children off, please either use the designated areas or another safe location. Painted red zones are designated Fire Lanes and it is illegal to park in them for any reason. Don't block driveways as well. Be sure to use the crosswalk when crossing the street and of course, look both ways before doing so. If there is a crossing guard, everyone must obey their instructions. They are authorized to direct traffic and this includes pedestrian and bicyclists.
Annual Doggy Paddle
The Des Moines County Humane Society and City of West Burlington will hold its annual "Doggy Paddle" event at the West Burlington Pool on Saturday, August 29th from 11am-2pm. A rain date is set for Sunday, August 30th (same hours). The cost of the event is $5.00 per dog. We will be selling pizza, sodas and will have some great DMCHS merchandise on hand for purchase as well. If you'd like to have your dog microchipped, we will have a vet on hand from 12-1pm, the cost is $20.00. Nail trimming will also be offered at the cost of $10.00 per animal.
We hope to see a lot of wonderful dogs at this year's event. All proceeds will benefit the Des Moines County Humane Society & the animals that we provide assistance to.
Chapter 53 of the West Burlington Municipal Code states that grass, weeds or brush shall be cut, mowed and maintained so as not to exceed 6 (six) inches in height. The publication is your notice and by publication in the City's official newspaper that, if a violation of Chapter 53 exists on their property the City will proceed with abatement procedures immediately upon discovery of such violation. When the nuisance exists on a property occupied by a structure the City will attempt to post a notice to abate on or prior to the City abating it and assessing the cost against the property owner. If the nuisance exists on an empty lot, notice to abate will be issued only in the form of a certified letter to the property owner as listed in the records of the Des Moines County Assessor.
Money Down The Drain
Leaking toilets are the number one source of wasted water in the home. The trouble with leaking toilets is you don't always hear them leaking. Slow, silent toilet leaks are quite common. Checking regularly for toilet leaks is not a part of most people's normal routine, but it should be.
Here are some of the more obvious signs of a leaking toilet in your home:
Toilet leaks can waste hundreds to thousands of gallons. They cost you money and waste a substantial amount of water. Fortunately, most toilet leaks are easy and inexpensive to fix. Generally, repair kits are reasonably priced and are available at most hardware stores.
Checking for the leak is easy!
Letter from the Police Department Parents and Students, I hope your summer has been a fun and relaxing one. With school getting ready to start, I'd like to take just a brief moment to remind everyone of some important safety tips and practices.When dropping your children off, please either use the...