Keokuk Fire Department Civil Service Entrance Exam

The Civil Service Commission of Keokuk, Iowa will hold physical agility and written examinations Saturday, September 29, 2018 to be eligible for appointment to the Keokuk Fire Department.

Application forms and information concerning qualifications for the examinations may be obtained at the Keokuk City Offices, 415 Blondeau Street or online at www.cityofkeokuk.org.

Applicants must be a minimum of 21 and maximum of 40 years of age, citizens of the United States, residents of the State of Iowa, and must reside within 5 miles of the corporate city limits at the time of appointment. Starting base salary is $40,178.00.

Applications must be filed at the City Offices, 415 Blondeau Street, Keokuk, Iowa by 4:00 P.M. on Friday, September 7, 2108.

The City of Keokuk is an equal opportunity employer.

Fire Dept. 2018- FF Recruitment

KFD Employment application Form

KFD Physical Agility Test-2018

Follow the links to view the 2018 City of Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

These important planning documents are the product of countless citizens’ efforts and organizations’ hard work. Valuable input and survey responses allowed for a thorough consideration of the future land use in Keokuk and future projects and development to be undertaken by the city. Please contact 319-524-2050 with any questions.

Keokuk Comprehensive Plan 2018

Citizen’s Guide to the Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

Transportation Needs Survey

SEIBUS, provider of efficient transportation to all residents of the Southeast Iowa Region, and the Keokuk Human Rights Commission have worked together to develop a survey to determine the transportation needs of Keokuk.  We encourage everyone with any transportation needs (from once a month to daily) to fill out the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQPLRGV.  For questions, call toll free 1-866-753-5107.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION!

Applications are still being accepted for the CDBG Owner/Occupied housing rehabilitation program.
Siding, windows, roofing, furnace, electrical, sidewalks, plumbing and insulation are areas of work that are eligible. Properties must meet HUD Standards when complete. Projects cannot exceed $24,999, plus lead safe work practices. This is a 5 year forgivable grant.

Applicants must live within the targeted area, this area begins at the corner of Concert and North 5th Street, along Concert Street to North 9th Street, along North 9th to Fulton Street, along Fulton to North 5th, along 5th Street to Concert.

Other requirements to qualify are a family must be at or below income guidelines, property is a single family dwelling, you own (at least 6 months) and live in the property (Contract sales and rental properties are ineligible for the program), taxes and utility bills must be paid to date, property must be insured, and property must comply with city nuisance ordinances.

Please contact Sara Hecox, SEIRPC, Grant Administrator, at 319-753-4311, shecox@seirpc.com, or Dan Eberhardt, SEIRPC, Housing Inspector at 319-753-4307, deberhardt@seirpc.com

WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO VOTE?

Just find your ward on the attached map and match it to the polling locations listed below by ward.

Locations are open 7am until 8pm

Keokuk Ward 1 – South Lee County Courthouse, 25 N. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 2 – Heritage Center, 508 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 3 – Keokuk Art Center, 210 N. Fifth St.
Keokuk Ward 4 – Evangelical Free Church, 2315 S. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 5 – Learning Center, 500 N. 20th St.
Keokuk Ward 6 – First Christian Church, 3476 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 7 – Keokuk Nazarene Church, 3119 Plank Road.

Election Information for 2017

Nomination petitions and candidate affidavits are available at the Keokuk City Clerk’s office, 415 Blondeau Street.

Offices and terms for the November 7, 2017 election are as follows:

Mayor is two years and the following positions are four years: Councilperson at Large, First Ward, Third Ward, Fifth Ward and Seventh Ward.

The earliest date for filing petitions is Monday, August 28, 2017.

The latest date for filing petitions is Thursday, September 21, 2017 before 5:00 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office.

A candidate must be an eligible elector in the city and city ward (if any) at the time of filing nomination papers and at the time of the election.

An eligible elector meets all requirements to register to vote but does not have to be registered to vote.  An eligible elector must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Iowa, and
  • Be at least 18 years old.

A candidate for one of the Ward seats must live in the ward they intend to represent.

To be on the City Election ballot, a Mayoral candidate must have a minimum of 31 signatures on the nomination petition (recommend 100); Councilperson at Large must have a minimum of 37 signatures (recommend 75); Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 must have a minimum of 10 signatures (recommend 25).  These figures are equal to two percent (2%) of the number of voters who voted for the respective offices in 2013 and 2015 with a minimum number of signatures being 10.  It is recommended that candidates obtain more than the required number of signatures.  This will help guard against invalid signatures causing a petition to have less than the required minimum.

To sign a candidate’s petition, a person must be eligible to register to vote; although not necessarily registered.  A person must be at least 18 years of age and live in the City if the candidate is running for Mayor or At Large.  To sign the petition of a ward candidate, a person must live in the ward that the candidate intends to represent.

A person may sign nomination petitions for candidates running for different positions.  A person may sign nomination petitions for more than one candidate for the same office, and the signature is not invalid solely because the person signed nomination petitions for one or more other candidates for that office.

Rules Governing the Discharge of Fireworks

4.72.60 FIREWORKS DISCHARGING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

It is the intention that citizens be allowed to enjoy the use of novelty and consumer fireworks. It is in the best interest of public safety that these restrictions are included to prevent or limit injuries and/or fire(s) caused by fireworks and their use in and around individuals, large gatherings or events, structures and the environment.

 

  1. No person under the age of 18 shall discharge a DOT 1.4 class fireworks without direct supervision by a parent or legal guardian.

 

  1. A person shall only discharge a fireworks device on real property they own or on property where consent has been expressly given. Fireworks shall not be discharged on City-owned or public property without authorization of the Keokuk City Council.

 

  1. Fireworks shall not be discharged by persons showing visible signs of, or who are determined to be intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic.

 

  1. Any person discharging a fireworks device assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof. No person shall discharge a fireworks device in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

 

  1. No person shall discharge a fireworks device outside the following dates and hours:

June 1 thru July 8 from the hours of 9am until 10pm.

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 11 pm on July 4th only.

 

December 10 thru January 3 from the hours of 9am until 10pm

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 12:30am on January 1.

 

  1. It shall be unlawful to alter, remove, or discharge components of a fireworks device from its intended method of discharging.

 

  1. Sky lantern open flame devices are not permitted to be released within the city limits, except if tethered by a retrievable rope so long as the person discharging has control over the sky lantern.

 

  1. Exception: Fireworks displays may be approved as part of a special event permit issued by the Keokuk City Council. Inspections, Insurance, Display/Use types and Hours of use will apply.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks to occur within 50 feet of an occupied structure in the city limits.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks, including novelty, consumer or display types, within the proximity of others, or in areas where large public gatherings are present.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use, explosion or other discharge of fireworks in any commercial or industrial rated building zone within the city limits, without permission of the Fire Chief.

 

  1. Proximity for definition of this section shall mean within 10 feet of another individual, building/structure, or vehicle, unless a further distance is specifically given.