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

The City of Keokuk is seeking its next City Administrator

Tentative Time Table

It is the City’s intent to conclude the search process as expediently as possible with the goal of offering the position to a candidate by June 14.  Therefore, candidates are urged to tentatively mark the following dates on their schedules:

  1. Deadline for applications …………………………………………….….. May 22, 2018
  2. Notification of finalists for the position ………….………………… May 25, 2018
  3. Candidates’ day to tour the community and meet City Employees, Mayor, and Council Members ..……………………………….…………. June 8, 2018
  4. Mayor & City Council conducts interviews of candidates …… June 9, 2018
  5. City Council approval of Offer of Employment …………………. June 14, 2018
  6. Proposed starting date of employment …….………………….…… July 30, 2018

Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.  Submit application materials to: keokukapps2018@gmail.com by May 22, 2018 at 5pm.

The position profile for the City Administrator position can be accessed by clicking here.

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.

FIREWORKS RECALL

1. Recall Date: June 27, 2017
Recall Number: 17-181
Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards:
Recall Summary
Name of Product: TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks
Hazard: The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; email at info@tntfireworks.com or online at www.tntfireworks.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Fireworks-Recalled-By-American-Promotional-Events

Recall Details
Units: 36,100
Description:
This recall involves TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices that make smoke when lit. They were sold in a bag containing three canisters: one red, one blue and one white. Each colored smoke firework is a cardboard cylinder tube that measures about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long. The TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.
Incidents/Injuries:
American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported.
Sold at: Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 about $5.
Manufactured In:
China
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Media Contact
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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
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