Bridge Department

Bridge Department:
212 Des Monies Street
319-524-3553 or 319-524-5813

Manager: Bob Weis

Keokuk bridge department employs __ employees.

Keokuk, Iowa maintains __ bridges that help enhance the riverfront of our river city.

Cemeteries

319-524-3553 or 319-524-5813

Manager: Bob Weis

Keokuk provides three cemeteries for our citizens.

Oakland Cemetery
1802 Carroll Street
319-524-5813

Oakland Cemetery is Keokuk’s public and oldest cemetery which was dedicated in 1851 and consists of approximately 100 acres. 75,000 plus monuments, some dating back to the 1800’s. Marking the entrance to Oakland Cemetery is Keokuk’s Veteran Memorial, a privately funded and a tremendous testimony to those who served and protected.

Sunset Cemetery
3700 Main Street
319-524-4044

Keokuk’s Sunset Cemetery is privately owned and is located along Highway 218/61.

Keokuk National Cemetery
1701 J Street
319-524-5193

Keokuk’s National Cemetery was dedicated in 1862. In May of 1861 four Civil War Camps were established in Keokuk for the mustering of soldiers being sent to the war between the states from Iowa. During the war over 1,500 soldiers, both North and South were transported to Keokuk, via Mississippi River boats, from the conflicts and battlefields in the South. Five Army Hospitals were established for the caring of the sick and wounded. Most of the original internments came from these hospitals.

Keokuk’s National Cemetery is one of 12 original cemeteries designated by the U.S. Congress. Presently over 4,000 service men and women are now interned on these hallowed grounds.

www.cem.va.gov

Curb & Sidewalk

319-524-2050 ext. 105 or ext. 108

Director: Robert Helenthal

Public Works Administrative Secretary: Annette Peevler

Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Replacement Guidelines

Concrete curbs and sidewalks must be repaired or replaced if any of the following conditions are present:

  • More than twenty-five percent (25%) of the surface of a sidewalk section or slab is deteriorated.
  • More than twenty-five percent (25%) of a section of concrete curb has deteriorated.
  • A section or slab of sidewalk broken or separated into three or more pieces
  • A section or slab of sidewalk having a crack width in excess of one-half inch (1/2″) at any one point along a length of one foot or greater. Cracks of less width may be filled with a sealant material.
  • A section or slab of sidewalk out of vertical or horizontal alignment when pedestrian safety is in question. Slabs sunken or risen to a height difference of one inch (1″) or more between sections.
  • Curbs out of horizontal alignment with adjacent curbs in excess of one-half inch (1/2″). Curbs out of vertical alignment when pedestrian safety is in question.
  • Evidence of structural failure of curbs or sidewalk, as determined by the Public Works Director or his authorized representative.
    Any other instance which may create a pedestrian safety hazard, as determined by the Public Works Director or his authorized representative.
  • All curbing and sidewalk must be replaced in compliance with City of Keokuk specification.

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Parks Department

Parks Department:
212 Des Monies Street
319-524-3553 or 319-524-5813

Manager: Bob Weis

Keokuk parks department employs __ employees.

Keokuk, Iowa maintains 15 parks. That is a lot for a small town like ours. They are also some of the most beautiful parks with great amenities.

Click the link below for a list of all 15 Public Parks, where they are located and what amenities each one has.  Public Parks Page

Sanitation

Keokuk Sanitation Department:
1401 South 20th
319-524-2113

Manager: Bob Weis

Keokuk sanitation department employs six employees.

Keokuk sanitation department provides solid waste and recycling collection to residential customers in the City of Keokuk.

Sewer Department

Sewer Department:
249 Carbide Lane
319-524-1171

Manager: Michael Clark

Keokuk sewer department employs five employees.

Keokuk, Iowa is presently embarking on a comprehensive storm water/sewer separation project that will tremendously enhance the infrastructure of our river city.

Street Department

Street Department:
220 South 19th
319-524-2802

Manager: Tom Beaird

Street department employs seven employees. This address is used as the 6th ward voting location.
Keokuk, Iowa has established a $13,000,000 comprehensive 10 year street reconstruction project which is presently being conducted.

Vehicle Maintenance is also housed at this location and employs three employees.

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