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Staff has assembled a proposed extension of the 2 year Street Improvement Plan to add 3 more phases. This is for review. The plan will be presented at the City Council meeting on November 2, 2020 for input.
A proposal for trail plans has been developed by staff for council consideration. You can review the proposal in the document below. This will be part of a few council meetings in the future.
Camanche City Council recently amended the ordinances governing Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, and Golf Carts. The only City permit required for these vehicles pertains to Golf Carts. Snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs must have their DNR permit and meet state requirements. NOTE: ATVs are only allowed for the purpose of snow removal. There are also some route restrictions for other vehicles which are detailed in the ordinances provided for you below. If you have any questions, please contact the Camanche PD for guidance. Also below you can find the permit application for Golf Carts.
Click on Permits to find the permit application page.
Below is the proposed FYE2022 budget for the City of Camanche. This budget calls for a lowering of the Levy from $12.55 to $12.25. This represents a 3% tax decrease on the City portion of your property taxes.
A public hearing is scheduled for December 17, 2019 for the purpose of receiving public input on the proposed Capital Improvement Plan which you can dowloand below. The plan is scheduled to be adopted at the December 17, 2019 meeting. If you have any questions about the plan and would like further details, you are free to submit that inquiry or call City Hall. If you would like to submit a written opinion about the document, you may submit it to City Hall and that submission will be included with the council packets. Submissions must contain your name and address. Any submissions missing that information will not be accepted.
In 2019, the City of Camanche received a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) safety study for the intersection of 7th Ave and Highway 67. This is the intersection where the City sees its highest vehicle accident rate. This study is the first step towards making improvements to the intersection with the goal of reducing high velocity impact accidents at this location. Here is the summary of what the study found. The full text of the study can be found in the PDF provided below.
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
CITY OF CAMANCHE TRAFFIC AND SAFETY TEAP STUDY
July 29, 2019
1. Local Jurisdiction: Camanche, IA
2. Reason TEAP Study Originated: The City of Camanche had requested the completion of a safety review study at the intersection of US Highway 67 & 7th Avenue, in the northern portion of the City of Camanche, Iowa. The study intersection is a four-way intersection with STOP control along the north/south roadway – 7th Avenue. Concerns exist regarding the vehicle speeds along US Highway 67 and frequency of failure to yield crashes from the STOP controlled approaches. The study assisted in reviewing the crash history, form of traffic control, intersection sight distance visibility, and provided potential safety improvements.
3. Scope of Services Provided: Performed field review and observation of existing conditions, collected and reviewed vehicle count data, evaluated relevant crash history and traffic operations; developed short and long term recommendations; prepared illustrative drawings of proposed improvements; and identified potential funding sources.
4. The Consultant, HR Green, submitted a final report dated July 29, 2019 with the following recommendations:
Short Term Recommendations
o Update signage throughout corridor
Replace any signs that fail to meet minimum retroreflective standards
outlined in the MUTCD
Add Intersection Warning Signs (W2-1, MUTCD) for both eastbound and
o Refresh/replace stop line pavement markings on approaches on 7th Avenue
o Add centerline pavement marking to the south approach on 7th Avenue
o Remove the wooden poles on the northeast and southwest quadrants
Long Term Recommendations
o Modify the existing intersection geometry to a single lane roundabout to improve safety and operations
o If installation of a single lane roundabout is deemed unfeasible, the following
should be considered further:
Consider modifying the existing intersection to All-Way Stop Control
Consider the reconfiguration of the US Highway 67 approaches to provide
offset right-turn lanes
Consider the reconfiguration of the US Highway 67 approaches to provide
5. The planning level opinion of probable construction costs for recommended
A. Replace/Relocate Existing Corridor Signing: $200 - $300 per sign
B. Removal of Existing Corridor Signing: $200 - $300 per sign
C. Install Additional Corridor Signing: $200 - $300 per sign
D. Pavement Markings: $0.50 per linear foot
A. Reconfigure intersection as single lane roundabout: $700,000 - $850,000
B. Reconfigure intersection as All-Way Stop Control: $5,000 - $10,000
C. Widen US Highway 67 to include offset right-turn lanes: $200,000 - $350,000
D. Widen US Highway 67 to include auxiliary left-turn lanes: $300,000 - $450,000
6. Potential funding sources include the Traffic Safety Improvement Program (TSIP), Urban-State Traffic Engineering Program (U-STEP), Surface Transportation Block Program – Swap (STBGP - Swap), Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP), and the local Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF).
Below is the download pdf of the annual fiancial report for Fiscal Year Ending 2020 which is required to be submitted to the State Department of Management. We are pleased that the City is in fairly sound financial health overall. The trends are headed in the right direction. We did publish the summary in the newspaper as required, but this document will show all of the individual worksheets that detail what the summary presents. If you have any questions about the information, feel free to contact the City Administrator.
NEW COMMUNITY CENTER GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
Annual Pet Registration
January 1st - March 31st
$3 for spayed or neutered cat or dog
$6 for non-spayed or neutered cat or dog
$10 late fee/pet after March 31st
November 15th - April 1st
Enforced 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
At 6 p.m. - Even side of street on even calendar days. Odd side of street on odd
calendar days. This is in effect only on announced snow event days. If there is no snow, you do not need to move your vehicle.
(exception: one side of street parking and no curb and gutter)
Calendar Parking events will be announced on our web page, facebook page and the radio (KROS).
Monday- Wednesday: 9:00 am- 6:30 pm
Thursday- Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Library will be closed November 24-27 for Thanksgiving
Weed Ordinance - Yard Waste Dates
There are no more yard waste drop off dates remaining for 2022. Check back in the Spring of 2023!
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Yard waste ONLY
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818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730
Median Household Income: $50,804
Median Home Price: $119,800
Median Age: 43.8