Osceola Water Works Exits Conservation Ordinance

At the June 6th 2024 Osceola Water Works Board meeting, the board voted to exit Section 1 – Water Watch of the Osceola Water Conservation ordinance. This means Osceola water customers are not under a conservation ordinance after more than a year of community-wide conservation efforts.
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Osceola’s Clarke County Fairgrounds Hosts JunctionTown Showdown

Get ready for the JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull, returning to the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola, Iowa! This year, the event spans three exciting days: June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2024.
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CCDC Grant Continues Support for Clarke County GIS Program

The CCDC recently committed to an additional six years of financial support for the Clarke County Assessor’s office and the Clarke County GIS mapping system. With a grant of more than $40,000 the CCDC’s board will help fund imaging and base data updates for the heavily used mapping and information program.
For more information about the GIS system and what it does for the county, the city of Osceola, and businesses across the area, click through to read the latest…

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CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan Grismore

At the May CCDC board meeting, members and those in attendance welcomed Altec’s Nathan Grismore to the board. As a representative from one of Osceola’s largest employers, Nathan is looking to bring a fresh perspective to the CCDC and help them create positive change throughout the community.
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$718,600 CCDC Grant Kicks off Initial Development of Osceola’s Effluent Pipeline

In May’s CCDC Board meeting, the City made the request to kick off the first phase of the Effluent Recirculated Water pipeline to pull water from the new Osceola Wastewater Treatment Plant to other parts of the city. This will help lower the burden on West Lake’s raw water supply. With a grant of more than $700K, the CCDC was able to get this “First in the State” venture started and help fund the project.
Click on the latest feature to read how what this grant means for the future of Osceola’s water and the ongoing pursuit of a sustainable water supply for the community…

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Miller Partners with Clarke Industrial Tech Students to Celebrate History

Miller Products, Co., recently under new ownership, has been reflecting on their 8+ decade history and the relationships they’ve made and built along the way. As part of the Clarke County Industrial Tech Advisory Board, they had the help of Clarke Community Schools’ industrial tech students in the fabrication of some very unique signs to help commemorate their impressive history
Take a look at our latest feature and see what these talented students and the Miller team created…

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Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 
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Clean-Up Week — City Strongly Encourages Community-Wide Participation

With city-wide Spring Clean-Up taking place this week, city officials wanted to make sure the public was updated on the event details as well as additional information about recent city nuisance ordinance updates made in the May 7th city council meeting.
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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Eight Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

In a recent Disaster Proclamation, Iowa Governor Reynolds included Clarke County in a list of 8 hard hit counties, allowing resources to be made available for those impacted by recent storms. These funds will be provided through the The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 per household based on property and income levels. The funds can go toward recovery from damage caused by recent storms.
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