City Parks Closed to Public

Huxley city parks are currently closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes all playground equipment and shelter houses.  All park restrooms remain closed and water fountains are turned off,   Team sports, pickup games and contact play are prohibited.  We will not install caution tape or fencing at the parks; residents are asked to do their part to keep family, friends, neighbors and our community safe. The City’s priority is protecting the health and safety of our residents and continuing to serve you.  You are encouraged to get outside and enjoy some fresh air by visiting the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail or even Christiansen Preserve.  While visiting any public space, use your best judgment and act responsibly; bring your own sanitation supplies with you and adhere to recommended guidelines of keeping social gatherings to less than 10 people and observing social distancing standards. If you do not feel well or have been sick, stay home.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs that have right now.  When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers.  Below are guides about major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small business Administration (SBA) to address these needs.  Click on each of the links below to find keep up-to-date on when programs become available.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
CARES Act Loans (Not Yet Available)
Coronavirus CARES Emergency Loans Business Guide and Checklist

City Services Remain Operational and Available to Public

It is important for the City of Huxley to protect the health and safety of its citizens and to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

What does that mean for the City of Huxley?  The 3C’s building is closed to the public.  The administration offices, library and recreational facilities are all closed until further notice.  HOWEVER, staff is still assisting the public through phone calls or email.  The City will utilize options for in-person services only when necessary to maintain essential functions and no other options exist.  Please use the following phone numbers for any assistance needed.

Administration:  515-597-2561
Parks and Recreation:  515-597-2515
Library:  515-597-2552

Thank you for your patience.

City Certifies Maximum Tax Levy/Holds Budget Hearing

It is budget time for the cities in Iowa.  Due to new legislation, cities are required to hold two public hearings prior to approving a new budget.  All cities must pass a resolution establishing the maximum property tax dollars to certify for the levy, as defined in Section 384.15A of the state code.   The new legislation also created a 2% threshold that applies to the revenue derived from certain levies.  If the city’s planned revenue growth from those levies increases by more than 2%, as did the City of Huxley, the council must pass a resolution by at least two-thirds of the members.  Along with the new resolution, all cities must post notification and hold an additional public hearing and vote on the maximum property tax dollars to certify for the levy. Once the maximum property tax dollars resolution is adopted, the city can proceed to adopt the annual city budget. The entire process must be completed by April 30, 2020 and approved budgets are submitted to the Department of Management.  Below are links to the public hearings and resolutions.

Maximum Tax Levy Hearing Notice/Resolution

Budget Hearing Notice/Resolution