City Begins Search for New City Administrator

The current city administrator is retiring at the end of this year.



City Administrator, Huxley, Iowa. (Population – 4,500).  Progressive and growing community in central Iowa, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 69 & Iowa Highway 210 and just west of Interstate 35 in Story County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $90,000 to $120,000, depending upon qualifications, with a full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees the following municipal departments: city hall, wastewater, water, streets, cemetery, parks & recreation, police, code enforcement, zoning, and finance, which includes 20 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $9.3 million.

The city administrator is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include four year college degree in public administration, engineering, law, or business administration or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience in a public sector management position, with an emphasis on city finance, budget development, labor relations, strategic planning, and technology needs.

Potential candidates can view a community & position profile on the City’s website (, after it has been posted on August 16, 2019.   Application materials requested include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on September 5, 2019.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to

Contact:  Patrick Callahan    

                                                                     Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC

                                                            (563) 599-3708




Utility Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2019

Why the increase?  There is a maximum amount of water that the city can treat/produce in a day. There have been several times in the past couple of years that the Water Treatment Facility has reached its capacity – and the city continues to grow. Therefore, funds are needed to purchase additional tanks to store the water necessary to maintain the daily usage of the community.

Want to help?  Conservation is key.  Residents can help the cause by reducing their daily usage (and reducing their monthly bill!).

Should you have questions regarding the utility increase, please call City Hall at 515.597.2561 extension 0.

Water and sewer rate increases will be effective July 1, 2019 which means the increase will be seen on the August water bill.

Water Rates:
$17.15 monthly base fee
$4.45 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption shall increase 6% annually on July 1, 2019 ($4.72), July 1, 2020 ($5.00), and July 1, 2021 ($5.30).

Sewer Rates:
$25.00 monthly base fee
$4.45 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption shall increase 3% annually on July 1, 2019 ($4.58), July 1, 2020 ($4.72), and July 1, 2021 ($4.86).

Second Meter Rates:
$3.00 monthly base fee shall increase to $6.00 monthly base fee on July 1, 2019
$4.45 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption shall increase 20% annually on July 1, 2019 ($5.34), July 1, 2020 ($6.41), and July 1, 2021 ($7.69).