City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Below are the schedules for city offices during the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • City administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
  • Parks and Recreation will be closed only on Thanksgiving Day and will resume regular hours on Friday, November 24th.
  • City library will be closed from Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th.


Congratulations to Rick Peterson, Dave Mulder and incumbent, Dave Kuhn!  Also congratulations go to returning mayor Craig Henry. The newly elected council members will serve a four year term beginning in 2018 while the mayor will serve for another two years. 


2018 City Council Members:
Craig Henry – mayor
Dave Kuhn
Tracey Roberts
Dave Jensen
Dave Mulder
Rick Peterson

Many thanks go to Craig Hemmen and Kevin Deaton for their past four years of service. The two current council members will serve through the end of this year.  The City of Huxley expresses their gratitude for all the time and commitment that the two officials gave to their community.



City Staff – Best Resource in Huxley!

Now you can put a face to that call or email you have had with a city employee.  See the listing below of city staff and their positions.

From Left to Right, Back Row:

Nate Albaugh – Police Officer, Gerry Stoll – Sargeant, Joe Marchesano – Police Officer, Mark Pote – Police Chief, Nate Brockman – Wastewater Superintendent, Mat Kahler – Street Superintendent, Jeff Peterson – Public Works Director

Front Row:

Heather Denger – Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant/Fitness Instructor, A.J. Strumpfer – Utility 2, Rocky Smith – Parks Superintendent, Keith Vitzthum – Assistant Public Works Director, Lisa Wheeler – Administrative Assistant, Jolene Lettow – City Clerk/Finance Officer, Amy Kaplan – Utility Clerk/Deputy City Clerk, Cathy VanMaanen – Library Director

Library Program Information

Story Time for Toddlers and Preschoolers meets every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00am, September through May. This is a short program including stories and related activities. Children can play, listen, and learn in an environment designed to expand their early literacy skills.

Daycare Visits occur on a regular basis throughout the school year. Cathy Van Maanen and Malissa Anderson love to visit and read to kids at the local daycare’s and preschools.
Two adult book clubs meet monthly.  The first Monday morning of each month at 10:00am and the second Tuesday at 6:00pm.

Friends of the Library is a 501C3 organization that comes alongside the library staff to volunteer, fundraise and help maintain all library programs.  They would love to have you join them.

Cathy Van Maanen is the Library’s Interim Director of Library Services and can be reached in the library at 597-2552 concerning all these programs.


Please do not blow or rake leaves into the street.  City ordinance 135.03 states it is an offense to deposit leaves, sticks, snow, ice, or grass clipping upon any street.  Leaves can get into the stormwater drain, clog pipes and result in street flooding.

The Ames Resource Recovery Plant offers free yard waste days. Residents can take their yard waste to the plant during the following dates:   

Saturday, Oct 21 (leaves only)

Saturday, Nov 4 (leaves only)

Saturday, Nov 18 (leaves and brush)

Saturday, Dec 2 (leaves only)

 The Yard Waste Free Day site is located in Ames at 400 Freel Drive. Those participating in Yard Waste Free Day are asked to enter the site from Southeast Fifth Street and exit onto Lincoln Way.