Amnesty Week June 12th-18th

Remsen’s City-Wide Clean up Week June 12 – 18,  2021

The City of Remsen is declaring an amnesty from the landfill disposal cost during the above designated dates of June 12 –18, 2021. Up to 2,000 pounds per household of “throw away” material delivered to the Plymouth County Landfill in Le Mars, Iowa will be paid by the City of Remsen and not billed to the household. Only residential properties (not commercial or industrial) can participate. Each household that wishes to participate must make their own arrangements and is responsible for hauling their material to the landfill during this amnesty period.

The City WILL NOT be picking up items at curbside as done prior to 2014. Do not place items in front of your house at curb side.

• HAZARDOUS WASTE (paint, thinner, pesticide, insecticide, herbicide, batteries, fertilizer, fuels, oils)

Citizens must pay aper item demanufacturing charge at time of drop off for any “White Goods”. These include: air conditioners, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, fluorescent lights, water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, ranges, ovens, trash compactors, and other cooling units.

Water Restrictions

Due to the current dry conditions, we are asking our residents to begin to be conservative in their water use.


We are asking residents who wish to water their lawns to do so on an odd/even schedule. If you have an odd house number, you may water your lawn on odd calendar dates. We also ask that you water your lawns during the evening hours.


We are hoping that if everyone cooperates with these modifications, we will not have to implement a full blown water ban.


The City of Remsen is hiring a full-time City Maintenance position.  We are seeking an individual with previous plumbing, mechanic or maintenance experience.  Applicant must have valid drivers license and be willing to obtain water and sewer certifications.  Submit application and resume to City Hall.  Applications can be obtained at or picked up at City Hall.

Winter Parking

The City of Remsen is informing the public that winter parking will be in effect from November 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021.

Parking is prohibited on any residential public street, alley, or city owned off-street parking area during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Parking is prohibited on any business public street, alley, or city owned off-street parking area during the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Fines are $25.00 plus towing charges.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please talk to Police Chief Scott Allen.


The City of Remsen, Iowa (Pop. 1621) is seeking applications for our full-time Public Works Superintendent position. This position will provide administration and supervision for the following service areas: streets, gas, electric, sewer and water. Will work directly with City Clerk/Administrator to prepare budgets and short- and long-term capital improvement plans for each department supervised. This position will provide technical and administrative leadership for a variety of construction projects and coordinates equipment purchases and supervises personnel and financial activity of the departments.


The City desires candidates with relevant education and/or experience in management and/or in one of the related fields, however, all candidates will be considered. Strong skills in budgeting, personnel management, communication, maintenance, and leadership desired.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and application to City Clerk, Rachel Keffeler at or PO Box 510, Remsen, IA 51050.


The position’s salary will be based on qualifications. The City is an equal opportunity employer.