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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Rental Housing Program to Begin in 2018

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A program designed to help ensure safe and decent housing for rental residents in Sioux Center will begin in January.

The Sioux Center City Council approved the Rental Housing Program on Tuesday and decided to offer a discounted first-time registration fee...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Mayor Proclaims Wreaths Across America Day in Sioux Center

Mayor Dennis Walstra has proclaimed that Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 will be Wreaths Across America Day in Sioux Center.

Walstra signed the proclamation after it received approval from the Sioux Center City Council this week.

On Wreaths Across America Day, volu...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Council Awards Construction Contract for Wastewater Plant

Click on the image above for a self-guided virtual tour of the planned new wastewater plant.

Construction of Sioux Center’s new wastewater treatment plant is slated to move forward next spring with the recent approval of a construction bid.

The Si...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Rental Property Owners Invited to Meeting on New Program

People who own rental housing property in Sioux Center are invited to an informational meeting about the new Rental Housing Program.

The meeting about the program will be Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sioux Center Public Library.

The Rental Hou...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Land Exchange to Benefit Dordt College, Sioux Center

Dordt Agriculture Stewardship Center construction

Continuing in a tradition of collaboration, the City of Sioux Center and Dordt College are working together on an exchange that will enhance the college’s Agriculture Stewardship program and provide for future local development.

As part of this a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Aquatic Center Expansion Moves into Final Design

Outdoor aquatic center concept

Plans for expanding Sioux Center’s outdoor aquatic center are moving from the dream stage to final design.

The Sioux Center City Council approved an agreement with Waters Edge Aquatic Design to proceed with final design of the expansion, which wi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

Construction Underway on Main Airport Buildings

Airport board looks at plans

Buildings are beginning to rise out of the landscape at the Sioux County Regional Airport site.

Members of the Sioux County Regional Airport board recently met at the airport location, where the terminal building and the adjacent hangar are taking shape.

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Posted on: October 21, 2017

Fedders Selected for Scholarship

Sioux Center MRES Scholarship 2017-18

Kristen Fedders, a senior at Dordt College, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Sioux Center Municipal Utilities and our energy partner Missouri River Energy Services. 

The scholarship is given each year to a customer of our municipal power...

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Posted on: October 21, 2017

Council Considers Rental Inspection Program

Apartment door

A program designed to help ensure safe and decent housing for rental residents in Sioux Center received a first nod from the City Council this week.

“This is a program to ensure that a proper minimum standard of housing is maintained for everyone,” said Si...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Outdoor Pool Concept Packs in Fun Features

Outdoor aquatic center concept

Ideas are taking shape for adding some splash to Sioux Center’s outdoor water recreation options.

Planners shared aquatic center design ideas with the Sioux Center City Council this week as part of ongoing discussions about enhancing the outdoor ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

City Receives Favorable Bids for Wastewater Plant

New Wastewater Plant plans overview

The best bid to build the community’s new wastewater treatment plant came in $1 million less than the engineer’s estimate for construction.

The City of Sioux Center received three bids on the project to upgrade the treatment facility to...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

City Works Toward Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 traffic

The City of Sioux Center is continuing to pursue improvements to the community’s Highway 75 corridor.

City staff members are in the process of requesting that Highway 75 improvements be placed on the Iowa DOT’s next five-year construction plan. Being liste...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

City Increases Rebate for Improving Sidewalks

Cracked Sidewalk

Are your sidewalks aging, cracking or uneven? The City of Sioux Center is offering a larger reimbursement for property owners wanting to replace sidewalks.

The Sioux Center City Council approved increasing the rebate for replacing sidewalks in the public s...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Council Looks to Parks’ Future with Master Plan

The City Council is looking into best serving Sioux Center with local park and recreation improvements as our community continues to grow.

This summer, RDG Planning and Design gathered input from stakeholders, studied Sioux Center’s demographics ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2017

City applies for dollars to improve water quality

Local leaders are applying for a program that may give back some of what Sioux Center spends on the new wastewater plant to use for improving water quality. 

These state dollars can be used to add natural water filters to areas that impact water s...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

New Wastewater Plant Design Takes Shape

New Wastewater Plant plans overview

Sioux Center’s new wastewater treatment plant will feature smart design and natural processes to serve the community’s needs now and in the future.

The Sioux Center City Council viewed the plans for the new plant and approved the next step: seeking constru...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

New Development Projects Moving Forward

4 Brothers Bar and Grill construction site in Sioux Center

 Plans for a new restaurant and an expanded rebuild of a convenience store in Sioux Center are underway.

 

This week, the Sioux Center City Council approved development agreements with 4 Brothers Bar & Grill and Casey’s Gener...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

New Wastewater Plant to be a Step Up

Council members visit wastewater treatment plant

The DNR recently approved Sioux Center’s new wastewater treatment plant site and noted the facility will have a positive impact on the environment.

The new plant will have several treatment steps including removing ammonia, nitrogen, and phosphor...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

New Indoor Recreation Facility Study to Begin

Local leaders are looking into the idea of a new indoor multi-purpose recreation building for Sioux Center.

“As community continues to grow and we talk about the need for adding streets and having lots available for development to support this gr...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

City Continues Planning for Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 traffic by downtown stoplight

The City of Sioux Center is in ongoing discussions with the Iowa Department of Transportation regarding improvements to Highway 75.

“In Sioux Center, this roadway serves both local and US Highway travelers. Improving its ability to handle vehicle...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Wastewater Rate Increases to Build New Plant Approved

All users’ wastewater rates will increase starting next month.

After a third reading Tuesday, the Sioux Center City Council approved the increases, which are needed to build and operate a new treatment plant for the community.

The wastewater treatment facil...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Sioux Center Graduate Selected for $1,000 MRES Scholarship

Patricia King MRES scholarship winner

Patricia King, of Sioux Center, is a recipient of a $1,000 Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) scholarship. King is a 2017 graduate of Sioux Center High School.  

Graduating high school seniors whose families are customers of MRES member municip...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Dates Set for Fireworks Use in Sioux Center

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Use of fireworks will be allowed in Sioux Center June 13 through July 8.

The Sioux Center City Council approved those dates as part of an amendment to the city code of ordinances Monday.

“The council has chosen to give people the opportunity to us...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Rates Will Increase to Build New Wastewater Plant

The Sioux Center City Council discussed potential increases in wastewater rates to pay for the community’s planned new wastewater treatment plant.

All residential, commercial and industrial users will share the cost of the new $25.2 million plant. It is be...

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