City of Walker
Call Us at (319) 448-4359
 
 
 
 

 
City Council Meetings:

Council Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at the enclosed Park Pavilion.

 

Monthly Water/Sewer Billing:

Water and Sewer bills are mailed during the first 3 business days of the month.  They are due by 5 pm on the 20th of each month.  A penalty is assessed to each account if payment is not received by the close of business on the 20th.  If payment is not received within 10 days of the due date, your water/sewer service may be discontinued.  A $150.00 deposit is required for all new accounts.  The current monthly rates are as follows:    

                                                        Water:  $30.14 for the first 1,500 gallons  $ 6.30 per 1,000 gallons over 1,500

                                                        Sewer: $52.19 for the first 1,500 gallons  $10.00 per 1,000 gallons over 1.500      

If you do not receive your billing by the 10th of the month, please contact city hall immediately.

 

Garbage Collection:

It is the duty of each owner to provide for the sanitary disposal of all refuse accumulating on the owner's premises before it becomes a nuisance.  There are 2 options for garbage collection in the city.  They are:  Republic/Allied Waste Services who has a Monday pick-up 800-781-7870 and Rudd Sanitation who offers Friday pick-up (319)438-6563.  Please make arrangements with one of them for your garbage collection.

 

Building Permits:

Permits are required to erect, reconstruct, alter, or extend any structure.  Permits must be applied for in writing and approved by the Zoning Administrator.  Our current fee schedule is as follows:  Fence  $35.00, Shed less than 150 square feet $50.00, Uncovered porch or deck less than 150 square feet $50.00, Covered Porch, Deck 75.00, Attached addition less than 500 square feet $125.00, Attached addition over 500 square feet $200.00, Unattached structure over 150 square feet $125.00, New Home $350.00, Commercial Building $350.00.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall.  The permit fee must accompany the application.

 

Mailbox Permits:

Mailboxes or newspaper receptacles shall not be erected without obtaining a permit.  Applications are available at City Hall.  The completed application and fee of $25.00 should be turned in to the City Clerk for approval by the Zoning Administrator.  The City shall not be responsible for the repair of mailboxes, newspaper receptacles, or their supports that are damaged due to normal or routine snow plowing or other road maintenance operations.

 

Urban Chickens: 


Chapter 165 in the Code of Ordinances for Walker, Iowa allows urban chickens with a valid permit.  An application for a permit may be obtained at City Hall.  There is a yearly permit fee of $10.00 and a yearly inspection will be conducted.  If you are interested, please contact the City Clerk for a copy of the ordinance and permit application.  The yearly fee must accompany the application.

 

Other Utilities:

Electricity/Natural Gas is provided by Alliant Energy 800-255-4268                                                                                                                                         Internet services can be obtained through Windstream 800-843-9214 or Speed Connect (319)640-0722 or 866-297-2900                                                                    We currently do not have a cable TV provider in town.  Most citizens use either Dish Net or DirecTV.

 

Annual City-wide Clean up Day:

Each year in early April, the Walker Betterment Club sponsor's a town clean-up day.  This is an opportunity for you to rid yourself of old appliances, TV's, and other items you would normally take to the landfill.  The Walker Betterment Club subsidizes the costs associated with the removal of these items.  This is a great opportunity to remove these items from your home at a reduced cost.  Visit the Walker Betterment Club website:  www.walkeriowa.com.  This years annual clean-up day is on Saturday, April 2, 2016.


 

North-Linn Community School District:

This is our local elementary, middle school, and high school.  Visit the campus at 3033 Lynx Drive in Troy Mills.  Be sure to stop by and check out the new elementary building!  Elementary Principal/Superintendent:  Karl Kurt    Middle School/High School Principal:  Scott Beaty    Business Manager:  Megan Liebe.  You can reach them at (319)224-3291.  Also visit the webiste:  www.northlinn.k12.ia.us

 

Library Services:

Library services are available at the Center Point Public Library.  They are located at 720 Main Street and their number is (319)849-1509.

 

Animal Control:

Chapter 55 in the Code of Ordinances provides for Animal Protection and Control, including, but not limited to Animal Neglect, Abandonment of cats and dogs, Dogs in Parks, Dangerous Domestic Animals, Owner's Duties, and Animals at large: Impoundment.  A copy of this ordinance may be obtained at City Hall.  Please notify us immediately if you see animals running loose.

 

Walker Community Room and Park Pavilion:

We have a community room and 2 pavilions in the park that are available for use.  The community room has a rental fee of $25.00 with a $10.00 deposit, and the North (enclosed) pavilion in the City Park has a rental fee of $50.00 with a $100.00 deposit.  The deposits will be refunded if the buildings are left clean and all garbage removed.  To rent the community room at 210 Park St. or the north pavilion at the city park, contact City Hall.  The south park pavilion is available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Phone Numbers You May Find Useful: 

Walker City Hall………………...…(319)448-4359

Bauer Auto……………….………..(319)448-4139

Casey’s General Store………..….(319)448-4124

F. J. Krob………………………......(319)448-4393

McCright Agency………….……....(319)448-4391

Norma Jean’s Hair Salon………... (319)448-4151

North-Linn Community School…...(319)224-3291

Post Office………………………....(319)448-4126

              Post Office Window Hours:

                7:30—10 am  12—3 pm

Sacred Heart Church……………..(319)448-4316

Sherbon’s Flower Market………...(319)448-4205

UBC/Pro-Build………………….....(319)448-4323

Walker Bible Church……………...(319)448-4452

Walker Locker……………………..(319)448-4517

Walker Sales Barn……………..…(319)448-4365

Walker State Bank…………..…....(319)448-4317

Walker United Methodist Church...(319)448-4689

Winn’s Alley………………………..(319)448-4888