Communications

The mission of the Communications Division is to create a strong partnership with the community by providing timely, accurate information that is understandable, interactive, and engaging to the residents, visitors, and businesses in Muscatine.

Public information strategies include the content management of a dynamic website, the cultivation of a strong social media presence, use of multi-media tools, and a timely, responsive relationship with the media.

Our goal is to enhance quality of life for residents, as well as gather and share information to support and encourage two-way communication that promotes transparent government and an engaged citizenry.

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  1. City of Muscatine resident window sticker (JPG)

    Compost Facility still open for those with Compost sticker

    The Compost Facility at the Muscatine Transfer Station remains open for residents of Muscatine and Fruitland to deposit yard waste but only to those who have the Compost Sticker. Read on...
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    Outdoor warning siren testing set to begin on April 6

    The Muscatine County Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) will start the yearly testing of the Outdoor Warning Sirens on Monday, April 6, 2020. The sirens are tested at 11 a.m. on the first Monday of every month during non-freezing months. Read on...
  3. Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

    Season pass benefits are extended at Municipal Golf Course

    The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course continues to sell season passes for the 2020 season and have extended the specials on “Refer a Friend” and the incentive card. Read on...
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    Curbside collection program continues for city residents

    The Solid Waste Division of the City of Muscatine will continue to provide curbside collection of refuse, recycling, bulky waste, and yard waste as a service to residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read on...
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    Spring leaf pickup scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6

    It is time for the annual Spring leaf collection and the Department of Public Works (DPW) vacuum trucks will be out on the streets of Muscatine between April 6-17 according to a DPW official. Read on...
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    City Council to conduct business with conference call

    The Muscatine City Council will meet on Thursday, April 2, 2020, but it will not be in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall. Instead, the Council will conduct its business meeting through a conference call. (Call instructions in story) Read on...
  7. 022620 Fuller Park Entrance (JPG)

    Improvements to Fuller Park playground set to begin April 6

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department will close the Fuller Park Playground to the public for renovations starting Monday, April 6, 2020. Read on...
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    COVID-19 legal aid information hotline established

    Iowans who have questions or who are experiencing legal problems due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health crisis now have an easy way to get legal advice. Read on...
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    Par 3 contests to be held at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

    A Par 3 contest will be held once a month through the 2020 golf season at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Read on...
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    Footgolf course opens at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

    The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course has opened the FootGolf Course for the 2020 season. Read on...
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    Good things are happening in Muscatine photo contest

    Good things are happening in Muscatine, and the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is ready to celebrate. Read on...
  12. Moodys Investments Services Wall (JPG)

    City of Muscatine assigned Aa2 bond rating by Moody's

    The City of Muscatine was assigned an Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service Thursday based on the city’s stable, moderately-sized tax base, a trend of positive financial operations, and improving reserve levels. Read on...
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    Cedar, Houser intersection to be closed three weeks

    The intersection of Cedar and Houser Streets will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, March 30, as the City of Muscatine Full Depth Patching Project resumes with work to remove and restore the pavement in the intersection. Read on...
  14. Muscatine Public Safety Building (JPG)

    Public Safety Building is closed to general public

    The Muscatine Public Safety Building (PSB) is now closed to the general public according to officials with the City of Muscatine. Read on...
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    Compost Facility stickers will be mailed out upon verification

    The Muscatine Transfer Station will mail out Compost stickers to residents of Muscatine and Fruitland who do not currently have one according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. Read on...
  16. Virtual Recreation Resource Center

    Virtual Recreation Resource Center is unveiled

    A change of pace and routine will not dampen the fun in Muscatine. A Virtual Recreation Resource Center was unveiled Wednesday (March 25, 2020) on the Muscatine Parks and Recreation page of the City website with over 30 free activities and resources. Read on...
  17. 032620 Parking Meter closeup (JPG)

    Temporary changes to parking rules in Downtown Muscatine

    The City of Muscatine will temporarily suspend certain parking ordinances in order to maintain convenient customer parking for the businesses that are still open, including those food establishments doing take-out orders. Read on...
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    Environmental Lab donates PPE's to local health providers

    Extra masks and gloves ordered by the WRRF Environmental Laboratory will now benefit local health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19. Read on...
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    Muscatine closes public playground equipment to public

    Public playground equipment will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and continuing through Thursday, April 16, 2020, according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Mississippi River to crest Wednesday but could go up again

    The Mississippi River reached minor flood stage Monday (March 23) and is forecasted to top out at 16.7 feet Wednesday (March 25) as the snowmelt runoff moves down the river according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Read on...
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    Streetscape project begins in April; public meeting cancelled

    Work will begin on April 13, weather permitting, on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project according to City project managers. A March 25 public information meeting was was cancelled in response to IDPH guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
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    Water is safe but wipes clog pipes - Iowa DNR

    The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources who also remind Iowans wipes can clog pipes and cause disruption of sewer systems. Read on...
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    Compost Facility open to those with city stickers on March 25

    The Compost Facility will open for the season at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine, but there will be limitations imposed through the middle of April. Read on...
  24. 030519 Tipping Floor at Transfer Station (JPG)

    Transfer Station scale office closed to public

    The scale office at the City of Muscatine Transfer Station will be closed to the public starting at 11 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. Read on...
  25. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Intro Photo (JPG)

    City to close City Hall to public starting March 22

    The City of Muscatine will be closing public access to all city owned buildings, including City Hall, starting Monday, March 22, 2020. The City will, however, continue to provide all services to the citizens of Muscatine. Read on...
  26. Police Car (JPG)

    Temporary changes made at Police Department

    In response to COVID-19, the Muscatine Police Department is making some temporary changes to their operations in an effort to keep team members healthy and continue to provide critical public safety services. Read on...
  27. City Council Chamber Seats April 5, 2019 (JPG)

    City Council to conduct business with audio conference call

    The Muscatine City Council will meet on Thursday, March 19, 2020, but it will not be in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall. Instead, the Council will conduct its business meeting through a conference call. Read on...
  28. 031720 MFD in PPE (JPG)

    Consider donating PPE to assist in COVID-19 response

    Businesses and organizations are urged to donate personal protective equipment, or PPE, by contacting their local public health department and the county emergency management agency. Read on...
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    Changes to Parks and Recreation services is announced

    Following the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), modifications to Parks and Recreation activities and facilities are being released to encourage social distancing and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read on...
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    Muscatine Mayor urges calm in COVID-19 outbreak

    The City of Muscatine is working with local, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about COVID-19, or coronavirus. Please be assured that we are doing all that we can to respond to this pandemic in a safe and timely manner. Read on...
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    Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Emergency declaration (PDF)

    Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today (March 17). Read on...
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    Art Center to be closed to public for four weeks

    The Muscatine Art Center announced Monday (March 16) that the facility will be closed to the public for the next four weeks starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Read on...
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    Flood Preparation: What to do before, during, and after a flood

    The Muscatine County Emergency Management agency offers tips on what to do before, during, and after a flood. Read on...
  34. Coronavirus (JPG)

    Musser Library programs cancelled until further notice

    The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center will be cancelling all children, family, and adult programs until further notice starting Monday (March 16, 2020) according to Pam Collins, Director of the Musser Public Library. Read on...
  35. 031120 West Hill Phase 4C Iowa and 9th interesection before (JPG)

    Street closures begin Monday on Iowa Avenue, 9th Street

    The first stage of West Hill Sewer Separation Phase 4C will close Iowa Avenue from 8th to 10th Street and 9th Street from Sycamore to Chestnut Street for milling starting at 7 a.m. Monday, March 16. Read on...
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    Muscatine Schools communication on COVID-19 procedures

    Muscatine Community School District released a communication regarding COVID-19 procedures Thursday (March 12). Read on...
  37. Flood Preparations (JPG)

    Flood Preparation: Making a plan & what to pack

    No one likes to think about having to leave their home because of flooding. Yet, with the high possibility of flooding occurring in Iowa this spring, you must be ready to evacuate if necessary. Read on...
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    Flood Preparation: Do you need flood insurance?

    The Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all residents not to delay their flood preparations and continue to stay aware of changing river levels. Read on...
  39. Elsie Butler Waller Wedding Party (JPG)

    Wanted: Ugly bridesmaid dresses for June exhibition

    The exhibition “Till Death: Wedding and Mourning Traditions” will open this June and the Muscatine Art Center is seeking “ugly bridesmaid dresses” and digital photographs of women wearing “ugly bridesmaid dresses” at a Muscatine County wedding. Read on...
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    Roundabout project keeps digging along

    The Mulberry Avenue-2nd Street Roundabout Project remains on schedule or a little ahead of schedule thanks to a warmer and drier winter with underground work tentatively scheduled to be completed in the next two weeks. Read on...
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    2nd Street project public information meeting set for March 25

    A public information meeting on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Musser Public Library. Read on...
  42. Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

    City golf course opens for the season on March 4

    Pull the bag out of the closet and dust off those clubs for the 2020 golf season opens Wednesday (March 4) at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course with tee times starting at 10 a.m. Read on...
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    Art Center to host several free Creative Sessions in 2020

    The Muscatine Art Center will present a series of free creative sessions this year in collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit. Read on...
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    Opportunities to help determine Muscatine's future available

    City of Muscatine residents who would like to become part of the decision making process in the future of Muscatine are urged to submit an application for a position on one of the City boards and commissions starting July 1, 2020. Read on...
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    Roundabout work continues; two more projects set to resume work

    Underground work for the Mulberry Avenue-2nd Street Roundabout Project is continuing with weather conditions currently favorable and expected to remain favorable into the Spring season. Read on...
  46. Art Center Children (JPG)

    Spring will be full of fun activities at the Muscatine Art Center

    Spring is in the air at the Muscatine Art Center, and the season will be chocked full of fun. Read on...
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    City Officials

    The City of Muscatine is governed by a mayor and 7 City Council members. The mayor serves for a 2-year term and is elected at large by the citizens of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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    Parks & Recreation

    The facilities within the Muscatine Parks and Recreation system host a multitude of events throughout the year. This schedule does change quite frequently as events are added, deleted and/or edited. Please check back often for updates! Additional Info...
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    Community Development

    The Community Development Department is responsible for a variety of planning and environmental functions that include administering several items. Additional Info...
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    City Services

    Find out what services the City of Muscatine offers to its residents. Additional Info...
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    Transparency

    The City of Muscatine is committed to providing residents with an open and transparent government which serves the best interest of the community. As such, the City is using this webpage to provide easier access to information you need. Additional Info...
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    About Muscatine

    Find out more about the demographics, history, and profile of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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