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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    Deadline approaching for economic assistance applications

    The deadline is approaching for applications to be submitted for the second round of the forgivable loan program designed to provide financial assistance to local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read on...
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    City planning online surplus auction in June

    Items declared as surplus by the Muscatine City Council on June 4 will be on the auction block this month as the Department of Public Works will conduct an on-line surplus auction. Read on...
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    City Hall will open doors to public with restrictions on June 8

    After nearly two months of being closed to the public, the Muscatine City Hall will open its doors to the public once again at 8 a.m. Monday, June 8. However, there will be certain restrictions that the public will have to follow. Read on...
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    Summer reading program underway at Musser Public Library

    Summer Reading has officially started at the Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center, and the library wants to make sure that patrons of all ages have all the information they need to participate. Read on...
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    Boat harbor slip rentals available, gas dock is open

    The Muscatine Boat Harbor and Marina and the Municipal Gas Dock, located in the upriver portion of Riverside Park on the Mississippi River, are open and available for public use. Read on...
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    Several Informative exhibits highlight Art Center reopening

    The opening of the exhibition, “Till Death: Wedding and Mourning Traditions,” has been anticipated by Muscatine Art Center insiders for the last several years. Now, the exhibition will be the first on view during the reopening of the Center. Read on...
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    Council to hear more on COVID-19 financial impacts

    The picture is becoming clearer on the financial impacts created by the government shutdown of businesses during the health crisis, and the anticipated effects to the current and next City budgets will be presented to the Muscatine City Council Thursday. Read on...
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    Local traffic now allowed on 300 block of East 2nd Street

    While the 300 block of East 2nd Street remains a construction zone, the contractor will allow local traffic into the block so that customers will have easier access to those businesses. Read on...
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    City park playgrounds open to the public; activities resume

    The playgrounds in all City parks are now available for use by the public. Most facilities have reopened including Pearl City Station, the Riverview Center, shelters in the various parks, the Musser Skate Park, and the ball diamonds at Kent Stein Park. Read on...
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    Third Street-Mulberry Avenue intersection to be closed June 4

    The intersection of Mulberry Avenue and 3rd Street will be closed to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, according to City of Muscatine Project Managers. Read on...
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    Interaction was nothing short of positive - Chief Talkington

    The Muscatine Police Department plans to continue monitoring events occurring in Muscatine and the surrounding area to keep residents informed with current updates and known facts according to Muscatine Police Chief Brett Talkington. Read on...
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    Police watching for protesters heading to Muscatine

    The Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office are prepared for any potential demonstrations in Muscatine, but are hoping that they will not be needed. Read on...
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    Application period opens for second round of economic loan program

    A second round of the small business forgivable loan program is being offered, with the City of Muscatine also streamlining the process for outdoor restaurant seating licenses to assist with the economic recovery of Muscatine businesses. Read on...
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    Full enforcement of downtown parking regulations resumes June 1

    The City of Muscatine will end the temporary suspension of certain parking ordinances on Monday, June 1, and resume full enforcement of all regulations in the downtown area. Read on...
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    Muscatine Art Center will reopen to the public on June 9

    The Muscatine Art Center will reopen their doors to the public on Tuesday, June 9, according to Melanie Alexander, Director of the Muscatine Art Center. Read on...
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    Registration for George Lohman City Golf Tournament is underway

    Local golfers are fine tuning their swings and preparing for competition in the George Lohman Tournament, Muscatine’s annual city golf competition, that will be held June 13-14 at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Read on...
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    Musser Public Library reopens to public on June 1 with restrictions

    The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center will enter Phase 2 of their five-phase reopening plan on Monday when the facility will reopen to the public. The facility has been closed to the public since March 17 due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read on...
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    Transfer Station reopens to public with restrictions

    The scale office at the City of Muscatine Transfer Station has reopened to the public according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. No changes are planned for the Compost Facility, however. Read on...
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    MuscaBus shuttle service to continue until June 29

    Muscatine’s public transit system, MuscaBus, will continue to provide shuttle service only through June 28 by appointment only according to Public Transit Supervisor Amy Fortenbacher. Read on...
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    Planning and Zoning to discuss regulations on chickens in city

    The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a special session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, to review regulations regarding the keeping of chickens in residentially zoned areas. Read on...
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    Three projects are on or ahead of schedule in Muscatine

    Three major construction projects are on schedule or slightly ahead of schedule as Muscatine enters the unofficial start of Summer with the Memorial Day Weekend. Read on...
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    Restroom facility installed at Weed Park Lagoon Shelter site

    A new modular three-season restroom was delivered and installed on Friday at the Weed Park Lagoon Shelter site following a month of site preparation by City staff. Read on...
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    Weed Park Aquatic Center to remain closed for 2020 season

    The potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus will keep the Aquatic Center in Weed Park closed for the 2020 season according to the City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    CHC to provide COVID-19 swab testing in Muscatine

    Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) is ready to start doing limited COVID swabs for patients in Muscatine County according to Christy Roby Williams, MPA, Director of Muscatine County Public Health. Read on...
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    Two public hearings on agenda for Thursday's Council meeting

    Three new firefighters will be sworn into service and two public hearings will be held during the Muscatine City Council virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (May 21) night. Read on...
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    Sound The Horn May 21 to recognize Public Transit workers

    Public transit employees continue to work on the frontline of the COVID-19 health crisis, and the City of Muscatine joins with the Iowa Department of Transportation and agencies across the United States to thank our #HeroesMovingHeroes. Read on...
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    No curbside collection Monday (May 25), city offices closed

    Curbside collection of refuse, yard waste, bulky waste, and recycling will not be conducted on Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day. City offices will also be closed on Monday. Read on...
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    Garage Sales are on but there are guidelines to follow

    The unofficial start of summer arrives with the Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25), the first long weekend of the summer season, and while there is much unknown on how the summer will unfold, the warmer weather will naturally draw people outside. Read on...
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    Muscatine Harbor Gas Dock set to open for season May 22

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department plans to open the Gas Dock for service on Friday, May 22. Read on...
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    Summer registration pushed back to May 26

    Registration for summer programs sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation has been postponed in response to the extended social distancing recommendations for Muscatine County. Read on...
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    Muscatine disc golf course is open and ready for play

    The Fuller Park Disc Golf Course is open and ready for participants of all ages and abilities to come enjoy fresh air and test your skills of flying a disc at a distant target in much the same fashion as golf. Read on...
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    Council hears report on potential financial impact of COVID-19

    The loss of revenue from the restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 health crisis will have a significant impact on revenue received by the City of Muscatine, and, as a result, an impact on the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 budgets. Read on...
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    75 Small Businesses awarded assistance grants from City

    The City of Muscatine is awarding 75 small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis assistance loans totaling $183,267. Most of the businesses will receive the maximum $2,500 assistance loan that could be forgiven pending a six-month review. Read on...
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    Itching to solve a mystery; Parks and Rec have you covered

    Muscatine children and their families can search for clues and solve the mystery of The Pearl Button Burglar right from the comfort of their couch in this four-week mail program sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Mulberry and east 2nd roundabout rounding into shape

    The roundabout replacing the intersection of Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street is taking shape, but not as quickly as some would hope. The contractor is slightly ahead of schedule and expects to have the roundabout completed by the target date. Read on...
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    Council to hear report on financial impact of COVID-19 lock down

    A report on the financial impact of the COVID-19 shut down on the City of Muscatine will be presented during the Muscatine City Council’s In-Depth session Thursday (May 14). Read on...
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    Dine-in option returns for Muscatine restaurants May 15

    Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation Wednesday (May 13) continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks to reopen in the 22 counties where they have remained closed. Read on...
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    Recycling Collection unfinished Wednesday (May 13)

    Republic Services has notified the City of Muscatine that Wednesdays (May 13, 2020) curbside recycling collection on the “Week B” route was not completed, but will be completed Thursday. Read on...
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    Bulky Waste Collection Program gets a makeover

    Curbside bulky waste collection has been a tremendous success, so much so that the Department of Public Works (DPW) has doubled the number of collections per day and lifted restrictions on scheduling to allow residents to schedule weeks in advance. Read on...
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    Muscatine needs your experience to determine future

    City of Muscatine residents who would like to become a 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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    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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