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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    Logan Street lane restrictions pushed back to April 12

    City project managers and the contractor have delayed the implementation of a four-week lane closure on Logan Street until Monday (April 12). Read on...
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    East 5th to be closed to through traffic from Cypress to Park April 19-26

    East 5th Street will be closed to through traffic April 19-26 as the west half of the intersection at Park Avenue is removed and replaced as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Local traffic only will be allowed from Cypress to Park. Read on...
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    Two treated following early morning fire in Muscatine

    Two individuals were treated at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine following an early morning fire Thursday (April 8) in Muscatine. Read on...
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    Need employment? The City of Muscatine may have just what you want

    The City of Muscatine has several full and part time employment opportunities available including many opportunities for seasonal positions at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course and with other divisions of the Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Hershey Manor, East Hill Facility presentations on Council April 8 agenda

    The Muscatine City Council will hear a presentation on the City’s role with Hershey Manor and be given an overview of the proposed East Hill Multi-Use Facility during its Thursday (April 8, 2021) in-depth session. Read on...
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    Logan to be reduced to one lane from Cedar to Fulliam starting April 8

    Logan Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for four weeks starting April 8 to facilitate full depth patching of the street from Cedar to Fulliam. Read on...
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    Applicants sought for Art Center Board, Tourism Committee

    Several positions are available to Muscatine residents who would like to become a part of the decision making process on either the Muscatine Art Center Board of Trustees or the GMCCI Tourism & Hospitality Committee. Read on...
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    Eligibility expanded in Iowa; vaccine allotment increased

    All Iowans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine effective Monday, April 5, 2021. Read on...
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    Monthly outdoor siren tests set to begin on April 5

    The Muscatine County Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) will start the yearly testing of the Outdoor Sirens on Monday, April 5, 2021. Read on...
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    Two Dog Park enclosures temporarily closed next week for upgrades

    The Small Dog and the Shy & Timid Dog enclosures at the Muscatine Dog Park will be closed Tuesday (April 6) for the installation of additional concrete pads to their respective entrance areas. Read on...
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    Underground work nearly complete for 2nd Street Streetscape Project

    Scheduled underground work for the 2nd Street Streetscape Project was completed earlier this week, but a portion of an older section was found to be collapsed requiring more work on sanitary sewer replacement. Read on...
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    Contracts for two infrastructure projects on Council agenda

    The Muscatine City Council will consider awarding contracts for two infrastructure projects during its Thursday (April 1, 2021) regular session. Read on...
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    Oversized load moving through Muscatine on Friday (April 2)

    Two oversized loads will be making their way through Muscatine on Friday, April 2, from the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge to Highway 22 using Park Avenue and the U.S. 61 Bypass. Read on...
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    Special Council meeting called to discuss moving house

    The Muscatine City Council will hold a special session at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, to discuss a contract to move a house on West 8th Street as part of Phase V of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project. Read on...
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    Full depth patching of Ford Avenue begins March 29

    The Full Depth Patching Project, part of the City of Muscatine 2020-2021 Pavement Management Program, will resume on Monday (March 29) as All-American Concrete, Inc., begins work on Ford Avenue from Park Avenue to Jody Drive. Read on...
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    Joint meeting of City, County, School boards set for March 30

    The Muscatine City Council, Muscatine School Board, and the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to hear updates on housing, Deep Lake Park development, and the Muscatine Levee Improvement Project. Read on...
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    MPW plans Main Street closure March 29-April 2

    Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) will be closing Main Street from Grandview Avenue to Mill Street starting Monday, March 29, for construction work. Read on...
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    400 block of East 2nd Street to be closed for sewer replacement

    East 2nd Street will be closed to traffic from the Mulberry roundabout to Walnut Street for a sanitary sewer replacement. The closure will begin on Monday, March 29, with work completed by May 17, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Nominations sought by Historic Preservation Commission

    The Historic Preservation Commission and the Friends of Muscatine Historic Preservation are requesting award nominations to be presented during the Historic Preservation Month celebration this May. Read on...
  20. February 2021 CA Report (JPG)

    Monthly report of City department activity is released

    A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly basis. Read on...
  21. Traffic Alert

    Fulliam closed at Houser intersection for pavement restoration March 19-22

    Fulliam Street has been closed at the intersection with Houser and Houser will be reduced to one lane of traffic while Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) repairs the pavement from a water main break. The closure is expected to last until Monday morning. Read on...
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    City Council to conduct public hearing on proposed budget March 18

    The Muscatine City Council will preside over three public hearings during its Thursday (March 18, 2021) regular session including two on the City of Muscatine budget. Read on...
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    City evaluating what stimulus money can be used for

    The City of Muscatine is in line to receive $3.28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 but what it can and cannot be used for is one of the biggest questions officials have. Read on...
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    Change to 5th Street and Park Avenue intersection starts March 19

    A change is coming to the intersection of East 5th Street and Park Avenue, at least temporarily, as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Read on...
  25. 031621 Greenwood Cemetery Cleanup (JPG)

    Annual Greenwood Cemetery cleanup nears end

    The annual spring cleanup of Muscatine Greenwood Cemetery is nearly completed with the deadline for families to remove decorations already passed. Read on...
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    East 2nd and Sycamore intersection closed to traffic

    Work resumed Tuesday (March 16) on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project as the intersection of East 2nd Street and Sycamore Street was closed to traffic. The intersection is expected to remain closed for up to six weeks, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled March 22-26

    The Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management , National Weather Service, and Iowa Emergency Management Association have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Read on...
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    Compost Facility prepped for opening of season on March 13

    Miller Logging spent most of the last week shredding the remaining piles of storm damage accumulated from the derecho in 2020 as the Compost Facility prepared for the opening of their season. Read on...
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    Time to spring forward; check CO and smoke detector batteries

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021, as Iowans “spring” forward and move their clocks up one hour. Read on...
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    Municipal Golf Course opens for play on March 12

    The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will open for the 2021 golf season on Friday, March 12, 2021, weather permitting, with the tee times starting at 10:03 a.m. Read on...
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    MuscatineOurCity returns to the airwaves March 11

    MuscatineOurCity will be returning the airwaves at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11, with guest Erik Reader, President/CEO of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMMCI). Read on...
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    Employment opportunities available with the City of Muscatine

    The City of Muscatine has several part time employment opportunities available including a library assistant at the Musser Public Library, and many opportunities for positions with the Parks and Recreation Department among others. Read on...
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    E-scooters, South End revitalization on Council agenda March 11

    The Muscatine City Council will hear two reports during its Thursday (March 11, 2021) in-depth session including possible legislation that would be needed to allow e-scooters to be used in the City of Muscatine. Read on...
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    Work on 2nd Street Streetscape Project set to resume March 15

    The 2021 construction season for the final year of the 2nd Street Streetscape Project will begin on Monday, March 15, weather permitting, according to City of Muscatine project managers. Read on...
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    Spring Leaf Collection scheduled for April 12-23 in Muscatine

    It may be a little bit early for residents to venture outside and begin yard work, but the Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that the annual Spring leaf collection has been scheduled for two weeks in April. Read on...
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    Muscatine Police K9 Dino receives body armor

    Muscatine Police Department’s K9 Dino has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Read on...
  37. 030921 Papoose Creek LIft Station - new sluice gate installed (JPG)

    New sluice gate is installed in Papoose Creek Lift Station

    A new sluice gate was installed inside Papoose Creek Lift Station in Riverside Park Monday (March 8, 2021) completing a much needed repair that has been two years in the making. Read on...
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    Full depth patching, lane restrictions resume on Park Avenue

    Lane restrictions for full depth patching on Park Avenue return this week as the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project resumes after a winter shutdown. Read on...
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    Muscatine's Officer Pena honored at IaAWP Officer of the Year

    Two Muscatine police officers were recognized by their peers Monday as the Iowa Association of Women Police (IaAWP) honored Whitni Pena and Jolisa Colman for going above and beyond the call of duty and saving the lives of two individuals in 2020. Read on...
  40. Notice Of Public Hearing (JPG)

    Public Hearing on FY21-11 Budget set for March 18

    The second of two public hearings on the proposed City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget will take place during the March 18 City Council meeting. Read on...
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    Compost Facility opening for season on March 13

    The Compost Facility will be opening on weekends starting March 13 according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. The facility will be open 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in March. Read on...
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    Lane restrictions to continue at East 2nd and Cypress intersection

    Lane restrictions will continue next week at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as Tri-City Electric completes the installation of the new traffic signals as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Read on...
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    Annual Easter Egg Hunt set for March 27 inside Weed Park

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the 2021 Easter Egg Hunt that will be held from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in the upper loop of Weed Park in Muscatine. Read on...
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    Registration underway for summer Tee-Ball program

    All five- and six-year-olds are invited to register for the 2021 Tee-Ball program this summer in Muscatine sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    First public hearing on 2021-2022 City budget to be held March 4

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings during its Thursday (March 4, 2021) regular session including the first of two that concern the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 City of Muscatine budget. Read on...
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    It is meteorological spring - time to prepare for storms

    With the Meteorological spring upon us, the Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind those in the county to start preparing for severe storms. Read on...
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    Parks & Recreation seasonal job fair scheduled for March 20

    The City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department will host a seasonal job fair on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. Read on...
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    Permits for Muscatine Dog Park now available through Parks & Recreation

    Humans can spoil their pup pals for the rest of the year with an annual permit to the Muscatine Dog Park. Read on...
  49. Art Work

    Art Center reaccreditation process is nearly complete

    For the last several years, the Muscatine Art Center staff and Board of Trustees have been at work preparing for reaccreditation review by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Read on...
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    Park Avenue Project lane restrictions return starting March 2

    The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project resumes next week with lane restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as the masts for the new traffic signals are put into place. Read on...
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    MORC featured in organics recycling magazine

    IN THE NEWS: Industry publication picks up on the Muscatine Organic Recycling Center (MORC) that begins the process of turning food waste into energy. Article
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    Golf lessons are available at Municipal Golf Couse

    Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is offering golf lessons and club fittings throughout the 2021 winter season on our TruGolf Simulator. Read on...
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    Pothole season begins as snow melts away in Muscatine

    As winters’ cold transitions into the warmth of spring and the accumulated snowfall melts away, an annually occurring danger to vehicles is revealed and making itself known in our journey through Muscatine. Read on...
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    Muscatine Art Center to be closed to public until March 2

    The Muscatine Art Center will be closed to the public through Monday, March 1, 2021. Read on...
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    Get ready for the season with winter Muni Golf Course offerings

    The staff at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is ready for the snow and cold of winter to melt away into spring, so they can help you become golf-ready for the upcoming season. Read on...
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    Ready for some golf? Get your season pass today

    Season passes for the 2021 season at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course are on sale now in the Clubhouse at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Payment plans are available during the months of March, April, and May. Read on...
  57. Cover of Report (JPG)

    Monthly report offered to keep citizens up to date

    A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly a basis. Read on...
  58. Coronavirus Vaccine Image 001 (JPG)

    MCPH continues vaccine distribution to targeted population

    The Muscatine County Public Health Department (MCPH) is working with local doctor offices and local pharmacies to distribute the vaccine to the county for target populations aged 65 and older. Read on...
  59. Notice of Public Hearing March 4 (JPG)

    Public Hearing on Property Tax Dollars set for March 4

    The first of two public hearings on the proposed City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget will take place during the March 4 City Council meeting. Read on...
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    Breakdown delays completion of Feb. 18 recycling collection

    Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, as the auto arm on the recycle truck broke down with approximately 30 stops remaining. Read on...
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    Five public hearings on agenda for Council February 18

    The final Muscatine City Council meeting of February will be a busy one with five public hearings scheduled as part of a full agenda of action items for the Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) regular session. Read on...
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    Recycling collection unfinished Tuesday (Feb. 16)

    Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, due to mechanical problems with the truck. Read on...
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