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Alert Iowa is a County/Statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system which can be used by State and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system.  This system is powered by the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), and in Scott County is under the control of the Scott County Emergency Management Agency and Scott Emergency Communications Center (SECC).  This system will be used as an emergency notification system during all hazard and life-safety events.  If you sign up through your community website (free of charge) you will receive messages via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, email, fax, TDD/TYY, and social media.  If your community does not have a website you may sign up on the Scott County website: www.scottcountyiowa.com.  The system is available, free of charge, to all citizens in Scott County and we encourage everyone to register at least one contact method. Messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers better understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.  These messages will normally be specific to your community or the communities for which you register.  However, if you sign up through the Scott County website and do not choose any specific community, you will receive only warnings and information specific to the County and not your specific community.Once you have registered, your information will be automatically entered into the system and you will receive any notices sent out.  Nevertheless, should you decide you no longer wish to receive messages after registering, you can opt-out of the system by sending an e-mail or letter to Scott County EMA at 1100 E. 46th Street, Davenport, IA  52807 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address and phone number you registered.  The process to remove a phone number takes 24 to 72 hours and once a person opts-out: they will no longer receive any notices.

For additional information on Alert Iowa/WENS you can contact:  Dave Donovan at (563) 484-3050 with the Scott County EMA Office.  You may also contact Media Contact Director:  Denise Pavlik (563) 484-3036 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also visit:  www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov for more information. 

Sign up:   www.scottcountyiowa.com    search:  alert Iowa        Fill out the application

Since tornado weather is upon us, we want to provide the following important information on siren signals to alert you of tornado conditions:

** A tornado WARNING has been issued by the weather service

** A tornado funnel cloud has been spotted in the area

** The Fire Dept. feels the public is in danger as the result of impending weather conditions

A continous steady tone for three minutes indicates:  1)  The confirmed sighting of a funnel cloud or tornado-like winds (straight winds) that are known to cause major damage or create a threat to the general public; 2) A tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Services; 3) A tornado funnel cloud has been spotted in the area; 4) A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect with possibilities of winds of 70 mph and/or large diameter hail; 5) The Fire Dept. feels the public is in danger as the result of impending weather conditions.  Take shelter immediately and listen to the radio and television stations for further updates and advice.  There will no longer be an all-clear signal.  Please note:  Scott County performs a siren test the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:00 a.m. for approximately two minutes.

BURNING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS:  Please call the Fire Station at 381-1234 for a recorded message for determining whether or not it is an approved burn day.

Attn Residents: LL Pelling Co. will be sealcoating City streets in June - if you wish to have your driveway sealcoated at this time, there will be a cost savings:  please call:  Mr. Greg Eganhouse     319-480-0387 to get a cost estimate.

NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS --   Chapter 8.20

MAINTAINING PRIVATE PROPERTY AND BOULEVARD

8.20.015     Maintenance of boulevard and private property.  All property owners shall maintain their property and the abutting boulevard according to the following standards:

     A. In developed areas and other areas which lie within one hundred feet of a developed area or urban street, except for those areas otherwise hereinafter regulated, all weeds, vines, brush, and other troublesome growth shall be cut or destroyed to a height comparable to or lower than the groundcover in the surrounding area. However, under no circumstances shall the troublesome growth exceed seven inches in height.

     B. In areas of forest cover all weeds, vines, brush, and other troublesome growth between the established treeline and the abutting developed area or urban street shall be cut or destroyed to a height comparable to or lower than the groundcover in the surrounding developed area. However, under no circumstances shall the troublesome growth exceed seven inches in height.

     C. All weeds, vines, brush, and other troublesome growth which occurs within the public right-of-way of an urban street, including any drainage ditch located therein, shall be cut or destroyed when such growth exceeds seven inches in height.

Failure to comply after publication of the notice will result in the City causing the work to be done, and the costs incurred by the City shall be assessed against the property in the manner provided by law. No further notice shall be required.

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