From The Office Of The Mayor
August 2020 Derecho that hit Blue Grass
Hello and welcome to the City of Blue Grass' website! Our website is designed to allow you easy access to our elected officials, City staff, various departments, meeting agendas, etc.
If you're already a part of our community, thank you. If you're considering relocating your home or business to Blue Grass, or just simply visiting, please do so as you won't be disappointed.
Blue Grass is primarily a quiet rural community with a quality of life residents experience that doesn't happen by chance, it comes from the efforts of everyone working together. We continually strive to make Blue Grass a friendly, caring community that offers quality schools, family values and a bright future. The United Census Bureau just released Blue Grass' 2020 census population count at 1,666. In 2010 the Census Bureau reported Blue Grass' population at 1,452 so as you can see, we are continously growing!
Just right off Highway 61, Blue Grass is centrally located just 10 miles from Davenport, Iowa and 18 miles from Muscatine, Iowa. Interstate 80 is 9 miles from Blue Grass; with Interstate 280 being 5 miles. The Quad-City International Airport is just located 14 miles from Blue Grass; with Des Moines being 160 miles and Chicago, IL being 185 miles.
Blue Grass has all the big City services your family or business needs to feel safe and secure. A medical clinic that offers family or business several health services. A volunteer Fire Department, complete with a full staff of certified EMT's, a friendly local Police Department that offers police protection. Medic EMS is available 24/7. We are a local City Government that continually looks out for the best interest of its City residents and businesses and are always eager to invite visitors or prospective new businesses or residents to their town.
Blue Grass is a community that the residents are proud to call "home". Consider Blue Grass your next home and or business.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page, we hope that you find it very informative and welcoming. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call City Hall at (563) 381-4700, our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
Attention Blue Grass residents:
The Blue Grass Police Chief has been temporarily placed on administrative leave due to a pending investigation that we cannot comment on at this time. The timeframe for this investigation has not been defined, but it will be completed as quickly as possible. This is routinely done in law enforcement to protect the individual(s) and the City while an investigation is being conducted.
The City has 3 part-time Police Officers that have full-time jobs but are doing their due diligence in helping cover the City. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department has been notified and is also assisting the City and continually patrolling the City. If you need to reach the Police Department, please call “911” to report your issue.
We, the Mayor and City Council are doing our very best to protect the City and be assured, we are doing everything in our power to keep the City safe. We are anxious to get our Police Chief back so he can continue to serve and protect Blue Grass. Thank you.
Yours truly, Mayor Brad Schutte
Mayor Pro Tem Chad Brus
Chris Jepsen, Matt Sampson, Mike Hermann, Tim Rhoades