Altoona News

Sidewalk Repair GuideMay 8, 2018

Some sidewalks in Altoona have been marked with spray paint recently. In order to provide a safer, more accessible community, the City of Altoona has been marking defective sidewalks.  If your sidewalk has been marked, you will be receiving a letter in the mail. This letter will outline your specific sidewalk issue and give you […]

ALTOONA 150 – Declaration of IndependenceJul 11, 2018

Altoona Sesquicentennial recognition by Senator Joni ErnstMay 10, 2018

Today, Senator Joni Ernst recognized the Sesquicentennial of Altoona and entered it into the Congressional Record.  Thanks to Des Moines Partnership for the video: The @CityofAltoonaIA received recognition from @SenJoniErnst for its sesquicentennial, entered into the Congressional Record. #DMDC2018 #DSMUSA pic.twitter.com/mvRkhKiTSY — DSMpartnership (@DSMpartnership) May 10, 2018

Assistance for local flood-impacted residentsJul 10, 2018

If you were impacted by the recent rains and flooding, Polk County has prepared a sheet with possible resources. http://www.altoona-iowa.com/download/Misc%20Files/How-flood-impacted-residents-can-get-assistance.pdf

Info for Altoona Homes affected with FloodingJul 3, 2018

The City of Altoona did receive flood damage to homes. The first step in receiving assistance is to DIAL 2-1-1. This number is provided to report any damage to your home; please call by 07/05/18 at 5:00 PM. After you call 2-1-1, those who have reported damages will be able to dispose of materials at […]

2017 Altoona Water Quality ReportJun 7, 2018


The sewer rate per 1,000 gallons from $7.33 to $7.62 effective January 1, 2018. This increase was planned to cover debt service costs related to the WRA and the City’s capital projects planned.

How to avoid and detect Elder fraudDec 12, 2017

The Police Department is providing this link with information about how to avoid and detect Elder fraud.  As Christmas season approaches there are more opportunities with family around to talk about this topic. This is provided as an information piece only and as a way to learn more about the topic.  As always, be careful […]

Help our community with this short on-line surveyNov 27, 2017

The City of Altoona is exploring ways to stimulate community engagement through public art and cultural programming. Consultants have been engaged to work with the community to form a vision and plan for cultivating engaging and memorable spaces to work and play in Altoona. Public art and cultural programming will generate a new form of […]

Fall Clean Up In Your YardSep 11, 2017

LEAVES – Nature’s Natural Fertilizer Leaves are nature’s way of providing nutrients for your lawn and garden. Chopped leaves feed the soil. The job takes little time and the materials are free.  A mulching-type lawn mower will chop the leaves which you will need to leave over winter.  You can leave ½ inch to 1 […]