Altoona News


We have partnered with Municipal Online Payments to bring this option to our residents. You may access the online payments website from our website www.altoona-iowa.com/i-want-to/pay-my-utility-bill. You may also access the website directly at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/altoonaia. Once you have accessed the website, you can make a one-time payment (called Quick Pay), or set up a Member Account […]


Attention Auto Draft customers: the City of Altoona will now be drafting your checking or savings accounts on the due date instead of the 25th day of each month.  This change will take place beginning with your May 2017 utility bill. Drafts will now be presented to your financial institution on the 3rd day of […]


SNOW ORDINANCE All vehicles MUST be off the streets anytime there is an accumulation of 1 inch of snow or ice anywhere in the City, and remain off the street for 48 hours after the snow event subsides. HOMEOWNER SNOW REMOVAL RESPONSIBILITIES All sidewalks adjacent to your property are your responsibility.  All complaint calls will […]

Altoona Life e-Newsletter – January 2018 AvailableJan 19, 2018

The Altoona Life e-Newsletter for January 2018 is now available.

Council Members Sworn inJan 16, 2018

Mayor Dean O’Connor had the honor of swearing in the newest council member, Scott Duer on Tuesday, January 2nd.  The City Council appointed Michelle Sloan to fill his seat which was vacated when he won the mayoral position in November.  Council Member Sloan will fill the seat until the special election in March.

Altoona announces selection of new Fire ChiefDec 12, 2017

City of Altoona announces the selection Mr. Jared Ogbourne, a 21 year veteran of the Mason City Fire Department, as the new Fire Chief of the Altoona Fire Department.

Dean O’Connor sworn in as MayorDec 6, 2017

Council Member Dean O’Connor was sworn in as Altoona’s newest mayor on November 20, 2017.

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 […]

Engineering UpdatesOct 19, 2017

The Engineering Department will be providing periodic updates on some of the larger projects taking place in town. You can check out the updates at the following link: Engineering