Snow Ordinance is in Effect

No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area between November 1 and April 1 on any day when snow removal operations are in progress, unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall. A snow emergency parking ban shall continue through the duration of the snow or ice storm and the 48-hour period after cessation of such now or ice accumulation, except as provided above upon streets, alleys or City-owned off-street parking areas which have been fully opened. Signs stating the parking restrictions during snow removal operations shall be posted. The ban shall be of uniform application and the Police Chief is directed to publicize the requirements widely, using all available news media, in October each year.

Removal of Snow from Sidewalks

The abutting property owner shall remove snow, ice, and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice, or accumulations within 24 hours after the snow, ice, or other accumulations, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax. The abutting property owner may be liable for damages caused by failure to remove snow, ice, and accumulations promptly from the sidewalk.

The historic community of Earlham, Iowa is approximately 30 miles west of Des Moines, just south of Interstate 80, and on the northern edge of Madison County. Our population in the most recent census was 1,450.

Perhaps our greatest claim to fame is Marion Michael Morrison, a.k.a. John Wayne, who lived in Earlham as a boy in the early 1900s. He attended school in the Earlham Academy Building that is now owned by the Earlham Historical Society, and his father, Clyde, owned a pharmacy in Earlham until poor health forced the family to move west.

Today, Earlham is a thriving small town with all the benefits of a peaceful, rural landscape near one of the country’s most desirable cities. Businesses in Earlham provide all the important conveniences of dining, banking, grocery shopping, health care and more, including an excellent school system with a new, state-of-the-art track. The completion of the Bricker-Price Block project, the rehabilitation of a historic two-building complex now underway in the town center, has gained national attention and promises to bring even more amenities to our community.

Then and now, Earlham welcomes all!

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