Welcome to Our Community

Melbourne is an incorporated place (Class Code, P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 41.941 and longitude – 93.103.  The elevation is 1043 feet, Melbourne appears on the Melbourne U. S. Geological Survey Map.  Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT-6).  Melbourne has a population of 830 with 348 housing units; a land area of .57 sq. mile

We are known as a charming bedroom community that has many enjoyable conveniences within the city.  Melbourne has several local businesses that have been here for over 50 years.  Our citizens are very proud of our heritage and of our future.  Our future is what we make happen and we want to go forward with excellence.

We have a yearly city celebration which we call "Mousehole Days".  This event brings our community and surrounding communities into our city for everyone to enjoy the pleasure of a small town celebration. 

We are located 18 miles from Marshalltown just off Hwy 330.  We are 45 minutes from Ames, 45 minutes from Ankeny and 60 minutes from Des Moines, 45 minutes from Altoona,  30 minutes from Newton.  We are centralized enough so you could commute to any job that you may have.  Please feel free to come to Melbourne and visit.

For more information about our city please feel free to contact our City Hall at 641-482-3338 or contact us.

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         The 2016 CCR report is available under the Superintendent of Public Works page, at iowaccr.org or copies are available  upon request at City Hall.

            Contact us by email or phone if you want to get the newsletter mailed to your home.

 

POOL HOURS ARE 12-6 PROVIDING IT IS ABOVE 70 DEGREES AND THERE ARE NO STORMS. IF ATTENDANCE FALLS BELOW 10 PEOPLE FOR 30 MINUTES, THE POOL MAY BE CLOSED. POOL PHONE NUMBER IS 482-9497.

 

CITY ELECTION 2017

One of the most challenging and exciting responsibilities an individual can assume is to become a council member or mayor. The business of city government and local leadership presents a unique opportunity to resolve issues, accomplish goals, and affect the future of your community. The City of Melbourne conducts business on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm, with additional sessions when necessary. Council members are liaisons to the various city departments. In order to hold office in the city, a candidate must be an eligible elector, meeting the same qualifications required to vote, and be a resident of the city he or she plans to serve.  

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Melbourne residents will have the opportunity to elect a Mayor and two council members. The current terms are due to expire on December 31, 2017.

If you are interested in running for one of these positions you will need to pick up a nomination petition and have it signed by at least ten people eligible to vote in Melbourne. An “Affidavit of Candidacy” and the petition need to be completed and delivered to the Marshall County Auditor’s Office or City Hall.  Candidate filing begins August 28th and ends with papers due at the County Auditor’s office or City Hall by 5:00 P.M., September 21, 2017.  

Nomination papers are available from the Melbourne City Clerk, the Marshall County Auditor’s Office and online at the Iowa Secretary of State website. Governments are encouraged to have gender balance on their councils and committees, females are encouraged to consider becoming a candidate for city councilor mayor

  

 

                                       SIGN UP FOR THE NEW ALERT IOWA SYSTEM NOTIFICATION

Now is the time for citizens of Marshall County to sign up and get alerts on their cell and/or home phones and e-mail.  At first, it will be the general programmed weather and civil alerts (similar to what you would get on a NOAA Weather Radio) and eventually we will be adding alerts that can come from Emergency Management and Law Enforcement. Messages can be issued via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, e-mail, FAX, TDD/TTY, and social media.

Please go to this link and sign yourself and your family up.  Each person will need to fill out their own page and submit it.  Please share this with anyone and everyone in the county that you can. 

http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/marshall_ia/wens.cfm