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Though every city is not required to have a physical library, the service to the citizens is to be provided according to the Code of Iowa.…

Cities across the state provide citizens recreational facilities that improve the quality of life and promote physical fitness. Although recreational facilities bring…

Many cities own and operate municipal aquatic centers that provide an important recreational service to the community. Like any other service, city…

With more than 500 public libraries in the state, Iowans have many options when seeking library services. These libraries are often a hub in…

Many cities have the responsibility of maintaining a cemetery as well as handling funds for perpetual care cemeteries. It is important for…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, whether as an employer, in communications, transportation or with public accommodations. Recently,…

Many cities own and operate municipal aquatic centers that provide an important recreational service to the community. Like any other service, city…

Many cities have the responsibility of maintaining a cemetery as well as handling funds for perpetual care cemeteries. It is important for…

Community gardens can provide numerous benefits to a community through improving healthy food choices as well as creating civic engagement and pride.…

City compost facilities can offer many benefits to a community, including ways to handle yard waste more effectively while also using better…

City governments are subject to federal copyright law and must take the necessary steps to ensure they are properly licensed. Federal copyright…

Cities hold a variety of festivals, celebrations and special events; while some of these events are directly sponsored by cities, many are organized…

Though every city is not required to have a physical library, the service to the citizens is to be provided according to the Code of Iowa.…

The Index of Iowa Laws links to Code of Iowa chapters and sections that are applicable to municipal government. Users should be…

With more than 500 public libraries in the state, Iowans have many options when seeking library services. These libraries are often a hub in…

Playgrounds are where children exercise, play and interact with other children. They are wonderful social areas for children, but can also contain…

Protecting trees can provide a city many benefits while helping maintain its beauty. Valuable trees are often damaged during construction work when…

Cities across the state provide citizens recreational facilities that improve the quality of life and promote physical fitness. Although recreational facilities bring…

Many residents often select recreational trails as one of their top infrastructure priorities. What may not be as obvious is that these…

​It is common for cities and residents to spray for the control of pests such as bugs and weeds. The typical resident…

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the more recent Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), provided disabled persons protections in…

Cities in Iowa can boast about the many trail systems available to citizens. These trails help improve a community’s quality of life by…

Trees can provide much to a community, from appealing landscapes to environmental benefits. At the same time, they can cause issues regarding…

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