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New State Programs to Spark Economic Development Opportunities in EnergyOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Energy Center (IEC) board have launched two financial assistance programs that support projects and initiatives that align with the Iowa Energy Plan and IEC’s activities. The IEC Grant Program and Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) have been designed to facilitate energy-related economic development in Iowa.“We’re pleased to launch the Energy Center’s grant and loan programs and encourage i [...]


CBAN Lunch and Learn: 5G and Small CellsOpen in a New Window

The next edition of CBAN's "Lunch and Learn" webinar series addresses a looming issue for cities across the nation: the FCC's 5G and Small Cell Order. 5G and Small Cell: What Cities Need To Know will be held on Thursday, March 28th at Noon CDT. Ken Demlow of HR Green will review the FCC's order outlining what cities must do to enact local control over the siting of 5G and small cell wireless facilities. That order is due to go into effect on April 15th, and many communities may [...]


2019 IAMU Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) WorkshopsOpen in a New Window

Do you need help completing the Consumer Confidence Report? If so, this workshop is for you! The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with an understanding, or refresher, of what the CCR is and why it needs to be completed. The CCR workshops will be held on the dates/locations below:(Please click the dates for more information & registration)April 16: AltaCommunity Building, 27 N. Lake St. (N. of Hwy. 7, W. of Buena Vista Raceway)April 17: Mason CityLime Creek Na [...]


Water Advisories in Place for Southwest Iowa CommunitiesOpen in a New Window

Southwest Iowa continues to deal with massive flooding. Here is the latest updated from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on the flooding’s impact on water supplies. SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood's water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a boil water advisory. Trucks will be hauling approximately 300,000 gallons per day from the cities of Red Oak and Shenan [...]


IUB Utility Annual Report Deadline ExtendedOpen in a New Window

This year’s annual report forms are now available on the IUB website. Because of the delay in this year’s forms being available, the IUB has extended the deadline to submit the reports. Reports, which are usually due April 1, will be due by June 1 this year. For more information and to access the report forms, go to: [...]


Be Sure to Register for the Trenching and Shoring Competent Person WorkshopsOpen in a New Window

IAMU will hold a Trenching and Shoring Competent Person Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 21 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex and another one on April 11.OSHA requires a competent person be onsite at every excavation. The competent person is required to evaluate site safety and resolve existing and potential hazards. This workshop is designed for city and utility employees and outside contractors employed by a city, or anyone working in a trenching and shoring situation [...]


IAMU Mobile Crane Operator Certification Classes - April Registration OPENOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Safety Services department will be holding mobile crane certification and examination classes for digger derrick, service truck, and mobile crane operators.  OSHA’s updated crane standard REQUIRES that operators of lifting equipment be trained, evaluated and tested in order to obtain certification.Background Information:Although the new standard, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, specifically exempts the digger derrick and the operator from meeting th [...]


ASSP Hawkeye Chapter Professional Development Conference Seeks Sponsors; Opens RegistrationOpen in a New Window

The local chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals is looking for sponsors for its 2019 conference scheduled for May 9 at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. For more information about sponsorships, you may contact IAMU Safety SpecialistNathan Berry at For more information about the conference or to register, click here. [...]


Gas Utility Workers' Day is MondayOpen in a New Window

Don’t forget to thank gas utility workers for all that they do. Next Monday, March 18, is National Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on gas safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution, and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.Please honor the natural ga [...]


Toolbox Talk - Ladder and Fall Protection TrainingOpen in a New Window

The latest edition of IAMU's Toolbox Talks - Ladder and Fall Protection Training is now available.  Click here to download it.Other Toolbox Talk articles are available here.If you have a Toolbox Talk idea, please send it to Margret Meade. [...]


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