City of Denison RFP for City Attorney Legal Services due April 30, 2019

Denison is soliciting the interest of qualified professional attorneys to provide a full range of municipal legal services for the appointed position of City Attorney, to be paid at an hourly rate. The successful applicant must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.  A strong general background in municipal law is preferred, with an emphasis on contracts, planning and land use. The City Attorney provides legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, City Clerk, and department heads as needed. All proposals are due at Denison City Hall, 111 North Main Street in Denison, by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Please submit them to City Hall in a sealed envelope bearing the caption:  “City of Denison –  Proposal for City Attorney Legal Services” addressed to: Terence Crawford, City Manager; City of Denison, Iowa; 111 North Main Street; Denison, IA 51442.
Click here to download the RFP.

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Now taking reservations for City shelters

Stop by Denison City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to reserve the Union Park shelter, Morningside Park shelter, or Washington Park bandshell for this summer. Shelters open on May 1 and close September 30. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a shelter, and they cost $20 each day, from 6 a.m to 10:30 p.m.
Click here for park rules and reservation forms.
Click here to see if your date is open. Please call the office to verify that your date is free, as the calendar is not updated daily. We can not take reservations over the phone, nor can we reserve a date without a paid deposit.


Time to renew your pet license for 2019

Please remember that if you do have a dog or cat older than 4 months and you live in Denison, it needs to be licensed. All you have to do is bring a copy of their most recent rabies vaccination record to City Hall along with the appropriate fee. Sterilized animals are $10 per year, and intact animals are $20 per year. Thank you!
Click here for more information.



  Current Projects

Denison Downtown Walk Around
Tourism Economic Impact

To download and view the following documents, right click on the graphic. Select "Save target as"  then select the location on your computer where you want to save it. Go to that location to open and read the housing study.

Denison Downtown Report         Denison Tourism Economic Impact

Denison Downtown            Crawford County Tourism
Walk Around Report               2017 Economic Impact

Iowa Tourism Economic Impact

Economic Impact of 2017 Travel in Iowa


 2018 Housing Study

2018 Housing Study


To download a PDF of the Housing Market Study, right click on "2018 Housing Study" to the left. Select "Save target as"  then select the location on your computer where you want to save it. Go to that location to open and read the housing study.





Crawford County Beautification Week


Tuesday, April 23: Boulders Commission, 6 p.m., Boulders Conference Center AGENDA

Thursday, April 25: P&Z Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers AGENDA

Tuesday, April 30: Early Childhood Board, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Cronk's Café AGENDA

Wednesday, May 1: Airport Commission, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Cronk's Café

Monday, May 6: Parks & Rec Board, 6:00 p.m., Aquatic Center

Tuesday, May 7: City Council, 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Tuesday, May 14: BOA/Appeal, 9:00 a.m., Council Chambers (Note: Adjustments/Appeals must be filed by Monday, May 6 to be on the agenda for this meeting.)

Monday, May 20: DMU Board, 4:30 p.m., DMU Board Room

Agendas for meetings are posted in City Hall a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meetings.


City Council Meetings

City Council Meetings normally take place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. See the calendar above for the next regularly scheduled meetings.

View Agendas and Minutes from City Council Meetings

Listen to City Council Meeting Audio Minutes





City of Denison Code of Ordinances
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Electronic Alcohol License Application
Click here to access electronic licensing

Iowa Electrical Examining Board
Click here to access state electrical licensing



City of Denison
111 North Main Street
PO Box 668

Denison, IA 51442
Ph: (712) 263-3143
Fax: (712) 263-4342


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