Welcome to Macedonia, Iowa
Macedonia is one of the oldest and most historic towns in Southwest Iowa. Macedonia was first founded on the east side of the Nishnabotna River in 1846, because of frequent flooding and the coming of the CB&Q Railroad was moved to its present location in 1880. You will find the Mormon Trail winding through the town and nearby countryside.
The town has a covered stadium that is one of two remaining in Iowa, a beautifully shaded park with playground equipment and a walking trail. A half mile from town is the descent to the river at Olde Town Park where Mormons crossed the river on limestone rock ledge.
Macedonia offers a small-town family life with the heart of an old-fashioned village. Throughout the year the community is busy with events and activities…Grist Mill theatre productions & art shows, community dinners, Annual Donia Day celebrations, Fire Department activities, MHPS Annual Nishnabotna River Rubber Ducky Race, and an access point to the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail.
Main Street (Pioneer Trail, County Road G-66) runs through the center of town and connects to north/south running Highway 59, just one mile east of town. Main Street also provides access to east/west running Highway 92 via County Road M-16, which runs just west of the community.
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WATER CONSERVATION -- How's Your Water Pressure?
Pay attention to your water bill and become familiar with your water meter-use them to track your water use and detect leaks. Listen for drips and leaks around the house.
If you notice a change in your water pressure, that could be a sign that you have a leak somewhere in your line. Always report changes in pressure to City Hall.
Make sure your faucets turn off completely. Even a slow drip can use as much as 5,000 gallons of water per month. A steady stream can lose up to 21,000 gallons per month. A toilet that runs continuously can use as much as 5,000 gallons of water per day! Even a slow, silent leak can add gallons to your utility bill.
To check for a toilet leak, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if it seeps into the bowl without flushing. If it does, replace the flapper valve and/or the rubber gasket at the bottom of the tank or call your plumber.
Your water meter can be a valuable tool in detecting water leaks in and around your home. Know where it is located and follow this simple process to help determine if there is a leak in your home:
1) Make sure no water is running.
2) Turn off all faucets and water-consuming appliances.
3) Read your water meter. Write down the current reading.
4) Read the meter again a few hours later after a time when you haven't used any water. If the meter reading has changed, you have a leak.
CITY OF MACEDONIA WATER CONSERVATION DECLARATION - WATER WARNING LEVEL 2
CITY OF MACEDONIA - RESOLUTION 2023-8
BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Macedonia, Iowa:
That we do hereby declare a Public Water Conservation: Water Warning Level 2 as defined Per City Code Chapter 93.05 in the City of Macedonia, Iowa during which time the following measures and provisions of City Code of Ordinances Chapter 93 Water Conservation shall be in effect to produce an orderly and equitable reduction of water consumption until, by resolution, the Council finds and declares the water shortage condition to be ended.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk is directed to publish and post this resolution to inform the public of the measures and provisions of City Ordinance Chapter 93 Water Conservation.
Passed and Approved this 13th Day of June, 2023.
Melia Clark, Mayor ATTEST: Moriah Mahan, City Clerk
To review Macedonia City Code Chapter 93 Water Conservation in its entirety please contact or visit the City Clerk’s office at 322 Main Street, Macedonia, IA. City Hall Phone 712-486-2323.
Excerpts of City Code Chapter 93 Water Conservation are as follows:
2. Water Warning. A Level 1 or Level 2 Water Warning may be declared when a water shortage or equipment failure poses a serious threat to the ability of the water system to meet the needs of its customers currently and in the foreseeable future. Indicators of the need to impose a Level 1 Water Warning include:
A. System operating at eighty-five percent (85%) of pumping capacity;
B. Significant decrease in the pumping water level of wells or significant decrease in recovery rate of water level in wells;
C. Significant decrease in reservoir levels measured in number of feet below spillway or number of feet above intake.
Indicators of the need to impose a Level 2 Water Warning include severe system emergencies such as a chemical spill or major system failure in feeder mains or treatment plant.
93.05 WATER WARNING — LEVEL 2. Under a Level 2 Water Warning, no person shall use potable processed water of the City water supply in any manner contrary to the following:
1. All outside water use, except for domestic, sanitation and fire, is prohibited.
2. All commercial and industrial uses of water not essential in providing products or services is prohibited.
3. Irrigation of agricultural crops is prohibited.
4. Recreational and leisure water use, including lawn and golf course watering and other incidental or recreational uses, is prohibited.
5. Water use not necessary for the preservation of life or the general welfare of the community is prohibited.
13 -- Council Meeting, City Hall 7 pm
20 -- Orphan Train Presentation by Colleen Wilber, Pioneer Trail Museum 7 pm, Sponsored by Sigma Gamma
12 -- Council Meeting, City Hall 7 pm
15 -- Animal License Due, City Hall
30 -- Easter Egg Hunt, Macedonia City Park 4 pm - 6 pm, Sponsored by Macedonia Heart & Soul
Three easy ways to pay: onsite, online or by phone (1-888-604-7888). Pay Location Code: a00328
Make Payments for City of Macedonia Utility Bills at the Link Below: www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/cyg/plc/a00328
Make Payments for City of Macedonia Dog License/ Building Permit Fees at the Link Below: www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/cyg/plc/a00329
Pottawattamie County Attractions and Events
Western Iowa Development Association
Riverside Links - Connecting the Riverside Community
4-H Clubs in the Riverside Community
Macedonia Cemetery Online Navigation
In Remembrance of Council Member Susan Goos
“When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for what has been your delight.” Susan Goos was a delight to all who knew her. She was a kind, smart, funny, and strong woman. Susan was the kind of person that made you feel fortunate to know her.
Susan Goos was a long-time pillar of our community, and she left her mark on this community in many ways. Susan served as a Macedonia City Council Member for 13 years and as the Founder, President, and driving force of Macedonia Hamilton Development Corporation for just as long. Susan will be greatly missed by our community and by all who knew and loved her.
-Mayor Melia Clark