Greene has a reputation for prompt, efficient snow removal. The City crews start to clear the snow immediately after it quits snowing and work around the clock until they have cleared all streets and alleys. They may start at one or two in the morning so if it is snowing or if snow is predicted before you go to bed, please act in accordance with the ordinance.
As a reminder is it illegal to throw, blow, push or place snow onto a public street.
A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from the accumulation of one (1) inch or more of snow or ice on the City Streets through the duration of the snow or ice storm and the 24 hour period after cessation of such storm unless the snow or ice has been removed or plowed from street or alley and the snow has ceased to fall and until all of the streets and alleys are cleaned of all of the snow or ice and the snow has ceased to fall or blow.
Snow and ice must be removed promptly from sidewalks. If the property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 24 hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner.
With the falling of leaves residents are reminded that they are not to rake leaves into the streets &/or gutters. This may plug up the sanitary sewer system causing property damage to residents.
The City does not pick up leaves for disposal. Residents are invited to use the City’s landscape dumpsite located just outside city limits on Sandhill Road. This site is for city residents only, and is limited to yard and garden waste grown on your property. At the site yard waste must be separated in two piles – leaves, grass, and garden waste may go in the compost pile to the right while branches, sticks and tree limbs should go down the hill to the left in the pile. Items dumped must be loose, not in bags or boxes. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has placed strict restrictions on the use of this site, and will close it down if it is abused.
“Yard Waste” which is debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush and trees (but not tree stumps) may be burned at a residential dwelling.
However, no person shall burn …on any street where there is a curb and gutter, or where there is a blacktop, concrete, sealcoat, or other hard surface. Residential garbage, tires or trade waste may NOT be burned at a residential dwelling.
Please be considerate of others if you burn. Allergies to smoke have caused many communities to totally ban all open burning. Damp smoldering leaves create excess smoke. Be sure to check the wind direction and strength before lighting your fire and avoid burning damp or green leaves or garden waste.
Greene, Iowa is a great place to visit and a better place to live, do business and raise a family! Located on the northwest edge of Butler County, the quality of life in Greene is outstanding!
A localized and personal educational system and family-friendly community activities are part of everyday life in Greene. The North Butler school system (Greene and Allison-Bristow consolidated) is a strength within our community, featuring outstanding educators and a staff who put kids first. Recreational opportunities are plentiful with a beautiful aquatic center, an outstanding golf course and driving range, two parks with shelter houses, a 24-hour fitness center, ball diamonds, and a campground, just to highlight a few.
Greene Code of Ordinances