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Better known as New Sharon, Iowa was developed in 1856 and occupies approximately one square mile in Mahaska county. Today, it is a friendly little town of approximately 1300 people – way out in the middle of everywhere – 12 miles north of Oskaloosa, 17 miles south of Grinnell and 15 miles east of Pella. Through more than a century and a half of growth, our town has kept its charm and beauty. NEW SHARON, IOWA  50207

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Be A Good Neighbor – Clear Your Sidewalks

City Ordinance 136
136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS.  It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within twenty-four (24) hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.


Because Keri Lamberson has resigned from the city council, this has created a vacancy on the New Sharon City Council.  The City Council intends to fill the vacancy by appointment on January 16, 2019.  The electors of the City of New Sharon have the right to file a petition requiring that this vacancy be filled by a special election.  If within 14 days of publishing this notice, there is filed with the city clerk a petition with 200 signatures or 15 percent of the total voting list in the last preceding regular municipal election, whichever is less, which requests a special election to fill the vacancy, then the appointment is temporary and the council shall call for a special election.  If no petition is filed, then the appointment is permanent until the next regular election.

Lisa Munn
City Clerk

City Hall
101 S. Main Street
New Sharon, Iowa

January 16th, 2019

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A copy of the June, 2014 audit report is available for review in the City Clerk’s office, in the Office of the Auditor of State and on the Auditor of the State’s website.

We welcome your comments. Please take a minute to let us know what is on your mind. Or if there is any information that would be of interest to City Hall, we would welcome the opportunity for you to share it with us.

Sites available – We have 50 amp full hook up sites with trash pickup, water, electric and sewer for $15.00 per night. Contact Lisa at City Hall for reservations and additional information.

The primary purpose for this system is to alert the public to severe weather either incoming and/or affecting their specific area.

City snow ordinances – read the PDF document of Ordinances relating to snow removal requirements; including your responsibility as a property owner along with those that maintain the properties of others.

A copy of the 2017 Water Quality report is available for your review. Clicking on the icon will take you to the PDF report.

We offer books for adults, teens and children; movies, computers, copying and wifi. There is a summer program for youth as well as a monthly book discussion group. BRIDGES