The city of Curtis would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. We are certain you will have a truly enjoyable experience as a resident of or visitor to our city.
If you are renting an apartment or house in Curtis and the landlord does not pay the utilities, you will need to establish service by stopping at Curtis' city office located at 201 Garlick Avenue. The office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
When you come to apply for utility service, there are several items you need to bring along:
- Street address and landlord's name
- Mailing address
- Utility deposit of $250.00
- Hookup fee of $15.00 during business hours or $25.00 after hours
- $15.00 for one month's trash service in advance
- Your telephone number
- Drivers license number and date of birth
You must be present at your residence when the utility connections are made so no water leaks are present. Dumpsters or carts are provided at each residence or housing complex for household waste disposal. Trash is collected each Wednesday. If you are provided a cart, it must be on the curb and facing the street on Tuesday evening. Items prohibited from dumpsters can be properly disposed of by the following methods:
- Yard clippings and branches. Yard clippings can be disposed of at Stencel Farms on West 6th Street. Branches can be disposed at the city tree site on East 2nd Street.
- Used oil and hazardous waste. An annual special collection of hazardous household waste (cleaners, paint, etc.) is held by the Fire Department.
- Heavy metal items (vehicle parts, old mowers, etc.). There are several iron recyclers in the area.
If you have items such as furniture that will not fit in the dumpster, special pick-up arrangements with Dan's Sanitation (1-800-439-1111) must be made. There will be an extra charge, directly payable to Dan's Sanitation, for the special pick-up requests.
The City of Curtis has ordinances that regulate freely running and continuously barking dogs that cause neighborhood disturbances. All dogs must be licensed at the annual $3.00 fee. Dog owners must present the actual, current certificate of vaccination when purchasing the license. It is strongly suggested that if you own a dog that is accustomed to running freely in the country, you do your dogs and your neighbors an injustice by bringing the animal into the city and keeping it caged or tied-up.
Curtis' recreation facilities are provided for your enjoyment. At Mill Park, located off West Highway 23, there is a rodeo arena, a softball diamond, and camper hookups. City Park on Center Avenue has picnic shelters, playground equipment for toddlers, and wide-open spaces for games. The swimming pool is located on West 6th Street and is adjacent to basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts. These facilities, with the exception of the swimming pool, can be used free of charge.
When the snow begins to fall, the city of Curtis has snow routes posted for safe and early snow removal. We ask that you park away from the designated snow routes when snow removal is needed on city streets. As common courtesy to other Curtis residents, we ask that you obey all other parking rules. If you have any questions or comments about the city activities, please stop by and visit us. Enjoy Curtis living!
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