A snow emergency has been declared for all residents in the city of Dike from 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 17 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18.  All cars on residential streets need to be removed.  Any car not removed from the street will be subject to a parking violation and could be towed. 


The garbage hauler has asked us to post this.  DO NOT PUT CANS WITH PAINT IN THEM IN YOUR GARBAGE BAGS!  When they conpact the load, it breaks open the cans and it leaks everywhere. 

Notice to All Residents

Please do not leave items at the city maintenance garage without permission from the City.  We accept appliances and metal.  We do not accept toilets, junk, etc.  That will be picked up with the normal 1st of the month pickup.  If you have items that you want to put there, please call the City office or Shane Metz.  Thank you.


Curbside recycling will be on Friday, November 29 because of Thanksgiving.


E-mail List

We are trying to get a list of e-mail addresses for the residents in Dike.  Please send your address to  When something comes up that needs to go out quickly to residents, we can send a mass e-mail to let everyone know.

Iowa Policy Project

Dike is participating in the Iowa Policy Project, a community energy challenge among four Iowa communities - Dike, Hudson and Readlyn/Fairbank as Wapsie Valley. The challenge is to see which community can reduce electrical energy use the most during 2012.


There have been lots of complaints about the recycling dumpsters.  When they get full, the wind blows everything onto yards and the people are getting tired of picking it up.  Would you want this in your backyard?  Please flatten your cardboard before you put it in the dumpster.  It saves room.  Please be respectful.  If the dumpster is full, take it home with you and bring it back when the dumpster has been emptied.  The City and surrounding residents will thank you. 

Lawn Watering Policy

This is the City of Dike Watering Policy.  Even numbered houses may water on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.  Odd numbered houses may water on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.  NO WATERING ON SUNDAY.  Your participation of this will help from exceeding our maximum pumping capcity of the two city wells.  By doing this it will protect the integrity of the water distribution system and also enable the city to maintain the water level in the water tower that is regulated by the EPA.  Any questions or concerns, please contact Shane Metz, City Superintendent at 989-2610.

Golf Cart Ordinance

A copy of the golf cart ordinance can be viewed on the city council page under minutes.  Be advised that according to our code and Iowa Code, you must be a licensed driver and have a bicycle safety flag and have a slow moving vehicle sign on your golf cart.


No glass in the recycling!!  The recyclers are finding glass in the recycling bins. We do not accept glass in the recycling, only paper, plastic, cans and cardboard. Please take your glass elsewhere!

New Community Center Calendar

We have a new calendar set up for the community center.  This will be a great way for you to check to see if the room is booked.  Unless a specific time frame is noted, whoever has the room has it for the whole day.  


The LMI (Low to Moderate Income) Program is ready to go.  Stop in at the city office to pick up your information packet with application. 

LMI Meeting

LMI Committee


The Rec Board has t-shirts for sale.  There is the blue Dike Rec Sports shirt or the black RAGBRAI shirt in a variety of sizes at $8 each or 5/$30.00.  Contact anyone on the Rec Board or call the City Office at 319-989-2291 for more information.

Hours at the Library.

Hours for the library are:  Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Also they will now be open through the noon hour.

City Council Meeetings

City Council meeting in the council chambers February 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Iowa One Call

Iowa One Call has a new number. Call 811 before you dig.

Fire Dept

Just a reminder: The fire department tests the sirens the first Wednesday of every month.


Recycling and Garbage information- Check out the Information Page.  We do not accept glass.  Magazines can be left with the newspapers.  Recycling bins are available on Front St. by the City Maintenance shed.