The Huxley Tree Board presented an inventory of the Ash trees located within the city park system, as well as, Ash trees located in the right of ways during the February 17 city council work session. After evaluating all options city council agreed with the tree board's recommendation to begin to remove Ash trees located in the Huxley park system. It was confirmed in August that Story County had Ash trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer.
The city public works staff has started to remove Ash trees in Centennial Park and will move to Nord Kalsem Park beginning next week. The tree board and the city have committed to replacing each tree they remove during the process. The removal process will be spread out over a five year period. If you have any questions you may contact Parks & Recreation Director Travis Bakken or Public Works Director Jeff Peterson.
GET YOUR PASSPORTS AT CITY HALL
The City of Huxley is an authorized passport agency. Hours of service are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. No appointments necessary. Anyone 16 years or older wanting a passport must have a drivers license and original birth certificate. Minors (15 and younger) will need both parents to be present and have drivers license and child’s birth certificate. Cost of a passport is $110 (minors are $80) plus a $35 execution fee that includes a passport photo. Process is simple and easy to do.
The City of Huxley was one of 10 communities selected to participate in the 2014
Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. The program, which selects
communities through a competitive application process, provides professional planning
and design assistance along transportation corridors to small Iowa communities
(populations of fewer than 10,000).