Durant, Iowa

Prime for growth

Welcome to Durant!

Welcome to Durant!The City of Durant is located just two miles from Interstate 80 at Exit 277, between the Quad Cities, and Iowa City/Coralville areas. Historic Highway 6 brings you right through the downtown.

Welcome to Durant!

The City of Durant is located just two miles from Interstate 80 at Exit 277, between the Quad Cities, and Iowa City/Coralville areas. Historic Highway 6 brings you right through the downtown.

Amenities for everyone!

Durant offers plenty of amenities including: a grocery store, drug store with full service pharmacy, a bank, hardware and lumber store, medical clinic, and several dentists and chiropractors. Durant has its own school with grades pre-K to 12th grade all under one roof. Durant is very proud to have a Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Service.

The City of Durant has a population of 1,832 (2010 Census) and operates under a mayor-council form of government. Five council members serve with staggered four year terms. The mayor is elected every two years and serves two years. City meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall, 402 6th Street and are open to the public. Council adopts all ordinances, resolutions, and policies for the City. Any agenda items must be presented to the City Clerk by noon the Thursday before the council meeting for Mayor’s review.

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Friendly Reminder:

Geese mitigation efforts are underway by the property owners of the pond. This mitigation is not under city control nor under city jurisdiction. The Department of Natural Resources has been guiding the efforts to control the geese population at the pond with the property owners.  Surrounding property owners can be notified by Mike Petersen prior to any noise makers or scare shots. Laser lighting, swan decoys, and coyote decoys are also part of the mitigation.  The geese population became overbearing to the natural composite of the pond. These efforts are to keep the population to a few geese, so the fish and the pond can return to a healthier environment. And to minimize any harmful impact to the geese.   If there are any questions by residents in the area of the pond, please contact Mike Petersen. 

 

Announcements

September Council Meetings

Monday, September 13th       
Monday, September 27th   
6:00 pm
City Hall
402 6th Street
Durant IA

DURANT COMMUNITY CHEST GRANT APPLICATION

The Durant Community Chest is accepting grant applications through December 31, 2021.

Please find the grant application at the following link:  https://tinyurl.com/DurantCCapp

 

GO GREEN

The City of Durant & Durant Municipal Electric is offering the convenience of receiving your monthly utility bill via email.  

Utility billing E-bills (emailed bills) offer you these exciting advantages:

  • Go paperless (Go Green!)
  • Eliminate the risk of your bill being lost or damaged in the mail
  • Receive your utility bills earlier than via traditional mail
  • Increase the level of privacy compared to postcard bills delivered via traditional mail

 

Sign up today by stopping at City Hall and Durant Municipal Electric to fill out the E-bills application. You must stop at both locations to sign up, as each entity has its own form.

 

 

 

NOTICE: FOR CITY NOTIFICATIONS SUCH AS SNOW EMERGENCIES….

Effective July 1, 2021, Cedar County Emergency Management has a new notification system that will also affect the City of Durant.  We now use Alert Iowa. If you were signed up prior to July 1 2021 with WENS-Wireless Emergency Notification System- you will need to sign up under Alert Iowa. It does not matter what county you live in, if you sign up you will receive local alerts and notification.

In order for anyone to receive local notifications such as boil orders or snow emergencies, please go to https://ema.cedar-county.org/.  Under “Sign Up Now” an account can be created so you can receive the county and local city alerts.  You can also text CedarIA to 672-83 to create an account

ALL PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION-EVEN LAND LINES-WILL NEED TO SIGN UP UNDER ALERT IOWA. If you do not sign up there will be no notifications from the City of Durant. Unfortunately that is how this system is designed under Iowa Homeland Security.

If you have general questions, please call City Hall at 563-785-4451 If you need help creating an account please call Cedar County Emergency Management and Jodi or Kate can assist with helping you create an account. 563-886-3355. We are hoping in the future to have a direct link from our website to Cedar County EMA to make it easier to sign up. If you do not have a computer or smart phone and would like to sign up, you may call Cedar County EMA, or you may use the computers at the Durant Branch, Scott County Library to set up an account.