Sunday, June 30, 2019

Park Flooded after June 28 rain

The picture below was taken after the high water mark from the flood that occurred after the rain on June 28.
Riverside Park, June 28, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Emergency Declaration Declared

Yesterday Morning I declared a sate of emergency for the City of Mantorville. This declaration will help us to obtain State and Federal aid to help in our recovery efforts. Below is a copy of my declaration.


Whereas, the Mayor of Mantorville finds that the following situation exists:
  • Significant City-wide flooding impacting public and private property as a result of flooding event of June 28, 2019.
Whereas, the Mayor finds that the situation is sudden and unforeseen and could not have been anticipated;

Whereas, the Mayor finds that conditions in the city have worsened considerably as a result of the situation;

Whereas, the Mayor finds that this situation threatens the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the community;

Whereas, the Mayor finds that the situation has resulted in catastrophic loss to public and private property or will cause such loss if not immediately addressed; and

Whereas, the Mayor finds that traditional sources of relief are not able to repair or prevent the injury or loss.

Now, therefore, the Mayor declares this situation to be a local emergency effective at 12:01 am on June 28, 2019.

This declaration of a local emergency will invoke the city’s disaster plan. The portions that are necessary for response to and recovery from the emergency must be used.

Mayor Chuck Bradford

City Clerk Treasurer Camille C. Reber

Friday, June 28, 2019

Red. Cross Buckets

Saturday from 9:00am to noon the Red Cross handing out bailing buckets for bailing out basements. Anyone who would like a tecovery kit can pick one up at the Fire Hall tomarrow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Main break 9th and Walnut

Tuesday: June 18, 21:43 hrts.
We have a water main break on 9th and Walnut. Our crew is on site and is in the process of conducting repairs. Hopefully only 4 or 5 houses in the area are affected and we anticipate getting this fixed shortly.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Big Storm hits our Region

The night of June 4 a large storm went through our area toppling large trees, damaging vehicles and tearing off shingles. The EDA meeting was still held and during that meeting we were already receiving reports of insurance chasers. Some of the individuals that approach home owners are legitimate and are just looking for work; however, there are those that are also just looking for the "down payment". Any reliable carpenter will provide references and will work with your insurance company. You can check the Better Business Bureau and also ask your neighbors. Beware of the scammers. Red flags include a large up front payment, anyone that only accepts cash payments or "doesn't do" insurance work. Report any losses directly to your insurance company and keep them in the loop on any work that you are planning on making a claim on. The insurance companies also are likely to know some of the more prevalent scams, so make sure to talk with them over any concerns you might have. One simple rule is: "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!"