Prairie City Police Department announces new program

Chief Joe Bartello announced that the Prairie City Police Department is partnering with Monroe Police Department in a new program called PCM reCycle a biCycle.  The police departments are accepting donations for bicycles in good working condition.  It is their goal to recycle used bicycles to those in need around our communities.  Whether it is a child’s bicycle that has been outgrown or one that has been used and you were thinking about throwing away, they hope citizens consider donatiing to the new program.  Any bicycle that is donated will be evaluated to ensure it can be safely operated and will then be made available to a person in need, free of charge.  Please click here for full information.

Boil Order Lifted

The City of Prairie City has completed all required testing on our water supply and have received the all clear to lift the order to boil water that was put into effect on Sunday.

Thank you for your patience!

Due to the temporary loss of water, Prairie City residents are under a boil order until further notice.

City Update: The City this morning collected the first of two (2) testing samples required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The testing samples require 24 hours to process at a State certified lab. If the first test comes back clear, the City would be allowed to lift the BOIL ORDER. However, a second testing sample is still required by the DNR. If the second test comes back clear the City is back ONLINE. But if the second test comes back NEGATIVE two (2) more testing samples would be required by the DNR under a second BOIL ORDER.

At this time the City will be waiting until the second testing sample comes back clear before lifting the BOIL ORDER. The City expects to have the results back on Wednesday (3/2/2016).

City accepting applications for City Clerk – Treasurer


The City of Prairie City, IA (pop. 1,680) is accepting applications for a fulltime City Clerk – Treasurer. Responsibilities include, but not limited performing a variety of complex, specialized, and fund accounting, financial, budgetary, and administrative duties which require accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and limited independent judgment. Must possess associate’s degree in accounting, finance or public administration and at least three (3) years of experience. Salary depends on qualifications. Application and resume can be mailed to City of Prairie City, 203 E. Jefferson, PO Box 607, Prairie City, Iowa 50228 or emailed to by 4 p.m. on February 19, 2016. AA/ EOE/ADA.
A copy of the job description and application is available at