Government

MAYOR/COUNCIL

  • Current Mayor: Paul Walker

Mayoral History of the City of West Point

  • Current City Council Members:
    • Bruce Wellman (Mayor Pro Tem)
    • Larry Buchholz
    • Dennis McGregor
    • John Brinck
    • Brian Meierotto

The City of West Point is managed by a mayor/council form of government in which the mayor and the five-member council are elected at large, from among the entire population of the city. The mayor, who presides over the city council, appoints the mayor pro tem, and other city officers and employees as delegated by council. The mayor pro tem is a council member who serves as vice president of the council and performs duties of the mayor in his/her absence. Under the mayor/council form of government, the mayor is not entitled to vote on any issue before the city council, except in order to break a tie in only those situations where there is an even number of positions, and where the vote is not on an ordinance, resolution or appointment motion. Refer questions on city government to the City Hall at the following address between the hours of 8am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday:

City of West Point
313 5th Street, P.O. Box 69
West Point, Iowa 52656

Phone: (319) 837-6313
Fax: (319) 837-6010
E-Mail: cityofwestpointiowa@gmail.com

 CITY HALL

  • City Administrator: Gary Menke
  • City Clerk/Treasurer: Diane Smith
  • Billing & Collection: Dawn Kenel

The city administrator, city clerk/treasurer and billing & collection clerk are often the only people that many citizens see involved in city business at City Hall. Duties of the City Hall staff include: attending meetings, preparing agendas/minutes, preparing financial reports, as well as many other behind the scenes duties. The staff is also responsible for providing information to the citizens. This information generally touches on programs, plans, permits and services administered by the city, some of which are listed below. Contact the staff at City Hall to learn more.

  • Application for Building Permit
  • Application of Eligibility for City-wide Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption
  • City Cemetery
  • Disaster Plan
  • House/Property Rentals and Sales
  • Park Rentals
  • Peddlers Permit
  • Petition for Vacation and Sale of Alley, Street, Easement, or Public Ground
  • Sidewalk Improvement Program
  • Tax display (Lee County Levy Sheet)

CITY MAINTENANCE  DEPARTMENT

  • Streets Superintendent: Flavian Boeding

The West Point City Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance of city property to include parks, streets, sanitary sewer system and treatment plant, storm sewers, city recycling unit, cemetery, buildings and grounds. Telephone City Hall at (319) 837-6313 to request information or report concerns relating to city property. Areas of concern include;

  • Street damage
  • Storm and sanitary sewer blockage
  • Damaged park property
  • Street sign installation and repair
  • Unsafe road surface conditions as a result of weather
  • Suspected vandalism to city property

AFTER HOURS PAGING SERVICE – Dial (319) 837-6313

  • Power outages
  • Water main breaks
  • Utility pole/line damage
  • Other Street or Utility related emergencies

For health or law enforcement related emergencies dial 911 immediately.  For all other non-emergencies please call during regular business hours.