City Departments

Among the services available at City Hall are the issuing of building permits, cemetery plots and airplane hangars.

To contact the City Manager, City Clerk, or the Mayor, call City Hall at 712-542-2136.

Utility Payments

You may pay for the following utilities at City Hall:

  • Clarinda City Water Bills

City Hall is located at 101 N 15th Street and you can drop it off between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm on Monday-Friday.

Building Permits

If you are building, or adding on you will need a building permit. The City also requires permits for decks, fences, and portable garden sheds. This is to make sure each property owner is aware of where the property line is located. Call City Hall at 712-542-2136 for more information. If you dig please remember to contact ONE CALL at 1-800-292-8989 before digging.

Click Here To View City Building Codes, Zoning Codes, and Sign Regulations >

Airplane Hangars

Call City Hall at 712-542-2136 for information on hangar rental.
Airport FBO: Milo Beery

Cemetery

The Clarinda Municipal Cemetery entrance is located at the corner of Glenn Miller Drive (16th Street) and Walnut Street in the north part of Clarinda.
Contact: Mat Vorhies
For information on cemetery plot acquisition or location, call City Hall at 712-542-2136.

Public Works

The Clarinda Streets Department is located east of the Municipal Airport.
Public Works DirectorAdam Brown
Phone: 712-542-4800 or call City Hall at 712-542-2136

Water Department

Water and Wastewater for the City of Clarinda is managed by PeopleService. The Clarinda Water Treatment Plant is located at 701 N. 1st Street. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located east of the Municipal Airport.

For inquiries on water hook-up, water bills, or water/wastewater problems or repair, call City Hall at 712-542-2136. After hours Emergencies, call PeopleService at 888-861-1921.

Water Department Head: Colt Glidden
Water Treatment Plant Phone: 712-542-2518

Wastewater Department Head: Colt Glidden
Wastewater Treatment Plant Phone: 712-542-4383

Police Department

Emergency calls use 911.
Non-Emergency calls dial 712-542-2194.
Police Chief: Keith Brothers

Fire Department

Emergency calls use 911.
Non-Emergency calls dial 712-542-2194.
Fire Chief: Roger Williams
Assistant Chief: Joe Moore

Recreation Department

Clarinda has many beautiful parks and recreation areas for outdoor fun, as well as the Clarinda Lied Center community center for indoor activities. Visit the Lied Center website below for details on the Lied Center and Parks and Recreation Department.
Lied Center / Parks and Recreation Director: Carson Riedel
Phone: 712-542-3841 or 712-542-4076
Website: liedcenter.weebly.com

Clarinda Lied Public Library

The Clarinda Municipal Library is presently located at 100 East Garfield Street. See the Clarinda Library website below for details on library hours and activities.
Library Director: Andrew Hoppmann
Phone: 712-542-2416
Website: clarindapubliclibrary.org

City Officials

To contact any city officials, please call City Hall at 712-542-2136.

City Council Members

5 Councilors • 4 Year Terms

Craig Hill

Mayor •12/31/2025

Austin Ascherl

At Large •12/31/2028

Kaley Neal

At Large •12/31/2028

Mike Allbaugh

At Large •12/31/2028

James Shore

At Large •12/31/2025

Todd Reed

At Large •12/31/2025

Board of Adjustment

4 Members • 5 Year Terms

Pam Herzberg

06/30/2028

Teresa Hill

06/30/2026

Mike Anderson

06/30/2027

Kory Ryckman

06/30/2025

Seth Hudson

06/30/2029

Paula Gray

Secretary • City Hall

Planning & Zoning Members

7 Members • 5 Year Terms

Eric Kline

06/30/2027

Kristin Wagoner

06/30/2025

Randy Pullen

06/30/2025

Randy Davison

06/30/2025

Steve Petty

06/30/2027

Kody Ryckman

06/30/2028

Renee Riedel

06/30/2028

Paula Gray

Secretary • City Hall

Tree Board Members

5 Members • 3 Year Terms

Charly Stevens

06/30/2026

Carson Riedel

06/30/2026

James Shore

06/30/2026

Council Representative

Chris Holmes

06/30/2026

Stephanie Bernal

06/30/2026

Library Board Members

9 Members • 6 Year Terms

Paul Jones

06/30/2025

Bill Richardson

06/30/2029

Tara Keller

06/30/2026

Jim Varley

06/30/2026

Joy Nordyke

06/30/2025

Alan Ascherl

County • 06/30/2025

Allie Wellhausen

County • 06/30/2025

Marcy Crain

County • 06/30/2027

Beth Rarick

County • 06/30/2029

Clarinda Low Rent Housing Authority

5 Members • 3 Year Terms

Julie McAndrews – Director

712-542-2912

Suzi Stanton

06/30/2025

Teresa Babcock

06/30/2025

Gary Pullen

06/30/2024

Randy Davison

06/30/2024

Mary Grebert

06/30/2026

Clarinda Regional Health Center Municipal
Hospital Board of Trustees

5 Members • 4 Year Elected Terms

Jeff Clark

12/31/2027

Kathy Boysen

12/31/2025

Dale Fulk

12/31/2025

Rob Marsh

12/31/2025

Bryan Whipp

12/31/2027

Code of Ordinances

To view the City Code of Ordinances or any of the other ordinances, simply click the corresponding button below. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 712-542-2136.