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Upcoming Railroad Crossing Closure



Starting Tuesday, July 28th at 7 AM through Thursday, July 30th at 7 A, the railroad crossing at E. School Street will be closed for railroad maintenance. Traffic wishing to access E. School Street and Jefferson Street will need to use 183rd off of Highway 5. The alternative route will be marked with detour signage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

July 20, 2020 Planning & Zoning Regular Meeting Agenda

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Planning and Zoning Commission

Special Meeting

July 20, 2020

7:00 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall

Join Zoom Meeting –          Meeting ID: 995 193 0479

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July 20, 2020 Planning & Zoning Packet

Call to order

Determine quorum

New Business and Action Items

  1. Discussion and Possible Action on Recommendation for Plat of Survey for Parcel P and Parcel Q of SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 21, Warren County, Iowa

Administrator/Engineer/Commission Reports




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CPD 4th of July Media Release 2020

PD Administrative Office Closed July 3rd

The PD administrative office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Fireworks Reminder

As the 4th of July holiday draws closer, the Carlisle Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that although fireworks are legal, there are still restrictions that apply within the City of Carlisle. Consumer fireworks, as defined by Iowa Code 727.2(1a), may only be used from July 1- July 4 between the hours of 12 o’clock noon and 11:00 P.M. The other main restriction is that you may only use fireworks on your own property unless you have permission to do so from another property owner. (Chapter 41.14 Carlisle Code of Ordinances) If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the Carlisle Police Department at (515) 989-4121. Thanks for your cooperation.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Carlisle Police Department would like to share the following tips:

Share the Road. Remember, the road doesn’t only belong to cars and trucks. Motorcyclists have just as much right on the roadway as any other vehicle, so long as they follow their own vehicle-specific rules and regulations.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings. Because of their smaller sizes, motorcyclists can easily be overlooked, especially if they happen to be riding in one of your vehicle’s blind spots. Before turning or changing lanes, be sure to signal and look over your shoulder. In most vehicles, that is the only way to check the blind spot that the rear and side mirrors can’t spot.

Give Motorcyclists Plenty of Room. Even though they are smaller in size, it’s important to allow motorcycles enough room to travel safely. Give riders a full lane to drive in even if their vehicles only take up part of a lane. And be sure to allow at least four seconds of space between you and a motorcycle in case you both have to stop suddenly. It’s going to take a car that weighs over two tons longer to stop than a half-ton motorcycle!

Drive Defensively. Motorcycles often have the ability to accelerate faster and fit into tighter spaces than most other vehicles. But just because you can drive faster or weave through traffic doesn’t mean you should. Remember, motorcycles are smaller, therefore more difficult to spot, especially when driving fast or erratically. Be courteous on the road, maintain the speed limit, use your signals, and allow plenty of space around your bike.

Wear Proper Gear. Even though Iowa law does not require it, always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. It could save your life.
#CarlisleIowaPD #MotorcyleSafety #ShareTheRoad

Wash Your Hands, Watch Your Speed



A friendly reminder from us here at CPD! Wash Your Hands, Watch Your Speed! Across the State, there’s been a dramatic increase in speeding violations at excessively high rates of speed. Please slow down and get to your destination safely.  #CarlisleIowaPD #SlowDown #TrafficSafety #StaySafeCarlisle

CPD Hires New Police Officer


At the city council meeting on April 27, 2020, Alex Burditt was hired and sworn in as full-time Police Officer for the Carlisle Police Department. We are excited to have Alex join our team as he brings to Carlisle over 6 years of experience as a deputy with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Please join us as we congratulate and welcome Officer Burditt to Carlisle! #CarlisleIowaPD


Beware of Coronavirus- Related Scams

The Carlisle Police Department would like to help you avoid Coronavirus- related scams.

• Hang up these robocalls! Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at- home schemes.
• Verify information. Contact trusted sources to confirm information is correct. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at
• People coming to your homes offering to disinfect your home or car. Carlisle does not allow peddlers or solicitors to engage citizens without a permit issued by the City.
• Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t. Know who you’re buying from and also shop local.
• Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
• Do your homework. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

Protect Yourself. If you believe you were a victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement or the Carlisle Police Department at (515) 989-4121

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