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New Golf Cart Ordinance

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Apermit is now required to drive a golf cart or UTV on the streets of Fruitland. The permit costs $25 and is good for one calendar year. Drivers must possess a valid driver’s license. A slow moving vehicle sign and bicycle safety flag must be attached, and the cart must have adequate brakes, headlights and tail lights. Operation allowed only between sunrise and sunset. The full ordinance is attached, as is the registration form. Return the completed form and $25 to Fruitland City Hall to get your permit.

Download this file (Golf Cart Ordinance 8.05.doc)Golf Cart Ordinance[ ]33 Kb
Download this file (golf cart permit registration.doc)Golf Cart Registration Form[ ]30 Kb

New Rates for Fruitland Community Center

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The rates to rent the Fruitland Community Center are now $100 for Fruitland residents and $150 for non-residents. See the attachment for more information on renting the Fruitland Community Center and for the lease agreement. Call City Hall for any questions or to check on availability.


Reminder - Parking Across Sidewalks is Prohibited

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Now that spring has come, more and more Fruitland residents are walking around town, using sidewalks where they are available. There have been complaints that some residents are parking vehicles on the portion of sidewalk that crosses their driveway, forcing the walker to go out into the street to get around. According to Fruitland City Ordinance 6.01, obstruction affecting ordinary use by the public of the sidewalk is considered a nuisance violation. Please be a responsible citizen and refrain from parking on the sidewalk.


Musser Public Library

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Did you know that Fruitland residents can use the Musser Public Library for free? All you need to get a library card is appropriate identification with a current address.


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Sigma: A Profile of Iowa Small Towns 1994 to 2014

Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

A Profile of Fruitland from 1994 to 2014

Fruitland was one of 99 Iowa small towns randomly selected in 1994 for an Iowa State University study of life in small towns. The study was repeated in 2004 and again in 2014. 150 residents of Fruitland were randomly selected in each year to participate in the study. In 2014, 67 residents returned completed surveys.

Fruitland’s population increased 173% from 1990 to 2013, partly due to the safety of the area, low property taxes, and affordable housing.

Residents go out of town for shopping, entertainment and healthcare. 70% of residents rate most government services such as streets, parks, and garbage collection as good or very good. Fruitland leaders were perceived positively on all dimensions, especially trustworthiness and effectiveness. Community services such as senior programs, child care, and medical services received low ratings.

Overall, residents rated Fruitland as safe and friendly. Residents feel at home in Fruitland and would be sorry to leave town. They were not likely to know a large number of other residents, but felt that even strangers would help them in the event of an emergency. There has been a decrease in community involvement over the years.

To see the entire report, along with reports from the other 98 cities and the comprehensive report, go to