The City of Muscatine will observe the Veteran’s Day holiday on Friday, November 10 with most city departments closed as the nation pauses to honor the many men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces protecting our country at home and abroad. All offices will reopen on Monday, November 13.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reminds citizens that Veterans Day (originally called Armistice Day) marks the end of World War I hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The observance of Veterans Day not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. (History of Veterans Day)
Changes to City of Muscatine services for the Veterans Day holiday include:
Muscatine Transit (MuscaBus) will be running normal routes on Friday, Nov. 10, with all rides free for veterans with proper identification. For more information on the MuscaBus service, visit the TRANSIT page on the City of Muscatine website or call 563-263-8152.
The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center will be open on Friday, Nov. 10. Normal hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m.; Sunday 12-4 p.m.). For more information visit the LIBRARY website or call 563-263-3065
The Muscatine Art Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, and will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, Nov. 11. Normal hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.). The Art Center is normally closed to the public on Mondays. For more information, visit the ART CENTER website or call 563-263-8282.
The Muscatine Transfer Station will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10. The facility will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, Nov. 11. Transfer Station hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with the last load on the scale at 3:15 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. with the last load on the scale at 11:45 a.m.
For more information, visit the SOLID WASTE DIVISION page on the City of Muscatine website or call 563-263-9689.
The Compost Facility will closed on Friday, Nov. 10, but will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, Nov. 11. Compost Facility hours are Sunday-Friday 12-5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about the facility, visit COMPOST SITE on the City of Muscatine website.
There will be no Bulky Waste Collection on Thursday, Nov. 9, or Friday, Nov. 10. Visit the CURBSIDE BULK COLLECTION page on the City of Muscatine website to schedule a collection or call 563-264-5865.
- REFUSE COLLECTION – There will be no curbside refuse or yard waste collection on Friday (Nov. 10). Residents on the Friday route will have their refuse collected on Thursday (Nov. 9), along with residents on the regular Thursday route.
- RECYCLING COLLECTION – There will be no change to the curbside recycling collection schedule.
The Muscatine Fire Department and Muscatine Police Department will be staffed, and the Department of Public Works will have staff on-call. For non-emergency issues during City office closures, please call 563-264-1550, Public Safety at 563-263-9922, or Public Works at 563-263-8933. In the case of an emergency, always call 911.
The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will be open on Friday, Nov. 10, weather permitting. Please call the Clubhouse at 563-263-4735 to book a tee time. You can also visit the GOLF page on the City of Muscatine website.
All City of Muscatine parks, including the Muscatine Dog Park, Muscatine Pollinator Park, and the Muscatine Trail System, will be available for the public’s use. The public is urged to use caution while enjoying City of Muscatine recreational opportunities.
For more information about City parks and amenities visit the PARKS & RECREATION page on the City of Muscatine website. If you have questions concerning Parks and Recreation programming or facility rentals, please call 563-263-0241 and leave a message, or email email@example.com. A staff member will respond as quickly as possible.