The Jasper County Fire Chiefs requested and received approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, for an Open Burning Ban for Jasper County. The burning ban took effect at 3:00 PM Wednesday, 9/29/2021 and is in effect until it is determined by the Jasper County Fire Chiefs that conditions are safe to continue open burning. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik says continued dry conditions and a forecast for the same in the coming days led to the decision to stop open burning. He says when conditions improve the Jasper County Fire Chiefs will request the State Fire Marshall rescind the order prohibiting open burning

City of Sully

Trick-or-Treat Night

Friday, October 29

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Houses that wish to participate should turn their outdoor lights on during the designated time.

Everyone should use their own discretion regarding participation. If you do not feel comfortable handing out treats or trick-or-treating due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to abstain.

The City has three positions open for council members which are a 4-year term as well as the position for mayor which is a 2-year term. This is a unique opportunity for individuals to resolve issues, accomplish goals and affect the future of your community!

Nomination papers for these positions may be picked up at the city office or printed from the Iowa Secretary of State website.

Nomination papers must be returned to the city office by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021.


There is water main break on 8th Avenue and water service in the area has been shut down. Repairs are being made as quickly as possible!

The “heartbeat” of the city consists of elected and appointed officials.  Our elected officials are the Mayor and Council Members.  Our appointed officials are Library Board of Trustees, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission, City Clerk and Treasurer.
The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and presides over council meetings and maintains order.  The mayor cannot vote on items before the council, but can veto an ordinance or resolution of the council.
The authority of the city resides in the city council.  The council votes on and passes motions, resolutions and ordinances.  Resolutions are statements of policy and ordinances are the laws of the city.  The votes of each council member are recorded in the minutes of a meeting.  The council also approves expenditures, the budget and budget amendments, contracts, city policies and zoning changes.  The City Clerk has many responsibilities that are set by the Code of Iowa.  Each city also appoints a city attorney to provide legal advice.
Collectively these officials come together and offer their time and talents for public service.  Each and every one takes the opportunity to represent the City of Sully with integrity, professionalism and making all decisions based on what is the very best for our community.
This election year there are 4 vacancies; Mayor and three Council Member positions that will be filled November 2, 2021.  The City of Sully is fortunate to have so many good people to offer their time and talent.  Do not be afraid to offer of yourself and become even more involved in the community.  If you are interested in becoming more involved, call the city office at 594-3493 for more details.  The campaign process as well as the election process is extremely date sensitive so please call now.

The Sully Community Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized and creative individual to serve as Library Director. The position is 20-25 hours a week and the pay rate will be determined based on experience and qualifications. The candidate must be certified or complete certification within two years. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the city office. Deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 27.