City Clerk-Treasurer Position Opening


Full Time City Clerk/Treasurer Position

 The City of Melcher-Dallas (Pop. 1295) is accepting applications for a Full Time City Clerk/Treasurer position.  The City Clerk will perform a variety of administrative, financial, and specialized duties as determined by the City Council.  The position requires accuracy, confidentiality, excellent verbal and written skills, independent decision making and the ability to work well with the public in a pleasant and professional manner.  Must be proficient in Word and Excel.

Successful candidates shall have at least two years experience in an office environment (municipal government preferred).

Hours:  40 hours per week, and will attend all council meetings.  Occasional overtime will be required.

Pay:  TBD Depending on experience.

Candidates will be subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing, criminal history and background check.

Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Oversee all functions of the City.  Prepare and present City budget, Budget amendment, Annual Financial report, Street Financial report, treasurers report, monthly and quarterly state reports, create ordinances and resolutions, attend monthly and special council meetings, draft agenda’s and minutes, publication submissions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, oversee utility billing, supervise Deputy clerk and Administrative Associate, yearly reviews of deputy clerk and administrative associate. Oversees Zoning and Board of Adjustment’s.

Other duties as assigned.

Interested parties need to submit the following to be considered:  Cover letter, Resume, application and three references to: Melcher-Dallas City Hall, 305 D Main East, Melcher-Dallas IA 50062 or emailed to Martha Becker at

Deadline for Submission is February 28th, by 12:00 pm.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed from HERE

Comp Plan Discussion Meeting

Over the past few months the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has been assisting the City of Melcher-Dallas in their creation of a Comprehensive Plan. Thus far, a general survey has been made available to residents and businesses to gauge priority areas for this plan. We are now inviting the public to be a part of more in-depth conversations about their vision and hopes for the future of Melcher-Dallas. At each meeting we will discuss the topics at hand and enjoy a light meal.

There will be three opportunities for residents and stakeholders to join MPO at the Melcher-Dallas Community Center for discussions:

December 21, 2016 – 6:30pm
(Topics: Housing, Agriculture, and Transportation)

January 19, 2017 – 6:30pm
(Topics: Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Hazards)

February 2, 2017 – 6:30pm
(Topics: Quality of Life, Community Facilities, and Land Use)

Please do spread the word to your family, colleagues, and friends – as public involvement in the planning process is integral.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Collings at or (515) 334-0075.

Animal Control Position Opening

The City of Melcher-Dallas currently has an opening for Animal Control.

This is a contract position through the City. 

Job Description

  • Respond to calls from the public in a timely manner regarding stray animals.
  • Deal with the public on a professional level.
  • Maintain a professional and neat appearance when on a call.
  • Humanely care for all animals in the City’s holding facility per State and City Code.
  • Post information of pets that are impounded including description and picture of the animal.
  • Accurately keep records for intake and release of animals.
  • Prepare monthly reports for council on impounded animals.
  • Transport animals to appropriate facility after holding time has expired.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, criminal history and background check.

Please submit a resume and three professional references to City Hall. Position will remain open until filled.

Council will review resumes with possible action on February 13th at the regular council meeting.


Drinking Water Alert

Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected

This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under nine years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2.0 milligrams per liter (mg/l) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth (dental fluorosis). The drinking water provided by the City of Melcher Dallas has a fluoride concentration of 2.4 mg/l as tested.

Dental fluorosis in its moderate or severe forms, may result in a brown staining and or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only in developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

Drinking water containing more than 4.0 mg/l of fluoride (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water standard) can increase your risk of developing bone disease. Your drinking water does not contain more than 4.0 mg/l of fluoride, but we’re required to notify you when we discover that the fluoride levels in your drinking water exceed 2.0 mg/l because of this cosmetic dental problem.

For more information, please call the City of Melcher Dallas at 641-947-6501. Some home water treatment units are also available to remove fluoride from drinking water. In Iowa, home water treatment units are regulated under 641—Chapter 14, with the water treatment unit registration program administered by the Iowa department of public health’s environmental health division. In addition, you may call the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, at 1-877-867-3435.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Melcher Dallas Water Dept.

PWSID#: _6300099 Date distributed:  December 22, 2016

Edited December 21, 2016

Openings For Part Time Police Officers

PT Police Officer (Melcher-Dallas)

Compensation: $18.00/hr
Employment Type: Part-time

The City of Melcher-Dallas, population 1288, is a quiet, rural community in southwestern Marion County in south central Iowa.  We are looking for several part time Police Officers to help fill open shifts.  Schedule is done month by month, mostly Friday and Saturday nights, and is flexible.

Applicants must be ILEA Certified.  Applicants must be able to work in a small town atmosphere and possess a strong community policing-oriented philosophy.  Must also be able to work independently.  Retired LEO are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Chief Steve Johns and/or send a resume to 305 D Main East, Melcher Dallas Iowa or email to Applications and information is available HERE. We are looking to fill these positions immediately.


2015 Water Quality Report

Notice to Citizens of Melcher-Dallas, Iowa, Marion County

The City of Melcher-Dallas will be distributing the 2015 CCR Water report by mail. Copies of the CCR report can be obtained at City Hall. You may also review this report at the Melcher-Dallas post office, Melcher-Dallas Public Library, D & S Grocery, or HERE


Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals in Melcher
Dallas. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and make a

Please contact Dawn Allspach-Kline at 641-842-6070

Utility Payment Changes

Citizens-You spoke and we heard!

City Hall is pleased to announce that we will now be accepting major credit
cards and debit cards as a form of payment for utility bills. ACH payments are also available by completing necessary forms at City Hall. Please contact City Hall at 641-947-6501 for more information.

The City Of Melcher-Dallas

The latest available estimate (2012) by the U.S. Census Bureau of Melcher-Dallas’ population is 1289.

Located in Marion County, Melcher-Dallas is approximately 32 miles South East of the state capitol Des Moines.

We are also:
25.5 miles SE of Indianola
15.8 miles SW of Knoxville
25 miles SW of Lake Red Rock
45 miles NW of Rathbun Lake

Dallas was established in 1845, and was first called Ohio, because many of the early settlers that came to work in the coal mines were from the state of Ohio.

Melcher was established directly south of Dallas in 1913, and named after one of the Rock Island Railroad’s executives.

The two towns merged in 1986 and celebrate ‘Merger Day’ each May.

Home of the MD Community Schools Saints, our K-6 building is in Dallas and 7-12 building is in Melcher.