Annual Financial Review

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Better known as New Sharon, Iowa was developed in 1856 and occupies approximately one square mile in Mahaska county. Today, it is a friendly little town of approximately 1300 people – way out in the middle of everywhere – 12 miles north of Oskaloosa, 17 miles south of Grinnell and 15 miles east of Pella. Through more than a century and a half of growth, our town has kept its charm and beauty. NEW SHARON, IOWA  50207

Listed among one of the Best Places to Live –

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Yard Waste Site: CLOSED


The yard waste site has been CLOSED due to citizen complaints.

Providing this local site for the dumping of yard waste is only open as a courtesy to the community of New Sharon and due to the complaints it will be closed permanently.

Unauthorized dumping at this site will be considered a violation of illegal dumping and trespassing statutes.  Violators could be fined. 


NOTE: per the DNR and the City Ordinance it is illegal for any citizen to burn outdoors in the city limits except wood in a fire pit for recreational use.

2014 Audit Results

A copy of the June, 2014 audit report is available for review in the City Clerk’s office, in the Office of the Auditor of State and on the Auditor of the State’s website.
Audit Report

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City snow ordinances – read the PDF document of Ordinances relating to snow removal requirements; including your responsibility as a property owner along with those that maintain the properties of others.
Snow Ordinances


A copy of the 2017 Water Quality report is available for your review. Clicking on the icon will take you to the PDF report.
Water Quality