It's official: City of Millville is no more

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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:07 pm

MILLVILLE, Iowa — The city of Millville is no more.

The disincorporation of the tiny Clayton County town was approved by the state City Development Board last week, officials confirmed today. The board will handle adjudication of any outstanding claims against the city for a period of time before Millville’s discontinuance becomes official.

Millville city officials voted to start the disincorporation process last year. The town has only 21 residents and few operating businesses.

The city’s legal and historical documents will be moved to the Clayton County courthouse. Surplus tax money will be used for street repair and four years of garbage hauling by a private company, with the remainder going to the public library and school in Guttenberg.

The board will publish two notices in local newspapers announcing the disincorporation. Anyone seeking a claim against the city will have six months from the publication of the second notice to file.

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