AMU - The Company

AMU FAQs

Q.  What are the business hours for Algona Municipal Utilities?

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Q.  Where is the main office of AMU located?

104 West Call Street
Algona, Iowa  50511

Q.  What is AMU's mailing address?

104 West Call Street
P.O. Box 10
Algona, Iowa  50511

Q.  Where does the AMU Board of Trustees meet?

In the Board Room of the main office building at 104 West Call Street, Algona, Iowa.

Q.  Are Board meetings open to the pubic?

Yes. Iowa Open Meetings Law, Code of Iowa Chapter 21 requires meetings of governmental bodies to be open to the public. The AMU Board of Trustees may go into a closed session to review  or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential, to discuss strategy with legal counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent and specific law enforcement matters. The board can also close a meeting to discuss the purchase of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price AMU would have to pay for that property. The board may go into a closed meeting to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Q.  How do I get information about the agenda for the Board of Trustees' meeting?

AMU is required to post the agenda at it's main office at 104 West Call Street. The tentative agenda is posted in the entry area of the office. It includes the time, date, and place of the meeting.

Q.  Who serves on the Board of Trustees for Algona Municipal Utilities?

Jay B Geving , Chairman
May 31, 2021
Walter Krahenbuhl, Chairman Pro Tem
May 31, 2017
David Golwitzer
May 31, 2018
Julie Murphy
May 31, 2019
Karen Schaaf
May 31, 2020

Q.  What is the length of a Board term?

Members of the AMU Board of Trustees are appointed on rotating six year terms by the Mayor of Algona and ratified by the Algona City Council

Q.  Do my taxes increase due to AMU Water, Electric, or Communications services?

No. AMU services are rate based, not tax based.

Q. When did the three utilities of AMU form?

Water:  1889
Electric:  1898
Communications (Cable TV, High Speed Internet, Telephone, Cell Phone): 1997

Q. How many employees work at AMU?

38

Q. Who is the General Manager for AMU?

John Bilsten