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Flushing Hydrants Oct. 24th, 2017

The Fayette Public Works employees will be flushing hydrants on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 (weather permitting) beginning at 7am in the city of Fayette. Residents may experience rusty water.

NOW LIFTED: Burn Ban in Fayette

As of 11:30AM on Thursday, Oct. 5th, Fayette County has lifted the Burn Ban.  City of Fayette residents may now burn yard waste. 

Burn Ban

There is still a burn ban in effect for Fayette County, including the city of Fayette. Only small camp fires are allowed in fire rings. As a reminder, you are not to burn leaves while the burn ban is in effect. You may bag your leaves or take them to the City of Fayette's Yard Waste site (open Wednesdays 2PM-4PM and Saturdays 8AM-10AM). The City of Fayette will announce when we will start picking up leaves soon (usually we start around the middle of October).

Housing Focus Group Meeting Sept. 5th.

The City of Fayette and Upper Iowa University have partnered together to identify ways to develop and strengthen our community. The partnership has already taken steps in starting to evaluate business and cultural development opportunities. Now, we want to start to assess housing needs in our community and would like your feedback.
Individuals interested in providing input about housing options they would like to see in Fayette (rental and purchase) are encouraged to participate in a focus group from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 5. The focus group will be conducted in the ICN Room at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street). The focus group will be facilitated by Glenn Lyons and Marilyn Arber of 571 Polson Developments and information gathered will be used as future housing initiatives are considered.
I hope you can attend and help us to continue to make Fayette the best place to live, work, go to school and play!

Klock's Island Park & Campground Now Open After Flood

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Klock's Island Park & Campground is Back Open - help us spread the word! A big Thank-You to the following volunteers and Fayette city workers for working hard to help us reopen the park: Al Boies, Dennis & Anne Sellers, Denny Martin, Dan Pagel, members of the 2017 Upper Iowa University Football Team & UIU Students (Brady Beuschel, Chandler Holmes, Nate Skare, Adam Skaletski, Alex Schneider, Bryce Jones, Sam Jennings, Taran Mortimer, Gunner Mohs, Joshua Schableau, Wayne Doerscher, Quintin Taylor, Ty Kline, Max & Ross Westphal, Oscar Richmond, Javon Wilson and Head Football Coach Tom Shea), Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand, Assistant Public Works Director Adam Hildebrand and City Maintenance worker Rick Briggs! Also Thank-You to Kenneth Friedly, Jim & Carla Mitchell and Joe Rohde for cleaning off the debris on the fences at Cardinal Park/Sports Complex! Please tell these people "Thank-You" when you see them for helping the city!

UPDATED 7/31/17:Fayette Flooding Information

CAMPGROUND/PARK CLOSED: Due to the recent flood damage, Klock's Island Park and Campground in Fayette is temporarily closed. We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know when it is back open.

7/31/17, Fayette Citizens:

   I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the nice weather. Many are still working on clean-up from the recent flood. Below you will find information and ways for you to help.

   Residents who had flood damage:

     There are two companies that offer garbage pickup in Fayette for a fee: Bunn Services 563-422-5982 or Waste Management 1-800-747-0473 or I contacted Waste Management and they accept carpet (if it is cut up and/or rolled up no longer than 4 feet and pieces cannot weigh over 50lbs), dry-wall and other construction debris (must be cut up and no longer than 4 feet long and cannot weigh over 50lbs). Just set these items out with your normal garbage. Items not accepted include items like furniture, TV's and appliances. You may take these items out to the Fayette County Transfer Station/Landfill southeast of Fayette (10275 Kornhill Road), but there is a fee. They are open Monday-Friday 8AM to 3PM and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month 8AM to 11AM. You may contact them at 563-425-3037 if you would like more information or to find out their fees. You may also contact Bunn Services or Waste Management to find out if they offer any type of pick-up for these items for an additional fee. I was unable to get a hold of Bunn Services to find out their details on garbage pick-up, but I would guess they are probably similar to Waste Management.

   Volunteers Needed for Clean-up:

     We can now start clean-up efforts around Fayette. We are scheduling the first "Clean-up Day" for this Wednesday, August 2nd from 11AM to 2PM at Klock's Island Park and Campground. We are limiting the number of volunteers to twenty on this day to help with raking rock & sand, moving picnic tables and possibly some other duties. If you are interested in volunteering this Wednesday, please email Fayette City Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your name, address and indicate you are able to volunteer. If you do not have access to email, you may call City Hall at 563-425-4316. There will also be a person to check in and check out volunteers on each "Clean-up Day". We are asking volunteers to please bring their own gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers that are able to bring their own rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and any other items they may find helpful, please do so (please make sure you label your equipment so we make sure it gets back to you). If you are unable to help on August 2nd, we will be scheduling more "Clean-up Days" in the near future that you may be able to help with.

     Also, check with your neighbors and find out if they need any help. That is the best part about living in a small town, neighbors helping neighbors.

   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact City Hall at 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kris McGrane

Fayette City Administrator/Clerk


July 26, 2017, message from Fayette Mayor Wenthe:

City Public Works Director Jerry Hildebrand, Fayette Emergency Management Director Lisa Roberts, and myself met with Leon Freeman from Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Department on Wednesday, July 26 to discuss damage in our community.  Mr. Freeman is assessing damage in various communities in Northeast Iowa to determine if a disaster designation will be granted to the State of Iowa due to recent flooding.  This declaration will result in funds being made available to replace and/or repair damaged facilities, roads, equipment, etc. 

In Fayette, damages exist in several areas, including the wastewater treatment lift station near Jones Street, road/gravel replacement, bike trail washouts, electrical damage at Klocks Island, and significant washouts and damages at Cardinal Park.  A conservative estimate of damages amounts to over $80,000.  A more detailed assessment will occur in the near future once the Department of Homeland Security's initial assessment is completed. 

The City will be seeking volunteer assistance to clean up affected areas, primarily Klocks Island and Cardinal Park, beginning as early as next week.  It will be important that volunteer hours are tracked as it helps with our City's matching responsibility for federal and state funds received. More information and details will be made available soon. 

Individuals and business owners have also experienced damages as a result of this storm.  In rare cases, state or local assistance may be available for those experiencing significant damage or hardship. Individuals can contact Lisa Roberts at 563-412-9200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about these programs.

Additionally, those who may need assistance in having water-damaged debris removed from their properties are encouraged to contact either City Hall at this email address or by calling 563-425-4316.  If it is determined that this need exists, the City will schedule a pick-up service as soon as possible and will provide additional guidance as to how and when debris will be collected.  Again, please reply to this email if you are in need of assistance with debris pick-up. 

Lastly, I want to thank the City Public Works Department, City Fire Department and City Police Department for their work over the weekend.  Special thanks to Jerry Hildebrand and his department for their continuing efforts to begin the long clean-up process. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 563-379-7182 with any additional questions, issues or concerns.   

Andrew Wenthe

Mayor, City of Fayette 

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