Everyone is invited to meet and congratulate the new Fayette Police Chief, Ben Davis, on Friday, May 18th, from 6PM to 7PM at 9 S. Main Street (right next to Fayette City Hall).  National Police Week is May 13th through 19th.

The Fayette City Council promoted Fayette Officer Benjamin Davis as the next Police Chief at the May 7th regular council meeting.  Current Fayette Police Chief Richard Pisanti submitted his resignation last month after accepting a position in Florida.  Davis worked as a police officer in Strawberry Point before he came to Fayette in June of 2016.

“Chief Pisanti made great strides in bringing the department up to date and I would like to continue that trend.” Davis said.  “I feel community outreach is a very important role and being more involved in the community is a promise I made when I was hired in 2016 and I would like to continue that trend.”

Davis plans on beginning the application process immediately for a new full-time officer to fill the vacancy in the department.  “I am excited at this opportunity to serve this community at a higher expectation and look forward to working with everyone.” Davis closed.

Davis will take over as Fayette Police Chief on May 12th.   

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF FAYETTE CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT

        You are hereby notified that on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6PM in Fayette City Hall, the Fayette City Council will hold a public hearing for the conveyance, at the cost of preparation, of an easement, allowing building upon city right of way (ROW).  The City owns the ROW immediately adjacent to the Fayette County Food Shelf, Inc. parcel located at 107 E. Water Street, Lot 1, Block 5 & E30’ Lot 2, Block 5, in Fayette and the Fayette County Food Shelf, Inc. desires to erect a building upon approximately 14 feet of the ROW.  At the public hearing, if you so desire, you may appear, either in person or by agent or attorney, in support of or in opposition of this easement. 

/s/Kris McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk 4/25/2018

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Spring is here!  The water has been turned back on and the restrooms and showers are now open at Klock's Island Park/Campground (as of 4/25/18).  New electricity was installed at Klock's Island, so 110 volt, 50 amp camp sites are now available.  The restrooms are also now open at Cardinal Park/Sports Complex.

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 The Fayette City Yard Waste Site will open on Saturday, April 28th.  The Yard Waste Site will be open to Fayette citizens on Wednesdays from 2PM to 4PM and on Saturdays from 8AM to 10AM until this fall.  This is due to DNR regulations prohibiting bulk burning of yard waste by cities.  Sticks and branches should be separated from leaves and grass.

CITY OF FAYETTE

PUBLIC NOTICE

GRASS, WEEDS, VINES AND BRUSH

The City of Fayette would like to remind residents in Fayette of the Fayette City Code regarding grass, weeds, vines and brush.  Fayette City Code Chapter 52 requires owners of residential and commercial property to cut their grass, weeds, vines and brush when it exceeds approximately eight inches in height or which are obnoxious or unsightly.  For the first violation of this chapter in each calendar year on a parcel of property, the City of Fayette shall notify the property owner by certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested, or served by personal service of a sworn Law Enforcement Official that a condition that violates the terms of Chapter 52 exists and shall notify the property owner of the actions that must be performed to correct the condition within five days from the date that the notice is received.  For subsequent violations on the same parcel of property owned by the same person in the same calendar year a written notice will not be sent.  If the property owner fails to maintain the property as required under Chapter 52 after notice was given, the City of Fayette shall order the work to be done by city employees or by a contractor.  The total cost of the expense of the work done, including any administrative fees, shall be paid by the property owner.  For more information, view Fayette City Code Chapter 52 at Fayette City Hall.

City Administrator/Clerk Kris McGrane

Interested in serving on a board?  The Fayette City Council is looking for Fayette residents to volunteer and serve on a board.  The Planning and Zoning Commission, the Library Board, the Board of Adjustment and the Recreation Board are all needing members.  The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment only meet on an as-needed-basis.  For more information, contact Mayor Andrew Wenthe or City Administrator/CLerk Kris McGrane at Fayette City Hall.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF FAYETTE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

       You are hereby notified that on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7PM in Fayette City Hall, the Fayette Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to elicit input and responses relating to the requests from Jeremy Mueller, the Fayette County Food Shelf and Jeff Potratz. Mueller is requesting a variance to the minimum yard requirements in Chapter 165.05(5)A to add on to an existing building, including a lean to roof, at 204 Old HWY 150 North. The addition planned will be built right up to his side yard property line, with a drip edge hanging over his property line. The Board will decide on the exception from the minimum 6 feet plus 2 feet per story of height beyond the first story side yard requirement. The Fayette County Food Shelf is requesting a variance to the minimum yard requirements in Chapter 165.06(5)C to add on to their existing building at 107 E. Water St. The addition planned will leave approximately an 11-foot rear yard. The Board will decide on the exception from the 20 feet rear yard requirement between the commercial building and the boundary of the adjacent R-1 (Residential) District. Potratz is requesting a variance to the minimum yard requirements in Chapter 165.05(5)A to construct a garage at 509 Franklin St. The planned garage will leave approximately a 2-foot side yard and 15-foot rear yard. The Board will decide on the exception from the minimum 6 feet plus 2 feet per story of height beyond the first story side yard and the minimum 30 feet rear yard requirements.

     If you so desire, you may appear, either in person or by agent or attorney, in support of or in opposition to the special exception or variance to the ordinance.

/s/Kris McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk 2/28/2018

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