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 http://www.wm.com/index.jsp. 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:
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.
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.
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.
Mayor, City of Fayette