The Fayette Fire Department and Upper Iowa University are teaming up to test the storm sirens in town and UIU will be testing their RAVE alert system for students and staff this Tuesday, April 12th. They are planning for the test to occur in the morning. This is a great time to think of your closest place to take shelter and to educate your family.

Fayette Utility Customers:

The City of Fayette will be switching our current online payment system to PACE Payment Systems (PACE). This will impact customers using the online payment portal (credit card, debit card or bank transactions) and the monthly automatic bank withdrawal or autopay to pay their utility bills.

On April 20, 2022, the new system, PACE, will go live. Once PACE goes live, you may access it by clicking “Pay Online” on our website, www.fayetteiowa.com. You will then automatically be redirected to PACE.

You will need a username and password to enter the new PACE portal.

Username:  The first four letters of the last name on the account (not case sensitive) and the four-digit water/utility account number. [See example below].

Password:   The same as your current password. [Contact city hall if you do not have a password and would like to sign-up.]

The new fees for online payments (credit cards and debit cards) will be the following:     

                        Transactions up to $50.00 – $1.30 per transaction

                        Transactions over $50.00 – 2.6% of payment amount per transaction

PACE will require autopay customers (automatic monthly bank withdrawals) to pay the following fees:

                        Transactions up to $500.00 – $0.99 per transaction

                        Transactions over $500.00 – 1% per payment amount per transaction

All current autopay customers will need to reapply for monthly autopay withdrawals by completing the “City of Fayette Authorization Agreement for Monthly Auto Payments” form and return it to city hall.

If you are currently not an autopay customer but would like to apply, please complete the “City of Fayette Authorization Agreement for Monthly Auto Payments” form and return it to city hall. Customers that apply for autopay will continue to receive a utility bill, so you are aware of how much will be deducted from your bank account.

Starting in May 2022, the autopay bank withdrawals will take place on or near the 8th of each month. Customers who have completed the "Auto Payments" form and return it to city hall by April 29, 2022, will have their first autopay bank withdrawal take place on or near May 8, 2022.

Please contact city hall at 563-425-4316 with questions or concerns.

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Why is the City of Fayette switching to PACE Payment Systems (PACE)?

- Our current utility billing software no longer supports the old online payment and autopay system, so we must switch to a company our software supports.

 

Why is there now a fee for autopay users?

- Our previous autopay system did not have a fee for autopay customers but the new autopay system charges a $0.99 fee for autopay bank transactions up to $500.00. This fee goes to the PACE Payment Systems (PACE) company and not to the City of Fayette. Autopay transactions over $500.00 will be charged a fee of 1% of the payment amount.

 

I do not want to use autopay once the new fees start. How do I stop the autopay service?

- You do not need to do anything. We are automatically deleting all of the current autopay customers on April 19, 2022. You will still continue to receive your utility bill by email or by mail, however you are currently signed up. Still plan on your auto-payment to come out on April 11, 2022, (with no fees), but that will be your last auto-payment.

 

I want to continue to have autopay once the new fees start. What do I need to do?

- You will need to fill out a new “City of Fayette Authorization Agreement for Monthly Auto Payments” form and return it to Fayette City Hall. If you return the completed form by April 29, 2022, then you will automatically be re-enrolled with autopay and your withdrawal will take place on the 8th of each month, starting with May 8, 2022.

 

I am currently not signed up for autopay. How do I sign up as a new customer?

- You will need to fill out a “City of Fayette Authorization Agreement for Monthly Auto Payments” form and return it to Fayette City Hall. If you return the completed form by April 29, 2022, then you will automatically be re-enrolled with autopay and your withdrawal will take place on the 8th of each month, starting with May 8, 2022.

 

I pay my bill by credit card online. What changes do I need to know about?

- The fees have changed to the following: Transactions up to $50.00 are $1.30 per transaction and transactions over $50.00 are 2.6% of the payment amount per transaction. You will also have a new Username to log in. It will be the first four letters of the last name on the account (not case sensitive) and the four-digit water/utility account number. [See example above in the notice]. The password will be the same as your password you have always used.

 

I am currently not signed up to make payments online. How do I sign up to do that?

- You will need to fill out an application, “Fayette Utility Application", and make sure you write in a password where it indicates on the application. Return the completed application to Fayette City Hall. It may take a few days to get you into the system.

The Fayette City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2023 estimated budget.

To review the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2023 Report that explains what the budget includes, click here.

To review the detailed proposed budget for FY 2023, click here.

Hard copies of the detailed proposed Budget and the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2023 Report are available at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street) and Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street).

Below is the Public Hearing notice on the proposed budget, scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2022, at 6PM in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street), please use the back door.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE – CITY OF FAYETTE

                The City of Fayette purposes to close and vacate and then sell the following described real estate, to-wit:

I.

(Former Jeffrey J. Miller property)

The South Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and all that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North of the River of Section 27; the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, and all that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying North of the Volga River in Section 28 (except that part thereof condemned by the City of Fayette in Book 166 Page 354); all in Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the Fifth P.M., Fayette County, Iowa;

EXCEPT

Parcel “S” of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, Fayette County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows:

Commence at a found iron rod at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 28;

Thence South 00 degrees 39 minutes 55 seconds West, 1437.61 feet along the West line of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 28, to a found iron rod at the point of beginning;

Thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 49 seconds East, 419.87 feet, to a found iron rod;

Thence North 00 degrees 40 minutes 54 seconds East, 166.93 feet, to a found iron rod;

Thence South 60 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, 47.31 feet, to a set iron rod;

Thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, 232.57 feet, to a set iron rod at a point of intersection with a line 15.00 feet easterly of (as measured at right angles) and parallel to the Westerly line of a 50-foot easement to Standard Oil Company, dated May 21, 1946;

Thence South 12 degrees 53 minutes 41 seconds East, 494.67 feet along said parallel line, to a set nail at a point of intersection with the centerline of Big Rock Road (66-foot right-of-way);

Thence South 83 degrees 03 minutes 43 seconds West, 476.03 feet along said centerline, to a set nail at a point of curvature with a circular curve concave Northeasterly, having a radius of 454.13 feet, a central angle of 45 degrees 18 minutes 23 seconds, and whose chord bears North 74 degrees 17 minutes 06 seconds West, 349.82 feet;

Thence Westerly along said centerline and the arc of said curve, 359.10 feet, to a set nail at a point of intersection with the aforesaid West line of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 28;

Thence North 00 degrees 39 minutes 55 seconds East, 297.58 feet along said West line, to the point of beginning; containing 7.514 acres, more or less, and subject to easements, reservations, restrictions, and rights-of way of record and not of record;

AND EXCEPT

A parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., described as all land lying North of the Volga River and South of the 146th Street Road, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., Fayette County, Iowa;

AND EXCEPT

A parcel located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., described as all land North of the Volga River in the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., Fayette County, Iowa;

AND EXCEPT

A parcel located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., described as all that land lying North of the Volga River and South of the 146th Street Road (commonly known as Big Rock Country Club Road), located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., Fayette County, Iowa.

II.

(Former Gerald V. Lamphere and Grace M. Lamphere property)

“Parcel X in Lot 3, Block 7, River Addition to the City of Fayette, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., City of Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa, and more particularly described as follows:

Parcel X in Lot 3, Block 7, River Addition to the City of Fayette, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 93 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M., City of Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Quarter-Quarter Section; thence South 00 degrees, 38 minutes, 05 seconds West 707.32 feet along a North-South Quarter-Quarter Section line of said Section and an Easterly Corporation Line of said City of Fayette to the Northeast corner of Parcel Y in said Quarter-Quarter Section; thence North 77 degrees, 22 minutes 22 seconds West 361.75 feet; thence North 64 degrees, 41 minutes, 42 seconds West 228.99 feet, both along said Parcel Y; thence North 26 degrees, 19 minutes, 25 seconds East 118.18 feet; thence North 36 degrees, 36 minutes, 17 seconds East 290.40 feet; thence North 66 degrees, 28 minutes, 26 seconds East 46.10 feet; thence North 16 degrees, 39 minutes, 47 seconds East 45.04 feet; thence North 11 degrees 22 minutes, 17 seconds West 160.00 feet to the North Section line of said Section and the Northerly Corporation line of said City of Fayette; thence South 85 degrees, 08 minutes, 00 seconds East (record bearing) 320.00 feet along said Section line and Corporation line to the point of beginning, containing 6.346 acres, subject to easements of record.

The property is known locally as the “back 9 (nine)” of the Big Rock Country Club Golf Course.

                The city of Fayette will hold a public hearing on the proposal to sell that portion of the above described property. Final approval of the sale will be via resolution following the public hearing.

                The terms of the proposal are as follows:

  1. The purchaser shall pay $1.00 and other valuable consideration pursuant to a written offer to buy which is available for inspection at Fayette city hall, all city attorney expenses, and other city costs related to the sale of this property.
  2. The purchaser shall take said property subject to all future taxes and special assessments. The Purchasers shall pay for all attorney fees, closing costs and recording fees for the transfer of this property. The City will not provide an abstract for this property.
  3. The City will reserve any necessary easements for utility purposes.

The public is invited to attend and comment on the proposal at a hearing on the 7th day of February, 2022, at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library, 104 W. State Street, Fayette, Iowa.

ATTEST: Kris McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk

Online Publication Date: January 28, 2022.

Newspaper Publication Date: February 2, 2022.

Per Senate File 634, Code of Iowa Section 384.15A, the maximum levy rate public hearing notice is posted below and will be published in the Union Echo Leader on 1/26/2022. At the hearing, taxpayers and residents may present to the Council their objections to, or arguments in favor of, the tax asking per Code of Iowa Section 384.15A 5(a).

This is the first public hearing for the proposed property tax levy. The council may not increase the city tax rate* from the proposed city tax rate prior to adopting the final budget, so this is an extremely high estimate. There will be another public hearing for the taxpayers and residents to present their objections to, or arguments in favor of, in February or March that will have the actual proposed city tax rate prior to the adoption of the fiscal year 2023 budget.

 

NOTICE FOR GRANT ADMINISTRATION

The city of Fayette (city) is requesting proposals for grant administration services to assist with a project funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

The city has received funds to complete owner occupied housing rehabilitation.

The selected contractor will work with the city to ensure compliance with CDBG program requirements. Activities will include but are not limited to project reporting, preparation of disbursement requests, and other activities required under the state of Iowa’s CDBG program.  A full description of the work specifications are available at City Hall at 11 S. Main Street, Fayette, Iowa.

Proposals to the city should include the minimum information:

  • Experience with IEDA’s CDBG program
  • Description of past grant administrative services provided
  • Description of organizational capacity to complete all necessary grant administration activities
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years
  • Cost of services

Proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 16, 2020, at 4PM. Proposals should be submitted to Fayette City Hall, P.O. Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Questions regarding this request for proposals should be directed to City Administrator/Clerk Kris McGrane at 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 3 clause

A. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3). The purpose of section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

B. The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations.

C. The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers' representative of the contractor's commitments under this section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin.

D. The contractor agrees to include this section 3 clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135.

E. The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor's obligations under 24 CFR part 135.

F. Noncompliance with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts.

G. With respect to work performed in connection with section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of section 3 and section 7(b) agree to comply with section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).

NOTICE FOR TECHNICAL SERVICES FOR HOUSING PROJECTS

The city of Fayette (city) is requesting proposals for technical services to assist with a housing rehabilitation program receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

The City/County has received funds to develop and implement an owner occupied housing rehabilitation program for low to moderate homeowners. 

The selected contractor will work with the city to ensure compliance with CDBG program requirements. Activities will include but are not limited to application intake and processing, property inspections and write ups, and lead hazard reduction work.  A full description of the work specifications are available at City Hall at Fayette City Hall, 11 S. Main Street, Fayette, Iowa.

Proposals to the city should include the minimum information:

  • Experience with IEDA’s housing rehabilitation CDBG program
  • Description of past technical services provided
  • Description of organizational capacity to complete all necessary technical service activities
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years
  • Copy of Lead Assessor/Risk Inspector certification form for each inspector to work on the project
  • Cost of services

Proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 16, 2020, at 4PM. Proposals should be submitted to Fayette City Hall, P.O. Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Questions regarding this request for proposals should be directed to City Administrator/Clerk Kris McGrane, 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Section 3 clause

All section 3 covered contracts shall include the following clause (referred to as the section 3 clause):

A. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3). The purpose of section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

B. The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations.

C. The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers' representative of the contractor's commitments under this section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin.

D. The contractor agrees to include this section 3 clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135.

E. The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor's obligations under 24 CFR part 135.

F. Noncompliance with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts.

G. With respect to work performed in connection with section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of section 3 and section 7(b) agree to comply with section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).

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