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  • Background Conditions Regarding City Water and Sewer Rate Increases

    For several years during annual city budget work sessions the budget & finance committee and the utility committee have been discussing the financial condition of the water and sewer utility funds.  The situation is complex and this paper will attempt to explain three key issues impacting the utilities; insufficient utility revenues, lower water consumption history, … [READ MORE]
  • Compost Site To Open April 1st

    The City of Decorah's Compost Site will be opening April 1st. [READ MORE]
  • Municipal Utility Feasibility Studies

    Several feasibility studies have been conducted regarding a proposed Decorah Electric Municipal Utility. Over the past several weeks, culminating in a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018, the city council asked residents of the community to submit their questions regarding the municipalization of the electric utility process. The questions were gathered and submitted … [READ MORE]
  • Telecommunications Feasibility Study

    On September 18, 2017, the Decorah Telecommunications Utility Board presented to the city council a summary of the feasibility study conducted by Uptown Services, LLC.  The feasibility study itself provided information on four core areas: Market Analysis, Technology Strategy, Design, and Capital Budget; Incumbent and Proposed FTTP Offerings; and Pro Forma Financial Analysis.   [READ MORE]

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City of Decorah

1 week 13 hours ago

Background Conditions Regarding City Water and Sewer Rate Increases

For several years during annual city budget work sessions the Council's budget & finance committee and the utility committee have been discussing the financial condition of the water and sewer utility funds. The situation is complex so the city council directed that a background paper be written to explain three key issues impacting the utilities; insufficient utility revenues, lower water consumption history, and initiatives aimed at cost containment.

A link to the paper on the city of Decorah website is here.

http://www.decorahia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Water-Sewer-Increases-Background.pdf

City of Decorah

2 weeks 4 days ago

Here’s an opportunity. Contact Boy Scout Troop 66 if you’re interested!

City of Decorah

2 weeks 5 days ago

Please continue to stay aware of weather and rainfall this evening and into tomorrow.

PLEASE SHARE

The NWS has issued a Flood Watch for Winneshiek County until 12:00 (noon) tomorrow. We could experience 2" or more of rain beginning now through tomorrow morning.

PLEASE be ready for localized flooding in low lying areas within the county.

And "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

Be safe.

EM

City of Decorah

2 weeks 6 days ago

With something like 5,221 registered voters and 2,764 ballots, 52.9% voter turnout. Wow, thank you Decorah for participating in an exciting process.

City of Decorah

4 weeks 19 hours ago

Tonight:
Join Ward 5 councilperson Johanna Bergan for the last public forum before the May 1 Municipal Electric Utility Referendum

Council members have scheduled a series of informational meetings to interact with the public on issues surrounding the May 1 referendum regarding establishment of a municipal electric utility.

The last forum is set for Ward 5:
Tuesday, April 24 Ward 5 Johanna Bergan
5:00pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
701 Iowa Avenue

The forum format will include an overview of the election and discussion of key aspects of each possible election result followed by comments from Ms. Bergan and other elected officials. The forums will conclude with a question and answer period.

For further information please contact Decorah City Hall at 563-382-3651 or email city manager Chad Bird at citymanager@decorahia.org

City of Decorah

1 month 4 days ago

Folks, when was the last time anyone can remember snow on April 18? Go...

and please know that the city's street crews are out and doing the best they can. Lots of snow, be safe and don't travel.

City of Decorah

1 month 2 weeks ago

Decorah City Council Members Announce Public Forums related to May 1 Municipal Electric Utility Referendum

Council members have scheduled a series of informational meetings to interact with the public on issues surrounding the May 1 referendum regarding establishment of a municipal electric utility.

Forums are set for the following council wards:

Friday, April 6 Ward 4 Steve Luse
6:00pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
701 Iowa Avenue

Saturday, April 14 Ward 3 Andy Carlson
9:00am
Decorah City Hall Council Chambers

Saturday, April 14 Ward 2 Dan Bellrichard
10:30am
Decorah City Hall Council Chambers

Tuesday, April 24 Ward 5 Johanna Bergan
6:00pm
Vennehjem Assisted Living / community room
1100 Nordic Drive

The forum format will include an overview of the election and discussion of key aspects of each possible election result followed by comments from the elected officials. The forums will conclude with a question and answer period.

For further information please contact Decorah City Hall at 563-382-3651 or email city manager Chad Bird at citymanager@decorahia.org

City of Decorah

1 month 2 weeks ago

Please join us in congratulating Kathy for her work. Kathy and the RSVP program positively impact our community.

City of Decorah

1 month 3 weeks ago

The City of Decorah's Compost Site will be opening April 1, 2018. Extended hours during April are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Spring compost giveaway days are scheduled for May 11th and May 12th.

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