City Council Video Library Available Online

The City of Decorah has established an online audiovisual library for it's council meetings.  Current and archived videos can be accessed on the City's You Tube channel. 

Decorah 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.   Continue reading

Leaf Removal Program Returns

Leaf Removal Program...

The City of Decorah will be offering leaf pickup service from October 1, 2017 to November 15, 2017

  • 24/7 drop off at the Street Department located at 108 Railroad Avenue
  • Extended hours at City Compost Site (see below)
  • Scheduled leaf pickup along street curbs

Extended Hours At Compost Site Beginning October 1, 2017...

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - Noon
Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Boulevard Trees

It is the responsibility of all adjoining property owners to keep boulevard trees trimmed 8′ above sidewalks and 14′ above streets.

Solidarity with Muslims Statement

FRIENDSHIP NOT FEAR
STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH MUSLIMS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
AND THE NATION

Co-sponsors:
Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center
National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

Endorsed by: Decorah Human Rights Commission, Northeast Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ryumonji Zen Monastery, Good Shepherd Congregation Council, First United Methodist Church, Grace Episcopal Church

Endorsed by Decorah City Council majority 3-6-17

Throughout its history, the City of Decorah has been built on the strength of its ethnic, racial and religious acceptance.

Many Muslim students attend Luther College and contribute to the cultural diversity of Decorah; and Postville is home to a thriving Somali Muslim community, many of whom visit Decorah on a regular basis.

Inflammatory comments by public figures have increased, including calls to shut down mosques, to ban Muslims from entering the United States and to institute a Muslim Registry.

Incidents of violence and hatred against Muslims have also increased, with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) documenting more than 300 incidents that targeted immigrants or Muslims in the first 10 days after the recent election.

We declare that fear will not divide us. We recognize the threats posed by fear of Islam to our American values of religious freedom and cultural diversity are threats against our very way of life in Decorah and the United States; and we as a community stand firmly with our Muslim neighbors against Islamophobia in all its manifestations.

SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center, February 15, 2017. The Year in Hate and Extremism. https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/02/15/hate-groups-increase-second-consecutive-year-trump-electrifies-radical-right

USA Today, June 29, 2016. 2016 already marred by nearly daily terror attacks. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/29/major-terrorist-attacks-year/86492692/

The Bridge Initiative, A Georgetown University Research Project, May 2, 2016. When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections. http://bridge.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/When-Islamophobia-Turns-Violent.pdf

Global Research, January 28, 2017, Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks in America. http://www.globalresearch.ca/non-muslims-carried-out-more-than-90-of-all-terrorist-attacks-in-america/5333619

Pet Owners

It is the responsibility of all persons who walk a dog or cat on public and/or private property to provide for the disposal of the solid waste material excreted by said dog by immediate removal of the waste except when the dog or cat is on the owner or keeper’s property and except for dogs properly trained and certified to assist persons with disabilities while such dogs are acting in such capacity.

Special Note for Businesses in the C-3 Zoning District Downtown

The downtown district does have a building design overlay guideline for improvements and remodeling to building exteriors. Please click here for more information and click here for the application. Improvements are subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Commission.