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  • Decorah Fiber – FAQ’s

    Will service be available outside of the Decorah city limits? While the current plan is to build a fiber network within the city itself, we understand that the community of Decorah does not stop at the city limit boundaries. We are hoping to work with possible partners to improve connectivity outside of the city and … [READ MORE]
  • Decorah Fiber – News Release

    NEWS RELEASE Decorah Fiber Pledge Campaign to Measure Interest in Building a Community Fiber Network  Decorah, IA (August 8, 2018) – The City of Decorah and the Decorah Telecommunications Utility Commission are asking citizens to express their support for a community-owned fiber optic network by signing the Decorah Fiber Pledge. The Decorah Fiber Pledge, launched … [READ MORE]
  • Iowa Flood Center Presentation – UPDATED 09-11-2018

    July 18, 2018 In the review and consideration of the Menards application for rezoning and site plan development, the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the decision of the City Council must be supported by “facts” and “evidence”, not presumptions.  The Commission will make an official record of its evaluation of the rezoning … [READ MORE]


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4 weeks 1 day ago

One minute video. The City of Decorah Waste Water Treatment Plant's Employee of the Month! Little Rotifer. Congrats Roti.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

The Decorah Street Dept wanted to get in their own one-minute video to show what they have been up to lately. Thanks guys!

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Way to go Winneshiek County! Best place to retire in Iowa. As long as we can still visit the south on days like today.

City of Decorah

1 month 3 weeks ago

Is the Main Street program right for Decorah? Thanks to the many locals engaged in the conversation today. Thoughts on the program and more conversation? Let us hear from you. See more here and watch the videos.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

One minute video. One minute each week exploring some event, activity, person, or facility in our community. What would we learn about Decorah at the end of the year with 52 minutes of something new? Thanks to the guys at Decorah’s waste water treatment plant for keeping things operating smoothly.

City of Decorah

3 months 2 weeks ago

Feeling Bored? Why not serve on a Board?

Decorah City Council announces openings on appointed
advisory boards and commissions

Decorah, IA (December 7, 2018) – Mayor Lorraine Borowski announced today that there are several openings on some of the city’s advisory boards and commissions. The Mayor noted she is focused on comply with state law that seeks a diverse balance to the membership of boards and commissions and she is making this call for applications in hopes of sparking interest in serving the city by serving on a board or commission. The Iowa law states that no more than a simple majority of appointed members shall be of one gender. If after 90 days of making
a “good faith effort” to achieve gender balance a city is unable to make an appointment; the opening may be filled regardless of balance.

In general, all board or commission members are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Selection criteria varies depending upon the purpose, mission and requirements of each body. The following characteristics, however, are common to all
board or commission members:
• An interest in the board's / commission's area of concern
• The ability to work with other people in a tactful and cooperative manner
• The time to carry out the board's/commission's duties / responsibilities
• A community point of view

Interested citizens may complete and submit an application for any of the boards/commissions at any time.

A handbook detailing the duties of each board and commission is available on the city’s website.

Currently, there are openings on the city’s planning & zoning commission, zoning board of adjustment, airport commission, low rent housing agency, tree board, and the Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) boards. All the boards have varied qualifications for appointment.

The application for all appointed city boards and commissions is on the city website.

City of Decorah

3 months 2 weeks ago

A friendly reminder about snow accumulations and removals on Sidewalks/Streets

Sidewalks - Chapter 12.28.130 of the Decorah City Code requires abutting property owners to clear sidewalks of snow/ice accumulations within a reasonable time.

Failure to do so may result in the City having the sidewalk cleared with or without notice. The costs including a $50.00 administrative fee will be charged to the property owner. Failure to pay will result in the charges being assessed against the property as taxes.

Streets – Snow Emergency Parking Procedure – During a snow emergency the city requires all vehicles to park on the EVEN numbered side of the street until snow is cleared from the opposite side. Then move to the ODD numbered side. When both sides have been plowed normal parking resumes.

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4 months 1 week ago

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4 months 1 week ago

We hope you can join us for the Decorah Fiber public meeting tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:30am. If you can’t, you can tune in via Facebook Live right here!

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