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- The following is a DRAFT of the Sustainability Plan for the City of Decorah. The plan is organized by eight interconnected themes that combined will create a more resilient, prosperous and welcoming community for everyone. There is no priority level to any one action, but rather a suggested timeline. The plan is a living document … [READ MORE]
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- The City of Decorah’s Comprehensive Plan is intended to assist local officials and community members as they make decisions regarding growth, management, and preservation of the community and surrounding areas. Decorah’s plan was developed under the guidance of Iowa Smart Planning Legislation in 2012 and amended in 2019 to reflect changes in the community since … [READ MORE]
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Ever wondered what a "multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan" is? Now is your chance to see one, live and in person.
The final open house for the 2020 Winneshiek County Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held at the Decorah Library on Wed. Feb. 19th from 3:30 – 5 pm. This will be one of the final opportunities to comment on this multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan.
The Decorah City Council will consider a resolution to adopt the final plan on Monday, March 2.
There is an ongoing public comment period through Feb. 22nd. The plan may also be reviewed and commented on at the following UERPC website: uerpc.org/comprehensive-planning-comments.html
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Useful fact #728
Did you know that building address numbers are required on all buildings and residences in the City of Decorah?
Having such numbers properly displayed helps our dedicated public safety officers locate the correct property when responding to calls for service, whether emergency or not.
It can also help the public find you easier.
City Code 12.16.030 - Numbers installed by owner.
It is the duty of the owner of any house or building to see that said structure is properly numbered as provided in this chapter, with numbers not less than three inches in height, with said numbers to be placed in some conspicuous place where the same can be seen from the street.
Iowa Senate File 634, signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 23, 2019 requires Cities and Counties to provide notice for and hold a second additional public hearing on the City’s annual budget. The new legislation requires cities to hold this second public hearing and adopt a resolution establishing the total maximum property tax dollars that may be certified for levy for general city services and the total maximum property tax dollars that may be certified.
The Decorah City Council held this public hearing on Monday, Feb 3, 2020 at 5:45pm.
The Council heard a presentation on the Maximum Levy Rate, there were no public comments. The City Council approved the Resolution unanimously.
A link to the max rate notice may be found here.
The City Council also set the public hearing on the final and actual FY21 budget for Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:45pm.
Iowa Senate File 634, signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 23, 2019 requires Cities and Counties to provide notice for and hold a second additional public hearing on the City’s annual budget. The new legislation requires cities to hold this second public hearing and adopt a resolution establishing the total maximum property tax dollars that may be certified for levy for general city services and the total maximum property tax dollars that may be certified. To clarify, the public hearing is on the max rate, as required by law, not the actual rate. Another public hearing will also be necessary on the final actual rate as proposed by city council.
A link to the max rate notice may be found here.
City of Decorah – Council Ward 2 listen session
with Ward 2 Councilperson Emily Neal
Decorah’s Ward 2 Councilperson Emily Neal is announcing a listening session on Sunday, January 19th at 6:30 pm at Decorah’s City Hall Council Chambers.
During the Ward 2 listening session, council member Emily Neal will welcome questions and comments regarding city affairs, policies. and priorities. Residents interested in either the 2020/21 budget planning process, the drafted City of Decorah Sustainability Plan, or other city matters are encouraged to attend.
“Perhaps one of the most important tasks of the City Council is planning and implementing the city budget, I feel it is very important for my constituents to understand how the budget is put together and equally important for me to hear about their priorities for our community.” said Emily Neal.
In addition to the City Budget, the City has been engaged in the process of approving the updated Sustainability Plan. Over the course of 2019, the Sustainability Committee utilized a robust public input process to develop the vision statements and related actions in the 2020 Decorah Sustainability Plan.
“I’m looking forward to re-connecting with people in Ward 2. Sunday is an opportunity to engage in open dialog about our community, share ideas and for folks to learn more about city government, finance and infrastructure. I welcome anyone to the meeting and welcome any and all questions that folks may have” said Neal.
Another great Locust Road planning meeting tonight. Plans are coming along and input is greatly appreciated. Check out this concept video.
In the spring of 2020, the US Census Bureau will launch the largest 2020 Census field operation, known as Nonresponse Follow-up, Census Takers will knock on doors to follow up with households who have not responded to the census questionnaire.
The US Census Bureau needs workers to complete these tasks.The Census Bureau is in the process of opening 248 offices to support the 2020 Census.
An accurate census count is important for Cities and Counties as some revenue and funding is based on per capita calculations from State and Federal sources.
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The City of Decorah's Street Dept has set up a site to collect old Christmas Trees. Please take them the Street Shop on Railroad Ave until January 31, 2020. Trees may also be taken to the City's yard waste and compost site on Trout Run Road daily dawn to dusk. Better yet, call a Boy Scout and they will pick them up for you.
The DRAFT of the Sustainability Plan for the City of Decorah is now available to review and comment online. The plan is organized by eight interconnected themes that combined will create a more resilient, prosperous and welcoming community for everyone. There is no priority level to any one action, but rather a suggested timeline. The plan is a living document and will be implemented as it fits into the general operations of the City and as new opportunities arise. Please direct all questions and feedback to Emily Neal, chair of the Sustainability Committee, email@example.com. You may also send feedback and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.382.3651.
access the draft plan here.
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