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    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]
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    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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6 days 4 hours ago

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6 days 22 hours 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!

City of Decorah

1 week 1 day ago


*** SCAM ALERT ***

We received a report this morning of a e-mailed citation for a traffic infraction that supposedly occurred in the city limits of Decorah. The Decorah Police Department does NOT issue e-mailed citations nor takes payment for citations online.

If you receive any citations via e-mail involving our city, please feel free to contact our office to verify the validity of it prior to contacting the sender or paying the fine online.

A copy of the "e-citation" (shown below) is a current format being sent. The Decorah School District IT Department has also been notified.

City of Decorah

3 weeks 1 day ago

As we near that beloved time of year, when snow falls, and shovels are polished up. The City of Decorah reminds everyone of US Postal Service guidelines for proper mailbox installation.

Mailboxes in winter? Why is this important? Due to the configuration of snow plows used by Decorah’s street department and the addition of some really cool new snow removal equipment, the protection and safety of your mail and mailbox is important to keep in mind.

The suggested guideline for lateral placement of a mailbox is forty-four to forty-seven inches (44” – 47”) above the roadway surface. Furthermore, a mailbox or any object protruding into the necessary six-inch (6”) clearance zone behind the curb or street edge is subject to unavoidable damage by the snow plows, at the unnecessary expense of the homeowner. (please see the really cool diagram provided by the USPS).

The City’s mailbox repair or replacement policy is capped at $35 to be fair and consistent. Reimbursement or repair is only made to private mailboxes when an incident occurs where a mailbox is damaged by a city vehicle, the snow plow jumps the curb (they can be ornery that way), or there was obvious operator error. Claims must be submitted to the street department within 48 hours of damage to be considered for reimbursement.

The city does not accept or acknowledge any responsibility of liability for the placement, location, or maintenance of mailboxes on city right-of-way. This is legalese for “that’s the Post Office’s job”.

Please call the Street Dept at 563.382.2157 or City Hall 563.382.3651 with any questions.

We sincerely hope you have a great winter season, free from flying mail and damaged property. (Whew! That was a long post).

City of Decorah

3 weeks 5 days ago

On this blustery day, thanks to our very own Rock Star Street Department for being ready to handle anything that comes their way.

City of Decorah

4 weeks 4 hours ago

While the City doesn't take an official position on festivities, the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Decorah Police Department, announces Halloween trick or treating will take place on Wednesday, October 31. Suggested hours for trick-or-treating are from 5–8 p.m. The DPD and DACC remind everyone to keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

While 5-8 p.m. are the encouraged hours for the night please be mindful of porch lights. Only visit homes with porch lights on at any point in the night. Alternatively, if you are not interested in greeting all the trick-or-treaters, keep your porch light off

City of Decorah

1 month 6 days ago

Decorah internet, cable tv, and telephone subscribers: Are you tired of outages and slowdowns, poor customer service, and little or no competition? You have another choice...take the Decorah Fiber Pledge! If we get enough responses it will help make the case that a community-owned fiber network will be successful! Visit to take the residential and/or business pledge!

City of Decorah

1 month 3 weeks ago

The Oneota Historic Future Alliance is announcing an open house and clearance sale. This is the organization that has reclaimed wood and materials from the old East Side School building.

The Alliance will conduct an open house and sale of wood and materials on Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th and on Saturday, October 13th from 9:00am to Noon each day.

Come and see their selection of reclaimed dimensional lumber, maple flooring, oak trim boards and other unique and odd items all reclaimed from the old East Side School building. Items will be priced to move.

2395 Hwy 9 West – Contact Deborah Bishop for more information.

City of Decorah

2 months 5 days ago


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