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Office
207 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 427
Elkader, IA 52043
Phone: (563)245-2098
Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
including the noon hour
Mayor & City Council
Josh Pope, Mayor
Councilmembers:
Roger Buchholz
Daryl Koehn
Peggy Lane
Kevin Lau
Curtis Ruhser

Staff
Jennifer Cowsert
City Administrator/Clerk
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Marla Reimer, Deputy City Clerk
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Non-Discrimination Statement
The City of Elkader is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read the full non-discrimination statement.
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Elkader CIty Hall entrance
Elkader City Hall, 207 N. Main St.
(563)245-2098

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City Notices

• Job Opening for Administrative Assistant/
       Deputy City Clerk

If you enjoy helping people and working in a busy environment with diverse responsibilities, then we have a position for you! The City of Elkader is seeking to hire a full-time Administrative Assistant/Deputy City Clerk. This position works under the general direction of the City Administrator/Clerk to serve the residents of Elkader by performing a variety of administrative, financial, office and clerical tasks including: utility billing; payroll; accounts payable and receivable; and providing administrative support for the Mayor, City Administrator/Clerk and other City employees as needed. The successful candidate: will have a minimum of six months experience in an office environment including billing and basic financial activities (a year of experience is preferred); will have knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance as related to utility billing, payroll, accounts payable and receivable; will have computer experience (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and using online reporting systems); will work well with the public, work independently as well as with a team, and will have good decision-making skills and excellent communication skills. The City of Elkader is an equal opportunity employer and provides a generous benefits package. The hourly rate of pay range is $13.50-$14.50, commensurate with experience. An application, and a full job description, can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Cowsert at City Hall at 207 N. Main Street; through the links below; by calling (563) 245-2098; or by emailing elkaderadmin@alpinecom.net. Application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2016. Position will be open until filled. A background check and pre-employment physical and drug test are required.
Administrative Assistant/Deputy City Clerk Job Description
Administrative Assistant/Deputy City Clerk Application (PDF fillable online)
Administrative Assistant/Deputy City Clerk Application (PDF)

• Youth League and Youth League Town Team Registration

Registration deadline March 3rd. Late registration deadline April 7th.
Youth League Registration
Youth League Town Team Registration

• City Council Meetings

The council normally meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays in the City Council Chambers. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m.

• Recycling Schedule
• Curbside Glass Recycling Discontinued

Due to the lack of demand for glass in recovered materials markets, Hawkeye Recycling will no longer accept glass with curbside recycling. This is effective immediately and until further notice.

• 2015 Water Quality Report for Elkader Muni Water Dept.
• City Council Meetings

The council normally meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays in the City Council Chambers. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m.

Drive-Up Drop Box for Utility Bill Customers

See a map of the new drive-up drop-box location
The City of Elkader is announcing a new convenience for utility bill customers – a drive-up drop box. Located in the alley behind the City Hall/Opera House, on the northwest corner of the city parking lot, customers can drop off their bill payment in a secure box without having to leave their cars. The current drop box is located to the right of the City Hall door but some customers have problems navigating the steep curb to get to the sidewalk. The new box will provide greater flexibility for customers. As always, direct withdrawal from your bank account is also available. Read information about the autopay procedure and get a direct payment preauthorization agreement form using the links below.
Autopay Procedure Letter
Preauthorization Agreement Form for Direct Payments (ACH Debits)
For more information, please contact Marla at City Hall, 245-2098.

• 2014 Water Quality Report for Elkader Muni Water Dept.
• Whitewater Park Update

The whitewater features (Gobbler Wave, High-Flow Wave Structure Boulder Island and the Fish/Canoe passage) were built in 2013. Improved river access on the west bank of the Turkey River was completed in 2014.
Whitewater Park website
See the live whitewater webcam

Trick-or-Treat in Elkader - Oct. 31st

5-7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat day and hours will remain constant for future years.

Downtown Historic District Application Approved

The City's application for a National Register Historic District was approved by the National Park Service on March 13, 2012.

Digital copies of the site inventory forms and the nomination documents are available below.

• Downtown Historic District Nomination Documents

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Elkader Downtown Historic District Documentation Form - 9 MB PDF
Elkader Downtown Historic District Nomination Form - 7.2 MB PDF

Downtown Historic District Site Inventory Forms

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