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207 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 427
Elkader, IA 52043
Phone: (563)245-2098
Fax: (563)245-1033
Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
including the noon hour
Mayor & City Council
Robert C. Garms, Mayor
Roger Buchholz
Rob Frieden
Daryl Koehn
Peggy Lane
Curtis Ruhser

Jennifer Cowsert
City Administrator/Clerk
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Marla Reimer, Deputy City Clerk
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Elkader CIty Hall entrance
Elkader City Hall, 207 N. Main St.

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City Notices

Swimming Lesson Registration

Classes are 45 minutes long.
Swimming lesson dates and times:
June 16-27: at 10:00 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m.
July 14-25: at 10:00 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m.
Fees: CHECK (written to the order of “City of Elkader”) MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION: $25 for swimming; $15 for parent/child class.
Return registration to the Elkader Pool or drop off at Elkader City Hall; 207 North Main - PO
Box 427- Elkader, IA 52043. Registration may also be dropped off at the school before June 2nd.
Get the Registration Form with complete information.
Visit the pool's Facebook page at Elkader Swimming Pool.

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.

• 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.

• 2013 Water Quality Report for Elkader Muni Water Dept.
• Adopt-a-Picnic Table for Founders' Park

picnic tableThe wish list for Founders' Park includes picnic tables for shelters and open areas. Picnic tables are offered for adoption at $400. This fee includes a plaque with the wording of your choice. See the Adopt-a-Picnic Table information.

• City Council Meeting Notices

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

• Whitewater Park Update

The whitewater features (Gobbler Wave, High-Flow Wave Structure Boulder Island and the Fish/Canoe passage) were built in 2013. Construction should be completed on the improved river access in the Spring of 2014.
Whitewater Park website
See the live whitewater webcam

• 2014 Recycling Schedule available

Get the 2014 Recycling Schedule

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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