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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
Robert C. Garms, Mayor
Councilmembers:
Roger Buchholz
Rob Frieden
Daryl Koehn
Peggy Lane
Curtis Ruhser

Staff
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.
(563)245-2098

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City Notices

• City seeking Full-Time Police Officer

The City of Elkader is seeking applicants for the position of full-time police officer. Must meet ILEA standards (ileatraining.org) and possess two-year degree or equivalent training and experience. Forward resumé and completed application to City Clerk, P.O. Box 427, Elkader, IA 52043. Applications accepted through Wednesday, December 17, 2014. EOE
Get employment application form.

• Snow Removal and Winter Weather Reminders
• 2014 Water Quality Report for Elkader Muni Water Dept.
• City Council Meetings

Normally the council 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.

• 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.

• 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

• 2014 Recycling Schedule available
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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