The city has hired Heartland Asphalt, Inc. to repair and place an asphalt overlay on S. Main Street from Clark Street to Jay Street. Heartland Asphalt, Inc. will be closing S. Main Street between Clark Street and Jay Street while they work on the street. They are tentatively scheduled to close the road down for one day next week (or the week of June 21st) and one day the following week (or the week of June 28th). Please understand that weather and other obstacles may come up to delay the project, however, the city wants everyone aware and prepared for the short-term closing of S. Main Street for this project.

Check out the Story Walk in Downtown Fayette! Start at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street) and look at the downtown business windows to find numbered pages of the book "How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? The Story of Food" by Chris Butterworth. Complete the story while you are out getting great exercise and maybe even stopping in some of the great Fayette businesses! {Hint: City Hall is #7 along the Story Walk}

City elections are Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The city of Fayette will vote for Mayor and five City Council Members. The Mayor and City Council Members each serve for 2 years and will be up for re-election in the year 2023. A candidate must be an eligible elector in the city at the time of filing nomination papers and at the time of the election. An eligible elector must be: 1) A citizen of the United States, 2) A resident of Iowa, and 3) At least 18 years old. An eligible elector may not: 1) Be a convicted felon, 2) Be currently judged incompetent to vote by a court, and 3) Claim the right to vote in any other place.

Nomination papers are available at Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street), the Fayette County Auditor's office (Fayette County Courthouse, 114 N. Vine Street, West Union, Iowa), on the Secretary of State's website: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/CityElections.html or click the links below.

Nomination papers must be filed with the Fayette County Auditor at the Fayette County Courthouse (114 N. Vine Street, West Union, Iowa) during the filing period (Monday, August 23, 2021 through Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.). They cannot be filed before or after the filing period. There are no filing fees in Iowa.

For more information, please click here for the 2021 Candidates Guide to the Regular City Election.

2021 Affidavit of Candidacy

2021 Nomination Petition for Non-Partisan Office

2021 Candidates Guide to the Regular City Election

The Fayette Recreation Board and Big Rock Country Club invite your child to join our 2021 Summer Youth Golf Program. The program will run from June 6th through August 1st on Sundays at 1PM. Participants are not required to attend every Sunday. The program is free and open to kids ages 10-16. During these 9 weeks, participants will be paired with an adult member from Big Rock Country Club to work on course etiquette, rules, score-keeping, and developing an overall feel for the game of golf. Participants will also spend time on the driving range and practice green working on their swing before transitioning out onto the course. The program will end with a 9-hole tournament held during the last week. Registration is required.

Big Rock Country Club can supply golf clubs if needed. All other equipment, including golf balls, must be supplied by participant.

Participants must register before 5/21/2021. If you have questions, please contact Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pictured left to right are Council Member Amy Tucker, Council Member Nate Post, Council Member Linda Tenney, Council Member Nancy Wulfekuhle, Mayor Andrew Wenthe and Patty Reisinger from Bird Friendly Iowa. City recognized April 19, 2021

Fayette, Iowa (April 19, 2021) — Bird Friendly Iowa announced Fayette has been designated as a Bird Friendly Community at the April 19, 2021 Fayette City Council meeting. Fayette is the first community in Fayette County to be designated and seventh community in the state.

Fayette is being officially recognized for its commitment to managing public park lands with an ecological focus, protecting stream corridors, and providing direct support to residents who implement water quality practices such as planting native grasses and trees or installing rain gardens.  Fayette is committed to preserving and expanding habitat and encourages citizens to engage in birding, bird conservation and related outdoor recreation activities.

“Birds are an extremely important means of connecting communities and citizens with our environment,” said Patty Reisinger on behalf of Bird Friendly Iowa. “Educating individuals and community leaders about how birds serve as indicators of healthy soil, water, air, native vegetation, and other natural resources can help reverse the dramatic decline of populations of birds, Monarch butterflies, and other forms of critical biodiversity, locally or even at statewide and higher levels.”

The City of Fayette and Upper Iowa University student, Jake Dale pursued the Bird Friendly Iowa recognition on behalf of Fayette.  The project was part of Jake’s Capstone program.   The Bird Friendly Iowa program focuses on habitat protection, improvement and creation; public engagement and reducing threats to birds.

“It is exciting that Fayette is one of the first cities in Iowa to receive the Bird Friendly Iowa designation,” said City of Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe. “I want to thank Jake Dale, his professor Dr. Paul Skrade, and all those who support this important environmental initiative.”

The Fayette Community Library is also encouraging everyone to step out and experience the wonderful world of birds. The library has three pairs of binoculars and additional material on birds for anyone to check-out.

Bird Friendly Iowa is a partnership of several Iowa conservation organizations, agencies and individuals including Trees Forever, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Buchanan County Conservation, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. In 2018, Waterloo was the first Iowa community recognized as a Bird Friendly Iowa community.

More information about Bird Friendly Iowa, including instructions on how any Iowa community can apply for this special recognition, is at www.BirdFriendlyIowa.org. To find a checklist of birds in Fayette, visit www.fayetteiowa.com/community/bird-friendly.

The City of Fayette's Spring Clean-up Day for landfill items will be Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Citizens must pay the cost that the Fayette County Transfer Station charges the city. A list of landfill fees for items needing to be picked up will be posted at City Hall, the Post Office and the Bank.  It can also be found below. Citizens should call 563-425-4316 or come by City Hall before Monday, May 10, to notify City Hall of any items needing to be picked up.

The Public Works Department will only pick up items that the landfill will take, NOT cardboard, yard waste, liquids, toxic or hazardous waste, lead based paints, dead animals, etc.  Also, no garbage or trash that would be taken by the garbage haulers or that you can recycle.

Item - Description - Charge*
Furniture - Sofa & Box Spring - $5.00
Furniture - Chair, Mattress, Table, Dresser - $4.00
Furniture - Toilet - $6.00
Appliances (must be clean) - Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Water Heater, Microwave, Stove, Dishwasher, Dehumidifier, Air Conditioner, Humidifier - $8.00
Fluorescent Tubes - 4 Foot - $0.45
Fluorescent Tubes - 6 Foot - $0.60
Televisions/Computer Monitors - $15.00
Large Television - $25.00
Printer or Fax Machine - $5.00
Copier - $12.00 - $25.00
Tires - Car Tire - $3.00
Tires - Tire w/ Rim - $4.00
Tires - Light Truck Tire - $3.50
Tires - Light Truck Tire w/ Rim - $4.50
Tires - Large Truck Tire - $9.00 - $20.00
Tires - Tractor Tire (Depends on Size & Weight) - Starting at $25.00

*Prices subject to change, depending on updated costs from the Fayette County Transfer Station

The Fayette Public Works Department will be flushing the fire hydrants on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 and Wednesday, April 28, 2021, starting at 7AM (weather permitting). Residents may experience rusty water.

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