NOTICE OF MEETING OF the City of Fayette, IOWA ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED AUTHORIZATION OF A LOAN AND DISBURSEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $31,000 TO LEASE A POLICE 2020 CHEVY TAHOE FROM K.S. STATE BANK, AND THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AUTHORIZATION AND ISSUANCE THEREOF

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 18th day of May, 2020, at 6 o'clock P.M., in the Council Chambers or via online/telephone conference due to COVID-19 (per Iowa Code 21.8), City Hall, 11 South Main Street, Fayette, Iowa, at which meeting the City Council proposes to take additional action for the authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City and K.S. State Bank, and the issuance of not to exceed $31,000 to evidence the obligations of the City under said Loan and Disbursement Agreement, in order to provide funds to pay the costs of the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.  The Notes will constitute general obligations or be payable out of the general fund.

UPDATE ON CITY BUILDINGS – CLOSED TO PUBLIC WALK-INS THROUGH MAY 15TH: Fayette City Hall, the Fayette Police Department and the Fayette Community Library will continue to do our part in helping to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by limiting face to face contact. To continue to meet Governor Reynolds recommendations, the public will not be able to come inside and communicate face to face at these public facilities through the end of the day on Friday, May 15th, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and extend the date if need be. We not only want to protect ourselves, but we want to protect YOU, too. These facilities will not be closed. We encourage people to call or email to communicate with city employees and officials. City employees will still be working during their normal hours at this time and assisting everyone through the telephone, email and mail.

UPDATE ON GOVERNOR REYNOLDS MOST RECENT PROCLAMATION ON 4/27/2020: I do want to stress that things are changing quickly, so if you have any questions or concerns, please dial 2-1-1 for clarifications or questions on the most recent proclamations. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation yesterday and I wanted to clarify some things. Fayette county, which includes the city of Fayette, is still under the same restrictions that have been in place and the restrictions have been extended until May 15th. That means restaurants, fitness centers, bars, salons, playgrounds, campgrounds, etc. are still closed.  Restaurants are still able to provide carry-out/drive-through/delivery orders, as they have been doing. The proclamation also indicates that a gathering of people inside parked cars, trucks, or other enclosed motor vehicles shall not constitute a gathering of more than 10 people if no more than 10 people are inside each vehicle, all people remain inside the vehicle at all times. It is still strongly encouraged that all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including their visits to businesses and other establishments and their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose. You may still use recreational trails and take walks/bike rides around town, but please use social distancing and other recommended guidelines to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Again, if you have specific questions or need clarifications, we recommend you call 2-1-1. 

FAYETTE COUNTY RECYCLING BINS/LANDFILL: Fayette County Recycling Bins/Landfill: The Fayette County Transfer Station/Landfill (10275 Kornhill Road) will resume operations May 1, 2020. The transfer station will be open regular hours Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8am-11am. All materials delivered is self-unloading. The recycling bins will begin to be placed in the communities on May 1st. Please ensure that all recyclables are placed in proper compartments and free of plastic bags, films and Styrofoam. You may contact the Fayette County Transfer Station at 563-425-3037 for further questions.

The public will not be able to come inside and communicate face to face at Fayette City Hall, the Fayette Police Department and the Fayette Community Library until Friday, May 1, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and extend the date if need be. We not only want to protect ourselves, but we want to protect YOU, from COVID-19. These facilities will not be closed. We encourage people to call or email to communicate with city employees and officials. City employees will still be working and assisting everyone through the telephone, email and mail.

GRASS, WEEDS, VINES AND BRUSH

The City of Fayette would like to remind residents in Fayette of the Fayette City Code regarding grass, weeds, vines and brush.  Fayette City Code Chapter 52 requires owners of residential and commercial property to cut their grass, weeds, vines and brush when it exceeds approximately eight inches in height or which are obnoxious or unsightly.  For the first violation of this chapter in each calendar year on a parcel of property, the City of Fayette shall notify the property owner by certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested, or served by personal service of a sworn Law Enforcement Official that a condition that violates the terms of Chapter 52 exists and shall notify the property owner of the actions that must be performed to correct the condition within five days from the date that the notice is received.  For subsequent violations on the same parcel of property owned by the same person in the same calendar year a written notice will not be sent.  If the property owner fails to maintain the property as required under Chapter 52 after notice was given, the City of Fayette shall order the work to be done by city employees or by a contractor.  The total cost of the expense of the work done, including any administrative fees, shall be paid by the property owner.  For more information, view Fayette City Code Chapter 52 at Fayette City Hall.

City Administrator/Clerk Kris McGrane

    • KLOCK’S ISLAND CAMPGROUND CLOSED: The Governor signed a new proclamation yesterday that included closing down campgrounds. Klock’s Island Campground will be closed to campers until further notice. The play equipment is also closed until further notice. The park is still open for walkers, bikers and other recreational activities, however, please practice social distancing and other recommended guidelines to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The recreational trails will also remain open.
    • FAYETTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY STILL OFFERING CURB-SIDE PICK-UP: The Governor also closed libraries, however, with permission from the Iowa Governor’s office and the State Library of Iowa, we may continue to offer curb-side pick-up for library materials. The Fayette Community Library has many online resources on their newly updated website, fayettelibrary.lib.ia.us. You may also call them at 563-425-3344 to inquire about “curb-side” pick-up materials. Yes, you will still be able to check-out books and movies at this time. The library personnel have a special “disinfection” process they follow for all the materials that are returned to our library.

    • WELCOME JOSHUA BARKER: At last night’s council meeting, the city council hired Joshua Barker as our new Fayette Police Officer. Joshua replaces Sgt. Brian Waid, who recently transitioned to another larger police department.  Joshua is 13-year veteran of the United States Army and started his career in the mental health field. Joshua has been attending Upper Iowa University. He will start working for the City of Fayette this week. Fayette Police Officer Stone Allen has accepted a position with a larger police department. It is always difficult to see great employees move on from Fayette, however, we wish him the best of luck.
    • FAYETTE COUNTY RECYCLING BINS/LANDFILL: The Fayette County Transfer Station/Landfill (10275 Kornhill Road) is closed to the public until further notice. They will only be taking garbage from the garbage trucks and general contractors. The recycling bins located next to the U.S. Post Office will temporarily be removed until further notice to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. You may contact the Fayette County Transfer Station/Landfill at 563-425-3037 if you have any questions.

The Fayette Public Works Department will be flushing the fire hydrants on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 starting at 7AM (weather permitting - rain dates April 8 & 9). Residents may experience rusty water.

    • UPDATE ON CITY BUILDINGS – CLOSED TO PUBLIC WALK-INS THROUGH APRIL 15TH: Fayette City Hall, the Fayette Police Department and the Fayette Community Library will continue to do our part in helping to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by limiting face to face contact. The public will not be able to come inside and communicate face to face at these public facilities through Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and extend the date if need be. We not only want to protect ourselves, but we want to protect YOU, too.
    • PLAY EQUIPMENT AT PARKS CLOSED: The playground equipment at the Fayette City Parks are now closed until further notice to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The recreational trails will remain open for people to enjoy during this time, however, please make sure you practice social distancing (at least 6 feet away from people).
    • FAYETTE COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL: The Fayette County Transfer Station/Landfill (10275 Kornhill Road) is closed to the public until further notice. They will only be taking garbage from the garbage trucks and general contractors.

The City Yard Waste Site (located on Washington St., south of town) will be open to Fayette citizens starting Saturday, April 4, 2020, on Wednesdays from 2PM to 4PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 10AM.

Due to COVID-19, Fayette residents will not be able to check-out a key to the Yard Waste Site until further notice.  

For your convenience, in the month of April, the Yard Waste site will be open an extra hour on Wednesdays from 1PM to 4PM.

The Yard Waste Site is available to Fayette residents due to DNR regulations prohibiting bulk burning of yard waste by cities.  The city asks residents to please only drop off yard waste (leaves, sticks, etc.) and not garbage.  Please separate sticks and branches from leaves and grass.

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