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.

The beautiful City of Fayette is accepting applications for a part-time seasonal position of a Part Time Seasonal Laborer, Building and Grounds Maintenance Worker.

A H.S. Diploma or GED is required.  Salary $10 per hour.

The Part Time Seasonal Laborer, Building and Grounds Maintenance Worker assists in the Public Works Department by primarily mowing, trimming and general maintenance of parks and public properties.  Other duties may be assigned as needed and depending on applicant’s experience.

Click here for more information.

    Register your team now for the Fayette Recreation Summer Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League by filling out the registration form (below) and submitting it to Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street, PO Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142) with your registration fee of $75 per team. The league will be on Thursday nights starting May 27 through August. For more information contact Wade Whitcher at DT's 563-425-4351.

Summer Volleyball Registration Form  

Summer Volleyball Liability Form

The City Yard Waste Site (located on Washington St., south of town) will be open to Fayette citizens starting Wednesday, April 7, 2021, on Wednesdays from 2PM to 4PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 10AM.

Fayette residents may check-out a key to the Yard Waste Site at Fayette City Hall during office hours. 

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.

Looking for a nice place to walk outside this winter? Visit Fayette, Iowa. A winter walking trail is available at Cardinal Park/Sports Complex (100 block of N. Main Street, just north of downtown Fayette). Park your car on S. Main Street in downtown Fayette, and walk across the bridge over the beautiful Volga River to access the trail. Please use seasonal safety precautions to avoid slips, trips and falls.

The Fayette City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2022 estimated budget.

To review the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2022 Report that explains what the budget includes, click here.

To review the detailed proposed budget for FY 2022, click here.

Hard copies of the detailed proposed Budget and the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2022 Report will be available at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street) and Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street) after Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Below is the Public Hearing notice on the proposed budget, scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2021, at 6PM in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street), please use the back door.

There is no place like home. And there is no place like Fayette.

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