3/20/2020 Community Email & Update

Below is the Community Email that was sent out on 3/20/2020 at 5:00PM. Community Emails are randomly sent out to whomever signs up, at least on a monthly basis, and provides information about the City of Fayette including events and announcements. To sign-up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


     Things continue to change quickly, and I want to let you know that my goal is to try and only pass along information that I feel is important on a local level.

     Since there are so many businesses and events that are making changes on short notice, I will not be able to share everything. I continue to encourage you to contact the business by phone, email or any other way, before you make a trip to make sure they are open and which services they are providing. We care about ALL our businesses and hope you will continue to support them in any way you possibly can during this difficult time. With the help of some Upper Iowa University staff, we have quickly put together the “Fayette Business List” and some of their contact information to make it easy for you. You may find this on our website, https://fayetteiowa.com/images/community/Fayette_Business_List_3-20-2020.pdf. If we forgot your business or have incorrect information, please do not take it personal and contact me right away and we will get it updated. Again, we put this together very quickly for your convenience.

Announcements:  

  • News from City Hall: 
    • FAYETTE EMS/AMBULANCE FUNDRAISER CANCELLED: The Fayette EMS/Ambulance “Dad’s Belgian Waffles” Fundraiser scheduled for April 9, 2020, has been cancelled. You may mail any donations to: Fayette Ambulance Service, PO Box 340, Fayette, IA 52142, or you may drop them off at the drop-box at City Hall (please make sure you label it “Fayette Ambulance Service”.  
    • ASSESSORS IN TOWN: Last year the Fayette County Assessor’s office advised they will be contracting with Vanguard Appraisal to go door-to-door to get updated information on houses. They have been to many of our neighboring communities already and are now here in Fayette. The Vanguard employees should be driving a vehicle with a sign and be wearing a badge with proper identification. Visit this website, https://fayettecountyiowa.org/ASSESSOR.html, to see a picture and the names of all 4 of the Vanguard employees conducting the appraisals. You may or may not let them in your house to complete the appraisal, however, I encourage you to let them in. The visits are pretty short.
  • NFV Emergency Feeding Plan: NFV Schools Nutritional Food Service program has qualified to extend the summer feeding program to serve student lunches during this COVID-19 shutdown. They have developed a series of drop off points for student lunch services. They will have sack lunches available for any student under the age of 18, with an optional breakfast snack for the following morning beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Times are short because they have to get to multiple places. They may find the schedule has to be changed and will post on their website and/or Twitter feed any changes. See the locations and times below:

Location

 

Location

Delivery Time

 

West Union

Bethel Presbyterian

11:30-12:30

Enter at the North Poor (parking lot)

Fayette

Fayette Elementary

11:30-11:45

Multi-purpose room

Hawkeye

Hawkeye Public Library

12:15-12:30

Lobby

Clermont

Opera House

11:30-11:45

 

Elgin

Downtown Bandstand Park

11:30-12:00

South Door

Wadena

Gas Station

 Parking lot

12:15-12:45

 

 

    • Gas & Electric Services: Many local gas and electric services have released Press Releases about their services and payments. If you have any concerns or questions with your gas or electric services, please reach out to them or look them up online. In the city of Fayette, we have Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy.  
    • Small Businesses: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses who qualify. Contact Fayette City Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 563-425-4316 for more information.
  • 2020 Census: The 2020 Census information has been mailed out to everyone. I encourage you to please fill it out and submit it to the U.S. Census. You may complete the Census survey online, over the phone or by completing the form that is mailed to you. Again, I encourage you to get this completed as soon as you can. They estimate sometime in May the Census workers will be going door-to-door to those that have not completed the information to assist them in completing it.
  • Reminders:
    • REMINDER - CITY BUILDINGS: Fayette City Hall, the Fayette Police Department and the Fayette Community Library will be doing 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 at least through Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and extend the date if need be. We are going to do our BEST to make this process as easy as possible for you. 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 and assisting everyone through the telephone, email and mail.

Fayette Police Department: For non-emergency calls, please call 563-425-3500. Dial 911 for emergencies. Police officers will still be assisting the public and responding to calls, however, they will be utilizing “social distancing” (leaving at least six feet distance between them and other people) or utilizing personal protective equipment.

Fayette Community Library: They have many online resources on their 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 will have a special “disinfection” process they will follow for all the materials that are returned to our library.

Fayette City Hall: You may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 563-425-4316 during our office hours and we will help you. We encourage you to utilize all the resources on our website fayetteiowa.com (including permits, applications and online payments). If there are any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to help you or point you in the right direction.

Utility payments – We encourage everyone to please pay your utility bills online, sign up for FREE automatic ACH/Bank withdrawals, or drop off a check or money order in our Drop Box located right next to our front door. If you must pay by cash, we recommend the following process:

 1) Please call City Hall at 563-425-4316 and indicate: Your name, Your service address, How much cash you will be dropping off in our Drop Box at City Hall, & The date and time you will be dropping it off in the Drop Box at City Hall

 2) Please put your cash in an envelope (we will not be able to provide you change, so please put the exact amount you want applied to your account in the envelope), seal the envelope, write your name and service address on the envelope and drop it in our Drop Box.

 3) Two city employees will be taking all the payments in the Drop Box out together and counting the cash payments. A receipt will be written and mailed to the address we have on file at City Hall.

    • HIRING FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER: Visit fayetteiowa.com/government/employment.html for more information. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and three references to Police Chief Ben Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject "Police Officer Position" or via U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142. We will be accepting applications until April 8, 2020 at 4PM, or until the position is filled. The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at City Hall if you have questions or need help finding something. We will do our best to help you.

Stay healthy, positive and safe,

Kris McGrane

City Administrator/Clerk

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

11 S. Main Street

563.425.4316

info@fayetteiowa.com

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