Oelwein is placing a priority on efforts to improve the condition and function of housing. To understand the true housing issues within the community a comprehensie housing study was completed. To view the full report click here.
The City of Oelwein now allows you to pay your water bill online. Follow the link and get started. Pay Online
Residents can receive their bill by email and enroll in auto pay. The new system also allow customers to opt out of paper bills, view payment history, and update your payment profile.
If you are experiencing any difficulties, please call Oelwein City Hall 319-283-5440.
Our certified instructors teach effective and energetic fitness classes every day. Choose from a variety of formats to find one that fits your training program. We have classes for participants of all ages and fitness levels that are offered from early morning to late evening so you are sure to find that works for your body and schedule. Wellness Center members and guests are asked to follow these General Rules and Regulations.
The Class Schedule can be found here.
Click here for a Class Description.
Founded in 1893, today the department has a total of twenty-seven volunteer firefighters and two career personnel. There is a firefighter on duty at the station eight hours a day, with the exception of weekends. The Oelwein Fire Department is involved with much more than firefighting. We do many special assignments consisting of lockouts, storm watches, carbon monoxide, confined space rescue, automobile extrication, farm and industrial rescues, unlocking dwellings, and unusual odors. The two main fund raisers hosted every year are the Fathers Day Omelet breakfast hosted on Fathers Day, and the spaghetti supper held on Wednesday of Fire Prevention week. The money made from the fund raisers is used to purchase fire and rescue equipment only.
Any person wishing to become a volunteer firefighter should contact:
Chief Mike Hillman
(319) 283 8166
Chief Mike Hillman, Firefighter Nathan Westendorf
Michael Fauser, Captain
Michael Hillman, Chief
James P. Lindstrom
Jay Melchert, Captain
Jesse L. Paul
Mike Thoma, Captain
Ben Weber, Captain
Matthew Weber, Deputy Chief
Tim Weber, Assistant Chief
1992 Pumper – 1250 gpm fire pump, 1000 gallon water tank
2007 Pumper – 1500 gpm fire pump, 1000 gallon water tank
1955 Pumper – Reserve Status
1999 Water Tanker – 300 gpm fire pump, 2000 gallon water tank
2017 Rescue – rescue equipment, emergency lighting, etc.
2000 4WD Pickup – 600 gpm fire pump, 240 gallon tank
1996 Special Ops – confined space, ice water rescue and high angle rescue
1977 Aerial/Pumper – 85 foot aerial ladder, ground ladders, 1000 gpm fire pump
Oelwein has a Mayor-Council form of government with an appointed City Administrator. This is the second most common form of government and is found mostly in in older, larger cities, or in very small cities, and is popular in the Midwest. The Council is elected and maintains legislative powers.
The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and the Council (one council member from each of the four wards, plus two at-large members serve four-year overlapping terms.
City Hall Staff
Brenda Michels, Bookkeeper
Tammy Smith, Payroll Clerk
Bobbie Jo Wedemeier, Utility Clerk
City Hall hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. - Wednesday
Click on this link to view the City of Oelwein Fee Schedule.
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Visit the Oelwein Police Department's website for an easy way to report property nuisance violations in Oelwein. Click on the red tab along the left side of the screen on their website called "Report Property Nuisance Violation" and fill out the form.
Citizens may still call the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311 to report violations.