Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

2021 Water Main Project

Work is anticipated to begin on the 2021 Water Main Improvements Project July 14, 2021.  Areas of improvement include

     1st Street NE from 8th Avenue to 12th Avenue NE
     12th Avenue SE from East Charles to Middle School and on 1st Street SE from Hillside Dr East to 12th Avenue SE
     5th Street SE from 5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE
     6th Avenue SE from 5th Street SE to 7th Street SE

Please check here for more information on the project. Contact information can also be found here.

 

Why is it illegal to deposit grass clippings into the street?

Grass clippings sewer

  1. It endangers motorists – particularly motorcyclists.
  2. It can clog storm drains, possibly leading to storm water backups.
  3. It can contaminate water by increasing sediments, reducing oxygen levels and creates algae blooms that adversely affects fish and plant populations in ponds and streams.

 

 

Congratulations to the Oelwein Tree Board

tree board awardThe Oelwein Tree Board was the recent recipient of the "Outstanding Group Award" from the Iowa Urban Tree Council on April 8, 2021.  The Iowa Urban Tree Council gives this award to only one organization a year in the state of Iowa.  The Tree Board was nominated for this award by Trees Forever Representative Patty Reisinger.  

The Tree Board has also been awarded the "Tree City Award" again for their work last year planting and caring for trees in addition to the "Growth Award" for introducing and expanding new programing.  Only 12 communities in the State of Iowa have received the Growth Award this past year.

Congratulations to Tree Board Members Jeff Milks, Bill Brownell, Ron Lenth, Kyle Scheel, Robbie McKeeman, Tom Fick (recently retired) and Parks and Recreation Director Joshua Johnson for a job well done.

 

City Hall Open to the Public

City Hall is now open to the public with limited access.  Social distancing should be observed. 

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

                                Wednesdays 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.