The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website at https://dhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.
Due to last night’s storm, the City will pick up residential tree storm damage. The direction and time of the of the pickup will be determined by the City. The storm debris must be taken to the curb under the following conditions:
Large debris should be cut into maximum 10' lengths. Stacked so it does not present a safety hazard for the general public and so it does not
block sidewalks, driveways or roadways. The debris must be on the city right of way property as they will not be removed from private property
or out of any alleys.
The stacked area must be clear of parked behicles and easily accessible for the equipment.
The City will make two passes through each of the four quadrants. We will begin to pick up debris in the following order: SE, NE, NW and
finishing in the SW.
If you do not have your debris out in time it is your responsibility to dispose of it.
If you wish more timely removal, the City yard waste site located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue SW is open 24/7 for Oelwein residents. Please
be patient as the site is seeing a lot of traffic.
We appreciate everyone who is helping to clear debris.
Code Enforcement Officer
The City of Oelwein is looking for a motivated, team-oriented individual that takes pride in follow-through and completion of work. Must have a positive outlook on local government, great work ethic and regular attendance. Candidate will inspect properties and/or complaints concerning violation of municipal code.
Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator
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