Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Emerald Ash Borer Meeting May 3, 2017

emerald ash It has been confirmed in Fayette County.  Now What??  Fayette County Extension and Outreach in  Fayette will host an informational meeting concerning the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an exotic, destructive insect of ash trees.

A meeting will be held May 3, 2017 at the Oelwein Public Library, 201 East Charles Street, from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. for homeowners and other concerned citizens.  The meeting is free and no registration is required.

You will learn how to identify EAB, how to identify an ash tree, signs of EAB infestation, EAB treatment options, is the tree safe? and is it a candidate for treatment?

Presenting at the meeting are Dr. Donald Lewis, ISU Professor of Entomology & Extension Entomologist; Mike Kintner, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship and Emma Hanigan, Iowa DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator.




2017 Aquatics Schedule Announced

The 2017 Oelwein Family Aquatics Center is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend beginning Saturday, May 27th through Monday May 29th, weather permitting.  The Aquatics Center schedule can be found here.

Manager Emily Woods and staff will be offering both Red Cross Swimming Lessons and Private Lessons this season.  Red Cross lesson information can be found here to assist in choosing the correct level.  Private lessons are scheduled at the convenience of the instructor and student with an individualized lesson plan.

Wings Park Summer School Students can register here at a reduced rate.

Contact Jessica Burkhart at the Williams Wellness Center for scholarship assitance.

The Aquatics Center is looking towards a great season.

2017 Spring Brush Pick Up Announced

Brush Pick up is scheduled for the following quadrants:

Northeast – Monday, May 15, 2017
Northwest – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Southeast – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Southwest – Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brush must be placed by the curb by 7:00 A.M.  No bags, leaves or grass clippings will be picked up.


Spring Clean Up 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00 A.M. - Noon

Log Cabin Parking Lot


Bring your junk, we want it gone! Old grills, furniture, mattresses, computers, appliances, batteries, oil and scrap metal to the municipal parking lot by the old log cabin. Dumpsters will be on-site for your use to beautify the city. One day only. Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to declutter, clean, and rid yourself of junk at no charge. Please call City Hall at 283-5440 with any questions.


Tire Disposal Fees Are:
Car Tires (without rims) $ 2.00
Light Truck Tires $ 2.75
Large Truck Tires $ 8.25
Farm Small $18.50
Farm Medium $28.50
Farm Large $38.50
Farm X-Large $48.50



Building for Sale


The City Council is working on selling the Donaldson Building. 

If you areinterested in putting in an offer for one of the largest

commercial buildings in Oelwein, please see this document.

Request for Audit Proposals

The City of Oelwein will receive proposals for audit services relating to the audit for one year ending June 30, 2017.  Information relating to minimum specifications of services, data to be included and evaluation criteria can be found here.

Seal proposals will be accepted until 4:30 P.M., May 15, 2017 at City Hall.

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.