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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CITY OFFICES TO CLOSE TO GENERAL PUBLIC IN EFFORT TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

This includes City Hall, Fire Station, Police Department, and Public Works. While these facilities are closed to walk-in traffic, City services will continue to be provided online, via email, or by phone.

Please note the following adjustments to help us continue to serve you.

City Hall

Visit our website for department contact information and online services. If you are unable to find what you need on the website, you may email city@oskaloosaiowa.org or call 641-673-9431 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Public Meetings

Public meetings will be facilitated by teleconference. Please watch our website at www.oskaloosaiowa.org and Facebook @oskaloosaiowa for future meeting information.

Public Library

The library closed to the Public on Tuesday, March 17. All library-sponsored events, programs, and classes are cancelled through Sunday, April 12. Patrons may utilize online services including BRIDGES, a free service available 24/7.

Police Department

Contact the Oskaloosa Police at the non-emergency number below; call 9-1-1 only for life-or-death emergencies or crimes in progress. On certain calls, responders may be wearing additional protective gear to limit exposure.

Fire Department

Contact the Oskaloosa Fire Department at the non-emergency number below; call 9-1-1 only for life-or-death emergencies or crimes in progress. On certain calls, responders may be wearing additional protective gear to limit exposure.

 Water/Sewer

Please utilize the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department drive-up at 1208 South 7th Street to make payments. While cash payments will continue to be accepted, no change will be given due to the closure. Any amount paid above the total bill will be applied against the account. As a resident, you may also pay your bill online, mail a check, pay-by-phone, or sign up for automatic withdrawals. To reach the Water Department, use the following options:

Development Services

Building & Zoning and Rental Housing Inspections

All building permits, trade permits, rental housing registrations, etc. may be emailed. Permit forms are available online and may be submitted electronically. Building inspections are continuing as normal. Routine rental housing inspections will continue, as will new/renewed registration. The registration form, inspection checklist, and other documents are available online.

Public Works

Parks and Streets

While our parks remain open, park restrooms are closed. Residents are encouraged to be diligent and ensure your children are healthy before venturing out to play on city playground equipment. Street sweeping and repair will continue normal schedules.

We appreciate the efforts of everyone in the community while we work through this situation together and practice social distancing, frequent hand-washing, sanitizing, and staying informed to help protect the vulnerable and keep our health care facilities from being overwhelmed from the rapid spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to ensure your family has adequate supplies and food but not over purchase items that others may need. Let’s continue looking out for one another in our community.

Visit http://www.oskaloosaiowa.org for additional information regarding changes to City business during the CIVID-19 pandemic and https://mahaskaready.com/covid-19-info for the latest information from Public Health and Emergency Management personnel.

City of Oskaloosa
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