2020 Annual Budget Meeting Information

The Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors will hold the annual budget hearing at noon Monday during their regular Monday Board meeting.  Public is encouraged to listen to any Board meeting via the electronic means that will be provided, both telephonic and zoom.  Also public attending electronically will be able to speak during the public hearing portion of the meeting via these methods.

Meeting handouts

The meeting can be joined virtually by computer or smartphone at https://zoom.us/j/371466463. If you would like to call in for an audio only please use either of the following numbers:
  • (646) 876-9923
  • (312) 626-6799
When prompted the meeting ID is 371 466 463.
If you need additional guidance on how to join a Zoom meeting, please open https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg in a web browser to see a demo.

The Annex will be open to the public for those unable to attend electronically.  But, due to the Department of Public Health guidelines, public is encouraged to use the electronic methods if possible.  The Board would like to avoid too many people gathering in person.

Questions can be directed to the County Auditor’s office at (563) 382-5085 or auditor@co.winneshiek.ia.us.

Winneshiek County COVID-19 Press Release

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Winneshiek County is taking steps
to protect employees and the public. Cleaning practices have been increased in all offices and
plans are in place to assist employees in working remotely if necessary. To protect your
personal health and the health of our employees, before visiting a Winneshiek County
building please call ahead to see if you can conduct your business electronically or over the
phone. Visit https://www.winneshiekhealth.org/ for the most up-to-date information about
the rapidly evolving situation.

Winneshiek County Assessor – Iowa Code 441.23 requires assessment notices be delivered by
April 1st. Winneshiek Counties 2020 assessment notices were recently mailed to property owners
where changes were made in 2019. Please contact this office by email, phone, or mail regarding
your assessment notice, to file an appeal, or signing up for any of the various credits and
exemptions. All contact information is listed on the top portion of your assessment notice. Please,
also review specific dates on the lower portion of the notice. Feel free to contact our office with
any questions you may have. Phone: 563-382-5356 . More information can be found at Assessor Press Release

Winneshiek County Recorder –Vital statistics records can be done online, by mail or over the
phone. Passport Services have been suspended until further notice. Please call
563/382-3486 or email: recorders@co.winneshiek.ia.us for details.

Winneshiek County Treasurer –Many transactions can be done online with a credit card or by
phone or by mail. Please call 563/382-3753 for an appointment before you go to the Winneshiek
County Courthouse for Treasurer Office transactions. If your transactions can be done online staff
can walk you through the process. Simple vehicle tag/sticker renewals and property taxes can be
paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org or by mail to Winneshiek County Treasurer, 201 W. Main Street, Decorah, IA 52101. Simple driver’s license renewals can be processed online at
MyMVD.iowadot.gov.

Winneshiek County Sheriff – check the Winneshiek County Sheriff Facebook page and website
for adjustments to services. Please call (563/382-4268) to schedule an appointment for any non-emergency services. https://www.winneshiekcounty.org/departments/sheriff.

Winneshiek County Veteran Affairs – please call the office at 563/382-5786 to conduct business
via the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Engineer – please call the office at 563/382-2951 to conduct business via
the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Auditor – please call the office at 563/382-5085 to conduct business via the
phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Public Health – please call the office at 563/382-4662 to conduct business
via the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Environmental Health (Sanitarian)– please call the office at 563/387-4120
to conduct business via the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Planning and Zoning– please call the office at 563/387-4080 to conduct
business via the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Winneshiek County Conservation– please call the office at 563/534-7145 to conduct business
via the phone or to schedule an appointment.

Social distancing has been advised for all persons. Social distancing is the practice of keeping a 6
foot separation between people when in public places and when interacting with the public. Social
distancing is being used to help prevent the spread of disease. Tuesday morning, Governor
Reynolds issued a proclamation declaring all social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational,
leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all
locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.
Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed.
It is essential that each individual covers their cough, washes their hands often and stays home
when not feeling well

Winneshiek County Community Conversations

What are the places, natural resources, and cultural resources you most value in Winneshiek county? Come to one of our community conversations listed below to share your voice. A light dinner will be served and there is no need to RSVP. Contact winneshiekNRI@gmail.com with any question

Thursday, March 12th 5:30-7:00 pm, Winneshiek County Courthouse Annex
Tuesday, March 17th 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Ossian Community Center
Tuesday, March 31st 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Big Canoe Lutheran Church
Thursday, April 2nd 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Winneshiek County Courthouse Annex
Tuesday, April 7th 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Ridgeway Community Center