On behalf of the residents of Elgin, we would like to welcome you to our City. The City of Elgin is dedicated to providing efficient quality service by working in partnership with individuals, neighborhoods and businesses, to enhance the quality of life and to create a healthy, vibrant community in which to live, work, and visit.
|City Office:||P.O. Box 236, 130 East Main Street|
|Office Hours:||Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday, 7:30 am – 2 pm|
|City Mayor||Richard Hall|
|Council||Tim Boardman, Craig Ziebell, Ron Krueger, Elise Diesslin|
|Public Works||Jay Kachelski, (backup: Kim McHugh)|
|Parks & Rec||Kim McHugh|
|City Clerk||Jessica Cartwright|
- City Council – 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm
- Planning & Zoning – 1st Tuesday of the month @ 7 pm
- EDA – 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 5:15 pm
- Park & Rec – 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm
All meetings are held at the Elgin Fire Hall
Below is a brief listing of some ordinances that might be of interest. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete listing of City Ordinances. All City Ordinances can be found here and on file at City Hall. Note: Violation of any City Ordinance may result in a fine.
According to State Statute, no building or structure regulated by the state building code shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been approved by the City Council. Permit applications are available at the City Office or under the Planning & Zoning Dept on this website.
The purpose of zoning permits is to monitor that the work being done is done properly and according to State Code and also for your safety and protection. If you have questions on whether or not your project will require a permit, please call or email the City Office.
Common Permits needed: Re-roofing, Siding, New Windows and Doors, Fencing, Decks, new homes, garages and more.
City Brush Dump:
The Brush/Compost Site is at the east end of the Elgin Cemetery within the gates area. Regulations for use of the site are as follows:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Closed on Holidays and Inclement Weather!
April 15 – November 15 (dates can change due to weather)
- Tuesdays, 5 pm – 8 pm
- Thursdays, 5 pm – 8 pm
- Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
This is a monitored site for City of Elgin residents only. Check in with the site attendant before unloading. You will be asked to sign in at the gate.
Persons attempting to dump when site is closed can be prosecuted. Out of town persons and commercial landscaping/lawn services will not be allowed to dump.
This is a brush/compost site only. Limbs and branches up to an 8 inch diameter will be accepted. Compost includes leaves, grass, garden waste, pruning and weeds.
No lumber or garbage of any kind will be accepted. No boxes, plastic bags or plastic of any kind may be left at the site.
Water/ Sewer Bills:
- Water bills are due by the First day of each month. If the bill remains unpaid after the specified date, a late fee of $20 per service will be assessed.
- If payment has not been received after two months, action is taken to secure payment according to city ordinance. If service has been disconnected, the total amount owed plus a re-connection fee of $25 will be paid prior to re-connection of service. Meters are read monthly.
- Please notify the City Clerk’s office when you sell your residence and give your move/sale date and your forwarding address. The City will need to do a final meter reading for your final bill.
- The owner of any dog needs to register the dog at the City Clerks office. A copy of vaccinations and a payment of $5.00 per dog is required. This license is good for one year June 1 to May 31.
- Limit of two dogs per household.
- It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor an animal that habitually barks, cries, howls, or otherwise make audible noises.
- All dogs/cats are to be leashed. Any animal found to be running at large, will be impounded by the city and the owner will be charged a daily rate.
Elgin Community Garden:
- Location near 7/8 school building and Elgin City Office on 1st Ave SE.
- Costs $25.00 for entire growing season
- plot size 15 ft by 20 ft
- first come, first served basis
- limited number of plots
- Opens when the ground thaws (usually around mid April) and closes after the first frost (usually in late October)
- Community Garden Guidelines: Elgin Community Garden Policy Updated 3.13.19
- Community Garden Application: Community Garden Application
- Recreational fires a maximum of 30 inches in diameter at base of fire and maximum of 30 inches in height.
- Pit made of non-combustible material, perimeter maximum of 30 inches.
- Burn natural wood materials only. No garbage, leaves, trash, treated lumber.
It is unlawful to park any unlicensed, unregistered or inoperable motor vehicle on any street or property, (public or private) unless housed within a lawfully erected building.
It is unlawful to store materials such as lumber, merchandise, machinery, misc. parts, disabled appliances or salvage goods on private property except as may be normal to the legal use of the property in question, unless housed within a lawfully erected building.
Elgin Cemetery Regulations:
To view the Elgin Cemetery Regulations please click on the following link: Elgin Cemetery Regulations
Other useful information:
Street Light Out?
All street lights other than the decorative Main Street lights are the responsibility of People Energy Cooperative (PEC). To report that a street light is out please, contact PEC or click on the following link https://peoplesenergy.coop/content/contact-us