Oelwein Update (Jan. 9): City Council to meet tonight, talk wellness and rec budgets as well as parking signage

Good afternoon, it’s Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

WEATHER

Today will be increasingly cloudy with a high near 36. South wind 7 to 13 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight.

(Extended forecast)

SPORTS

Bowling — The Sumner-Fredericksburg boys bowling team defeated Oelwein on Friday, 2594-2369. The S-F girls beat Oelwein 1850-1059.

NEWS

City Council to discuss parking lots — Do you know where all the free parking is downtown Oelwein . City administration is going to present a plan tonight to make sure people know through better signage and names, among other things. This work session begins at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. (Click here for more)

Council to discuss Wellness Center, recreation, pool, parks, campground and cemetery budgets — The Oelwein City Council will meet in workshop session at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss budgets for wellness, recreation, parks, aquatics, cemetery and campground budgets. (Click here to learn more)

Council to vote on Oelwein Celebration funding — Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s regular Oelwein City Council meeting is Oelwein Celebration’s request for $15,000 from the city’s hotel/motel tax to cover the stage/sound and some of the musical entertainment for the 2023 Oelwein Celebration. Organizers estimate the entire cost of the annual community festival is more than $40,000. The dates of this year’s celebration are Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4. (Click here to learn more)