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New Water Excise Tax (WET Fee) Charge on Water Bills-  In 2018, the Iowa legislature passed a new law, SF 512, effective July 1, 2018, which creates a Water Service Excise Tax (WET). Prior to the enactment of this law, the sale of water was subject to the 6% state sales tax (plus 1% local option sales tax where applicable). The WET exempts the sale of water service from state sales tax (including local option sales tax where applicable), but imposes a 6% excise tax on the sale of water service. 

What this means for Oakland Water Customers: Due to this change you may notice a slight reduction in your water bill. Since water rates are no longer subject to state sales tax this also makes them exempt from 1% local option sales tax. Now instead of 6% state sales tax plus 1% local option sales tax, water rates will only be subject to the new 6% water excise tax. This applies to water rates only, sewer and garbage fees will still be taxed at 7% on commercial accounts and remain exempt from tax for residential accounts.  

For more information visit the Iowa Department of Revenue website. https://tax.iowa.gov/WET


                                                                                       Notice-Click here for updated Community Center Rental Information  

                                            The City of Oakland is utilizing the Pottawattamie County Recycling Center for City Wide Clean Up   

                                                                 Stop in to City Hall to get passes for the Recycling Center (City pays the fees)  What can I bring?           

                                            Upcoming Events:

                                                                                             July 1 - Pet Licenses Were Due- Please stop in to license your pets. $3 if spayed or neutered, $15 if they are not spayed or neutered. Bring proof of rabies vaccination to City Hall.

                                                                                            November 17 - Riverside After Prom Craft and Vendor Fair

                                                                                            November 19 - Regular City Council Meeting 7:00pm. Moved from Nov 12 due to Veterans Day holiday observation

                                                                                            November 22 & 23 - City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving

                                                                                            December 8 - Chamber Holiday Event

                                                                                            December 10 - City Council Meeting 7:00p.m.

                                                                                            December 24 & 25 City Hall Closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

                                                                                            January 1 - City Hall Closed for New Year's Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


The Fitness Center is now open, contact City Hall (712-482-6811) for membership information and to set up an orientation.

Current Business: Some of the businesses and their services currently located in Oakland include: nursing home, insurance, farm services, gas transportation, meat processing, beauty shops, hardware store, lumber yard, flower shop, pharmacy, doctor, dentist, restaurants, grocery store, discount store, two banks, minimart, trucking, well digging, auto dealership, and full-service gas station and vehicle repair businesses.

Events or Attractions: Oakland is home to the Nishna Heritage Museum and has an annual Fourth of July celebration. Oakland is also near Big Grove Village Bed and Breakfast.  Visit Keast Daylily Gardens to view a variety of daylilies.

Education: Students attend the Riverside School District in Oakland and Carson.

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Transportation: Oakland is approximately 45 minutes from the Omaha metro area. The city is located along Highway 59 and near the junction of Highway 6.

Recreation:
Oakland has three parks within the city, as well as a golf course and country club. There is also a swimming pool and river canoeing is available. 

Economic Development:
The community of Oakland, including its quaint main street, possesses a number of business opportunities and opportunities for growth in the community. There are several key locations for housing expansion and development, and the city is postured for service and change in the areas of growth and economic development.

Other:
The town has a full time doctor and dentist available and a well established nursing home. Many special events and meetings are held at the Community Building and Eckels Memorial Library is located in Oakland.

FOR AN AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL (402) 659-8704


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Phone
(712) 482-6811
Fax
(712) 482-6861

For An After Hours Emergency Please Call (402) 659-8704

City Hall Hours
Monday -Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (Closed From 12-12:30pm for Lunch)

Address
614 Dr. Van Zee Rd. PO Box 396, Oakland, IA 51560

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