Mayor & City Council
Mayor and Council
Josh R. Pope, Mayor
Email the mayor
The Mayor is elected at large and has four year terms. Mayor Pope began Jan 2016; his current term will expire in 2024.
Peggy Lane - Mayor Pro Tem - began serving 2012; term to expire 2024 (appointed as Mayor Pro Tem 1/2022)
Council members are all elected at large and have four year terms.
Randy Henning – began serving 2020; term to expire 2024
Tony Hauber – began serving 2/2021; term to expire 2026
Eric Grau - began serving 2022; term to expire 2026
Deb Schmidt -began serving 2022; term to expire 2026
Council Meeting Agendas
Council agendas are generally posted the Friday before a City Council meeting. Agendas are posted on this website, at City Hall, the Post Office and the Library. Council meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
To have an item on the agenda please call or email the City Administrator/Clerk the week before a Council meeting. Often times an issue can be resolved sooner at the staff level.
Please keep in mind that if an item is not listed on the agenda 24 hours in advance of the meeting it can not be discussed. So if a resident wants to discuss an issue and appears before the Council during the “Public Comment” portion of the meeting, the Council most likely can not take action because it is not specifically listed on the agenda.
Council Meeting Agendas
Council Meeting Minutes
Council minutes are posted on this website and printed in the newspaper after a Council meeting.
Council Minutes (2018-present)
Archived Council Minutes
Search below to find Council minutes from1917-2000 (This is not an inclusive list. There are several years missing)
Maximum Tax Levy Information
Public Hearing notices and resolutions for proposed maximum tax levies can be found below as mandated by the State Code.
Boards and Commissions
According to the Municipal Code, the Mayor or the City Council appoints members to several boards and commissions to help with the work of the City. Contact the City Administrator/Clerk for questions about any of these boards.
Planning and Zoning - Meets as needed - 5 yr terms
Board of Adjustments - Meets as needed - 5 yr terms
Cemetery Board - Meets as needed - Terms are indefinite
The Mayor appoints:
Library Board - Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 4:00 PM - 6 year terms
(Email Library Director with questions about the library board)
Park Board - Meets as needed - 4 year terms
Pool Board - Meets as needed (usually February-August) - 4 year terms
Opera House Board of Directors - Meets monthly - 3 year terms
The City of Elkader is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
If you have questions, contact City Hall at 563-245-2098 or email City Hall