Hiring
EMU IS HIRING!

Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full-time Water Foreman. The successful candidate will oversee the Water Department as well as aid in Wastewater and Gas departments, as necessary. The foreman will work under the direction of the EMU Board and EMU Superintendent/City Administrator.

Garbage Roll-Outs
Garbage Roll-Outs

The City is now using the new automated garbage truck to collect waste in roll-out containers. Please set out roll-out containers by 7:00am on your collection day.

Five Island Lake
Five Island Lake

Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, Iowa's nineth largest natural lake.

The Shores

Book your next event at our beautiful community center, The Shores at Five Island, located on the west shore of Five Island Lake.

Cabin 1 Kitchen

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Cabin 2 Living Room

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Industry
Major Industry

Emmetsburg is the home of major companies and employers including Ag Processing Inc., POET, Aluma LTD, and more.

Lake Life
Live Life on the Lake

Have you dreamt of living on a lake? Make Emmetsburg your home, and make your dream come true.

Recreation
Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round in Emmetsburg on Five Island Lake, our paved Five Island Trail, our 9-hole golf course, or one of our many parks.

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Announcements & Notices
July 4 Garbage & Recycling Changes

July 4 Garbage & Recycling Changes

The City of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day. There will be changes to both the solid waste and […]
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EMU Hiring Full-Time Water Foreman

Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full-time Water Foreman. The successful candidate will oversee the Water Department as well as aid in Wastewater and Gas departments, as necessary. […]
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Resolution 24-18 – Amendment of Current Budget

On May 13, 2024 the Emmetsburg City Council conducted a public hearing and approved Resolution 24-18 amending the current budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. Click here […]
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Did you know?

Barking Dogs (Dogs, Cats and Domestic Animals)

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code Chapter 55.02 prohibits animal owners from allowing their dog, cat, or domestic animal to cause a serious disturbance or annoyance to others by frequent barking, […]
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Junk and Junk Vehicles Prohibited

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code Chapter 51 prohibits storage of junk vehicles within city limits.   It is unlawful for any person to store, accumulate, or allow to remain […]
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Recreational Vehicle Parking

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code 169.12 prohibits parking or storing recreational vehicles – including campers, RVs, and boats – within the required setback for longer than seven days.    […]
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Hiring Notices
EMU Hiring Full-Time Water Foreman

EMU Hiring Full-Time Water Foreman

Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full-time Water Foreman. The successful candidate will oversee the Water Department as well as aid in Wastewater and Gas departments, as necessary. […]
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Past Announcements

Notice of Public Hearing – Amendment Of Current FY24 Budget

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024 on Monday, […]
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Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed FY25 Budget

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget on Monday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. at The Shores at Five Island community […]
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E-Waste Recycling Scheduled for April 24 & 25

E-waste recycling will be collected on the north side of Highway 18 on Wednesday, April 24 and on the south side of Highway 18 on Thursday, April 25. Items must […]
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