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Waukee City Council Member Rick Peterson Submits Resignation Waukee City Council Member Rick Peterson Submits Resignation
Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 1,124 Building Permits in 2016 Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 1,124 Building Permits in 2016
Waukee Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared Waukee Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared
Waukee Parks & Recreation Seeking Vendors for Annual FamilyFest Waukee Parks & Recreation Seeking Vendors for Annual FamilyFest
Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 2 Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 2
Waukee Police to Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 22 Waukee Police to Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 22
Waukee Police Department to Offer Annual Citizen's Academy Waukee Police Department to Offer Annual Citizen's Academy
City of Waukee Seeking Applicants for 2017 Boards and Commissions City of Waukee Seeking Applicants for 2017 Boards and Commissions
Reward Offered in Waukee Vehicle Vandalism Case Reward Offered in Waukee Vehicle Vandalism Case
West Des Moines Water Works, Waukee Collaborate on Joint Study to Evaluate New Water Sources West Des Moines Water Works, Waukee Collaborate on Joint Study to Evaluate New Water Sources
UPDATE: Missing Waukee Teen Christopher Valenti Found UPDATE: Missing Waukee Teen Christopher Valenti Found
Waukee Police Seeking Whereabouts of Teen Waukee Police Seeking Whereabouts of Teen
Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest(s) in Park Fire Case Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest(s) in Park Fire Case
Waukee to Hold Annual Public Safety Day August 2nd Waukee to Hold Annual Public Safety Day August 2nd
Anna Bergman to Fill Waukee City Council Vacancy Anna Bergman to Fill Waukee City Council Vacancy
Waukee Issued Record 1,054 Building Permits in FY 2016 Waukee Issued Record 1,054 Building Permits in FY 2016
Several Western Metro Cities to Test Outdoor Warning Sirens Saturday Western Several Western Metro Cities to Test Outdoor Warning Sirens Saturday Western
Waukee Completes Local Traffic Counts Including Grand Prairie Parkway Waukee Completes Local Traffic Counts Including Grand Prairie Parkway
Kum & Go Will Open as Kettlestone’s First Retailer Kum & Go Will Open as Kettlestone’s First Retailer
Waukee City Council Seeking Applicants for Vacant Seat Appointment Waukee City Council Seeking Applicants for Vacant Seat Appointment
Waukee Fire Department Receives Upgraded Public Protection Rating Waukee Fire Department Receives Upgraded Public Protection Rating
Waukee to Host Adaptive Sports Day June 11 Waukee to Host Adaptive Sports Day June 11
Hoifeldt Named Waukee’s 2015 Citizen of the Year Hoifeldt Named Waukee’s 2015 Citizen of the Year
BACooN Sizzles Waukee Welcomes BACooN Ride Tres Riders June 17 BACooN Sizzles Waukee Welcomes BACooN Ride Tres Riders June 17
Lane Closures Expected on Alice's Road Beginning May 31 Lane Closures Expected on Alice's Road Beginning May 31
Waukee Public Library "Gets Set" for Summer Reading Program Waukee Public Library "Gets Set" for Summer Reading Program
Celebrate Waukee Encourages Participation in the Central Bank Kids' Challenge Celebrate Waukee Encourages Participation in the Central Bank Kids' Challenge
School District and City Embark on Joint High School and Sports Complex School District and City Embark on Joint High School and Sports Complex
The Waukee City Council approved purchase agreements on a total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee. The purchase agreements are integral in the efforts to build both a second high school within the Waukee Community School District as well as a City of Waukee-owned sports complex.
Waukee Special Census Numbers Show Immense City Growth Waukee Special Census Numbers Show Immense City Growth
Kettlestone District Master Plan Recognized with Iowa ASLA Award Kettlestone District Master Plan Recognized with Iowa ASLA Award
Celebrate Waukee Committee Announces Live Music by The Dweebs Celebrate Waukee Committee Announces Live Music by The Dweebs
The Celebrate Waukee planning committee is excited to announce that this year’s festival, held June 3-4, will feature live music from Wisconsin-based band The Dweebs.
Celebrate Waukee Kicks Off Waukee Summer Festival Season June 3-4 Celebrate Waukee Kicks Off Waukee Summer Festival Season June 3-4
Waukee Public Library Plans Sculpture Dedication and Art Celebration Day Waukee Public Library Plans Sculpture Dedication and Art Celebration Day
Waukee Firefighters’ Association to Host Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 14 Waukee Firefighters’ Association to Host Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 14
Missing Teens Found Missing Teens Found
Waukee Police Seeking Whereabouts of Two Missing Teens Waukee Police Seeking Whereabouts of Two Missing Teens
NE Douglas Parkway Expansion Work to Begin in Early April NE Douglas Parkway Expansion Work to Begin in Early April
Waukee Winter Reading Program Set Record and Helped Those in Need Waukee Winter Reading Program Set Record and Helped Those in Need
Registration Opens March 8 for Waukee PD's Safety City Registration Opens March 8 for Waukee PD's Safety City
Update on Morning Assault in Waukee Update on Morning Assault in Waukee
Waukee Police Respond to Morning Call of Shots Fired Waukee Police Respond to Morning Call of Shots Fired
Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 900 Building Permits in 2015 Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 900 Building Permits in 2015
The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 900 building permits in 2015 – a near 35% increase from the previous high in 2014.
Waukee Police Department Launches New Brand Waukee Police Department Launches New Brand
Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 4 Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 4
Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange and Roadway to Open Tuesday, Dec. 1 Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange and Roadway to Open Tuesday, Dec. 1
Waukee Emergency Snow Parking Ban Declared Waukee Emergency Snow Parking Ban Declared
City of Waukee Unveils New Brand Identity City of Waukee Unveils New Brand Identity
Waukee Homicide Suspect Brendan McGuinness Apprehended Waukee Homicide Suspect Brendan McGuinness Apprehended
Waukee Police Investigating Overnight Homicide Waukee Police Investigating Overnight Homicide
Waukee Police Department Deploys New Body Cameras Waukee Police Department Deploys New Body Cameras
Boards-Commissions Press Release Boards-Commissions Press Release
Waukee Police to Participate in National Take Back Initiative September 26 Waukee Police to Participate in National Take Back Initiative September 26
Waukee PD Citizen Academy Waukee PD Citizen Academy
The Waukee Police Department will embark on the second year of the free Citizen Police Academy. It will take place November 5, 2015 through January 29, 2016, as a 30-hour block of instruction.
Waukee Police Department Issues Statement Concerning Waukee High School Bomb Threat Waukee Police Department Issues Statement Concerning Waukee High School Bomb Threat
On August 31st, the Waukee Police Department responded to the Waukee High School for a bomb threat. Read the official Police statement and reward information.
Waukee Police and Fire Departments Announce Public Safety Day Waukee Police and Fire Departments Announce Public Safety Day
The Waukee Police and Fire Departments are hosting a Public Safety Day for the community on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waukee Public Safety Building located at 1300 LA Grant Parkway.
City of Waukee Hires New Marketing & Communications Director City of Waukee Hires New Marketing & Communications Director
The City of Waukee announced today that Summer Evans has been hired as the new Marketing & Communications Director.
Family Circle Magazine Names Waukee as One of Ten Best Cities for Families 2015 Family Circle Magazine Names Waukee as One of Ten Best Cities for Families 2015
Family Circle, a home and family magazine, recently conducted a study to find the best towns for families in 2015 – and Waukee made the cut.
City of Waukee Plans Stream Bank Improvements for Centennial Park City of Waukee Plans Stream Bank Improvements for Centennial Park
The City of Waukee is planning improvements to the creek that runs through Centennial Park. This creek forms part of the greater Sugar Creek Watershed. Residents may have recently noticed erosion problems along the stream bank that created exposed tree roots. The erosion can create safety and water quality issues.
City of Waukee Announces New Non-Emergency Phone Number Starting July 1, 2015 City of Waukee Announces New Non-Emergency Phone Number Starting July 1, 2015
Waukee residents will utilize a new non-emergency phone number starting July 1, 2015. 515-222-3321 will become the new non-emergency number, while 911 will remain the emergency number. The Waukee Police Department’s general information phone number, 515-978-7979 will remain the same, along with the Waukee Fire Department’s general information phone number, 515-978-7998. The change is the result of the City of Waukee Police and Fire Departments completing their upgrade to consolidated dispatch center Westcom Communications for dispatch services. The Departments have been working on the migration to Westcom since the Waukee City Council approved an agreement to join the dispatch service in February 2015, along with the cities of Clive, West Des Moines, Urbandale and Norwalk. Residents are reminded that the new non-emergency number will not be activated until July 1, 2015. Dallas County dispatch can still be reached at 515-993-4567 until that date. The latest updates and information can be found on the City of Waukee website at www.waukee.org.
Waukee Police Department Receives Donation for Purchase of Body Cameras Waukee Police Department Receives Donation for Purchase of Body Cameras
On Friday, May 29, the Waukee Police Department was presented with $14,000 from Rod French, owner of Kenworth Mid-Iowa, for the purchase of body cameras for on-duty police officers. Mayor Bill Peard and Police Chief John Quinn accepted the donation on behalf of the City of Waukee and the Waukee Police Department. The Des Moines Police Department also received a donation at the presentation ceremony. “Officer-worn body cameras are becoming an important technological aspect of modern law enforcement,” says Quinn. “Mr. French’s generous donation shows that there are people who appreciate the service provided by our officers. We are incredibly grateful and look forward to implementing the cameras in the field in order to improve safety for both the public and our police officers.” The funds will be used to purchase 18 body cameras to be worn by Waukee Police Department officers while on patrol. The cameras will be activated each time an officer has contact with a person during the response to a call for service.
BACooN Sizzles BACooN Sizzles
BACooN Sizzles Waukee will kick off a weekend of bacon, bikes and beer but you don’t have to be a rider to attend. Residents, friends, bacon enthusiasts – everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious bacon delicacies from vendors like Brewer Family Farms, Hotel Pattee, Waukee Hy-Vee and Local Yocals.
Look Left for Traffic Look Left for Traffic
The City of Waukee is taking a proactive approach to pedestrian and bicyclist safety with the installation of new “Look for Traffic” signs throughout the City.
Waukee Announces 2014 Citizen of the Year Waukee Announces 2014 Citizen of the Year
Long-time Waukee resident and local photographer, Terry Snyder, was named Waukee’s 2014 Citizen of the Year. Waukee Mayor Bill Peard named Snyder as Citizen of the Year at the regular Waukee City Council meeting on Monday, April 6, 2015.
Waukee Mourns Death of its First Police Chief, Larry Phillips Waukee Mourns Death of its First Police Chief, Larry Phillips
Waukee’s first police chief and lifelong resident Larry Phillips passed away on Saturday, February 28. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at Ernst Funeral Home in Waukee from 4:00–8:00 p.m. Phillips’ funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.
Waukee Announces “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” Event   to Kick Off BACooN Ride Waukee Announces “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” Event to Kick Off BACooN Ride
The City of Waukee announced a new name and logo for their event the night before the second annual BACooN Ride.
Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades the City of Waukee’s Sewer Bonds from A1 Rating to Aa3 Rating Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades the City of Waukee’s Sewer Bonds from A1 Rating to Aa3 Rating
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City of Waukee Sewer Enterprise, Iowa’s outstanding revenue debt from an A1 rating to an Aa3 rating. Waukee is the only city in the state of Iowa to receive this upgrade.
Waukee Seeks Nominations for 2014 Citizen of the Year Waukee Seeks Nominations for 2014 Citizen of the Year
The City of Waukee is now seeking nominations through February 6 for its 2014 Citizen of the Year. Each year, the City of Waukee seeks an exemplary resident who represents the true spirit of community service. The award recipient is honored with a public reception as well as riding in the July 4th and WaukeeFest parades.
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Invests $200,000 in Waukee's RRVT Public Art Initiative Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Invests $200,000 in Waukee's RRVT Public Art Initiative
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) continues to build and sustain a more culturally vibrant Iowa by awarding more than $1.3 million for projects in six communities designated Iowa Great Places. DCA approved an Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board recommendation to designate and award funding to the following five communities as Iowa’s newest Great Places: Sixth Avenue Corridor (Des Moines), Grinnell, Linn County, Manning and the Raccoon River Valley Trail (Waukee). Hamilton-Webster Counties was named an Iowa Great Place in 2010 and received additional funding for a new project during this most recent grant round.
Work at Major Intersection Complete Work at Major Intersection Complete
Waukee officials announced today that work on a major intersection in the city is complete. The newly improved intersection at Alice’s Road and University Avenue now accommodates dual left turning lanes in each direction. The intersection was also widened to accommodate a full six lanes of northbound and southbound traffic on Alice's Road and the future Grand Prairie Parkway.
Celebrate WinterFest Dec. 5 in Waukee! Celebrate WinterFest Dec. 5 in Waukee!
Bring on the holiday cheer with Waukee's annual WinterFest! There's so much holiday fun to have and we're squeezing it all into one great night. Bring the kids and visit Santa, watch an artist create holiday ice sculptures, and warm up with hot cocoa, cider and delicious soup. Experience Waukee's historic Downtown Triangle and its unique businesses, and meet members of the Waukee Area Arts Council as they host crafting, stories and more.
City of Waukee Wins Communication Initiatives Award from the American Planning Association City of Waukee Wins Communication Initiatives Award from the American Planning Association
The City of Waukee accepted a Communication Initiatives award from the American Planning Association Iowa Chapter at the group’s Upper Midwest Conference in Mason City on Thursday, October 23. The award was presented for the City’s work on the Master Plan for the future Kettlestone development. The Communications Initiative award honors efforts to “tell the planning story” while increasing awareness and understanding about the planning profession.
City of Waukee Seeks Applicants for 2015 Boards and Commissions City of Waukee Seeks Applicants for 2015 Boards and Commissions
The City of Waukee is seeking applications from residents who would like to become members of one of the City’s many important boards and commissions. Openings exist on all boards and commissions, including the Board of Appeals, the Community and Economic Development and Advisory Council (CEDAC), the Library Board of Trustees, Park Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Waukee and West Des Moines Break Ground on New Interchange Waukee and West Des Moines Break Ground on New Interchange
The Cities of West Des Moines and Waukee jointly broke ground today on the Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange project. Congressman Tom Latham, Waukee Mayor Bill Peard and West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer all contributed comments at the ceremony celebrating the project that’s been more than a decade in the making.
Waukee Police to Offer Citizen Police Academy Waukee Police to Offer Citizen Police Academy
The Waukee Police Department is proud to offer their very first Citizen Police Academy to Waukee businesses and residents. The Citizen Police Academy will take place November 6, 2014-January 29, 2015, as a 30-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the practices, policies and procedures governing the Waukee Police Department.
Waukee Hires New Library Director Waukee Hires New Library Director
The City of Waukee announced today that Kristine Larson has been hired as the new Waukee Public Library Director. Larson’s official start date will be Oct. 27.
Waukee Prepares for Back-to-School Traffic Waukee Prepares for Back-to-School Traffic
The City of Waukee is putting extra time and strategy into preparing for the first day of school on August 13 as construction continues at the intersection of Alice’s Road and University Avenue. The intersection—within a mile of Waukee High School, South Middle School, Waukee Middle School and Prairieview School—is down to one lane on University Avenue at the intersection, causing a slower flow of traffic.
Back-to-School Safety Tips from the Waukee Police Department Back-to-School Safety Tips from the Waukee Police Department
Starting a new school year is an exciting time for families in our community. Residents may notice increased traffic, children on bicycles and more school buses on the roads in the coming weeks. The Waukee Police Department strives to keep our community safe and has put together a safety check list for residents.
Waukee Holds Public Safety Day Waukee Holds Public Safety Day
The Waukee Police and Fire Departments are hosting a Public Safety Day for the community on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waukee Public Safety Building located at 1300 LA Grant Parkway.
Waukee Names 2013 Citizen of the Year Waukee Names 2013 Citizen of the Year
Waukee to Host First Annual BACooN RIDE Waukee to Host First Annual BACooN RIDE
Iowa’s world-famous RAGBRAI is joining with the founders of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to create a unique event combining the love of bacon and the love of bike riding. The inaugural BACooN RIDE will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, and will cover 71-miles of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.
Waukee Remains the Fastest-Growing City in Iowa Waukee Remains the Fastest-Growing City in Iowa
New U.S. Census Bureau data released May 22, 2014, shows Waukee remains the fastest-growing city in Iowa. The Census Bureau report is based on population estimates from July 2013. Waukee grew by 22.22% since the last Census Bureau data from April 2010, leading growth within the state.
Kettlestone Mixed-Use Development Planned in Waukee Kettlestone Mixed-Use Development Planned in Waukee
Waukee Police Department Installs Permanent Drug Take-Back Box Waukee Police Department Installs Permanent Drug Take-Back Box
Waukee City Council Preserves Alice's Road Name Waukee City Council Preserves Alice's Road Name
Ribbon Cutting for Raccoon River Valley Trail, Waukee to Dallas Center Segment Ribbon Cutting for Raccoon River Valley Trail, Waukee to Dallas Center Segment
Waukee Receives RISE Grant for Alice's Road Corridor Waukee Receives RISE Grant for Alice's Road Corridor
Waukee Public Library Received EECBG Grant Waukee Public Library Received EECBG Grant
Park, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Open Park, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Open
Aquatic Center Public Input Session Aquatic Center Public Input Session