Posted on: November 15, 2017

Alice's Road and Frontier Avenue Businesses Accessible Via Olson Drive

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Frontier Drive and the Alice's Road entrances to several Westgate Business Park businesses are currently closed. However, businesses located in the Westgate Business Park and those located along Frontier Drive can be accessed by way of SE Olson Drive. Ple...

See detour map...

Alice's Road Widening Project
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Paving Underway on Western Lanes of Alice's Road

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The east three lanes of Alice's Road were completed earlier this summer, and the majority of the grading for the west three lanes is also complete. Aggregate sub-base has been placed along the western side, and paving began the week of October 9. The pede...

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See the October flyover video. Alice's Road Widening Project

Posted on: March 7, 2017

City of Waukee Embarks on “Imagine Waukee 2040” Planning Process

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The City of Waukee is updating its Comprehensive Plan, looking to the future as far out as 2040. Take a survey now to help lay the foundation for the City's "Imagine Waukee 2040" plan!

The City of Waukee launched “Imagine Waukee 2040”, a process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document addressing goals and policies for land use, housing, parks and open space, economic development and trans...

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Subscribe to receive updates on this process! Imagine Waukee 2040

Posted on: November 21, 2017

Waukee Police Deliver 27 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

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The Waukee Police Department provided 27 Waukee area families (up from 23 last year) with Thanksgiving food baskets purchased from the Waukee Fareway. They delivered the baskets to the recipients on Saturday, Nov. 18. The baskets were filled with the maki...

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See photos of the initiative. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Building Closures and Trash Delay Information

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All City buildings, including the Waukee Public Library, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The library will also close early at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

There will be no garbage/recycling ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Sugar Creek Golf Course Closed Thanksgiving Day; Open Special Hours November 24

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Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. It will reopen for business at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. It will stay open this fall until weather does not allow. Call 515-987-5247 for a tee time.

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 1

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Bring on the holiday cheer at Waukee's free, annual WinterFest celebration on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Downtown Triangle area. Waukee Triangle Businesses will host open houses beginning at 4:30 p.m. The rest of the festivities kick off at 6 p.m. sharp when S...

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See video of what to expect at WinterFest! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Alice's Road and Frontier Avenue Businesses Accessible Via Olson Drive

alices road businesses

Frontier Drive and the Alice's Road entrances to several Westgate Business Park businesses are currently closed. However, businesses located in the Westgate Business Park and those located along Frontier Drive can be accessed by way of SE Olson Drive. Ple...

See detour map...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Waukee Police and Fire Personnel Grow Facial Hair to Support Diabetes Research

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Members of the Waukee Police and Fire Departments are looking a little less clean-shaven these days as they participate in an initiative similar to “No-Shave November”. Waukee Police Chief John Quinn and Fire Chief Clint Robinson gave their blessing for d...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Lane Closures Planned at the Intersection of University and Waco

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Lane closures will occur at the intersection of University Avenue and Waco Place November 13-22 to allow for new traffic signal installation work. This will only occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thanks for your patience.

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Waukee Public Library “Shakes Out” Winter Reading Program

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The Waukee Public Library Winter Reading Program starts November 15! This year’s theme is "Shake, Rattle & Read”. All ages of children, teens and adults can read or listen to books and turn in reading logs. At the end of the winter, participants ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Waukee Library First in State to Provide Free Digital Access to School District

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The Waukee Public Library is pleased to announce its partnership with the Waukee Community School District to provide complete, free digital access to all the library’s online resources to students and teachers in the district.

Waukee is the first library ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Natural Gas Survey Calls Planned for Week of November 13

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A company by the name of Blue Otter Solutions will be contacting Waukee property owners on behalf of the City of Waukee to administer a natural gas safety survey beginning the week of November 13. The caller ID will show a phone number of 515-216-3101. We...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Sales Tax Passes; Bergman, Bottenberg and Clarke Win City Council Race

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Dallas County residents headed to the polls on November 7. Waukee residents voted for three out of four candidates in the City Council race as well as on a measure to impose a one percent sales tax in the county.

According to the Dallas County Auditor's un...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Waukee PD Gearing Up for Shop With a Cop

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Each December, the Waukee Police Department raises money and takes low-income children shopping for holiday gifts from themselves and their family members. The kids and their families enjoy breakfast cooked by the Waukee Fire Department, a pizza lunch and...

Learn how you can help...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 3, 2017

37.8 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

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The federal government is recalling 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers. The Waukee Fire Department wants residents to check their extinguishers for the recalled models. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge a...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Waukee PD Collects 44 Pounds of Prescription Drugs on Take-Back Day

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The Waukee Police Department collected 44 pounds of drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. The four-hour event was held at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Residents dropped off bottles, pill boxes and bags of ex...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Haunted House Attendees Donate Nearly 100 Food Items

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Attendees at Waukee's Haunted House held October 27-28 donated 98 non-perishable food items to the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated three non-perisha...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 16, 2016

City and School District Embark on Joint High School and Sports Complex

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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 Communit...Read on...

Click to see site location on larger map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Waukee Scout Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Parks

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Waukee Boy Scout Carter Moseley recently finished building and installing Little Free Libraries at three of Waukee's parks - Centennial Park, Grant Park and Triangle Park. This project, thought up as one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, took ...

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See photo gallery from Triangle Park installation. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Updated - More Traffic Signals Coming Online

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New traffic signals were activated at Westgate Drive and Hickman Road on October 25. Traffic signals at the intersection of SE Esker Drive and Grand Prairie Parkway were activated Monday, Oct. 30. 

UPDATED: Traffic signals at the intersection of U...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Waukee Parks to Be Winterized

Centennial Park

Due to chilly temperatures in the forecast, Waukee Parks & Recreation team members will be working to winterize/close park restrooms and water fountains. Please plan accordingly when venturing out during the upcoming days and weeks. Restrooms and wate...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Waukee Public Safety Building Now Features a “Safe Exchange Zone”

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The Waukee Police Department recently installed a camera system at the Waukee Public Safety Building located at 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway in Waukee. Because of these new cameras, the facility’s parking lot is now a designated "Safe Exchang...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 16, 2017

October is National Community Planning Month

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All month long we are celebrating the lasting value that thoughtful and innovative planning has for the City of Waukee. Get to know the planners in Waukee, learn about the local planning initiatives underway and maybe even attend your first planning-relat...

Read on...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Paving Underway on Western Lanes of Alice's Road

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The east three lanes of Alice's Road were completed earlier this summer, and the majority of the grading for the west three lanes is also complete. Aggregate sub-base has been placed along the western side, and paving began the week of October 9. The pede...

Read on...

See the October flyover video. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Work Begins on High School Area Trail Connection

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Work began this week on a pedestrian bridge and trail connection from the Waukee High School area to Bobwhite Lane. Work will progress throughout the fall with permanent vegetation restoration taking place in the spring once favorable weather allows. Temp...

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View project map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Hires First IT Director

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The City is pleased to have Son Le on board as the new IT Director. Son is already busy working on IT support, rebuilding the network infrastructure and enhancing the City’s technology needs.

Son previously worked as an Information Security Analy...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 5, 2017

LIHEAP Provides Low-Income Residents With Heating Assistance

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist low-income individuals or families in meeting the cost of home heating. This program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Rights and has been established to help qualif...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Serve on a City of Waukee Board or Commission

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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. Applications for seats on the following City boards and commissions are due by Thursday, Nov. ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 4, 2017

City of Waukee Wins 3CMA Savvy Award for Achievement in Economic Development Marketing

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The City's "Land in Waukee" campaign, which launched in the spring of 2016, was recently recognized by national organization 3CMA (City-County Communications & Marketing Association). The marketing campaign featured print ads, online ads, vi...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Waukee Police Encourage Drivers to Avoid NE Badger Lane

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Due to construction and road closures on Douglas Parkway, traffic has increased on NE Badger Lane. The Waukee Police Department is encouraging drivers - especially those dropping off or picking up students at Grant Ragan Elementary - to use Dartmoor Road ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Texting and Driving Could Get You Pulled Over

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Effective July 1, 2017, Iowa's new distracted driving law makes texting and driving a primary offense. In other words, texting, using apps like Facebook, playing games, and checking email while you are driving is enough to get you pulled over, even if you...

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Additional Info... Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Waukee Development Quarterly Update - July 2017

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With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it is no surprise that development was also booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 – nearly a 25 percen...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Rules and Safety Tips Regarding Legal Fireworks Usage in Waukee

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Waukee Fireworks Usage and Rules 

The City of Waukee will soon allow the use of fireworks on a modified schedule following recently passed State Legislation. Used outside the designated dates and times highlighted below, it is considered to be a v...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Animal Rescue League Offers Special Incentives to Waukee Veterans

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In support of the Home Base Iowa initiative, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is offering Waukee veterans and military families special incentives to adopt cats and dogs. Those who qualify can receive 50% off regular adoption fees for cats and dogs,...

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Additional Info... Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Waukee Public Library Making Big Improvements in the Children's Area

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The interior of the Waukee Public Library will start to look different in the coming months. The popular Children’s Area is getting a complete overhaul, and the remainder of the library is being updated as well.

“We want to continue to ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Waukee Police Department Welcomes New Officer Kyle Terlouw

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As the City of Waukee continues to enjoy steady growth and expansion, the need for additional public safety staff also increases. The Waukee Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of new officer Kyle Terlouw. Waukee City Clerk Becky Schuett swo...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Waukee Fire Department Adds Two Full-Time Staff Members

Tony Clemen and Josh Hutton

As the City of Waukee continues to enjoy steady growth, public safety staff must also expand in order to serve the growing population. The Waukee Fire Department is proud to announce two staff advancements.

Waukee Firefighter Tony Clemen (right) was hired ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 7, 2015

Waukee Named a Best Town for Families

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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.

Family Circle examined cities from across the United States, and based its list on the following criteria:
...Read on...

Read the full story Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 1, 2017

City Council Approves Changes to Fireworks Ordinance

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On May 9, Former Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a new fireworks bill which allows the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa during certain times of the year. The new law went into effect statewide on June 1.

FIREWORKS USE:After much consideration...

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Direct link to Senate File 489. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 25, 2017

New Census Estimates Show Waukee Population Grew by Nearly 11 Percent in 2016

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According to recently released U.S. Census data, the City of Waukee’s population grew by nearly 11 percent in 2016. Census numbers estimate the current population at 19,284.

Based upon the City’s current growth patterns, excitement in W...

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Read the Des Moines Register article! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Hundreds of National Snow Conference Attendees Tour Waukee Public Works Building

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More than 200 Public Works professionals from all around North America toured the Waukee Public Works Building on April 26, 2017 to cap off the American Public Works Association’s North American Snow Conference.

Attendees were driven on charter buses to th...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Walshes Named Waukee’s 2016 Citizens of the Year

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard recently named long-time residents and business owners Andy and Amy Walsh Waukee’s 2016 Citizens of the Year. The Walshes own and operate Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee.

They were chosen for the honor by a committe...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Waukee Parks & Rec's Danae Edwards Wins State IPRA Award

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Danae Edwards (left in photo), City of Waukee Recreation Supervisor, was recently honored with the Iowa Park and Recreation Association's 2017 Carole J. Hanson New Professional Award. 

This award, given in memoriam of former Association C...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Dallas County Ranks as Fifth Fastest-Growing County in the Nation

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The U.S. Census Bureau released new data yesterday showing that Dallas County, Iowa is the fifth fastest-growing county in the nation. Their latest estimates show the county grew by 4.6 percent from 2015-2016 and by more than 27 percent since 2010.

Waukee ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 7, 2017

City of Waukee Embarks on “Imagine Waukee 2040” Planning Process

imagine waukee 2040

The City of Waukee launched “Imagine Waukee 2040”, a process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document addressing goals and policies for land use, housing, parks and open space, economic development and trans...

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Subscribe to receive updates on this process! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Police Department Names Officer of the Year

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During the Waukee Police Department's annual dinner, Officer Brian Murra (left in photo) was named the 2016 Officer of the Year. Officer Murra received the Officer of the Year honor for consistent commitment to taking on additional tasks and foll...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Waukee City Council Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

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The Waukee City Council held a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 6, to review and approve the City’s proposed budget for FY 2018. The full proposed budget of $62.4 million was approved unanimously.

The FY 2018 fisc...

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Click to see an easy-to-read graphic breakdown! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Charlie Bottenberg Appointed to Waukee City Council

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At the January 30th Special Meeting, the Waukee City Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Charlie Bottenberg to fill the vacant fifth seat on the at-large council. The seat was vacated by former City Councilman Rick Peterson ea...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Fire Department Names Firefighter and Medic of the Year

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During the Waukee Fire Department's annual dinner, Bill Froehlich (right in photo) was named the 2016 Firefighter of the Year. Josh Hutton (left in photo) was named the 2016 Medic of the Year. 

Bill Froehlich received the Firefighter of t...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 26, 2017

City Staff Members Pack 18,144 Meals for Those in Need

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On January 20, 2017, 55 City of Waukee staff members spent their lunch hours at Meals from the Heartland, packing meals for local food pantries and disaster areas around the world. Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization geared toward elimin...

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Learn more about Meals from the Heartland. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Mayor Peard Makes 13 Board and Commission Appointments

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The City of Waukee board and commission appointees for 2017 are as follows: 

  • Board of Adjustment: Dennis Breckenridge
  • Board of Appeals: Sue Ellen Kennedy & LaCee Groetken
  • CEDAC: Niki DePhillips, Laura Smith, Cindi McDonald & Aimee Staudt
  • Libr...
See the full list.

Learn more about City boards and commissions! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Watch the Waukee Fire Department's Ice Rescue Training Video

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The Waukee Fire Department holds annual ice rescue training for its members. Watch video of the training session!

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Watch the City's 2016 Year in Review Video!

2016 year in review

2016 was another banner year in Waukee, Iowa. See some highlights featuring the good news, the people, the places and the community events of 2016. Watch the video now!

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 1,124 Building Permits in 2016

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With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it’s no surprise that development was booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 &n...

Read on...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 5, 2017

IEDA Director Debi Durham Visits Waukee

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Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham visited the City of Waukee on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 to meet with City leaders. In an informal roundtable, Durham and IEDA Team Leader Beth Balzer heard from City officials about Waukee growth, resi...

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See photos from the day's events. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Waukee Police Make the Holidays Bright for Area Children

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The Waukee Police Department participated in its annual Shop With a Cop program on Saturday, Dec. 10. The day started with the Waukee Fire Department serving up breakfast for the 14 families involved in the program. Officers also created free child IDs fo...

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See photos from Shop With a Cop! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Two Waukee Police Officers Graduate from ILEA

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Congrats to new Waukee Police Officers Brett Medders and Matthew Kessler! Both graduated from the 270th Basic Level 1 Class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on December 9th. Now that their 16-week course studies and exercises are completed, bo...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 9, 2016

Waukee Middle School Salutes Public Safety Officials

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In response to the tragic deaths of Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, more than 700 students from Waukee Middle School saluted police and fire/EMS personnel on November 9th. The students walked from school...Read on and see photos...

See photos from the event. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Waukee Public Library Receives State Library of Iowa Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Waukee Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing ...Read on...

Accreditation and Standards Information Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Eagle Scout Project Brings American Flag Drop Box to the City

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There’s now an easy way to properly dispose of worn or damaged American flags in Waukee. Gavin McKibben from Boy Scout Troop 182 recently completed his Eagle Scout service project in partnership with his troop’s sponsor, the Waukee American Legion. On occ...Read on...

See photos! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Mayor Peard Recognizes Randy Jensen and Jim Miller for Trailhead Fundraising

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At the Monday, Oct. 3 Waukee City Council meeting, Randy Jensen and Jim Miller were recognized by Mayor Bill Peard for their vision and fundraising efforts for the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead Art Project. The team, led by Jensen and Miller, raised $1.1...Read on...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Plaisance Family Makes Memorial Donation at Ridge Pointe Park

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John and Lara Plaisance recently worked with the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department as well as several donors to contribute equipment at Ridge Pointe Park in memory of their son, Drew. The Plaisances made it possible for two sets of swings, two spi...Read on...

See photos from the dedication event. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Waukee Officially Becomes Home Base Iowa Community

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In a dedication event held September 15, 2016, Waukee earned its designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Momentum for the HBI program continues to gain support from more and more communities. Both the Governor and Lt. Governor were on hand to re...Read on and see photos...

See photos from the dedication event! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Waukee Fire Department Receives Upgraded Rating

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The Waukee Fire Department recently participated in a Public Protection Classification (PPC™) review by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), in which the City was rated as a Class 2/2Y. The PPC program assesses information on municipal fire protection eff...Read on...

Waukee City Newsfeed

Posted on: October 16, 2017

October is National Community Planning Month

apa logo for web

All month long we are celebrating the lasting value that thoughtful and innovative planning has for the City of Waukee. Get to know the planners in Waukee, learn about the local planning initiatives underway and maybe even attend your first planning-relat...

Read on...

Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Waukee Development Quarterly Update - July 2017

waukee central photo

With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it is no surprise that development was also booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 &ndash...

Read on...

Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Animal Rescue League Offers Special Incentives to Waukee Veterans

Home Base Iowa logo

In support of the Home Base Iowa initiative, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is offering Waukee veterans and military families special incentives to adopt cats and dogs. Those who qualify can receive 50% off regular adoption fees for cats and dogs,...

Read on...

Additional Info... Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Dallas County Ranks as Fifth Fastest-Growing County in the Nation

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The U.S. Census Bureau released new data yesterday showing that Dallas County, Iowa is the fifth fastest-growing county in the nation. Their latest estimates show the county grew by 4.6 percent from 2015-2016 and by more than 27 percent ...

Read on...

Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: January 5, 2017

IEDA Director Debi Durham Visits Waukee

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Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham visited the City of Waukee on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 to meet with City leaders. In an informal roundtable, Durham and IEDA Team Leader Beth Balzer heard from City officials about Waukee growth, resi...

Read on...

See photos from the day's events. Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Waukee Issued Record-Breaking 1,124 Building Permits in 2016

record building permits 2016

With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it’s no surprise that development was booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 – nearly a 25 percent incr...

Read on...

Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Waukee Officially Becomes Home Base Iowa Community

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In a dedication event held September 15, 2016, Waukee earned its designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Momentum for the HBI program continues to gain support from more and more communities. Both the Governor and Lt. Governor were on hand to re...Read on and see photos...

See photos from the dedication event! Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Waukee Central Taking Shape South of Hickman

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In August, the Waukee City Council approved the final 10.57 acre plat for "Waukee Central". Waukee Central features five lots ranging from 0.88 to 4.91 acres. Site plans for three businesses planned in the development were also approved. Those b...Read on...

Stay up-to-date on ongoing development projects! Waukee Economic Development

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Sugar Creek Golf Course Closed Thanksgiving Day; Open Special Hours November 24

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Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. It will reopen for business at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. It will stay open this fall until weather does not allow. Call 515-987-5247 for a tee time.

Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 1

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Bring on the holiday cheer at Waukee's free, annual WinterFest celebration on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Downtown Triangle area. Waukee Triangle Businesses will host open houses beginning at 4:30 p.m. The rest of the festivities kick off at 6 p.m. sharp when S...

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See video of what to expect at WinterFest! Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Haunted House Attendees Donate Nearly 100 Food Items

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Attendees at Waukee's Haunted House held October 27-28 donated 98 non-perishable food items to the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated three non-perisha...

Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Waukee Scout Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Parks

boy scout library

Waukee Boy Scout Carter Moseley recently finished building and installing Little Free Libraries at three of Waukee's parks - Centennial Park, Grant Park and Triangle Park. This project, thought up as one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, took ...

Read on...

See photo gallery from Triangle Park installation. Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Waukee Parks to Be Winterized

Centennial Park

Due to chilly temperatures in the forecast, Waukee Parks & Recreation team members will be working to winterize/close park restrooms and water fountains. Please plan accordingly when venturing out during the upcoming days and weeks. Restrooms and wate...

Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Waukee Parks & Rec's Danae Edwards Wins State IPRA Award

danae award web

Danae Edwards (left in photo), City of Waukee Recreation Supervisor, was recently honored with the Iowa Park and Recreation Association's 2017 Carole J. Hanson New Professional Award. 

This award, given in memoriam of former Association C...

Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Mayor Peard Recognizes Randy Jensen and Jim Miller for Trailhead Fundraising

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At the Monday, Oct. 3 Waukee City Council meeting, Randy Jensen and Jim Miller were recognized by Mayor Bill Peard for their vision and fundraising efforts for the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead Art Project. The team, led by Jensen and Miller, raised $1.1...Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Plaisance Family Makes Memorial Donation at Ridge Pointe Park

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John and Lara Plaisance recently worked with the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department as well as several donors to contribute equipment at Ridge Pointe Park in memory of their son, Drew. The Plaisances made it possible for two sets of swings, two spi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Waukee United Methodist Church Brings More Little Free Libraries™ to Town

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The Waukee United Methodist Church installed three new Little Free Libraries™ in the community over the Labor Day weekend. Church members installed libraries in Warrior Park, Windfield Park and at the Waukee Community Center. The church also plans to dona...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Waukee Police Deliver 27 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

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The Waukee Police Department provided 27 Waukee area families (up from 23 last year) with Thanksgiving food baskets purchased from the Waukee Fareway. They delivered the baskets to the recipients on Saturday, Nov. 18. The baskets were filled with the maki...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Waukee Police and Fire Personnel Grow Facial Hair to Support Diabetes Research

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Members of the Waukee Police and Fire Departments are looking a little less clean-shaven these days as they participate in an initiative similar to “No-Shave November”. Waukee Police Chief John Quinn and Fire Chief Clint Robinson gave ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Waukee PD Collects 44 Pounds of Prescription Drugs on Take-Back Day

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The Waukee Police Department collected 44 pounds of drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. The four-hour event was held at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Residents dropped off bottles, pill boxes and bags of ex...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Waukee PD Gearing Up for Shop With a Cop

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Each December, the Waukee Police Department raises money and takes low-income children shopping for holiday gifts from themselves and their family members. The kids and their families enjoy breakfast cooked by the Waukee Fire Department, a pizza lunch and...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Waukee Public Safety Building Now Features a “Safe Exchange Zone”

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The Waukee Police Department recently installed a camera system at the Waukee Public Safety Building located at 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway in Waukee. Because of these new cameras, the facility’s parking lot in now a designated "Safe Exchang...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Waukee Police Encourage Drivers to Avoid NE Badger Lane

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The Waukee Police Department is encouraging drivers - especially those dropping off or picking up students at Grant Ragan Elementary - to use Dartmoor Road instead of NE Badger Lane. NE Badger Lane is a residential street where children often play outdoor...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Texting and Driving Could Get You Pulled Over

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Effective July 1, 2017, Iowa's new distracted driving law makes texting and driving a primary offense. In other words, texting, using apps like Facebook, playing games, and checking email while you are driving is enough to get you pulled over, even if you...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Police Department Names Officer of the Year

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During the Waukee Police Department's annual dinner, Officer Brian Murra (left in photo) was named the 2016 Officer of the Year. Officer Murra received the Officer of the Year honor for consistent commitment to taking on additional tasks and following thr...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Two Waukee Police Officers Graduate from ILEA

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Congrats to new Waukee Police Officers Brett Medders and Matthew Kessler! Both graduated from the 270th Basic Level 1 Class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on December 9th. Now that their 16-week course studies and exercises are completed, bo...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Waukee Middle School Salutes Public Safety Officials

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In response to the tragic deaths of Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, more than 700 students from Waukee Middle School saluted police and fire/EMS personnel on November 9th. The students walked from school...Read on and see photos...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Police Chief Quinn Presents Three Chief's Recognition Awards

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Waukee Police Chief John Quinn recently recognized the Waukee Fareway, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and the Krois Family for their contributions to Waukee Public Safety Day. All were awarded the special Chief's Recognition Award.

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See photos from the award presentations. Waukee Police Newsfeed

Posted on: October 24, 2017

October 2017 Utility Billing News

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See FAQs about the November 7 Regular City Election, and see when the last day for yard waste pick-up will be.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

September 2017 Utility Billing News

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September Utility Billing News features information about LIHEAP, Iowa's heating assistance program, contact information for Waukee Municipal Gas, and Project Share, an opportunity to share the warmth this winter.

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

June 2017 Utility Billing News

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June 2017 Utility Billing News features information about the current City of Waukee utility rates, easy pet licensing through PetData and keeping pet waste out of public waterways!

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

May 2017 Utility Billing News

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May 2017 Utility Billing News features information about the annual water quality report, what you can and cannot recycle and a listing of "Summertime in Waukee" events!

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

March 2017 Utility Billing News

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Read March 2017 Utility Billing News featuring information about yard waste collection, the Citywide Garage Sale and changes to the Citywide Clean-Up Event!

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

February 2017 Utility Billing News

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Read February 2017 Utility Billing News featuring information about the upcoming Alice's Road widening project, PetData pet licensing, irrigation meters and recycling!

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Know Your Utility Bill Payment Options

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You can pay in person, mail a check, set up bill payment through your bank, apply for the City's auto-payment option or pay by credit card right here online. View the full details and instructions for utility bill payment options at the link below.Read on...

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