Posted on: June 29, 2017

Portion of SE Olson Drive Closed East of Alice's Road Through August

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SE Olson Drive will be closed to through traffic immediately east of Alice’s Road. SE Olson Drive will be open to local traffic only, and access will only be possible from SE Brick Drive. SE Olson Drive west of Alice’s Road will remain open at this time. ...

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Alice's Road Widening Project
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Portion of Heart of the Warrior Trail Closed

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The portion of the Heart of the Warrior Trail from just east of Warrior Lane to SE Brick Drive is currently closed to allow for construction around the trail as part of the Alice’s Road widening project. This section of the trail will be closed ...

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View detour map. Alice's Road Widening Project
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Alice's Road Construction to Begin in Early April

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When Grand Prairie Parkway was completed in December 2015, it opened a new gateway to Waukee from the south and gave commuters a more direct connection to the Interstate. But, the City isn’t done improving this main thoroughfare quite yet. The w...

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Alice's Road Widening Project

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Imagine Waukee 2040 Plan Moves Forward

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Following an online community survey, Social Pinpoint feedback, an elected official/board and commission session, and a community member workshop, the Imagine Waukee 2040 Comprehensive Plan is making great progress.

Following a community survey (take it now!), Social Pinpoint feedback (explore now!), elected official/board and commission session, and community member workshop, the Imagine Waukee 2040 Comprehensive Plan is making great progress.

The Waukee community me...

See what's been going on...

Imagine Waukee 2040
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: July 25, 2017

Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Survey

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The city of Waukee is participating in the Dallas County Hazard Mitigation planning process. This process relates to planning, prevention and mitigating several types of disasters. A planning committee comprised of representatives from Dallas County, the ...

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Take the survey! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Hickman and Westgate Construction Begins July 17

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An improvement project begins July 17 at the intersection of Hickman Road and Westgate Drive. The project will include new traffic signals and minor pavement improvements in the intersection. Vehicles will still be able to access this intersection at all ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Portion 6th Street to Close for Two Weeks Beginning July 12

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Beginning July 12 a portion of 6th Street will be closed to make utility connections and to repave a part of the road to accommodate the entrance to the new Kum and Go store at the corner of Hickman Rd and 6th St. The closure will begin July 12th and last...

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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: 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: June 29, 2017

Portion of SE Olson Drive Closed East of Alice's Road Through August

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SE Olson Drive will be closed to through traffic immediately east of Alice’s Road. SE Olson Drive will be open to local traffic only, and access will only be possible from SE Brick Drive. SE Olson Drive west of Alice’s Road will remain...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day in Waukee

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and Waukee Park Board will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration in the heart of Waukee. Festivities begin Tuesday, July 4 at 3 p.m. and include a parade, live music, great food and fireworks.

“Th...

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Additional Info... 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 19, 2017

Safe Car-Washing Tips from the Stormwater Department

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DID YOU KNOW? Washing your car at home can create more than 100 gallons of runoff that is polluted with soap, oil and gasoline. This runoff makes its way into storm sewers, and eventually into nearby lakes and streams.

Here are a few tips that will keep yo...

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More from the Stormwater Department Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Updates on Alice's Road Project

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The Alice’s Road widening project continues as crews work to install storm sewer pipe and water main. Work to pour retaining walls and the pedestrian box culvert for the Heart of the Warrior Trail underpass portion of the project has begun; the trail is c...

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Watch video of recent progress! 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 5, 2017

Waukee Farmers Market to Fill Downtown June 7-September 27

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During the summer, the Waukee Triangle Businesses present the Waukee Farmers Market. Held in the Downtown Triangle every Wednesday June through September, the Farmers Market gives residents the opportunity to purchase locally grown produce and handmade it...

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Additional Info... Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Imagine Waukee 2040 Plan Moves Forward

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Following a community survey (take it now!), Social Pinpoint feedback (explore now!), elected official/board and commission session, and community member workshop, the Imagine Waukee 2040 Comprehensive Plan is making great progress.

The Waukee community me...

See what's been going on...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Waukee Fire Department Adds Two Full-Time Staff Members

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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: 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 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 31, 2017

Portion of Heart of the Warrior Trail Closed

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The portion of the Heart of the Warrior Trail from just east of Warrior Lane to SE Brick Drive is currently closed to allow for construction around the trail as part of the Alice’s Road widening project. This section of the trail will be closed ...

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View detour map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo to Donate Public Rink to Waukee

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The Iowa Wild, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, the City of Waukee and the City of Ankeny, announced that a community ice rink will be built for public use in both Waukee and Ankeny start...

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Learn more about the Iowa Wild! 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: May 22, 2017

Waukee Public Library "Builds Up" to Summer Reading Program

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The Waukee Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off May 26! This year’s theme is "Build a Better World!”. It focuses on engineering and being caring citizens. All ages of children, teens and adults can read or listen to books and turn in readi...

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Additional Info... Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 19, 2017

City Election Scheduled for November 7, 2017

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The 2017 City Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7. Waukee residents interested in running for one of three city council positions, all with four-year terms beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021, are welcome to submit affidavits and nomi...

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Download the 2017 Candidate's Guide. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Waukee Start-Up Wins Venture School Award

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NetAngel, a Waukee startup and University of Iowa Venture School alumni, received the Judge’s Choice award and a $1,000 prize at the Venture School Surge Summit last month. Co-founders Brian McKellar and Eric Terry developed a web content filter that aler...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Turn Lanes and Traffic Signals Coming to Hickman and Westgate

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At the May 1 City Council meeting, plans, specifications, contracts and costs for a Hickman Road and Westgate Drive turn lane and signal project were passed unanimously. Construction will occur this summer. The addition of traffic signals will allow more ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 10, 2017

220 Pounds of Medication Collected at PD's Drug Take-Back Event

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On April 29, the Waukee Police Department opened its doors for four hours on a Saturday as part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Waukee residents dropped off 220 pounds of unwanted or expired medication; the drugs were then disposed ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 1, 2017

New 10-Mile Run Coming to Waukee in September

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Just Go Faster welcomes runners to take a 10-mile run through Waukee in the brand new event – The Waukee 10! The race route boasts 10 beautiful miles of fast flats, challenging climbs, cheering neighbors and a triumphant finish at the Waukee Sta...

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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 7, 2017

City of Waukee’s Jenna Herr Wins Courage Award

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Jenna Herr, Technical Services Specialist in the City of Waukee’s Community & Economic Development Department, was recently honored with the Courage Award as part of the Inspiring Women of Iowa program. This award program and fundraising eve...

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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: April 4, 2017

Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen Promoted to Sergeant

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Following an application and interview process, the Waukee Police Department recently chose its next Sergeant - current Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen. Officer Gitzen joined the Waukee Police Department in July 2015, and has proven himself as a very ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 31, 2017

Artists Working Away on Waukee Trailhead Public Art Installation

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Following years of fundraising, the actual handy work to create the Waukee Trailhead public art installation began in mid-March. Artists at the RDG Dahlquist Art Studio are hard at work pressing, firing, coloring, glazing and building the $1.1 million Wau...

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Read more details from the RRVT blog! 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 21, 2017

Police Chief John Quinn Honored with ESGR Patriot Award

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At the March 20th Waukee City Council Regular Meeting, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn was surprised with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Patriot Award. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors...

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Learn more about the ESGR Patriot Award. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Alice's Road Construction to Begin in Early April

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When Grand Prairie Parkway was completed in December 2015, it opened a new gateway to Waukee from the south and gave commuters a more direct connection to the Interstate. But, the City isn’t done improving this main thoroughfare quite yet. The w...

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Ongoing project details will be updated here! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Crews Begin Work on the Little Walnut Creek Lift Station Project

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Crews from Synergy Contracting, LLC are moving in to the right-of-way along the west side of Warrior Lane just north of the Waukee Family YMCA to begin work on the Little Walnut Creek (LWC) Life Station project. Improvements to the lift station include eq...

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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 7, 2017

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

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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 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 20, 2017

Waukee Library and Historical Society Partner on Local History Series

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The Waukee Public Library and the Waukee Area Historical Society announced they are partnering on a new initiative – the Local History Series. Throughout 2017, the two organizations will present historical information on specific topics related ...

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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!

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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 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: 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...

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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 21, 2016

Waukee Police Deliver 23 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

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The Waukee Police Department provided 23 Waukee area families (up from 17 last year) with Thanksgiving food baskets purchased from the Waukee Fareway. They delivered the baskets to the recipients on Saturday, Nov. 19. The baskets were filled with the maki...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Waukee Fire Department Installs 247 Free Smoke Alarms

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From late October through early November, the Waukee Fire Department went door-to-door in the evenings and offered to install free smoke alarms to residents is some of the “Original Waukee” neighborhoods. They were able to visit 200 single-family homes lo...Read on...

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: November 1, 2016

Haunted House Attendees Donate 145 Food Items

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A record 618 people attended the annual Waukee Haunted House on October 28 and 29. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated non-perishable food items. In total, attendees donated 145 non-peri...Read on...

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 24, 2016

Waukee PD Collects 20 Pounds of Drugs at Take-Back Event

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The Waukee Police Department collected 20 pounds of drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. The four-hour event was held at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Residents dropped off bottles, pill boxes and bags of ex...Read on...

Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Waukee Police Encouraging Neighborhood Watch Participation

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The Neighborhood Watch program empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. If interested in bringing Neighborhood Watch to your area, please email Officer Brian Murra or call and ask for him ...Read on...

Visit the National Neighborhood Watch website. 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: October 3, 2016

260 Trees Distributed as Part of Plant Some Shade Waukee

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On September 28, 2016, 260 trees - including breeds like White Oak, Quaking Aspen Saucer Magnolia and Norway Spruce - were distributed to MidAmerican Energy Company customers through the Plant Some Shade™ program. Waukee Parks & Recreation and Park Bo...Read on...

Additional Info... 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: September 12, 2016

Waukee Police Department Releases 2015 Annual Report

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At the Tuesday, Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn presented the Police Department’s Annual Report, featuring great photos, 2015 incident statistics, notes about community policing, and news about new hires ...Read on...

Read the full Annual Report from 2015! 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: 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: 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: 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 &ndash...

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Waukee Economic Development
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 Economic Development
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Waukee Start-Up Wins Venture School Award

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NetAngel, a Waukee startup and University of Iowa Venture School alumni, received the Judge’s Choice award and a $1,000 prize at the Venture School Surge Summit last month. Co-founders Brian McKellar and Eric Terry developed a web content filter...

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Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: April 7, 2017

City of Waukee’s Jenna Herr Wins Courage Award

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Jenna Herr, Technical Services Specialist in the City of Waukee’s Community & Economic Development Department, was recently honored with the Courage Award as part of the Inspiring Women of Iowa program. This award program and fundraising event for the...

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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 ...

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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...

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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

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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 – 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: June 26, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day in Waukee

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and Waukee Park Board will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration in the heart of Waukee. Festivities begin Tuesday, July 4 at 3 p.m. and include a parade, live music, great food and fireworks.

“The Fourth o...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Portion of Heart of the Warrior Trail Closed

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The portion of the Heart of the Warrior Trail from just east of Warrior Lane to SE Brick Drive is currently closed to allow for construction around the trail as part of the Alice’s Road widening project. This section of the trail will be closed ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo to Donate Public Rink to Waukee

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The Iowa Wild, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, the City of Waukee and the City of Ankeny, announced that a community ice rink will be built for public use in both Waukee and An...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

New 10-Mile Run Coming to Waukee in September

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Just Go Faster welcomes runners to take a 10-mile run through Waukee in the brand new event – The Waukee 10! The race route boasts 10 beautiful miles of fast flats, challenging climbs, cheering neighbors and a triumphant finish at the Waukee Sta...

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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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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Artists Working Away on Waukee Trailhead Public Art Installation

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Following years of fundraising, the actual handy work to create the Waukee Trailhead public art installation began in mid-March. Artists at the RDG Dahlquist Art Studio are hard at work pressing, firing, coloring, glazing and building the $1.1 million Wau...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Haunted House Attendees Donate 145 Food Items

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A record 618 people attended the annual Waukee Haunted House on October 28 and 29. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated non-perishable food items. In total, attendees donated 145 non-peri...Read on...

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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...

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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: October 3, 2016

260 Trees Distributed as Part of Plant Some Shade Waukee

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On September 28, 2016, 260 trees - including breeds like White Oak, Quaking Aspen Saucer Magnolia and Norway Spruce - were distributed to MidAmerican Energy Company customers through the Plant Some Shade™ program. Waukee Parks & Recreation and Park Bo...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: August 29, 2016

David Combs Wins City Golf Championship

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The top eight finishers in the 2016 Waukee City Golf Championship (after 27 holes) were as follows:

1st: David Combs, 96
2nd: John Burgett, 993rd: Jon Raftis, 102
4th: Eric Buntenbach, 1045th: Patrick Breitbach, 105
5th: Derek Shultz, 1057th: ...Read on for top eight finishers...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Mens' and Womens' Golf League Winners Named

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The top eight finishers in each 2016 summer golf league are as follows:

Monday Night Mens' League
1st: Mac Harry/Ray Turner, 257.52nd: Chad Johnson/Brent Rankin, 256
3rd: Don Gehrls/David Johannesen, 2444th: Jon Means/Jason Ross, 241.5
5th: Matt...Read more...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

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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: May 10, 2017

220 Pounds of Medication Collected at PD's Drug Take-Back Event

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On April 29, the Waukee Police Department opened its doors for four hours on a Saturday as part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Waukee residents dropped off 220 pounds of unwanted or expired medication; the drugs were then ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen Promoted to Sergeant

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Following an application and interview process, the Waukee Police Department recently chose its next Sergeant - current Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen. Officer Gitzen joined the Waukee Police Department in July 2015, and has proven himself as a very ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Police Chief John Quinn Honored with ESGR Patriot Award

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At the March 20th Waukee City Council Regular Meeting, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn was surprised with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Patriot Award. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors...

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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 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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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 21, 2016

Waukee Police Deliver 23 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

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The Waukee Police Department provided 23 Waukee area families (up from 17 last year) with Thanksgiving food baskets purchased from the Waukee Fareway. They delivered the baskets to the recipients on Saturday, Nov. 19. The baskets were filled with the maki...

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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: October 24, 2016

Waukee PD Collects 20 Pounds of Drugs at Take-Back Event

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The Waukee Police Department collected 20 pounds of drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. The four-hour event was held at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Residents dropped off bottles, pill boxes and bags of ex...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Waukee Police Encouraging Neighborhood Watch Participation

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The Neighborhood Watch program empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. If interested in bringing Neighborhood Watch to your area, please email Officer Brian Murra or call and ask for him ...Read on...

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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.

Thanks to the W...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Waukee Police Department Releases 2015 Annual Report

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At the Tuesday, Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn presented the Police Department’s Annual Report, featuring great photos, 2015 incident statistics, notes about community policing, and news about new hires ...Read on...

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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!

Click to read the full details! Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: October 27, 2016

November Gas Safety Survey and Auto Pay News

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Beginning November 14, Waukee residents will be receiving calls as part of a gas safety survey that the City is required to perform. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete it! Please click the link below to learn more.

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

October Utility Billing News

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Read up on LIHEAP - a program that provides heating assistance for low-income customers. Learn how you can report gas utility concerns. And, see how you may be able to help others in need with paying their heating bills.

See full October 2016 Utility Billing News. Waukee Utility Billing News
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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