Posted on: January 15, 2018

City to Host Imagine Waukee 2040 Open House

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Join the City of Waukee and firm Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc. for an open house to see all the work that has been going on as part of Imagine Waukee 2040 - the City's new comprehensive plan currently in progress. This is a "stop by and browse"...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Traffic Signals at University Avenue and Waco Place to Activate January 19

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The contractor for the University Avenue and Waco Place/98th Street traffic signal project anticipates a delay in activating the new signals due to weather. The plan now is to activate them on Friday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Waukee to Hold Annual FamilyFest Celebration Saturday, Jan. 20

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department will hold its sixth annual FamilyFest celebration on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope - Waukee (305 NE Dartmoor Drive). This FREE, family-friendly event provide...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Logged Winter Reading Program Minutes Could Earn Library $10,000 Donation

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The Waukee Public Library's Winter Reading Program is still going on, and they are encouraging people to sign up! The library is one of 100 nationwide which could see a donation from Mark Cuban if enough reading minutes are tallied. Learn more about the G...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Registration Now Open for Girls Recreational Softball

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Registration for the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department's Girls Softball League is now open. The season will run from mid-April through early June. Online registration ends February 19, 2018. Register participants for the grade they are in for the 2...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

City Seeks Nominations for 2017 Citizen of the Year

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The City of Waukee is now seeking nominations through Friday, Feb. 16 for its 2017 Citizen of the Year. Each year, the City accepts nominations of exemplary residents who represent the true spirit of community service. The award recipient is honored with ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Three City Council Members Sworn In at January 2nd Meeting

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Incumbent City Councilmembers Anna Bergman and Charlie Bottenberg as well as new City Councilmember Courtney Clarke each took the Oath of Office at the January 2, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting. Mayor Bill Peard administered the oaths, kicking off new ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Waukee Issued 1,005 Building Permits in 2017

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Both economic development and residential construction continue to thrive in Waukee. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,005 building permits in 2017.

The valuation of the building permits issued by the City in 2017 tot...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Fridley Theatres Breaks Ground on One-of-a-Kind Multiplex

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Fridley Theatres, a movie theatre company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, recently broke ground on its newest theatre, the “Palms Theatre”. The new state-of-the-art theatre will be located between NE Westgate Drive and NE Dartmoor Drive in Waukee. Repr...

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View 360-degree draft renderings of theatre! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 28, 2017

New Waukee Ice Rink Now Open

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The City of Waukee is pleased to announce that the community’s new ice rink is now open and ready for public skating. The rink is located at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course at 1505 6th Street in Waukee.

“We are thrilled to have a new ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Reminder: Fireworks Usage Only Permitted in Waukee July 3-4

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In many cities in Iowa, fireworks usage is permitted December 10-January 3. However, in accordance with the City of Waukee's fireworks ordinance:

No person shall use, explode or discharge any consumer fireworks on days other than July 3-4, all dates inclus...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

New Waukee Police Officers Guess and Sanchez Take Oaths of Office

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard administered the Oath of Office for two new Waukee Police Officers during the December 18, 2017 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council. Officer Kathryn Guess and Officer Maria Sanchez bring the total of sworn officers in the Wa...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Carroll Hired as Golf Course Superintendent

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The City of Waukee is pleased to have Joe Carroll on board as the new Golf Course Superintendent at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course. Carroll is already busy managing the day-to-day golf course maintenance. He is in charge of turf management including ch...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Waukee Police Officers Serve 17 Kids Through 2017 Shop With a Cop

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The Waukee Police Department participated in its annual Shop With a Cop program on Saturday, Dec. 9. There were 17 local children who were each assigned an officer with which to shop. The Police and Fire Departments cooked breakfast for participants. Then...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

New Alice's Road Lanes Now Open to Traffic; Please Use Caution

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All six of the new lanes recently constructed on Alice's Road are now open to traffic. All adjacent business entrances and City streets near Alice's Road are also now reopened. However, there will still be occasional lane closures occurring on Alice's Roa...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Mi-fiber Installation Update

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Mi-fiber is currently attempting to install its main internet fiber line in Waukee and all drops to interested houses in Fiberhoods C, D and E before the ground freezes this winter. Mi-fiber wants residents to know that even if fiber construction is occur...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Waukee Police Department Welcomes New Officer Scott Kinney

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The Waukee Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of new officer, Scott Kinney. Waukee City Clerk Becky Schuett swore Officer Kinney in to his new position on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Kinney’s hiring brin...

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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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See photos of the initiative. 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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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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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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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

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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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:
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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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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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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: 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: 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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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