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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Portions of Alice's Road to Close This Week

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As a part of Phase 5 of the Alice's Road Widening Project, portions of Alice's Road will be closed overnight this week. Alice's Road between Hickman Road and Laurel Street will close from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.14 until 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. A signed...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Register for Fall/Winter Parks & Recreation Programs August 15

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great fall/winter line-up on deck featuring popular (and some new) activities, trips and festivals! Highlights include:

  • Waukee’s annual festivals/events such as WinterFest, Movies in the Park, th...
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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Hickman Road Shoulder/Turn Lane Closure Planned

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From August 6 at 8 a.m. through approximately August 20, there will be a closure of the westbound shoulder and right turn lane on Hickman Road (east of Alice's Road). This closure is to allow for pavement removal and replacement in this quadrant. Semi tru...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Library to Host Blood Drive on August 21

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The Waukee Public Library and the LifeServe Blood Center will host the Helping Hands: Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 2-6 p.m. The Bloodmobile we be parked at the Waukee Public Library during this time. Each blood donation could save three or more li...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Waukee Police Officers Take on Lip Sync Challenge

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Members of the Waukee Police Department in Waukee, Iowa take on the national police Lip Sync Battle Challenge with "Happy".

Members of the Waukee PD featured in the video include: Sgt. Robert Gitzen, Sgt. Hector Arias, Sgt. Mackenzie Sposeto, Off...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Reading Program Participants Log More Than 700,000 Minutes

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The Waukee Public Library’s Summer Reading Program wrapped up at the end of July. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the program, tracking reading time and turning in reading logs for a total of 712,255 minutes read! One other big accomplishment this yea...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Koester Named New Public Works Director/City Engineer

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The City of Waukee is announcing that Rudy Koester will soon be promoted to the position of Public Works Director/City Engineer. Waukee’s long-time Public Works Director John Gibson will retire at the end of September, and Koester will step into this lead...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Waukee Named One of the 10 Fastest-Growing Suburbs in the U.S.

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The real estate industry website® released its top 10 list of the country's fastest-growing suburbs. The article, written by Lance Lambert, states that "Americans are falling in love with the 'burbs again". Waukee ranks number 9 on t...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Waukee Police and Fire Departments Welcome New Staff


Levi Abramowitz (pictured on left) became the Waukee Fire Department's newest full-time Firefighter/Paramedic on July 1, 2018. He joined the department originally in September 2017 as a paid-on-call Firefighter/Paramedic and also worked with the Clive Fir...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

City Employees Reach Service Milestones

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At the July 10, 2018 annual staff celebration, City of Waukee employees who reached 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were recognized for their work. 

Employees recognized for five years of service include:

  • City Administrator Tim Moerman
  • Police ...
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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Public Safety Departments Welcome and Promote Personnel

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On July 2, 2018, the Waukee Police and Fire Departments held a ceremony at which they promoted current department members and welcomed new officers. The Waukee Fire Department promoted Adam Hilgenberg to Fire Lieutenant. Lt. Hilgenberg has been a paid-on-...

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See photos from the ceremony! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Alice's Road Phase 5 Construction Update - July 2018

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Phase 5 construction on the Alice’s Road/Grand Prairie Parkway Corridor Project continues to progress. Work to install underground utilities (storm sewer, water main and sanitary sewer) is still ongoing with completion anticipated for early August. Gradin...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

New U.S. Census Numbers Show Nine Percent Growth for Waukee

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New population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Waukee’s population on July 1, 2017 was 20,649 residents. Between 2016 and 2017, the City of Waukee’s population increased by nine percent. This is the highest percentage of growth by any De...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Speed Limit in Alice's Road Construction Zone Drops to 25 mph

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Due to construction, the speed limit on the stretch of Alice's Road from SE Olson Drive to NE Horizon Drive is now 25 mph. This speed limit will be posted and enforced throughout the entirety of Phase 5 of this project.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Consumer Fireworks Use Permitted July 3 & 4 Only

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As a reminder, the Waukee City Council amended the fireworks ordinance in August 2017 to permit legal fireworks use within the Waukee city limits only on July 3 and 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on those respective days. Exploding or dischargi...

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See video from the Waukee Fire Department! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Waukee’s Kettlestone Development Now Open for Fishing

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City of Waukee staff members have been working closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community.

“Fishing is a gateway activity for families to spend time together and ...

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See a map of the pond locations. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Nearly 160 Tons of Materials Collected During Spring Clean-Up

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During the 2018 Spring Clean-Up Week, Waukee residents put a total of 156 tons of unwanted materials on the curbs. Garbage provider ASI reported a vast array of items picked up from televisions and carpets to mattresses and even pianos. Waukee residents a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City of Waukee Maintains Strong Credit Ratings in Moody's Reports

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Moody’s Investors Service announced that the City of Waukee general obligation credit rating will stay at Aa2, to which the City was upgraded in 2017. This rating allows the City to receive more competitive interest rates for repayment of debt. ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Erna Morain Named Waukee’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard recently announced that long-time resident and community advocate Erna Morain was selected from a pool of nominations as Waukee’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year honor is given each year to an exemplary ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Waukee Railroad Pergola Installation Now Complete

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On March 27, more than 200 project supporters and citizens celebrated the installation of Waukee Railroad Pergola: In the Shadow of the Rails at the Waukee Trailhead of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Following the ribbon cutting on the 27th, the ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Application Process Changes for Block Party Permits

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Are you looking ahead to warmer months and thinking about hosting a block party for your neighborhood? If so, the City has some information to share regarding recent changes to the block party permit application process. 

Applications can be found...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Mayor Peard Makes 11 Board and Commission Appointments

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The City of Waukee board and commission appointees for 2018 are as follows: 

  • Board of Adjustment: Juan Garcia
  • Board of Appeals: Travis Wuebker
  • CEDAC: Terry Lutz, Tara Elkin and Tricia Janes
  • Park Board: Matt Hackett, Robin Spear and Duwayne Fink
  • Planni...
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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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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