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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Changes Coming to HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County

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Effective April 1, 2019, HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County will no longer be operated by HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County. HIRTA Public Transit will provide their own transit services throughout Dallas County. HIRTA wants to assure everyone th...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Solarize Waukee Initiative Announced

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The sun is shining for homeowners and business owners in the Waukee, Iowa area, as the Solarize Waukee program is set to commence this April. The program will allow individual home and commercial property owners to access competitive prices for solar inst...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Parking and Entrances to Change During City Hall Renovation

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Work to improve the exterior conditions of Waukee City Hall will occur March-July 2019, when weather allows. While City Hall will remain open during construction, the entire front parking lot and the front entrance will not be accessible during constructi...

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See parking map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Waukee Celebrates Gas Utility Workers’ Day

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The City of Waukee will observe the national Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2019. This is the fourth year in which Gas Utility Workers’ Day has been officially celebrated across the country. This day of recognition is a time whe...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Long, Cold Winter Results in Potholes!


Waukee drivers surely noticed that post-thaw potholes are bad this year. The unusual amount of moisture in February allowed moisture to seep into cracks, and the freeze-thaw cycle broke pavement in all parts of the City. When traffic passes over the damag...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 13, 2019

“Playing for a Miracle” Open House Planned

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The Waukee Betterment Foundation will host the first annual “Playing for a Miracle” event on Saturday, April 13 from 12-5 p.m. as a way to kick off its initiative to fundraise, design and build an all-inclusive recreational area in Waukee.

Playing for a Mi...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Waukee City Council Approves Budget for FY 2020


The Waukee City Council held a public hearing related to the FY 2020 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 4. The Council voted 5-0 to approve the budget and Capital Improvement Program. The budget is a reflection of the Waukee Mayor ...

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See helpful budget infographic... Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Register for Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation Programs NOW!

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great spring and summer filled with programs, activities, trips and festivals! Highlights include:

  • Waukee’s popular festivals/events such as the April 20 Easter Egg Hunt, free Movies in the Park ...
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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Statewide Tornado Drill Planned for March 27

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 25-29 as a precursor to the spring season’s risk for severe weather. This week provides an opportunity to increase awareness of, and response to, severe weather hazards. Specific topics which ...

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Visit the NWS Des Moines website to learn more! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Safety City Registration Opens March 1

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Incoming Waukee Community School District kindergarten students can participate in the Waukee Police Department's annual Safety City program! Attendees will learn about safety from officers and volunteers during this week-long course. Online-only registra...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Habitat for Humanity to "Rock the Block" in Waukee

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Dallas County Habitat for Humanity is inviting Waukee homeowners to participate in its Rock the Block® home program. The goal of Rock the Block is to bring together families, local partners, volunteers and sponsors to repair homes and improve the ...

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Learn more about Habitat for Humanity. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Waukee Library and Historical Society Announce 2019 Local History Series

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The Waukee Public Library and the Waukee Area Historical Society (WAHS) are partnering again to host the popular Local History Series. Throughout the year, the two organizations will present historical information on specific topics related to Waukee and ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Firefighter and Medic of the Year Honors Awarded

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During the Waukee Fire Department's annual dinner, Clint Stephens (left photo) was named the 2018 Firefighter of the Year. Chandler Thayer (center photo) was named the 2018 Medic of the Year. Chief Clint Robinson presented the awards.

Clint Stephens receiv...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Seven Appointed to City Boards and Commissions

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The City of Waukee board and commission appointees for 2019 are as follows: 

  • Board of Adjustment: Doug Drees (reappointment)
  • Board of Appeals: Jessica Smith and Matthew Zinkula
  • Park Board: Chris Crone, Josh Loeffelholz & Ethan Owens (all reappoi...
See the full list.

Learn more about City boards and commissions! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 28, 2018

City Snow Reminders

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Winter in Iowa usually brings its fair share of fluffy snow. When snow begins to accumulate, the City of Waukee's Public Works Department enacts the Snow and Ice Control Policy. The policy attempts to maintain an adequate driving surface, and to provide p...

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See Snow Ordinance video! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Lindsay Named Waukee’s New Human Resources Director

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The City of Waukee recently hired Michelle Lindsay as its new Human Resources Director. Lindsay began her role with the City on January 7. She will spend her days supporting the City’s departments and employees while recruiting top talent and serving as a...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Police Department Names Officer of the Year

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Sgt. Mackenzie Sposeto was named the 2018 Officer of the Year. Sgt. Sposeto received the honor for being a great ambassador for the Department while serving as Sergeant of the School Resource Officers and effectively managing all of the Department`s commu...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Now Hiring for 2020 Census Jobs

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Waukee residents, the U.S. Census is hiring! You have the chance to participate in the 2020 Census by becoming a temporary census taker, field supervisor, recruiting assistant, office clerk or office operations supervisor. Apply today!

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Downtown Gazebo Gets a Roof Makeover

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Thanks to DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc. and Worth Exteriors, Waukee’s Triangle Park gazebo is looking extra polished just in time for the annual WinterFest celebration!

After decades of aging, the roof on the gazebo was looking worn. A chance conversation at...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Launches New Rental Property Inspection Program

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The City of Waukee now has an official citywide Rental Property Inspection Program; this effort is required pursuant to Chapter 364.17 of the Iowa Code. The purpose of this code is to ensure property owners, their agents and others who rent out residentia...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 27, 2018

LIHEAP Offers Heating Assistance to Low-Income Qualifiers

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This month's news features information about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), how you can help a neighbor in need and how to reach the Iowa Utilities Board.

See this month's news. Waukee City Newsfeed
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