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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Fire Department Welcomes Kurth as New Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic

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The Waukee Fire Department recently hired Tim Kurth to fill its open full-time Firefighter/Paramedic position. His duties include responding to fire and rescue calls, performing truck and equipment maintenance, and leading public education sessions.

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Outdoor Ice Rink Now Open

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The Waukee Ice Rink, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Iowa Wild, is now open! The outdoor rink is located in the southeast corner of Centennial Park (1255 Warrior Lane). The rink is open for hockey from dawn to noon, and open skating hours are from noon t...

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Read the ice rink rules! 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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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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Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Council Approves ADA Transition Plan

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On January 7, the Waukee City Council approved a resolution approving the City of Waukee's ADA Pedestrian Access Route Transition Plan.

Read through the ADA Transition plan.

While residents and State agencies were reached out to for comment prior to this pl...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

City Seeks Nominations for 2018 Citizen of the Year

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The City of Waukee is now seeking nominations through Friday, Feb. 15 for its 2018 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 7, 2019

Waukee Commercial Growth Topped $40 Million in 2018

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The Waukee Development Services Department issued a total of 961 building permits in 2018 for a total valuation of $140.2 million. Of the permits issued, 203 were for single-family housing, 59 were for townhomes, 11 were for multi-family developments and ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Trailside Dog Park Passes Now Available

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Park passes for the soon-to-open new Trailside Dog Park are now available for purchase. Annual passes cost $25 for each Waukee dog. Non-resident passes are $45 per dog. Daily passes are also available for $5. Waukee residents will need to license each dog...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Fox Creek Park Construction Moving Along

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Warmer than average temperatures allowed construction on Phase II of Waukee's Fox Creek Park to move along in December 2018. Crews are making progress on building the park's indoor shelter building. On the north end of the park, half of the tennis court h...

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See current park photos. 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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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Two Waukee Police Officers Graduate from ILEA

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Congrats to new Waukee Police Officers Jeremiah Freuh (left) and Dace Richardson (right)! Both graduated from the 283rd Basic Level 1 Class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on December 14. Now that their 16-week course studies and exercises ar...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Kevin Vrchoticky Hired as Asst. Public Works Director - Engineering

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Kevin Vrchoticky was recently hired as the City's Assistant Public Works Director - Engineering, stepping into the role left vacant when Rudy Koester was promoted to Public Works Director/City Engineer. 

Vrchoticky is overseeing the City of Waukee...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Waukee Public Safety Staff Receive Sullivan Brothers' Award of Valor

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) hosted the annual Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor Ceremony on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at the State Capitol Rotunda. Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa DPS Commissioner Roxann Ryan honored four Waukee public...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Waukee’s Trailside Dog Park to Open in Early 2019

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Construction of Waukee’s first dog park is nearing completion. The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department will open the park to the public in early 2019, as soon as weather allows. The four-acre Trailside Dog Park is located at 590 SE Brick Drive in Wau...

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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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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Registration Open for Girls Spring 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 18, 2019. Register participants for the grade they are in for the 2...

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Register now! 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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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Quick Pay Utility Bill Option Now Available

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In a continued effort to expand payment options, the City of Waukee and its partner Tyler Technologies enabled the Quick Pay tool, available for all Waukee utility customers. The Quick Pay feature allows users on the online payment site to make payments w...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Closed for the Season

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Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course in Waukee is now closed for the season. The course will reopen as early as possible in the spring of 2019.

Gift certificates and season passes are available for purchase. Call 515-978-5247 to inquire about gift certificate...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Sugar Creek Golf Pro Proehl Wins Iowa PGA Senior Player of the Year

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Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Golf Pro Chad Proehl was recently named the 2018 Iowa Professional Golfers' Association's (PGA) Senior Player of the Year. Proehl accumulated 1,397.50 points to win his first Iowa PGA Senior Player of the Year award of hi...

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Read the full Iowa PGA article. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Be Prepared for the Snow Ordinance and Parking Bans

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If snow is forecast for Waukee, the Public Works Department will often implement the City's snow ordinance (Waukee Municipal Code §502.17) and emergency parking ban. During this time, all public street parking is prohibited. Every attempt is made...

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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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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Waukee Winter Reading Program Combines Art and Bingo

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The Waukee Public Library Winter Reading Program starts November 15! This year’s theme is "The Art of Reading”, and instead of reading logs, participants will utilize bingo cards. All ages of children, teens and adults can take on...

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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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