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Posted on: May 22, 2019

May is Building Safety Month

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Building Safety Month provides education for the public about solutions that improve the safety and resiliency of buildings, infrastructure and communities. Properly administered and up-to-date safety codes reduce loss of life and property damage. Contemp...

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Check out some safety tips from the ICC! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Waukee's Yoga in the Park Kicks Off June 8!

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Join local, certified yoga instructors for Yoga in the Park this summer! Bring a yoga mat or towel to Windfield Park on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from June through August (June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, Aug. 10 & 24). Yoga sessi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Celebrate Waukee Festival Line-Up Set for June 1

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The annual Celebrate Waukee festival, presented by the citizen-run Waukee Community Festivals Committee, will be held this year on Saturday, June 1. Festival activities will take place in both the Downtown Triangle and in Centennial Park.

“This festival is...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Buildings Closed and Trash Delayed on Memorial Day

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All City of Waukee buildings will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. This includes the Waukee Public Library, which will also be closed Sunday, May 26 as summer hours begin. Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day, ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

National Public Works Week is May 19-25

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It’s National Public Works Week! The American Public Works Association celebrates this week each year as a way to celebrate the role public works professionals play in keeping communities safe and functioning smoothly. The objective is designed to increas...

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Learn more about the Waukee Public Works Dept. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Hickman Road Westbound to Alice's Road Southbound Turn Lane Closure to Continue Through May 24

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Crews have been busy working on the final stages of the Alice's Road widening project. So far work has been done to repurpose the old road surface by grinding it up and using it as the base below the surface of the new road. Crews are currently constructi...

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See a video of recent progress. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Waukee PD Launches Community Camera Program

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The Waukee Police Department has implemented a new Community Camera Program. The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote partnership. Residents and business owners can register their security cameras online with the department. Police will only ...

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Learn how you can be involved! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Movies in the Park Presenting Three Great Films for FREE!

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Enjoy Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars with Movies in the Park! The 2019 line-up is out, with THREE films on deck for the summertime. Provided by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department, the Park Board and NCMIC & Professional Solutions, ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

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Des Moines Water Works’ annual Consumer Confidence Report is now available. The annual water quality report summarizes the results of the water monitoring program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you are unable to view the repo...

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See the report (PDF). Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Apply to Serve on the Library Board of Trustees

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The Waukee Public Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Two terms are ending June 30. Are you interested in helping to review all information related to the operations of the Waukee Public Library? Apply to serve a three-year term which...

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Apply by May 24, 2019! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Spring Clean-Up Sees Large Participation

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ASI, the City's solid waste provider reported that they collected 156 tons of large items during the Spring Curbside Clean-Up. They also collected four large containers full of appliances and tires.

Metro Waste Authority provided the hazardous waste drop-o...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Lawn Maintenance and Grass Clippings

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Lawns and weeds should not be allowed to grow more than 12 inches high on the average, according to the City of Waukee’s property maintenance code. And as you mow, please direct grass clippings back toward the lawn and away from streets, drivewa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Summer Reading Program is Out of This World

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“Explore the Universe” at the Waukee Public Library this summer! All ages of children, teens and adults can read or listen to books and earn prizes from June 1-July 31 with the annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Progress Continues on Alice's Road - Lane Closure Scheduled

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Crews have been busy working on the final stages of the Alice's Road widening project. So far work has been done to repurpose the old road surface by grinding it up and using it as the base below the surface of the new road. Crews are currently constructi...

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See a video of recent progress. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Heart of the Warrior Trail's Storywalk Features "Say Hello"

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and the Waukee Public Library have the first Storywalk of the year out and ready for Heart of the Warrior Trail users! “Say Hello” by Jack & Michael Foreman can be read as you head west on the trail from th...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

130 Pounds of Medication Collected Through PD's Drug Take-Back Efforts

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On April 27, 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 90 pounds of unwanted or expired medication; the drugs were then disposed o...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Park Board Names Volunteers of the Year

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On Thursday, April 25, the Waukee Park Board recognized the Parks & Recreation Department’s Volunteers of the Year.

The recipients include:

  • Youth Volunteer – Erin Crone
  • Special Events Volunteer – Jerry Crone
  • Service Group &am...
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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Springtime

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Spring weather brings an increase in pedestrians and cyclists to Waukee trails, parks and streets. Here are some safety and courtesy tips to keep everyone safe and happy!

Motorists: 

  • Slow down or stop at intersections and trail crossings. ...
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Read more about Iowa Bike Safety. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Metro Area Libraries Partner to Offer “Sensory Friendly” Times

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Several Des Moines Metro area libraries are teaming up to offer Sensory Spaces, which are designated hours for individuals and families to enjoy a sensory-free experience in the libraries. The Des Moines Public Library’s Forest Avenue and East S...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fleet Farm to Open New Store in Waukee's Kettlestone Development

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Fleet Farm announced plans to open a new store in Waukee as part of the company’s plans to nearly double its store presence by 2023. The new store will be the company’s sixth Iowa store; Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids stores are opening ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Portion of Laurel Street to Close

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As part of the Alice's Road widening project, a small portion of Laurel Street east of Alice's Road will be closed beginning April 3 through the month of June. Businesses located along Laurel Street can be accessed via Brick Drive. Thank you for your pati...

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See closure map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Eric Kress Named Waukee’s 2018 Citizen of the Year

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard has named local leader and community activities enthusiast Eric Kress Waukee’s 2018 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year honor is given each year to an exemplary resident who represents the true spirit of community service....

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Waukee Library to Offer Free Conversational English Sessions

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The Waukee Public Library will soon begin offering free Conversational English sessions. Beginning Thursday, April 4, Conversational English will be held at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. The sessions will be guided by a trained ...

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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 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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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Waukee City Council Approves Budget for FY 2020

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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: 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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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: 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