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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Capital Improvement Projects Update - June 14, 2021

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Warrior Lane Improvements Phase I

Work began on the Warrior Lane Improvements project on March 15. S. Warrior Lane will soon be widened to three lanes. The existing five-way intersection at S. Warrior Lane, Northview Drive and Ashworth Drive will transitio...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Conserve Water by Limiting or Staggering Irrigation/Watering

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During hot, dry weeks, please be good stewards of the regional water system by limiting or staggering irrigation/lawn watering. In addition to saving money on utility bills, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and loca...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Alice Nizzi Park Noodle-Cutting Event Celebrates a Legacy

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021, City of Waukee officials, the Waukee Park Board, family members of the late Alice Nizzi, mining historians and others gathered for the Alice Nizzi Park noodle-cutting event!

Alice Nizzi was a Waukee community fixture who was wel...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Public Safety Building Offered as Cooling Center

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During extreme hot temperatures, the Waukee Public Safety Building is open as a cooling center for those needing to seek refuge from the heat. The building will welcome those in need on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The building is located at 1300 SE...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Leadership Institute Brings New Amenities to Trailside Dog Park

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On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Waukee Leadership Institute Class of 2021 cut the ribbon to celebrate the installation of a new shade structure and bench at Trailside Dog Park. The group raised more than $13,000 for the new amenities. Part of the contributi...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Celebration of Independence Returning for Three Days

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This year, Waukee’s Celebration of Independence will take place July 2-4! The newly expanded three-day event will feature a carnival, food vendors, a parade, live music, skydivers, bags and sand volleyball tournaments, the beloved fireworks show and more....

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Consumer Fireworks Use Permitted July 3 & 4 Only

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As a reminder, the use of legal fireworks within the Waukee city limits is allowed only on July 3 and 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on those respective days. Exploding or discharging consumer fireworks on days/times other than those allowed is...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Warrior Lane Project Shuts Down Ashworth Drive Intersection

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June 1st Update: Ashworth Drive, just east and west of Warrior Lane is now closed. This will shut down the five-way intersection located at Warrior Lane and Ashworth Drive for the remainder of the summer, to allow construction crews to build the ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Waukee Named to SafeWise 2021 Safest Cities in Iowa Report

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National home security and safety company SafeWise recently released its 20 safety cities in Iowa report for 2021, and Waukee made the cut at number 5! To identify the 20 cities with the best safety records, SafeWise analysts looked at the number of viole...

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Waukee Police Newsfeed
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Waukee Population Estimates Show 8.42 Percent Growth from 2019-2020

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While the official 2020 Census results will be released in the fall, the estimates came in last week with Waukee's population landing at 26,166. That's 8.42 percent growth over the year prior and 90 percent growth in a decade! Here&a...

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Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Registration Now Open for Girls Fall Softball

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Registration for the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department's Fall Girls Softball League is now open. The season will run from Sept. 9-Oct. 7. Online registration ends Aug. 1, 2021. Register participants for the grade they are in for the 2021-2...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Registration Open for Introduction to Soccer

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Introduction to Soccer is designed to teach kids the basics of soccer while having fun! Kids ages 4-5 can sign up for the program which will take place on Tuesday evenings (5:45 p.m.) Aug. 24-Sept. 21. Game play will be 4 vs. 4 with four quarters of eight...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Yoga in the Park Offered Twice Monthly This Summer

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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 September (June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 14 & 28 and Sept...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Represent Waukee in the Battle of the 'Burbs Race

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We're ready! Are you? Join your neighbors at NCMIC's annual Battle of the 'Burbs race. Walk, jog or run to raise money for a great cause on Saturday, Aug. 7. When participants register for the race, they choose a City to represe...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Peddler's Permit Reminders

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All solicitors and peddlers are required to be licensed by the City of Waukee with certain specific exemptions as outlined in Waukee Municipal Code, Chapter 210. The purpose of a Peddler's Permit is to protect residents...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Park Play Series Runs June-July

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The Park Play: in a Local Way series brings neighbors together to enjoy specific parks close to their homes. Games, crafts and activities are provided free of charge. Residents are encouraged to find their closest park and come out for a Wednesday evening...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Brown Hired as Economic Development Coordinator

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The City of Waukee recently hired Jennifer Brown as its new Economic Development Coordinator. Brown began her role with the City on May 10. She will spend her days serving as a liaison between the public and private sectors to facilitate growth and expans...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 8, 2021

Waukee Rules for Placing Yard Signs

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Events such as garage sales, open houses, etc. are picking up. Yard signs are a great way to share messages about these events, however, the City encourages residents to follow these basic rules to ensure signs are legally placed in proper locations.

Per C...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Outdoor Warning Sirens and Severe Weather Information

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Outdoor warning sirens are considered an outdoor warning system that prompts anyone outdoors to seek shelter. Outdoor warning sirens are not intended for citizens indoors; rather, the Waukee Fire Department recommends citizens utilize a weather radio, or ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Waukee Police Encourage Residents to Lock Up Belongings

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Waukee Police are encouraging residents to lock up property, especially at night. The department often receives calls of theft incidents involving unlocked homes and vehicles. The PD recommends designating a time each night to consistently ensure the foll...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Adventure through the Animal Kingdom with the Library!

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Summer is almost here, and the Waukee Public Library is getting ready for the Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s theme is “Tails & Tales”. The program will run from June 1-July 31. Adventure through the world of life a...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Reminder About Grass & Weeds Ordinance

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Per City of Waukee ordinance, grass/weeds are not allowed to grow higher than 8 inches on developed properties and 10 inches on undeveloped properties. Ordinance number 2951 falls within Chapter 401.4 of the Waukee City Code, Maintenance of Premi...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Rules for a School-Driving Permit

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Driving to school is an adult-level responsibility, which students need to take seriously in order to keep themselves and others safe; this also helps protect students’ privileges to drive. This license allows students to drive without adult supervision b...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 10, 2021

CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended through June 30

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The CDC has extended its eviction moratorium to further prevent the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, is now extended through June 30, 2021. The Order protects renter...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 9, 2021

State of Iowa Offering Rent, Utility and Mortgage Assistance

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Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program may provide eligible Iowans with assistance for a period of up to 12 months. See details and eligibility here, or call the Housing Recovery Help Line at 855-300-5885 or 5...

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