Posted on: September 23, 2016
"Hey you guys!" Enjoy an 80s classic under the Big Dipper! Bring your family to Centennial Park on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. for a free showing of THE GOONIES. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The Park Board will sell popcorn and drinks.
Posted on: September 20, 2016
The Waukee Police Department is initiating its third annual Thanksgiving Gift Basket Program. The PD hopes to provide more than 20 Waukee-area families in need with great holiday meals, and they're asking for the public's help in supporting the growth of ...Learn how to contribute to this great program!
Posted on: September 19, 2016
Waukee Crime Stoppers and the Waukee Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for recent vandalism to a vehicle.
On Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a vehicle was repor...Read on...
Posted on: September 16, 2016
In a dedication event held September 15, 2016, Waukee earned its designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Momentum for the HBI program continues to gain support from more and more communities. Both the Governor and Lt. Governor were on hand to re...Read on and see photos...
See photos from the dedication event!
Posted on: September 15, 2016
It's Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Waukee Public Library! Sign up for a new free library card, get a free replacement card ($1 fee waived) or have up to $20 in library fines waived this month with "Food for Fines".Find out how...
See video for all of the details!
Posted on: September 14, 2016
The City of Waukee is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on one of the City’s boards and commissions:
Read board descriptions and apply today!
• Board of Appeals• Library Board of Trustees
• Park Board• Planning and Zoning Commission
• Zoning Board of Adjustment• ...Read on...
Posted on: September 14, 2016
The Waukee United Methodist Church installed three new Little Free Libraries™ in the community over the Labor Day weekend. Church members installed libraries in Warrior Park, Windfield Park and at the Waukee Community Center. The church also plans to dona...Read on...
Posted on: August 30, 2016
The City of Waukee will be recognized as the 43rd Home Base Iowa Community in the state. Governor Terry Branstad and/or Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will officially announce the designation at a special ceremony at Waukee City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 3...Read on...
Learn more about Home Base Iowa - Waukee!
Posted on: September 12, 2016
At the Tuesday, Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn presented the Police Department’s Annual Report, featuring great photos, 2015 incident statistics, notes about community policing, and news about new hires ...Read on...
Read the full Annual Report from 2015!
Posted on: September 1, 2016
In August, the Waukee City Council approved the final 10.57 acre plat for "Waukee Central". Waukee Central features five lots ranging from 0.88 to 4.91 acres. Site plans for three businesses planned in the development were also approved. Those b...Read on...
Stay up-to-date on ongoing development projects!
Posted on: August 31, 2016
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, University Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 6th Street (Ute Avenue) west to the entrance of the Waukee Public Works Building for paving. The project is expected to be completed in mid-October. A detour to the Public...Read on...
View detour map.
Posted on: August 23, 2016
At an August 23rd special meeting, the Waukee City Council approved a partnership with West Des Moines Water Works to collaborate on a preliminary study that will help to identify water supply options for both growing communities.Read on...
Read the full press release for details.
Posted on: August 15, 2016
The City of Waukee is proud to partner again with MidAmerican Energy and the Iowa DNR to offer the Plant Some Shade™ Program. The program allows MidAmerican Energy Company customers in Iowa to purchase up to two trees for just $30 each, with the remaining...Read on...
Learn more and order trees!
Posted on: August 16, 2016
The City of Waukee leases the Waukee Veterans’ Hall, located at 410 S. 6th Street, to the Waukee American Legion and Waukee VFW for $1 per year for club activities. The lease prescribes the obligations of each party in the maintenance of the facility. The...Read on...
Posted on: August 11, 2016
This summer, Waukee road crews have been working tirelessly to patch more than 200 miles of roads. The City utilizes a bad, poor and fair scale to grade the areas of road in need of repair. Crews will then repair all of the patches graded as bad first. Re...Read on...
Click here to see patching map.
Posted on: August 8, 2016
Sugar Creek Golf Course will close early this season to allow for a major sewer extension project. The course’s last day of full operation for the 2016 season is set for Sunday, Oct. 2. The driving range and putting green will remain open through mid-Nove...Read on...
Posted on: July 20, 2016
Summertime means fun in the sun, but for the City of Waukee it also means an
increase in work to be done. From construction projects to summer festivals, warm weather brings a need for more employees.
“The summer workload demands the need for extra h...Read on...
Watch video about summer staff members
Posted on: July 13, 2016
As Waukee continues to grow, so does the demand for public safety personnel. The Waukee Police Department hired officers Brett Medders (left) and Matthew Kessler (right). Both officers were sworn in on Monday, July 11.
Following more than a month of i...Read on...
See photos of the officers taking oaths.
Posted on: July 12, 2016
Years of Service Awards are given out annually by Waukee City Administrator Tim Moerman. This year, 16 dedicated employees received 5, 10 and 15 year honors. They are as follows:
See more photos from the awards presentation.
- Brett Armstrong, Police Officer
- Shannon Lynch, Records Technician
Posted on: July 12, 2016
At the July 11 Special Meeting, the Waukee City Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Anna Bergman to fill the vacant fifth seat on the at-large council. The seat was vacated by former City Councilman Shane Blanchard, who resigned on Jun...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2016
For the third consecutive fiscal year, the City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a record number of building permits. Waukee Mayor Bill Peard cites Waukee’s desirable quality of life, sense of community and availability of developable la...Read on for details...
Posted on: June 16, 2016
With warm weather and many events going on in the City of Waukee, the Police Department is encouraging drivers to secure valuables and to lock vehicles when not in use. In general, the majority of vehicle break-ins occur outside private homes in driveways...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2016
Pet licenses will now be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year, not on July 1. Existing licenses are good through December 31, 2016. January 1, 2017 will be the new renewal date.
Pet registration prices are also now $15 for spayed or neutered...Read on...
Posted on: June 13, 2016
City of Waukee officials conducted traffic counts on several major roads in the city during the months of April and May. The results show large increases on Ashworth Road and Alice’s Road. The City also completed the first traffic count of Grand Prairie P...Read on...
Posted on: June 9, 2016
Waukee’s innovative multi-use development, Kettlestone, will see its first retailer open by way of the newest Kum & Go Marketplace. The brand new 6,200+-square foot store will open its doors Thursday, June 16 at 6 a.m., offering an elevated food exper...Read on...
Posted on: June 6, 2016
The Waukee Fire Department recently participated in a Public Protection Classification (PPC™) review by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), in which the City was rated as a Class 2/2Y. The PPC program assesses information on municipal fire protection eff...Read on...
Posted on: May 26, 2016
Frank Hoifeldt was chosen for Citizen of the Year by a committee consisting of Mayor Peard; Dr. Dave Wilkerson, Waukee Community School District Superintendent; Wendy Marsh, Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce President; and Terry Snyder, 2014 Citizen of the ...Read on...
Posted on: May 18, 2016
As you mow this spring and summer, please remember to direct grass clippings back towards your lawn and away from streets, driveways and sidewalks. Grass benefits from all the great nutrients found in lawn clippings. Clippings left on impervious surfaces ...Read on...
Posted on: May 16, 2016
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...
Click to see site location on larger map.
Posted on: May 11, 2016
The Waukee Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Event from 7-11 a.m. on May 14 at the Waukee Public Safety Building. The breakfast will include inflatables and fire truck rides in addition to “All You Care to Eat” pancakes and ...Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2016
Waukee's official population is now 17,945, which equals a 30 percent increase in residential growth since 2010. The official 2010 count was 13,790. The population going even further back to 2005 was 9,108.
“These results are right on trend with what w...Read on...
Posted on: May 9, 2016
The Honor Award is the highest level of award given, and it recognizes exceptional creativity and imagination in landscape architecture.
The planning effort included updating the previous market study, redefining the open space and greenway plan, and d...Read on...
Posted on: April 25, 2016
The City of Waukee is preparing to transition to a new solid waste management provider – ASI. The switch will be fully in effect as of Monday, June 27, 2016.
A full calendar of dates related to this change will be included in the May utility bill mail...Read on...
See April 2016 Utility Billing Insert.
Posted on: April 1, 2016
Two teenagers who were reported missing from Waukee have been found unharmed. On April 1, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Emily Keeling and Lily Criswell were found safe and are being returned to their families.
The Waukee Police Department receive...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2016
We kicked off a new Meet the City Staff video series to help residents recognize City employees and learn more about their various departments. The first staff member profiled is Kathy Ostring. Watch the video!
Posted on: January 21, 2016
The appointees for 2016 are as follows:
Board of Adjustment: Mark Myers
Board of Appeals: Scott Lyon and Gary Porth
CEDAC: Pat Green, Peg Armstrong-Gustafson, Justin Wille and Ryan Tyler
Park Board: Ethan Owens, Sue Gregan and Chris Crone
P...See the full list.
Learn more about City boards and commissions!
Posted on: January 6, 2016
The City of Waukee has been recognized in recent years as Iowa’s fastest-growing city. Year-end building permit and platting numbers show there’s no sign of slowing. In 2015, the City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 900 build...Read on...
Posted on: December 16, 2015
As part of Waukee's annual WinterFest celebration on December 4th, guests were encouraged to donate toys and non-perishable food items for Waukee Area Christian Services. Regular donations tallied up to 26 toys, 71 food items and $90 in cash. In addition ...Read on...
See photos of the toys!
Posted on: December 14, 2015
The Waukee Police Department participated in its annual Shop With A Cop program on Saturday, Dec. 12th. The day started with the Waukee Fire Department serving up breakfast for the 10 families involved in the program. Officers also created free child IDs ...Read on...
See photos from Shop With a Cop!
Posted on: October 30, 2015
Attendees at Waukee's Halloween Haunted House on October 23-24 donated 114 non-perishable food items to the Waukee Area Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated three non-perishab...Read on...
See photos from the 2015 Haunted House.
Posted on: July 7, 2015
Family Circle, a home and family magazine, recently conducted a study to find the best towns for families in 2015 – and Waukee made the cut.
Family Circle examined cities from across the United States, and based its list on the following criteria:
Read the full story