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News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2019

New Waukee Comprehensive Plan Available for Review

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A draft of the "Imagine Waukee 2040" Comprehensive Plan is now available online. Members of the public are encouraged to review this roadmap for Waukee's future. Public comments will be accepted through February 25, 2019.

A draft of the "Imagine Waukee 2040" Comprehensive Plan is now available online. Members of the public are encouraged to review this roadmap for Waukee's future. Public comments will be accepted through February 25, 2019.

City of Waukee officials...

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Imagine Waukee 2040

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Snow Removal Crews See Busiest Winter in Years

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Members of the Waukee Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments have been putting in long days on the City's streets and trails, tackling snow storm after snow storm. "It's taken a lot out of everyone with just snow after snow," said S...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Registration Deadline for Girls Spring Recreational Softball Extended to February 25

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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. The online registration period has been extended through Monday, Feb. 25 at noon. Register participan...

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Register now! 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

All City Buildings Closed Monday, Feb. 18

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All City of Waukee buildings, including the Waukee Public Library, will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents' Day. Garbage and recycling collection will run as scheduled.

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 ...

See the line-up...

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 29, 2019

City Staff Members Pack 15,336 Meals for Those in Need

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On January 25, 2019, 42 City of Waukee staff members spent their lunch hours at Meals from the Heartland, packaging meals for local food pantries and disaster areas around the world. Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization geared toward elim...

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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: January 23, 2019

New Waukee Comprehensive Plan Available for Review

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A draft of the "Imagine Waukee 2040" Comprehensive Plan is now available online. Members of the public are encouraged to review this roadmap for Waukee's future. Public comments will be accepted through February 25, 2019.

City of Waukee officials...

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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 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: 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.

Kurth,...

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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: 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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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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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 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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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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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: 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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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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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

News Flash

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Waukee Development Quarterly Update - July 2017

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With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it is no surprise that development was also booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 &ndash...

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Waukee Economic Development
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Waukee Officially Becomes Home Base Iowa Community

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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! Waukee Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2018

Registration Deadline for Girls Spring Recreational Softball Extended to February 25

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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. The online registration period has been extended through Monday, Feb. 25 at noon. Register participan...

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Register now! Waukee Parks & Recreation
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...

Read on...

Read the ice rink rules! Waukee Parks & Recreation
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...

Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
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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Waukee Parks & Recreation
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 conve...

Read on...

Waukee Parks & Recreation

News Flash

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...

Read on...

Waukee Police Newsfeed
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Two Waukee Police Officers Graduate from ILEA

freuh richardson grad

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...

Read on...

Waukee Police Newsfeed
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 safety em...

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Waukee Police Newsfeed

News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2019

January 2019 Utility Billing News

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This month's news features information about property owner responsibility for water and sewer service lines as well as details about Trailside Dog Park passes. Read this month's news!

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Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

December 2018 Utility Billing News

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This month's news features information about bill payment options. Read this months news!

Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

October 2018 Utility Billing News

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This month's news features information about the upcoming City natural gas survey, the November 6th election, yard waste dates and recommendations, and details about utility bill payment options.

See this month's news. Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

September 2018 Utility Billing News

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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 Utility Billing News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

June 2018 Utility Billing News

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Read up on utility rates effective July 1, 2018 as well as information about pet licensing and clean-up. Click here for this month's news.

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Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

May 2018 Utility Billing News

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Read up on water quality, recycling and community events! Click here to see this month's news.

Waukee Utility Billing News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

March 2018 Utility Billing News

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Spring brings with it a lot of garbage, recycling and yard waste news! Learn about the Waukee Spring Clean-Up and certifying portable irrigation meters, too. 

Read this month's Utility Billing news! Waukee Utility Billing News