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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Hickman Road Speed Limit Drops to 45 mph in Waukee

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The Iowa DOT recently changed the speed limit along U.S. Highway 6/Hickman Road. The speed limit is now 45 mph from the western limits of Waukee (west of 10th Street) to east of Alice's Road. Going east, the speed limit turns back to 55 mph just west of 1...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City Council Approves Small Wireless Facilities Policy

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The Waukee City Council approved a Small Wireless Facilities Policy to define the general requirements for the installation of small wireless facilities within the City rights-of-way. The policy creates requirements for the siting and design of wireless c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Spring Clean-Up Week Scheduled for April 29-May 4

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The 2019 spring curbside pick-up of large items for City of Waukee garbage customers will be held on usual trash days April 29-May 3 (M-F). Put bulky waste like furniture and other similar items (up to five feet in length) on the curb before 7 a.m. Househ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

April is National Safe Digging Month

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This April marks the 12th annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Iowa residents to always call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate an...

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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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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 29, 2019

Crews Begin Mobilizing for Alice's Road Project

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Construction crews have begun mobilizing on Alice's Road and the surrounding areas as they aim to complete the rest of the Alice's Road widening work by summer 2019. As part of the spring construction, Hickman Road going eastbound from just east of Peacht...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Changes Coming to HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County

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Effective April 1, 2019, HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County will no longer be operated by HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County. HIRTA Public Transit will provide their own transit services throughout Dallas County. HIRTA wants to assure everyone th...

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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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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Waukee Named to SafeWise 2019 Safest Cities in Iowa Report

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National home security and safety company SafeWise recently released its 20 safest cities in Iowa report for 2019, and Waukee made the cut at number 13! To identify the 20 cities with the best safety records, SafeWise analysts looked at the number of viol...

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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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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Safety City Registration Opens March 1

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Incoming Waukee Community School District kindergarten students can participate in the Waukee Police Department's annual Safety City program! Attendees will learn about safety from officers and volunteers during this week-long course. Online-only registra...

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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.

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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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