News Flash

Posted on: June 25, 2019

Trash/Recycling Delays Planned for Independence Day Week

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The City of Waukee (ASI) garbage and recycling schedule collection will be modified due to the Independence Day holiday.

  • Monday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 5, garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up will occur as normal. 
  • There will be no col...
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Posted on: June 24, 2019

All City of Waukee Buildings Closed Thursday, July 4

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All City of Waukee buildings will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes the Waukee Public Library.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Final Solarize Waukee Power Hour is June 26

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Solarize Waukee is a new bulk solar group purchase program for residents and businesses located anywhere within the Waukee Community School District boundaries. The program will allow individual home and commercial property owners to access competitive pr...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

City of Waukee Finalizes New Comprehensive Plan

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Waukee has transformed from a small bedroom community (in 1999, the population was 5,076) to a city with a current estimated population of 22,810 (U.S. Census Bureau), following 10.3 percent growth in 2018. As that upward trend is expected to continue, th...

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View the complete Imagine Waukee 2040 documents! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: June 10, 2019

TWO-DAY Independence Day Celebration Features New Carnival

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This year, the Waukee Independence Day Celebration will take place on both July 3 and 4! The celebration features a kid-friendly carnival from Chamberlain Quality Shows. The popular parade, food vendors, live music from The 4ontheFloor and fireworks are o...

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See a short preview video! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Waukee Public Library Art Gallery to Open June 4

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The Waukee Public Library is adding a new amenity to its building – an art gallery, set to open on June 4, 2019. The Waukee Public Library Art Gallery, located inside the library’s public Coal Mine Meeting Room, is a space to display r...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Meet Your Neighbors at Park Play: in a Local Way

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Park Play is a fun summer series of park events organized by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Central Bank.The goal of this series is to bring neighbors together and introduce specific parks to those who live near them. Pos...

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See a brief video! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Waukee Rules for Placing Yard Signs

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It’s a busy time of year for garage sales, open houses and other events. Yard signs are a great way to share these messages, however, the City encourages residents to follow these basic rules to ensure signs are legally placed in proper location...

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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 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 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 24, 2019

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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Learn more in this short video! 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 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 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


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: 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