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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Registration Open Now for Fall/Winter Programs

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great fall/winter line-up on deck featuring popular activities, trips and festivals! Registration for fall/winter programs is now open. Watch the mail for the full fall/winter Program Guide which includes...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Waukee Canopy Program Offers Discount Trees

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New this year, the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department is running its own tree program called Waukee Canopy. WAUKEE RESIDENTS can order up to two low-cost trees through this program. There will be seven species from which to choose. The department wi...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Fire and Police Departments Offer Car Seat Inspections

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Did you know that three out of four car seats get installed incorrectly? Have your car seat inspected and installed by a certified Car Seat Safety Technician!

Please call the Waukee Public Safety Building at 515-978-7998 to arrange an appointment with the...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Waukee PD Promotes Murra, Welcomes New Officers

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Waukee Police Officer Brian Murra was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He took his Oath of Office on Monday, Aug. 12. Sgt. Murra was well-known for his impact as a School Resource Officer at Waukee High School and has served as an overall import...

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See photos from the ceremony. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Back to School Traffic Information

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The City of Waukee and the Waukee Community School District are excited for the start of the 2019-20 School Year to begin on Friday, Aug. 23. With thousands of kids heading back to school, officials are encouraging parents, students and all area residents...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

City Employees Reach Service Milestones

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At the July 24, 2019 annual staff celebration, City of Waukee employees who reached 5, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were recognized for their work. 

Employees recognized for five years of service include:

  • Police Chief John Quinn
  • Engineering Techni...
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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Election Filing Period Opens Monday, Aug. 26

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The 2019 City/School Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Waukee residents interested in running for one of two Waukee City Council positions or the seat of Mayor are welcome to submit affidavits and nomination petitions beginning August 26. These posit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Summer Reading Program Sees Record Participation

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The Waukee Public Library’s Summer Reading Program wrapped up on July 31 with record participation! There were 2,092 children, 513 teens and 644 adults who participated in the program this June and July. That’s 1,258 more participants ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Greater Iowa Credit Union to Sponsor Waukee’s Miracle League Field

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The City of Waukee and the Waukee Betterment Foundation are proud to announce that Greater Iowa Credit Union will be the sole naming rights sponsor of Waukee’s Miracle League™ ball field which is slated to open in 2022. Greater Iowa Cr...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Water Department Encourages Odd-Even Irrigation Schedule During Summer Months

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During the hot months of the year, it becomes more challenging to manage water usage peaks as many Waukee residents have irrigation systems or other watering methods for their lawns and gardens. Des Moines Water Works recommends a summer irrigation odd-ev...

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Learn more about portable irrigation meters. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Moody’s Releases Waukee Ratings

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Waukee Maintains Top Aa2 Moody’s Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service announced that the City of Waukee general obligation credit rating will stay at Aa2, to which the City was upgraded in 2017. This rating allows the City to receive...

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View the report from Moody’s Investors Services. Waukee City Newsfeed
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: 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 22, 2019

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 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 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: 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

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 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: 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