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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census!

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Initial invitations to respond to the 2020 Census recently hit mailboxes in Waukee. Households are encouraged to respond online or by phone. All invitations will include a short phrase in English and 12 additional languages inviting people to respond onli...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Waukee Parks and Trails Remain Open with Restrictions

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Waukee parks and trails are currently open to the public for recreation but due to COVID-19 concerns, effective immediately, playground equipment and shelter houses are closed until further notice. All park restrooms remain closed and water fountains are ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins April 6

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Weekly curbside yard waste collection will begin Monday, April 6 and will continue to occur every Monday through November. However, it will take place on the Tuesdays of Memorial Day week and Labor Day week. 

Yard waste is vegetation including mat...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Portable Irrigation Meter Certification Options

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This time of year, the City is usually encouraging residents to bring portable irrigation meters into City Hall for certification. However, City Hall is still closed amid COVID-19 concerns. There are a few options for your existing portable meters right n...
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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Join the Social Distancing Egg Hunt

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, Waukee’s traditional Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 is canceled. But, don’t worry – the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department is joining with many other departments throughout Iowa to...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Set Irrigation Schedules to Odd-Even Days

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Citizens with irrigation systems should speak with service providers to have irrigation schedules set to avoid Mondays and to follow the odd-even watering recommendation to help keep water rates low during peak times. Properties with addresses ending in e...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Parks & Rec Department to Lead Virtual Activities

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Heads-up, friends! Over the next two weeks, members of the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department will be leading various virtual activities while we all remain isolated. This will include games, challenges, community service ideas and more! Some activi...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 31, 2020

WASP Senior Luncheons Postponed Until July

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The Waukee Area Seniors and Police (WASP) luncheons will be postponed until July due to COVID-19 concerns. The next scheduled WASP senior luncheon will be Wednesday, July 29 at noon at the Waukee Community Center. These luncheons are free and aim to conne...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Fire Department Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Waukee Fire Department for the purchase of a BullEx Digital Fire Extinguisher Panel with a smoke machine and additional accessories. The cost of the equipment was $14,950, which was f...

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See video of equipment in use. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

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Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVIC-19 (coronavirus).

Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help keep the scammers at bay:

  • Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls t...
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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 21, 2020

No Wipes in the Pipes!

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"Flushable" doesn’t mean it won’t clog your pipes!

The package says flushable, but is it really? Disposable brushes, wipes, tampons/applicators, etc. may say "flushable" on the label, but they can still clog the sewe...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Community Services and Special Hours Related to COVID-19

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Waukee grocery stores and essential community services are altering hours, providing drive-through services and giving other important assistance to help combat the COVID-19 concerns facing those in high-risk or low-income groups. 

Here are some h...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20: City Building Restrictions and Service Adjustments

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With "social distancing" encouraged in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Waukee has now restricted access to all municipal buildings to authorized personnel only. Many programs and events have also been canceled or postpon...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fire Department Offering (Distant) Visits

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The members of the Waukee Fire Department have had to cancel most community outreach efforts such as education events and station tours amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t help WAUKEE RESIDENTS celebrate fun o...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 23, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Issued Disaster Declaration

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of Jan. 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans.

Applications can be ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 19, 2020

School District to Provide Grab and Go Meals Starting March 23

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The Waukee Community Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to pick up lunch and breakfast for children under the age of 18. This will start Monday, March 23.

Days/Times

Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Loc...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Notary Services Suspended

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As part of the City’s continuing response to the COVID-19 outbreak and following the closure of Waukee City Hall to the public, notary services are suspended at City Hall until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Waukee Public Safety Building Closes to Public

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The Waukee Public Safety Building has closed access to the public amid COVID-19 concerns.The Waukee Police Department continues to take calls for service and is taking extra precautions to increase safety. If you need to speak to an officer, please call W...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16 Update: City Closures and Cancellations

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Two City of Waukee buildings are closed, and many City programs are now canceled following recent COVID-19 news and social distancing requirements. Here are the updates for March 16:

Building Closures

The Waukee Public Library and the Waukee Public Works Bu...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and City Business

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The City of Waukee is working with local, state and federal partners to keep the community informed about COVID-19, a novel coronavirus. Prevention of COVID-19 is the same as that for other respiratory illnesses (like flu). These actions don’t j...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Waukee Library Closed Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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The Waukee Public Library is closed out of consideration for the health of the community. Please hold onto any due materials or drop them in the book drop on the south side of the library. All fines and due dates will be suspended. There is no need to con...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Waukee Schools Closed Until April 13

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Information from the Waukee Community School District, released on March 15, 2020:

The Governor recommended that all Iowa schools will be closed for four weeks until April 13, 2020. In the short term that means our schools are inaccessible except for desig...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Waukee Maintains Top Aa2 Moody’s Credit Rating

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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 more competitive interest rates for repayment of debt. ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 19, 2020

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-onl...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: February 3, 2020

City Council Approves Updated Grass & Weeds Ordinance

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In January 2020, the Waukee City Council approved updates to the City’s grass and weeds maintenance ordinance. Per the new ordinance, grass/weeds are not allowed to grow higher than 8 inches on developed properties and 10 inches on undeveloped p...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Waukee Library and Historical Society Announce 2020 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 2020, the two organizations will present historical information on specific topics related to Waukee and the ...

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Waukee City Newsfeed
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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