Waterloo Police Department to institute speed cameras beginning November 15, 2017
Now accepting proposals for Community Development Block GrantThe City of Waterloo, acting through its Community Development Board, is now accepting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds for FY2019. Written proposals must be submitted to Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director, Waterloo Community Development Board, 620 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703, using the required application form and received no later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on December 30, 2017.
Water Works Customers Encouraged to Review BillsThe Waterloo Water Works experienced a software malfunction in its meter reading system that will affect some customers’ bills. Customers are asked to review their 3rd quarter statement and contact the Water Works billing department if there is a concern with the charges.
Waterloo #46 in Forbes 2017 Best Small Cities for Business and CareersForbes released their 2017 best small cities for business and careers….Waterloo, Iowa ranks #46. The last ranking that GCVAC recorded is 2015 @ #49. We still rank amongst the top 50 amongst 200 cities compared…not bad.
Celebrate the Holidays at the Waterloo Center for the ArtsBreakfast with
Santa & Rudolph and Noon Year’s Party in December!
Thanksgiving Holiday Collection ScheduleDue to the Thanksgiving holiday, garbage and yard waste collection times will change.
Curbside Yardwaste Collection ExtendedThe City of Waterloo Sanitation Department has extended curbside yard waste collection two additional weeks due to the amount of leaves still remaining on trees.
Carpetland Recycling Site RelocationEffective November 15th, 2017 there will no longer be recycling bins at Carpetland located at 1234 Flammang Dr., they will be moved to Singing Bird Lake Park located near the corner of Ansborough and Black Hawk Rd (where they were previously located).
Heart for the City - Episode 24Guests include: Codie Leseman, Transportation Planner INRCOG; Chawne Paige, Curator Waterloo Center for the Arts; and Erik Lee, Owner The Jerald Sulky Company.
Public Meetings to Discuss Air Service ProposalsThe City of Waterloo, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, and the Waterloo Regional Airport are seeking public comment in the selection of an air service provider. Proposals from two airlines are being reviewed to serve the Waterloo Regional Airport for a two-year term beginning May 1, 2018. All interested parties are encouraged to provide input at public meetings.
Northeast Iowa Food Bank And Waterloo Airport Spread AwarenessThis holiday season, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Waterloo Regional Airport will partner in an effort to spread awareness of hunger. Holiday travelers throughout November and December will notice displays sharing facts and faces of hunger throughout the Waterloo Regional Airport’s terminal building, reminding those traveling to focus on what they can give this holiday season and not just what they can get.
Home Buyer Education ClassesDREAMING OF OWNNG A HOME?
The Waterloo Housing Authority now offers Home Buyer Education Classes!!
January 4th, January 11th, January 18th and January 25th
4th Street Bridge Update
Highway 63 Detour Changes DowntownHIGHWAY 63 DETOUR CHANGES DOWNTOWN WATERLOO EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 9 – NOVEMBER 21
Improvements to University Avenue MeetingPublic Information Meeting
Proposed improvements of University Avenue in Waterloo was held Tuesday, October 17 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts Schoitz Conference Room
225 Commercial Street.
Boathouse Parking Lot ClosureWaterloo Boathouse Parking Lot And Boat Ramp Closure. Beginning Monday, October 16, 2017, the Waterloo Boathouse parking lot and boat ramp will be closed for improvements.
Hours of Operation Change at Waterloo Compost FacilityThe City of Waterloo Compost Facility, located at 2745 Independence Avenue, will be adjusting its hours of operation due to earlier sunsets. Effective Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the site’s hours will be 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hart elected to Iowa League of Cities Executive BoardQuentin Hart, Mayor of Waterloo, was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Iowa League of Cities. Hart became a League Board Director on September 29 during the League’s Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with their Annual Conference & Exhibit in Davenport.
Tyson Fresh Meats to Expand in WaterlooTyson Fresh Meats, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $28 million to expand its Waterloo pork processing facility, creating 245 new jobs at or above the qualifying wage of $17.29/hour.
City of Waterloo Development Update Fall 2017The Fall 2017 Development Update provides an overview of projects taking place in Waterloo. Learn more about downtown construction, what’s new with housing, and projects taking shape in the industrial parks.
Waterloo is where growing businesses choose to be. #PositivelyWaterloo!
Compost Facility / Yardwaste Fall HoursOn Sunday, October 1st, 2017. The fall hours of operation will be 7:00am-7:00pm, 7 days a week until Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 then the hours will change to 7:00am-6:00 pm.
Hearing, Comment Period For Community DevelopmentThe Community Development Board of the City of Waterloo, lowa will hold a Public Hearing on September 19, 2017 in the Harold E. Getty Council Chambers, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, lowa at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program progress and performance for the past year. Input from this hearing will be taken into account in preparing future Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program applications.
Waterloo Housing Development Wins HousingIowa Award
The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized a collaborative project between Waterloo Community Development and Echo Development Group as an outstanding affordable multi-family development initiative. The project received a HousingIowa Award at the 2017 HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids.
Waterloo Public Library Launches New WebsiteWaterloo Public Library Launches New Website: waterloopubliclibrary.org
Proper Use of Bike LanesThroughout the month of August six demonstrations will be offered, led by seasoned cyclists from across the Cedar Valley. A booth will be set up at each event where residents can review materials and ask questions. It will serve as a gathering point for demonstrations. The demonstrations will be bicyclist-focused, with information provided for drivers as well. Some of the topics to be addressed include: understanding symbols and signs, following pavement markings, proper parking procedures, and intersection interaction.
Naming of Sullivan Brothers PlazaThe City of Waterloo and Leslie Hospitality Company are pleased to announce that the square block where Waterloo’s convention center resides will be dedicated as Sullivan Brothers Plaza and incorporated into the convention center’s new name: Waterloo Convention Center at Sullivan Brothers Plaza.
City of Waterloo Launches Facebook PageToday, the City of Waterloo, Iowa launched an official City Hall page to provide quick access to news and information from across departments.
The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall
Check out 2017's yardwaste & recycle schedule
Summer Road Work Planned for West 9th StreetThe city of Waterloo is planning a reconstruction of West 9th Street between the San Marnan Frontage Road and St. Francis Drive during the 2017 summer road construction season.
Waterloo awarded $2.9 million to protect children and familiesWaterloo awarded $2.9 million to protect children and families from dangerous lead and other home hazards Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier.
Fats, Oils, and Greases InformationThe City of Waterloo is committed to providing safe, cost-effective
wastewater service to commercial and residential customers within our
city. We are equally dedicated to operating our wastewater system in an
environmentally responsible manner.
Waterloo is leading the region in developmentWaterloo is leading the region in development. From TechWorks Campus to new Logan retail, the Singlespeed phenomenon and much more, read it in the 2017 Progress Edition.
GraffitiThe City is serious about getting rid of graffiti. Please report
graffiti as soon as you see it. The sooner we are able to respond and
remove graffiti, the more our community will send a message that we will
not tolerate graffiti in our City.
Graffiti complaint number 319-291-3820.
Road Closure AnnouncementRIVER ROAD CLOSURE BETWEEN RIVER ROAD DAT COMMERCIAL STREET AND RIVER ROAD AT WESTFIELD AVE. / ANSBOROUGH AVE. / COMMERCIAL STREET
Waterloo Earns Recognition as a Tree City
Waterloo earns recognition as a 2016 Tree City USA. Residents of Waterloo should be proud to live in a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority,