Heart for the City - Episode 30
Guests include: Rodney Anderson and Dan Levi, Kim DeGood, Kyle Klingman.
Waterloo Compost Facility OpensCompost Facility will open Saturday, March 31st.
City Offers Residents AcademyThe City of Waterloo is offering residents the opportunity to learn about city government by participating in a new eight-week course. Waterloo Works! Residents Academy is an informative, interactive program designed to give Waterloo residents an in-depth look at how their city government works. The Residents Academy is free to Waterloo residents
You're Invited To Be "Money Smart"A series of 3 FREE classes sponsored by the Waterloo Housing Authority.
Participants completing all 3 classes will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Classes are taught by local experts from banks, credit unions, and financial management agencies.
Notice of Comment PeriodA Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the City of Waterloo, on or about May 16, 2018. The One-Year Action Plan includes an application for about $1,139,800.00 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds and $18,000 in Program Income and reallocated funds.
A 30-day public comment period will begin March 1, 2018 and end on March 31, 2018. Comments will be incorporated into the final document submitted to HUD.
CultureFestFree, Family Event Focuses on Cultural Diversity of Cedar Valley
Event to be held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts on April 5
Plant Some Shade ProgramLeisure Services has partnered with MidAmerican Energy and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources again this year in the Plant Some Shade program. Trees are available for purchase by MidAmerican Energy customers for $30/tree (Max. of 2 trees/ household).
Small Business Visitation in North WaterlooThe City of Waterloo, in collaboration with ReNew Waterloo, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, and the University of Northern Iowa’s Business & Community Services, will conduct a Small Business Visitation Blitz on March 1. The purpose of the Visitation Blitz is to learn about existing businesses, identify needs and opportunities for growth, and thank owners for their dedication and commitment to Waterloo.
Lane Closures on Southbound U.S. 63Intermittent lane closures on southbound U.S. 63 between Jefferson Street and Franklin Street in Waterloo begin Feb. 19
Spring Drop-off EventSaturday, April 14th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant – Located at 3505 Easton Avenue in Waterloo.
Follow the event signs from the intersection of Highway 218 and Mitchell Avenue on the day of the event.
Waterloo is one of the safest cities in the MidwestAccording to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. They just announced their 2018 ranking of the Safest Cities in Iowa. Waterloo made the list.
City of Waterloo Development Update Winter 2018The Winter 2018 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!
Waterloo Crime Drops AgainWaterloo’s crime rate continues to trend down. The more serious group A offenses declined 8.1% from what was reported in 2016. This puts us at a point where our crime rate is the lowest it has been in decades.
New Satellite Recycling Location
The City of Waterloo has opened a new satellite recycling location on the south side of Crossroads Mall at 2325 Crossroads Blvd. The recycling bins are located in the parking lot of Key West Fitness, Capri and Plato’s Closet.
PARTY TOWN SHUTTLE INTRODUCEDA new Downtown Attractions Shuttle bus will be available to bring fans to the rink from remote parking locations during Waterloo Black Hawks home games.
Check out 2018's yardwaste & recycle schedule
Waterloo to be Honored by Federal AgencyGrand Crossing development project receives the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award
2018 Dog And Cat Licenses Deadline ApproachesThe City of Waterloo 2018 dog and cat licenses and Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park passes are now available at the City Clerk’s office, 715 Mulberry St., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pet owners may also purchase dog or cat licenses from Waterloo Animal Control officers, at the Cedar Bend Humane Society or by mail. Licensing fees double after March 31st.
Kids Ride SafeTraffic Safety Campaign Aims to Save Kids’ Lives
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.
Residential Contractor ExamsThe Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.
Exams will be given for one week each month during business hours. Two applicants per day will be scheduled. Exam time is 1:30 pm on your designated day. The exam will be given at the Building Department located on the second floor of City Hall.
Rental Unit Registrations DueRental Unit Registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2017, will expire on December 31, 2017. All landlords are required to register properties each year within 30 days of purchase and every year thereafter. The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit and will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2018 for failure to timely register. Registration instructions are available on the city website.
Rental Unit Registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2017, will expire on December 31, 2017. All landlords are required to register properties each year within 30 days of purchase and every year thereafter. The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit and will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2018 for failure to timely register. Registration instructions are available on the city website.
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.
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.
Heart for the City - Episode 26Guests include, Nick Hedrick, Interim Director of Main Street Waterloo; Kevin Dill, Director, Veteran's Affairs; and Santa Claus.
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.
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.
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.
Waterloo Police Department to institute speed cameras beginning November 15, 2017
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Quentin Hart appointed Iowa Workforce Development BoardWaterloo Mayor Quentin Hart has been appointed to the Iowa Workforce Development Board by Governor Kim Reynolds. His term began on November 9, 2017 and runs through the end of April 2019.
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 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.
Waterloo Public Library Launches New WebsiteWaterloo Public Library Launches New Website: waterloopubliclibrary.org
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.
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.
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,
Waterloo Sweeps the Cedar Valley Tourism Awards!May is National Tourism Month and as part of the celebration, the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau and Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau recognize and honor local attractions and tourism-related businesses at the annual Cedar Valley Tourism Awards.
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