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January 10, 2018

Waterloo to be Honored by Federal Agency

Grand Crossing development project receives the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award
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Heart for the City - Episode 26

Guests include, Nick Hedrick, Interim Director of Main Street Waterloo; Kevin Dill, Director, Veteran's Affairs; and Santa Claus.
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City Offers Residents Academy to Build Understanding

The 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
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January 11, 2018

Waterloo Crime Drops Again

Waterloo’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.
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Disposal Of Christmas Trees

City of Waterloo Sanitation Department will provide free curbside collection of “real” Christmas trees on normal garbage route days for the two-week period starting Tuesday, January 9th through Friday, January 19th. Please place trees clear of garbage cans to eliminate interference with garbage can pick-up.
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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.
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PARTY TOWN SHUTTLE INTRODUCED

A new Downtown Attractions Shuttle bus will be available to bring fans to the rink from remote parking locations during Waterloo Black Hawks home games.
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March 17, 2017

Check out 2018's yardwaste & recycle schedule

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2018 dog and cat licenses

The City of Waterloo 2018 dog and cat licenses and Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park passes are now available in 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.
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December 06, 2017

Hart elected to Iowa League  of Cities Executive Board

Quentin 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.
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Compost Facility Seasonal Closure

The City of Waterloo Compost Facility will close for the winter season Sunday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. The facility will reopen April 1, 2018.
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March 17, 2017

Residential Contractor Exams

The 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.
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Rental Unit Registrations Due

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.

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.

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July 07, 2017

Naming of Sullivan Brothers Plaza

The 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.
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Bike Friendly Waterloo

Proper Use of Bike Lanes

Throughout 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.
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Heart for the City - Episode 24

Guests include: Codie Leseman, Transportation Planner INRCOG; Chawne Paige, Curator Waterloo Center for the Arts; and Erik Lee, Owner The Jerald Sulky Company.
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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.

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Northeast Iowa Food Bank And Waterloo Airport Spread Awareness

This 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.
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Waterloo Police Department to institute speed cameras beginning November 15, 2017

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Carpetland Recycling Site Relocation

Effective 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).
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Waterloo awarded $2.9 million to protect children and families

Waterloo 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.
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Boathouse Parking Lot Closure

Waterloo 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.
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September 13, 2017

City of Waterloo Development Update Fall 2017

The 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!
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Improvements to University Avenue Meeting

Public 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.
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Waterloo #46 in Forbes 2017 Best Small Cities for Business and Careers

Forbes 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.
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Mayor Quentin Hart appointed Iowa Workforce Development Board

Waterloo 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.
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September 30, 2017

Tyson Fresh Meats to Expand in Waterloo

Tyson 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.
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City of Waterloo Launches Facebook Page

Today, the City of Waterloo, Iowa launched an official City Hall page to provide quick access to news and information from across departments.
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Waterloo Public Library Launches New Website

Waterloo Public Library Launches New Website: waterloopubliclibrary.org
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March 17, 2017

Fats, Oils, and Greases Information

The 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.
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Graffiti

The 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.
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April 26, 2017

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,

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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.
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Home Buyer Education Classes

DREAMING OF OWNNG A HOME?
The Waterloo Housing Authority now offers Home Buyer Education Classes!!

January 4th, January 11th, January 18th and January 25th
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March 31, 2017

Waterloo Recognizes 5-Year Anniversary with American Airlines

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Waterloo is leading the region in development

Waterloo 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.
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State of the City Address - Mayor Quentin Hart
March 31, 2017

State of the City Address

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