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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Take the Imagine College Hill Work in Progress Survey

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Make sure to complete the Imagine College Hill Work-in-Progress Survey at bit.ly/ICHsurvey and share your feedback on the initial Imagine College Hill Vision Plan! Missed the Imagine College Hill presentation on October 14? Video and additional informatio...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Workshops Continue

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Have you participated in the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan online workshops? There is still plenty of opportunities to get involved and share your ideas on how we can improve the future quality of life in our community! 

Upcoming Open-Door Workshops...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Planning and Zoning Videoconference Information for October 28

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting on October 28, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. will be held via videoconference.

The public may access/participate in the meeting in the following ways:

  • By dialing the phone n...
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Our City News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Weekly Construction Updates: October 23, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

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Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on  October 23, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting temporary paving operations in northern lanes near Ellen Street. Expect Delays for Westbound traffic on 1st Street/HWY 57 as flaggers will be ...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Leversee Road Closure

Beginning Monday, October 26th, the City of Waterloo Water Works and their contractor will be closing Leversee Road at the railroad crossings between Rail Way and Lincoln St. (W Airline Highway) for watermain related work. In order for the contractor to b...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Workshops Start October 20

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The Cedar Falls Resilience Plan online workshops begin October 20! 

The plan focuses on six topic categories. There will be both online self-guided workshops available for all categories throughout the process, as well as scheduled online open doo...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

City Council Meeting Information for October 19

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Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported by the Black Hawk County Health Department this past week, the Cedar Falls City Council meeting scheduled for October 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. will take place via videoconference only. Prior to the City ...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: October 16

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 10, 2020

E 2nd Street Sidewalk Closure

Beginning October 12, the contractor will begin removal and replacement of the southern sidewalk of E 2nd Street (from Main Street to State Street). In order for the contractor to perform this work, a full sidewalk closure will be required. 

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Our City News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: October 9, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Cedar Falls Economic Development Fund Applications

The City of Cedar Falls is accepting applications for FY22 Economic Development Grants. Funding will be available July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   

The City will distribute these funds through a competitive process managed by its Economic...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Imagine College Hill Online Design Charrette Week Access Links

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Imagine College Hill invites you to help plan for the future of the College Hill area during the online Design Charrette Week beginning October 3, 2020, at 9 a.m. with the Community Design Workshop. Share your thoughts on topics including walkability, hou...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Imagine College Hill Virtual Open Design Studio Today

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As part of the Imagine College Hill! online Design Charette Week, the community is invited to virtually drop by to ask the design team questions about their daily studio work on October 5 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Imagine College Hill! asks the public to shar...
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Our City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: October 2, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Department Partners with the ‘Pink Patch Project’

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The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department is proud to once again join ‘The Pink Patch Project’ this October to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Main Street Road Closures on October 7, 2020

On the morning of October 7, 2020, the contractor will be on-site to install the new twig benches incorporated along Main Street as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project. These benches are solid concrete, large in size, and difficult to maneuver. To co...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Trick or Treat Hours

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Trick-or-treat hours will take place in Cedar Falls on October 31, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If citizens do not wish to participate in trick-or-treat, please leave your front light off. Trick-or-treaters should not visit homes that do not have thei...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: September 25, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Hudson Road Lane Closure

Beginning September 24, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with W. 1st Street/HWY 57 construction by starting work on the Hudson Road median for traffic signal related work. In order for the contractor to begin, inside lane...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

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Beginning September 23, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction on W. 1st./HWY 57 by preparing for paving operations in the northern lanes. A full closure of the northern lanes, closure of northern intersection...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Leversee Road Closure

Beginning Tuesday, September 22, the City of Waterloo Water Works and their contractor will be closing Leversee Road at Rail Way for watermain related work. In order for the contractor to begin, a full width closure of Leversee Road will be requi...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Cedar Falls to Offer Paid Parking Options Starting October 1

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To allow for more efficient and flexible long term parking in the city, paid parking options will be available in both the Downtown district and the College Hill area effective October 1, 2020. Free parking will remain in both areas as well.

The update fol...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Invites Community Participation

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting citizens to share their feedback on the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan through a series of online workshops beginning October 20, 2020.

These workshops are part of an overall process to develop local and creative solutions ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

National Night Out Event Cancelled

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The National Night Out event originally scheduled in Cedar Falls for October 6, 2020, has been cancelled. This event is traditionally held the first Tuesday in August, however, it was postponed due to COVID-19 precautions.

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Our City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Earns Tier 3 State Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Cedar Falls Public Library has met the conditions for Tier 3 state accreditation. This is the highest level achievable by a public library.

Tier 3 accredited libraries receive more state funding than Tier 2 ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: September 11, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mask Up Cedar Falls

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Whether it is for your family, neighbors, students, or friends, we thank you for protecting our community by masking up when you are in public. 

Mask Use Guidelines From the CDC

  • A mask should fit comfortably so you can speak and breathe freely&...
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Our City News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Imagine College Hill Online Design Charrette Week

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The City of Cedar Falls will be hosting an online Design Charrette Week for the Imagine College Hill! visioning project beginning October 3, 2020.

The project invites the public to help plan for the future of the College Hill area by offering their suggest...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Cedar Falls City Council Passes Mask Mandate Resolution

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On September 8, 2020, the Cedar Falls City Council passed a mask mandate resolution, which will be in effect until October 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This mandate requires anyone within city limits to wear a face covering (whether disposable, cloth or face sh...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: September 4, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Officer Chris Copp Named Heroes Among Us

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Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Public Safety Officer Chris Copp, as well as Black Hawk County Deputies Joe Schmidt and Nick Smith, were honored at the MercyOne Heroes Among Us ceremony for their courageous actions during the house ...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

University Avenue Waterloo Update

Beginning September 1, 2020, University Avenue from Progress Avenue to Greenhill Road will be shifted to the westbound lanes (north side) and University Avenue from west of Midway Drive to the west will no longer be head-to-head. During this time...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 28, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Opens Waiting List for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Program in Cedar Falls will be accepting new applications for the waitlist starting August 31, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. It will remain open for the foreseeable future.

Applications can be submitted online at www.cedarfalls.com/1063/Section-8...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues New Public Health Proclamation August 27

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On August 27, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation for the counties of Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story. This proclamation is in effect beginning at 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Se...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

W. 26th St. Road Closure

Beginning Monday, August 31, 2020, the contractor will begin the rehabilitation work on W 26th St by closing W 26th St from Iowa St east to 423 W 26th St. This work requires a full road closure at the intersection of Tremont and W. 26th St due to storm se...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 21, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiti...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Craig Berte Named Cedar Falls Police Chief

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on August 17, 2020, the Council named Craig Berte the new Cedar Falls Police Chief. Berte had been serving as Acting Police Chief since January 2020.

The vote came following a recommendation from Cedar Falls Mayo...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Works Assist In Cedar Rapids Derecho Recovery

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As Iowan communities continue to work to repair damage from the derecho that hit the area on August 10, 2020, Public Works crews in Cedar Falls have traveled to Cedar Rapids to help the city with their recovery efforts.

Two Cedar Falls Public Works crews a...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

2020 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards

The 2020 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards, presented by the City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU), will be held virtually on Cedar Falls Channel 15 starting August 20 at 7:00 p.m. with replays to follow.

The annual awards recognize th...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Waterloo Continues Work on University Avenue: Update

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the University Avenue Reconstruction Project:

Beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Midway Drive north of University Avenue will be open to traffic. 

  • University Avenue traffic will rema...
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Our City News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 14, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. 

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Our City News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction - Construction Update

Beginning Monday, August 17th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with W. 1 Street/HWY 57 construction by closing the northern lanes for pavement removal and underground utility related work. In order for the contractor to ...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 7, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls releases weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upcomin...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Road Closure Notice - Walnut Street

Beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the contractor will begin Stage 2 reconstruction of W 12th Street and Walnut Street by closing Walnut Street from 11th Street to 12th Street and by also closing Walnut Street south of the 12th and Walnut intersection. I...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 1, 2020

West 1st St./HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

Beginning Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction by closing the northern half of W. 1st Street/HWY 57 from Walnut Street to N. College Street for underground utility related work. In ord...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Cedar Valley Leaders Announce “Take 5” Census Initiative August 5

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Area businesses are encouraged to participate in the Take 5 census initiative by providing employees with access to the internet, computers or tablets, and a five-minute break during their workday August 5, 2020, to complete the census form.  

Cit...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: July 31, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls is launching weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upc...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

West 2nd Street Closure

Beginning Monday, August 3rd, Cunningham Construction will close the remainder of West 2nd St from Main St to Washington St. This street will be closed for approximately 12 weeks to complete all of the required work including sidewalks, weather pending. S...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Madison Street Closure - Stage 2

Beginning Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the contractor will begin Phase 2 of the reconstruction work on Madison St by closing Madison St from the centerline of White Way Drive east to Waterloo Road. This work requires a full road closure due to full depth pane...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: July 24, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls is launching weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upc...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

N Union Road Construction Information

Beginning Thursday, July 23, 2020, construction will begin on N Union Road between W 1st St and the north city limits. Below is an expected sequence of events:

Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

The roadway will remain open during this process but may be limited to...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 18, 2020

West 2nd Street Closure

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Downtown Streetscape Update: Beginning July 21, the Cunningham Construction crew will close West 2nd Street from Main Street west to the east edge of the alley. At this time, the street will remain open to Washington Street to allow access to the alley an...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Update: July 17, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls is launching weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upc...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

West 22nd Street Closure

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 the contractor will be installing sub-drain under W. 22nd street between Tremont and Franklin streets. In order for the work to begin a temporary full street closure of W. 22nd street will be required. 

The init...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Update

As part of the Cedar Falls 2020 Downtown Streetscape project, East 3rd Street will be paved and reopened to traffic the week of July 13, 2020. West 3rd Street will have mainline paving scheduled to commence on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with adjacent paving...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Cedar Falls Launches New Community E-Newsletter

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The City of Cedar Falls is kicking off a new community e-newsletter! Currents Monthly will feature information on construction projects, garbage collection notices, city events, and more.

To sign up for Currents Monthly, send your email address to currents...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center and Falls Aquatic Center Reopening

The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be reopening on Monday, July 6, at 5:00 AM, to members. The Rec will close at 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from July 6 –July 17. The Falls Aquatic Center will also be reopening on Saturday, J...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

W. 26th St Closure

Beginning Thursday, July 9th, 2020, the contractor will begin the rehabilitation work on W 26th St by closing W 26th St from Iowa St east to 423 W 26th St. This work requires a full road closure at the intersection of Tremont and W. 26th St due to storm s...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Opening By Appointment July 6

The Cedar Falls Public Library will be open for browsing by appointment only beginning Monday, July 6. No-contact curbside service will continue for those who cannot or choose not to wear a mask and for those who wish to limit their interactions with othe...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center and Falls Aquatic Center Closed for Cleaning

An employee at the Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center has tested positive for COVID-19. A separate employee at the Falls Aquatic Center has also tested positive for the virus.

Per City of Cedar Falls policy and in accordance with CDC recommendations...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction - Traffic Delays Thursday 6/25

Beginning at 8am on Thursday, June 25th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting paving operations in southern lanes from Catherine Street to Division Street. Expect Delays for East- and Westbound traffic on 1st Street/HWY 57 as f...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Intersection Closure Notice - East 3rd Street and Main Street

Streetscape Update: Beginning Wednesday, June 24th, the contractor will resume the utility crossing at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Main Street. In order for the contractor to perform this work a full intersection closure will be in effect for ...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

West 11th Street Closure

Beginning Monday, June 22nd, 2020, the contractor will begin Phase 2 of the rehabilitation work on W 11th St by closing W 11th St from Division St to the west property line of 1019 W 11th St. This work requires a full road closure due to curb and gutter r...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City of Cedar Falls Receives Upgraded Tax Bonds Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Cedar Falls general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) bonds to Aaa and assigns a Aaa rating to its $3.4 million General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2020. This is the highest rating achi...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Cedar Falls 2020 Census Update

As the 2020 Census continues, the City of Cedar Falls would like to remind the community of the importance of a complete count in Black Hawk County.

The Census takes place every 10 years and is a count of each person in the United States by the United Stat...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2nd State Lane Closure

Starting Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 a private contractor will be closing the northbound lane on State Street in Cedar Falls for storm sewer related work. In order for the contractor to begin, a single lane closure of State Street and E. 2nd Street will be...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

National Night Out Postponed

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, National Night Out in Cedar Falls will be postponed.

The event has traditionally been celebrated by the community and surrounding areas the first Tuesday in August to help enhance the relationship between public safe...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Cedar Falls Parking Enforcement to Resume June 15

As COVID-19 restrictions start to lift in Iowa and businesses reopen, the City of Cedar Falls will resume parking enforcement in the Downtown and College Hill areas starting June 15, 2020.

In the Downtown district, enforcement hours are Monday – ...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

City Hall Closed June 12, 2020

A Cedar Falls City Hall employee has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with the COVID-19 protocol that the City has established and per the CDC recommendations, City Hall will be closed on June 12, 2020, for cleaning.

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Our City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

Beginning at 7am on Friday, June 12th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting paving operations in southern lanes from Walnut Street to Catherine Street. Expect Delays for East- and Westbound traffic on 1st Street/HWY 57 as flagg...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement on George Floyd From Mayor Rob Green

To our Cedar Falls community, please see the below message from Mayor Rob Green regarding a silent vigil to be held on June 6 in recognition of George Floyd:

Neighbors,

Last week, I provided an official City statement on social media expressing my horror at...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Cedar Falls Farmers Market Starts June 6

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The Cedar Falls Farmers Market will begin Saturday, June 6, in the area around Cedar Falls City Hall and Overman Park. The Farmers Market will continue on Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM through late October/early November.

The Cedar Falls Poli...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Videoconference Information June 1

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls Committee of the Whole meeting and City Council meeting taking place on June 1 will be held via videoconference. The Committee of the Whole will take place at 6:25 PM and the City Council meeting wil...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Madison Street Closure

Beginning Monday, June 8, Peterson Contractors Inc (PCI) will begin Phase I reconstruction on Madison St from Valley Park Dr to the center line of White Way Dr. This is the first of two phases. The work on Madison St requires a full road closure. The clos...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Facilities Now Accepting Cash Payments

The City of Cedar Falls facilities, including the Transfer Station, will now be accepting cash as payment at all locations.

The City does continue to encourage the use of debit/credit cards at their locations when possible to help prevent the spread of COV...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Park Facilities to Reopen June 1

As the state of Iowa lifts certain restrictions in accordance with Governor Kim Reynolds public health proclamation issued on May 26, 2020, public park facilities will be able to reopen in Cedar Falls beginning June 1, 2020. This includes the use of playg...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Hearst Center for the Arts to Reopen to the Public on June 9

The Hearst Center for the Arts will be reopening to the public June 9, 2020. They will be operating under normal hours.

“We are excited to welcome back the community, however, we want to ensure that we reopen as safely as possible with new COVID-...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Recreation and Fitness Center Starting Adult Lap Swimming

The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be opening for adult lap swim beginning June 1, 2020, through August 9, 2020. Hours for lap swimming are 5:45 AM to 7:30 AM on Monday/ Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 4:30-6:30 PM all at Holm...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Swim Lessons Canceled at the Recreation and Fitness Center

To prevent contagious opportunities of COVID-19 and protect both patrons and staff, the Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be canceling all swimming lessons this summer.

For patrons that have already registered, a credit will be placed on each ...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Extending Birthday Program

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Cedar Falls Public Safety will be extending their community birthday celebration program until June 15, 2020.

The program invites local families with young children under the age of 12 to contact Public Safety if their child is celebrating a birthday. Publ...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Project Continues

 

Beginning, Monday, June 1st, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction to the West by closing the southern half of the Francis Street intersection and the Ellen Street intersection for underground utili...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Planning and Zoning Videoconference Information for May 27

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To protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning meeting taking place on May 27, 2020, at 5:30 PM will be held via Videoconference. The public may access and participate in the meeting in the following ways:

  • By dialing the pho...
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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Memorial Day Reminder over Gravestone Decorations

As the community prepares for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the City of Cedar Falls would like to issue a reminder to the public on decorating ordinances for our area cemeteries.

 The City welcomes families and friends to help honor this impo...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

State COVID-19 Guidelines Reminder

As we continue to work together to help keep Cedar Falls safe, stay updated on the current COVID-19 state guidelines -

In accordance with the public health proclamation issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 2020, the following orders are in effec...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Council Videoconference Information for May 18

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls City Council meeting taking place on May 18, 2020, at 7:00 PM will be held via Videoconference. The public may access and participate in the meeting in the following ways:

•  &...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Cedar Falls Hosting Meet & Greet Broadcast for Police Chief Candidates

To help the community learn more about the Cedar Falls Police Chief candidates and still protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the City of Cedar Falls will be hosting a Meet and Greet broadcast with the candidates which will air on Cedar Falls Ch...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Update: Week of May 18

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Update: Week of May 18

Beginning Monday, May 18th, multiple closures will be placed in the area around 3rd and Main Street as we work to improve the area:

  • The contractor will begin reconstructing the sidewalk on the south si...
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Posted on: May 15, 2020

W. 1st St./HWY 57 Reconstruction

Beginning, Monday, May 18, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction by closing the southern half of the Division Street intersection for underground utility related work. In order for the contractor to begin, a ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Cedar Falls City Facilities Hours Update

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Per the May 13th state proclamation regarding COVID-19, learn how this impacts the reopening or continual closures of City facilities including City Hall, Public Library, the Hearst Center, Recreation and Fitness Center, and Visitors and Tourism Center:

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Planning and Zoning Videoconference Information for May 13

The Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for May 13, 2020, at 5:30 PM will be held via Videoconference to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The public may access and participate in the meeting in the following ways:

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Black Hawk County Police Memorial Event Canceled

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To protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, the Black Hawk County Police Memorial Event will be canceled this year. The decision came from police chiefs around the county in the interest of public health.

The event has annually occurred during Na...

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Posted on: May 10, 2020

City of Waterloo University Avenue Update: Week of May 11, 2020

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1 and 2 from Midway Drive to Ansborough Avenue and Phase 3 from Ansborough Avenue to Hwy 63. Below is how this will ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

East Main St. Closure

Beginning Wednesday, May 13th, Canadian National Railroad will be closing E Main Street north of Lincoln Street for crossing repair related work. In order for the railroad to begin, a full width road closure of E Main Street will be required. This road cl...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Road Rehabilitation Updates

Beginning approximately on May 12, the contractor PCI will begin rehabilitation work at the following locations:

  • Carlton Drive from Maplewood Dr to Lilac Lane: 2 - 3 week duration
  • Holmes Drive south of W 4th St: 2 - 3 week duration
  • E Seerley Blvd from Valley...
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Posted on: May 4, 2020

City Council Videoconference Information for May 4

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To protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls City Council meeting taking place on May 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM will be held via Videoconference. Prior to the City Council meeting, there will be a Committee of the Whole meeting taking place at 6:0...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

East 2nd St. Sidewalk Notice

Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, K. Cunningham Construction will begin working on the sidewalk on the north side of East 2nd Street. To complete this work, the sidewalk will be closed for two (2) to three (3) weeks. This construction will include the removal...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Extending Closure of City Facilities

In accordance with the Proclamation by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on April 27, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls will be extending the closure of City facilities to the public until at least May 15, 2020.

The facilities affected by this will be:

  • Cedar Falls Cit...
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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Census Update

Cedar Falls is now at a 64.9% self-response rate for the 2020 Census - That tops Iowa’s average of 61.1% but we still need your help in reaching our goal of 100%! 

As the Census determines federal funding for services such as health care...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Cedar Falls Trail Safety Reminder

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As the weather becomes warmer and residents take to the local trails, the City of Cedar Falls is reminding users to continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing as well as obey by current trail safety guidelines.

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Single Lane Closure - W. Greenhill Road and S. Main Street

UPDATE: This closure will now take place starting either April 27 or April 28, 2020.

Braun Intertec will be performing numerous soil borings for the upcoming Greenhill Road/S. Main Street intersection project. For one day, a single lane closure on W. Green...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Cedar Falls Transfer Station Remains Open

City Update: The Cedar Falls Transfer Station will remain open and continue to operate regular hours.

The City would also like to remind the community that currently only debit /credit cards are accepted at the Transfer Station (no cash/check) and to conti...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

W. 11th Street Closure

The City of Cedar Falls has awarded the 2020 Streets Project to Peterson Contractors, Inc (PCI) of Reinbeck, Iowa. This project has three full street reconstructions and eight overlay rehabilitations with curb/gutter, etc. The project will be funded by Lo...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

City of Waterloo Continues University Avenue Work

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1 and 2 from Midway Drive to Ansborough Avenue and Phase 3 from Ansborough Avenue to Hwy 63. Below is how this will ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Main St. Road Closure

Beginning Tuesday, April 21st, the contractor will be performing a water service repair at 203 Main Street. As a result of this repair, Main Street will require a road closure that will be in effect for three days. 

This closure will overlap the a...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Lilac Lane Closure

The City of Cedar Falls has awarded the 2020 Streets Project to Peterson Contractors, Inc (PCI) of Reinbeck, Iowa. This project has three full street reconstructions and eight overlay rehabilitations with curb/gutter, etc. The project will be funded by Lo...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Cedar Falls COVID-19 Update: April 16, 2020

In accordance with the proclamation announced on April 16, 2020, by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, the City of Cedar Falls will be enforcing the following orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These guidelines will be in effect starting at 11:59 PM ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

2020 Street Construction Project

The City of Cedar Falls has awarded the 2020 Streets Project to Peterson Contractors, Inc of Reinbeck, Iowa. This project has three full street reconstructions and eight overlay rehabilitations with curb/gutter, etc. The project will be funded by Local Op...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Streetscape Construction Updated Schedule

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As the 2020 Downtown Streetscape project continues amid the COVID-19 emergency, the Cedar Falls Engineering team is taking the opportunity to better accommodate local Main Street businesses. With decreased foot traffic, the Streetscape Parkade constructio...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Downtown Streetscape Construction Update

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Streetscape Schedule Update: Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, K. Cunningham Construction will begin working on the 8’ walk directly in front of the business along the 200 block of Main Street. This effort is being done due to the extension of th...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

West 12th Street Construction Project Begins April 6

Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, reconstruction of West 12th Street will begin by closing West 12th Street from College Street to Tremont Street. A full road closure will be required and the closure will be in effect for 12 to 14 weeks, depending on the w...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Moves Forward with Construction

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The 2020 Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape construction project, which will include updating the sidewalk along the downtown Parkade, is set to kick off on March 30, 2020. 

The project is part of a collaborative effort from both the City of Cedar F...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Cedar Falls Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 6

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Curbside yard waste collection in Cedar Falls will resume Monday, April 6. Collection takes place on Mondays from April – November. From July through September, carts will be up picked up every other Monday. From April 6 – April 30, re...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Water Reclamation Facility Reminds Public to Not Flush ‘Flushable’ Wipes

As the community works through the COVID-19 emergency, the Cedar Falls Water Reclamation Facility would like to send out a quick reminder that only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down your toilets.Though some may be labeled as “f...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Now Offering Online Reporting

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To help provide additional protection against exposure opportunities of COVID-19, Cedar Falls Public Safety is now offering the ability for individuals to report crimes online. The form is available at www.cedarfalls.com/1533/Report-a-Crime. It can also b...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of Waterloo Resumes University Avenue Construction

The City of Waterloo and their contractor will resume work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1 and 2 from Midway Drive to Evergreen Avenue and begin Phase 3 from Evergreen Avenue to Hwy 63.

For the week of March 2...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Cedar Falls Special Election Postponed

UPDATE March 20, 2020: 

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has rescheduled the Cedar Falls council-at-large vacancy election to July 7. Absentee ballots already voted and those currently being requested and sent to voters will all be valid and will...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Order Issued by Iowa Governor Regarding COVID-19

In accordance with the emergency order issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on March 17, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls will instate the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state. These actions will be effective Noon on March 17...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Closing City Buildings to Public

To help prevent the exposure opportunities of COVID-19, the City of Cedar Falls will be closing facilities to the public effective March 17, 2020, until at least April 10, 2020.

The facilities affected by this will be:

  • Cedar Falls City Hall
  • Cedar Falls Publi...
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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Cedar Falls Prepares for COVID-19

The City of Cedar Falls has been working with state and county agencies to prepare for the likely arrival of COVID-19 to our area. While no city services have been impacted at this time, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Department is monitoring the ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

2020 Construction Phase 1 Begins

Beginning, Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor will be starting the first phase of 2020 construction by closing down N College Street at the intersection of W 1st Street/HWY 57. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closur...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Cedar Falls Special Election Date Set

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the council vot...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Cedar Falls to Hold Special Election

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The Cedar Falls City Clerk’s Office received a “Petition requesting Special Election to fill a vacancy in the office of Council Member At Large for the City of Cedar Falls Iowa” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

The petition was...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

City Council Appoints Nick Taiber to At-Large Position

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. 

The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the co...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Cedar Falls Crime Drops 1.63% in 2019

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In 2019, crimes in Cedar Falls dropped 1.63% with 2,115 reportable crimes. There were 18,620 total calls for service, an increase of 2.56% over the previous year. Arrests decreased by 3.18% with 944 total arrests.

Overall, crime in Cedar Falls has decrease...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Kicks Off Imagine College Hill! Community Design Charrette

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting the community to attend the public kick-off workshop for Our Cedar Falls: Imagine College Hill! on January 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at UNI CEEE (located at 8106 Jennings Drive, on the south side of the UNI cam...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Hazardous Trees on Private Property

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In late August and early September 2019, Cedar Falls city staff conducted a windshield survey of private property in Cedar Falls and established a database identifying hazardous trees to notify property owners of requirements for removal. In early January...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Council Votes on At-Large Seat Vacancy

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The Cedar Falls City Council has voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large Council seat. The decision came during the city council meeting held on January 6, 2020.

Consideration for the appointment will be made during the Cedar Falls City Counc...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Hazardous Trees on Private Property

This year you may have noticed a decline in the health of ash trees or other trees on your private property.  City staff continues to remove public trees on the street right of way (the area between the sidewalk and curb) that are or will soon be...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

University Avenue Wins International Award

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the University Avenue reconstruction project has been named the winner in the Roads and Highways category of Bentley Systems, Incorporated Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program.

“This is a ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Found Property Items

Numerous found property items from around the city are dropped off at the police department each year. Cedar Falls police are attempting to reunite these lost items with their owners. Click here to view the lists of found property to see if any of these i...

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