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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Alley Closure Notice: West 9th Street to West 10th Street (Olive Street and Walnut Street)

Beginning, Monday, June 27, 2022, the contractor will begin reconstruction of the alley from West 9th Street to West 10th Street between Olive Street and Walnut Street. In order for the contractor to begin, an alley closure will be required. The closure w...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Road Closure Notice: Elmwood Avenue

Beginning the week of June 20, 2022, the contractor will begin the asphalt portion of the work on Elmwood Avenue. This construction process will take approximately two (2) weeks (weather permitting). During most of that time frame, the roadway wi...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

City Council Approves Appointment of Craig Berte to Public Safety Director

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on June 20, 2022, the City Council approved the appointment of Craig Berte to Public Safety Director.

Berte has been part of the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department since 1991, serving as a Police Officer, Inves...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: June 20, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of June 20, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, no...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Road Closure Notice: Pin Oak Drive

Beginning the week of June 20, 2022, the contractor will begin the asphalt portion of the work on Pin Oak Drive. Weather permitting; this construction process will take approximately two (2) weeks. During most of that time frame, the roadway will...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Alley Closure Notice: Ellen Street to Francis Street

Beginning June 20, 2022, the contractor will begin reconstruction of the alley from Ellen Street to Francis Street between West 1st Street and West 2nd Street. In order for the contractor to begin, an alley closure will be required. The alley closure will...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Cedar River Recreational Project Receives Grant Approval

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the Cedar River Recreational Project has been selected for a U.S Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of up to $1,500,000.

The grant was highly competitive with the EDA receiving application su...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: June 13, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of June 13, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, no...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Council Considering Appointment of Craig Berte to Public Safety Director

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The Cedar Falls City Council will be considering Craig Berte for appointment to Public Safety Director during the Council meeting on June 20, 2022.

Berte has been part of the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department since 1991, serving as a Police Officer, Ser...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Transfer Station to Stop Accepting Shingles for Recycling July 1

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Beginning July 1, 2022, the City of Cedar Falls Transfer Station located at 1524 State Street will no longer accept clean shingles for recycling. Shingles may be accepted for dumping at the Transfer Station if the load is less than 500 pounds.

Anything ove...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Cedar Falls Public Safety Announces 2021 Service Awards

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Cedar Falls Public Safety has announced its 2021 service awards, recognizing team members who displayed exceptional achievement within the department over the past year. A ceremony was held at the Public Safety Building, located at 4600 South Main Street,...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Cedar Falls City Council Updates Fireworks Ordinance

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on June 6, 2022, the Council voted to update the fireworks ordinance in Cedar Falls. Consumer fireworks are permitted within the city limits on July 3, 4, and 5 of each year between the hours of noon an...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Cedar Falls 'Coffee With A Cop' Summer Events

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Cedar Falls Public Safety invites the community to connect with officers during their summer 'Coffee with a Cop' events. The events will take place June 7 and August 9. Both will be from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Cedar Falls First St...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Road Closure Notice: Olive Street

Beginning Thursday, June 9, 2022, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Olive Street from the intersection at West 4th Street through the intersection of West 6th Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full road closure...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Start of Construction: West 27th Street Reconstruction

Beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the City's contractor, PCI, will be starting Phase I of the West 27th Street Reconstruction Project. This project is anticipated to be a two-year project with three significant stages. Below is a brief description...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Road Closure Notice: Viking Road

Beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the City's contractor, PCI, will be closing down and installing a new culvert system across Viking Road. In order for the contractor to start, Viking Road will be closed for four (4) weeks during the crossing. &am...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 23, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of May 23, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, nor...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day Reminder over Gravestone Decorations

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With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, 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 holidays by decorating gravestones; howev...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Mike Soppe Named Cedar Falls Recreation and Community Programs Manager

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The City of Cedar Falls has announced that Mike Soppe has been named the Cedar Falls Recreation and Community Programs Manager. Soppe currently serves as a Public Works and Parks Supervisor for the City and will begin his new role at the beginning of June...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Cedar Falls Announces Public Safety Director Candidates

The City of Cedar Falls has announced the final candidates for Public Safety Director following the retirement of former Director Jeff Olson in March 2022. 

A total of seven candidates completed the initial application for the position. Each candi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 16, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of May 16, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, nor...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Cedar Falls Public Safety Partners with 4 Queens Dairy Cream on Bike Safety

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Cedar Falls Public Safety is once again teaming up with 4 Queens Dairy Cream this summer to offer a sweet incentive for families who practice safe bicycle etiquette.

Cedar Falls is home to over 100 miles of hard-surfaced, multi-use trails, an abundance of ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 9, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of May 9, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, nort...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

No Mow May in Cedar Falls

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To help create early pollinator plants for the bee population, Cedar Falls City Council has resolved to not enforce the City's maximum 8-inch weed and grass height nuisance ordinance during the month of May 2022. The goal of 'No Mow May&...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Falls Aquatic Center 2022 Season Information

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2022 pool passes for The Falls Aquatic Center will go on sale beginning May 2. These passes can be purchased at the Recreation and Fitness Center (110 E 13th Street) during normal business hours. An express lane will be offered at the Recreation ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Target Cooperation Awards Grant to Cedar Falls Public Safety

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To help promote classroom literacy, Target Corporation has once again awarded Cedar Falls Public Safety a grant to sustain an annual reading program with area elementary schools. The grant money is used to purchase a book for every kindergarten student in...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 18, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of April 18, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

Closure/detour: Cedar Heights and Greenhill Intersection, n...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Cedar Falls Business and Industry Appreciation Awards and Representative Citizen Award

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The 2022 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Appreciation Awards Luncheon and Representative Citizen Award will take place May 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn (7213 Nordic Drive in Cedar Falls). The event recognizes individuals, grou...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Road Closure Notice: East 3rd Street

Beginning April 18, 2022, the contractor will begin removal of the existing roadway on East 3rd Street (from Main Street to State Street) to start the underground utility work including new water main and storm sewer. In order for the contractor to begin ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Road Closure Notice: West 18th Street

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of West 18th Street from the intersection of Drury Lane and West 18th Street west past the intersection of Merner Avenue and West 18th Street. In order for the contractor t...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 4, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of April 4, 2022.

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Greenhill Road): 

For the week of April 4, the City's contractor, PCI...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Construction Starts on West Viking Industrial Park Phase V

Beginning the week of March 28, 2022, the City's contractor, PCI, will be starting the West Viking Road Industrial Park Phase V Project. Construction will be focused around the extension of Venture Way, Technology Place, and a new north/south roa...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Public Presentation to be Held April 12

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The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to a public presentation for the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan on April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Community Center (528 Main Street). The Resilience Plan will also be available online at ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Road Closure Notice - Cedar Heights Drive

Starting as early as March 28, 2022, the City's contractor will fully close Cedar Heights Drive from the roundabout at Viking Road to south of Huntington Road. This closure will be in effect for approximately six (6) months. Residents south of Ce...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Lane Closure Notice: Greenhill Road and Main Street Intersection Improvements Project

Beginning the week of March 28, 2022, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of the Greenhill Road and South Main Street intersection. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, southbound South Main Street lane closure will be requi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Suspect Arrested for Burglary to a Residence/ Eluding Officers

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On Thursday, March 17, 2022, a resident of 903 West 10th Street in Cedar Falls called 911 on the report of a male that had broken into their residence. The homeowner reported that they heard the front door of their house being kicked down. When the homeow...
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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Cedar Falls Bike Network Plan to be Presented to Planning and Zoning Commission

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The new Bike Network Plan, developed by the Cedar Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the City of Cedar Falls, will be presented at the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on March 23, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls C...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Cedar Falls Names Acting Public Safety Director and Acting Police Chief

Berte, Craig

Following the retirement of Cedar Falls Public Safety Director Jeff Olson on March 10, 2022, the City of Cedar Falls has announced Cedar Falls Police Chief Craig Berte as Acting Public Safety Director. Acting Director Berte assumed this role starting on M...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction Update - Single Lane Closures

Starting March 14, 2022, the City’s contractor, PCI, will start with single lane closures for landscaping work in the middle of the new Cedar Heights Drive and Greenhill Road roundabout. Traffic will be maintained in all directions at this inter...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction Update

Beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, the City’s contractor, PCI, will be starting year two of the Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction Project. The City’s contractor will close Huntington Road at the intersection of Cedar Heights for undergr...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Cedar Falls Police Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division on I-PLEDGE

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The Cedar Falls Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of Cedar Falls underage persons.

Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards and Representative Citizen Award

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The Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards and Representative Citizen Award recognizes individuals, groups, and businesses for their continued interest and investment in the community. The awards are presented annually by the City of Cedar Falls and Ced...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Cedar Falls Mask Mandate Resolution to Expire

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on May 17, 2021, the City Council voted to allow the current Cedar Falls mask mandate resolution to expire on May 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. The mandate originally passed on September 8, 2020, and required anyone w...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Project to Begin Phase 2

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The Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction project will be starting Phase 2 of construction on April 5, 2021. 

The City of Cedar Falls partnered with Community Main Street to develop a Downtown streetscape plan in 2015. The goal was t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Trail Safety Reminder from the City of Cedar Falls

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As spring arrives, the City of Cedar Falls is reminding users to practice safe etiquette when out enjoying the local trails. 

"We are excited that people are anxious to get outside and spend time on the great Cedar Falls trails," said Am...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report: 2021-2025

The City of Cedar Falls is proud to present the Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report. Citizens can view the report at bit.ly/CFPS21-25.

The purpose of the special report is to examine Public Safety operations and identify strategies to reach future obj...

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