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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Contractor Training Workshop

The City of Cedar Falls and the City of Waterloo will be presenting Stormwater Pollution Prevention Contractor Training on February 23, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Public Library (524 Main Street in Cedar Falls). Any contractor w...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Cedar Falls Public Safety to Offer Monthly CPR/AED Training

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Cedar Falls Public Safety will be offering an American Heart Association-Supported CPR/AED Training and Curriculum class on the first Sunday of every month at the Public Safety Building located at 4600 South Main Street. The training session is open to al...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Cedar Falls Tourism Activities and Economic Development Services Application

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The City of Cedar Falls is requesting proposals from non-profit or governmental agencies that contribute to increasing tourism activities or economic development services as part of the City's annual Tourism Activities and Economic Development Se...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Cedar Falls Invokes Snow Emergency in the College Hill and Downtown Areas

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The City of Cedar Falls will be invoking a Snow Emergency Ordinance at 8:00 p.m. on January 24, 2023, until 7:00 a.m. on January 25, 2023, for the purpose of hauling snow from the Downtown and College Hill areas of the city.

This Snow Emergency will be in ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

48-Hour Parking Ordinance Reminder

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The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snowfall in the metro area, snowplows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Request for Proposal: Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Library

Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries are seeking proposals from vendors for the purpose of obtaining information and firm bids for one vendor of Library Management Systems/Integrated Library Systems and related installation and migration services.&am...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Cedar Falls Construction Updates

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View the latest updates on area construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of January 9, 2023.

Olive Street Box Culvert (Olive Street between 20th and 21st Street): For the week of January 9, the contractor will continue with the clearing a...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Cedar Falls Police to Enforce 48-Hour Parking Ordinance

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The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snowfall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

City Hall Update

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Cedar Falls City Hall is undergoing clean-up due to a pipe burst caused by the recent extreme weather and ongoing remodeling construction. City Hall remains open and all services are available as repairs are conducted.

City staff thanks the public for thei...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Christmas Tree Disposal Information

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As the holidays wrap up, Cedar Falls Public Works offers these helpful guidelines for your seasonal clean-up:

Christmas Tree Disposal

CLEAN TREES (trees free of decorations):  These are considered yard waste. They are accepted at the Cedar Falls Tr...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

American Red Cross Presents Lifesaving Awards to Cedar Falls Public Safety

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The American Red Cross has announced members of Cedar Falls Public Safety as the recipients of Lifesaving Awards through the Red Cross Lifesaving Awards Program.

The Lifesaving Awards celebrate the actions of Red Cross-trained Professional Responders and H...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Cedar Falls Construction Updates

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of December 12, 2022.

Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project: The contractor has finished the work for the streetlights, and Cedar Falls Utilities will be turning th...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public Information Meeting: Oak Park Blvd Sewer Replacement Project

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The City of Cedar Falls will be holding a follow-up neighborhood meeting on December 20, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to share information with citizens regarding the replacement of the sanitary sewer line that previously failed and serves all of Min...
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Posted on: December 6, 2022

West Viking Road Industrial Park Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

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Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Debi Durham joined officials from the City of Cedar Falls to celebrate the site certification of the West Viking Road Industrial Park during a ribbon-cutting event on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Traffic Pattern Change: Greenhill Road and South Main Street Roundabout

Beginning November 23, 2022, the contractor will be modifying the traffic pattern at the intersection of Greenhill Road and South Main Street. The traffic pattern will begin utilization of the paved roundabout for southbound South Main Street traffic and ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Cedar Falls Public Safety Announces Promotions

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The Cedar Falls Police Department held a small ceremony on November 21, 2022, to recognize the promotions of Lieutenant Brooke Heuer to Captain and Officer Carson Barron to Lieutenant. These positions became available following the announcement of Captain...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Cold Weather Fire Safety Reminders

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As winter arrives, Cedar Falls Fire Rescue reminds the community of the importance of following fire safety guidelines regarding smoke detectors and portable heaters. According to the State Fire Marshal, seven fire deaths were reported across Northeast Io...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Mark Howard Named Cedar Falls Police Chief

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on November 7, 2022, the Council named Mark Howard the new Cedar Falls Police Chief. Howard had been serving as Acting Police Chief since March 2022 following the appointment of former Chief Craig Berte to Publi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Cedar Falls City Council Meetings Resume at City Hall

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The Cedar Falls City Council will resume regular meetings at City Hall (220 Clay Street) following the renovations of the Council Chambers.

The City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Nove...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Visit the Cedar Falls Art Mural

Enjoy the fall weather by visiting the new art panels now up under the Main Street bridge in Cedar Falls!

Funded by the Cedar Falls Public Art Committee, the project's mission was to introduce murals into the community and energize high-pedestrian...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project

Starting October 3, 2022, the City's contractor, Owen Contractors, Inc. will be starting Phase 2 of the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project. This will involve switching the construction zone to the west side of Center Street. The traffic f...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

27th Street Reconstruction Phase II

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Beginning September 19, 2022, the City's contractor, PCI, will be starting Phase II of the West 27th Reconstruction Project. This project is anticipated to be a two (2) year project with three significant stages. Below is a brief description of t...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Stay Updated with the New Cedar Falls Mobile App

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Take Cedar Falls with you. Download the FREE City of Cedar Falls mobile app and stay updated on community events and city news plus sign up for garbage pick-up reminders, construction notices, and more! 
Available now from Google Play and the Appl...
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Posted on: August 18, 2022

University of Northern Iowa and Cedar Falls Public Safety Welcome Back Students

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As Cedar Falls welcomes students back to the community this fall, the University of Northern Iowa and Cedar Falls Public Safety will be continuing to partner together to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all, especially in the College H...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Construction Update: Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction

Beginning as early as August 3, 2022, the City's contractor, PCI, will continue construction with the next section of Cedar Heights Drive from Huntington Road to approximately 4710 Cedar Heights (Learn and Play Preschool and Daycare). Cedar Heigh...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

City of Cedar Falls Maintains Aaa Tax Rating

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Moody's Investors Service has announced that the City of Cedar Falls has maintained the general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) Aaa rating on its $3.9 million General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2022. This is the highest rating achievable by an...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Start of Construction: Center Street Streetscape Project

Starting the week of July 4, 2022, the City's contractor, Owen Contractors, Inc. will be starting the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project. The overall project limits are from the Cedar River Bridge to Lone Tree Road. The main focus of the ...

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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 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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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