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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Road Closure Notice - Olive Street from W 3rd to W 4th Street

Beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the contractor will begin reconstruction of Olive Street from W 3rd Street to W 4th Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full road closure will be required. The road closure will be in effect fo...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Business and Industry Appreciation Awards Luncheon and Representative Citizen Award

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Join us in honoring Cedar Falls individuals, groups, and businesses at the 2021 Business and Industry Appreciation Awards Luncheon and Representative Citizen Award on June 3, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Diamond Event Center (5307 Caraway Lan...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 3, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of May 3, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor has begun the installation of new brick pavers out to the curb on the 300 Block sidewalk (3rd to 4th St. ea...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

West 4th Street and 300 Block Closure Notice

Beginning the week of May 3, 2021, the contractor will begin removal and replacement of the existing concrete sidewalk on the west side of the 300 Block of Main Street. In order for the contractor to begin removal, a partial sidewalk closure will be requi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

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

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As the weather warms up, Cedar Falls Public Safety is teaming up with 4 Queens Dairy Cream to offer a sweet incentive for families who practice safe bicycle etiquette especially when they are out enjoying the local trails.

Cedar Falls is home to over 100 m...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Falls Aquatic Center 2021 Season Information

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2021 pool passes for The Falls Aquatic Center will go on sale beginning May 3 through May 7, 2021. These passes can be purchased at The Falls (3025 S. Main Street) from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday &ndash...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 26, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of April 26, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The brick pavers have been installed along the first 8 feet of each business along the east side of the 300 block. From...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Request for Proposals: Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center

The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center is seeking proposals and quotes on consultant services for an analytical evaluation that will lead to the identification of the true cost of doing business and all costs (direct and indirect) associated to eac...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 19, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of April 19, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The brick pavers have been installed along the first 8 feet of each business along the east side of the 300 block. From...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Road Closure Notice: Brandilynn Boulevard- West Cul-De-Sac East Through Andrea Drive Intersection

Beginning April 21, 2021, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of Brandilynn Boulevard by closing the street from its western cul-de-sac to the east past the Andrea Drive intersection. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a f...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Curbside Service only at Cedar Falls Public Library: May 17-June 11, 2021

The Cedar Falls Public Library building will be closed to the public for new carpet installation beginning May 17. Curbside pickup will be available during this time.

Patrons are encouraged to check out a month’s worth of materials before May 17 ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Road Closure Notice: McClain Drive

Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of McClain Drive by closing McClain Drive from Orchard Drive to the North past the intersection of Lilac Lane. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

West 1st St./HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

Beginning April 12, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with West 1st Street/HWY 57 construction by reconstructing the southwestern corner of the Hudson Road intersection and also by starting removals on the south side of HW...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Cedar Falls City Council Extends Mask Mandate Resolution

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On April 5, 2021, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to extend the current Cedar Falls mask mandate resolution until May 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. This requires anyone within city limits to wear a face covering (whether disposable, cloth or face shield) in ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Cedar Falls Police to Conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Cedar Falls Police Division is partnering with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to conduct alcohol compliance checks at all businesses holding liquor licenses in Cedar Falls.  Under the supervision of law enforcement, underage persons wi...

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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: March 22, 2021

Waterloo University Avenue Reconstruction Project Update

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1, 2, and 3 from Midway Drive to Hwy 63. Below is how this will impact Cedar Falls starting the week of March 29, 20...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Waterloo University Avenue Update

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1, 2, and 3 from Midway Drive to Hwy 63. Below is how this will impact Cedar Falls starting the week of March 15, 20...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

View the Online Public Review Draft of a New Downtown Zoning Code

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All members of the community are invited to view the Public Review Draft of a new Downtown Zoning code available at www.ourcedarfalls.com and submit feedback or questions to Planning@cedarfalls.com.

The updated zoning regulations are an important step in i...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Final Worksheet to Open March 23

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The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to continue to share their voice by participating in the third Cedar Falls Resilience Plan online worksheet open March 23 through March 30, 2021, at bit.ly/cfRP.

This is the final of three total worksheets seek...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

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Beginning, Monday, March 15th, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting the last year of construction on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Highland Drive and Francis Street. Construction will be focused around the Hudson Road intersecti...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

View Drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan Online

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All members of the community are encouraged to view the drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan available online at www.ourcedarfalls.com and complete the public survey to share their comments and questions.

The plan includes suggestions that we...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

CAPS Program Partners with City of Cedar Falls

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As each school semester progresses, students enrolled within the Center for Advanced Professional Students (CAPS) program from Cedar Falls, Jesup, Denver, Don Bosco, Wapsie Valley, and Columbus Catholic take on the role of associates. Their task is to lea...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cedar Falls Extends Temporary Suspension of Paid Parking Fees in Municipal Lots

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The temporary suspension of paid parking fees in the Cedar Falls municipal lots located in the Downtown and College Hill areas is extended through August 1, 2021.

The Cedar Falls City Council voted to suspend the municipal lot fees on February 15, 2021, du...

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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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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft Available Online

The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to view the Public Review Draft of a new Downtown Zoning code available at www.ourcedarfalls.com. The draft was presented at a special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17. Citizens can view t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program Eligibility Precheck Now Available

On February 17, 2021, the Iowa Finance Authority announced the availability of an eligibility precheck for the new Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program, which will begin accepting full applications in March. The program will provide financial assistan...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft Presentation

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A public review draft of a new Downtown Zoning Code will be presented during a special virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  All members of the community are invited to attend this meeting ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft To Be Presented On February 17

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A public review draft of a new Downtown Zoning Code will be presented during a special virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  All members of the community are invited to attend this meeting ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan Presentation

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The public is invited to view the drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan during the virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

It will include suggestions that were gathered from the community ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Statement from Cedar Falls Mayor on Human Rights Commission Chair Resignation

Below is the statement from Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green on the resignation of the Human Rights Commission Chair:

Neighbors,

On the morning of Saturday, January 30th, I received the resignation letter of the chair of the Human Rights Commission, Nicole Winth...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission Statement

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View the statement from the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission below: 

The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission condemns racism and hate in any form. It is obvious that our community and youth are not immune from racism and racist incitement and t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

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

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The Cedar Falls Police Division has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Complete the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Worksheet

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting citizens to participate in the next steps of the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan by completing an online worksheet which will be available from December 15 to December 22, 2020, at www.cfresilience.com

 T...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Scheduling Building Inspections in Cedar Falls

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As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together, Cedar Falls City staff is committed to continuing to serve our community. If you need to schedule a building inspection, our Inspection Services team is here to help and currently operates as follows:

  • Perm...
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues Updated Public Health Proclamation

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On November 16, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is effective from 12:01 a.m. on November 17 until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020, and includes the following:

Masks: All people ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues New Public Health Proclamation

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On November 10, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Per this proclamation, the following guidelines will be in effect in Cedar Falls effective November 11, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. until Nov...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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:

Ci...

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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: 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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