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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Updating Garbage Collection Times Due to Weather

With the approaching winter storm on Friday, January 17, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls asks that residents with a Friday collection put their garbage out by 7:00 a.m Friday morning. The City will have extra trucks out trying to get the routes completed be...

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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 15, 2020

City Council At-Large Appointment Process

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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 nominations will begin during the City Council meeting on January 20, 2020.

Candidate nominations fo...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Downtown Traffic Signals Maintenance

Starting January 10, 2020, the Cedar Falls Public Works Department will be placing the downtown signals on flash mode 24/7 for the next 30 days for maintenance and testing.

The signals impacted will be: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets on Main Street. Main Street ...

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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 9, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Lining Project

The Cedar Falls Public Works Department annual lining project will be impacting traffic in the downtown area throughout the day on Thursday, January 9th. The work is expected to be completed by 6:00 PM. This project involves the rehabilitation of sanitary...

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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: January 3, 2020

Public Meeting Over 12th Street/Walnut Street Reconstructiong Project

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The City will hold a neighborhood meeting to share information, with businesses and citizens, regarding the 12th Street/Walnut Street Reconstruction Project. Information will be provided on design and construction-related items such as the reconstruction ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Library Going Fine-Free

The American Library Association promotes removing barriers to access to information and library services, especially overdue fines. The Cedar Falls Public Library staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Library endorse this position, so beginning January 1, ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Cedar Falls At-Large Council Vacancy Update

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Cedar Falls Mayor-elect Rob Green will begin his mayoral term on January 2, 2020. Mayor-elect Green had served in the Cedar Falls City Council At-Large position, with his term running from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2021.

In order to serve as Mayor, ...

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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: December 17, 2019

Holiday Hours and Refuse Collection

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In observation of the holidays, city departments will observe the following hours:

City Hall: Closed December 24, 25, and January 1.

Public Library: Closed December 24 and 25. Closing at 5:00 p.m. on December 31. Closed January 1.

Visitors Center: Closed Dec...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Cedar Falls Adds Downtown Public Electric Vehicle Charger

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The City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) have collaborated to bring a public electric vehicle charger to downtown Cedar Falls.

The recently installed dual-port Level 2 charger is located on West Second Street across from City Hall. The charg...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

If it wags, it needs a tag!

Pets four months or older are required to be licensed annually by January 1; fees double on April 1.

To purchase a license in person, stop by City Hall at 220 Clay Street, Monday–Friday from 8 am–5 pm.

When licensing your pet, please provide the following i...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Cedar Falls Police Investigating Shooting: Update with Name

On December 4, 2019, at 9:17 PM, officers with the Cedar Falls Police were dispatched to 112 Main Street #2 on a shots fire call. When officers arrived on scene they learned that a male had been shot. The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived. ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Cedar Falls Police Investigating Shooting

On December 4, 2019, at 9:17 PM, officers with the Cedar Falls Police were dispatched to 112 Main Street #2 on a shots fire call. When officers arrived on scene they learned that a male had been shot. The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived. ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Public Information Meeting: Washington Street Reconstruction Project

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On Tuesday, December 17, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, the City of Cedar Falls will hold a neighborhood meeting to share with businesses and citizens’ information regarding the reconstruction of Washington Street from 6th Street to 8th Street. The mee...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Cedar Falls Fire Rescue Responds to Residential Fire at 8024 Slap Tail Trail.

On November 22nd, 2019 at approximately 9:13PM, firefighters and Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a residential fire at 8024 Slap Tail Trail, owned by Ken Lockard.

The initial 911 calls reported that the living room and house was on fire and...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

New Features Available on the Cedar Falls Mobile App

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Stay connected with the Cedar Falls free mobile app, Cedar Falls on the Go, now with new features!  

The app allows for convenient access to interactive city maps, job openings, FAQs, calendars, events for the whole family, and more. Users can als...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Makes Donation to the Beyond Pink TEAM

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The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department is proud to announce that they will donate $2,863.48 to the Beyond Pink TEAM.

During the month of October, the Public Safety Department sold bright pink versions of their uniform patches to raise money for ...

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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 28, 2019

Cedar Falls Hosts Streetscape Construction Informational Meeting

The City of Cedar Falls is hosting a streetscape and road construction informational meeting on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

All members of the public are welcome to attend this informational meeting;...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Cedar Falls to Participate In National Drug Take Back Event

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The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department will once again participate in a national effort to remove potentially dangerous drugs from our nation’s medicine cabinets by hosting a National Drug Take Back Event. According to the 2018 National Survey...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Visits Area Schools for Fire Prevention Week

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To help provide education on fire prevention, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department visited several area elementary schools this week to discuss emergency planning and practicing.

The visits were scheduled during National Fire Prevention Week, October 6...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parking Improvements Coming to the College Hill District

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The City of Cedar Falls has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa and the College Hill Partnership to implement parking improvements in the Cedar Falls College Hill district.

The City conducted an independent parking study of the district to asses...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan Welcomes Community Feedback

The City of Cedar Falls is welcoming public review and feedback over the Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan, now available online at www.ourcedarfalls.com.

The Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan is based on the extensive public input gathered over the last six month...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Department Holds Implicit Bias Training

The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department held implicit bias training sessions for their police division September 4, 10, and 25, 2019. The sessions were conducted by Drake University Instructor Scott Law and were held at the Cedar Falls Public Safety Buil...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Over 400 Attend 2019 Kindergarten Safety City Program

417 children attended the 2019 Kindergarten Safety City Program, held September 17 – September 20, 2019, at the Target Distribution Center in Cedar Falls.  The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department teamed up with MercyOne, Cedar Falls Ut...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

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

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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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan Presentation and Open House

An open house will be held on September 25, beginning at 6:30 PM, in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Cedar Falls to present the public review draft of the Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan. A Q&A and open house will follow the presentation. ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Responds to Apartment Fire

The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department responded to a fire at an 18-plex apartment building at 3223 Scenic Drive in Cedar Falls at 10:48 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

14 public safety officers and firefighters immediately responded to the fire a...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Hazardous Tree Removal

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: August 28, 2019

Phase 1 of Updated Downtown Parking Plan Nears Completion

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In order to improve parking in the downtown area, the City of Cedar Falls conducted a parking study in February 2019. This study included a recommendation plan. The ordinances were approved on June 17, 2019, by the Cedar Falls City Council. The City then ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board Announces New Community Sponsorship Fund

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As part of an ongoing effort to encourage local arts and activities, The Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board is excited to announce a new Community Sponsorship Fund. This sponsorship is available for organizations and/or individuals and will support new art...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

University Avenue Nominated for International Award

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

The annual awards pro...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

City of Cedar Falls Offers Interactive Maps Online

Individuals searching for online city data now have more options with new interactive maps now available on the Cedar Falls website.

The information, located under Maps & Data, allows residents to access the Cemetery, Parks and Rec, and Open Building P...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Over 800 Attend National Night Out in Cedar Falls

Over 800 people were in attendance during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime event, which took place August 6, 2019, at the Cedar Falls Target Retail Store, located at 214 Viking Plaza Dr.

The Cedar Falls Department of Public Safety tea...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

City of Cedar Falls Wins 2019 All-Star Community Award for University Avenue

The City of Cedar Falls was selected as a 2019 All-Star Community Award from the Iowa League of Cities for the reconstruction of University Avenue.

“We are excited to have been selected for this award,” said Stephanie Houk Sheetz, Cedar...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Chase Schrage Named New Cedar Falls Public Works Director

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The Cedar Falls City Council has approved the appointment of Chase Schrage as the new Cedar Falls Public Works Director. Schrage had been the city’s Principal Engineer for the past six and half years and has 10 years of experience in municipal government....

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Phase 1 and 2 of New Downtown Parking Changes Approved

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In order to update downtown parking, the City of Cedar Falls conducted a parking study in February 2019 which included a recommendation plan.

The immediate recommendations will be implemented in two phases during the upcoming months. Phase 1 and 2 were app...

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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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