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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Planning and Zoning Videoconference Information for January 27

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting on January 27, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. will be held via videoconference.

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

  • By dialing t...
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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Cedar Falls City Council Extends Mask Mandate Resolution

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On January 19, 2021, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to extend the current Cedar Falls mask mandate resolution until March 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. This requires anyone within city limits to wear a face-covering (whether disposable, cloth, or face shield...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Second Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Online Worksheet Now Open

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The second Cedar Falls Resilience Plan online worksheet is now open at bit.ly/cfRP through January 27. The worksheet will focus on housing options and availability as well as local business and economics. All members of the community are encouraged to sha...

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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: January 18, 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting: Downtown Streetscape Phase 2

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The City of Cedar Falls is conducting a Virtual Public Information Meeting to obtain information for Phase II of the Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project. This project is a continuation of the work that began downtown during the 2020 constructi...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Cedar Falls Request for Proposals

The City of Cedar Falls is accepting Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the City Hall remodel project. 

Submittals must be received by the City Clerk, Attn: Building Official, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613 by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on February 1, 202...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Worksheet Open January 20

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The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to continue to share their voice by participating in the second Cedar Falls Resilience Plan online worksheet open January 20 through January 27, 2021, at bit.ly/cfRP.

The worksheet will focus on housing options...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

48 Hour Parking Ordinance Reminder

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: December 28, 2020

Holiday Tree Disposal Information

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Cleaning up after the holidays? Cedar Falls Public Works offers these helpful reminders to residents!

Tree Disposal

Clean Trees: Do not have ornaments, tinsel, flocking, or attached tree stands. These will be considered as yard waste. They may be brought to...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Request for Proposals

The Cedar Falls Public Library has two Request for Proposals (RFP's) available for vendors to assist in moving furniture and new carpeting. View additional details in the RFPs at the following links: 

Furniture moving RFP: https://cedarfa...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Winter Safety Reminders

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As winter arrives, our Cedar Falls snowfighters are gearing up to keep our city streets safe! To help, the team offers these travel and snow safety reminders for you and your family:

  • Allow extra travel time to arrive at your destination
  • Please allow 50&...
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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Cedar Falls Temporarily Suspends Paid Parking Fees in Municipal Lots

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The Cedar Falls City Council voted during a special Council meeting held December 9, 2020, to temporarily suspend paid parking fees in the municipal lots located in the Downtown and College Hill areas.

Fees will be suspended until April 1, 2021, to help ea...

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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: December 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center Holiday Bingo

Join the Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center for a fun Holiday BINGO! Completed BINGO sheets will be put into a drawing for Rec Center/The Falls gift certificates which can be used towards memberships or programs. 

 How to play:&...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Cedar Falls Tour of Lights

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The Cedar Falls Visitor Center is inviting the community to help spread holiday cheer during the Cedar Falls Tour of Lights!  If you have a special or spectacular light display that you'd like to share for consideration, email your photo...

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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 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.

“The COVID spread rate ...

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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 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 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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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: 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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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 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 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 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

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

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: May 12, 2020

Black Hawk County Police Memorial Event Canceled

2019 Police Memorial Event

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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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