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Posted on: February 28, 2024

City of Cedar Falls To Host Career Fair

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The City of Cedar Falls will host a career fair on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls). The event will feature part-time, full-time, and seasonal job openings available...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Road Closure Notice: Main Street (10th-13th Street) and West 12th Street (Washington-State Street)

Beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Main Street from the south side of the 10th Street intersection to the north side of the 13th Street intersection. The reconstruction of West 12th Street/Waterloo Road from W...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 16, 2023

Cedar Falls to Host Public Meetings for Downtown Parking

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The City of Cedar Falls is hosting two public meetings to discuss current parking in the Cedar Falls Downtown District as well as potential updates. The community is invited to attend one of the two meetings to share their input. The first meeting will ta...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 16, 2023

Cedar Falls Downtown Parking Survey

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The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to share their voice by taking the online downtown parking survey located at bit.ly/ParkCedarFalls. The survey takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete and is open from February 19 to March 4, 2024....

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Posted on: February 25, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 16, 2023

Traffic Signal Work - Ridgeway Avenue

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Starting as early as Monday, February 26, the Iowa DOT's contractor, PCI, and their subcontractor, K&W Electric, will start traffic signal preparation work for the upcoming reconstruction work of Ridgeway Avenue at the Nordic Drive and Highwa...

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Posted on: February 24, 2024

Road Closure Notice: Rownd Street

On Tuesday, February 27, a private contractor will be closing down Rownd Street just south of Rainbow Drive for tree removals. The closure will be limited to school hours to avoid any delays with student drop off and pick up. The closure is anticipated to...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Road Closure Notice: North Cedar Heights Area Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, the contractor will begin work for the North Cedar Heights Area Reconstruction project on West Ridgewood Drive and portions of Greenwood Avenue. Pavement removal is scheduled to begin Monday, March 11, and will require a f...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 16, 2023

Public Information Meeting: 2024 Street Restoration and Alley Reconstruction Project

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The City of Cedar Falls is holding a public meeting regarding the 2024 Street Restoration Project and 2024 Alley Reconstruction Project on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers Foyer (220 Clay Street, Ce...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Cedar Falls Public Safety Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Site

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Cedar Falls Public Safety will be hosting a site for the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Citizens can dispose of expired, unwanted, or unus...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Request for Qualifications: Fundraising Feasibility Study for Capital Campaign for Hearst Center

The City of Cedar Falls is soliciting responses to a request for qualifications and sealed bid from qualified individuals or team of consultants to conduct a Fundraising Feasibility Study for a capital campaign to raise funds for a new Hearst Center for t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Main Street Reconstruction Project - Lane Closure Notice

Beginning Monday, February 12, 2024, the contractor will be implementing a rolling closure to cut down the planned trees slated for removal during the 2024 Main Street Reconstruction Project's planned work. To perform this activity, the contracto...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

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

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The Cedar Falls Police 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 local reta...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Cedar Falls K9 Boona Recieves Donation of Body Armor

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Cedar Falls Public Safety Department's K9 Boona has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Boona's vest was sponsored by Vested In...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Coffee With a Cop Events

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Connect with Cedar Falls Public Safety during these Coffee with a Cop events! Chat with the team and enjoy a free cup of coffee courtesy of Soifer Family McDonald's. 

Dates: February 21, April 17, and June 19

Location: First Street McDonal...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Sidewalk Scaffolding - East 4th Street

Starting Friday, January 26, 2024, a private contractor will be installing scaffolding next to and above the East 4th Street sidewalk on the south side of the road for brickwork on the adjacent building. Work is anticipated to take approximately three (3)...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Cedar Falls Iowa Trail System Public Art Project

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS for the Cedar Falls Iowa Trail System Public Art Project! The City of Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC), under the direction and approval of the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board (ACB), seeks to commission a series of permanent,...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Winter Safety Reminders

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With severe winter weather expected in the area starting the evening of January 8, 2024, the City of Cedar Falls reminds property owners and occupants to help keep the community safe by removing snow and ice from all public sidewalks adjacent to their pro...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Trail Closure - South Riverside Trail

Starting on Tuesday, January 2, the City's contractor, PCI, will be continuing with the Cedar River Recreational Project by building the three in-river structures on the downtown side of the river. For the contractor to start on the downtown side...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Cedar River Recreational Project Update

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The City of Cedar Falls broke ground on the Cedar River Recreational Project in September 2023. The project will provide a multi-use park to bring life back to the Cedar River. It consists of recreational improvements, including multiple kayak pl...
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Our City News
Posted on: December 11, 2023

City of Cedar Falls Holiday Hours and Refuse Collection Information

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In observance of the upcoming holidays, the below Cedar Falls City facilities will be operating the following hours:

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Our City News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

New Traffic Signal Start-Up at US 20 and Butterfield Road

Starting as early as tomorrow, December 5, 2023, the Iowa DOT's contractor will initiate the startup sequence for the new traffic signal at the US 20 ramps and Butterfield Road intersection on the south side of the interchange in the City of Huds...

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Posted on: November 1, 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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Our City News
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Iowa 27 and US 218 Ramp Project - Stage 3 Traffic Shift

Starting Monday, September 18, 2023, the Iowa DOT's contractor, Owen Contracting, will be continuing with construction by starting the third stage of the IA 27 and US 218 ramp reconstruction project. Stage 3 work will include rebuilding the insid...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Request for Proposals from Non-profits Offering/providing Services funded under CDBG

The City is an Entitlement Recipient of CDBG funding and it intends to award grants to several agencies that are capable of providing eligible services to Low-To-Moderate Income Limited Clientele residents of the City.  Services may include, but ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Trail Closure Notice - Start of Cedar River Recreation Project

Starting on Monday, September 11, the City's contractor, PCI, will be starting the Cedar River Recreational Project by closing the recreational trail located in Gateway Park. An overall trail detour will be signed and established utilizing Greele...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Island Park Welcome New Disc Golf Course

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Island Park in Cedar Falls is now home to the city's newest disc golf course.  The 9-hole course is located on Center Street and joins existing courses at Tourist Park and Big Woods Lake to give players a wider variety of options for the...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Panthers on Parade

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The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau is bringing Panthers on Parade, a community pride project featuring the University of Northern Iowa's TC mascot, to the Cedar Valley. Approximately 25 six-foot-tall fiberglass mascots will be embellishe...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Oak Park Blvd Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Start of Construction

Starting Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the City's contractor, PCI, will start the Oak Park Blvd Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project. In order for the contractor to begin, a full-width street closure located between 2821 and 2913 Minnetonka Drive will ...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Cedar Falls Hosts Youth Fire Academy

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Cedar Falls Public Safety congratulates the graduates of its Youth Fire Academy which took place from July 20 through July 21. Cedar Falls students, ages 8-12, were invited to attend this free course which offered both hands-on training and education on f...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Ramp Closure Notice: IA 27/58 and Ridgeway Avenue

On Monday, August 7, 2023, the Iowa DOT's contractor, PCI, will be continuing with the IA 27/58 at Ridgeway Avenue reconstruction project by starting the second phase of work. Crews will be opening the westerly ramps of US 20 and closing the east...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 26, 2023

Road Closure Notice: West 18th Street

Beginning Monday, July 31, 2023, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of West 18th Street from 1522 West 18th Street to 1315 West 18th Street. This stage will connect the two new segments of reconstruction that have just been completed. In order f...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Cedar Falls Earns Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze Status

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The League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of Cedar Falls to build better places for people to bike with the renewal of the city's bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) status. The award recognizes Cedar Falls for its commitmen...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

City of Cedar Falls Earns Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Cedar Falls.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognitio...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Traffic Pattern Change: West 27th Street

Starting Monday, July 17, the City's contractor, PCI, will be continuing with the third phase of construction on West 27 Street with removals of pavement and removal of the westerly high school construction entrance. In order for the contractor t...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

City of Cedar Falls Receives RAISE Grant for Main Street Reconstruction Project

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The Department of Transportation has announced the City of Cedar Falls will receive a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant for the Main Street Reconstruction Project in the amount of $10,000,000.

"This grant ...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Road Closure Notice: Main Street from 21st to 22nd

Beginning Monday, June 19, 2023, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Main Street from the current construction limits at 21st Street to the north side of the intersection of 22nd Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

John Zolondek Named Cedar Falls Fire Chief

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on June 5, 2023, the Council named John Zolondek the new Cedar Falls Fire Chief.

The vote came after a recommendation from Mayor Rob Green, City Administrator Ron Gaines, and Public Safety Director Craig Berte to...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

City of Cedar Falls Earns Special Projects Grand Prize Engineering Excellence Award

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the Downtown Streetscape Project has been named the Special Projects Grand Prize Engineering Excellence Award winner by the American Council of Engineering Companies, Iowa Chapter.

The Downtown Streetscap...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Cedar Falls Fireworks Ordinance

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As summer approaches, the City of Cedar Falls reminds the community of the local fireworks ordinance. Consumer fireworks are permitted within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 4 annually. During the Cedar Falls City Cou...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Weekly Cedar Falls Construction Updates: May 29, 2023

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View the latest updates on Cedar Falls road construction projects for the week of May 29, 2023. To sign up for text/email notifications on specific projects, please visit bit.ly/cfnotify.

Main Street Reconstruction Project

Location: Main Street (6t...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Memorial Day Reminder over Gravestone Decorations

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With 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;...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

2023 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Appreciation Awards and Representative Citizen

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The City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities honored the 2023 recipients of the Cedar Falls Business and Industry Appreciation Awards and Representative Citizen during a celebratory luncheon on May 11, 2023, at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event recogn...

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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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Our City News
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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Our City News
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: 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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Our City News
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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