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October 2015

New Public Art Matching Fund Program announced

The City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) announces a new program that provides up to $2,000 in matching funds for public art projects. Funded through the Iowa City Public Art Program, visual, audio, or performance-based art such as sculpture, murals, performances, readings, interactive exhibits, video projections, soundscapes, spoken word, and other mediums will be considered.

To be eligible, proposals must be for projects that will be publicly accessible and viewable within Iowa City city limits. Art may be displayed or performed on private property with  property owner permission.

Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Final selections will be determined by members of PAAC. Applications for the first quarter are due Wednesday, Nov. 25 by 5 p.m. Proposals should be sent to Marcia Bollinger with the City’s Neighborhood and Development Services Department at Subsequent quarterly deadlines are Jan. 22, April 22, and July 22, 2016.

The application and call to artists, which includes additional information on selection criteria, submission requirements, eligible expenses and other conditions for the program, are available at

For more information, contact Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or

Leaf removal on some one-way streets scheduled Nov. 3

The City of Iowa City's leaf vacuuming program will be operating on some one-way streets next Tuesday, Nov. 3, requiring the Streets Division to utilize a police escort. The following streets are scheduled for pick-up:

  • Market Street: South side, odd-numbered properties
  • Jefferson Street: North side, even-numbered properties
  • Dodge Street: East side, even-numbered properties
  • Governor Street: West side, odd-numbered properties
  • Clapp Street: West side, odd-numbered properties

To ensure the pick-up of your leaves, have piles raked to the curb by 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Leaves should not be raked into the street, into storm drains, or around mailboxes or signposts.

For more information, visit or contact Toni Davis with the Streets Division at 319-356-5181.

Raising the wages of private businesses is none of county government's business

Look at the guidelines for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, there's nothing listed there about having the authority to falsely inflate the wages of private businesses.  Their mission is to provide oversight on county government business, they've exceeded their authority.

~ Tim Finn, Iowa City

22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show with over 150 exhibitors Nov. 7 & 8 at the Coralville Marriott

Arts CraftsMake plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8 at the Marriott Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.  This is the area's largest show, with over 150 talented  exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts.

The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy original affordable arts and crafts.

Among the various products presented at the show are oak furniture, paintings and prints, gourd art, bird houses, bird feeders, ceramics, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, yard and garden art, stained, etched, and fused glass, quilts, photography, pottery, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, dolls & doll clothes, rugs, baskets, aprons, placemats, table runners, purses, wood and metal signs, wall hangings and many more original products.  Exhibitors will also be selling homemade salsa, wines, breads, fudge, coffee cakes, barbeque sauce, jams, dried soup and food mixes.

The Marriott Conference Center is connected to the Marriott Hotel and is located at 300 East 9th Street in Coralville, just off of I-80 at Exit 242.

Admission to the show is $5, with anyone 10 and under free.  Parking is always free.  Show hours are Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4.  For additional information, call 563-652-4529.

Election day voting schedule

The City Council election is November 3, 2015, and four Council seats will be on the ballot.  All Iowa City voters will have the same contests on the ballot, and may vote on both of the district races and the at large race. 

Person wishing to vote early may do so in person at the Auditor's Office, 913 South Dubuque Street
weekdays 7:45 - 5:30 through Monday, November 2.

 In addition satellite voting is available at the following locations:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Fountain Lobby
Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Iowa City Public Library
Thursday, October 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 Polls open on Election Day, November 3 at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.  A complete list of polling places is available at the Johnson County Auditor’s website.


City Hall and Police Administrative Offices, along with the Library, Parks, Water, Wastewater, Streets and Sanitation Departments, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11.

The Recreation Center will be open normal business hours, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 11. The Indoor Pool will be open normal business hours on Wednesday, November 11. A more detailed Indoor Pool schedule with lap swim and open swim times can be found at

Bus service will run normal routes and schedules on Wednesday, November 11.

In honor of Veterans Day, Coralville Transit will offer free rides to veterans on Wednesday, November 11. Veterans will be asked to present their military ID when boarding the bus to receive a free ride. Eligible veterans using ADA paratransit service on Veterans Day will also receive a free ride.

Trash and recycling will be collected as follows for the week of November 9 through November 13: Monday’s route will be picked up Monday; Tuesday’s route will be picked up Tuesday; Wednesday’s route will be picked up Thursday; and Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday.

The Recycling Center will be open 7:00 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 11.

As always, trash and recycling should be at the curb at 7:00 am the day of collection. For questions on trash and recycling collection, please call 319-248-1740.

News and Notes from the City of Coralville, October 29, 2015

Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (November 4), Planning & Zoning Commission (November 4), Arts Commission (November 10), City Council (November 10)
  • Election Day (November 3)
  • Legends League pick-up basketball (November 8)
  • Family Night at the Library (November 9)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)

View all upcoming events


New Intermodal Facility Hosts Ribbon Cutting

See where you can bus it, bike it, and park and ride it!

Thursday, October 29 | 4:30 pm 

Celebrate the recent opening of the new Coralville Transit Intermodal Facility with a ribbon cutting, self-guided tours, and refreshments! Coralville’s new transportation hub supports convenient, sustainable, and accessible community transportation options.  Learn more


Meet John, Jill, & Mitch

City election candidates host open house

Thursday, October 29 | 7:00-9:00 pm

Meet the three candidates on the ballot for the upcoming Coralville city election. Mayor John Lundell, City Council member Jill Dodds, and City Council member Mitch Gross, incumbents, are running unopposed for re-election. Stop by to talk to the candidates, ask questions, and discuss community issues. Learn more


Spooktacular Trick or Treating

Rain or shine

Saturday, October 31 | 5:30-8:00 pm

Halloween trick or treating in Coralville is from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 31, rain or shine. From big goblins to little pumpkins, all trick or treaters should be accompanied by an adult. Have a fun and safe Halloween!  Learn more


Get Ready to Turn Back Your Clocks

And don't forget to change those batteries!

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend (remember to "fall back" one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday). When you change your clocks, remember to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors!


City Election Is around the Corner

Know where to vote

Tuesday, November 3 | 7:00 am-8:00 pm

The office of Mayor and two City Council positions are on the ballot for the upcoming Coralville city election.  Early voting is available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office weekdays through November 2. On November 3, registered voters must vote at their polling place. Learn more


City Election Is around the Corner

Know where to vote

Tuesday, November 3 | 7:00 am-8:00 pm

The office of Mayor and two City Council positions are on the ballot for the upcoming Coralville city election.  Early voting is available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office weekdays through November 2. On November 3, registered voters must vote at their polling place. Learn more


Proposed I-380/West Forevergreen Road Interchange

Iowa DOT to host informational meeting

Wednesday, November 18 | 5:00-6:30 pm

The Iowa DOT will host a public meeting at the North Liberty Recreation Center to discuss the proposed interchange at West Forevergreen Road and Interstate 380 near North Liberty. This includes proposed improvements along West Forevergreen Road from Jasper Avenue Northwest east to Highway 965.  Learn more


Job Opportunities at Coralville Transit

Our team makes the wheels on the bus go round

Coralville Transit is hiring! Shifts are available for regular part-time drivers for approximately 25 hours per week. Applicants must have a current, valid CDL. Apply today!  Learn more


Make a Difference in Coralville

Three City commissions accepting applications

Engaging in local government is one way to impact the community in which you live. Applications for positions on the Coralville Parks and Recreation, Arts, and Broadband Telecommunications Commissions are being accepted through 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25. Learn more


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

University of Iowa Opera: Sondheim on Sondheim

November 6-8

Sondheim On Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words...and music. Audiences get an inside look at famed composer Stephen Sondheim's life and artistic process.  Learn more


What's Happening at the Library

It’s a Mystery: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Wednesday, November 4 | 10:00 am

Maybe you saw the movie when it came out earlier this year. Now it’s time to read the book by crime fiction master Lawrence Block (note special meeting date on November 4 since the Library will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day). Learn more

Friends of the Coralville Library Book Sale

Friday, November 6 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, November 7 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

The Friends of the Coralville Public Library Book Sale has over 7,000 used books to offer buyers a broad range of reading material at bargain prices!  Proceeds benefit the Library. Learn more

Teen Bake Sale at the Book Sale!

Saturday, November 7 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Grab a baked good (only $1 each!) on your way into the book sale, and grab another on your way out to enjoy with your purchases! Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board; proceeds support teen programs at the Coralville Public Library. Learn more


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