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Iowa City Fire Department reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries during daylight saving time

The Iowa City Fire Department is reminding residents to change smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors batteries when changing clocks forward one hour during daylight saving time on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Maintaining smoke alarm carbon monoxide detector batteries is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce injury and death caused by a fire. 

As we “spring forward” the Iowa City Fire Department recommends residents do the following:

  • Change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with removable batteries
  • Check 10-year sealed smoke alarms or those with 10-year batteries installed for date of installation of alarm or battery and replace as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Check smoke alarms for date of manufacture usually located on the back of the alarm and replace smoke alarms older than 10 year.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors by pushing the test button monthly
  • Develop a fire escape plan that includes two ways out of every room in the house
  • Practice the fire escape plan with your entire family
  • Prepare a home safety kit that includes a working flashlight and fresh batteries

Those with questions can contact Iowa City Fire Marshal Brian Greer at 319-356-5257.


Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

The City of Coralville Water Department will begin to flush fire hydrants in Coralville starting in mid-March, weather permitting, through late April.  The Water Department will flush fire hydrants north of Interstate 80 in the spring of 2017. Hydrants south of Interstate 80 will be flushed in the fall of 2017.

Crews will begin flushing hydrants in the northeast part of Coralville the week of March 13 as weather conditions permit.

As a result of hydrant flushing, residents in the vicinity may notice water running down the street, or a temporary discoloration of their water which does not affect the water safety. In the event of discolored water, run cold water from a faucet until the water clears.

Hydrant flushing is an annual water system maintenance practice that moves water through the pipelines fast enough to remove sediment, and allows the City to service fire hydrants and check water pressure. For more information, please contact the Coralville Water Department at 319.248.1770 or the Utility Billing Department at 319.248.1715.

via www.coralville.org


Yard Waste Collection Begins March 20

Yard Waste Collection Dates

Beginning the week of March 20, yard waste collection resumes in Coralville with curbside yard waste pickup on regular garbage collection days. The yard waste collection season lasts until late November, weather permitting.

Coralville Yard Waste Bags & Stickers

Place yard waste in a Coralville biodegradable yard waste bag, or place it in a 33-gallon container that has an annual yard waste sticker. There is a 40 pound weight limit per bag / container. 

Coralville biodegradable yard waste bags, available for $5 for five bags, are sold at Lowe's, Coralville Hy-Vee, Theisen's, and Coralville City Hall. The 2017 annual yard waste stickers are on sale at City Hall for $25 each.

Beginning in spring 2017, our yard waste bags have a new design with yard waste information and tips. Coralville yard waste bags purchased prior to spring 2017 will still be accepted for curbside pickup.

Brush & Tree Limbs

Curbside pick up of brush and tree limbs is available during yard waste collection season on your regular trash / recycling day at no charge. Brush and tree limbs must be tied in bundles, with each bundle under 18 inches in diameter. Individual limbs in the bundles should be no larger than 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet long.

Learn More

For more information, please visit www.coralville.org/yardwaste or call Coralville Streets and Solid Waste at 319.248.1740.

via www.coralville.org


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Now Open In Coralville, IA

Bringing Unique and Flavorful Fast Casual Fare to Iowa River Landing

Fuzzy'sCoralville, IA – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is now open in Coralville, IA. The 4,533 square-foot fast casual restaurant is instilled with the promise to focus its full attention on promptly and efficiently providing guests with generous helpings of uniquely flavorful foods at a fair price, in a fun atmosphere. Located at 201 East 9th Street, #100, the Coralville location is the fourth built, owned and operated by Corey Butcher, with existing locations in Ankeny, Des Moines and Ames, IA.

“We are very excited to become part of the Iowa River Landing and Coralville community,” said Corey Butcher. “We introduced the Fuzzy’s brand a little over a year ago, and now with our fourth location, we are thrilled to see Iowa is getting a little Fuzzier! Our promise to our guests is a generous helping of fresh, fast, and fun!”

The Coralville location features a large garage door opening up to outdoor two patios, and a variety of booths and high top community tables that allow for both families and parties to dine comfortably. The new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop location is easily accessible for all members of the Iowa River Landing community.  Additionally, on Saturday, March 11th from 4 p.m .to 7 p.m., Fuzzy’s is celebrating its first weekend being open with the launch of Fox Brewing in Eastern Iowa. Fox Brewing is an Iowa Brewery, and they’ll have the Quick Brown Fox available in the area. Brian Fox, owner of Fox brewing, will also be in attendance.  

Fuzzy Taco Shop’s signature Baja Tacos are served on the guests’ choice of a soft or crispy shell, and consist of the diner’s choice of protein including chicken, brisket, ground beef, pork, veggies, grilled or tempura fish, grilled or tempura shrimp, fajita chicken, or fajita beef, and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro and feta. Diners can also choose from jumbo burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas and sandwiches. For a more traditional Mexican dinner, look to one of the enchilada, fajita or combo plates, also customizable with choice of protein.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s 100-plus locations serve breakfast all day long, offering a robust selection that includes breakfast tacos and jumbo burritos (guests can choose from eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, chorizo and shrimp) as well as the brand’s “breakfast favorites”, including huevos rancheros, migas, chilaquiles, and the breakfast taco plate (all served with Latin-fried potatoes and refried beans), or the signature Big Fuzz Breakfast Sandwich, which is a meal in itself!

Entrees are complimented by starters, including chips paired with queso, fire-roasted salsa, or guacamole, and essential sides such as simmered black beans with pico de gallo, mix-mex rice, cilantro-lime rice, Latin-fried potatoes, Borracho beans, and refried beans. Delicious desserts are the perfect way to complete any meal at Fuzzy’s.

Beverage service showcases soft drinks and tea, as well as draught beer and signature Fuzzy’s margaritas, both served in an 18 oz. schooner.

A kid’s menu featuring entrees children will love is also available, including a taco plate, nachos, cheeseburger quesadilla and chicken sticks, with carrots and ranch dressing offered as a side.

Download the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop “Friends With Benefits” loyalty app to start earning points towards free Fuzzy’s food and merchandise. Every dollar spent is a point earned (on the pre-tax total), and can be used towards great food and merchandise rewards. To download the app visit the iTunes App Store or Android Google Play store and search for “Fuzzy’s”.

Service is provided continuously from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, and catering is also be available. For more information visit, www.FuzzysTacoShop.com. Like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and Instagram for updates on promotions and your daily fix of taco pictures.

About Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

The original Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Berry Street in Fort Worth, Texas is where the brand’s version of taco heaven was created in 2003. It would have frosty drinks. It would have good vibes. It would be a huge, craving-inducing success. With the continued dedication to serve fresh Mexican-food favorites and the addition of frosty drinks, Fuzzy’s earned a cult-like following, and that first location turned into more than 100 across the country. That means no matter where you roam, you’re never far from Baja tacos, guac and chips, and frozen margaritas. Which is reason enough to celebrate with some, as far as we’re concerned. For more information on Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.


Road Construction - Court St.

Court StWeather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Court Street will be closed from Clinton Street to Dubuque Street.  This closure is necessary to facilitate new sanitary and storm sewer installation in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Friday, March 17th.  Access to the Court Street Transportation Center will be maintained from Dubuque Street.  

Motorists are to take note of this closure and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction


Road Construction - Iowa Ave.

Iowa AveWeather permitting, beginning on Monday, March 6, 2017, westbound traffic on Iowa Avenue will be closed from Van Buren Street to Gilbert Street.  A detour route will be posted.  This closure is to facilitate the construction of a building in the area.  It is anticipated that Iowa Avenue will reopen to normal traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 7th.

Motorists are to take note of this closure and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction


Road Construction - Burlington Street

Burlington StreetWeather permitting, beginning on Monday, March 13, 2017, Burlington Street will be reduced to one lane of eastbound traffic between Capitol Street and Clinton Street.  This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate maintenance work at the University of Iowa School of Music building.  Work will occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day through Thursday, March 16th.

Motorists are to take note of this lane reduction and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction


Service Notice: Downtown Shuttle route to temporarily cease operating during UI Spring Break effective March 13, 2017

The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating due to the University of Iowa Spring Break starting Monday, March 13th and continuing until Friday, March 17th. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Monday, March 20th.

For more information please visit us on the web at www.icgov.org or contact Transportation Services at (319) 356-5151.  Thank you.