News – City of North Liberty, 05/20/2024

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

55+ Connections: Week of 5/20/24

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Jump into Summer (and a Foam Pit) with the North Liberty Library this Wednesday, May 22

Jump start summer and register for the summer reading program on the Ranshaw House lawn.

The event is part of the City Slate, more than 40 free events produced each year by the City of North Liberty. 

The five Ws

  • Who: You! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What: A foam party, treats, giveaways and more to kick off the North Liberty Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Where: Ranshaw House lawn, 515 Community Drive.
  • When: Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Why: To get excited for summer and register for the Summer Reading Program!


  • Join us for a foam party and inflatables for all ages — please bring a towel and come prepared to get wet!
  • Enjoy a sweet treat from Kona Ice.
  • Register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. This summer’s theme is Read. Return. Repeat.
  • Hills Bank, MidWestOne, and Urban Acres will also be onsite with activities.
  • Bring your bike to participate in the Bike Rodeo.

How to 🚗 🚴 or 🚶🏽 to the event

  • The Ranshaw House is located to the north of the Community Center at 515 Community Drive.
  • Parking is available in the Community Center parking lot.
  • May is Bike Month, so skip the car and bike (or walk) to the event!

You also might be wondering

  • Restrooms will be available in the Community Center.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.
  • This event is outside. 

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by A2Z Heating & Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.

Stay in the loop

  • Any cancellations or delays will be posted in the Facebook event.
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We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities.

For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.


More City Slate Fun

This event is part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with dozens planned this year. Explore the schedule at

Fridays in June & July: Ranshaw House Concert Series: Catch up with friends and socialize as a community Friday nights in July on the Ranshaw House lawn. Bring a picnic and enjoy live performances from local musicians on the historic house’s front porch.

June 8: Let Love Fly: Mega kites will soar above Centennial Park for a community celebration of love. Come for awe-inspiring views, and information, activities and giveaways from LGBTQ community groups and sponsors.

June 9: Free Fishing with TAKO: Join neighbors for free fishing, food and prizes at Liberty Centre Pond. A fishing license is not required for this special event.


Video Update: City Park Pool & Splash Pads Open, Movies in the Park, and Lead Reduction Open House

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include opening weekend for City Park Pool and splash pads, movie night in the park, and an open house on the City’s Lead Reduction Program. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Iowa City Update: Pool & Splash Pads

City Park Pool & Splash Pads 

Grab your towel and sunscreen! City Park Pool and the City’s three splash pads will open up for the season over Memorial Day Weekend.

  City Park Pool

Movies in the Park  

Movies in the Park

Gather up some popcorn and pals for a fun night under the stars! The first movie of the year will be Summer of Soul at Riverfront Crossings Park.

Lead Reduction Program Open House

The Iowa City Senior Center will host an open house with the City’s Water Division about this program aimed at educating residents about the risk of drinking water lead exposure.

  Lead Reduction Program


Movie Night @ the Library - Lost in Translation (R)

Join us for a free movie night at the Library! On May 22nd we will be showing Lost in Translation (R).

A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.  This film was written and directed by Sofia Coppola.

Lost in Translation is rated R and is approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes long.

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241
Cost: Free and open to the public

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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Jobs – City of North Liberty, Finance Officer

North Liberty LogoNorth Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

In the 05/18/2024 edition:

Finance Officer

The City of North Liberty has an opening for a full-time Finance Officer.  Position responsibilities include coordinating the City’s financial activities including budget, payables, receivables, debt issuance, investments, and purchasing so the City of North Liberty meets their financial obligations and compliance.  Must exhibit excellent knowledge of municipal finance.

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field of study with a minimum of five years of experience related to municipal finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certified Public Accountant preferred.

Salary range is $77,147 to $82,805.  DOQ.  Excellent benefit package.  Required to pass a post-offer physical, drug screen and background screen.  Submit cover letter, resume, three professional references and City application to Deb Hilton, HR Director, 360 North Main Street, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, IA  52317 or [email protected] by 4:00 p.m Friday, May 31, 2024.  EOE.

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Iowa City Traffic Alert - Riverside Drive

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted beginning on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Riverside Drive at the entrance to Sturgis Ferry Park. This lane reduction will facilitate work in connection with the Sturgis Ferry Park Improvements Project. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, May 31.

May Art Show at the DKW Art Gallery in Marion!


Our Biggest Art Show of the Year!!!

Over 30 local artist from across the state. Many live demos and participating exhibits. Over 15 different medias. Great for the whole family. Whatever your love or budget.

9AM - 3PM, Saturday 5/18. That's tomorrow!

Corner of 7th Avenue and 8th Street in Marion, Iowa.


There's also a great art show at West End and the Marion Arts Festival in Uptown Marion.


And don't forget our summer classes for kids & teens

This is just the start. More to come.


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CRFD Cares Open House

On Sunday, May 19, from 1 - 3 p.m., our Firefighters will open the doors at Central Fire Station for a CRFD Cares Open House.

This free, family-friendly event at Central Fire includes self-guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids.

In partnership with Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, participants are invited to bring pet supplies and donations for use at the City's animal shelter.

Click the button below for more details on the event and suggested donation items.

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Spring Solid Waste Reminders

There will be NO Solid waste collection on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Collection will be on a one-day delay all week.

Spring is here! The Solid Waste & Recycling division reminds residents that YARDY carts can be used year-round to collect yard waste, such as leaves and twigs, as well as some food compost, such as fruit and vegetable peelings.

We also encourage everyone to recycle items such as paper, cardboard, and certain plastics. However, please do NOT put glass, plastic bags, or Styrofoam in your CURBY recycling cart. Styrofoam is always a garbage item, and plastic bags are either garbage or can be recycled at certain stores like Target and Hy-Vee. Glass can be collected for recycling but must be separated into its own container, no larger than a 5 gallon bucket, and placed next to your CURBY.

For more information on solid waste, visit or call 319-286-5897.

Noelridge Aquatic Center Opens for Memorial Day Weekend Swimming

The Cedar Rapids municipal pool swimming season will begin Memorial Day weekend with pre-season swimming at Noelridge Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 25; Sunday, May 26; and Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day). Lap swims will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. each day and open swims from 1-5 p.m.

Noelridge Aquatic Center will be open for daily swimming starting Saturday, June 1. Due to rainy weather, painting was delayed at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center, so it will open for daily swimming starting Monday, June 3, not June 1, as previously scheduled. Also, due to altered school schedules because of makeup days, Noelridge and Cherry Hill will not open for afternoon lap and open swims Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7. They will open that week for evening programs (lap and open swims and swim lessons). Bever and Jones Pools will be open Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, and then reopen Saturday, June 8 for daily swimming. Ellis Pool will open Saturday, June 8. Daily schedules for regular season swimming will vary by pool. The schedules are available on the City’s website:

Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Summer Swim Passes and punch cards are available for purchase. Season passes provide admission to Water Exercise classes and Open, Family, Adult, and daily Lap Swims as age appropriate. The passes are valid May 20, 2024, through September 2, 2024. Go to for more information on passes and the season dates for each pool. Punch cards may be used by an individual, a group, or transferred to another person for any age-appropriate public swim and water exercise class. The cost is $87. No photo is required. The passes expire on the 20th punch. All passes may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the City Services Center, Northwest Recreation Center, or at any of the outdoor pools when they are open.

City Council Meeting Schedule


City Council meetings are being held in-person at City Hall. Meetings will remain available for viewing on the City’s Facebook page, with agendas and indexed videos posted here.


May 28: 4 p.m.

June 11: Noon

June 25: 4 p.m.

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Stream Mayor Tiffany O'Donnell's State of the City Address Thursday, May 23

Didn't catch tickets to the Mayor's State of the address? Stream the event live from our Facebook page next Thursday at Noon.

Watch as Mayor Tiffany O'Donnell presents Iowa Hawkeye Hannah Stuelke with a key to the City, and provides a variety of announcements related to community and connection in Cedar Rapids.

A recording of the live stream will be saved to the page after the event. Visit our Facebook page by clicking the green button.


Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling season is here! Unfortunately, so are calls for service related to outdoor cooking fires.

Earlier this month, we received our third call of the season for a home fire started by an unattended grill. All three have created serious damage and in one case, fire spread to a neighboring home causing considerable damage to two homes.

ANY outdoor cooking activity has the chance to affect your home and structures around you. Grilling, smoking, BBQ, backyard Hibachi, and recreational campfires can all spread quickly. Caution, vigilance and preparedness are keys to a safe and tasty meal.

  • Maintain all cooking devices in clean, serviceable condition
  • Keep all heat sources away from your home or any other structure.
  • At least three feet for a grill. 20 or more feet for a recreational fire.
  • Never leave an active heat source unattended.
  • Keep an extinguisher or water source at-hand.
  • Clean your grill regularly, including the cooking well and drip pan. These areas can flare-up and create large, uncontrolled fires in the blink of an eye.
  • Coals must be COLD-OUT before disposing of them. Soak them overnight in water, place them in a sealed metal container before setting them out for garbage pickup.

The number of GARBY/YARDY cart fires caused by improper coal disposal is surprising. Many of them extend to nearby homes or garages. At the current price for a tasty T-bone, you don't want to lose your dinner or your home to a fire.

Stay safe.

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It's Stormwater Season

When water that originates as rainfall or snowmelt, called stormwater, lands on hard surfaces like roofs, driveways, and sidewalks, it flows directly into streams and rivers instead of soaking into the ground.

This stormwater can pick up pollutants and contaminants from surfaces as it makes its way toward our creeks and rivers. Water in the storm sewer system is not treated for pollutants before it enters our waterways. The City of Cedar Rapids has a goal of improving stormwater quality and reducing stormwater quantity. All property owners in Cedar Rapids are encouraged to play their part in being good environmental stewards.

The City's Stormwater Cost-Share Program reimburses 50 percent of qualifying expenses toward stormwater best-management practices, which can include the cost of materials and/or contractor labor, with a maximum of $2,000 per project for residential properties. Find out more at