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Closed facilities include:
- City Hall (101 1st St SE)
- City Services Center (500 15th Avenue SW)
- Cedar Rapids Water Administration (1111 Shaver Road NE)
- Central Fire Station (713 1st Ave SE)
- Animal Care and Control (7421 Washington View Parkway SW)
- Cedar Rapids Police Station (505 1st St SW)
- NW Recreation Center (1340 11th St NW)
- Downtown Library (450 5th Ave SE)
- Ladd Library (3750 Williams Blvd. SW)
Services to the public are still operational and available either online or via phone or email. City officials continue to evaluate safety and public service needs, and plan to implement a phased approach to reopening.
Departments are making efforts to ensure minimal disruption to public services during this time. A drop-box is available outside the City Services Center front lobby doors for those dropping off permits, payment, or other paperwork that would normally be dropped off in person at the front counter. A drop-box is also available at the front of City Hall.
Please visit www.cedar-rapids.org for the most updated information on City schedule modifications and closures.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will reopen playgrounds on June 1. All playgrounds throughout the Cedar Rapids park system were fully disinfected while closed. Signage will be placed at the 52 playground sites reminding park users to practice social distancing, stay home if they are not feeling well, and to use hand sanitizer before, during and after play.
In addition, beginning on June 1, ballfields in parks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, unless a user group has a preexisting agreement that is in place for a location. The Riverside Skate Park will also open June 1. Staff will begin reinstalling basketball hoops and sand volleyball nets throughout the week. Tennis courts have already been re-opened. Posted signage will list recommended guidelines. Splash pads remain closed by proclamation of Governor Reynolds until June 17.
Park pavilions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms will remain closed and patrons are asked to continue carrying out their trash at this time. Ushers Ferry Lodge will be available to rent in June with a new capacity of 150 people which is 50 percent of normal capacity. The facility will receive additional cleaning and users will be required to follow public health guidelines for social distancing.
Twin Pines Golf Course will open on June 4. The course’s clubhouse and driving range will be fully ADA accessible. Social distancing will be required in the clubhouse, parking lot, and on all golf property. Loitering will not be allowed inside the clubhouse and outside picnic tables have been placed 6 feet apart. Carts and push carts will be disinfected after each use. Ball washers, water coolers, and sand trap rakes will not be used. Cup holes have been raised to allow golfers to retrieve their ball without touching the sides of the cup, and golfers are asked to leave the flag stick in the cup. Only credit card payment will be allowed, and all staff at the course and clubhouse will wear masks. Jones Golf Course remains closed. The decision to open it will be based on the overall demand for golf after Twin Pines has opened.
IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Friday May 29, 2020, Willow Creek Court will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic southwest of its intersection with Willow Creek Drive. This lane reduction will facilitate repairs to a fire hydrant in the area. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day.
Motorists are to take note of this work 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 www.icgov.org/travelalerts.
Community Connection is a video series that highlights community response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with Lisa Barnes, Executive Director of Summer of the Arts, about how the organization is modifying its programming to avoid large gatherings. #ICCommunityConnection Click here to watch.
IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Deforest Avenue will be closed to traffic from Franklin Street to Sycamore Street to facilitate the reconstruction of Deforest Avenue and the installation of new storm sewer. A detour route will be posted and access to homes will be maintained to the extent possible during construction. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the August.
Motorists are to take note of this work 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 www.icgov.org/travelalerts.
The annual Iowa City Emergency Services Youth Summer Camp, held each year in the month of July, has been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual summer camp teaches local junior high and high school students how local police, firefighters, and ambulance service personnel keep the community safe.
Kids would practice fire skills, like ladders and hoses; learn emergency response tactics, like CPR and first aid; and learn more about law enforcement units, like the K9 unit, the bomb squad, and special investigations unit.
Plans for the 2021 camp will be provided next year. Learn more about the annual camp online.
CORALVILLE -- Starting Friday morning, May 29, westbound Holiday Road will be closed just west of Lynncrest Drive for pavement repair. Westbound Holiday Road will be detoured using Lynncrest Drive, North Ridge Drive, and Parkway Drive. Eastbound Holiday Road will not be impacted. The westbound lane of Holiday Road should re-open Monday afternoon, June 1.
Please direct questions to Assistant City Engineer Scott Larson at email@example.com or call 319.248.1720. Sign up for Construction and Traffic Updates at www.coralville.org/notifyme.
To say this has been a weird school year would be an understatement, and many senior-year traditions has been casualties of the COVID-19 crisis. While it can't make up for members of the class of 2020 missing their walk across the stage, Mayor Terry L. Donahue has proclaimed May 29, 2020, High School Senior Day…
Most years, we hold a project open house to talk about major improvements to key infrastructure. This year, we're hosting an open house, but doing it virtually. On Thursday, June 4, from 2 to 2:30 p.m., we'll talk with project leaders about their planning for the realignment of the intersection of Dubuque and Front streets.…
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Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan believes in bigger, more intrusive government, more dependency
This is a repost from November 2013. Why the repost? Because it points to Sullivan's lack of character, integrity and inability to believe in you and what you can achieve. Why would a leader WANT to have more people dependent on government? That's not how this country is supposed to work folks and no, these government programs are NOT NEARLY as successful as Rod wants you to believe. They are all programs rife with fraud, waste and abuse.
From his blog, Sullivan's Salvos, his own words:
"Most of the best anti-poverty programs are federal. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, school lunches, Section 8 housing and many other federal programs are proven to be effective anti-poverty measures. Sure, each of these programs has had its problems, but the successes number in the hundreds of millions! The national media likes to pretend these programs do not work. Nothing could be further from the truth. We should support these programs – not just their maintenance, but their expansion."
Rod Sullivan, a man who has forgotten what the world is like outside his little realm of government, wants more people on Medicare, more people on Medicaid, more folks on Food Stamps, on *Free* and Reduced School Lunches and on Section 8 housing assistance.