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News and Notes from the City of Coralville - February 13, 2020

Upcoming Events

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

  • EngAGE Potluck (February 17)
  • Novel Conversations: The Testaments (February 20)
  • Babysitters Course (February 22)
  • Legislative Forum (February 22)
  • City Council Meeting (February 25)

View all upcoming events


City Budget Information

Public hearing for proposed property tax levy

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:30 pm

The City Council meeting on February 25 at 6:30 pm at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, will include two steps in the budget process for the next fiscal year:

  • A presentation of the proposed budget
  • A public hearing for the proposed property tax levy

Join us in person, watch live on Mediacom 118-8 or online, catch a rebroadcast, or stream the video later. Look for budget information in the spring Connection in Coralville mailboxes next week.
The property tax levy hearing is a new step in the budget process added through state legislation, which aims to further notify the public about property tax changes. At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed tax levy. Property tax levy hearing notice
To learn more, contact Tony Roetlin, Director of Finance, at 319-248-1700, or see


Weigh in on Potential Changes to Area Transit Systems

See maps & schedules, give feedback online

Survey available through February 21

Share your opinion about scenarios to improve our local transit systems, including possible route changes, as part of the Iowa City Area Transit Study. 
The final recommendations will be based on public feedback. See the proposed transit changes and give feedback:


Volunteer Firefighter Open House

Be involved in our community

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter?
Stop by Fire Station #1 on 5th Street to find out how the Coralville Fire Department not only responds to emergencies, but gives back to the community through fire safety education and local projects. Open house


Now Hiring Local Census Jobs

Pay is $21.00 per hour

Fridays | 10:00 am-2:00 pm

The Census Bureau is hiring for temporary jobs in Johnson County, including census takers and recruiting assistants. Stop by the library between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each Friday in February to speak with Census Bureau hiring representatives, ask questions, and get help applying to be a census worker.
Pay rate is $21.00 per hour plus $0.58 per mile. Earn extra income while helping our community! Census jobs


Lettuce Talk About What's Sprouting

Learn about the Coralville Community Gardens

Tuesday, February 18 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Join us at the Coralville Recreation Center to learn about updates happening at the Coralville Community Gardens. Guests from Johnson County Master Gardeners will join us to speak about tomatoes and beans. Open house
Grow your own fresh produce, herbs, and annual flowers this summer! Registration for garden plots opens to Coralville residents on February 24. Community gardens


What's Open, What's Closed

City schedule for Presidents' Day holiday

Monday, February 17

On Presidents' Day, City offices and the Library will be closed. Coralville Transit will run as usual, and the Recreation Center and Indoor Pool will be open. Holiday schedule

Set out trash & recycling one day late

February 17-21

Trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual during the week of Presidents' Day. Trash schedule


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Evita: In Concert

February 14-16

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company. Evita is the exhilarating story of Eva Peron, who rose from penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina.

The Wizard of Oz

February 21-23

Presented by Regina High School. This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has entertained audiences for generations.
What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Trivia night for adults

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:00 pm

Put on your thinking caps and get ready for refreshments, prizes, and a good time! This program is part of Winter Adult Reading Month (WARM). Trivia night

Movie night:
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PG-13)

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:00 pm

This documentary about Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison examines "race, history, America, and the human condition" ( Fresh popcorn will be provided. Movie


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