Previous month:
February 2024
Next month:
April 2024

March 2024

Jobs – City of North Liberty, 03/30/2024

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 03/30/2024 edition:

Water Operator I


The City of North Liberty has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Operator I in the City’s Grade III Nano-Filtration Water Treatment Plant.  This position requires specialized knowledge of water treatment and water distribution at a technical level, along with the ability to keep accurate detailed records and follow quality control/quality assurance procedures.  Semi-advanced mathematical calculations and advanced Excel skills are also required.  A high school diploma and at least one year post high school education is required, or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Applicants must possess a valid Iowa Class A CDL with air brake and tanker endorsement or have the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire.  Applicants must possess a State of Iowa Grade I Water Treatment and Grade I Water Distribution Certificate along with a State of Iowa Backflow Certificate or have the ability to obtain these certifications within eighteen (18) months of hire.  Salary Range $24.67 to $26.48 (DOQ) and includes an excellent benefit package.  Must pass a post-offer physical, drug screen and background screen.  Submit cover letter, resume and City application to:  Debra Hilton, Human Resources Director, 3 Quail Creek Circle, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, IA 52317, by 4 PM Friday, April 12, 2024. EOE.

The post Water Operator I appeared first on City of North Liberty.


Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Water Operator I on Facebook

Library Assistant


The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant up to 10 hours per week.  This is a year-round position with evening and weekend hours required.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Rate of pay is $14.73 per hour.

Applicants with public library and/or customer service experience will be given preference.  Duties include: working at the circulation desk, providing customer service, shelving materials, and assisting with library programs and special projects.  Applications available at www.northlibertyiowa.org or at the library.  Submit application to, Jennifer Jordebrek, Assistant Library Director, 520 W Cherry Street, PO Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 by 5PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Those selected for the interview process will be asked to provide 3 professional references. Post-offer physical, drug screen, and background screen required. The City of North Liberty is dedicated to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The post Library Assistant appeared first on City of North Liberty.


A few announcements from the Senior Center

Iowa City Senior Center logo


 

Announcements  

Senior Center Announcements

....................................

ICSC Closed Sunday, March 31

The Senior Center will be closed this Sunday, March 31, but we're open Saturday and will return to our regular hours on Monday, April 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.

....................................

Sidewalk to be closed in front of ICSC main entrance April 1

Weather permitting, the sidewalk in front of the Iowa City Senior Center's Main entrance on the 300 Block of East Washington Street will be closed for a portion of the day on Monday, April 1.

The sidewalk closure allows for the removal of scaffolding for the Iowa City Senior Center (ICSC) Exterior Building Envelope Restoration Project. A pedestrian detour will be on the south side of East Washington Street.

Access to the ICSC will be through the alleyway along the north side of the building, or through the skywalk at level 3A of the Clock Tower Parking Ramp.

Access to Ecumenical Towers will be through the alleyway along the north side of the building.


YouTube icon  

Watch ICSC's Latest Videos on YouTube

Visit the Senior Center's YouTube channel to find our latest recorded programs available to watch online. Check out these newly posted videos:

Downtown Laugh-In on April 1

Monday, April 1, 12 pm
Location: Pedestrian Mall at the Weatherdance Fountain Stage

The ICSC Laughter Club will be hosting a community "Laugh-In" at noon on Monday, April 1, on the Ped Mall by the fountain. The group will gather on the stage where Friday night concerts are held. This is a covered area, so we will be able to have the program even if it rains. All are welcome and invited to come laugh with us!

More info about ICSC's Laughter Club:

Wednesdays, 3-3:45 pm
Location: Room 311
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Leader: Michelle Buhman

Anyone can laugh for no particular reason. Laughter helps to relieve the effects of stress. It is energizing, healing, and brings out our best self. When we laugh together we feel lighter and renewed. Come and experience the Laughter Club! Sessions are composed of laughter exercises and deep breathing, and we end with a short meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an open mind. Registration is required, but you do not have to attend every session.


March-April 2024 Program Guide

Mar-Apr 2024 Program Guide

View it online or pick up a printed copy at the Senior Center or Public Library. Register for classes and activities now!

 

 


Iowa City Traffic Alert – Muscatine Avenue

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted beginning on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Lanes of traffic will be shifted on Muscatine Avenue between Wade Street and William Street. This traffic pattern change will facilitate underground utility work in the area. It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 3.


Iowa City Traffic Alert – Myrtle Avenue

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted beginning on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Lanes of traffic will be shifted on Myrtle Avenue between Riverside Drive and Olive Street. This traffic pattern change will facilitate work on a water service tap in the area. It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Thursday, April 4.


Update: Gilbert Street Bridge Replacement Project to begin April 1, 2024

Gilbert Street Bridge Replacement Project map.

IOWA CITY -- The Gilbert Street Bridge Replacement Project is now scheduled to begin Monday, April 1, 2024.

The first phase of the project will include the closure of Court Street at Gilbert Street. This phase is anticipated to last until Monday, April 8. The Gilbert Street Bridge will remain open during the first phase.

The second phase of the project is expected to begin April 8. Court Street will reopen and the Gilbert Street Bridge will close. The Gilbert Street Bridge will remain closed during the remainder of the project.

Original press release from March 21, 2024:

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin on the Gilbert Street Bridge Replacement Project on Friday, March 29, 2024. Construction is expected to run until late fall 2024.

Due to the complexity of the project, the construction work will be broken up into several phases. Full road closures of East Court Street at its intersection with Gilbert Street are planned as part of the first phase of work. A detour will be posted on March 29.

South Gilbert Street is expected to remain open during the first phase of construction work, but with construction in the area, traffic delays are likely.

A full detour route will be announced before a closure begins. All vehicle and pedestrian detours will be clearly marked with signage. All changes in vehicle parking will also be clearly marked and communicated with residents and businesses in the project area ahead of construction work commencing.

For more information on the project, visit icgov.org/gilbert.

Transit impacts

Gilbert Street Bridge Replacement transit detours while the bridge remains open.

Iowa City Transit will be impacted in two phases. The first phase will feature detours while the Gilbert Street Bridge is still open. Updated detours will be announced before the street is closed. 

The project will impact the 1-South Iowa City, 4-Downtown Shuttle, and 5-Lower Muscatine routes. Three temporary bus stops will be added during this project:

  • Dubuque Street at Court Street inbound
  • Gilbert Street at Bowery Street inbound 
  • Prentiss Street at Gilbert Street outbound

Outbound detours for when the bridge is open

  • 1-South Iowa City – No Detour outbound
  • 4-Downtown Shuttle- No Detour outbound
  • 5-Lower Muscatine- Court to Dubuque to Prentiss to Bowery (Stop 7005 closed)

Inbound detours for when the bridge is open

  • 1-South Iowa City- Gilbert to Prentiss to Dubuque to Court (Stop 7003, 7004, and 7008 closed)
  • 4-Downtown Shuttle- Bowery to Prentiss to Dubuque to Court (Stop 7003 and 7004 closed)
  • 5-Lower Muscatine- Bowery to Prentiss to Dubuque to Court (Stop 7003 and 7004 closed)

For up-to-date information on transit routes, download the TransitApp.


Cedar Rapids leaf vacuum truck schedule

Cedar Rapids LogoThe City of Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling Division will begin operating leaf vacuum trucks on Monday, April 1. Residents can expect leaf collection by quadrant unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume, in which case the division will strive to reach any missed properties the following day. The program will run through Friday, May 3*.

SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST: first and third weeks of April (April 1 – 5; April 15 – 19)
NORTHEAST & NORTHWEST: second and fourth weeks of April (April 8 – 12; April 22 – 26)
*Call-in/missed leaf collection will be conducted the final week of April and into early May.

Residents should place leaves in long rows on the grass or parking area beside the street for collection by 7 a.m., and leaves must be kept out of the street and away from obstacles like mailboxes and poles. The vacuum truck will not collect leaves from alleys. Residents are reminded that leaf piles filled with sticks and branches will be passed over, because sticks larger than six inches in length can cause the machines to malfunction. YARDY carts can be used to dispose of piles of sticks, loose leaves, and other organic materials all year long, with a weight limit of 300 pounds for the 95-gallon YARDY carts. Paper leaf bags can be used for any leaves that do not fit in the YARDY cart, and leaf bags, up to 40 pounds, will only be picked up if they are placed at the curb with a filled YARDY cart. As an additional reminder to residents, if cars are parked in front of leaf piles, the vacuum truck will not be able to collect leaves.

The leaf vacuum program helps keep local lakes, rivers, and streams healthy by preventing leaf debris – a high contributor of nutrients, which choke out aquatic life – from entering waterways. The program also keeps leaves out of the street, reducing the number of leaves swept into the storm sewer and the likelihood of street flooding due to plugged drains. Find out more about the leaf vacuum program at CityofCR.com/Leaf.


Sidewalk to be closed in front of Senior Center main entrance April 1

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, the sidewalk in front of the Iowa City Senior Center's Main entrance, the 300 Block of East Washington Street, will be closed Monday, April 1, 2024.

The sidewalk closure allows for the removal of scaffolding for the Iowa City Senior Center (ICSC) Exterior Building Envelope Restoration Project. A pedestrian detour will be on the south side of East Washington Street.

Access to the ICSC will be through the alleyway along the north side of the building, or through the skywalk to Clock Tower Parking Ramp.

Access to Ecumenical Towers will be through the alleyway along the north side of the building.


Event: EcoFest in Cedar Rapids

As we near the kick-off of Earth month, nominations are now open for area individuals or teams who are GreenCR Champions. GreenCR Champions are individuals or groups in our Cedar Rapids and nearby communities that care about environmental health and supporting people in our community. GreenCR Champions work hard to bring that passion to wherever they are--school, work, at home or outdoors. Nominate your champion at EcoFestCR.org/Award.

GreenCR Champions are selected by the EcoFest Committee. This year’s awards will be announced as part of their annual EcoFest celebrating Earth Month at NewBo City Market on Saturday, April 20.

Key Dates:
• Friday, April 12: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m.
• Saturday, April 20: Eco Fest event, awards are presented to the winners.

EcoFest Details:
April 20, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NewBo City Market
1100 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids

More info about EcoFest can be found at https://ecofestcr.org