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Downtown Shuttle route to temporarily cease operating during UI Winter Break

IOWA CITY -- The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating starting Monday, December 17, 2018 and continuing through Saturday, January 12, 2019. The last day for Downtown Shuttle service will be Friday, December 14, 2018. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Monday, January 14, 2019 with the start of the University of Iowa Spring Semester.


Iowa City Public Library closed on Dec. 14

The Iowa City Public Library will be closed on Friday, December 14, for Staff Inservice Day.

“The annual Inservice Day is an opportunity for all Library staff to attend training designed to improve services for patrons,” Community and Access Services Coordinator Kara Logsden said.

The day begins with staff recognition during which Library employees will be recognized for service to ICPL. This year, the Library will recognize individuals who have worked at the Library for five, 10, 25 and 30 years.

Regular Library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15. For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.


Video Update: Recycling Carts, Holiday with the Hounds, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include new recycling and organics carts, the Holiday with the Hounds event, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update


New Recycling Carts

Discover how a big grant is helping roll out new 65-gallon recycling carts to all curbside customers.

Winter/Spring Activity Registration

Learn how you can sign up for winter and spring activities and classes offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Holiday with the Hounds

Spread the holiday cheer to our four-legged friends by donating items from the wish list of the animal center.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.


Notice of agenda: Iowa City Downtown District

A new agenda has been posted for the upcoming meeting of the Iowa City Downtown District on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The meeting will begin at 1:30pm in the Helling Conference Room.

View the agenda for this meeting.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this program/event, please contact Wendy Ford at 319-356-5248 or wendy-ford@iowa-city.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


Controlled burn scheduled for Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, park staff will conduct a controlled prairie burn the week of Dec. 10, 2018, at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Park users should expect partial closures.

A comprehensive burn plan was prepared and approved by the Iowa City Fire Department, and considerations will be made for wind direction and required weather conditions. Privately-owned land areas and structures will be protected, and fire breaks will be established along all sides of the burn area.

Seasonal burning of native vegetation in Iowa promotes species diversity, habitat and suppression of invasive species. Controlled burning is an established and powerful conservation management tool that, when utilized by professionals under strictly defined parameters, can be safely used for great benefit to natural areas.

Questions? Contact Parks Superintendent Zac Hall at 319-356-5093 or zac-hall@iowa-city.org.  


Iowa City seeking candidates for Firefighter

Iowa City is now accepting applications for Firefighters. 

We are seeking candidates representing diversity both in terms of gender, race and ethnicity and also in qualifications and experience who are well-rounded and have a desire to provide the highest level of service to the community.

For more information on the application and testing process and to apply online, visit www.icgov.org/firerecruitment. Online applications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

For more information or assistance in applying online, contact Human Resources at 319-356-5020 or jobs@iowa-city.org. The City of Iowa City Human Resources office is located in City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


Fire Dept. Recruitment video screen shot

Watch the video above to learn more about being a Firefighter for the Iowa City Fire Department. 


Iowa City seeking candidates for Firefighter

Iowa City is now accepting applications for Firefighters. 

We are seeking candidates representing diversity both in terms of gender, race and ethnicity and also in qualifications and experience who are well-rounded and have a desire to provide the highest level of service to the community.

For more information on the application and testing process and to apply online, visit www.icgov.org/firerecruitment. Online applications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

For more information or assistance in applying online, contact Human Resources at 319-356-5020 or jobs@iowa-city.org. The City of Iowa City Human Resources office is located in City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


Fire Dept. Recruitment video screen shot

Watch the video above to learn more about being a Firefighter for the Iowa City Fire Department. 


News – City of North Liberty - 12/07/2018

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

Become a Lifeguard

Our aquatic center is hiring part-time lifeguards between now and the spring. Interested but not yet an American Red Cross-certified lifeguard? We can help. Take our blended-learning lifeguard class, offered December 2018 and February 2019, and we'll reimburse the cost of class once a hire works through Labor Day, averaging 10 per week. The class requires participants…

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Coralville Accepting Applications for Library Board of Trustees

The City Council of the City of Coralville is accepting applications for three appointments to the Coralville Library Board of Trustees. The Library Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm, and each appointment is a six-year term.  The following appointments are being considered:

via www.coralville.org


Road Construction - Burlington Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, eastbound traffic on Burlington Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Capitol Street to Dubuque Street.  This lane reduction will facilitate  construction of a building in the area.  Normal traffic will resume by late morning.

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, www.icgov.org/travelalerts