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Video Update: Community Police Review Board Forum, GenStories, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include the annual forum by the Community Police Review Board, the premiere of a new video project from the Senior Center, and more. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update: Community Police Review Board Forum


Community Police Review Board forum

Learn how you can participate in this virtual forum to provide feedback on Iowa City Police Department policies, practices, procedures.

GenStories: Storytelling Across Generations

Don’t miss the premiere of this video project that highlights interviews between Senior Center members and local teenagers.

Glendale Park Improvements Open House

Attend this outdoor presentation to see what ideas are being considered for future upgrades at Glendale Park and provide staff with your input.

Ralston Creek Cleanup

Volunteer this Saturday as part of a community effort to keep Ralston Creek clean and thriving.

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


Iowa City Parks and Recreation to host Pedal Power bike safety event

Pedal Power

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a bicycle skills and family fun event designed to teach bicyclists the skills they need to be safe and courteous riders on community roads and trails. Learning bike handling and traffic skills can help riders enjoy bicycling more and reduce the chance of injury.

Pedal Power will take place at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. This event is free and no pre-registration is required. Participants must have their own bike and helmet to participate. Bikes of all shapes and sizes are welcome, including Strider bikes and training wheels!

The following are some of the featured activities at Pedal Power:

  • Bike Safety Skills Course – Series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. Participants will have their bicycles and helmets inspected and will learn about and practice bike-handling skills and road/trail etiquette.
  • Bike Decorating Station
  • Scavenger Hunt around the Lake
  • Strider Bike Skills Course – Participants (Ages 2-8) can test their skills on the course and qualify for our free Strider Bike Races to take place at 3 p.m. The race will occur on the same course. Strider bikes and helmets are required. Participants will be required to provide their own helmets. Strider bikes will be provided.
  • Information and Demo Booths Include – Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, World of Bikes, Bicycle Happiness, Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR), Iowa Bicycle Coalition, and The Bike Library.
  • Complete the Pedal Power Bike Skills Card by visiting all Bike Safety Skills Course stations and the Scavenger Hunt. Participants with a completed card will receive a bike bell, LED bike light, and an entry into a drawing for some other fancy bike prizes! Pick up your Pedal Power Bike Skills Card at any of the event’s information booths.

Traffic Alert - Melrose Court

IOWA CITY -- Iowa CityWeather permitting, beginning on Wednesday May 12, 2021, Melrose Court will be closed to traffic between Brookland Park Drive and Melrose Avenue to facilitate work on storm and sanitary sewers in the area.  A detour route will be posted and access to residencies will be maintained at all times. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of August.

Motorists are to take note of this construction 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


Iowa City Transit summer schedule will begin Monday, May 17, 2021

Starting Monday, May 17, 2021 Iowa City Transit will begin operating a summer schedule. Schedule changes are listed below:

  • Towncrest and Oakcrest routes will operate hourly service from 9AM until 3PM (Off-Peak), Monday through Friday for the summer. Service during peak hours (6AM-9AM & 3PM -6:30PM) will remain every 30 minutes.
  • The Downtown Free Shuttle route will cease operating effective Friday, May 14, 2021. The last departure will be at 6:15PM.

Regular service on the Towncrest & Oakcrest routes as well as Downtown Free Shuttle service will resume on Monday, August 2, 2021 for the fall.


ICPD welcomes newest officer: Maddi Friedrich

Maddi Friedrich, a new officer with the ICPD, shakes hands with ICPD Police Chief Dustin Liston.

The newest member of the Iowa City Police Department, Maddi Friedrich, was welcomed and sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday, May 10, 2021. 

Friedrich, from Alta Vista, graduated for Mount Mercy University with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. Officer Friedrich previously served with the Sumner Police Department and the Clear Lake Police Department.


Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation to hold Job Fair Tuesday, May 18

Cedar Rapids, IA The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Seasonal Job Fair at the ITC Pavilion in Noelridge Park (by the lagoon), 4900 Council Street NE, on Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Department staff will discuss job openings at golf courses, parks, programs and pools; answer questions about the hiring process; and conduct interviews. Individuals will be able to complete applications at the site or apply online at http://bit.ly/CRSeasonalJobs. 

The City hires applicants age 16 and above for golf and parks seasonal labor, and age 15 and above for lifeguards. Golf cashiers and Parks construction laborers must be age 18 and above. Hiring will continue through the first week of June. 

Lifeguard hiring incentives are available. To qualify for the incentives below, the individual must be age 15 or older, submit an application, be hired by the City of Cedar Rapids, attend required trainings and work at least part-time through the month of June.

·         Get a reimbursement of up to $120 on the lifeguard certification class fee.

·         Have a friend to sign up and take the lifeguard certification class with you and receive a $50 reward.

·         Wages increase by $2, $3, or $4 respectively for the last three weeks of the season, if the employee remains in good standing throughout the summer.


Cedar Rapids Police Department Recruiting Certified Law Enforcement Officers

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Department is actively recruiting certified law enforcement officers to join the department.  Known as lateral transfers, a certified law enforcement officer from another agency, including in or out of the state of Iowa, can be hired by the Cedar Rapids Police Department with step pay consistent with the total number of years of service they have earned as a certified peace officer. 

Applicants will need to complete the Civil Service hiring process.  The incentive applies to pay only.  Seniority and vacations, for example, will not be transferred.  However, lateral transfers will not be required to attend a police academy.  Out-of-state applicants will need to pass the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Certification by Exam within 120 days of hire. 

The Cedar Rapids Police Department, which has achieved full advanced accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, is accepting applications until June 7, 2021.

If you are interested in joining the Police Department’s mission to actively involve everyone in a team effort to serve, protect, and prevent crime and disorder, as well as provide a safe and secure community in an effective and efficient manner, you are encouraged to apply. Police Officer positions are full-time and offer an opportunity to serve the community.

With the lateral transfer program, the incoming wage will range from $58,489 - $87,027.

For more information or to complete an application, please visit the Police Department’s website at http://www.cedar-rapids.org/local_government/departments_g_-_v/police/certified_lateral_transfer.php.


National Vision Announces New America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Now Open in Coralville

America’s Best continues growth in Iowa with New Location

America's BestWHAT:         America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is now open in Coralville and carries a wide selection of designer eyeglass frames, contact lenses and eyeglass accessories. Coralville residents can now get a free eye exam by a professional optometrist with two pairs of eyeglasses for just $69.95. The store is equipped with state-of-the-art optometric equipment to ensure that customers get the best eye care available at a more affordable and accessible price.

WHY:          National Vision is further expanding into Wisconsin with its new location at Kohl’s Center. The Coralville community will now have access to more affordable and accessible quality eye care and eyewear.

WHO:          National Vision is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with more than 1,000 stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. National Vision is committed to making quality eye care and eyewear more accessible and affordable. The company operates five retail divisions: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer and on select military bases offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs.

WHERE:    America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Kohl's Center

2799 Commerce Drive

Suite B

Coralville, IA 52241


Annual water quality report now available online

A graphic promoting the 2020 Iowa City Water Quality Report shows a person sipping from a glass of water.

The City of Iowa City has posted its latest water quality report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to its website at www.icgov.org/ccreport. The 2020 report indicates that Iowa City drinking water far surpasses all federal and state drinking water quality standards.

Iowa City’s water supply is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Since 1999, the EPA has required municipalities to report to its residents each year on the quality of its drinking water and include information on water sources and water treatment methods, as well as information on impurities that may have been present in the local drinking water. The EPA requires the monitoring of more than 80 drinking water impurities. 

In addition to the web version of the report, printed copies are available by calling 319-356-5160. City Hall is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A copy of the report can be mailed to you upon request.

For more information, contact the Water Office at 319-356-5160.