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Iowa City's annual water quality report available online

The City of Iowa City has posted its newest water quality report, also known as the “Consumer Confidence Report” (CCR), to its website at www.icgov.org/ccreport. The report, which covers the year 2015, indicates that Iowa City drinking water far surpasses all federal and state drinking water quality standards.

The CCR is issued every year per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. It includes information on water sources and water treatment methods, as well as information on impurities that may have been present in the local drinking water. Water supplies are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the EPA requires the City to monitor for over 80 drinking water impurities.

Printed copies of the report may be obtained at the Revenue Desk in City Hall at 410 E. Washington Street and the Water Plant at 80 Stephen Atkins Drive. They are also available on request by calling 319-356-5164.

For more information, contact Carol Sweeting, Public Information / Education Coordinator at 319-356-5164 or e-mail carol-sweeting@iowa-city.org.


Iowa City Police Assault Investigation

On Monday May 2, 2016, at 1121 PM, an individual came to the front desk of the Iowa City Police Department to report that he had been assaulted.  According to the victim, on Saturday April 30th between the hours of 1000pm and 1100pm, he was in the alleyway of the 200 block of Iowa Ave, Iowa City when he was approached by an individual and subsequently struck multiple times.  According to the victim, he was then struck several more times by multiple subjects while being called racial slurs.  The suspects were initially described as being three white males, average height, and approximately nineteen to twenty-two years of age.   The victim later sought and was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  The Iowa City Police Department immediately began its investigation into the matter for the purposes of pursuing criminal charges.

On May 3, 2016, the Iowa City Police Department developed suspect information and continued to investigate leads as they were presented.

This matter remains under active investigation by the Iowa City Police Department’s Investigative unit.  In addition, based on information presented by the victim this case is being investigated as hate crime.  The Iowa City Police Department is also requesting that if anyone has any information related to this incident, or may have been a witness, to contact the ICPD at 319-356-5276.


University of Iowa social justice forum peppered with outbursts, walkouts | The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Social justice — and its advocacy — took several different forms Monday night during a discussion with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld that included outbursts and walkouts.

Several of the dozens of faculty, staff and students in attendance expressed frustration with the lack of response to several questions and topics, including why the university has decided not to increase pay for 2,685 employees in line with a Johnson County-wide stepped increase in the minimum wage.

via www.thegazette.com


News and notes from the City of Coralville - April 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

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

  • Family Storytime (April 30)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (May 4), Planning & Zoning Commission (May 4), City Council (May 10)
  • Friday Night Lights (May 6)
  • Preschool Evening Fun (May 12)

View all upcoming events

 

We Have an App for That

Coralville launches free mobile app

The City’s free mobile app for Android and Apple devices is the newest way that residents, businesses, and visitors can connect with the City. Report an issue, pay your utility bill, find your bus, navigate to a park, get City information—and much more—on the go.  Learn more

 

4thFest Parade & Vendor Openings

March in the parade

Entries are now being accepted for Coralville's 4thFest parade, the area's largest 4th of July parade. March on! Learn more


Be a vendor

Apply now to be a vendor at 4thFest in S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 and 4. Thousands of people attend Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration! Learn more

 

Shop the City-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, April 30 | 8:00 am to noon

Find a treasure at the annual city-wide garage sale! Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, stop by the Coralville Recreation Center to pick up a map of participating sales and grab a first come, first served continental breakfast. Learn more

 

Safely Dispose of Unused or Expired Medication

Drug take-back event in Coralville

Saturday, April 30 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills at a community drug take-back event at Coralville Walgreens and the Coralville Police Department for safe, anonymous disposal. Sponsored by the Coralville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Learn more

 

Make It a Market Monday

Farmers' Market season begins May 2

Mondays | 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Stop by the Aquatic Center parking lot next to S.T. Morrison Park for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade items, music, special events, and more! From May through early October, make Monday nights “Market Mondays!”  Learn more

 

Swap & Shred in Coralville on May 7

Recycle Swap Day

City Hall Parking Lot | 8:00 am to noon

Whether you want to declutter and donate items or look for a great find, Recycle Swap Day keeps usable items out of the landfill! 


Community Shred Event

Aquatic Center Parking Lot | 10:00 am to noon

Thin out your files and bring up to two boxes of personal papers for shredding in the mobile shredding truck, courtesy of the Coralville Police Department and Heartland Shredding.

Learn more
 

Clean out for Mayor’s Clean up Week

May 9-13

Set out big items, such as wrecked furniture or washed-up bathroom fixtures, for free pickup on trash day from May 9 to May 13.  

For unwanted (but usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. Free pickup is available, donations are tax-deductible, and ReStore sells the items to support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.  Learn more

 

Crews Are Flushing Fire Hydrants

We're not wasting water: flushing is part of annual maintenance

City crews continue to flush fire hydrants through late May. After nearby hydrants are flushed, you may notice a temporary discoloration of the water which does not affect water safety; if discoloration happens, run cold water from a faucet until the water clears. Learn more

 

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

1776

April 29-May 8

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. This award-winning musical tells the story of John Adams and his struggle to convince his colleagues to vote for independence and sign the Declaration. Learn more

Iowa City Girls Choir

Tuesday, May 3 |  6:30 pm

Welcome in the spring with great music for the whole family! Learn more

Elementary School Concerts

May 9, 10, & 12

Central Elementary school (grades K-2 May 9; grades 3-6 May 12), and Kirkwood Elementary (May 10) present concerts featuring their young musicians. Learn more

 

City Ballet of Iowa

Wednesday, May 11 | 7:30 pm

Enjoy a diverse evening of ballet and classical music featuring highlights from several famous ballets. Learn more

 

What's Happening at the Coralville Public Library

Family Night

Monday, May 9 | 6:30 pm

Families will make music with guests from the Preucil School of Music. Learn more

It’s a Mystery: Haunted Ground by Erin Hart

Wednesday, May 11 | 10:00 am

An unlikely team has to work together to solve two mysteries—one ancient and one of the present day. Learn more

LitFlicks Movie Night: The Martian

Wednesday, May 11 | 6:00 pm

An astronaut stranded on Mars must use his ingenuity to survive as a team of scientists and his crewmates figure out how to bring him home. Based on the novel by Andy Weir. Learn more

 

Stay Informed!

Connect with the City of Coralville and subscribe to City updates on anything from agendas and minutes to community events and more. Sign up and select the topics that interest you at www.coralville.org/notifyme .


Police charge Iowa City man after finding 62 ducks in van | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Police have charged an Iowa City man after they found 62 ducks crowded in an abandoned van.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 69-year-old Francis Prohaska faces an animal neglect charge after police discovered the ducks in a U-Haul van parked on the north side of Iowa City. The ducks were in stacked cages and covered in feces and feathers.

Police received a call Monday evening to report a bad odor coming from the van. Officials say 19 of the ducks were dead and there was no food or water available.

The ducks that survived are now at the Iowa City Animal Care Center, after being examined and fed.

The incident remains under investigation. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney for Prohaska.

via www.tbo.com


Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department seeks input on Hickory Hill Master Plan

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with Friends of Hickory Hill Park, will hold a public input meeting to discuss the proposed Hickory Hill Park Master Plan from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15  at the park shelter near the south entrance to the park, 1439 Bloomington Street. In the case of rainout, the meeting will be held at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Social Hall, 220 S. Gilbert Street.

Project goals and objectives that have been identified include:

  1. Improve wayfinding and signage
  2. Improvements to bridges and trails
  3. Review park programming
  4. Improve park identification
  5. Recommend trail surfacing materials
  6. Improve access to the northern park area.

This will be the final public input meeting for the Hickory Hill Master Plan. A prior meeting was held on March 13, followed by an online public commenting period from March 13- April 1. 

If you are not able to attend the public meeting, staff still want your input. Project information will be posted online at www.icgov.org/pr along with a comment sheet which can be e-mailed to the project team.  This information will be made available online from May 16 – May 20.

Find this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611366782518018/.


Early voting for June 7, 2016 Primary Election

Early voting for the June 7, 2016 primary election will begin at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St.

Early voting will be available at the office during normal business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Closed Memorial Day Monday, May 30.) The office will also be open for voting on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voting will also be available at these satellite voting locations:

Iowa Memorial Union
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City
Tuesday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Liberty Community Library
520 W. Cherry St, North Liberty
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Old Capitol Town Center
201 S. Clinton St., Iowa City
Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Iowa City Public Library
123 S. Linn St., Iowa City
Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City - Fountain Lobby
Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St., Coralville
Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Road Construction - American Legion Road

IOWA CITY, IA. -- Weather permitting, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., American Legion Road at its intersection with Barrington Road, will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic with flaggers on site directing traffic.  This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate pavement replacement associated with the East Hoover Elementary School Construction Project. 

Motorists are to take note of this construction work and to allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http://www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction.