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News – City of North Liberty - July 15, 2019

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

Hand-Packed Hard Work

Peggy Cullivan has been working with ice cream for two and a half decades. All of it at Heyn’s, the shop she now owns. She still loves eating ice cream, especially blueberry cheesecake flavor, her favorite since she was 12. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial and national transportation companies and…

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Cedar Rapids Police Department Featured in National “ShareBlueSmiles” Campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Department is featured in a national campaign called “ShareBlueSmiles,” which spotlights police officers who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities.  CentralSquare, a leader in public sector software, is sponsoring the campaign.  CentralSquare will promote new and original stories about police agencies across various social media channels.  The Cedar Rapids Police Department is one of the initial stories shared throughout the country. 

According to the ShareBlueSmiles campaign, the Cedar Rapids Police Department went above and beyond the call of duty when a mom and her young son experienced a burglary in their home on Christmas Eve in 2016. Cedar Rapids law enforcement personnel not only replaced the young son’s Christmas gifts purchased by his mother, they also replaced many items that were stolen, including a television and other household items, turning the traumatizing experience into a long lasting, positive memory for the family.

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According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 98% of interactions between police and citizens have no use of force – in fact, every day across the country, law enforcement officers are helping kids, bringing meals to the elderly, driving those who are stranded and performing innumerable acts of compassion. ShareBlueSmiles communicates underreported, new and original stories about law enforcement personnel going beyond the call of duty to care for their communities.

CentralSquare CEO Simon Angove said, “By spotlighting the above-and-beyond service illustrated by these stories, we hope to help bring these daily interactions to the forefront and recognize the personal impact these personnel have on their communities. We’re proud to play this small role in helping to deepen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” 

About ShareBlueSmiles/CentralSquare  

ShareBlueSmiles, inspired by CentralSquare and law enforcement partners nationwide, is a movement that spotlights positive, compassionate stories involving law enforcement and citizens across North America.

CentralSquare Technologies is an industry leader in public safety and public administration software, serving over 7,650 organizations from the largest metropolitan city to counties and towns of every size across North America. CentralSquare’s technology platform provides solutions for public safety, including 911, dispatch, records, mobile and jail. For public administration agencies, CentralSquare provides software for finance, HR/payroll, utilities, citizen engagement, community development, property tax, municipal services and asset management. For more information, visit

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center closed

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has temporarily closed Cherry Hill Aquatic Center due to water quality issues. The pool will be super-chlorinated and will reopen Tuesday, July 16 for morning lessons and lap swim at 11:45 a.m. The closure is a voluntary, precautionary measure due to notification from the Department of Health that a person diagnosed with having cryptosporidium swam at the pool. Noelridge Aquatic Center and Jones, Ellis and Bever pools are open.

Engineering Inspections on Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – During the week of July 15, engineering consultants from HDR, Inc. will be inspecting the river walls in the downtown area as part of routine maintenance inspections. These are visual inspections taken from the river, and will be used to determine scope of future maintenance needs. Crews will perform these inspections primarily between the 1st Avenue Bridge and downstream of the 3rd Avenue Bridge.

Firefighter Badging and Swearing-In Ceremony

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be honoring five firefighters for completing one year of service.  There will be a ceremony honoring Riley Freilinger, Jay Seymour, Cortez Davis, Shelby VanWeelden and Alison Stewart on Friday, July 19 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 713 1st Avenue SE, in the City Emergency Operations Center on second floor.

Mayor Brad Hart will administer the Firefighter Oath of Office.  City Manager Jeff Pomeranz and Fire Chief Greg Smith, as well as family and friends of the firefighters, will be presenting firefighter badges, service/name pins, and yellow fire helmets to the five firefighters as part of the pinning ceremony.    

The ceremony will include the Cedar Rapids Fire Department Honor Guard, Fire Chaplains, and remarks by Shift Fire Captains who provided training during the rookie firefighters’ first year of employment.

The first year in the fire service is considered a probationary period and the firefighters must successfully complete a training academy, as well as skills, examinations and on-the-job training

throughout the year.  The five probationary firefighters were hired on July 16, 2018.

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend. 

Traffic Alert - Gilbert Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, northbound traffic on Gilbert Street will be reduced to one lane between Bowery Street and Burlington Street.  This lane reduction will facilitate the replacement of sidewalk panels in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by end of the day.

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

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Traffic Alert - Gilbert Street at Second Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, southbound traffic on Gilbert Street will be reduced to one lane near its intersection with Second Street.  This lane reduction will facilitate the replacement of street curb and gutter in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, July 19th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow for 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, visit