Traffic Alert - Gilbert Street - Iowa City

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, northbound traffic on Gilbert Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Second Street and Third Street to facilitate work on a new water service line.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, May 24th.

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, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Memorial Day schedule announced for City of Iowa City

City Hall and other City of Iowa City offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, for Memorial Day. 

Other holiday closures or schedule adjustments are as follows:

Airport: Office closed. Jet Air (FBO) will operate regular hours. Details at icgov.org/airportinfo.

Animal Care and Adoption Center: Closed.

Oakland Cemetery: Office closed on Memorial Day. Decorations can be placed on gravesides on or after May 23. All decorations must be picked up by June 2.

Memorial Day services scheduled in the Iowa City area:

  • 8:30 a.m., Brief ceremony at Park Road Bridge honoring soldiers and sailors lost at sea. 
  • 9:30 a.m., Service at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown Street, at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) lot, located at the flag pole near the Brown Street entrance.
  • 11 a.m., Ceremony at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2600 Muscatine Avenue. Lunch will be served at American Legion Post 17, 3016 Muscatine Avenue, following the services. 

Landfill: Closed.

Library: Closed.

Library Bookmobile: Not in service. 

Parking: Public parking ramps will be open, but cashier attendants will not be on duty. Fees will not be charged at ramps or street meters on Memorial Day.

Parks & Recreation: The Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center and Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym facilities will be open 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Administrative offices will be closed.

  • Opening day for City Park pool is Saturday, May 25. The Wetherby, Fairmeadows, and Tower Court park splash pads open Memorial Day. 

Police: Normal operations. Records and administrative offices closed.

Senior Center: Closed. Senior meals will not be served or delivered.

Trash & Recycling: Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Memorial Day. Residents on the Monday route should have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, although the City cannot determine exactly when items will be collected. Residents whose pick-up days are Tuesday through Friday should follow their normal schedule.

Transit: Closed. City buses will not operate on Memorial Day.

Water: Closed. In case of a water emergency, call the 24-hour emergency line at 319-356-5166.

Normal City operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28. 

For more information, contact Shannon McMahon, Communications Coordinator, at 319-356-5058.


Video Update: Fine Free for Kids, Tea Time Planters, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include details on the Library’s plan to go fine free for children and young adult materials, community planters perfect for making tea, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update


Fine Free for Children and Young Adult Materials

Watch to learn why the Iowa City Public Library is doing away with fines for young readers beginning this summer.

Pool and Splash Pads

Time to break out the sunscreen and bathing suits! Get details on the opening of City Park Pool and the City’s three splash pads.

Memorial Day Programs

Honor those who have served our country by attending one of the memorial programs being held in Iowa City.

Memorial Day Service Schedule

Learn which City services will be impacted on Memorial Day.

Tea Time Planters

Make the perfect cup of tea by harvesting ingredients from herbal planters spread out around town.

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


News – City of North Liberty - May 20, 2019

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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Hours for Memorial Day 2019 Announced

On Monday, May 27, 2019, the city's administrative offices, including City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Circle, will be closed for Memorial Day. Other services will be closed or have adjusted hours as follows. Library The North Liberty Community Library will be closed and regularly scheduled programs will not take place on Monday, May 27. Police Administrative…

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Shooting in Parking Lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW (Updated with Names of Deceased Victims)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – May 18, 2019 – Police officers received reports of a shooting incident that occurred in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot at 70 Kirkwood Court SW shortly after 1:20 a.m. Saturday.  Officers arrived on scene and found three victims that had sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims have been pronounced deceased.  The deceased victims have been identified as Matrell Eugene Johnson, DOB/06-11-2000, age 18 and Royal Ceiz Abram, DOB/03-27-2001, age 18.  The third victim that was wounded, a 19-year old female, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A short time later, police officers were notified that an additional victim with gunshot wounds arrived at a local hospital.  The victim’s injuries are considered life-threatening.  The victim is believed to have been transported by private vehicle from the scene of the shooting at 70 Kirkwood Court SW.  This fourth victim that was wounded, a 19-year old male, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victims were in a vehicle in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot.  An individual approached the vehicle and multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.

There is an active, ongoing investigation.  At this time, it appears that this was a targeted attack and is not related to an earlier shooting that was reported in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident at 70 Kirkwood Court SW is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Shooting in Parking Lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Police officers received reports of a shooting incident that occurred in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot at 70 Kirkwood Court SW shortly after 1:20 a.m. Saturday.  Officers arrived on scene and found three victims that had sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims have been pronounced deceased.

A short time later, police officers were notified that an additional victim with gunshot wounds arrived at a local hospital.  The victim’s injuries are considered life-threatening.  The victim is believed to have been transported by private vehicle from the scene of the shooting at 70 Kirkwood Court SW.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victims were in a vehicle in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot.  An individual approached the vehicle and multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.

There is an active, ongoing investigation.  At this time, it appears that this was a targeted attack and is not related to an earlier shooting that was reported in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident at 70 Kirkwood Court SW is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.