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    City of Council Bluffs Announces New Chief of Staff

    Matt Mardesen has joined the City of Council Bluffs Mayor’s Office as Chief of Staff. Originally from Anita, Iowa, Mardesen is a life-long Iowa resident with a wealth of experience in public service. Read on...
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    West Broadway Public Meeting

    Design details for Segment 4 (25th St to 19th St) will be provided at a public information meeting hosted by the City of Council Bluffs for businesses, property owners, and interested citizens. Construction of Segment 4 is scheduled for spring 2020. Read on...
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    Winterfest in Bayliss Park

    Winterfest in Bayliss Park begins at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting ceremony taking place at 6 p.m. Join us for the moment the park transforms into wonderland, and stay awhile to shop, dine, and enjoy the festivities. Read on...
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    Dodge Trust Accepting Applications

    The Dodge Trust is accepting applications for the 2019 distribution until November 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Dodge Trust is to provide funding to charitable organizations or agencies that provide services to our residents. Read on...

    Big Lake Trout Stocking

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and CB Parks and Rec will stock 1,000 rainbow trout in Big Lake on Thursday, October 31st. The Decorah Fish Hatchery truck plans to arrive around 2 p.m. Read on...
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    Lead Hazard Reduction Program

    The City of Council Bluffs Community Development Department is pleased to recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26, 2019 and increase awareness around the City’s Lead Hazard Reduction program. Read on...
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    New HAWK Pedestrian Signal

    A new pedestrian signal is coming to the Hoover Elementary School crosswalk on North Broadway. Read on...

    Youth Basketball Registration

    Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation offers a recreational youth basketball league for kids in kindergarten through third grade. Registration is now open! Read on...
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    National Fire Prevention Week

    October 6 – 12 is National Fire Prevention Week led by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Do you know what fire prevention and safety programs our Council Bluffs Fire Department Offers? Read on...
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    Rescue Boat Donated to Council Bluffs Fire Department

    Council Bluffs Fire Department recently received a $45,000 Pro-Drive rescue boat from Scott Alff of Alff Construction. Read on...
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    1st Avenue, a rail corridor vacated in 2013, stretches 1.8 miles from 16th Street to 35th Street in Council Bluffs. Officials have begun planning for future trails, transit, and redevelopment, and you can stay informed here! Read on...
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    Comedy Night in Bayliss Park

    Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is excited to announce Comedy Night in Bayliss Park! This is a free, laugh-out-loud event, and will take place at Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl Street, on Friday, September 20 from 7 – 10 p.m. Read on...
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    Eastern Hills Drive Roadway Project

    The Eastern Hills Drive Roadway Project is set to begin mid-July. Here's what you need to know. Read on...
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    Council Bluffs Receives Tree City USA Award

    The City of Council Bluffs recently received a 2018 Tree City USA Award at the 29th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on April 3, 2019. Read on...
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    The Council Bluffs Recycling Center has a new phone number!

    We've upgraded our phone system and with that comes a new phone number for the Council Bluffs Recycling Center. You can now reach them at 712-890-5454. Read on...
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    Follow us on Facebook

    Want to stay in-the-know? Make sure you're following all of the City's official Facebook pages. Read on...
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    Minute with the Mayor

    Mayor Matt Walsh provides weekly video updates on City projects, programs, and services. Find all of the Minute with the Mayor videos on our YouTube channel. Read on...
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