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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Sidewalk Snow Removal

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Did you know that residents and business owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall? Together we can keep the sidewalks in Council Bluffs safe during winter weather. When shoveling, please keep in mind the following:&n...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Community Survey: Public Library

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The Council Bluffs Public Library is preparing to develop a strategic plan and wants your input! Please complete the Community Survey linked below and tell us how the Council Bluffs Public Library can better serve you. Your input on a variety of topics is...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

CB Indoor Triathlon

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The CB Indoor Triathlon is presented by Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation in partnership with the YMCA and will take place on Sunday, February 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Charles E. Lakin YMCA.

Unlike a traditional triathlon which covers fixed...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Registration is open!

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Registration is open for Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation baseball and fast-pitch recreation leagues! Parks and Recreation offer youth baseball leagues for children ages 14 and under, and girls fast-pitch leagues for girls ages 14 and under. All league...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Laborshed Study

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The Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Council Bluffs area.  This study will geographically define which commun...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2019 Year In Review

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The City of Council Bluffs faced many extreme situations in 2019. First extreme amounts of snow, then flooding, then roads left in despair. Many great things happened too, including a lead hazard reduction grant, a new rescue boat, the completion of the t...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Eastern Hills Drive Roadway Project

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On Thursday, December 26th, 2019 the portion of Greenview Road just east of the State Orchard Road intersection will be closed until the fall of 2020. A detour will be posted. State Orchard Road (north of Greenview Road) will remain accessible from the we...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

City of Council Bluffs Announces New Chief of Staff

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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.

Mardesen holds a Bachelor’s Degree i...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

West Broadway Public Meeting

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WEST BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING IN ADVANCE OF SEGMENT 4 CONSTRUCTION

Design details for Segment 4, which will occur on West Broadway, from 25th Street to 19th Street, will be provided at a public information meeting hosted by ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Winterfest in Bayliss Park

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Winterfest in Bayliss Park will take place on Thursday, November 21th from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Once again, the City of Council Bluffs has joined forces with The 712 Initiative, Union Pacific Museum, and Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Dodge Trust Accepting Applications

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The Dodge Trust will be 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 the residents of Council Bl...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Big Lake Trout Stocking

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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 2:00 p.m. 

Iowa residents and non-residents, regardless of a...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Lead Hazard Reduction Program

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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.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

New HAWK Pedestrian Signal

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A new pedestrian signal called a HAWK signal will be coming soon for the Hoover Elementary School pedestrian crossing on North Broadway. A HAWK (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK) signal is a signal-beacon designed to help pedestrians safely cross busy s...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Youth Basketball Registration

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Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation offers a recreational youth basketball league for kids in kindergarten through third grade. The league offers modified rules to help players learn the fundamental skills of basketball and make the league more enjoyable ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Rescue Boat Donated to Council Bluffs Fire Department

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Council Bluffs Fire Department recently received a $45,000 Pro-Drive rescue boat from Scott Alff of Alff Construction. 

Following the flooding of March 2019, Scott Alff, owner of Alff Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, contacted the Council Bluffs F...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

FIRST AVE

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1st Avenue, a rail corridor vacated in 2013, is City-owned right-of-way located one block south of West Broadway in Council Bluffs and stretches 1.8 miles from 16th Street to 35th Street. Nearly 30% of Council Bluffs residents live within one-half mile of...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Comedy Night in Bayliss Park

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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. Those planning to atte...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Council Bluffs Receives Tree City USA Award

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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....

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

The Council Bluffs Recycling Center has a new phone number!

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The Council Bluffs Recycling Center has a new phone number: 712-890-5454.

Currently, calls placed to the old phone number will be answered by an automated message that relays the new phone number and transfers callers to the new phone number. This automate...

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