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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Summerfest at River's Edge

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The third annual SummerFest at River's Edge is going to be bigger and better than ever! We are partnering with Council Bluffs Public Library, PACE, The 712 Initiative, The YMCA, and Fantasy Drone Shows to give you a lineup of summery fun you won't want to...
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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Cart Delivery Begins!

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Starting this week, the City will begin rolling out over 39,000 new recycling and trash/ yard waste carts to residents that can be used for new and improved automated collection starting the week of July 3.

 The 96-gallon carts have wheels for eas...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Recreation On-The-Move 2023

Recreation on the Move

Recreation On-The-Move is a free drop-in program with fun, pop-up recreational programming throughout the parks of Council Bluffs. The activities are designed for kids to attend with friends, parents, or caregivers and will feature a different theme with ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

FIRST AVE and Cochran Park Celebration

Cochran Park Updates

The City of Council Bluffs is celebrating the completion of the new FIRST AVE trail and the Cochran Park renovations on Friday, May 19, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. and a community party at 6 p.m. (See attached media alert for 11 a.m. ribbon cutting.)...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

New Pollinator Garden at Bayliss Park

Baylis Pollinator Garden

The Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department is adding a native pollinator garden to Bayliss Park.

The Bayliss Park Native Pollinator Garden is located on the southeast side of the park and features brick paths and picnic tables that encourage people...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership

Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership

Less runoff from your lawn means less reaches your neighborhood stream. Think about improving the soils beneath your turf grass by restoring soil quality with deep aeration followed by a topdress of 1/2-3/4 since of compost, then seed. Your lawn will look...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

South Expressway Reconstruction

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The City of Council Bluffs is reconstructing the South Expressway, and construction begins on March 6. The South Expressway from I-80 to 19th Avenue will be under construction starting March 6th  thru November of 2023. 

The South Expressw...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Mayor's Column

Library

For more than 140 years, the Council Bluffs Public Library has met the changing needs of our residents and businesses. Longtime library director Mildred Smock oversaw the old Carnegie Library. On most Saturday mornings, my mom would arrive early at the li...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Vacant Property Registration Program

Vacant Property

The City Council of Council Bluffs passed a new Vacant Property Registration program in October 2022. This ordinance aims to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Council Bluffs citizens by requiring the registration of all vacant property and...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

New Solid Waste Service Contract

Trail Closure Notice

On Monday, August 8, 2022, the Council Bluffs City Council approved a ten-year contract with Waste Connections that includes new and improved solid waste and recycling collection services, which goes into effect in July 2023.

Waste Connections is the curre...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

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