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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Dubuque Becomes LEED-Certified City

As one of the 75 STAR-certified cities and counties in the U.S., Dubuque was recently named a LEED-Certified City.

STAR stands for Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities. STAR Communities is a national framework for measuring and advancing local government’s environmental, economic and community efforts to achieve sustainability. Leadershi...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Public Input Meeting for Eagle Point Park Restoration

The City of Dubuque will host a public input meeting to discuss the environmental restoration planned at Eagle Point Park in 2019.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, from 6 -7:30 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium of Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St., Dubuque. 

Eagle Point Park is a 164-acre community park that opened in 1909 on Dubuque’s north...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Dubuque offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. This includes City Hall and other City offices and facilities throughout the city of Dubuque.

There will be no refuse, yard waste, or curbside recycling collections on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Those Thursday collections will instead be made on the following Saturday, Nov. 24. There is no change in schedule for curbside collections on F...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

'Holiday Tags' Available for Solid Waste Collection Customers

The City of Dubuque is continuing its annual distribution of a complimentary “holiday tag” for extra garbage to its solid waste collection customers. The tags will be available until Jan. 3, 2019.

Customers requesting a holiday tag will need to present the original top portion of their November 2018 utility bills, which have holiday tag information printed on them. Renters in housing units where the owner pays the City utility bill will need to req...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Finding Dubuque: An Iowa City Rediscovers Its Sense of Place

"Preservation" magazine, the official publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is featuring Dubuque in the Fall issue of the publication. "Anyone can restore a building. But Dubuque residents, together, are restoring a community."

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Salt Storage Facility Completed

Salt Storage Facility Photo

The City of Dubuque recently completed construction of a new salt storage facility near the riverfront to better store the City's salt supply after it is delivered by barges.

The new salt storage facility is 180 feet long and 120 feet wide.  Its maximum salt storage capacity is 15,000 tons. (The City's annual salt usage is approximately 6,000 tons and the City currently has a total inventory of 12,000 tons.) ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

City Offers 50 Percent Reduction of Two Monthly Fees for Income-Qualified Customers

The City of Dubuque offers a 50 percent reduction in monthly refuse and stormwater fees for income-qualified, residential customers.

To be considered for this fee reduction program, customers must submit an application and income verification. 

Current income guidelines eligibility requirements are as follows:

Applications for this program must be renewed on an annual basis. Thi...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Dubuque Offers Multiple Leaf Disposal Options

The City of Dubuque is reminding residents of their options for leaf and yard debris disposal.

The City encourages mulching, mowing, and backyard composting as economical and beneficial leaf management options but offers several other options for yard debris management. 

As part of the City’s April-November collection service, lea...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Tyler Named Dubuque Director of Transportation Services


Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has appointed Renee Tyler to be the City’s next director of transportation services.

Tyler is currently the City’s assistant public works director and will assume her new responsibilities on Nov. 5, 2018.  She will replace Candace Eudaley-Loebach, whose resignation will be effective on Nov. 16, 2018. 

As directo...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Dubuque Offers 'Balancing Act' Budget Simulator

The City of Dubuque is offering residents and stakeholders a new budget simulation tool that enables them to balance their own version of Dubuque’s city budget.

This new tool is available at and promotes transparency and increases public engagement in the development of the City’s annual budget.

The Balancing Act software is an interactive tool designed to share information with reside...

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