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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Applicants Sought for Dubuque's First Ward City Council Vacancy

The Dubuque City Council is accepting applications from Dubuque’s first ward residents interested in filling the City Council vacancy created by the resignation of First Ward Council Member Brett Shaw.

The City Council voted to fill the vacancy by appointment. This appointment will last until the next regular election which will be held on November 2, 2021. First ward residents interested in being considered for appointment must submit a letter of inter...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dubuque Extends Closure of City Buildings

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Due to the continued increase in new positive COVID-19 cases in Dubuque County and to protect the public and City employees, the City of Dubuque is extending the closure of most City buildings to the public.

Facilities remaining closed to the public include: City Hall, City Hall Annex, the Leisure Services Department, the Housing and Community Development Department, the Intermodal Transportation Center, the Municipal Services Center, and the Multicultural Fa...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Service Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Dubuque has made significant changes to some services and processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for a comprehensive, up-to-date listing.

Utility Bill Payments and Other Face-to-Face Transactions

All face-to-face and in-person payment transactions at the following City locations are suspended until further notice: City Hall, City Hall Annex, Leisure Services Department Office, Housing and Co...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Dubuque's New Pets in Parks Ordinance to Take Effect July 1

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Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, leashed dogs and cats will be permitted in most Dubuque parks, parkways, trails, and open spaces. There are a number of exceptions.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, leashed dogs and cats will be permitted in most Dubuque parks, parkways, trails, and open spaces.

There are a number of exceptions. Dogs and cats are NOT allowed in the following areas:

• Buildings or facilities with...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Council to Offer Live Audio and Chat Options for Public Input During Regular Meetings

The Dubuque City Council will begin offering live audio and chat options for public input during City Council meetings beginning with the Monday, July 6, 2020 session.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Dubuque City Council has added these additional options for public input at regular meetings and certain special sessions. The public can now join the meeting through GoToMeeting through a link provided on the first...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Use of Consumer Fireworks Prohibited in Dubuque

The City of Dubuque is reminding residents that the use of consumer fireworks is prohibited within the city.

Under current City Code, the discharge/use of “consumer fireworks” remains prohibited in Dubuque. Consumer fireworks typically have packaging stating “Consumer Fireworks, 1.4G, UN0336.” The City of Dubuque continues...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

City to Start Weed Control Spraying on Floodwall

Starting Monday, June 29, the City of Dubuque Public Works Department will spray weed control in various areas of clean stone and rip-rap on Dubuque’s flood control system (U.S. Senator John C. Culver Floodwall), weather permitting.

Sprayers will start on the area of clean stone on the land side of the levee south of the lock and dam and continue to work south. They will then move to the rip-rap on the river side. The work is being done in accordance to the...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Dubuque Expands Reduced City Utility Fee Program

Effective July 1, 2020, the City of Dubuque will expand its reduced utility fee program for income-qualified residential customers to apply to all for utilities provided by the city: water, sanitary sewer, refuse collection, and stormwater.

The program previously covered refuse collection and stormwater fees but was expanded through the fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget adoption process to include water and sanitary sewer fees. Residents who apply for and are approved for the program may receive ...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Dubuque's Smart Parking Meter Pilot Resumes

After being paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Dubuque’s 90-day pilot of new parking metering technology resumed on Monday, June 1, and will continue through July 15.

The new technology is designed to provide additional conveniences for customers and will feature more payment options, license plate recognition, and the ability to select more precise time intervals. The pilot areas include full parking enforcement and u...

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