News and Announcements
The City of Boone will start spraying for adult mosquito control Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7 pm. The Public Works Department will continue to spray for mosquitos throughout the summer until the first hard freeze of the year. Spraying will be at least once a week, sometimes twice a week depending on conditions. If anyone would like to be personally contacted before each spraying starts please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number, or you may call 432-4211 ext 142 and leave your phone number with the administrative assistant.
5/13/13 Spring Open Burning Extended to May 22, 2013 hours
remain the same 8 am to 7 pm.
COMING SOON! You will be able to pay your Water Utility Bill online!
2013 Consumer Confidence Report - 2012 Water Quality Report
Boone Parks Foundation Celebration: A Picnic in the Park
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at McHose
Shelter House. Tickets $5.00 All proceeds go to the improvement
of the Boone City Parks. To purchase tickets please contact
Amy Landas at 515-236-0034 or Robyn Wilcox at 515-298-1079.
Beginning Monday, May 6, workers will begin the South Marshall Street Reconstruction project. Work involves removing and replacing the entire pavement section on South Marshall St. from 1st St. to 300-ft south of Prairie Ave. Portions of driveways and sidewalks will also be impacted and may require replacement. Minor storm sewer and water main work will also occur.
Stage 1 of the project involves work between 1st St. and Union St., and between Aldrich Ave (north of Anderson Park) and just south of Prairie Ave. When Stage 1 work is complete and reopened to traffic, Stage 2 will begin. Stage 2 work involves the improvements between Union Ave and Aldrich Ave. Construction staging should allow for uninterrupted East/West traffic at the intersection of Union St. and South Marshall St..
Each stage of the work is expected to take 6-8 weeks. During this time, residents will likely not have direct access to their property from S. Marshall St.. Residents will need to utilize alleys and/or park adjacent to the construction area and walk to their home. We understand this is a significant impact and we apologize for the inconvenience. Staging of the construction has been designed to try to replace the roadway as quickly as possible and minimize the duration of impact to adjoining properties.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 515.432.4211, Ext. 101 or at email@example.com
Hydrant Flushing- Beginning April 29, 2013 weather permitting.
City Wide Clean-Up - June 2013. Information is available HERE
The Boone Parks Department is seeking volunteers to adopt the neighborhood parks.
Adopt a Park Information
Neighborhood Park Watch Information
ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD AND QUARTZ AVE.The City of Boone and Boone County recently awarded a contract to Wicks Construction, Inc. of Decorah, Iowa for a Portland Cement Concrete paving project on Industrial Park Road from the City Limits east approximately 4000 feet to Quartz Ave., then south on Quartz Ave. to Mamie
The contract amount for this project is $1,245,417.88, with a completion date of September 6, 2013.
Weather permitting, pavement removal operations will begin on April 29, 2013. Industrial Park Road and Quartz Ave. will be closed during this construction. Project traffic control and signing
will direct local residents and business employees regarding required travel through the construction area.
Please click HERE for the project staging map.
Johnny Appleseed Tree Planting will be May 4, 2013. If you would like to volunteer please be at the Herman Park Pavilion May, 4, 2013 at 8:00am. If you would like more information you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
Postponed to May 18, 2013 same time same place.
Spring Open Burning dates are April 15th to May 15th between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm.
Fiscal Year 2012 Audit
Do you know an outstanding member of our community? You can nominate them for the Community Dedication Award. The application and policy are available here.
APPLICATION AND POLICY
originally posted 9/14/2012
Trash pick-up in the alleys has been banned until further notice.
Boone Downtown Incentive Fund
The goal of this program is to encourage remodeling and repair work on commercial buildings in the Downtown District consistent with proven Main Street practices, including those that retain unique historic elements and use brick/masonry materials. New construction is also eligible. Maximum Funding Available per Project: $30,000 Grants For approved projects, the Incentive Fund will cover 40% of qualifying expenses. The City has dedicated $100,000 to this program. When the funds are expended the program will end, unless extended at that time.
FY2014 CIP Document
Cemetery Vandalism: Reward of $2,120.00 for any information
leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this vandalism. If interested in donating send to:
City of Boone Attn. Cemetery Reward Fund P.O. Box 550, Boone, IA 50036
2012 NE Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Please click HERE for a map of the project.
Reminder: Garage Sale and other signs are not to be placed in the right-of-way or attached to light poles or traffic control signage.
Applications Still Being Accepted!
The City of Boone is still taking applications for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Grant. The grant offers Low to Moderate income property owners a chance to qualify for improvements to their owner-occupied homes. The targeted grant area will be from 1st Street to 8th Street and Clinton Street to Brainard Street. 11 owner-occupied homes will be rehabilitated in the targeted grant area. Applications are available here or may be picked up at the Building Official’s office at City Hall.
4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser
The City of Boone would like to thank all of the citizens that donated cans and plastic bottles for last years 4th of July Fireworks Display! Due to the success of this program, we are asking citizens to continue donating for future 4th of July Fireworks displays. Citizens are asked to donate their empty 5¢ deposit beverage containers (no glass containers please) to the Fireworks Fund. Containers should be bagged, tied and tossed into the fenced area behind the Boone Police Department at the corner of 6th and Story Streets. The area will be marked.
Thank you for your support.
Leak Protection Program - Learn about the program and determine if you would like to participate.
FY2013 Budget (includes full CIP)
FY2013 CIP Projects by Year and Priority
FY2013 CIP Summary of Project Funding Sources
Water Service Disconnection Policy: If your water service has been terminated you are required to do the following to reinstate your service.
Pay the total amount owed including your past due amount, current bill and reconnection fee, bill must be paid by secure means (cash, credit card, money order, or cashiers check), service shall remain off until the next business day, failure to maintain prearranged payment plan constitutes delinquency and will result in immediate termination of service.
Building Permits and Information/Application for the Property Protection Program are now available on the Building Department's Page.
Thinking of Building, adding on or renovating?
The City of Boone has an Urban Revitalization Plan that provides for tax abatement - Please submit application and supporting materials to the City of Boone Building Official's Office. You must submit and application for approval prior to beginning work or you will not be eligible to participate in the tax abatement program.
Houses For Sale
The City of Boone Neighborhood Stabilization Program. For more information on the program please click HERE. The Down Payment Assistance forms are available HERE. For more information on the properties the City has for sale click on the addresses below.
1415 3rd Street
1201 Boone Street
721 Benton Street
Attention Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants
The City of Boone now has an application and licensing process you must complete before doing business in the City of Boone. The Ordinance governing this change is available HERE. Application for the licence is available HERE. Please contact the Administration Office at City Hall for more information.
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