News and Announcements
1/22/2015 McHose Park Gates will be closed until further notice starting today January 22, 2015.
1/22/2015 Garbage Truck will not be allowed in alleys starting Monday, January 26, 2015 until further notice.
1/7/2015 Boone Citizen's Police Academy 2015
The annual Citizen Police Academy sponsored by the Boone Police Department starts on February 26th, 2015. The classes will be held on Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm from Feb 26th to April 16th, 2015. It is essential to attend as many sessions as possible to get the maximum value from the program.
The Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is not training of any sort, despite the name. It is designed primarily for the community to understand better how their police function -- from basic patrol to firearms issues to crime scene investigation. It is an overview and a chance to ask questions of law enforcement. One of the keys to a successful CPA is the ride-alongs. While you are attending CPA, you are encouraged to schedule ride-alongs with our officers to see how/ what was talked about in class translates to the street.
The basic requirement is attendance -- there is no charge, we feed you and provide beverages, and any equipment. We would prefer NO criminal history, but we can make exceptions, based on the value you would bring to the CPA. What we really want from you is your willingness to participate, your particular thoughts on law enforcement and an open mind to ours.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE BOONE POLICE DEPARTMENT, BOONE LIBRARY, BOONE CITY HALL AND WEBSITE OR EMAIL CHIEF SKARE AT email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 4PM Friday February 6th, 2015.
Application: Boone Citizen Police Academy 2015
10/24/2014 Residential and Commercial Snow removal 2014-2015 Changes
Residents are encouraged to note a recent change in the side walk snow removal procedures.
The Boone City ordinance requires that property owners remove snow and ice accumulations from sidewalks within 24 hours in commercial districts and 48 hours in residential districts following a snow event. Owners are also required to maintain sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
New procedures in 2014 now require the City to publish notice in the newspaper informing residents of these requirements, but no additional notice will be given prior to the City performing work for properties that fail to comply. The City will cause the work to be completed and the charges will be assessed to the property taxes as a special assessment. The penalties for failure to comply with these requirements for the 2014 -2015 winter season are fifteen dollars ($ 15) for an interior lot, twenty dollars ($20) for a corner lot for snow removal, fifty dollar ($50) civil penalty, and a five ($5) dollar administrative fee.
Property owners are encouraged to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice accumulation for the safety of the users of our sidewalks. Questions may be directed to Community Service Officer Michael J. Salati Sr. at the Boone Police Department at 515-432-3456 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Emeral Ash Borer Information
City Website about the Emeral Ash Borer
Repairs to several gravestones will take place as part of a local Eagle Scout project. A list of gravestones to be repaired is here. As an owner or representative owner please contact 515-432-4211 ext 142 regarding any questions or concerns about repairs to the gravestone. The repairs will take place August 23, 2014.
2014 Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report
to veiw this report go to Water Treatment & Water Enviroment Facilities
5/6/2014 Destruction of Noxious Weeds and Growths within the City Limits of Boone. For further information go to the attached file:
Notice from Weed Commissioner City of Boone, Iowa
4/8/2014 Spring Mowing
Residents and Property Owners of Boone: Spring is upon us which, along with the good weather, brings green grass and lots of growth. The City of Boone is required by ordinance to maintain properties that do not cut grass, weeds and volunteer trees. As part of our process, the City has advertised and received bid proposals for this grass mowing. These bids for the 2014 mowing season are $ 50 per lot. This coupled with the required $50 civil penalty and $ 5 administrative fee make the charges for neglected properties a minimum of $105.
Residents and property owners are encouraged to take notice of these property maintenance requirements. The City of Boone appreciates your cooperation in keeping properties in compliance with applicable ordinances to avoid these charges. If you have questions regarding these requirements, please feel free to contact the Boone Police Department, Community Service Officer at 515-432-3456. Further ordinance information is available at www.boonegov.com .
4/2/2014 Flushing Water Mains
The city of Boone will begin flushing water mains on Monday, April 14, 2014. Again the Public Works will continue to flush the mains "All day every day until Winter".
For more information, go to our Public Works Department web
FROM THE BOONE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Boone Police Department would like to remind all residents and property owners; it is your responsibility to ensure that your sidewalks are cleared of all snow and ice. In addition, the City of Boone has been experiencing issues with sidewalks not being cleared after a significant wind event. Property Owners are also responsible for ongoing maintenance of the sidewalks. If this is not done, the City of Boone will remove the snow and ice and assess the costs to the property owner. Residents and property owners are encouraged to call the Community Service Officer with any questions at 432-3456. These regulations are covered in city ordinance 136.03.
Miles of Lights - As many of you have noticed the City Crews have hung the holiday wreaths and lights. Every year these decorations need either some repair or replacement. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Boone are asking for your financial support of the "Miles of Lights" campaign. Please consider a donation to this campaign. You may make your check payable to the City of Boone and write "Miles of Lights" on the memo line. Please mail your donation to:
City of Boone
923 8th Street - PO Box 550
Boone, IA 50036
Donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Thank you for your support.
Crossing Guards - The City of Boone Police Department is seeking to hire substitute crossing guards. The position requires the selected person to be available both before and after school to assist school age children across busy intersections. Salary is $10.35 per hour. Apply at the Boone Police Dept, 525 Story St., 515-432-3456. firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser
Effective immediately the new pop can drop off for the Fireworks fund will now be at the Can Depot located at 927 10th St. It will be marked with two signs. YOU can NO longer drop cans off at the Police Station.
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. The area will be marked.
Thank you for your support.
The Boone Parks Department is seeking volunteers to adopt the neighborhood parks.
Adopt a Park Information
Neighborhood Park Watch Information
Boone City Parks Foundation annual membership form. If you would like to become a member of the "Friends of the Parks" please fill out the attached form and mail with your donation.
Foundation "Friends of the Parks" membership form