News and Announcements
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
3/28/2014 City Wide Clean-Up June 2014
Attach you will find information about the up coming clean-up in June of 2014 and the appliance drop off.
City Wide Clean-Up
Appliance Drop off Information
3/21/2014 The City of Boone Fire Department is currently seeking bids for a remodel of the fire department kitchen. Please see bid specifications packet for complete information. For questions contact Fire Chief Justin Adams at 432-3436 or email@example.com
3/13/14 Boone Fire Citizen's Fire Academy
The Boone Fire Department will be hosting a Citizen's Fire Academy to give citizens of Boone the opportunity to learn more about how the Fire Department operates and the services they offer. Classes will be held on Thursday nights from April 24th through May 29th with Graduation on May 31st. The Academy is intended to provide information about the Fire Department and not intended to train citizens to be Firefighters. More information can be found in the links below. Applications need to be returned to the Fire Department by noon on April 4th.
Boone Fire CFA Information
Boone Fire CFA Application
HUMAN SERVICE GRANTS
The city of Boone Human Services Committee, which allocates special Local Option Sales Tax funds to Boone County human service agencies for the Boone City Council, now has special application forms available online. Applications may also be requested in the Utility Billing Office at City Hall, 923 Eighth Street, or by calling 515-432-4211 ext 1. Agencies interested should note that the application deadline is 5:00 p.m., April 11, 2014. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. The City of Boone Ordinance covering the Human Services Committee can be viewed at www.boonegov.com/Code.htm , Chapter 28.
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.
BOONE CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY 2014
The annual Citizen Police Academy sponsored by the Boone Police Department starts on February 20th, 2014. The classes will be held on Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm from Feb. 20th to April 17th, 2014. 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 HERE OR EMAIL CHIEF SKARE AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 4PM Friday February 7th, 2014.
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
Attn: Public Works
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. email@example.com 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.
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The Boone Parks Department is seeking volunteers to adopt the neighborhood parks.
Adopt a Park Information
Neighborhood Park Watch Information
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