News and Announcements
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. firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
Hotel/ Motel Grant Applications - The Boone City Council allocates special hotel/motel tax funds to Boone County facilities or services in the areas of recreation, convention, culture, entertainment and economic development. Application forms are available below . They may also be requested in the Administration Office at City Hall, 923 Eighth Street. Agencies interested in consideration should note that the application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Presentations to City Council will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The City of Boone Ordinance covering this tax can be viewed at www.boonegov.com/Code.htm , Chapter 124.
Application - Word Format
Application - PDF Format
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.
2013 Consumer Confidence Report - 2012 Water Quality Report
The Boone Parks Department is seeking volunteers to adopt the neighborhood parks.
Adopt a Park Information
Neighborhood Park Watch Information
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
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.
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
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.
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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