Posted On January 8, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR CITIZEN INPUT ON THE WATERLOO CONSOLIDATED PLAN

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa. Public input will be considered in preparing the City of Waterloo’s FY2016 Consolidated Plan. The plan will be developed to address the housing and community development needs of Waterloo. The local priority is for projects which are housing related. Designated target areas will be given preference for the federal funds.

Contact Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director at (319) 291-4429 for further information on the use of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds. The Community Development Board office is located in Carnegie Annex, 620 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703.

Posted On January 5, 2015

A Snow Emergency has been declared by the City of Waterloo until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6th. Snow routes are in effect for this period of time. Residents are encouraged to move cars off streets to allow snow removal crews to clear city streets. The 48-hour parking violation will be enforced.

Citizens are reminded that trucks spread salt and sand. Please maintain a safe distance (50 feet) back from snowplows. Please be courteous and allow our crews to do their work safely.

Posted On December 29, 2014

The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Available Exam Dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015
Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE EXAM ONE (1) WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAM DATE AND SUBMIT THE $50 EXAM FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Residential Contractor Exam Resources
Procedure for Licensed Residential Contractor (pdf) | Residential Testing Requirements and Application (pdf)

Posted On December 18, 2015

Check out 2015's yardwaste & recycle schedule

Posted On July 15, 2014

Landlord Rental Information

Posted On May 29, 2014

The City is serious about getting rid of graffiti. Please report graffiti as soon as you see it. The sooner we are able to respond and remove graffiti, the more our community will send a message that we will not tolerate graffiti in our City.
Graffiti complaint number 319-291-3820.

Posted On January 2, 2014

Check out 2014's yardwaste & recycle schedule

Posted On October 21, 2013

The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has awarded the City of Waterloo additional funding to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in the homes of eligible Waterloo residents. This program is administered through the Community Development office in conjunction with the single-family, owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Currently, the City of Waterloo is accepting calls from homeowners who may be eligible for assistance. If you believe lead-based paint could be a hazard to your family, you are encouraged to apply for assistance.

Qualifications include:

  • the home must be located within the city limits of Waterloo
  • dwelling must be owner-occupied, and built before 1978
  • there must be children living in the home, age five years or younger, and
  • owner/occupants must meet income eligibility requirements listed below

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MONTHLY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
1 $2,937.50 $35,250.00
2 $3,354.17 $40,250.00
3 $3,775.00 $45,300.00
4 $4,191.67 $50,300.00
5 $4,529.17 $54,350.00
6 $4,862.50 $58,350.00
7 $5,200.00 $62,400.00
8 $5,533.33 $66,400.00
9 $5,693.33 $68,320.00
10 $6,018.67 $72,224.00

Please contact the Waterloo Community Development office at 291-4429 if you are concerned with lead-hazards in your home. Staff will be available to review your qualifications and determine whether your name can be placed on the waiting list for assistance.