February 10, 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 2014 are as follows:
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)
November 26, 2013
The City of Waterloo Animal Control Services would like to inform residents that the trapping of any domestic or wild animals within the City Limits of Waterloo should immediately cease due to cold temperatures. Trapping may resume in the spring at which time the public will be notified.
Warnings and/or citations will be issued for cruelty if animals are reported and found in traps.
Questions or concerns about this or other property maintenance issues, please contact the City of Waterloo Animal Control Department at 291-4440.
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.
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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.
April 11, 2013
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES WATERLOO 2012 TREE CITY USA
Waterloo was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 29th year Waterloo has earned the national designation.
Waterloo achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Waterloo make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at: arborday.org/treecityusa
January 4, 2013
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January 3, 2013
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.