Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.
Major construction on the Chandler Street loop is completed, including placement of roadway and driveway pavements. Since current temperatures exceed recommended limits for placing sod, disturbed areas behind the new curb lines have purposely been left low to reduce erosion onto the new pavements. The City will monitor the project area until finish grading and sod placement can start, typically mid-to-late August. If erosion becomes a problem, temporary erosion control measures will be placed where needed.
Remaining work includes restoring landscape features at a few driveways and installation of traffic signs.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the project team.
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The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is currently drafting the next iteration of their strategic plan, which will help guide the growth and focus of the fire department for the next five years. Part of the process is to engage the community in this endeavor. Please take two minutes of your day to complete the following survey via the link/button below.
CANA June 2022 Meeting Minutes | Call to Order: 7:03pm
Attendance: Nicole Schroeder, George Heeren, Amy Hall-Haney, Lt. Welsh, Chief Smith, Annette Lorenz, Rose Heetland, Henrietta Mueller, Kristina Roth-Klinck, Denise Klemp, Jeff Wozencraft, Sue Graham, Ashley Vanorny
Meeting adjourned at 8:14pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, July 18th, 2022 at 7:00pm
Report from Lt. Welsh with CRPD regarding questions from 6/20 meeting:
During an emergency, the City of Cedar Rapids uses the Incident Command System, which is a standardized approach to command, control, and coordination used by public agencies to manage emergencies. Following an emergency, an after-action review is important to identify opportunities for improvements in future emergency situations. Everybody can prepare for emergencies by having resources and plans ready to go when the next disaster strikes.
As we acknowledge the anniversary of the Flood of 2008, the City of Cedar Rapids asks neighbors to review flood safety information.
"Water main and water service replacement on the Chandler Street SW loop resumed in May and is now completed. The contractors are now removing the old pavement. Weather permitting, this work, plus subdrain installation and placing the crushed rock subbase is expected to be completed this week, followed early next week by full-width pavement placement for the remaining Chandler Street loop. After all roadway pavement is in, driveways will be replaced where they have been removed for project construction. If the weather cooperates, the contractors hope to have all roadway and driveway pavement completed by the Independence Day holiday.
After new pavement and driveways are completed, pavement edges will be backfilled and black dirt topsoil placed, leaving it low for sod. Due to specified temperature restrictions, sod cannot be placed between mid-June and mid-August. Temporary erosion control will be placed, as needed. until sodding can resume this coming Fall.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our project team."
Cedar Rapids Central Church of Christ, Cleveland Area Neighborhood Association - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Safe Kids Linn County are proud to host the 3rd Annual Community Safety & Wellness Fair on Saturday, July 16th at Cleveland Park in Cedar Rapids. This year’s fair will run from 10am to 1pm for families in Linn County.
Admission is FREE. No pre-registration or tickets required. Registration will be at the welcome tents at the event.
Children and families will have the opportunity to check out safety stations with information on pedestrian and bicycle safety, poison and drug safety, fire safety, and a variety of local agencies providing community resources, including Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Central Furniture Rescue, Willis Dady, and more. There will be yard games, crafts, and other fun activities for families to participate in.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to enter to win a car seat, bicycle helmets, gift cards, and other special prizes. Special guests at the fair will include some of our local mascot friends - and a few other surprise guests!
The Cleveland Area Neighborhood Association welcomes families to enjoy the new playground at Cleveland Park and to join us for a picnic lunch fundraiser. Lunch will be served for the duration of the event (10am to 1pm) and will be totally free this year, thanks to HyVee Johnson Ave and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's! Donations are also welcome and will go back to the association to continue to produce free community events in the neighborhood.
For more information, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When is the event? Where is the event?
A: The fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th from 10am to 1pm at Cleveland Park.
Q: How much does it cost? Who can attend?
A: Event admission is free! Registration will be at the event at the welcome table. Children and families of all ages are welcome.
Q: Is there food?
A: There is a picnic lunch available for FREE, thanks to HyVee Johnson Ave and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's. Lunch includes hot dog, chips, cookie, and bottle water.
Q: Are there bathrooms?
A: Yes, Cleveland Park has a pavilion with restrooms.
Q: What happens if there is bad weather?
A: The fair will be held in the event of good weather or even in slight rain. If there is a risk of severe weather, the fair will be cancelled. It will not be rescheduled in 2022.
Q: How do I enter to win the prizes?
A: To enter to win the prizes, you’ll be asked to submit your “Event Passport” completed with your name and contact information after visiting all of the booths. When you arrive, stop by the registration table to pick up your Event Passport. With the Event Passport, you will need to stop at each booth and get a signature or sticker from a booth representative.
Q: Who is eligible to win the prizes?
A: Prizes will be given away at 12:30pm. You must be present to win.
Q: What organizations will be represented at the fair?
A: Organizations will include, but are not limited to, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Willis Dady, and Central Furniture Rescue. More will be annouced at a late date.
Q: What activities are there?
A: There will be booths with kids’ activities and information for families, yard games, and crafts….PLUS the new Cleveland Park playground and splash pad.
Q: Who do I contact with questions?
A: Feel free to contact email@example.com and your question will be directed to the best event volunteer.
In accordance with recently amended State code, firework sales must be permitted within Cedar Rapids City limits starting June 1. However, the use of fireworks within Cedar Rapids city limits remains strictly prohibited. Fireworks can be a fire hazard, cause injuries, and are a noise disturbance. Please consider your neighbors, veterans, pets, and City code and do not discharge fireworks in Cedar Rapids.
Illegal use of fireworks requires a court appearance and a fine of up to $855. To report illegal use of fireworks, please contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491.
CANA May 2022 Meeting Minutes | Call to Order: 7:06pm
Attendance: Lt. Welsh, Chief Smith, George Heeren, Nicole Schroeder, Amy Hall-Haney, Marlene Hunt, Jackie Maclaren, Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Denise Klemp
Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, June 20th, 2022 at 7:00pm
UPDATE ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FROM JEFF WOZENCRAFT/CITY OF CR 5/17/22:
Here's a link to the 8th Ave SW project
Here's a link to the downtown projects around the river.
Below are some images on the work being done on 1st ave related to the Ellis/6th St SW connection and here's the virtual presentation.
The roundabouts we would be at E and F avenues (NW) along Ellis Blvd.
5th St W and 1st Avenue intersection below. The 5th Street stop light will be replaced with a pedestrian signal and folks coming along 5th St will be limited to right in/right out, pushing through traffic to the new Ellis and 6th St connection.
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