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NLPD and Colony Pumpkin Patch partner for a future furry officer

North Liberty loves its dogs, and the North Liberty Police Department is no different. The department believes a future canine unit could be a big asset to the community by helping human officers with searches, apprehension and tracking. But starting a K9 program isn’t cheap — initial costs run $75,000 or more. That’s where Dean and […]

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Bring your video skills to our communications team

The city’s communications department is looking for a new member (technically a full-time “communications specialist”). This position is responsible for the city’s video production, including live public meeting coverage, social media, public events and service announcements, and scheduling as well as other communications functions. Good candidates are creative self-starters with a passion for the community, […]

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Splash pad opens in Penn Meadows Park

Just in time for the dog days of summer, North Liberty’s first splash pad opens Thursday, Aug. 4. Located on the north side of Penn Meadows Park, 170 N Dubuque St., the splash pad offers a baseball-themed spray feature as well as in-ground jets, a durable, grippy surface and limestone seating at the parameter. The splash pad will be open from 9 a.m. […]

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Get ready to splash into late summer

Construction of the long-awaited splash pad at Penn Meadows Park is scheduled to start on July 5, with final completion of the project scheduled for Aug. 12. Included in plans for the splash pad are a baseball-themed water-spray feature (depicted in the photo at left alongside other features not included in the plans) and flush-mounted water […]

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North Liberty launches the state’s largest soil quality restoration grant program

Last month, the City of North Liberty launched what we believe is the largest soil quality restoration program in the state: $300,000 for grants up to $1,500 per household. Soil quality restoration involves deep-tine aeration of lawns, which then are covered with compost. The process returns nutrients to the soil, builds topsoil and helps soil […]

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NLPD attends Crisis Intervention Training

Last month Sgt. Olson and Officer Regenwether of the NLPD traveled to Texas for a week long Crisis Intervention Training session with the San Antonio Police Department. Crisis Intervention Training was developed to help police officers react appropriately to situations involving mental illness, drug psychosis or developmental disability. Sgt. Olson takes us through the different aspects […]

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Goats on the Go visits Penn Elementary

  In March the Iowa City School District signed a contract with Goats on the Go to handle some of their underbrush problems around Penn Elementary’s playground. Goats on the Go is an Ames-based targeted grazing company used to combat troublesome weeds, brush and other invasive plant species without the use of herbicides. The goats cleared […]

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Goats on the Go come to North Liberty

Per the Iowa City Community School District, Penn Elementary will be cleared of weeds and underbrush by some goats starting this weekend. The release from the school district: The Iowa City Community School District has contracted with a company called Goats on the Go to provide an alternate method of clearing weeds and underbrush on school […]

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Flying kites for child abuse prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and to raise awareness, the Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children hosted their annual Kites for Kids festival at North Central last Saturday. The event provides free kites to families and encourages efforts that promote community responsibility for the safety and well-being of children throughout Johnson County.

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Muddy Creek Cleanup: Less trash, still lots of mud

North Liberty Boy Scouts, city staff, and elected officials came out to Muddy Creek last weekend in observance of this year’s Keep America Beautiful day. Keep America Beautiful leads efforts to end littering in America, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities. Volunteers were able haul away two ton-truck loads of trash from Muddy Creek in less than two […]

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