Please contact the Forestry Division at (319) 286-5802.
Starting in 2009, no leaves will be allowed to be put into the street at any time.
Street light bulbs within the City burn out once they meet their maximum life cycle. A majority of the street lights throughout the City are maintained by utility companies. If you see a street light outage, please notify the City so a notification may be sent to the appropriate utility company. The bulb is usually replaced within a couple weeks, depending on the utility company's workloads. To report a street light outage, call Traffic Engineering at (319) 286-5802 or call Alliant Energy directly at (319) 398-4406.
Iowa State Code 364.12 places the responsibility to repair Portland cement concrete sidewalks along the frontages of public streets on the adjacent property owner. Sidewalk repair, whether it is voluntarily executed or done in response to a City of Cedar Rapids mandate, shall be eligible for City reimbursement according to the policy below (voluntary repairs should be pre-approved):
There are two different methods used for dust control. One is an application of Magnesium Chloride applied by a chemical spray truck. However this is a short term solution, as repeated rains will degrade the product over time. The preferred method is seal coating, at a cost of $5.00 per linear foot, the alley will be scarified, a base stabilization process added, laid back out, compacted, then followed up with a seal coat of emulsion road oil and oil coated rock chips. This procedure also comes with a one-year warranty; if the seal coat fails it will be replaced at no cost. Alley oiling petitions can be picked up at Public Works located at 500 15th Avenue SW.
Call Public Works at (319) 286-5802. We will assess the situation and if the situation warrants abatement, the property owner will be sent a notice. If the owner has not mowed after 5 days, a mowing contractor will cut the tall grass and weeds. The property owner will be assessed the cost. Roadway mowing adjacent to City streets is maintained by the Street Program on a regular schedule throughout the Summer months.
Call Public Works at (319) 286-5802. We are performing general maintenance on your street such as crack sealing, mud–jacking, concrete replacement, etc. If a private contractor is doing work, we can let you know what is being done.