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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Family Storytime (Feb. 20)
  • Super Hero Training Academy (Feb. 20)
  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (Feb. 22), City Council (Feb. 23), Planning & Zoning Commission (Mar. 2)
  • Public Hearing for Proposed Budget (Feb. 23)

Coralville sign

Public Input Welcome for Sign Ordinance Update

Hear about proposed changes & give feedback

Tuesday, February 23 | 12:00-1:00 pm 

Coralville is reviewing and updating its sign ordinance. The ordinance regulates size, location, and setbacks for temporary and permanent signs, and sets minimum sign design, structural, and safety standards.
Learn about the proposed changes to the sign ordinance and provide input at a bring-your-own brown bag lunch meeting at West Bank in Coralville; drinks will be provided. All are welcome and attendance is free.
Learn more


Public Hearing for Proposed Budget

Opportunity for citizen input is part of budget process

Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 6:30 pm

Join us for a public hearing for the proposed budget for Coralville's Fiscal Year 2017 at the next City Council meeting. Attend the meeting at City Hall, watch live online or on Mediacom channel 5 / 118-8 digital, catch a rebroadcast, or stream the video later. Learn more

The proposed budget for the City's next fiscal year maintains the same property tax levy rate for the seventh consecutive year and includes increases to the sewer and solid waste rates.

Budget information is online, at City Hall, on Mediacom channel 5 / 118-8 digital, and in the spring Connection magazine (mailed to all Coralville addresses and available online). View budget information

Homebuyer Assistance Available

Program aids first-time homebuyers with down payment & repair funds

First-time homebuyers in Coralville may be eligible for down payment assistance and home repair funds.  The Homebuyer Assistance Program is administered by the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) in Cedar Rapids, with funding through the Iowa Finance Authority HOME Program and matching funds from the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County. Learn more

Community Gardens

Lettuce Plant, Dig, & Grow!

Registration opens for community gardens

Registration begins on February 27 for plots at the Coralville Community Gardens at 900 E. 10th Street.  
The gardens feature two plot sizes: 10’ x 30’ and 10’ x 15’ plots, as well as 8’ x 4’ accessible, raised beds adjacent to handicapped parking. Water spigots, mulch, a communal tool shed, and a garden waste disposal area are on site. Learn more

Wanted: Your Comments on Area Transportation Issues

Responses will help guide transportation improvements & investments

Johnson County residents are invited to take an online survey about area transportation. Responses will help shape the vision of the Future Forward 2045 Transportation Plan and help prioritize transportation funding for the greater community. Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny

February 18

Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company. An event for our youngest audience members! This staged adaptation brings an appreciation to stories that have delighted generations. Learn more

High School Musical

February 25-28

Presented by Regina High School. See jocks sing, nerds dance, and high school stereotypes refuse to stick to the status quo. Learn more


February 29

Presented by Combined Efforts and joined by community performers. This variety show is complete with host, musicians, comedy sketches, and dance. Learn more

90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

March 2

Presented by the Corridor Business Journal. It lasts just 90 minutes, but attendees will walk away with the collective knowledge of nine of the Corridor’s top executives. Learn more

What’s Happening at the Library

Stage on the Page Drama Discussion: Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Thursday, February 25 | 10:00 am

Written with humor, tenderness, and grit, this dark comedy is about a man trying to maintain control as the world unravels around him. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Learn more

Oscar Night at the Library

Sunday, February 28 | 7:00-10:00 pm

Walk the red carpet and watch the Academy Awards! Make your picks for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay, and win prizes. This program is for adults. Learn more

Leap Outside the Lines

Monday, February 29 (Leap Year Day) | 7:00–8:30 pm

Leap into the latest craze and join us for an adult coloring night! We’ll provide coloring sheets, supplies, and refreshments for a fun and relaxing evening! Learn more

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