The Coralville BEAT: Your Source for City News and Information

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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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 at the Library (May 30)
  • Coralville Farmers’ Market (June 1)
  • Meetings: Planning & Zoning Commission (June 3), Library Board of Trustees (June 3), Arts Commission (June 9), City Council (June 9)
  • Coralville Veterans' Memorial Benefit (June 4)
  • Dr. Jerry Arganbright Day (June 5)
  • Junior Golf Clinic (June 9-11)

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Construction News

12th Avenue & Holiday Road Construction Begins June 3

New Mini-Roundabout Will Reduce Delays at Intersection

The 12th Avenue / Holiday Road intersection will be closed to traffic from June 3 until early July while the intersection is converted from a four-way stop to a mini-roundabout. When complete, traffic backups at the intersection will be reduced during peak driving times. Detours will be signed, and a pedestrian route will be maintained on the Holiday Road bridge over the CRANDIC Railroad.  Learn more 

Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford

Chief Bedford Named Law Enforcement Executive of the Year

Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford has been recognized by the Iowa Police Chiefs Association as Law Enforcement Executive of the Year.  The award honors Chief Bedford’s outstanding and extraordinary service to the criminal justice system and the law enforcement profession, and his commitment and dedication above and beyond normal professional duties.  Learn more

Coralville Community Aquatic Center

Make a Splash!

Aquatic Center Opens for Season on May 30

Grab a towel, put on a swimsuit, and spray on some sunscreen. The Coralville Community Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 30!  Learn more

Mayor Lundell and Dr. Jerry Arganbright

Mayor Proclaims June 5 "Dr. Jerry Arganbright Day"

Citizens Invited to Recognize the Retiring Principal's Dedication to the Community

June 5 has been proclaimed “Dr. Jerry Arganbright Day” in recognition of Dr. Jerry Arganbright’s service to the Iowa City Community School District and the City of Coralville. Dr. Arganbright is retiring in June after 31 years as principal at West High School.

Deadline Approaches for 4thFest Parade Entries & Vendor Applications

Is your organization or business planning to march in the 4th of July parade or be a vendor at 4thFest?  A few days remain to register to march in the 4thFest parade, or to apply to be a vendor at the 4thFest festivities! Learn more

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Special RAGBRAI Rules in Effect on July 24 & 25

As recommended by RAGBRAI, the City of Coralville has adopted an ordinance regulating outdoor entertainment and vending for July 24 and 25, 2015, to help create and maintain a fun and safe environment for riders, visitors, and the community.  

This ordinance requires that any food or non-food vendor obtain a permit from the RAGBRAI Committee. Businesses that normally sell food, beverages, and non-food items are exempt from this requirement if they are serving or selling within their regular operating premises.  

If you are considering any type of merchandise sale, food sale, or outdoor event during RAGBRAI in Coralville, please contact Chief Barry Bedford at the Police Department at 319.248.1800 for more information on permitting. Detailed information will be available at

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Over the next two weeks, the stage at the Center features nine shows by emerging young artists, and a toe-tapping performance by what has been called “the most sought after big band in the world!” 

  • Nolte’s Red Carpet Awards (May 28-31)
  • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra (June 11)

Learn more

Storybook Characters to Appear at Sounds of Summer

Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:00 pm  •  North Ridge Park

The first Sounds of Summer event of the year is tonight at North Ridge Park with good music, food, and fun!  Enjoy music by Kevin “B.F” Burt and Big Medicine, stay for activities, pack a picnic or grab a bite from a food vendor, and soak up an early summer evening.

Storybook characters will be there for the young (and young at heart) to help celebrate the Library's 50th anniversary and kick off the Summer Reading Program! Learn more

What's Happening at the Library

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

There is still time to register for the Library's summer reading programs, which are full of events and at-home participation throughout the summer!  Learn more 

Every Hero Has a Story with the Coralville Fire & Police Departments

Wednesday, June 3, 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us for a special family night featuring local heroes from the Coralville Fire and Police Departments. We will share stories, learn about our guests’ jobs, and see some of the gear that they use. After the program, we will go next door to view a fire engine and police car. Learn more

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