Hawkeye Drive will be reduced to one lane traffic in several locations south of Kacena Drive beginning Tuesday, September 9, 2014. This repair work will continue for approximately three weeks.

It is advised that you find an alternate route to avoid delays.

If you have questions in regards to this road closure, please contact the City Engineer at (319) 393-1515.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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2014_city_week_graphic_400Hiawatha Celebrates City Week Iowa


Attention Hiawatha residents and members of the Hiawatha business community: We need you to help celebrate City Week Iowa Oct. 6-10, 2014. City government is the government closest to most citizens and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents. With that in mind, municipal officials feel a responsibility to pass along their understanding of public services and their benefits.

The City of Hiawatha believes that through this event, Hiawatha has a timely opportunity to help Iowa's residents become more informed about the services of our city governments which, in turn, will lead to more knowledgeable citizens participation in the future.

Events planned for the week include: Open House at the Hiawatha Community Center where residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what's going on with the City Departments, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.; City Volunteer Awards and Recognition at the Hiawatha Community Center, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. This event sopnsored by Cedar Rapids and Marion HyVee Foodstores & Drugstores and Walmart.


Cities across Iowa will be celebrating City Week, sponsored by the Iowa League of Cities, to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. "City week is part of an ongoing effort to help promote good government and to help our members showcase the important role cities play in the lives of Iowans," said League Executive Director Alan Kemp.

The Iowa League of Cities is the oldest, continuously operating municipal league in the country.  Founded in 1898, the League is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for issues affecting cities throughout Iowa. The League provides wide-ranging services for cities including research, work-shops, reports, publications, pooled investments, and risk management. Hiawatha is a member of the Iowa League of Cities.

Hiawatha Fun Facts

The City Departments have submitted some fun facts to tease your brain. Try your luck at the following fun facts and bring your answers to the Open House on October 8, 2014. A prize will be given for the most correct answers.

1 How many rolls of toilet paper did the Library use last year?
2 How many items did the Library circulate in 2013?
3 How many tons of salt and sand does Hiawatha use during snow plow operations?
4 Where does Hiawatha sewer go?
5 How many catch basins does Hiawatha have?
6 How many volunteer coaches help with our youth soccer and blastball programs each summer?
7 How many pills were dropped off in the Hiawatha Police Department's drug drop box between January 1, 2014 and August 15, 2014?
8 How many gallons of water is used to make one hamburger?
9 What were the first water pipes in the United States made from?
10 What was the first recorded building code?
11 How many bathtubs can the Fire Department's hook and ladder truck fill in one minute?
12 How many total years of service has Tom Theis served on City Council and as Mayor?

Women's Auxiliary Food/Clothing Drive

The Hiawatha Women's Auxiliary Chapter 735 will be holding a food and winter clothing/boot drive on November 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The drive will be held at the American Legion Post 735 located at 207 Robins Road in Hiawatha.

Please help out the Women's Auxiliary by donating your men's gently used winter clothing/boots and non-perishable food items. All donations to go to the local Veteran's Outreach Center.


Press Release: Hawkeye Drive Construction
Women's Auxiliary Food/Clothing Drive
Bucking the trend: Creating a vibrant town center
Notice to Water Customers
Hiawatha Water Quality Report Available Online
Linn County Housing Rehabilitation Program
Fire and Police Special Events Policy and Fee Schedule
Mayor's Annual Report
Splash a Smile!!!
City Hall Closed - Holiday Schedule
SEPTEMBER 21 - Farmers Market
SEPTEMBER 24 - Advanced Adult Volleyball League Session 3
SEPTEMBER 28 - Farmers Market
OCTOBER 01 - Advanced Adult Volleyball League Session 3
OCTOBER 05 - Farmers Market
OCTOBER 10 - Kids Movie Night
OCTOBER 12 - Farmers Market
OCTOBER 18 - 2014 Playing for Keeps
OCTOBER 19 - Farmers Market
OCTOBER 26 - FINAL Farmers Market