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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources

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We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Management Agency Commission Vice Chair Mayor Louise From and Police Chief Troy Kelsay participate in daily phone meetings with the Johnson County Emergency Management Commission Team. Th...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19 and our Community

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These are unpredictable and worrisome times, but together we will get through this. We are fortunate to live in Johnson County, where we have an active, well-prepared Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The director, Dave Wilson, was the first in the State...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Leaf Vacuuming is Coming Up

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Spring leaf vacuuming will begin April 8, 2020, weather permitting.

  • Do not rake leaves into the street or gutter. 
  • Only leaves no branches, sticks, or other yard waste.
  • Make good-sized piles on the grassy right-of-way close to t...
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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Trash/Recycling & COVID-19

Trash/Recycling & COVID-19

Do your part to keep Johnson County Refuse curbside collection employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City urges residents to restrict items that workers must handle directly. Our wheeled trash and recycle carts are lifted by the truck without em...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Temporary Traffic Control (April 1-27)

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Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, traffic lanes will be shifted on Melrose Avenue near the Olive Court intersection and access to Olive Court will be closed. Two way traffic on Melrose Avenue will be maintained.

This temporary traf...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Comprehensive Plan Update Draft

University Heights Comprehensive Plan Update Draft 03/10/2020

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update is another step forward in the process of updating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. 

A comprehensive plan establishes a broad vision and guiding principles for a community, including goals and strategies rela...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

University Heights Police Department (UHPD)

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An officer is always available in University Heights, but many not be inside the Police Department. If the south (Melrose-side) door is locked and no one is visible inside, call 319-356-6800 and request to have an officer meet you at the Police Department...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Snow Removal

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Some things to keep in mind when snow is in the forecast:

  • Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the public sidewalk next to the street within 24 hours of accumulation. The entire width of the sidewalk must be cleared down to the co...
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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Trees and Plantings by Streets and Sidewalks

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Owners of private property are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of the parking (also known as the parkway — the area between the street and the property line) adjoining their property. Trees and plantings should be trimmed to allo...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Swisher Tract

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The Swisher Tract is the newest green space in University Heights.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Year 84 for University Heights

Lee Koser's Golfview Avenue house in 1929, shortly after it was built.

The driving force behind the creation of University Heights was Lee Koser, a realtor who worked with his brother George as the Koser Brothers. 

Lee Koser resided in two houses that he built in University Heights. He lived in the house at 100 Koser...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Urban Forest Information

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Learn more about the urban forest in University Heights.

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