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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Gameday Activities 2020

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At the August 11 regular council meeting, Council will discuss gameday activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and announcements by the University of Iowa and the City of Iowa City. 

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

University Heights COVID-19 Prevention Initiative

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Because it is critically important to protect residents, visitors, students, and employees in the City of University Heights from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Louise From issued the COVID-19 Prevention Initiative Proclamation on July 28, 2020.


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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Trees and Plantings by Streets and Sidewalks

Black, white, and green graphic with tree and shrub next to sidewalk and street.

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: June 16, 2020

Farmers Market on Melrose

Farmers Market

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM, 1360 Melrose (the former University Club parking lot)

The walk-through Farmers Market will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Vendors will be spaced 6 feet apart, and hand sanitizer will be available. 

Everyone is encouraged...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Solar Purchasing Program

Solarize Johnson County

Solarize Johnson County is a group purchasing program for residential solar offered through a partnership of Johnson County, University Heights, eight other cities in the county, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. 

Homeowners may partic...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Comprehensive Plan Update

University Heights Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Revised 06/26/2020

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update is another step forward in the process of updating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. This process always includes opportunities for the public to share opinions and comments to shape the plan.

You may email comments to...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources


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 phone meetings with the Johnson County Emergency Management Commission Team. The team...

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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: April 4, 2020

University Heights Police Department (UHPD)

Graphics on side of black police car that read Police, University Heights.

The UHPD has temporarily changed the way in which it conducts routine interactions, but remains at the ready. Learn more about the UHPD on the Police Department page, and find officers in the Police Department directory.

Message from Chief Troy Kelsay:


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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Swisher Woods

Green trees in Swisher Woods

Find out about the University Heights woodland, including cleanup and trail marking by community volunteers.

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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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Posted on: July 31, 2019

University Heights History

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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