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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Snow Season is Here

White snowflake on dark blue background.

Things to keep in mind when snow falls:

  • Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the public sidewalk within 24 hours of accumulation. 
  • The entire width of the sidewalk must be cleared down to the concrete. The property owner i...
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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Winter Fire Safety

Red fire hydrant partially buried in snow

In the time it takes to locate and shovel out a snow-buried hydrant, a minor fire can turn into a major one. 

Firefighters rely on residents to keep hydrants accessible throughout winter.

Keep the hydrant close to your property clear. Help out neig...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Johnson County's Soil Health Program

Green grass, white sky

Johnson County is again accepting applications for participation in the Soil Health Program. 

Homeowners can be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the cost ($2,000 maximum) for completing soil quality restoration, which involves deep-tine aeration and...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Yard Waste

Tied bundle of sticks

Residents may take yard waste to the compost facility at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center at no charge.

To have branches, leaves, and other plant material collected curbside on Tuesdays:

  • Use Johnson County Refuse yard waste bags, availab...
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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Pet Owner Responsibilities

black dog pawprints on green background

Whether you and your dog are walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, playing in a park, or in your own yard, be aware of your responsibilities as a pet owner.

Dogs may be everybody’s best friend, but dog waste is not. Clean up after your dog and properly dis...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Where are fireworks prohibited?

Fireworks graphic

The use of fireworks in University Heights is prohibited. Find more information in Ordinance No. 205.

The consumer use of fireworks is also illegal in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher, and unincorporated Johnson County.

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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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