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2018/2019 Snow and Ice Event News and Information
2018/2019 Snow and Ice Event News and Information
02/18/2019
Public Works crews will finish residential roads around 7 pm...
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Volunteers Needed for Annual Corridor Cleanup
Volunteers Needed for Annual Corridor Cleanup
02/16/2019
Help us beautify our gateways and protect our water resources...
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President's Day Solid Waste Collection
President's Day Solid Waste Collection
02/15/2019
Solid waste will be collected, the Compost Facility is closed...
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City observes Presidents Day
02/13/2019
Most City facilities closed but solid waste schedule is unchanged
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Crews Filling Potholes between Weather Systems
Crews Filling Potholes between Weather Systems
02/07/2019
To report a pothole, call or submit online...
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Apply now to Davenport U
02/01/2019
Deadline to apply is Feb. 22 for six-week program that kicks off March 25
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Mayor Frank Klipsch gives the State of the City address in 2018
Mayor shares state of city Feb. 25
02/01/2019
Speech will feature review of accomplishments and outline future goals
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Newly sworn in firefighters William Schorg, Jim Swanson and Matt Kindelsperger  with Chief Mike Carlsten, Fire Marshal Jim Morris, Assistant Chief Jim Bickford and Training Chief Robb Macdougall
DFD welcomes 3 new firefighters
01/28/2019
Firefighters William Schorg, Jim Swanson and Matt Kindelsperger on a night when Assistant Chief Jim Bickford was recognized as he nears retirement
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Weather changes budget meeting schedule
01/18/2019
Snow and wind are expected to make travel difficult for Saturday, so work session dates have been moved
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Meet DPD's new officers
01/08/2019
Eight new officers will be sworn in at Wednesday's City Council meeting
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Mayor Frank Klipsch, Police Chief Paul Sikorski stand at podium
Mayor wants collaboration for juvenile justice
12/20/2018
Report offers immediate steps to help lower juvenile crime, calls for collaboration and juvenile assessment center
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Veterans Memorial Parkway Extension
Veterans Memorial Parkway Extension
12/17/2018
Veterans Memorial Parkway opening delayed due to weather...
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Elm St and 13th St Bridges Remain Closed
Elm St and 13th St Bridges Remain Closed
12/17/2018
Both bridges are the property of Canadian Pacific Railway...
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Storm Sewer Installation on 4th St
Storm Sewer Installation on 4th St
11/21/2018
E 4th St between Iowa and LeClaire Streets will be reduced to...
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Construction of new I-74 Bridge
Construction of new I-74 Bridge
10/12/2018
Find construction updates, view webcam...
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Telegraph Rd Sewer and Pavement Improvement Project
Telegraph Rd Sewer and Pavement Improvement Project
10/11/2018
Project paused for the winter and the road re-opened on Fri Oct 12th...
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Sewer and Pavement Work River Dr and Federal
Sewer and Pavement Work River Dr and Federal
09/14/2018
River Dr re-opened, work will continue on Federal, north of River Dr through the fall...
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DPD welcomes 8 officers
08/22/2018
Mayor swears in new officers at City Council meeting
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Davenport is ranked 5th in small cities by AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps ranks City 5th
08/07/2018
Davenport in top five for second straight year for per capita number of AmeriCorps members
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Davenport named Great Place!
07/24/2018
Designation by Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs makes Main Street Landing eligible for grant funding
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Duck Creek South Interceptor Rehabilitation Project
Duck Creek South Interceptor Rehabilitation Project
06/21/2018
Beg Mon Jun 25th, southbound Division St will be reduced to one lane near the Duck Creek..
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Mayor Frank Klipsch
Community invited to summit
06/01/2018
Mayor Klipsch, Chief Sikorski are looking for positive participation in the Youth Community Action Summit
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Pirate cut-outs that are part of the summer theme of Pirates of Vander Veer
Ahoy for Pirates of Vander Veer
05/31/2018
It won't cost a buck to be a buccaneer as Davenport's botanical park takes on a pirate theme this summer
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Elm St Closed between Eastern and Mound
Elm St Closed between Eastern and Mound
05/30/2018
The Elm Street Bridge between Eastern and Jersey Ridge is closed - vehicle traffic prohibited...
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Police, Fire offer summer safety tips
05/25/2018
Protect yourself, your family and property with these useful ideas
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Combination of Davenport Police patch and badge
Mayor announces summit
05/21/2018
Reminds residents to lock cars as he announces one-day event focusing on juvenile crime in the community
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Officer Bobby Bytnar holds up the 2018 Respect for Law Award he received from the Davenport Optimist Club
Bytnar gets Respect for Law Award
05/18/2018
21-year veteran received the award from the Davenport Optimist Club
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City Hall cornerstone
City closings for memorial day
05/18/2018
Most city offices and services closed for the holiday
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LeClaire Park bandshell under a blue sky
Summer concert series announced
05/14/2018
Find plenty of summer family fun in LeClaire Park with the Music on the Levee series
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Smoldering remains of 726 W. 6th St. that was destroyed by fire on May 10, 2018
Fire destroys historic home
05/10/2018
House, dating back to the late 19th century was vacant at the time of the blaze
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Fire Chief finalists announced
04/25/2018
One internal candidate and two others to be available at open house April 30 as part of the interview process
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City Response
04/10/2018
City of Davenport Position Statement reference Lynn Washburn-Livingston Iowa Civil Rights Commission complaint.
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Parks make capital recommendations
04/05/2018
Credit Island gets boost along with Junior Theatre, Peterson Park, Vander Veer from $250,000
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Fire marshals prepare to record video promoting smoke alarm installation
Fire Marshals promote smoke alarms
03/26/2018
Quad-City fire officials want residents to take advantage of their departments' programs
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Law enforcement camp students learn about traffic enforcement with a radar gun
Law enforcement camp is June 11-15
03/02/2018
The week-long camp is for high school and college students interested in a career as a police officer
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Mayor Frank Klipsch gives the 2018 State of the City address
Mayor gives state of the city address
02/05/2018
Davenport is thriving, vibrant and strong as it enters 2018, Klipsch says
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Registration open for Davenport U
01/18/2018
The nine-week program is on Mondays starting March 26
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Fire marshal candidate list released
01/09/2018
Six named to list that will be submitted to Civil Service Commission for approval Wednesday
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DFD Engineer Rick Albert holds Owen Perry, who he helped deliver on Dec. 26, and Owen's family, parents Hillary and Casey Perry and brother Wyatt Perry.
Baby born at firehouse
01/08/2018
Station 8 firefighters return to station and deliver baby in rushed labor with no complications
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Map of proposed industrial park at Interstate 280 and West Locust Street
City looks at future developments
01/05/2018
City Council recently heard plans for industrial park at I-280/West Locust and mixed-use along north Elmore Avenue
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Davenport Police logo of combined badge and patch of the department.
DPD, state partner on tobacco compliance
01/02/2018
Police pledge through I-Pledge program with Iowa ABD to boost compliance rate in 2018
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A giant snowflake and two slightly smaller snowflakes have been installed at Vander Veer Botanical Park.
Snowflakes installed at Vander Veer
12/19/2017
Through a partnership with Davenport West High School welding students, the festively-lit park is even brighter
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City Hall cornerstone
City Closings for Christmas
12/18/2017
Most offices closed for holiday observance
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Davenport Police logo of combined badge and patch of the department.
County Attorney finds shooting justified
12/14/2017
Reasonable force used by DPD officers in Nov. 19 fatal shooting that involved "heroic" action
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Alderman Jason Gordon, At-large, receives a framed photo collage from Mayor Frank Klipsch during his last City Council meeting.
Council bids farewell to Ald. Jason Gordon
12/14/2017
After four terms, he decided not to run for re-election; JJ Condon takes his place when City Council reconvenes in January
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Socks line the fence that runs along the front of City Hall.
Staff provides socks, gloves
12/08/2017
Clothing articles are being placed on fences at City Hall for people in need; donations of items also being accepted
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Main Street Landing viewed from the Skybridge following concrete demolition
Council gets riverfront update
12/05/2017
Casino boat, barge are now gone so work can begin next spring on the first stage of the project, a flexible use space.
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Firefighters Jason Carrillo and Carter Oltman were targets for pies by Adams Elementary School students learning fire safety and prevention.
Students learn fire safety by pie
12/04/2017
DFD firefighters take pies to the face as way to teach fire safety to elementary school students
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Lt. Brian Lewis, Engineer Carrie Kimmel and Firefighter Ben Weinstein stand in front of wreaths hung on DFD's Central Station.
Wreaths hung at Central Fire
12/01/2017
The evergreen wreaths give the building, built in 1901, a festive air
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Promotional poster for Davenport Police Senior Light Tour
DPD light tour is Dec. 11
12/01/2017
Event has drawn more than 500 for this holiday ride-along
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DPD offers holiday shopping tips
11/28/2017
The crime prevention bureau wants to keep you and your package safe during the shopping season
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Firefighter practices a driving maneuver in a fire truck
DFD practices defensive driving
11/28/2017
Firefighters refresh their defensive driving skills annually on a six-station course
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Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch, East Moline Mayor Reggie Freeman and Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms, along with Davenport Aldermen Mike Matson and Jason Gordon talk about Hidden Heroes.
Cities proclaim Hidden Heroes
11/17/2017
Quad-Cities mayors
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A photo of westbound one-way West 4th Street
One-ways to two-ways discussed
11/15/2017
Downtown Davenport Partnership makes plea to council to convert 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic
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Davenport Police Department awards graphic for awards ceremony of Nov. 14, 2017
DPD gives out commendations
11/14/2017
16 officers received awards, while three promotions and three retirements also recognized
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Stacks of leather-bound books wait to go on sale by the Friends of the Davenport Public Library
Estate book sale starts Friday
11/13/2017
More than 1,000 books that include over-sized, and coffee table books on art and birds were received last month
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Mayor Frank Klipsch gets interviewed by Reuters News Service during a conference in Bonn, Germany
Mayor represents city in Germany
11/13/2017
He is attending a United Nations climate change conference as co-chair of Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative
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2017 Halloween Parade trophies ready to be handed out
Halloween parade winners announced
11/08/2017
City Council handed out 10 trophies to a dance troop, businesses, youth groups and Davenport Fire
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U.S. flag flies from a Davenport Fire Department ladder truck
Veterans Day parade and other observances
11/08/2017
Events on Friday and Saturday commemorate service of America's veterans
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Plaque showing Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Finance Department wins award
11/08/2017
Finance Department has won award for more than 20 straight years
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Davenport Police Officer Brandon Askew
New DPD officer swearing in
11/07/2017
Officer Brandon Askew joins PD from Rock Island County Sheriff's Department
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The color guard leads the Veterans Day parade
Veterans Day parade is Friday
11/06/2017
Celebrate our veterans when the event steps off at 10 a.m. from West 4th Street and Western Avenue
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U.S. flag flies from a Davenport Fire Department ladder truck
Veterans Day closings
11/06/2017
Many City offices closed Friday; library branches are open Friday, but closed Saturday
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View of Freight House from the south.
City seeks Freight House RFPs
11/03/2017
Open houses to see space are Nov. 9 and 14 with deadline for requests on Nov. 29
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Police recruitment graphic of officer with squad car stating "Be the light in the dark"
DPD seeks applicants
11/02/2017
Application period is open through Dec. 1 with four applicant workshops scheduled in November
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A view of Main Street Landing from the Skybridge
Riverfront demolition considered
11/01/2017
Council also has a $5.6 million budget amendment to fund police officers, fire truck and rail line work at transload facility
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DFD's ISO score improves
10/31/2017
Drop in score from 3 to 2 is expected to lower commercial property premiums when it goes into effect next year
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Davenport firefighter carrying a hose that is dripping water from the nozzle
Investigation into weekend fire continues
10/30/2017
A Davenport family is homeless following a weekend trailer fire.
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The engineer rides along with the Polar Express in the Halloween Parade.
Halloween parade fun
10/28/2017
The annual event stepped off in chilly weather but offered plenty of candy and spooky costumes
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Side view of black and white Davenport squad car
Davenport Police recover stolen vehicle: charge juveniles
10/27/2017
Davenport Police charge juveniles and recover stolen vehicle following crash
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Davenport firefighters watch over a manhole during confined space training at the Mark Frese Training Center.
DFD trains on confined spaces
10/27/2017
Firefighter trained on setting up elevated anchor points, a simulated sewer rescue and rope systems on an incline
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Quad-City River Bandits awards from Ballpark Digest for Best Charity/Event and Best ballpark improvement
River Bandits charity wins award
10/25/2017
Creation of Carousel Charitable Trust, donation to Genesis Health Services Foundation, addition of amusement rides honored
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Students and dignitaries get ready for a ribbon cutting at the J.B. Young Opportunity Center
JB Young has ribbon cutting
10/24/2017
Opportunity Center is home to several youth-focused agencies and programs as well as a foodbank
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Funeral for will be Wednesday for fire marshal who died suddenly last week
Hayman services set
10/15/2017
Funeral for will be Wednesday for fire marshal who died suddenly last week
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Side view of Davenport Fire Truck 1, with its 100 foot aerial ladder extended, next to 85 foot grain bin dryer in Walcott, IA, as crews extinguish various areas on fire.
DFD assists at scene of grain bin dryer fire.
10/10/2017
Davenport Fire crews assist at scene of Walcott grain bin dryer fire.
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Workers install new doors to the Adler Theatre.
Adler to get new marquee
10/09/2017
City Council will vote on $334,850 bid Wednesday that also includes a blade sign
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NWS staff work at their computers during an open house to show off their new building.
NWS shows off new building
10/09/2017
Weather Service recently grew out of its former location
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Fireworks hours to be narrowed
10/09/2017
Use limited to July 3-4 and Dec. 31 under proposed changes
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A composite of firefighters Collin Boldt, Corrine Israel, Ben Nagle and Nickolas Ulloa being sworn in by Mayor Pro Tem Jason Gordon
DFD SWEARS IN FIREFIGHTERS
09/14/2017
The City Council welcomed four new firefighters
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