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Posted on: April 17, 2018

DOT Awards Grant to Pave Street in Development Area

Commercial Development Area RISE Grant

A street in Sioux Center’s commercial park will be paved with help from a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The DOT awarded a $257,000 RISE (Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy) grant to help extend 16th Street Northeast 720...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Staff Meets with DOT on Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 traffic

Members of the Iowa Department of Transportation commission visited Sioux Center this week to take an in-person look at the condition and congestion on Highway 75.

Their tour was part of a visit to northwest Iowa, including a commission meeting in Orange C...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Five Percent Water Rate Increase Approved

Water Project

Water rates are increasing by 5 percent in Sioux Center to help pay for growth and improvement of the community’s water system.

All water users will see the 5 percent increase in their water rates starting in June. Water bills are made up of a mo...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Outdoor Aquatic Center Project is Approved

Outdoor Aquatic Center Expansion Project

Breaking ground for Sioux Center’s new outdoor aquatic center is just a few months away.

This week, the City Council approved a construction bid for the expanded outdoor water play area, which will include a lazy river, a variety of water slides,...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Cost Savings Sought on Aquatic Center Project

Council visits outdoor pool in 2017

Sioux Center’s City Council is continuing discussion about a bid to build the new outdoor aquatic center enhancements at the All Seasons Center.

The council held a public hearing Thursday after a bid opening for the project, which is designed to ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

New Arts Director Brings Experience, Passion for Arts

Arts Director Suzanne Doubet-Schuld

Bringing leadership and creative experience, Suzanne Doubet-Schuld has begun her role as the new Sioux Center Arts Director.

As director, Suzie will organize the Sioux Center Arts events and programs, provide educational arts opportunities, and collaborate...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Fresh Paint Planned for North Water Tower

North water tower

Sioux Center’s north water tower will likely get a fresh coat of new paint this year.

This past week, the Sioux Center City Council held a public hearing on bids for the project, which includes painting the exterior and spot painting the interior...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Water Rate Increase Considered as Community Grows

Water Project

As Sioux Center continues to grow, the community’s water system must also grow and be improved to best serve local residents, businesses and industries.

Recent upgrades and planned improvements are factors in a proposed water rate increase this summer. The...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Council Approves Lower Property Tax Rate

The City of Sioux Center property tax rate will be dropping by about 2.2 percent.

The Sioux Center City Council approved the lower tax levy rate, $11.54 per taxable $1,000, as part of approving the 2018-19 city budget this week. Last year, the rate was $11...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Construction Begins on New Wastewater Plant

 Construction work at new wastewater plant site.

Earth is moving and cement is being poured as construction begins on the community’s new wastewater plant.

“They’ve started on the operations building and the clarifiers. There is a lot of excavation to do, and they’...

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Posted on: February 24, 2018

Utility Meter Upgrade Planned for Sioux Center

utility meter

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities is planning to upgrade the community’s utility meters and electric load control system.

This proposal includes updating utility customer’s meters with advanced meters designed to improve reliability for customers and effici...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Fifty New Lots Approved Along Golf Course

10 green of The Ridge Golf Course

Fifty new residential lots are opening up along the southeast side of The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

The Sioux Center City Council approved the final plat of the new residential addition, which includes 50 lots on about 25 acres, with lots ranging ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

New Shelter House, More in the Future for Children’s Park

Updates are planned for Children’s Park to improve accessibility and use.

“Using public input from the parks master planning process last summer, we are working toward using the space at Children’s Park better for everyone,” said Sioux Center Parks Directo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Council Considers Lower Property Tax Levy Rate

The Sioux Center City Council is considering decreasing the property tax levy rate by 2.2 percent for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The city’s tax rate continues to be among the lowest of non-metro communities of similar size in Iowa.

In the proposed ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Improvements Included in Utility Budgets

North water tower

The Sioux Center City Council looked ahead at several capital projects for the community during a review of the city’s proposed enterprise funds’ budget for 2018-19. 

The enterprise funds include the city water, wastewater, ele...

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Sioux Center Field Chosen Baseball Field of the Year

Baseball Field of the Year 2017

Sioux Center’s baseball field at Open Space Park was chosen as the 2017 Iowa Baseball Field of the Year.

The award recognizes excellence in turf management and honors the turf manager and staff’s efforts in leading the sports turf indus...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Trail Council Plans New Connections

Sharrow bicycle marking

Sioux Center’s recreation trail system now stretches 7 miles – but planners say they have ideas that could eventually double that length.

During this past week’s City Council meeting, members of the Sioux Center Trails Council...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Aquatic Center Design Moves Foreward

Aquatic Center design sketch

Construction could begin this summer on the expanded outdoor aquatic center in Sioux Center, which will offer water play features like a lazy river, a variety of water slides, a climbing wall and a zip line.

At this week’s Sioux Center City Counc...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Natural Gas Prices Impacted by National Weather Conditions

natural gas

Although we have enjoyed favorable winter natural gas prices for some time, wholesale natural gas prices have increased recently. Prices were driven up by heavy natural gas usage during cold conditions nationally and suppliers taking advantage of pricing ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Community Growth Fuels Land Use Discussion for Fairgrounds Area

Land Discussion for Development

With Sioux Center’s significant growth in the last several years, demand continues for new areas for residential, commercial and industrial development as well as increased amenities.

The Sioux Center City Council continues to identify areas for future dev...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Land Sale Considered for Future Development

The City Council is considering a request to sell land in northern Sioux Center for future development.

The parcel is a piece of city-owned property along 7th Ave. NE, just north of the Tall Grass Condos.

Sioux Center Land Development would like to buy the ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Local Organizations' Funding Requests Approved

The Sioux Center City Council approved several funding requests from community organizations at last week’s council meeting.The council voted to fund a $5,000 request from Mid-Sioux Opportunity. The city has contributed $5,000 each year for the past 15 ye...

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Posted on: December 16, 2017

Safety Features to be Added to 9th Street Rail Crossing

Rail Crossing

New crossing arms and improved safety lighting are planned for the railroad crossing on 9th Street SW.

This week the Sioux Center City Council approved the Iowa Department of Transportation’s plan for adding new safety features at that crossing a...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Wastewater Plant Financing Approval Moves Project Forward

Click on the photo to take a virtual tour of the planned new facility.

The financing for the community’s new wastewater treatment plant has been approved.

This week, the Sioux Center City Council approved the final steps for financing the construc...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council Visits with State Legislators

State legislators visit Council

The Sioux Center City Council spoke with state Sen. Randy Feenstra and Rep. Skyler Wheeler at this week's council meeting about the upcoming legislative session, discussing matters that may have a local impact.

The council and staff thanked the state legis...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Rental Housing Program to Begin in 2018

apartment door

A program designed to help ensure safe and decent housing for rental residents in Sioux Center will begin in January.

The Sioux Center City Council approved the Rental Housing Program on Tuesday and decided to offer a discounted first-time registration fee...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Council Awards Construction Contract for Wastewater Plant

Click on the image above for a self-guided virtual tour of the planned new wastewater plant.

Construction of Sioux Center’s new wastewater treatment plant is slated to move forward next spring with the recent approval of a construction bid.

The Si...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Rental Property Owners Invited to Meeting on New Program

People who own rental housing property in Sioux Center are invited to an informational meeting about the new Rental Housing Program.

The meeting about the program will be Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sioux Center Public Library.

The Rental Hou...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Land Exchange to Benefit Dordt College, Sioux Center

Dordt Agriculture Stewardship Center construction

Continuing in a tradition of collaboration, the City of Sioux Center and Dordt College are working together on an exchange that will enhance the college’s Agriculture Stewardship program and provide for future local development.

As part of this a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Aquatic Center Expansion Moves into Final Design

Outdoor aquatic center concept

Plans for expanding Sioux Center’s outdoor aquatic center are moving from the dream stage to final design.

The Sioux Center City Council approved an agreement with Waters Edge Aquatic Design to proceed with final design of the expansion, which wi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

Construction Underway on Main Airport Buildings

Airport board looks at plans

Buildings are beginning to rise out of the landscape at the Sioux County Regional Airport site.

Members of the Sioux County Regional Airport board recently met at the airport location, where the terminal building and the adjacent hangar are taking shape.

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Posted on: October 21, 2017

Council Considers Rental Inspection Program

Apartment door

A program designed to help ensure safe and decent housing for rental residents in Sioux Center received a first nod from the City Council this week.

“This is a program to ensure that a proper minimum standard of housing is maintained for everyone,” said Si...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Outdoor Pool Concept Packs in Fun Features

Outdoor aquatic center concept

Ideas are taking shape for adding some splash to Sioux Center’s outdoor water recreation options.

Planners shared aquatic center design ideas with the Sioux Center City Council this week as part of ongoing discussions about enhancing the outdoor ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

City Receives Favorable Bids for Wastewater Plant

New Wastewater Plant plans overview

The best bid to build the community’s new wastewater treatment plant came in $1 million less than the engineer’s estimate for construction.

The City of Sioux Center received three bids on the project to upgrade the treatment facility to...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

City Works Toward Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 traffic

The City of Sioux Center is continuing to pursue improvements to the community’s Highway 75 corridor.

City staff members are in the process of requesting that Highway 75 improvements be placed on the Iowa DOT’s next five-year construction plan. Being liste...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

City Increases Rebate for Improving Sidewalks

Cracked Sidewalk

Are your sidewalks aging, cracking or uneven? The City of Sioux Center is offering a larger reimbursement for property owners wanting to replace sidewalks.

The Sioux Center City Council approved increasing the rebate for replacing sidewalks in the public s...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Council Looks to Parks’ Future with Master Plan

The City Council is looking into best serving Sioux Center with local park and recreation improvements as our community continues to grow.

This summer, RDG Planning and Design gathered input from stakeholders, studied Sioux Center’s demographics ...

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