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34th Ave SW closing for Ruckus concerts on June 7 & 8
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Celebrate summer at the Haines Park Splash Pad opening
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Bass Pro Drive NW Closure Begins May 28
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8th St SW construction begins Monday, April 29
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22nd Ave SW closing at 2nd St SW on Thursday, April 18
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Sidewalk inspections begin Friday, April 12
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Traffic Switch on 8th St SE begins Monday, April 8
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Altoona Spring Cleanup and Tire Drop Off Scheduled for April 8 and 9
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Iowa Interstate Railroad blocking crossings on 5th Ave SW & 17th Ave SW on Thursday, April 25
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4th St SW closed effective April 1 - Water main work underway for 10th Ave SW
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Artist selection underway for Olde Town Altoona pocket park mural
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Yard waste season begins April 1
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Temporary lane and road closures begin Monday, March 25 - 1st Ave S and 7th St SE
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Temporary 1st Ave S Lane Closure Effective March 20
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Iowa DNR: Pigment solution spill reaches Little Four Mile Creek
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Altoona Tree Pre-Sale Begins Monday, March 4
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Construction underway: Pickleball Courts at Ironwood Park
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Artists invited to share their ideas for Olde Town mural
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Mud, Camp and Spring Creek Watershed Survey
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Flood Insurance Resident Information
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Reminders: Snow shoveling and snow removal resident responsibilities
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Altoona voters choose new city council person
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Altoona Fire and Police searching for flag burning suspect
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Altoona named Technology Community of the Year by the Technology Association of Iowa
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Christmas in Olde Town Transforms Altoona into a Winter Wonderland
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DART Paratransit’s Bus Plus Service Changes & Training Events
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Construction beginning Oct 23 on Hubbell Ave/Hwy 6
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Transformer on the move will block traffic on 1st Ave N, NE 62nd Ave and 25th St NW Sunday, Nov. 5
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Beggars' Night Trick or Treating - Monday, Oct. 30
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Portion of 25th Ave SW and 4th St SW closed beginning Sept. 25
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Altoona conducting special census in summer 2025
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8th Ave SE closure begins Thursday, August 10
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Michelle Sloan appointed to Altoona City Council
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Utility Billing red tag fees increasing effective July 10
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Elizabeth Burns-Thompson resigns from City Council
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1st Avenue closed for construction beginning June 12
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Summer Project Season
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Yard Waste Season Begins April 3
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Spring Clean-Up and Tire Drop-Off
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Altoona snow ordinance in effect
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The Landfill Lowdown
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No Change to Waste Collection Schedule
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Iowa Wild Ice Rink Filled and Beginning to Freeze
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City of Altoona Hires HR Director
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Altoona Christmas Tree Officially Lit
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Now Seeking Board Applicants
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Altoona Snow Ordinance in effect
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Welcome to Altoona

Altoona is located in Polk County, Iowa about five miles from Des Moines. Altoona houses approximately 20,000 residents and is one of the lowest city tax rates in the metro area.  We offer many large city amenities but with small town quality and convenience. Altoona hosts beautiful recreational trails, parks, an abundance of shopping and restaurant opportunities, and our entertainment is renown. Welcome!
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