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  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Demolition and reconstruction of 8th St SW has begun. The first phase of this construction project will cover the roadway from the Highway 65 bypass to 34th Ave SW. Two-way traffic will continue but lane closures will be in place and traffic will have to shift to accommodate the construction crews. Since this is a very busy stretch of roadway finding an alternative route is strongly suggested. Construction is expected to last until November 2020.
  • Jim McDaniel
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    Altoona, IA
    The City of Altoona will begin collecting tree and limb debris from yesterday's storm. Official storm clean up has begun and the brush drop off site will be open all week. Altoona residents are welcome to drop off tree debris, however, no contractors will be allowed. This is for residents only. If you are unable to get to the drop off location curbside pick up will be offered beginning Monday, August 17th. Please have your branches and brush at the curb by 6:00 a.m. City crews will begin collecting at 6:00 a.m. It may take a while for the city crews to pick up your debris so please exercise some patience.

    The brush drop off location is at 1200 Venbury Dr, Altoona.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Mark your calendar! On August 2nd and August 8th if you play mini-golf at Toad Valley Golf Course you can help raise much-needed funds for the Rams Swim Club. Just mention the swim club at check-in and $3 from each round will be donated to the club. If your family is tired of being indoors this is a great activity for everyone. Get out of the house, enjoy the sunshine, and support the Rams Swim Club!
  • Jim McDaniel
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    Altoona, IA
    Finally, the spring clean up days has rescheduled. This is a great opportunity to get rid of items in your home that would not normally fit in your garbage can. Just about anything can be placed at your curb for pick up. The only items that will not be collected are appliances, hazardous waste, or tires. TV's, computers, and paint will be collected and recycled for a fee.

    If you live south of the railroad tracks and your normal garbage collection day is Monday your curbside clean up day is July 11th. If you reside north of the tracks and your normal garbage collection day is Tuesday you can place your pick up items curbside on July 18th.

    All items should be placed at the curb on your designated day by 6:00 a.m. Crews will make one pass through the neighborhoods. If you have questions on items being collected please contact Metro Waste for further clarification. Only residents on city services are eligible to participate.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    The City of Altoona is now offering a grant program to support the best stormwater management with rain barrel collection. Rain barrels collect and store rainwater which can then be used for watering gardens, plants, and lawns. By utilizing this process the amount of water runoff into the stormwater system is greatly reduced during rainfalls. If you would like to participate in the Rain Barrel Grant Program contact the City of Altoona or find the application with the link below.
  • Sheena Cochran-Foster
    RE/MAX Hilltop
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    Altoona, IA
    The 14,500 square foot park features a zero-edge pool, slides, diving boards, sand play area, speed slide, and lap lanes. Other amenities include family dressing rooms and a concession stand.
  • Sheena Cochran-Foster
    RE/MAX Hilltop
    The golf course opened in 1964 and is still a family-owned business. In addition to golfing, members are able to use the banquet facilities for such as weddings, birthday parties, and graduations.
  • Sheena Cochran-Foster
    RE/MAX Hilltop
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    Altoona, IA
    Prairie Meadows opened in 1989 and is a nonprofit, locally owned business. It has been a source of entertainment for Iowans for many years with activities such as the casino, horse racing, sports wagering, musical acts, and dining. Prairie Meadows also offers guests a hotel and events center to host events such as conferences, weddings, and community gatherings.
  • Sheena Cochran-Foster
    RE/MAX Hilltop
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    Altoona, IA
    Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park located in Altoona. It has over 100 rides, attractions, and shows. It also features a waterpark with a wave pool, campground, and hotel.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
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    Altoona, IA
    Do you want to know what is happening in Altoona? The City of Altoona TEMP has created a monthly newsletter to do just that. You can find out who has joined the city staff, special announcements, and messages from the various city departments. This is a great way to stay informed about what is happening around town. The newsletter can be found on The City of Altoona website. Check it out!
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    As you know the Covid-19 virus has caused many closures and opening delays for local businesses. Adventureland Amusement Park has also experienced a delayed season opening. Currently the park is planning on reopening in June 2020. The opening might be subject to further changes based on recommendations from the State and Iowa Departments of Public Health. Any further operational updates will be posted on Facebook and the park website. Season pass processing dates will be announced at a later date.

    If you are a 2020 season pass holder who purchased a pass prior to May 1st you will be issued a rebate for each operating day missed due to the State mandated Covid shutdown.

    For more information please email info@adventurelandpark.com.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all city offices for Altoona remain closed to the general public. Even with this crisis water bills are still due by 4:30 p.m. on the third of each month. There are several options available to make these payments even with the city offices closed.

    Cash or check payments can be made at the Hy-Vee customer service counter until 3:00 p.m. on the third of each month.

    Cash, check, or money order payments can be dropped in the 24-hour payment drop box at City Hall. Please use an envelope provided in the box.

    Online payments can be made with a debit or credit card. You will need your account number and last payment amount for this to be processed. There is a $1.25 processing fee for this type of payment.

    Auto pay is available which will directly debit your checking or savings account for your utility payment on the due date. Registration for this type of payment service is required.

    Phone payments are also accepted. You will need your account number and address to process this payment. There is a $1.25 processing fee for utilizing this form of payment. Phone payments are accepted by calling 833-271-0804.

    Please contact the City of Altoona Utility Billing Clerk at 515-967-5136 with questions or concerns.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Brick & Ivy Rooftop, Altoona's newest restaurant still opened even with the coronavirus pandemic and restaurant restrictions in place from Governor Kim Reynolds. The goal was to open this month after they decided a year ago to build Brick & Ivy Rooftop. The first customer was served yesterday. Unfortunately the first customers were not allowed inside the dining room or on the rooftop. All orders were taken over the phone and delivered curbside like many of the other restaurants in Iowa. Right now all business have to adapt to the new regulations, an unexpected change. If you are looking for take out the Brick & Ivy Rooftop is open for take out business. Give them a try!
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    The City of Altoona will be selling a limited supply of trees to residents. Tree varieties being offered for sale are Hackberry, Honeylocust, Crimson Sunset Maple, and Norway Spruce. These trees are 3/4" caliper and are placed in a 7 or 10 gallon pot. The cost per tree is $30 and there is a limit of two per household. Pre-sale of the trees begins March 4, 2020 at the Altoona City Hall.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Did you know the City of Altoona offers a tax abatement on qualified new construction homes? This abatement is for new residential properties. This program offers at 100% exception from property taxation on the first $75,000 of actual value. This exemption is good for a period of five years and is only valid for new construction owner-occupied properties. It is not an automatic program so an application must be submitted to the City of Altoona.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    Did you know the City of Altoona has installed colored lights on the west water tower near Bass Pro Shop on Adventureland Dr? Nightly you can see a different light show that is controlled by the Public Utilities office. These lights can also be programmed for any personal or public event. For a $50 fee you can customize the light show and have it displayed on the date and time of your choosing. If you want to customize the water tower light show just contact Altoona City Hall.
  • Jim McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    The City of Altoona has partnered with Metro Waste Authority to bring a new cardboard recycling center to the community. With the growing number of online shoppers the need for additional cardboard recycling was growing. The new drop-off site is located at 1200 Venbury Dr in Altoona, which is also the location of the aquatic center. The recycling container will be located in the northwest corner next to the skate park.

    This container can be accessed 24/7. Please remove all packing materials and flatten the box before recycling. Of course cardboard can also be placed in your home recycling cart. However, for those times when your cart is full this is a great alternative spot for recycling cardboard only.
  • Lisa McDaniel
    RE/MAX Concepts
    July 1, 2019 is the opening day for Altoona's favorite hot spot, The Sugar Shack. Plan to find all of your old favorites along with some new additions to the menu. The new location will keep the feel and vibe of the old spot but with new fresh decorating and colors. I for one can't wait to give this old but new restaurant a try!

    New location is 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona

    Check out the link below for more details:
  • Bob Eisenlauer
    RE/MAX Revolution
    How exciting - when so many fabric stores have gone away - Altoona's Fabrics & Fun is setting up shop at 550 36th Avenue SW, Suite K, (next to the new Sugar Shack location) and hope to open by the end of June! Can't Wait.
  • Lance Hanson
    RE/MAX Concepts
    The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters broke ground earlier this year on a 47,000 square-foot training center at First Avenue and Interstate 80 in Altoona. The new building will house member training facilities and meeting and office space for Local 106 and council staff. Completion is expected in Fall 2017. Welcome to the community.
  • Sue Sutton-Ludwig
    RE/MAX Concepts
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    Altoona, IA
    It is a great time to remodel and/or do some updates to the house. Whenever you are considering doing this, make sure you think of the kitchen and master bedroom/bathrooms first. Professional reviews state that is where the best dollars are spent. Check out Royal Flooring in Altoona for any of your carpet, tile, cabinet, and counter top needs.
  • Sue Sutton-Ludwig
    RE/MAX Concepts
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    Altoona, IA
    Are you thinking about building? Now is the time. Altoona's Urban Revitalization has a tax abatement on new residential construction. Check out the new upcoming Fieldstone Estates.

    Fieldstones Estates in Altoona is a new construction neighborhood that is connected to bike trails and walking paths. Perfect for individuals looking for an active lifestyle. If you enjoy fishing, it is also within close proximity to a large city park with two fishing ponds. This development is worth checking out.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Altoona.
    Altoona, IA
    One place I like to get away and fish, camp or just enjoy nature is Thomas Mitchell Park. Located just a few minutes east of Altoona and less than half an hour from the metro, it's a great day spot. It has a pond stocked with fish, trails, playground, campground, shelters, ball fields and more.

    Thomas Mitchell Park is also a great place to learn a few outdoor sports. Canoeing, fishing, geocaching, creek walking, stand-up paddle boarding and more classes are offered at the park this summer. Head out and enjoy the great outdoors at one of the metros county parks!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Altoona.
    Altoona, IA
    Altoona is a great place to live. It's a great community of people and fun! And we are lucky enough to have several tourist attractions right on the edge of our town. Adventureland is opening for weekends on April 30th! But you won't be able to ride the Monster until June. But it's going up in the park as we speak!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Altoona.
    Altoona, IA
    Altoona welcomes its newest restaurant, Jethroni Pepperoni! Located across from Adventureland you'll find an Italian restaurant worth the wait! Pizza, pasta and a martini bar are included in a fun atmosphere. And did I mention it's "molto delizioso"!

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