On November 30, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Davenport Police Facility, the City of Davenport will hold a workshop to explain the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) YR44 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) subrecipient application process and requirements. Any agency or organization wishing to apply MUST attend this workshop. As a CDBG entitlement community, Davenport receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The parking lane and the west southbound travel lane of Harrison St between 5th and 4th Streets will be closed until further notice due to street collapse.  Staff is investigating.  Additional information will be released on Thursday.

Travel delays should be expected at the intersection of 4th and Harrison.

Davenport Public Works has issued the following notice:

South Concord St is closed at Minnie St effective immediately, Tuesday, October 24, due to a broken storm sewer that is causing pavement failure. More information about the length of the closure and associated detours should be available on Wednesday, October 25. 

The detour for Rockingham Road is now River Drive to Fairmount until further notice.

The following notice is from Public Works - Bridge Ave will be closed between Kirkwood Blvd and E 12th St beginning Tuesday, September 12th for resurfacing work. Staff anticipates work will be complete by Friday, October 20th depending on weather and subsurface conditions.

The contractor is extending their work day, and working on Saturdays to ensure completion is achieved by this date.

City of Davenport will observe Labor Day as a holiday on Monday, September 4th 2017.
City of Davenport offices & the Public Works Center will be closed.
Police Department front desk and records office will be closed.
Parks and Recreation administrative offices will be closed.
Library Main, Fairmount and Eastern branches will be closed.
Vander Veer Conservatory will be closed.
CitiBus service will not be provided.

Davenport pools are closing.  Dohse is already closed, Fejervary closes after the Doggy Dip tonight and Annie Wittenmyer closes Sunday, August 20. 

The community is invited to participate in shaping the future of the City’s pedestrian, bicycle and shared-use trail environment at one, or both, of our Davenport Go Design Studio work sessions.

The Design Studio Work Sessions will be held:

Monday, August 14th (5:30pm - 7:00pm), Credit Island Park Lodge, 2200 W. River Drive

Tuesday, August 15 (5:30pm - 7:00pm), Duck Creek Park Lodge, 3300 E. Locust Street

starting next week, the Davenport Public Works Department will begin a resurfacing project on Harrison Street.  I am attaching a link to the story on our website Davenport Today with details of the project, the timeline for street closings, detours and costs. https://www.davenporttoday.com/government/department-directors/public-works/city-seeks-harrison-shutdown As this project gets underway it is our plan to use Davenport Today for weekly progress reports on the project.

February 28, 2011

City Administrator Malin announced today that Director of Parks & Recreation Seve Ghose has accepted an offer of employment with the City of Longmont, Colorado, and will be resigning his position. Mr. Ghose will remain with Davenport until May 27, and will continue to lead the department's efforts to become accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) prior to his departure. A CAPRA site visit will be conducted in May, as a final review step in the accreditation process.

Mr. Ghose was hired by Davenport from the City of Portland, Oregon, in July of 2008. He has overseen significant expansion of park facilities and recreation programming during his tenure, including re-opening the Quad City Sports Center as the River's Edge, a City owned and operated multi-purpose recreation facility that has exceeded use and revenue expectations in its first year.

Mr. Ghose expressed regret in leaving Davenport, and underscored that the move to Colorado was guided by a desire to be closer to his extended family. Mr. Ghose said "Davenport is a great place to live, but we have some family needs out west. It has been a privilege to work in Davenport for the past few years."

City Administrator Malin expressed gratitude for Mr. Ghose's professional and enthusiastic efforts to advance parks and recreation in Davenport, noting "Seve has done a great job for Davenport, and I hate to lose him. He has set the bar high for his successor."

The City will conduct an open, national recruitment for its next Director of Parks and Recreation.

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