Community Updates 2022

  1. September 23, 2022
  2. September 9, 2022
  3. August 19, 2022
  4. August 5, 2022
  5. July 22, 2022
  6. July 8, 2022
  7. June 24, 2022
  8. June 10, 2022
  9. May 19, 2022
  10. May 6, 2022
  11. April 22, 2022
  12. April 8, 2022
  13. March 25, 2022
  14. March 11, 2022
  15. February 11, 2022
  16. January 21, 2022
  17. January 7, 2022

Community Update – September 23, 2022

Upcoming Community Events

The Indianola City Council issued special event permits for several fall activities:

  • Log Cabin Days Parade – September 24 at 10:00 a.m. The parade begins at the County Administration Building, south on Buxton to Boston Ave, west on Boston to C Street, south on C Street to Salem Ave, west on Salem to the Fairgrounds.
  • Indianola Homecoming Parade – September 29 at 6 p.m. The parade travels from the high school to N 9th, west on E Euclid, south on 5th St, west on Ashland, south on 3rd St, east on 1st Ave back to the high school.
  • Hometown Pride Indianola-Carlisle Bike Ride – October 1. Indianola riders should meet at 219 W Salem Ave at 9 am for check in and registration. Cost is $30/rider. The ride will begin at 10 a.m.
  • Public Safety Open House – October 13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at City Hall.
  • Mighty Maddy 5K – October 15. Event registration begins at 9 a.m. in the High School parking lot.

Police Chief Update

City staff and community stakeholders interviewed five finalists for the position of Chief of Police this week. The new chief will replace former Chief Dave Button, who retired in 2021. An announcement will be made during the week of September 26, 2022, after an offer is made and accepted. The anticipated date for the new chief to be sworn is October 3, 2022, during the City Council meeting.

Square Reconstruction Update

Street, curb and gutter paving has been completed on a portion of Ashland Avenue. The intersection of B Street and Ashland Ave is open. The paving of the Ashland and Buxton intersection is scheduled for the week of September 26. Sidewalk paving on Ashland Ave has begun and will continue over the next several weeks.  

City Council Update

The Indianola City Council met in regular session on Monday, September 19, 2022. The meeting can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at

Among the items Council approved were:

  • Payment Application Number 27 from Williams Brothers Construction in the amount of $1,132,447.36 for the Water Resource Recovery Facility project
  • Payment Application Number 14 in the amount of $583,693.50 from Absolute Concrete for the Square Reconstruction Project
  • Payment Application Number 5 in the amount of $159,899.16 and Change Order Number 3 in the amount of ($48,580) to Absolute Concrete for the 2022 Infrastructure Improvements Project (Boston Avenue)
  • An Ordinance amending Chapter 71.04 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola (Overnight Square Parking)
  • A resolution directing acceptance of a proposal to purchase $2,015,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2022
  • A resolution approving a major site plan application for a car wash at 1807 North Jefferson Way
  • A resolution approving a major site plan application for a bank at 1401 North Jefferson Way

More information on these items and others can be found in the council packet. To learn how to find and download agendas and packets and receive notifications when they are published, please watch this video.

Council Meeting Times Amended

The City Council has amended its regular meeting schedule. Meetings will now begin at 7:00 p.m. Prior to each meeting, Council will have a study session from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. 

Upcoming Council Meetings

Draft agendas for the upcoming Council meetings can be found at the link below. These are working drafts and are subject to change. Agendas are published on the City's website the Thursday prior to a scheduled City Council meeting. The next regular Council meeting will be on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.

October 3, 2022 (PDF)

October 17, 2022 (PDF)

Boards and Commissions

There are numerous Boards & Commissions with current openings that provide citizens an opportunity to have an impact on our community by advising the City Council on various areas. If you are interested in serving, please visit our website for more information and the application

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Employment Opportunities

The City of Indianola is currently hiring for multiple positions, including a Streets Operations Specialist. Please visit our website for more information on employment opportunities.