Waller's Weekly Update

  1. September 7, 2018
  2. August 31, 2018
  3. August 22, 2018 - Early Edition
  4. August 17, 2018
  5. August 10, 2018
  6. August 3, 2018 
  7. July 27, 2018
  8. July 20, 2018
  9. July 13, 2018
  10. June 22, 2018
  11. June 15, 2018
  12. June 8, 2018
  13. June 1, 2018
  14. May 25, 2018
  15. May 18, 2018
  16. May 11, 2018
  17. May 4, 2018
  18. April 27, 2018
  19.    April 18, 2018 -   Early Edition
  20. April 13, 2018
  21. April 6, 2018
  22. March 16, 2018
  23. March 9, 2018
  24. March 2, 2018
League of Cities Meeting
On September 5th, HR Green representatives, Rick Graves and myself met with League of Cities staff to discuss opportunities to assist the City as we work with the DNR on obtaining approval of the City’s facility plan for the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant.  It was a positive and productive meeting during which the League committed to assisting the City in a variety of ways.  We will be following up with League staff in a few weeks to begin any necessary work.  We will report back accordingly. 

WWTP Public Hearing Notice
Next week, HR Green Representatives, the City Attorney and I will be attending the public hearing to present the City’s Special Use Permit application for our WWTP.  A copy of the public hearing notice was provided in last week’s email and may be found at http://indianolaiowa.gov/767/Wallers-Weekly-Update

Jail/Courthouse Design Meeting
As previously reported, a committee comprised of chamber members and area residents was formed to provide feedback to the architects working on the design of the jail/courthouse.  A meeting of this group took place on September 5th.  The feedback provided by the members of the committee was a desire for the building to incorporate more designs in keeping with the architecture of the buildings around the Square.  Another meeting is anticipated for October.

As elected officials you may receive correspondence from other entities, such as: the State of Iowa, Iowa Division of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the US Census Bureau, to name a few.  Often times this correspondence is meant to provide instructions to the City in order to comply with various requirements or transmit invoices and/or other important business related documents.  While City Staff is often copied on these communications (which we then process accordingly), there may be times when we do not receive a carbon copy.  Accordingly, it is requested that if you receive these types of correspondence that you please let me know so we can route and respond accordingly.  Thank you for your cooperation!

School Resource Officer Meeting
I have previously reported that Chief Button and myself have had a few meetings with Art Sathoff and a few parents interested in exploring the possibility of a School Resource Officer.  The most recent meeting took place earlier this week during which we reviewed 1. current public safety involvement and trainings with the School District, 2. the City's public safety staffing studies and 3. the City's and School District budget process.  We noted that we would explore the possibility of scheduling a joint meeting with the School Board and City Council to be bringing forward this topic for discussion/consideration as we enter the upcoming budget process.

Fire Alarm Testing
Please be advised that safety crews will be conducting testing of the City Hall/Public Safety building fire alarm system on September 24th and 25th. 

Square Assessment
Thank to those who have responded so far.  If you have not, this is a friendly reminder that the following slots are available for you to participate in the Square Assessment: Tuesday, September 25th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is requested that you please respond to me letting me know which timeslot works best for you.  We will need to limit each slot to avoid quorum issues.  Again, please let me know and we will work to finalize a schedule – thank you!  In addition to providing a response to your preferred schedule slot, the assessors are asking that you please complete the survey found at - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Indianola_IA. 

Building Assessment
Later this afternoon I will be meeting with the consultant that has been performing the building assessment of the City Hall/Public Safety building.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive an update on the status of the assessment and anticipated schedule for City Council presentation.  More details will be provided in next week’s update email.

Upcoming City Council Agenda
Attached, please find the draft agendas for the upcoming meetings.  As a reminder, these are fluid documents that can change on a regular basis (i.e. some items may get added/rescheduled due to Council direction, as well as other factors that may or may not be within the control of the City departments).  If there are items that you would like more information on, please let me know. 
Draft - September 17, 2018
Draft - October 1, 2018

Community Development Updates
Attached, please find various updates provided by the Community Development Department.
Construction Project Updates
Property Maintenance Database