Waller's Weekly Update

  1. December 14, 2018
  2. December 7, 2018
  3. November 30, 2018
  4. November 23, 2018
  5. November 16, 2018
  6. November 9, 2018
  7. November 2, 2018
  8. October 26, 2018
  9. October 19, 2018
  10. October 12, 2018
  11. October 5, 2018
  12. September 28, 2018
  13. September 21, 2018
  14. September 14, 2018
  15. September 7, 2018
  16. August 31, 2018
  17. August 22, 2018 - Early Edition
  18. August 17, 2018
  19. August 10, 2018
  20. August 3, 2018 
  21. July 27, 2018
  22. July 20, 2018
  23. July 13, 2018
  24. June 22, 2018
  25. June 15, 2018
  26. June 8, 2018
  27. June 1, 2018
  28. May 25, 2018
  29. May 18, 2018
  30. May 11, 2018
  31. May 4, 2018
  32. April 27, 2018
  33.    April 18, 2018 -   Early Edition
  34. April 13, 2018
  35. April 6, 2018
  36. March 16, 2018
  37. March 9, 2018
  38. March 2, 2018
  39. February 23, 2018
  40. February 16, 2018
  41. February 9, 2018
  42. February 2, 2018
  43. January 26, 2018
  44. January 19, 2018
  45. January 12, 2018
City Council Agenda Items
The following are two items relevant to the upcoming City Council meeting:

  1. Claims – In reviewing your agenda packet, you may have noticed that on your claim list, there are a couple of new items.  These items are: 1) the claims to Infomax in each department are for the new printer/copier lease that the Council approved (these will move under IT in FY2020 on July 1, 2019); and 2) the “Professional Services US” claims in some of the departments are what used to be the monthly transfers to IMU for utility billing services. This switched the transfers in/out over to a revenue/expense transaction between the City and IMU and is needed due to IMU’s new accounting and utility billing system.
  2. School District Letter – Earlier this week, City Staff hosted a meeting for IDOT officials to review their request to restripe E. 2nd Avenue from four lanes to three lanes with School District officials.  Attached is a letter from Art Sathoff providing comments on behalf of the School District regarding IDOT’s request.    
Thank you!
Thank you to all who were able to join Liz and I last night for a little holiday celebration.  We had a great time and we appreciate everyone’s generosity in bringing a non-perishable item.  The collected items were dropped off at Helping Hand over the lunch hour.  The volunteers that helped unload the donations were very appreciative (picture attached).  Thank you!
18.12.14_WW_Helping Hand

Partnership with the Indianola School District
The Indianola School District partners with DMACC to help students prepare for college and find a job after high school.  Through the partnership, local professionals work with students on preparing a resume, interviewing and introducing them to different types of jobs.  Earlier this week, Melissa served as one of the volunteers for this program and worked with several high school students.  In addition to this activity, Art and I have discussed opportunities for our respective teams to share in training opportunities.  These discussions have led to the scheduling of a joint team training later in February.  

Sump Pump Letters
Attached, please find a copy of a letter that has been mailed to various residents regarding sump pump discharge onto sidewalks and City streets.  In addition to this letter, the City is providing public service announcements on this topic via our social media outlets.  

Safety
Congratulations go out to the entire team for their continued efforts regarding workplace safety.  Attached, please find a letter following a recent site visit by IMWCA.  

Census Information
The Census has released its estimates for 2017.  According to this release, the City’s estimated population is 15,990.

IMU Customer Service Center
IMU’s new customer service facility will be open for business on January 14, 2019.  Staff currently stationed at City Hall will move Friday, January 11th. While there will be IMU staff in City Hall to assist customers, walk-in payments will not be able to be taken in that day.  IMU has posted signs announcing that the payment drop box on the west side of City Hall is no longer taking payments. The south parking lot payment drop box is still operational and will be relocated on January 14th to IMU’s new facility. This information may also be found on social media.

BRAVO Announcement

Attached, please find a press release from BRAVO regarding its 2019 Cultural Enrichment Grant awards.  As previously reported by Councilman Kling, Indianola’s very own Des Moines Metro Opera received a sizable grant.

Christmas Hours
The Christmas Holiday is less than two weeks away.  This year, Christmas Eve and Day fall on a Monday and Tuesday respectively.  In accordance with City policy, non-emergency offices will be closed on these days. 

Upcoming City Council Agendas
Attached, please draft agenda documents for 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 - January 7, 2019
Draft - January 22, 2019
 
Community Development Updates
Attached are various updates provided by Community Development.  Please note that the property maintenance report does not show those properties that have been provided to legal counsel for the next step in the enforcement proceedings.
Property Maintenance Database
Expired Permits Report
Planning & Zoning Project Updates