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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Weekly Update - March 20, 2020


Ryan Waller - City Manager

Shout Out

As you know, the Team has been monitoring the events of COVID-19 since February.  It is because of this awareness and preparation that our Team has been able to quickly implement plans to ensure we are able to continue to deliver the very best services to our community.  I am very proud of the Team for their positive outlook, professionalism and unflappable commitment to service of the Indianola community.
Shout Out Email

March 25th City Council Meetings

The City Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  The agenda and meeting materials have been available on the City’s website since March 16th and may be found at

Public Participation During City Council Meetings

Arrangements have been established to ensure residents may participate in upcoming City Council meetings.  Details and instructions may be found on the City’s website at  The established protocols are consistent with legal requirements, as well as Governor Reynolds’ recent executive order.

Study Session Item

The presentation and a memorandum summarizing the materials scheduled for the March 25th Study Session are attached.  Staff will be requesting City Council direction on the alternatives provided within the memorandum during the Study Session.  
Building Code Update Memo
Building Code Update Presentation
Code Update Public Comments

Water Resource Recovery Facility

As a condition of the permit for the City’s WRRF project, wetland mitigation credits were required.  The City’s consultant provided notification to the DNR that this condition has been satisfied.  As noted previously, the contractors will not be able to commence with construction until after March 31st.  As of the writing of this update, the contractors are still planning to mobilize consistent with this date. 

Waste Management Letter

Attached is a letter received from Waste Management providing an update regarding their response to COVID-19. Waste Management representatives would like customers to take special note of the information shared regarding call centers, as well as the collection of bulk items.
Waste Management letter re: COVID-19

Warren County Justice Center Weekly Update

Attached is an update from DCI on activity that will take place regarding this project.  
Warren County Justice Center weekly update email

Community Development Updates

Attached please find various updates provided by the Community Development Department.
Building Permits
Code Enforcement
Current Projects Update

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