Project Updates

Weekly Update

The information found here is an archive of weekly updates provided to the City Council.  The information is intended to provide regular updates on various projects and Departmental activities.

​Major Projects and Goals Tracking


The document found here is intended to not only identify major city projects/goal in a single format, but to also provide regular progress reports on these projects/goals.  The document is organized around the City Council's Strategic Plan that was approved on August 1, 2016 and serves as the foundation of City activities.

​Major Studies

City Hall/Public Safety Building Assessment – A strategic plan goal is to evaluate City facilities.  Attached is a presentation from November 2018 that provides a high-level assessment of the current City Hall/Public Safety building.

Storm Water Master Plan – In line with the City’s strategic plan goals for infrastructure, the City is conducting a multi-year study of the community’s storm water system.  The results of this study will allow the City to better identify and prioritize projects.  The attached presentation is from October 2018 and provides information following completion of the 2nd year of this three year project.

Transportation Master Plan – In line with the City’s strategic plan goals for infrastructure, the City is conducting a multi-year study of the community’s roads.  Data collected from this study will allow the City to better identify and prioritize road projects.  The attached presentation is from November 2018 and provides information following completion of the 2nd year of this five year project.

IFD Staffing Presentation – A strategic plan goal of the City is to develop a staffing plan to address current and projected needs of the community.   Attached is a presentation summarizing the results of a staffing study conducted on the Indianola Fire Department.  

IFD Staffing Final Report – Attached is final report of a staffing study conducted on the Indianola Fire Department.  

IPD Staffing Presentation – A strategic plan goal of the City is to develop a staffing plan to address current and projected needs of the community. Attached is a presentation summarizing the results of a staffing study conducted on the Indianola Police Department.  

IPD Staffing Final Report – Attached is final report of a staffing study conducted on the Indianola Police Department.  

For questions please contact Ryan Waller, City Manager, at (515) 962-5274.

Indianola Downtown Square Streetscape


In September 2018 the City, along with the Indianola Chamber of Commerce and Warren County Economic Development Corporation partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to conduct an assessment of our community’s downtown square.  This process was a wonderful success due to the engagement and input from the community.  As a result of this assessment a key recommendation was for the community to engage in a streetscape design process.  Details and updates are found here.