Waller's Weekly Update - 2019

  1. July 19, 2019
  2. July 12, 2019
  3. July 5, 2019
  4. June 28, 2019
  5. June 21, 2019
  6. June 14, 2019
  7. June 7, 2019 - Lent Leaflet
  8. May 31, 2019
  9. May 24, 2019
  10. May 17, 2019
  11. May 10, 2019 - Lent Leaflet
  12. May 3, 2019
  13. April 26, 2019 - Lent Leaflet
  14. April 19, 2019
  15. April 12, 2019
  16. April 5, 2019
  17. March 29, 2019
  18. March 22, 2019
  19. March 15, 2019
  20. March 8, 2019
  21. March 1, 2019
  22. February 22, 2019
  23. February 15, 2019
  24. February 8, 2019
  25. February 1, 2019
  26. January 25, 2019 Supplemental
  27. January 24, 2019   Early Edition
  28. January 18, 2019
  29. January 11, 2019
  30. January 4, 2019
  31. July 26, 2019

Ryan Waller

City Manager


It is only a few days before thousands of bicyclists and tourists Roll Into Nola.  Here is a link to a news story that aired on WHO TV (Channel 13) earlier this week - https://whotv.com/2019/07/17/indianola-prepares-for-thousands-of-riders-one-week-away-from-ragbrai/

Jefferson Highway Signage
Earlier this year the City Council approved an agreement with the Iowa Division of Transportation for the placement of Jefferson Highway signs in the community as part of their Heritage Byways program. The 11 signs that are the City’s responsibility were installed this week by the Street Department. Extra efforts were made by staff to place these signs on existing sign and light poles to minimize sign congestion. A picture is attached.
19.07.19_WW_Heritage Byways Signs

Comprehensive Plan Update
As a reminder, the Comprehensive Plan Update survey has been released.  The survey and other information on the Comprehensive Plan Update can be found at www.elevateindianola.com.  To date, 846 surveys have been completed.  Additionally, staff and the consultants will be participating in the National Balloon Classic Parade on Saturday, July 27, 2019, beginning at 11:00 am.  During the parade, flyers advertising the survey will be handed out, as well as candy for the kids.  A poster advertising the survey has been created and is attached.  This advertisement is being shared with our community partners (i.e. School District, YMCA, Chamber, and local businesses to name a few).  To gather as much feedback as possible, we ask you to help spread the word to your constituents to participate in the survey!

Fire Department Updates
Congratulations to the Fire Department on receiving $1100 from Hy-Vee and $5000 from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership.  These funds will be used to purchase of another Lucas Device. As you may remember, the Lucas Device is an automated CPR device.  Thank you to our friends at Hy-Vee and the WCPP.  In other departmental news, the three new full-time firefighters completed their second week of on-the-job training and are preparing to attend a three semester paramedic curriculum. 

Safety Training
Thank you for the responses.  The safety training will start next week.  Melissa will send appointment emails.  Please be on the lookout.

BRAVO Letter
Attached, please find a letter from BRAVO Greater Des Moines providing a copy of the FY20 operating budget.  Also referenced in the letter is another attachment that can be found along with the letter. 

Informational Note
Here is a link to a recent news report by KCCI regarding some zoning code updates that the City of Des Moines is researching - https://www.kcci.com/article/new-dsm-planning-zoning-code-proposed-is-one-of-strictest-in-us/28440564.  Staff is providing this for informational purposes only.

Community Development Updates
Attached, please find various updates provided by the Community Development Department.
Current Project Update
Property Maintenance Report
Expired Permit Report

Upcoming City Council Agenda
Attached, please find the draft agendas maintained by the Clerk’s Office 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.