Waller's Weekly Update 2020

  1. December 4, 2020
  2. November 25, 2020 (early edition)
  3. November 20, 2020
  4. November 13, 2020
  5. November 6, 2020
  6. October 30, 2020
  7. October 23, 2020
  8. October 16, 2020
  9. October 9, 2020
  10. October 2, 2020
  11. September 25, 2020
  12. September 18, 2020
  13. September 11, 2020
  14. September 4, 2020
  15. August 28, 2020
  16. August 21, 2020
  17. August 13, 2020
  18. August 7, 2020
  19. July 30, 2020
  20. July 24, 2020
  21. July 17, 2020
  22. July 10, 2020
  23. July 2, 2020
  24. June 26, 2020
  25. June 19, 2020
  26. June 12, 2020
  27. June 5, 2020
  28. May 29, 2020
  29. May 22, 2020
  30. May 15, 2020
  31. May 8, 2020
  32. May 1, 2020
  33. April 24, 2020
  34. April 17, 2020
  35. April 10, 2020
  36. April 3, 2020
  37. March 27, 2020
  38. March 20, 2020
  39. March 13, 2020
  40. March 6, 2020
  41. February 28, 2020
  42. February 21, 2020
  43. February 14, 2020
  44. February 7, 2020
  45. January 31, 2020
  46. January 24, 2020
  47. January 17, 2020
  48. January 10, 2020
  49. January 3, 2020

Ryan J. Waller - City Manager


Brush Facility

The City’s Brush Facility is re-opening for one more day to provide residents the opportunity to dispose of any remaining piles of leaves, free of charge.  The Facility will be re-open on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  

December 7 City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet on Monday, December 7 for its regular meeting.  The agenda and comprehensive meeting materials are available on the City’s website (linked below).  The meetings are aired live via the City’s YouTube Channel and a Zoom Webinar (links and login information may be found in the meeting packet).

Ward Meetings

The first two Ward meetings (for Wards 1 and 4) were held this week.  Thank you to all who attended these meetings.  Linked below, please find a list of questions and answers from the meetings, as well as the presentation that was reviewed.  The remaining Ward meetings are scheduled as follows:

Agendas for these meetings are available on the City’s website, which is also linked below.

Streetscape Project Update

The Square Streetscape Steering Committee met this week to receive an update on the project and to provide feedback on various proposed design elements, including signage, benches, planters and pavers.  The provided input will assist in the drafting of necessary construction documents.  A presentation on the status of this project is scheduled for the January 19 City Council Study Session.

Infrastructure Maintenance

The Streets Division Staff has been grading gravel roadways and alleys to remove the potholes and ruts from the driving surface.  Aside from improving the rideability of the roadways and alleys, this maintenance work is important for anticipated snow and ice removal operations.  There are approximately 13 miles of gravel roadways and alleys within the City limits. This week, Staff graded a total of five miles of roadways and alleys, which required 30 tons of rock and 36 hours of labor.  In addition to the grading operations, Staff also patched potholes at various locations within the City limits, which required more than one ton of cold mix asphalt and 32 hours of labor.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

The next regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will take place on December 8.  The agenda and supporting materials for the meeting are linked below.

Community Development Reports

Attached are the following reports provided by the Community Development Department:

  • Current Projects Update (PDF)

    • Of the 11 projects listed, three are awaiting a submittal from the developer, and eight have been approved and are in construction.
  • 2020 Building Permits (PDF)

    • This week four building permit applications were submitted, all for new dwellings.  There are currently 12 building permit applications in review and 183 building permits that have been issued year to date.
  • Code Enforcement (PDF)

    • The house that was damaged by a fire at 411 West 1st Avenue was demolished this week closing that case.  There are currently 16 open code enforcement cases (105 code enforcement cases have been opened for the year). 
  • Monthly Building Permit Report (PDF)

    • The Community Development Department released its November 2020 building permit report this week.  The City issued 14 permits in November, 2 of which were for new homes.  In comparing 2020 to 2019 (through November) there have been 26 more permits (183 vs 157) issued this year with 76 of the issued permits for new homes, compared to 62 new home permits in 2019.   

City Council Anticipated Agendas

Below please find links to the documents containing anticipated agenda items for upcoming City Council meetings.  These are working drafts.  Agendas are published on the City’s website the Thursday prior to a scheduled City Council meeting.