Weekly Update 2021

  1. October 22, 2021
  2. October 15, 2021
  3. October 8, 2021
  4. October 1, 2021
  5. September 24, 2021
  6. September 17, 2021
  7. September 10, 2021
  8. September 3, 2021
  9. August 27, 2021
  10. August 20, 2021
  11. August 13, 2021
  12. August 6, 2021
  13. July 30, 2021
  14. July 23, 2021
  15. July 16, 2021
  16. July 9, 2021
  17. July 2, 2021
  18. June 25, 2021
  19. June 18, 2021
  20. June 11, 2021
  21. June 4, 2021
  22. May 28, 2021
  23. May 21, 2021
  24. May 14, 2021
  25. May 7, 2021
  26. April 30, 2021
  27. April 23, 2021
  28. April 16, 2021
  29. April 9, 2021
  30. April 2, 2021
  31. March 26, 2021
  32. March 19, 2021
  33. March 12, 2021
  34. March 5, 2021
  35. February 26, 2021
  36. February 19, 2021
  37. February 12, 2021
  38. February 5, 2021
  39. January 29, 2021
  40. January 22, 2021
  41. January 15, 2021
  42. January 8, 2021

WEEKLY UPDATE - October 22, 2021  


City Manager

Linked below, please find a letter from Indianola’s City Manager, Ryan Waller. 

Waller Letter (PDF)


Square Reconstruction (Streetscape) Project Update

Phase 1 of the Square Reconstruction Project continued this week with colored crosswalks installed and sidewalk construction continuing.  Next week sidewalk construction will continue.  As sidewalk work continues, please be aware of short-term sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours.   Phase 1 construction is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Project Information (LINK)


Ten Digit Dialing

Beginning Sunday, October 24, 2021, please be aware that an individual placing a local or long-distance phone call will be required to dial the full 10-digit number. For the full details of this federal change, please visit the provided link below.

Ten Digit Dialing Info (LINK)

Fall Clean-Up Event

The annual fall clean-up event took place last week at the Brush Facility.  More than 340 residents participated, which resulted in 200 cubic yards of appliances, 160 cubic yards of large/bulky items, 69 television monitors being properly disposed.  More than 60 residents also participated by disposing household hazardous waste.  This event required 11 employees, 68 hours of labor and four pieces of equipment.

ADA Parking Lot Work

In response to a resident inquiry, City Staff performed an assessment of public parking lots.  As a result of the assessment, a determination was made to perform ADA upgrades.   As of the writing of this update, a majority of the work needed to perform these upgrades has been completed. The work included installing new ADA parking spaces, new van-accessible spaces, and new aisle spaces.  The aisle spaces are the hatched spaces needed to deploy wheelchairs and lifts.  During the last two weeks, crews from the Streets Division installed 20 signs and used several gallons of paint to perform this essential work.  The only work remaining is to install three new van accessible signs, which are expected to be delivered within the next two weeks.  Next summer, as part of the City’s annual pavement marking program, Streets Division staff will focus on ensuring the painted markings that designate ADA spaces are consistent (i.e. have the same symbols). 

Community Development Reports

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

Current Projects Update (PDF)

Of the 18 projects listed, nine (9) are in review, one (1) has been approved and is awaiting construction to begin, seven (7) are in construction, and (1) is completed.

2021 Building Permits (PDF)

This week, two building permits were submitted and three were issued. There are currently seven building permit applications in review and 177 building permits have been issued year-to-date.  

Code Enforcement (PDF)

There are currently 27 open code enforcement cases (135 code enforcement cases have been opened for the year).

Des Moines Homebuilders Association Monthly Permit Report (PDF)

Last week, the Des Moines Home Builders Association released its monthly building permit report. Metro-wide 71 less permits were issued in September 2021 compared to September 2020 and 513 more permits have been issued year-to-date 2021 compared to 2020.

 

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.

Anticipated Draft Agenda – November 1, 2021 (PDF)

Anticipated Draft Agenda – November 15, 2021 (PDF)