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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Community Update August 5, 2022

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Community Update – August 5, 2022

Movie in the Park – TONIGHT!

Tom and Jerry will be shown tonight as The City State Bank Outdoor Movie at Memorial Park. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Street Eats DSM will be serving food 6 – 9 pm, with the movie starting around 8:30 p.m.

K9 Program

The Indianola Police Department has recently started fundraising efforts for the new K-9 program. Members of the department have started touring different training facilities and ordering some of the equipment necessary for the K-9 for when the dog arrives. They will also be hosting an event where all donations will be put towards the program. Staff is very excited to get the new Officer on the road!

Tall Weeds and Grass

City Code 154.02, section 302.4 states that grass, weeds or brush on private property shall be cut, mowed, and maintained so as not to exceed height specifications (eight inches in developed areas, for example). Please do your part to keep our community beautiful and healthy. While it is our goal to get any complaints and violations addressed in a timely manner, it does take time to follow the process that we are held to, per Iowa Code. Concerns can be submitted online

Disc Golf

The annual professional and amateur disc golf tournament located in the greater Des Moines metro area will be at Pickard Park this month! The A-tier events begin this week, with a tournament Saturday, August 6. The TruBank Des Moines Challenge 2022 presented by Discraft will be held August 19-21 and also includes a concert by Cory Wong on August 20. Volunteers are still wanted for this event. 

WHO RVTV - Indianola

WHO’s RVTV will be heading to the Indianola Square on Friday, September 9! Wear your favorite team gear (Iowa, Iowa State, Indianola or Simpson); grab some friends & bring your school spirit as we kick off fall. RVTV will pull into town with escorts & our pep band between 11:30-12:30. The party starts at 3, with WHO-Channel 13 broadcasting live from the Square at 4, 5 & 6 p.m. At 7pm, the IHS vs Pella football game kicks off at the Indianola football stadium. Also, at 7pm, RVTV will continue and TrainWreck will take the stage on the courthouse lawn. The night will wrap up at 10 p.m. with a live broadcast from the IHS football game.

Let's answer the timeless question... which fans really are the best? Bag chairs are welcome. No tents or outside food or drink. We'll have you covered with our local establishments & food trucks!

City Council Update

The Indianola City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 2022.  The meeting can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at

Among the items Council unanimously approved were: 

  • The purchase of a generator for the Quail Meadows 3 Lift Station
  • The removal and disposal of sludge material from the Indianola Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • A proposal from Jetco to perform fiber connectivity between the lift stations and the Water Resource Recovery Facility 
  • Change Order No 2, Payment Application No 8 and final acceptance and payment to Vanderpool Construction for the South Plant Lift Station Project
  • Approval of the Civil Service Commission’s list of applicants certified eligible for the position of career firefighter/paramedic
  • Second consideration of an ordinance to rezone property adjacent to 2110 Country Club Road from A-1 (Agricultural Zoning District) to R-1 (Single-Family Residential Detached Zoning District)
  • Acceptance of Public Improvements and Four-Year Maintenance Bonds for Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water and Streets, accepting Easements, accepting street lots, and approving the Final Plat for Prairie Glynn Plat 3. 
  • Acceptance of Public Improvements and Four-Year Maintenance Bonds for Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water and Streets, accepting Easements, accepting street lots, and approving the Final Plat for Quail Meadows Plat 4. 
  • Amendment No 7 to the Hillcrest/Downtown Unified Urban Renewal Plan
  • Authorization for the Mayor to execute a Subaward Agreement Contract by and between the City and Warren County

More information on these items and others can be found in the council packet

Upcoming Council Meetings

Draft agendas for the upcoming Council meetings can be found at the link below.  These are working drafts and are subject to change. Agendas are published on the City's website the Thursday prior to a scheduled City Council meeting. The next regular Council meeting will be on Monday, August 15, 2022. 

August 15, 2022 

September 6, 2022

Rental Properties Inspection

Do you own or manage rental property in Indianola? Rental properties in Indianola are required to register their properties as part of the rental housing inspection program. If you own or manage a rental, you can register your property today on our city website:

All rental properties will need to register and have their properties inspected. Inspection due dates for rental properties are ward based. Currently, the City of Indianola is inspecting rental properties located in Ward 1. All rental properties located in Ward 1 will need to complete their registration and inspection by February 28, 2023. For resources on how to prepare for your rental inspection or to see what ward you are in, please visit:

Please contact the Community Development department for any questions you may have regarding the registration process or rental housing codes by emailing or calling (515) 961-9430.

Boards and Commissions

There are numerous Boards & Commissions with current openings that provide citizens an opportunity to have an impact on our community by advising the City Council on various areas. If you are interested in serving, please visit our website for more information and the application

Employment Opportunities

The City of Indianola is currently hiring for multiple positions, including the Director of Information Technology and Chief of Police. Please visit our website for more information on employment opportunities

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