Community Update 2022

  1. December 9, 2022
  2. November 23, 2022
  3. November 10, 2022
  4. October 21, 2022
  5. October 7, 2022
  6. September 9, 2022
  7. September 23, 2022
  8. August 19, 2022
  9. August 5, 2022
  10. July 22, 2022
  11. July 8, 2022
  12. June 24, 2022
  13. June 10, 2022
  14. May 19, 2022
  15. May 6, 2022
  16. April 22, 2022
  17. April 8, 2022
  18. March 25, 2022
  19. March 11, 2022
  20. February 11, 2022
  21. January 21, 2022
  22. January 7, 2022

Community Update – December 5, 2022

Library Teen Space

The Indianola Public Library was recently able to purchase new furniture for the teen space courtesy of a Warren County Philanthropic Partnership grant and matching funds from The Friends of the Indianola Public Library.  The teens love the new items! 

The Friends of the Indianola Public Library provide support for other building updates and library outreach and fund activities such as Breakfast with Dr. Suess. They are also the sole supporter of the summer reading program. 

Gloves and Hat Drive

The cold weather brings an increase in demand for donations of warm outerwear. The Activity Center, at 2204 W 2nd Avenue, is collecting hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to donate to Helping Hand of Warren County in time for the holidays. If you can, please donate at the Activity Center by December 14th

Boards and Commissions

The City of Indianola is fortunate to have several active boards/commissions! Indianola Hometown Pride is hosting Holiday Lanes through the end of the year. A map of participating neighbors can be viewed at the link below.  


The Mayor’s Youth Council will be at Whoville inside the Justice Center helping children write letters to Santa during the “Home for the Holidays” event around the Square on Saturday, December 10 from 5 – 9 p.m. 

The Indianola Public Arts Commission is planning the 2023 Summer Art Festival and getting artists lined up for the event. The festival will be held on July 29 and 30, 2023. 

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

Community Blog

City Council Update

The Indianola City Council met in study session and regular session on Monday, December 5, 2022.  The meetings can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at

During the study session, Council received the Parks and Recreation Annual Report and information regarding the Indianola Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found in the study session agenda packet.

Among the items Council approved in the regular meeting were:

  • An ordinance regarding the use of fireworks, by removing July 5 and amending the allowable times for July 4
  • Arts Master Plan
  • Approval of the Civil Service Commission’s list of applicants certified as eligible for the position of Police Captain
  • A mowing agreement and contract with Woosley Landscaping
  • The appointment of Randy Bickham to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Amendment 3 to the agreement with Bolton and Menk for engineering services for the Downtown Square Reconstruction Project and authorizing payment
  • Participation in the North and Middle Rivers Watershed Management Authority Agreement

More information on these items and others can be found in the council packet.  To learn how to find and download agendas and packets and receive notifications when they are published, please watch this video.

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, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. A study session will precede the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

December 19, 2022 (PDF)

January 3, 2022 (PDF)

Public Hearing

Public Hearings are an opportunity for members of the public to speak in front of Council on a specific agenda item. The following public hearings have been scheduled.

  1. Public hearing on December 19 at 7 p.m. regarding the rezoning from Highway Commercial (C-2) zoning district to the Single-Family Residential Attached (R-2) zoning district for land located at 902 W 3rd Avenue.
  2. Public hearing on January 3 at 7 p.m. regarding the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for the Indianola Industrial Park Infrastructure Improvements Project.
  3. Public hearing on January 3 at 7 p.m. regarding the proposal to enter into an Offer to Buy Real Estate with the Warren County Historical Society

Employment Opportunities

The City of Indianola is currently hiring for multiple positions, including a seasonal staff at the pool! Please visit our website for more information on employment opportunities.