Community Updates 2022

  1. May 6, 2022
  2. April 22, 2022
  3. April 8, 2022
  4. March 25, 2022
  5. March 11, 2022
  6. February 11, 2022
  7. January 21, 2022
  8. January 7, 2022

Community Update – May 6, 2022


Public Service Recognition Week

May 2-6, 2022, is Public Service Recognition Week. As President Woodrow Wilson said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” We thank our staff for their dedication in carrying out the mission of our organization to make Indianola a great place to live.

Pancake Breakfast

The Indianola Fire Department and Noon Lions are hosting their annual spring pancake breakfast on May 7, 2022, from 7 AM – 11 AM at the Indianola Fire Station, 110 N 1st Street. Free will donations are accepted and will be used towards the purchase of a Lucas Device.

Median Maintenance

Spring median maintenance on Hwy 65/69 will be performed on Tuesday, May 17 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Inside lanes will be closed.

City Council Update

The Indianola City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 2, 2022.  The meeting can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwqdy2irWQILB_1QzcVrdw

Among the items Council approved were:

  • An event application, noise permit and liquor licenses for the Indianola Chamber of Commerce Friday Night Live Concert Series. The concerts will be held at Memorial Park on June 10, 24 and July 8 from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. The parking lot area will be closed to traffic.
  • Payment Application No. 13 to Langman Construction in the amount of $150,648.32 for the Water Resource Recovery Facility Influent Trunk Sewer and Outfall Sewer project
  • Insurance benefits for city employees
  • Authorization for a contract for a classification and compensation study
  • Labor contract between the City of Indianola and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local Union 238 and Police Unit
  • An amendment to the purchase of a new single axle dump truck for the Public Works Department
  • An agreement with DMMPO for preparing a sidewalk and trails inventory and condition report
  • A development agreement and the sale of real property located at 506 W 2nd Avenue
  • A budget amendment to the Fiscal Year 22 budget
  • An engagement agreement with D.A. Davidson for underwriter services

Consolidated city hall/library, new public safety facility 

The Indianola City Council did not approve two resolutions calling for a special election on bonds for a city facility (city hall/library) and public safety facility. Staff and Council continue to discuss and brainstorm ways to move the projects forward.

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, May 2, 2022.

May 16, 2022

June 6, 2022

Indianola Summer Arts Festival

The Indianola Public Arts Commission is hosting the Indianola Summer Art Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Artist applications are now being accepted. The application can be viewed here.

Employment Opportunities

The City of Indianola is currently hiring for multiple positions. Please visit our website for more information on employment opportunities.