Waller's Weekly Update 2020

  1. January 17, 2020
  2. January 10, 2020
  3. January 3, 2020

Ryan Waller - City Manager



City Council Meeting Packet

The agenda packet for the January 21, 2020 City Council meeting has been updated and may be found on the City’s website at:

http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01212020-944.  

The updates include additional correspondence received for agenda item 8.A.1. (Kading LLC Site Plan) and updated bid information for agenda item 8.B.1. (Indianola Water Resource Recovery Facility Project - WRRF).  As you may recall, the bids for the WRRF were opened on January 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  Thank you to City Staff, as well as the City’s wastewater engineer and financial advisor for their detailed analysis of the bids in such a short period of time.  

Comprehensive Plan Adoption

Thank you to everyone who attended the joint meeting of the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the Comprehensive Master Plan Update Project. The following is the link to the presentation from that meeting:

http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10458/Present_2020-01-15_ElevateIndianola_FinalJointMtgr

As a reminder, this is a community document that helps to set a baseline for policies regarding housing, land use, recreation, transportation and utilities.  The draft document will now head to the Planning and Zoning Commission for further review and discussion.  

Contractors/Developers Breakfast

Earlier this week (Thursday, January 16, 2020), the City hosted its second annual contractors/developers breakfast to discuss the proposed changes and to share other important projects and initiatives being undertaken by the City in 2020.  We had a great turnout with over 50 professionals in attendance.  Staff is in the process of going through the received feedback and following up on raised questions and concerns.  A copy of the presentation from this event is attached.   

Library Painting Project Update

After a two-week closure to paint the interior and install floor outlets, the library will reopen on Monday, January 20, 2020.  The project is a little behind schedule due to the conditions of the walls.  Much of the library was covered in wallpaper installed 37 years ago.  When that was removed, it was discovered that the walls underneath were in worse than expected shape and needed extensive repair.  There was also mold damage, which has been treated.  Library staff will work through the weekend to ensure the library opens as scheduled on Monday.  

Community Development Updates

Attached please find various updates provided by the Community Development Department.
Building Permits
Contractors Meeting
Permits
Code Enforcement
Current Projects Update

Upcoming City Council Agenda

Attached, please find the draft agendas for the upcoming meetings.  As a reminder, these are fluid documents that can change on a regular basis (i.e. some items may get added/rescheduled due to Council direction, as well as other factors that may or may not be within the control of the City departments).
Draft - February 4, 2020
Draft - February 18, 2020