Waller's Weekly Update 2020

  1. November 25, 2020 (early edition)
  2. November 20, 2020
  3. November 13, 2020
  4. November 6, 2020
  5. October 30, 2020
  6. October 23, 2020
  7. October 16, 2020
  8. October 9, 2020
  9. October 2, 2020
  10. September 25, 2020
  11. September 18, 2020
  12. September 11, 2020
  13. September 4, 2020
  14. August 28, 2020
  15. August 21, 2020
  16. August 13, 2020
  17. August 7, 2020
  18. July 30, 2020
  19. July 24, 2020
  20. July 17, 2020
  21. July 10, 2020
  22. July 2, 2020
  23. June 26, 2020
  24. June 19, 2020
  25. June 12, 2020
  26. June 5, 2020
  27. May 29, 2020
  28. May 22, 2020
  29. May 15, 2020
  30. May 8, 2020
  31. May 1, 2020
  32. April 24, 2020
  33. April 17, 2020
  34. April 10, 2020
  35. April 3, 2020
  36. March 27, 2020
  37. March 20, 2020
  38. March 13, 2020
  39. March 6, 2020
  40. February 28, 2020
  41. February 21, 2020
  42. February 14, 2020
  43. February 7, 2020
  44. January 31, 2020
  45. January 24, 2020
  46. January 17, 2020
  47. January 10, 2020
  48. January 3, 2020

Ryan J. Waller - City Manager


Four and Counting!!!

The City of Indianola was just awarded its FOURTH consecutive Distinguished Budget Award for the FY2021 Budget Document. This is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and only a handful of Iowa communities have achieved this award (13 in the State of Iowa for FY2020).  Achievement of this award was made possible by many, especially the hard work on the part of department heads developing their budget, the graphical and organizational wizardry of MyLisa Thompson in the IT Department, and the everyday hard work and perseverance of the Clerk/Finance Department.

As noted in the press release linked below, “The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.” 

The Distinguished Budget Award comes on the heels of the City receiving an extremely favorable credit rating of ‘Aa2’ by Moodys.  In its assessment of the City, Moodys assigned a ‘AAA’ rating (highest possible) to all categories within the control of the City Council and staff.  This exceptional rating allows the City to fund vital infrastructure projects at extremely low interest rates.  Just recently, the City secured an interest rate below 1% on financing to construct the award-winning Square streetscape project.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

A friendly reminder that non-public safety offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ward Meetings

The first of a series of Ward meetings, beginning with Ward 4, will take place Monday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The agenda, which provides the Zoom link, is provided below.  Residents wishing to submit questions for the meeting should use the public comment form contained with the agenda.  The remaining Ward meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 2 - Ward 1

  • Monday, December 14 - Ward 2

  • Wednesday, December 16 - Ward 3

These meetings are a great way to get in-depth information about our community and to learn more about the City’s projects, programs, services, and key issues affecting residents. 

COVID Update

As of Wednesday, November 25, the number of confirmed COVID-19 numbers for the City and the City’s Fire Protection District (an area beyond the City’s corporate boundaries that our Fire Department services) are 561 and 157 respectively.  

Board of Adjustment Meeting

The next regularly scheduled Board of Adjustment meeting will take place on December 2.  The agenda and supporting materials for the meeting are linked below.

Community Development Reports

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

  • 2020 Building Permits (PDF)

    • This week, three building permit applications were submitted.  There are currently 10 building permit applications in review and 181 building permits that have been issued year to date.
  • Code Enforcement (PDF)

    • This week, two cases were closed.  There are currently 17 open code enforcement cases (105 code enforcement cases have been opened for the year). 

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.