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Purchase season passes by calling (515) 961-9420 or visiting the Indianola Parks and Recreation Office, 2204 W. 2nd Avenue (Hwy 92 West).
Be sure to register for text notifications for your child's session of Swim lessons.
Sign up for Indianola Parks & Recreation Text Alerts here.
The City of Indianola City Council members are all reachable by email and phone. The contact information can be found on the City Council page of the website at the link provided below.
The City of Indianola offers many options for our residents to pay their utility bills. All methods are free of charge to our customers. Customers can make payments by cash, credit, debit, or check at the IMU Customer Service Center located at 210 West 2nd Avenue. You can also sign up to have payments automatically deducted from your checking or savings account by filling out a short form at the IMU Customer Service Center. A drop box is also conveniently located in the IMU Customer Service Center parking lot. Customers can also pay by phone by calling 515-961-9444 or online by visiting the link provided below. Both options allow payment by credit, debit, checking or savings.
Pay Online by visiting Indianola Municipal Utilities at www.indianola.com
Indianola residents’ recycling schedule is based on their location. Recycling is picked up by Waste Management on one of four days, every other week. To view and determine your recycling pick-up day or the schedule, please click on the link provided.
Most residents living within the city limits (and limited areas outside the city limits) have electric, recycling, sanitary sewer, water, and stormwater services through Indianola Municipal Utilities and City of Indianola. Application for utility service must be filed in person at the IMU Customer Service Center, 210 West 2nd Avenue. For more information please visit the link below.
The brush facility is operated by the City of Indianola Public Works department. For hours of operation and details, visit the Brush Facility page on this website.
Dogs are allowed in Indianola city parks as long as they are leashed at all times (leash 15’ or shorter), and owners clean up any messes. This includes the softball complex at Pickard Park.
Indianola’s off-leash dog park is available for residents and non-residents. An annual membership costs $25 per dog. More about the dog park.
The City operates a 10 space campground in Pickard Park. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis only; no reservations are taken. Camping is also available at the following locations:
FOG refers to fats, oils and grease that are generated from normal business operations of food service establishments (FSEs). Grease is commonly washed into the plumbing system during cleanup through the kitchen skink. As it cools, it congeals and decreases pipe capacity both inside the FSE and in the main sewer system. FOG can block your drain, your neighbors' drain and main collection lines, potentially becoming an environmental and public health risk.
Eliminating FOG-related sanitary sewer overflows is the goal of the new FOG program, led by the Water Resource Recovery Facility. Inspectors will routinely inspect kitchens and FSEs to ensure compliance with regulations. It is the responsibility of each business to develop an effective FOG waste management plan and properly dispose of FOG waste on a consistent basis.
All commercial and institutional cooking establishments as well as some non-cooking FSEs will be required to meet the regulations set forth in the ordinance. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, bars, schools, daycares, churches, nursing homes, bakeries, grocery stores, caterers and other food preparation operations.
A grease trap that is properly sized and installed to remove the FOG at your FSE is important. Following the suggested best management practices and routine maintenance of the trap will increase the probability of meeting the discharge limits of the ordinance. Indoor grease traps are much smaller in design and therefore need more maintenance to prevent the FOG from reaching the sanitary sewers. Make sure baffles and deflector shields are installed properly.
The Water Resource Recovery Facility also recommends that dishwashers and garbage disposals bypass small, indoor grease traps as the FOG is emulsified by detergents, sending it on down the sanitary sewers.
If the trap is not cleaned frequently or correctly, it will not perform well and could put your FSE at risk of violating FOG discharge limits.
There is a 25% rule that applies to both grease interceptors and grease traps that states the FOG (floats to the top) and solids (settles to the bottom) content of the device should not be in excess of 25% of the grease interceptor/trap depth. Typically, cleaning frequencies for grease traps may be in the range of daily to weekly. Cleaning frequencies for grease interceptors can be expected to be monthly or quarterly.
This 25% rule allows the wastewater enough residence time inside the device to effectively remove the FOG and solids from the wastewater before it reaches the sanitary sewer system.
The single most important thing you can do to help extend the length of time between maintenance and saving your facility in maintenance expense is to use diligence in dry cleanup prior to wet cleanup. Scrape food debris in the garbage and dry-wipe the dishes prior to immersion in hot water (sink or dishwasher).
The City ordinance prohibits the use of enzymes, emulsifying chemicals, hot water or other agents as a grease abatement method to grease removal devices or drains. These chemicals keep the FOG emulsified long enough to become a serious problem downstream as dilution of the chemical allows for the FOG to congeal and decrease pipe capacity having the potential to cause a serious blockage and sanitary sewer overflow.
Please contact the Water Resource Recovery Facility for more information.
The Water Resource Recovery Facility will be performing unscheduled compliance inspections. The important items the Water Resource Recovery Facility will be checking are:
Enforcement actions could include, but not limited to, the following:
When inclement weather is in the area sirens will go off. Sirens are maintained by the Warren County Emergency Management office. Sign up to be notified of siren alerts by clicking this link.
Submit your event information to the IT Department at City Hall or send an e-mail to email@example.com Only non-profit events are allowed.
The city posts all recorded meetings online typically within 24 hours of their original broadcast. Those meetings can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://cityofindianola.viebit.com/
If you are a resident of Iowa* and are older than 15 years old, you need a photo id with your current address to sign up for a library card. If your photo id does not list your current address, you can also bring a piece of mail pre-printed with your current address.
Children under 16 need parental permission. A parent or guardian can bring a child to the library to sign up for a card.
*In addition to being an Iowa resident, you must live in a community which participants in Iowa's Open Access library program. Almost all communities in Iowa participate in this program. Communities in Warren County that are not Open Access participants are the incorporated towns of Ackworth, Martensdale, St. Mary's, Sandyville, and Spring Hill. Residents of rural Warren County are Open Access participants.
Please call the Parks & Recreation office at 515-961-9420 during regular office hours to set up an account, or to add a new family member.
Be ready to provide birth dates for each member of your household.
Deadlines are used as a tool to determine whether there is enough interest in a class/activity to invest time and money. If a class minimum isn't met by the deadline, the activity may be canceled. In fact, the quickest way to kill a program is to wait until after the deadline to try to register!
Does missing the deadline mean you can't get into the class? In some cases, participants will still be able to register for an activity until the class is filled. Missing a deadline doesn't always mean you have to miss the activity.
But early registration guarantees you and your family members a spot in your favorite activities, as some classes fill before the deadline.
A Resident is any person who lives within the city limits of Indianola. This is not to be confused with school attendance, because city and school district boundaries are not the same. You may have an Indianola mailing address, but reside outside of the city limits.
Indianola residents make a significant contribution to the financing and operation of the Indianola Parks and Recreation Department through city property taxes. These taxes are paid whether or not individuals participate in programs or use facilities. Therefore, Indianola residents receive a discount off the regular fee.
To ensure equity, nonresidents (those living outside the Indianola city limits) will pay the regular program or facility fee.
The Indianola Parks & Recreation Fee Assistance Program focuses on opening doors to recreation for children who could not otherwise afford it. By using the Key Card, the holder is eligible to receive up to $100 per child per year to be applied as a 50% discount for many Parks & Recreation classes, events and programs. Pool passes are also available at a reduced rate.
Please contact one of these agencies to determine if your family is eligible for the program:
If you qualify, the agency will let us know. After we receive notice of your eligibility, simply call our office at (515) 961-9420 to register and pay with a debit/credit card, or visit in person to pay with cash/check.
Refunds/credits will gladly be given as long as your refund request is made by 5:00pm on the business day prior to the start of the program, less all costs already incurred. Any time after that date, a pro-rated refund/credit will only be granted for illness, medical reasons or other unavoidable circumstances. Physician's written verification required. Must make request within 7 working days.
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FingerprintingThe Warren County Sheriff's Office performs fingerprinting services for the purpose of background checks and employment. The cost is $10.00 per card. These services are offered by appointment by calling 515-961-1104 or 515-961-1098.Individuals in need of this service will need to bring their blue applicant cards (preferably not filled out) to the Sheriff's Office at 1801 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, Iowa and pay the required fee.
We recommend citizens advise us if they are leaving town and their residence will be unoccupied. Please call or come to Indianola Police Department to fill out vacation check form. Bring to the police station or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic citations are payable at the Clerk of Court office at 115 N Howard St, Indianola, Ia 50125 or online and follow the steps.
Parking tickets are payable at City of Indianola Front desk or the Indianola Police Department. Parking tickets may be paid on line.
The Community Development Department will begin registering and inspecting rental properties located in Ward 1 of Indianola on July 1st, 2022. Please see the following table to see future dates for other wards