Weekly Update - 2018

  1. December 28, 2018
  2. December 21, 2018
  3. December 14, 2018
  4. December 7, 2018
  5. November 30, 2018
  6. November 23, 2018
  7. November 16, 2018
  8. November 9, 2018
  9. November 2, 2018
  10. October 26, 2018
  11. October 19, 2018
  12. October 12, 2018
  13. October 5, 2018
  14. September 28, 2018
  15. September 21, 2018
  16. September 14, 2018
  17. September 7, 2018
  18. August 31, 2018
  19. August 22, 2018 - Early Edition
  20. August 17, 2018
  21. August 10, 2018
  22. August 3, 2018 
  23. July 27, 2018
  24. July 20, 2018
  25. July 13, 2018
  26. June 22, 2018
  27. June 15, 2018
  28. June 8, 2018
  29. June 1, 2018
  30. May 25, 2018
  31. May 18, 2018
  32. May 11, 2018
  33. May 4, 2018
  34. April 27, 2018
  35.    April 18, 2018 -   Early Edition
  36. April 13, 2018
  37. April 6, 2018
  38. March 16, 2018
  39. March 9, 2018
  40. March 2, 2018
  41. February 23, 2018
  42. February 16, 2018
  43. February 9, 2018
  44. February 2, 2018
  45. January 26, 2018
  46. January 19, 2018
  47. January 12, 2018
Joint Meeting
Please note that the joint meeting with the City Council and the School Board to discuss the topic of a school resource officer will be on Monday, January 14th.  It is anticipated that the meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s new administrative office building.  A separate calendar notice will be forthcoming.

IDOT Request
Staff has prepared a brief survey soliciting feedback on IDOT's request/proposal to restripe portions of highway 92 from four lanes to three lanes.  The survey will be available on the City's website and advertised via social media.  We are hoping to have this available after the holidays, at the latest.

Chamber Dinner
As you are aware, the City is an investor in the Chamber.  Based on the City’s investor level, the City is afforded a table of eight to the annual Chamber dinner.  This event is scheduled for January 17th at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  If you plan on attending, please let me know so that I can make the necessary arrangements with the Chamber.  Please let me know if you plan to attend by January 11th.  

TRM Christmas Tree Pick-up
In response to inquiries from their customers, TRM will be offering a Christmas Tree pick-up program.  The original option for TRM was to haul the trees to Winterset, but this cost would be prohibitive to residents.  In order to provide a cost effective solution to residents, TRM asked if they can deliver the trees to the City’s brush facility, which would drastically reduce the price to residents.  In allowing this access to the facility, TRM will be providing the City a per tree reimbursement to offset the cost of the chipping that will be done later as a result of the June storm damage and other chipping efforts.  

Stormwater Projects
Earlier today staff had our monthly project review meeting with the City Engineer.  One of the topics discussed was the upcoming bidding for our stormwater projects.  There are currently three budgeted projects that will be bid in February.  In addition to these three, there is one additional project – a stream stabilization project – that qualifies as an emergency repair that will also be bid out.  This issue was recently brought to the City’s attention by a resident and is in the vicinity of the S O Street neighborhood.  All of these projects will be included for Council approval at an upcoming meeting following the receipt of submitted bids. 

BRAVO Letter
Attached, please find a letter from BRAVO Greater Des Moines thanking the City for its partnership.  

CVB Briefing
Attached is the CVB’s November monthly brief. 

IMU Customer Service Center
IMU’s new customer service facility will be open for business on January 14, 2019.  Staff currently stationed at City Hall will move Friday, January 11th. While there will be IMU staff in City Hall to assist customers, walk-in payments will not be able to be taken in that day.  IMU has posted signs announcing that the payment drop box on the west side of City Hall is no longer taking payments. The south parking lot payment drop box is still operational and will be relocated on January 14th to IMU’s new facility. This information may also be found on social media.
Holiday Hours
A friendly reminder that non-emergency offices will be closed on Tuesday (1/1) for New Years.
Out of the office
I will likely be out of the office on Monday, but will be available by email and cell phone.  
Upcoming City Council Agenda
This will be provided in next week’s update email. 
Community Development Updates
Attached are various updates provided by Community Development.  Please note that the property maintenance report does not show those properties that have been provided to legal counsel for the next step in the enforcement proceedings.
Property Maintenance Database
Expired Permits Report