Waller's Weekly Update 2020

  1. July 2, 2020
  2. June 26, 2020
  3. June 19, 2020
  4. June 12, 2020
  5. June 5, 2020
  6. May 29, 2020
  7. May 22, 2020
  8. May 15, 2020
  9. May 8, 2020
  10. May 1, 2020
  11. April 24, 2020
  12. April 17, 2020
  13. April 10, 2020
  14. April 3, 2020
  15. March 27, 2020
  16. March 20, 2020
  17. March 13, 2020
  18. March 6, 2020
  19. February 28, 2020
  20. February 21, 2020
  21. February 14, 2020
  22. February 7, 2020
  23. January 31, 2020
  24. January 24, 2020
  25. January 17, 2020
  26. January 10, 2020
  27. January 3, 2020

Ryan Waller - City Manager

Independence Day Hours

Please note all non-emergency offices, including Library and Brush Facility, will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th in observation of Independence Day. Normal operational schedules resume on Monday, July 6th.

Re-Open Plan Matrix

The City Team continues to monitor and prepare appropriate plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a reminder, this is a fluid document meant to guide the decision-making process, as well as communicate out the updated status of impacted programs, services and facilities (Green = current status, in effect or open; Red = closed, not in effect, postponed).  All are asked to remain vigilant in social distancing, washing of hands, sanitizing efforts and monitoring of your health.
Re-Open Plan Matrix - Update 07-01-2020

July 6th City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet on Monday, July 6th for its regular meeting.  The agenda and meeting materials are available on the City’s website at https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/AgendaCenter.   The meeting will be aired live via the City’s YouTube Channel and a Zoom Webinar.

Traffic Signal Timing & Iowa Avenue Project Update

The contractor (Sternquist Construction) continued pavement reconstruction activity, which involved removing sandy soil and replacing it with good quality dirt from various locations of this project.  This is important as it will provide better support thereby helping extend the life of the new concrete surface.  As noted previously, the work to remove the sandy soil requires a change order, in the amount of $3,296, which will be presented for City Council consideration at its July 6th meeting.  Once subgrade preparation is completed, paving will commence.  This is expected to begin within a week or two.  The current contract for this project has a late completion date of July 17, 2020.  

Pavement & Intake Repairs

Streets Division staff completed repairs on a failed pavement section and a failed intake near the dead-end on Trail Ridge Road.  This work required 45 hours of labor and 14 cubic yards of concrete to repair a pavement area of 550 square feet.  Crews also completed repairs on a failed intake at the intersection of Lundahl Court and Orchard Avenue.  This work required a total of 42 hours of labor and 10 cubic yards of concrete to repair a pavement area of 350 square feet.

Grow Solar

Earlier this year, the City Council approved participation in a collaborative program that is designed to make it easier from community members to pursue high-quality renewable energy solar installations.  Over the next few months, the program will provide free, one-hour long educational sessions for members of the public. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, these “Solar Power Hours” are scheduled virtually and will provide prospective participants with information about how solar energy works. MREA representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. The program’s website, www.WarrenCounty.GrowSolar.org, features a sign-up form on which area residents and business owners can elect to receive an estimate or general program updates and Solar Power Hour announcements.
Warren County Grow Solar Press Release


Indianola’s response rate to the 2020 U.S. Census (70.7%) continues to outpace that of the State of Iowa (67.9%) and the Nation (61.9%).  Thank you all who have submitted their responses to date. If you have not yet submitted your response, please help us reach 100% and ensure our community doesn’t lose out on critical funding for roads, schools and other vital services.  

Warren County Justice Center (WCJC) Weekly Update

DCI reports that next week work will include foundation, masonry, underground electrical, and underground plumbing.  DCI also reports they will discontinue providing weekly updates, but will revisit if the need arises.

Upcoming City Council Agenda

Attached, please find the anticipated agendas for the July 20th and August 3rd 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).
Anticipated Draft Agenda - July 20, 2020
Anticipated Draft Agenda - August 3, 2020