Posted on: February 17, 2017

DART Service Change

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Beginning Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, the following changes will be made to better serve DART riders.  

  • Local Route 5 (Franklin Avenue) will be permanently adjusted to run on Woodland Avenue from 10th Street to Martin Luther King Jr Parkway to better serve...
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Posted on: February 16, 2017

USA Softball to Cease Operations for 2017

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On January 1, 2017 the Urbandale Sports Association (USA), who had leased Walker Johnston Softball complex from the City of Urbandale, defaulted on a loan that the City was a guarantor on.  This resulted in the City being required to pay off the ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

BYU Alumni Des Moines Chapter 5K Run

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The Brigham Young University (BYU) Alumni Des Moines Chapter requested to utilize trails in Colby Woods and Walker Johnston Park for their second annual “Halloween Hollow” 5K run fundraising event planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

WestPet enters into Animal Control Sheltering Services Agreement with Furry Friends Refuge

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The cities of Clive, Urbandale and West Des Moines are the participating cities within WestPet.  WestPet provides licensing and animal control services to the three participating cities.  The agreement with the Furry Friends Refuge would...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Urbandale Purchases Right-of-Way for the Meredith Drive Paving Project

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The Meredith Drive Paving Project would provide for the reconstruction of Meredith Drive from 128th Street west to 142nd Street as a four-lane roadway with left turn lanes including grading and storm sewer.  The area of the right-of-way being acq...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Marked Police Vehicles Get Traffic Control Pre-Emption Devices

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The Council approved the quotation from the Traffic Control Corporation for 13 traffic control pre-emption devices at $42,250 or $3,250 per unit.  It also approved the State Bid quotation from Keltek Corporation for the installation of the 13 tra...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Public Hearing set for Vacating a Portion of an Easement

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This request has been initiated by the developer and owners of Lots 28-34 in Waterford Landing Plat 5.  The request proposes vacating the eastern 10 feet of the easement on Lots 28 and 34 and vacating the eastern 20 feet of the easement on Lots 2...

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Posted on: February 19, 2017

Parks & Recreation Department Purchases New Tractor

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The Parks & Recreation Department will purchase 1 - 2017 Case IH Farmall 75C four-wheel drive diesel tractor to be used for parks operations and general park/trail

maintenance.  The low bid for the tractor was from Vetter Equipment for $25,000. &a...

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Posted on: February 18, 2017

2017 PCC Patch Program Phase 1 & 2 Public Hearings Continued

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The 2017 PCC Patch Program Phase 1 – Golfview Estates would provide approximately 13,000 square yards of concrete pavement to be replaced at 225 locations. The repairs will take place in the Golfview Estates area on Iltis Drive, Alpine Drive, Ta...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Douglas Parkway & 121st Street Intersection Improvements Approved

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This project will include the construction of a westbound right turn lane on Douglas Parkway to serve a new entrance to the Kum & Go Convenience Store at 3803 121st Street and that will be continuous to 121st Street.  It is anticipated that t...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Urbandale to Sell $19.1 Million in Bonds

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The proceeds from the anticipated April 2017 sale of these bonds would be used for the construction of various public improvement projects during construction year 2017 and the refunding of 3 existing bonds.  To cover the funding needs of Urbanda...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Van Meter Industries Site Plan Approved

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This site plan proposes the construction of a 65,918 square foot warehouse addition to the west side of an existing 54,954 square foot office-warehouse facility (19,270 square feet of office and 35,684 of warehouse), increasing the total building area to ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Environmental Stewardship Scholarship

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Environmental protection is at the core of what MWA does.  It drives daily operations, as well as the services offered.  For example, landfills are scientifically engineered to protect air quality and groundwater.  But MWA goes ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

What to Recycle - Back to Basics

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What Items Are Not Considered “Basic”?  Modern day products and packaging materials, like plastic toys and to-go containers, can often throw you for a loop.  Items like these that are made of multiple materials and mu...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Douglas Avenue Beautification Professional Services Agreement

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Under the agreement, Shive Hattery, Inc. would prepare preliminary and final design services for the improvements on Douglas Avenue at Interstate 35/80, including gateway monument signs, banner poles and site improvement and landscape plans.  The...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Public Hearing set for Memorial Park Trail

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This project would provide for the reconstruction of the existing trail with an 8 foot PCC trail from the Skate Park, starting just east of the Pedestrian Bridge, to 86th Street. It is anticipated that this project would be completed by June 15, 2017.

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Posted on: February 12, 2017

Public Hearing set for Aurora Avenue Paving - 109th Street to Railroad Crossing

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As designed, this project would provide for the reconstruction of Aurora Avenue from 109th Street to the Railroad Crossing as a two lane roadway with a left turn lane at 109th Street, and include grading and storm sewer. This paving will be 8¼ ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Public Hearing set for Deer Creek Sidewalk & Pedestrian Bridge

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The Deer Creek Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge Project would include the installation of a 5 foot wide sidewalk from the intersection of Deer Creek Trail and Hickman Road that would connect to the Raccoon Valley Trail including a pre-engineered steel truss...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

City Purchases 2 Public Art Pieces

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“Hooked” by artist Zach Bowman, will be purchased at a cost of $10,125 and installed in Deer Ridge West Park, 148th Street and Briarwood Lane.

“Arching Tulip” by artist Mike Sneller, will be purchased at a cost of $4,875 and installed at Sharon Heights Par...

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