Posted on: June 25, 2017

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining Program Expanded

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This project initially provided for the lining of approximately 5,500 feet of sanitary sewer at various locations.  This change order was prepared to add 1,294 feet of lining at three additional project locations, to be fully funded by the Urband...

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Posted on: June 24, 2017

BMW of Des Moines Detail Shop Site Plan Approved

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This site plan proposed the construction of a 900 square foot building in the northeast corner of the BMW of Des Moines auto dealership facility located at 9631 Hickman Road.  The new building will house the car detailing and preparation services...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Urbandale Dedicates "Martin Field" and "Justin Martin Drive"

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The Urbandale City Council approved a request by the Justin Martin Commemorative Committee to name the field next to the Police Station "Martin Field" and the name the drive off of Douglas Ave. to the Police Station "Justin Martin Drive".

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Traffic Congestion - Hickman Road & I80/35

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This large scale event will have thousands in attendance and could create substantial traffic congestion on Hickman Road west of 100th Street and East of 121st Street.  Traffic on Interstate 80/35 could be significantly impacted during the event ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Urbandale Applies for a COPS Hiring Program Grant

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The 2017 grant application is due July 10, 2017, and if awarded will cover up to 75% of entry-level salary and benefits for three years.  The maximum federal share is $125,000 per officer.  The grant requires that the positions awarded b...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

OBI Creative Hired to Implement I35/80 Corridor Branding

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City staff and community stakeholders have worked with OBI Creative in the first half of 2016 to define a name, logo and tagline for the I-35/80 corridor in Urbandale.  That work will soon be completed and the implementation phase of the work wil...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Public Hearing set for Sanitary Sewer Easement Request

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The request proposes vacating a portion of a Sanitary Sewer Easement on Outlots J and K in Bent Creek Estates Plat 5.   

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City Vacates Portion of Public Walkway

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The owners of Lot 6 applied for a permit to install a fence and that required the City to vacate a portion of the walkway easement on the property.  The public utility portion of the easement remains at 20 feet.  However, City staff dete...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

Big County Bash Fireworks Display Approved

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The request meets all of the requirements within the Fire Code.  The professional pyrotechnics company J & M Displays will be conducting the fireworks display.  There is no rain date for this event.

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Urbandale Approves Public Works Mutual Assistance Agreement

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Each party would bear liability to its own personnel, equipment and facilities when providing assistance.  The agreement also allows for a party to be reimbursed for personnel, equipment and supply costs associated with providing mutual aid. &...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Purchases 3 New Police Vehicles

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The City Council approved the purchase of 3 new police vehicles from Stivers Ford. The vehicles will be used for patrol operations within the Urbandale Police Department.

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Urbandale Supports Compressor Controls Corporation IEDA Application

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Compressor Controls Corporation’s application to IEDA is for up to $32,500 in direct financial assistance under the High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP).  Compressor Controls Corporation is investing in remodeled leased office space and is ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Public Comment Wanted on Pedestrian Access Route Transition Plan

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The transition plan is available for viewing from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday at 3600 86th Street. It is also available at http://www.urbandale.org/749/Pedestrian-Access-Route-Transition-Plan.  If an accommodation is needed for revi...

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