Posted on: February 21, 2018

Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOSST) Town Hall Meetings

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The meetings will begin at 6:00 pm and will include a short formal presentation.  After the presentation, City personnel will be available to discuss LOSST on an individual basis, to answer any questions, and obtain comments regarding the use of ...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 21, 2018

19 Businesses Pass & 4 Fail in Latest Tobacco Compliance Checks

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An 83% tobacco compliance rate was achieved with this round of compliance checks.  The businesses not passing the compliance checks were issued citations for non-compliance.  The 4 businesses that failed the compliance checks are Kum &am...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 25, 2018

Tour de Cure Bike Ride

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The American Diabetes Association requested to utilize trails in Urbandale along 128th Street, Douglas Parkway and 156th Street for a fundraising bike ride event on Saturday, June 30,2018.  The event will start at Lifetime Fitness in Urbandale, a...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Waterford Road Paving & Aurora Avenue Sidewalk Projects Approved

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This project will provide for the reconstruction of Waterford Road from 156th Street to 170th Street as a five-lane portland cement concrete roadway, and for the installation of a sidewalk on the south side of Aurora Avenue from 128th Street to 138th Stre...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 18, 2018

City to Sell $19.85 Million in Bonds

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The first issuance of $6,800,000 will be essential corporate purpose general obligation bonds.  The second issuance will be $50,000 in general corporate purpose general obligation bonds, and the third issuance is $7,000,000 in urban renewal gener...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

City Vacates Surface Water Flowage Easement

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The approved request will vacate the southern 8.0 feet of the 40-foot wide easement on all nine lots.  Vacation of this easement will provide more buildable area for each individual lot.  The civil engineer for this development has deter...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

86th Street Retaining Wall Replacement Approved

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This project would provide for the replacement of the existing wall with a large block gravity wall.  It is anticipated that this project would be completed by June 1, 2018.  The low bid is $5,450.00 (4.0%) lower than the project cost op...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 24, 2018

IEDA Contract with Deere & Company

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The contract with Deere & Company and IEDA is for investment tax credits, and a sales, service and use tax refund award from the High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP).  Deere & Company will invest in an approximately 134,000 square foot office...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

IEDA Financial Assistance Contract with IPG

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The IEDA, IPG – Industry People Group, Inc. DBA BirdDogHR and the City are signatories to a High Quality Jobs program contract which was approved by the City Council on September 16, 2015.  BirdDogHR is engaged in a process which is exp...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Fire Department Strategic Plan

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Strategic Planning is a systematic approach towards understanding the forces which impact our ability to create pathways towards meet the mission of our department.  The Fire Department's strategic planning process took place over a 12-month peri...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Walker Johnston Park Hillside Play Addition Approved

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In 2015 a hillside slide was installed at Walker Johnston Park.  Due to the steepness of the hill, the use of the slide has created excessive wear and erosion issues on the hillside.  The existing slide will remain in place and this proj...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 17, 2018

Contract Mowing Approved

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Th approved contract is for the general turf mowing and trimming services and would be a term of one season, with renewal options for two additional seasons.  A “mowing season” would be a seven month period beginning on April ...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

2017 Sidewalk Program Approved

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The low quote by Concrete Connection LLC, in the amount of $16,136.00, is $2,419.00 (13.0%) lower than the project cost opinion of $18,555.00.  The cost savings can primarily be attributed to lower than anticipated unit costs for the 4”...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

75th Street & Douglas Ave. Intersection Improvements Approved

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The low bid by Kingston Service, LLC, in the amount of $649,721.95, is $46,778.05 (6.72%) less than the engineer’s estimate of $696,500.00 for the project.  The cost savings can primarily be attributed to a lower than anticipated unit c...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Master Plan Completed for Dunlap Park & Arboretum

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The Master Plan which will provide a strategic plan for the park and arboretum, and give direction to City staff and the Dunlap Foundation for the development, enhancement and maintenance of the park for the next 10+ years.

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Public Hearing set for 2018 Storm Sewer Intake Rehabilitation Program

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Under this program, 39 intakes and 800 square yards of concrete pavement would be replaced in the Patricia Park, Colby Woods, Karen Acres and Rolling Green neighborhoods.  It is anticipated that the project would be completed by September 28, 201...

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