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 25, 2017

"Tour de Cure" Bike Ride Event

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The American Diabetes Association requested to utilize trails in western Urbandale along 128th Street, Douglas Parkway and 156th Street for a fundraising bike ride event on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The event would start at Lifetime Fitness in Ur...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Urbandale Dash 5K Run

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The Urbandale Dash is planned for Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  The run will start at Des Moines Christian School, travel on the trail along Douglas Parkway to the Bob Layton Trail in the Walnut Creek Regional Park, with a turnaround in ...

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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 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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