Posted on: April 27, 2017

Urbandale wins Grand Blue Mile-Healthiest State Initiative 'Set the Pace' Challenge

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Urbandale had the highest percentage of its residents participating in Grand Blue Mile — measured by the number of registrants for a given ZIP code against the community’s total population.  The $10,000 award will be used on a...

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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Silkwood Crossing Plat 1 Final Plat Approved

This initial plat proposes 42 single-family residential lots on 15.45 acres in the southeast part of the larger 76 acres of development, between 142nd Street and 148th Street.  The lots generally have widths of 75 to 80 feet, with the corner lots...

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

Des Moines Electrical Apprenticeship Parking Lot Expansion Site Plan Approved

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The Des Moines Electrical Apprenticeship Training Trust purchased this property in December 2016.  As the new owners of this facility, additional parking has beenproposed to accommodate their training program.  The parking lot currently ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Ramsey Auto Addition Site Plan Approved

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This site plan proposes the construction of a 10,320 square foot building along with 25,738 square feet of associated vehicle parking/storage area in the Ramsey Auto development for new car detailing and preparation.  The exterior materials of th...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Urbandale Gives Donated Money to Furry Friends Refuge

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Since 2012, the City has been setting aside donated monies collected through the animal licensing program for a future building project associated with the sheltering of dogs and cats that come into the possession of our animal control officers and need t...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Public Hearing set for Fire & Municipal Code

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The 2017 State legislature approved the sale and use of fireworks, which awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.  Should it become State law, the City would need to amend its Chapter 92 of the Fire Code and Chapter 133 of the Cit...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Parks & Recreation Department Purchases 9 Trucks

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Five separate Bid Packages were prepared, based on intended use of each set of vehicles.  A total of 8 will be 4WD trucks and 1 is a cab-over dump truck. All vehicles will be used for parks, facility maintenance and snow removal activities. &...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

Pool Facade Renovation Approved

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This renovation project would replace the exterior precast panels on the office portion of the Swimming Pool facility due to safety concerns.  The low bid in the amount of $63,390 is $23,390 (58%) more than the than the architect’s esti...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

2017 Floor Mat, Mop Head & Janitorial Amenity Services Contract

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The contract would provide weekly floor mat services for City facilities at City Hall, Engineering, Community Development, Public Works, Parks, Senior Recreation Center, Swimming Pool, Lions Shelter, Giovannetti Community Shelter and the Wellness Center. ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Waterford Park Oxbow Restoration Project

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This project would provide for the restoration of oxbows wetlands along Walnut Creek in Waterford Park. An oxbow is a meander of a stream that has been cut off from the present flow of water.  The project is estimated to cost a total of $75,000. ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Public Hearing set for the 72nd Street & I35/80 Storm Sewer Project

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This project would provide for the installation of sub-drain, storm sewer and intakes on 72nd Street at the I-35/80 overpass to intercept groundwater that seeps onto 72nd Street causing icing issues during the winter.  It is anticipated that this...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

Public Hearing set for 2017 Sanitary Sewer Spot Repair Program

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This program would provide for the repair of three sanitary sewer defects near the intersection of Patricia Drive and Hickman Road, and the adjustment of a

manhole near the intersection of 106th Street and Douglas Avenue.  This project will be fun...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Public Hearing set for 2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining Program

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The program would install lining of approximately 5,500 feet of sanitary sewer at various locations throughout the City.  The cost of this project will be funded by the

Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District and the Urbandale Windsor Heights Sanitary Distr...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Urbandale and Grimes Sign Roadway Maintenance Sharing Agreement

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The proposed agreement requires that the City of Urbandale perform routine maintenance and snow removal on the following streets:

· Meredith Drive from ¼ mile west of 128th Street to 142nd Street

· Aurora Avenue from ¼ mi...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Urbandale Sells $18.65 Million in Bonds

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The 2017-2022 Capital Improvements Program, as adopted January 17, 2017, anticipates the expenditure of approximately $15,165,600 for various public improvement projects during construction year 2017.  These projects required general obligation d...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program for Walker Johnston Park

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Under the pilot program food vendors would need to be invited and coordinated through the Tournament Director, who would have already reserved and rented the

fields at the complex, and provided the appropriate hold harmless agreement and insurance certific...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Erickson Commercial Park Site Plan Approved

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This site plan proposes the construction of a 9,743 square foot, one-story office building in the existing Erickson Commercial Park.  A site plan was approved in 2007 for 4 one-story office buildings on this site of which only two were built. &am...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Property Purchase for Meredith Drive Paving Project - 156th to 170th Streets

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The City had an appraisal prepared for the property at 15808 Meredith Drive for the purchase of the entire 5.25 acre parcel including the structures.  The house will be too close to the proposed right of way to allow for the construction of the M...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

2017 Arbor Day Proclamation

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The Proclamation reads: Whereas, the City Council approved Ordinance Number 2002-15 on August 20, 2002, which created the Urbandale Tree Board as ad advisory board to the Parks and Recreation Commission; and Whereas, trees conserve soil and water, clean t...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Popular Urbandale Trail Closed Due to Repair Needs

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The project is anticipated to begin the week of April 17th and is expected to be completed by the end of May. For more information please contact Jan Herke, Director of Parks and Recreation at 515-331-6793 or jherke@urbandale.orgRead on...

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Dallas County Vote

Dallas County officials noted that all 34 voting precincts will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM and you must vote in the precinct in which you live. You can learn more about this vote at community information meetings and you can sign up to tour the curr...Read on...

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