Posted on: June 29, 2017

Council Approves Updated Fee & Fine Schedule

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The City Council approved the updated Fee & Fine Schedule for the City of Urbandale's services. Most fees stayed the same.

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

City's Insurance Coverage Renewed for FY17/18

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The FY2017/18 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) insurance coverage was approved by the City Council, at a total cost of $408,647.03. This was a 2.8% decrease from the previous fiscal year.

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Council Approves Temporary Closure of a Frontage Road

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In 2016 the City Council approved the site plan for Douglas Acres West development.  Included in this site plan was to provide the Frontage Road direct access to Douglas Avenue.  The Douglas Acres West development of Philips Park lots 2 ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Waterford Creek P.U.D. Approved

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This request pertains to a 145-acre property located on the northeast corner of the intersection of 156th Street and Waterford Road.  The property is currently used for agricultural purposes and does not have any residences or other buildings. &a...

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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

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 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 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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