Posted on: October 12, 2017

MWA Now Offers Bag & Take Compost

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Residents can self-fill and self-load the bags at our Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes.   Bags are only available at the Northwest Transfer Station for now as a pilot program, but we’re looking forward to expanding in the future! &n...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

City Council Approves Prescribed Parkland Burns

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Prescribed burning as a maintenance practice in park systems is commonly used as a very effective way to manage certain areas of parkland, and to improve native and prairie areas.   The prescribed burns would only be conducted when weather condit...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Public Hearing set for Sanitary Sewer Easement Vacation

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The request proposes vacating a portion of a Sanitary Sewer Easement on Lots 9-13 in Mandalay Plat 1 (previously platted as Outlot X in Berkshire Crossing Plat 1).  A Sanitary Sewer Easement was recorded on December 29, 2004.  A portion ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2017

Silkwood Crossing Plat 2 Final Plat Approved

Silkwood Crossing Plat 2 Final Plat

Plat 2 will consist of 40 single-family residential lots on 14.39 acres, located on the southwest side of the development and north of Plat 1.  The lots generally have widths of 75 to 80 feet, with the corner lots being wider as required. &nb...

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Posted on: October 14, 2017

Van Meter Parking Lot Addition site Plan Approved

Van Meter Parking Lot Addition Site Plan

This site plan pertains to the Van Meter property located to the west of 121st Street in the vicinity of the intersection at Ridgemont Drive.  This site plan proposes the addition of 25 parking spaces along the east side of the property near 121s...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

New Hope Assembly of God Church Site Plan Approved

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This site plan pertains to property located near the northeast corner of 70th Street and Townsend Avenue, and known locally as the “New Hope Assembly of God Church”.  This site plan proposes the removal of an internal landscap...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

7301 Hickman Road Box Culvert Extension Site Plan Approved

7301 Hickman Road Box Culvert Site Plan

The approved site plan pertains to property located at the northwest corner of 73rd Street and Hickman Road, adjacent to the parking lot for “Kmart”.  The property is currently vacant and no buildings are proposed with this site plan.  T...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Mayor Andeweg Makes CIP Committee Appointments

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The CIP Committee consists of 9 members.  Mayor Andeweg appointed Mike Carver and Tom Gayman from the City Council; John Bouslog from the Parks and Recreation Commission; Bridget Montgomery from the Planning and Zoning Commission; Steve Bass from...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Police Department Warns of Recent Fraud Attempts

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The caller requests the victim to send cash in order to save their family members life.  The alleged kidnappers are asking family members to wire the money to Mexico and to destroy the receipt.  All of the claims of kidnapping have been ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Urbandale Wins Best Built Environment Voice of the People Award

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Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), residents in the Urbandale community reported the highest ratings for Built Environment compared with all other participating jurisdictions.  The Voice of the Pe...

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Posted on: October 14, 2017

Urbandale Police Department Hosts National Drug Take Back Event

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Bring your pills for disposal to the Urbandale Police Department (front lobby) at 3740 86th Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50322. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questio...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Leaf Drop Off

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Urbandale residents may drop off leaves, free of charge, at the Urbandale Public Works Facility, 9401 Hickman Road, on Saturdays from October 28 thru November 11, 2017.

Residents may bring leaves in any paper yard waste bag from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: October 8, 2017

Urbandale Applies for State Farm Companies Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant

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The City Council approved a grant application to the State Farm Companies Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants for the Urbandale Home Efficiency Program. The grant application seeks $10,000 to help fund a energy efficiency revolving loan program.

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Posted on: October 7, 2017

Plum Drive Temporary Road Closure

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The City Council approved a temporary road closure for Plum Drive, from 170th Street to approximately 870 feet west. It is anticipated the Plum Drive would open in the summer of 2018.

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Applies for CMAQ Grant for 128th Street & Hickman Road Project

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The U.S. Highway 6 Corridor Study is currently in progress and will make recommendations for improvements at that intersection to reduce congestion.  The preliminary estimated cost for the project is in the range of $2,900,000. CMAQ funds will co...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Urbandale Municipal Code Updated to Prohibit Trees in the Right-of-Way

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There is currently no ordinance specifically allowing or preventing the planting of trees in the right-of-way.  There is a supplemental specification to the Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) that requires City Council approval for...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

City Approves Asbestos Removal for Meredith Drive Project

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This removal will allow for the future demolition and removal of the structures on the property for the reconstruction of Meredith Drive, from 156th Street to 170th Street.  The asbestos removal would be completed by October 15, 2017.  

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Posted on: October 1, 2017

Listen To and Revive Civility Month

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Make October Listen To and Revive Civility Month, the Mayor encourages all residents to practice civility by listening respectfully to people who have different views, avoid using language that is insulting or derogatory to others, and support efforts to ...

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Urbandale News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Safe Disposal Bright Idea!

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CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs are hazardous due to their mercury content and LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs contain hazardous material in the form of lead.  Both belong at a hazardous disposal site to be safely recycled. Incandescent bulbs, h...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Informational Meetings on Proposed Urbandale Fire Station #43

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The open houses will serve to present project goals and objectives, as well as answer questions about this project and the special referendum vote.  Community members are encouraged to meet City staff who will be available to describe the propose...

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