Posted on: October 20, 2017

Urbandale Issues Call to Artists

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The Urbandale Public Art Committee will oversee the selection of 3-4 sculptures which will be displayed in the Urbandale Art Park for an annual exhibition during 2018-19.  Selected artists will receive a $1,500 stipend for loaning the work for th...

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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 22, 2017

City Purchases 35,000 Gallons of Liquid Calcium Chloride for Snow & Ice Removal

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The City Council approved the low bid of Jerico Services, Inc., in the amount of $0.77 per gallon for liquid calcium chloride to use in the City's snow and ice control operations.

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Posted on: October 21, 2017

Center Pointe Business Park Stream Mitigation Project Agreement Approved

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The Development, Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement was prepared by City staff and states that the developer will fund the construction and maintenance for this project, repair any damage caused by the construction, restore the park, provide insu...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

IDOT Funding Agreement for 86th Street Preservation Project Approved

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Under the agreement, the Iowa DOT would provide STP grant funds of $500,000 for the 86th Street Preservation Project – Aurora Avenue to the north corporate limits.  Also included in the agreement is an estimated $157,800 for repairs to ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

100th Street Interchange Grading Settlement Agreement

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The settlement agreement was negotiated with West Urban Development. The property owner has agreed to dismiss the appeal of the value established at the condemnation hearing.  In exchange the City agrees to an additional payment of $60,300 ($17,8...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Douglas Avenue Gateway Enhancements Bid

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Preliminary plans and specifications have been completed for the Douglas Avenue Gateway Enhancements.  As designed, this project would provide for the installation of 4 gateway signs, landscape beds and plantings at the Douglas Avenue Interchange...

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 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 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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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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