Posted on: July 23, 2017

Urbandale Approves IDOT Agreement for Property on NW Urbandale Drive

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In 2019 and 2020, the Iowa DOT will be reconstructing the Iowa 141 Interchange at Interstate 35/80.  In preparation for this project, the Iowa DOT is acquiring access rights from a number of properties.  One of the properties is owned by...

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Posted on: July 22, 2017

Days Run Days - Neighborhood Party in the Park

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The “Days Run Days” is planned for Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Activities planned are bounce houses for kids, fire/police showing, a local band, catered cookout by Hy-Vee, and backyard games (frisbee, bags, bocce, e...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Aurora Avenue Road Closure

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Aurora Avenue will be reconstructed from the Railroad Crossing to 109th/112th Street. This work is beginning on Wednesday, 7/26 and 109th/112th St. will remain open throughout construction. Access will be maintained to local businesses.

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Helping Urbandale Build a Safer Community through Crime View

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This is why the Urbandale Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a crime mapping engine software available to the public through Crime View.  Crime View provides the community with verified crime data, which is extracted o...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Urbandale Police Department Will Hosts 9th Annual National Night Out Event

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On August 1st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the National Night Out event will involve a carnival atmosphere sponsored by local businesses, civic groups, law enforcement, and fire and emergency services partners.  The event is free to the public and offe...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

2017 Summer Blast

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The Meredith Drive Reform Church requested the use of Lions Park on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. for a Summer Picnic and Movie Night, which would be free and open to the public.  The church estimates that up to 500 peop...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Urbandale Approves Restated DART Agreement

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Under the governance changes, each Commission member will have one (1) vote, and weighted votes based on population would be allowed for specific situations, such as budget, funding, transit service levels, and Commission composition.  Census dat...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Highline Storage Site Plan Approved

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This site plan proposes a total of 86,337 square feet of mini-storage units with an office space on Lots 5 and 6 in the crossroads Business Park development.  The site layout shows 13 buildings ranging in size from approximately 737 to 11,902 squ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Police Facility Geothermal Expansion Project Goes to Bid

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This project would provide for the expansion of the Police Department’s geothermal HVAC system.  The project is anticipated to be completed by October 31, 2017.

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Mayor Appoints Member to the Board of Adjustment

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Sarah Kautz was appointed to the Board of Adjustment, serving until January 1, 2018.  Mayor Andeweg thanked Ms. Kautz for volunteering to better the Urbandale community.  The Board of Adjustment reviews appeals of the Zoning Ordinance an...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Radiant Point Preliminary Plat Approved

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This preliminary plat pertains to a 13.26-acre property located approximately 700 feet north of the intersection of 170th Street and Meredith Drive, on the west side of 170th Street.  This plat proposes 78 single-family detached residential lots....

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Mayor Appoints Member to the Library Board of Trustees

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Jeffrey Merrill was reappointed to the Library Board of Trustees, to serve until July 1, 2023.  Mayor Andeweg thanked Mr. Merrill for his past service and his dedication to the Urbandale Library.  

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Urbandale and Clive Sign Agreement to Expand Traffic Signal Preemption on Hickman Road

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This project will provide for the addition of 11 traffic signal preemption devices on Hickman Road shared by the Cities of Urbandale and Clive.  Under the Agreement, Clive would be the lead agency to coordinate the purchase, installation, operati...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

IP Pathways LLC High Quality Jobs Program Contract Amended

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IP Pathways LLC is obligated under the contract to create fifty-three (53) new jobs.  This amendment provides an extension of one year (from April 30, 2017 to April 30, 2018) to create the jobs and an additional year (from April 30, 2019 to April...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Wright Corner Preliminary & Final Plats Approved

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This preliminary plat and final plat cover a portion of the property that comprises the “Highland Meadows” Planned Unit Development (P.U.D.) Master Plan area, located in the southeast corner of the intersection of 170th Street and Wate...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Urbandale Police Department Applies for Body Armor Grant

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The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant program would reimburse the City of Urbandale for up to 50 percent of the cost for outfitting an officer with body armor.  The Police Department currently has 51 full-time police officers and 9 reserve offic...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Approved

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Prior to approval the City did not allow mobile food trucks and vendors to sell food within the City, even on private property.  The pilot program was created with input from the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.  The City Manager and the D...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

UPD's K9 Luke Receives Body Armor Vest

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K9 Luke’s vest is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bu...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Urbandale High School Homecoming Parade

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The parade would start at 6:00 p.m. and end at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The streets included in the approved request would need to be blocked starting around 5:00 p.m.  The staging area for the parade would be in the Middle School parkin...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

ADA Pedestrian Access Route Transition Plan Approved

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The goal of the Transition Plan is to ensure that the City creates accessible paths of travel within the public right-of-way as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for people with disabilities.  The Transition Plan will be updat...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

City Seeks Broker for Insurance Services

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The coverage to be negotiated, renewed, and placed annually for the City includes property, casualty/liability, crime, cyber liability, and workers compensation.  The intent is to enter into a 3 (three) year agreement with the option to extend fo...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

City Vacates a portion of a Sanitary Sewer Easement

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The approved request vacates a portion of a Sanitary Sewer Easement on Outlots J and K in Bent Creek Estates Plat 5.  These two outlots are owned by Christopher

Waddell and Lindsey Granbois.  The developer of Silkwood Crossing, a new deve...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Municipal Code Update for New No Parking Signs

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The City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2017-12 that would amend Chapter 78 of the City's Municipal Code to add no parking signs on Holcomb Avenue. The signs would be added from its intersection of 142nd Street to 550 feet west.

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