CIRTPA to host Public Information Meetings in July for Roadway Safety

The Central Iowa Regional Transportation Alliance (CIRTPA) will hold a series of public information meetings across Central Iowa regarding the regional Comprehensive Safety Action Plan. The Plan is being developed as part of the Safe Streets for All program, which aims to prevent deaths and serious injuries for all users on the nation’s roadways. The meetings will be held in an open house format with no formal presentation.

Please do not comingle refuse

Reminder to be mindful of which container is being used for yard waste, recycling, and garbage. There continues to be comingling of refuse in the wrong cans which leads to a recycling or yard waste load being contaminated.

Please review ordinance 105.06:

105.06 – SEPARATION OF YARD WASTE REQUIRED: All yard waste shall be separated by the owner or occupant from all other solid waste accumulated on the premises and shall be composted on the premises or set out for collection in accordance with the collection procedures established by the City.

Nuisance Abatement – City Wide Assessment of Properties

With the support from City Council, city staff will start assessing all properties in the city the week of June 24, 2024, to review conformance with the city’s nuisance abatement requirements. Please clean up your properties prior to this date to avoid receiving communications from city staff about cleaning up your property including possible enforcement action.

Braun Intertec on site Friday June 14 taking boring samples

Friday, June 14, 2024, around 9 am, Braun Intertec is scheduled to start drilling sample borings near the intersection of E Jefferson St and Marshall St as part of the Phase 3 water and street reconstruction project. The process will begin at boring site number 3 and proceed to site number 4, as shown on the provided map. Work is expected be completed by 4pm on the same day.

Community Shred Day, June 8th!

On Saturday June 8, 2024, MDS Records Management will be on site with a shredding truck to accept confidential paper documents residents would like to dispose of from 9am to Noon, located at 9001 W Second (city water plant parking lot).

One box or bag limit per resident please and do not leave bags/boxes unattended prior to the event start time. Call City Hall with any questions at 515-994-2649.

Remaining storm debris

The Public Works team is still working hard to clear the remaining curbside limb debris. Currently, they are working in the northwest section of town and will move to the northeast section next.

As of May 31st, limb debris should no longer be set curbside, but may be taken to the water plant drop-off site.

For everyone’s safety, please observe barricades and do not enter work zones. Thank you.

Reminder of final day for curbside storm limb debris placement

REMINDER – Today is the final day for curbside placement of fallen storm tree debris that is less than 6″ diameter and 4 ft in length for pickup by public works staff. The team is currently picking up curbside debris on the south side of town and will then continue to work into other parts of town, as necessary. For safety, please avoid entering their work zones or driving around safety cones. Your patience is appreciated as the removal of such debris takes time.

Larger diameter debris in less than 4 ft lengths can still be taken to the water plant location for disposal. The City Administrator and Jasper County EMA are finalizing an action plan. More will be communicated once that is determined. If any resident would like any of the wood or mulch located at the water plant location, you are welcome to collect it safely.