The Mayor and City Council met on Tuesday, October 18, and Mayor Andeweg began by approving routine items such as meeting minutes, bills, and license renewals.

The City Council approved a $736,000 bid to repurpose the vacant Parks Maintenance Facility and turn it into office space for the Parks & Recreation Department. Located southeast of the Library, this project is part of a master plan for the Indoor/Outdoor Recreation Mini-Plex. The new office space should be complete by the summer of 2023.

The City Council also approved a master plan for Lions Park. The master plan process included multiple public input opportunities and the comments received were considered and utilized to develop the final master plan. The plan has two main phases, with the initial phase including development opportunities within the next five years. The long-term extended phasing plan would include larger investment options that would likely require a future voter-approved bond referendum.

Urbandale continues to grow north and west; the Council approved a final plat near 170th Street and Waterford Road for 89 single-family lots.

The City Council approved a $155,000 purchase for four cardiac monitors/defibrillators for the Fire Department.

The Mayor and City Council will meet again on Tuesday, November 1, for a regular meeting. Read More.