The Mayor began the meeting on Tuesday, September 22, by asking for a moment of silence to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg was an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1993 until her death this year. Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, after Sandra Day O'Connor.

The City Council held a public hearing to consider bids for the Parks and Public Works Satellite Facility at the intersection of 170th Street and Waterford Road. The cost for this project was more expensive than previously estimated due to higher structural and utilities (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) costs. The Council accepted the low bid for $902,900 and it’s anticipated that this project would be completed by October 2021.

Last December the City Council approved an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation and the City of Clive for the addition of turn lanes at the intersection of 128th Street and Hickman Road. The agreement included widening Hickman Road to six lanes and constructing dual left-turn and single right-turn lanes on each approach to the intersection. The Council approved and authorized the implementation of an addendum to this original agreement to increase the project limits easterly to the west ramp of Hickman Road and Interstate 35/80. The addendum will also add the construction of a 10-foot wide trail on the north side of Hickman Road from Deer Creek Trail to the entrance of Heritage Park (Lifetime Fitness location). The increased scope of the project results in a City share cost increase from $400,000 to $1,500,000.

The City Council approved agreements with a company operated by Signature Commercial Real Estate to provide financial assistance associated with two redevelopment projects: the remodeling and repurposing of the former Kmart store at 72nd and Hickman Road and the remodeling and repurposing of the former Aamco service station on the same site. The former Aamco is now a location for Primary Health Care and the former Kmart building is being marketed by Signature for potential sale or lease.

The Council will meet again on Tuesday, October 6 for a regularly scheduled council meeting. Read More.