The City Council met for a worksession on Tuesday to review progress on major construction projects, an update on the FEMA Community Rating System, a stormwater update, and a discussion about telecommunications options for Urbandale.

The Public Works & Engineering department updated the Council on major construction projects in Urbandale including annual street maintenance, the Parks and Public Works Maintenance Facility and the status of major transportation projects like the reconstruction of 104th Street and 72nd Street, as well as the Urban Loop interchanges at Meredith Drive and Iowa 141. The department also presented information about FEMA’s community rating system and how Urbandale’s participation in this program benefits homeowners by helping to lower their insurance premiums.

The Economic Development department briefly introduced a potential project for additional telecommunications options for Urbandale. The City Council will meet again on Tuesday (before the regularly scheduled Council meeting) to do a deep dive on the topic.

Before concluding the work session, Mayor Andeweg initiated a discussion on the possibility of the City Council encouraging the use of face coverings by the Urbandale public. It is expected that the City Council will consider this topic at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 28. Read More .