The Mayor and City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 21, and began by approving routine items such as bills and minutes.
Clive, Urbandale, and Waukee are working together to facilitate the construction of a sanitary sewer through parkland that will ultimately connect to the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) sewer. The Council approved agreements that help clarify how the cities will cooperate regarding the coordination and construction of the project. The City of Waukee will be leading the project.
The City Council approved a $2 million bid for a pavement preservation project on Aroura Avenue from 86th Street to Tanglewood Drive, a $500,000 bid for a storm sewer intake rehabilitation project—that will replace 43 storm sewer intakes in various locations around the city, a $113,000 bid for playground equipment for Murphy Park, and park development work at Acadia Park. Frank and Shelley Mokosak, who live in the Acadia neighborhood, generously donated funds for an open shelter to be built at the park.
The City Council set a public hearing for Tuesday, March 7, to consider the proposed property tax levy for the upcoming fiscal year budget. The City’s proposed tax levy will not be changing, remaining the same at $10.01 per thousand dollars of assessed property value. The City maintains one of the lowest tax rates in the state for cities with populations of 15,000 and larger. It's important to remember that the City’s tax levy is just one part of your overall property tax bill. Property taxes are also levied by other agencies, like the School District your home is in and the County you live in. Those other agencies operate independently from the City and determine their own budgetary needs. Read more.