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CHRISTMAS IN BONDURANT

12/6/2019 -  Festivities start at 6 pm Saturday, Dec 7

BABYSITTER BASICS CLASS

12/6/2019 -  All students 5th grade and above are invited to attend the 4-H Babysitting Basics program on Friday, February 28, 2020.

ADULT & FAMILY OPEN GYM

11/25/2019 -  The gym at the Bondurant-Farrar Middle School is open to the public for FREE to stay active in the colder months every SUNDAY except 12/29 and 1/26. Click here for the available times.

COMPOST IT! SEASON

11/22/2019 -  Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste on your regular collection day, now through November 27.

CITY HALL CLOSING

11/21/2019 -  Due to upcoming City Hall construction and the holiday season there are a few office closures expected. Click here for more information.

BE A HELPING COMMUNITY MEMBER THIS HOLIDAY

11/21/2019 -  Every holiday, the City of Bondurant staff finds ways to give back. This year they are partnering with Central Iowa Shelter & Services by hosting a hats and mittens drive. Please bring brand new adult sized mittens and hats to put under our Christmas Tree at City Hall.

WORKERS NEEDED- CENSUS 2020

11/20/2019 -  Workers needed for Bondurant 2020 Census.

STREET SWEEPING

10/30/2019 -  To all residents: The Public Works Department is street sweeping in the month of November. Please help us by keeping your vehicles and garbage receptacles off the streets.

SNOW PLOWING 101

10/30/2019 -  Here are answers to the most commonly asked snow plowing and winter road condition questions. Please look through these questions first before calling. These answers will better inform you about our snow removal policies and procedures.

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL

10/30/2019 -  Friendly reminder to clear your sidewalks. Any accumulation which is visible must be removed.

SNOW ORDINANCE

10/30/2019 -  When do our vehicles need to be removed from the street? Find out here.

CITY PARK CLOSURE

10/30/2019 -  City of Bondurant's park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains are closed for the winter season. Restrooms at Lake Petocka and City Park will reopen in spring 2020. The Depot restrooms will remain open all winter long. Park users may continue using park shelters during the restroom closures.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

10/21/2019 -  Work being done in town. Keep yourself posted here.

UTILITY PAYMENT DROPBOX

10/21/2019 -  Drive-up and drop your payment in the box - easy peasy lemon squeezy! The box is moving for ease of drop - take a look at where it's heading!

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP SITE

10/18/2019 -  The City of Bondurant has a drop off box placed in the Bondurant City Hall office. The service is available M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COMPOST IT! TO DISPOSE OF LAWN CLIPPINGS, TWIGS, AND LEAVES

10/18/2019 -  Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste at your curb April 3 – November 27, 2019.

TOP THREE WAYS TO HANDLE FALL LEAVES

10/16/2019 -  Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. But don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put them to good use. Your leaves, branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:

NO PARKING ORDINANCE CHANGE: 900 BLK. OF WASHINGTON AVE. SE

10/14/2019 -  Starting Thursday October 17th, 2019 the 900 blk. of Washington Ave. SE will be changed to No Parking on both sides of the street from the intersection of Washington Ave. SE and Brick St. SE up to the intersection of Washington Ave. and NE Hubbell Ave. (Hwy 65).

POLICE IN BONDURANT WANT DRIVERS TO PAY ATTENTION

9/30/2019 -  Since the start of the 2019-2020 school year, there have been several reports of cars running the school crosswalk at Grant and 4th St SE and Grant and 3rd St SE.

FUNDRAISING IS UNDERWAY TO CONSTRUCT A DOG PARK

9/30/2019 -  A Bondurant Dog Park Committee was formed to start the fundraising efforts. Donation jars will be placed at local businesses and events are being molded for the upcoming holidays. Your help and support will be wholeheartedly welcomed!

BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FURRY FRIENDS!

9/25/2019 -  Hello! Just wanted you to be informed about Polk County Animal Control. The City of Bondurant wants to encourage all pet owners to keep track of their furry friends. If a call is made to PCAC and the pet's owner is determined there are fees incurred. When you pick up your pet a fee is collected and once the city is billed for services rendered another billing is sent to the pet owner. This is not ideal, but it's the pet owners responsibility to keep their pet under control. Please keep this in mind for the future.

CEMETERY PLOT PRICES

9/17/2019 -  Effective January 1, 2020, the purchase price for interment rights for a plot at the Bondurant Perpetual Cemetery will change.

CENSUS BUREAU EMPLOYEES VERIFYING ADDRESSES

9/3/2019 -  Starting this month, U.S. Census Bureau employees are knocking on doors to ensure the bureau has a complete list of addresses of where residents live. These addresses determine where the bureau will mail instructions and send the next major deployment of workers in 2020 for the headcount of every resident within the household.

UTILITY BILL DATE CHANGES

7/31/2019 -  For the last several years The City of Bondurant has billed approximately six to eight weeks in arrears for utilities (water, sewer and storm). As part of our conversion to a new utilities software program, we need to change this process to shorten the amount of time between when utilities are read and the bill is generated.

2ND STREET NORTH FUNCTIONAL DESIGN STUDY

7/8/2019 -  2nd Street N is the only east-west street spanning the width of the community and is found in the northern portion of Bondurant's corporate limits. The City has seen continual development including educational, residential and commercial uses. This study is the start of identifying the needed improvements to this corridor to improve traffic flow and control access. This was presented by Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. at April 1, 2019, City Council meeting.

IMPROVING STORMWATER FLOW THROUGH THE CITY

5/27/2019 -  Just to make everyone aware of some of the progress the City is making to improve stormwater flow through the city you will start to see some projects begin to take place.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY

5/20/2019 -  Safe playground equipment and adult supervision are extremely important, but it's only half of the equation: Kids must know how to be safe and act responsibly at the playground.

SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

5/8/2019 -  Damages were discovered over the weekend (5-3-19 to 5-5-19) at the Bondurant City Park and BRSC concession stands. Toilet paper was lit on fire. Park benches were sprayed with graffiti. Windows were broken. Restrooms were left a mess. Trash slued around the basketball courts. The city public parks are intended for everyone’s use and continued vandalism may result in closing the facilities – See Something Say Something.

5 REASONS TO OBEY THE LEASH LAW (YES, I’M TALKING TO YOU)

5/7/2019 -  55.12 LEASHING. All person owning dogs shall confine the same from running at large. It is the duty of every person owning a dog to: 1. Confinement Required. Confine said dog by good and sufficient means. 2. Control. Cause said dog to be under the control of a person competent to restrain and control the dog, either by leash, cord, chain or other similar restraint of sufficient strength, and not more than six (6) feet in length. 3. Restraint. Properly restrain in a motor vehicle, or house said dog in a veterinary hospital or registered kennel; 4. Obedience. Maintain control by obedience beside or “at heel,” unless the above conditions are also met.

TRAIL SAFETY

5/7/2019 -  It's a beautiful day — the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than getting outside? But wait! Before you go, let's find out how to stay safe.

SEEKING SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD FOR THE 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR

4/22/2019 -  Serving as a crossing guard for the City of Bondurant can be very rewarding as this position is invaluable to Bondurant youth and the community as a whole.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

4/10/2019 -  For the PLANNERS out there, here is this years Metro Waste Authority Holiday Schedule. If Bondurant is affected, separate notifications will be published.

PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS

4/10/2019 -  Licensing is required, so ask them to show you a city issued badge. If they do not have a badge and after they exit the premises contact Polk County Sherriff’s office at 515-286-3333.

THE ROLE YOUR ASSESSED VALUE PLAYS IN DETERMINING PROPERTY TAXES

4/2/2019 -  Following is an explanation of how property taxes are determined from the Iowa Department of Revenue.

SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS

4/1/2019 -  Most signage requires a permit with a few exceptions. Read more here...

A HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

3/28/2019 -  We can all play a part in taking an active role in converting our streams, creeks and surrounding green spaces into healthy systems that local residents, along with native fish and wildlife, can use as amenities, sanctuaries and habitats. As a homeowner, your part can be as simple as maintaining your car properly or building a rain garden on your lawn. This guide provides you with the steps and actions you can take to improve stormwater management on your property or in your community.

NOW HIRING - BONDURANT EMERGENCY SERVICES (PAID/CALL)

2/11/2019 -  Do you want to help out your community? Do you live in Bondurant city limits? Are you a firefighter (FF1) or an EMT (Iowa or NREMT)?

POLK COUNTY DOG LICENSE

1/1/2019 -  Even though the City of Bondurant doesn't require dog owners to register their pets through the City, we encourage you to obey Polk County's licensing requirement.

POTENTIAL RELOCATION OF THE BONDURANT POST OFFICE

12/20/2018 -  Questions and Answers for the community.

E-BILLS: A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY!

11/29/2018 -  Help the city save money due to the overhead cost related to printing, handling, processing, and posting paper bills each month. Any user choosing to receive an e-bill instead of a paper will, will be helping with the overhead cost of handling your monthly bill.

HOW TO PAY YOUR UTILITY BILL?

11/28/2018 -  Have your bill emailed and set-up autopayment today!

BONDURANT RECREATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX EXPANSION

4/4/2018 -  Ground has broke on expansion of the Bondurant Recreational Sports Complex - EXCITING NEWS FOR BONDURANT!

THE METRO HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

3/1/2018 -  The assistance is for housing repairs such as siding, roofs, windows, electrical and plumbing, as well as any city code violations up to $12,500.

LOOK OUT FOR LEAKS!

12/20/2017 -  Dripping faucets and whistling or hissing toilets waste water, even when no one is using them! Toilets often have “silent” leaks too. Here’s a handy way to tell: