On an annual basis, the City of Webster City plans capital improvement projects and equipment needs over the span of five years. The project scheduling is developed according to priorities based upon need, desire, and importance of such improvements to the community within the constraints of the City’s ability to finance as well as implement and administer the projects.
To view the latest adopted Capital Improvement Plan, click here.
Because of the size of this project, we have a dedicated page where you can find updates and status of the project. To obtain more information, click here.
The Fairmeadow Drive Widening and Reconstruction Project will include roadway pavement replacement and rehabilitation. The road will be widened through the primary commercial section of the corridor to accommodate a center left turn lane and truck turning movements, including some storm sewer modifications. This project will also include the installation of sidewalk on the north side of the roadway to provide for connectivity from Des Moines Street to Superior Street. In addition to the road work being performed, the water main line will be replaced and increased in size. Some sanitary and storm sewer repairs will also be part of this project. It is currently in the planning and design phase and is anticipated to be under construction Spring of 2024 or early Summer 2024. The City is currently acquiring necessary easements for this project and anticipates letting in the Fall of 2023.
Because of the size of this project, we have a dedicated page where you can find updates and the status of the project. To obtain more information, click here.
The project converts the overhead electrical to an underground system. The City has a 25-year plan to convert overhead electrical to underground. The conversion will alleviate overhead outage problems ranging from old copper wire lines needing replacement, to weather influences, to animals climbing resulting in outages and in costly maintenance and repairs, but also help toward obtaining our goal of converting the entire distribution system from overhead to underground.
The tentative project schedule will be contingent on the lead times of materials. Because of current supply chain and market conditions, the City is anticipating 60-week lead times on some of the major components tied to this project. All materials have been ordered and are awaiting delivery. It is anticipated that all materials will arrive by the end of 2024.
The Splash Pad committee met in July to finalize the Request for Proposals. On August 8, 2023 the City Council voted to proceed with the Splash Pad project. The City is actively pursuing grants to help off-set the cost of the project and has launched a fundraising campaign. To help support the project, you can write a check to the City of Webster City with a note in the memo stating, “Splash Pad” and drop it off at Fuller Hall, 625 Bank Street or City Hall, 400 Second Street, during normal business hours or place it in the City Hall drop off payment box. You may also donate online via the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Fund and note “Splash Pad” in the comments: desmoinesfoundation.org/WebsterCityParksRec
The Splash Pad will be a 3,500 SF pass-through system with activator switches. The water will only flow when a user has activated the switch. The City will have control over the water feature run times and sequence in which they turn on when activated by users. The Splash Pad will be located at East Twin Park. You can view plans here. The estimated construction start date is Spring 2024 with a completion of Summer 2024.
The City selected a Pass Through System vs. a Recirculating System for the following reasons:
• A pass-through system is more cost effective upfront. A recirculating system would cost an additional $575,000 to $675,000 upfront than a pass through system. The estimate for a pass through system is $450,050 vs. $1,025,050 to $1,125,050 for a recirculating system.
• The pass-through system is simpler to operate and maintain.
• If a recirculation system had been chosen, the water would require chemical and ultra-violet lighting treatment; additional monitoring and water sampling; and regular refilling of the recirculation tank as water is diverted from making it back to the tank by users and evaporation.
• Because of the level of treatment required, there is more risk for diseases if chemicals are not kept up properly.
For more information about the project or an opportunity to be a corporate sponsor, please contact Breanne Lesher at 515-832-9125 or via email at email@example.com.
Seneca Foundry makes $50,000 donation to the Webster City’s Splash Pad Project
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KC Nielsen makes $5,000 donation to the Webster City Splash Pad Project.
People’s Credit Union makes a $5,000 donation to the Webster City Splash Pad Project.
Webster City Custom Meats makes a $25,000 donation to the Webster City Splash Pad Project.
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The City received a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) late 2021. The consulting engineering firm procured by the IDOT for this project performed observations and analysis of the areas surrounding the schools to identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations on how to improve the safety associated with transportation surrounding the schools in Webster City. HR Green reviewed findings with the City Council. The City Council approved the study on February 6, 2023. Staff will pursue grant opportunities to assist with implementation of some of the recommendations noted in the study.
The City replaced concrete panels along the Boone River Trail at two locations with Community Development Block Grant funds. Woodruff Construction completed the work on April 28, 2023.