Archive for Living in Carlisle

Mayor’s Statement on COIVD-19 – March 17, 2020

Please see this link for a statement from Mayor Drew Merrifield regarding COVID-19. 

City COVID-19 Response Statement

Please follow this link to read a community notice regarding temporary changes to city services due to  COVID-19. 

Police Report- March 15, 2020

DISCLAIMER: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

On 3/9/20 an incident of disturbing the peace and quiet was reported in the 1300 block of Hardin Drive.

On 3/10/20 an incident of assault was reported in the area of South 5th Street and John Goodhue Road. Information was taken and a report made.

On 3/11/20 an incident of assault was reported in the 400 block of School Street. Information was taken and a report made.

On 3/11/20 an incident of trespassing was reported in the area of 3rd Street and Main Street.

On 3/11/20 an incident of burglary was reported in the 500 block of South 8th Street.

On 3/11/20 an incident of harassment was reported in the 500 block of North 4th Street.

On 3/11/20 an incident of assault was reported in the 400 block of School Street.

On 3/12/20 a single vehicle accident was reported in the area of School Street and Jefferson Street. Information was taken and a report made.

City Hall & Police Department Renovation Projects Update – March 11, 2020

Click here to see a letter from City Administrator Deven Markley on behalf of City Council regarding information about our City Hall and Police Department Renovation Projects. 

How Can You Stay Informed?

We will be sending updates out to the community in several ways:

We are also working with the Chamber of Commerce to provide a few opportunities for the business community and the public to be involved including ground breaking ceremonies and open houses for the buildings. Watch for those dates in the Carlisle Citizen and on our Facebook pages.

If there are any questions regarding the building projects or the process moving forward, please feel free to reach out to Deven at dmarkley@carlisleiowa.org or 515-989-3224.

Maximum Property Tax Levy (not including debt service levy)

Maximum Property Tax Levy (not including debt service levy)

Resolution 0224202005 approved by the Carlisle City Council 2-24-20. The notice below displays the proposed amounts for certain levies only.

Facilities Plans Construction Cost Breakdown

We received a comment from a citizen asking for us to a better explanation of the costs involved in March 3rd’s referendum.

There are many numbers that go into the final cost being asked for in the vote. A space needs study was complete and an initial plan was designed for the buildings. Ethos Design Group then developed a basic list of construction materials that would be required for the buildings. This list was then provided to a company that installs mechanical equipment and a construction company. These companies then provided estimated construction costs for the projects. Ethos took the estimates and then compared them to other recent construction projects to ensure they are in line with current prices for construction in the Des Moines area. These estimated were completed and submitted to the City on September 3, 2019.

During the cost estimation process, the City made a conscious decision to estimate on the high side of things to avoid actual project bids coming in over the estimates. This is to avoid making cuts to a plan reliant on a space needs analysis as well as avoiding the need to come back to the voters to ask for additional funds.

City Hall Estimates

The City Hall project’s requested amount on Tuesday’s vote is $1,850,000.

Estimated physical construction costs are around $880,000. An additional $397,000 is added to the project for contingencies. This amount helps to cover “what ifs”. These what ifs can happen starting in the design phase and carry on through to the final day of construction. Ethos did a good job of doing initial investigations of the buildings but there are still some unknowns. Anybody who has done a renovation in their house knows that when you open up walls or ceilings, things may not look like you expected. This is especially true when dealing with an older building.

The City chose to include inflation estimates of 5% per year on the building projects due to historical construction cost increases. That number comes out to $59,562.

If we add those things together, we get a high estimate of $1,313,332 for estimated construction costs. The items above do not include several other costs involved with construction though. These include asbestos remediation, inspection costs, signage, a site survey, and design fees for the various professional companies who will be involved in the construction of the project. Furniture, appliances, and audio-visual equipment throughout the building is another expense not included in the construction costs. When you add those costs to construction and include costs associated with the issuing the bond, you come to the $1,850,000 asked for in the vote.

Police Department Estimates

The police department project’s requested amount is $2,900,000.

Estimated physical construction costs are around $1,440,000. An additional $471,000 is added to the project for contingencies. Our estimated inflation at 5% per year adds an additional $181,615.

Totaling those, we get a high estimate of $2,097,000 for estimated construction costs. Like in the other project, the items above do not include total costs associated with construction. Additional costs include soil borings, inspection costs, signage, a site survey, and design fees. Outfitting the building with furniture, appliances, and audio-visual equipment also is considered in the final number. Adding those to the costs associated with the issuing the bond, you come to the $2,900,000 asked for in the vote.

Police Report- January 19, 2020

DISCLAIMER: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

On 1/13/20 an incident of assault was reported in the 1200 block of Hardin Drive. Information was taken and a report made.

On 1/13/20 an incident of harassment was reported in the 100 block of North 1st Street.

On 1/14/20 a vehicle driven by Kurt Sloan, 67, of Carlisle struck a vehicle driven by Jamey Hale, 43, of Hartford in the area of South 5th Street and John Goodhue Road. Information was taken and a report forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

On 1/15/20 an incident of disturbing the peace and quiet was reported in the 200 block of Ash Street.

On 1/15/20 Tyler Hamilton-Robinson, 22, of Des Moines was arrested in the area of Highway 5 and 5th Street for Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense and Interference with Official Acts. Hamilton-Robinson was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

On 1/15/20 Daniel Holmes, 45, of Carlisle was arrested in the 400 block of North 5th Street for Harassment 1st and Interference with Official Acts. Holmes was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

On 1/16/20 a domestic disturbance was reported in the 200 block of North 1st Street.

On 1/17/20 a vehicle driven by Natasha Folding, 21, of Carlisle struck a vehicle driven by Erica Determan, 24, of Des Moines in the area of Highway 5 and Scotch Ridge Road. Information was taken and a report forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

On 1/17/20 a vehicle driven by Catalina Vaugh, 18, of Dallas Center slid off the roadway in the area of US 65 and SW ramp. Information was taken and a report forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

On 1/19/20 Jared Warner, 21, of Des Moines was picked up in the 1200 block of Hardin Drive on a Carlisle issued arrest warrant for Driving While Barred, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug paraphernalia. Warner was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

No Congregate Meals Friday January 17th

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the forcasted weather, NO Meals will be served at the Carlisle Mealsite or delivered to residents.   Call the Carlisle Mealsite at 515-989-4367 and talk to Cathy about having a meal delivered on Thursday for Fridays closure.

 

 

 

 

BINGO for Seniors on Wednesday Mornings

Babysitting Course

Registration is now open for Babysitting Course.  Forms can be found at Carlisle City Hall Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.    Questions can be directed to Ronda  at rfrost@carlisleiowa.org

Registration fee is $21 resident/$24 Non-resident

Friday, December 27th 9am – 4pm.  Lunch Provided

Registration Deadline -December 16

  • Time: 9-4 pm.
  • Where: Carlisle Rec Center (next to pool)
  • 1230 South 5th Street
  • Register at Carlisle City Hall
  • Payment required to reserve spot
  • Space limited to first 20 registrants