Archive for Living in Carlisle – Page 2

Pumpkinfest Saturday 10-24-20

This Saturday 1-3pm

Downtown Carlisle

Costume Parade lineup at Carlisle Elementary at 12:45pm.

 


Pumpkinfest October 24th 1-3pm

Illegally Passing School Buses

With school now back in full swing, the Carlisle Police Department would like to remind motorist of Iowa law as it pertains to the unlawful passing of a school bus.

UNLAWFUL PASSING OF A SCHOOL BUS
Iowa Code 321.372 Subsection 3(a) & (b)

3. a. The driver of a vehicle, including the driver of a vehicle operating on a private road or driveway, when meeting a school bus with flashing amber warning lamps shall reduce the vehicle’s speed to not more than twenty miles per hour, and shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop when the school bus stops and the stop signal arm is extended. The vehicle shall remain stopped until the stop signal arm is retracted after which time the driver may proceed with due caution.
b. The driver of a vehicle, including the driver of a vehicle operating on a private road or driveway, overtaking a school bus shall not pass a school bus when red or amber warning signal lights are flashing. The driver shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop no closer than fifteen feet from the school bus when it is stopped and the stop arm is extended, and the vehicle shall remain stopped until the stop arm is retracted and the school bus resumes motion.

Be sure to slow down, keep an extra eye out when school buses are stopped and share this post! #CarlisleIowaPD #stoponred #slowdownschoolsbackinsession

City Hall Construction Project Update – Downtown Parking – August 18, 2020

City Hall Construction Project Update

August 18, 2020

We have been diligently at work over the last several months preparing for our City Hall Renovation Project. City Council is in the process of approving final construction plans and getting bids from contractors on the project. With construction work close to starting, I want to provide an update to the community regarding some logistics and changes you may see in the area surrounding the building.

  1. Generally, we want the community to be aware that there will be increased construction traffic in and around the area, so please be cautious when in and around the area.
  2. We will be closing the parking lot downtown at the corner of School Street and N. 1st This closure will start near the end of this week and extend through construction.
  3. The project includes some utility improvements and construction on the building being done in the area to the west of the building. This will cause the drive next to the green space to be closed as construction begins. We have notified affected businesses and are working with them on addressing certain concerns they have. This may include temporary rerouting of delivery trucks.
  4. There may be times where there is temporary no parking along sections of N. 1st Street during the project to allow dumpsters and materials to temporarily be placed in the parking area. City staff will be placing signage for those out in advance of any closure in those areas.
  5. The project includes external improvements to both sides of the building that face the streets. We will be working with the contractor to ensure that this work is done in a way that keeps pedestrians and vehicles in the area safe.

We always want you to make the effort to support our local businesses. While doing so during construction, you might have the following question: “With the parking lot closed, where can I park?” The City of Carlisle owns several parking lots in the downtown area highlighted in green on the attached map. We would encourage you to utilize any vacant spots in those lots. You can also utilize any street parking spots downtown.

For the most up-to-date information on closures, construction changes, and project updates, we encourage you to sign up for CivicReady, our mass notification system. Please go to the following website to sign up: carlisle-ia.regroup.com/signup

We appreciate your understanding surrounding these temporary inconveniences as we move forward with this exciting project for our community.

Regards,

Deven Markley, City Administrator

 

Downtown Parking Changes Map

July 16, 2020 Board of Adjustment Meeting Agenda

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

Thursday, July 16, 2020

6:30 P.M.

Carlisle City Hall 

Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/9951930479             Meeting ID: 995 193 0479

One tap mobile – Call 1-312-626-6799, enter 995 193 0479# when prompted

We encourage all videoconferencing or calling in to let staff know who you are for the record and then mute your microphone or phone until you would like to speak to provide a better overall experience.

July 16, 2020 Board of Adjustment Packet 

Call to order

Determine quorum

Public Hearing

Public Hearing for building permit variance for side yard requirement for Fleishman Construction at 435 N. 1st Street

Action Item

Consider Request for building permit variance for side yard requirement for Fleishman Construction at 435 N. 1st Street

Adjournment

 

Police Report- July 12, 2020

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

On 7/6/20 a domestic disturbance was reported in the area of Market Street and Railroad Street.

On 7/7/20 Gabriel Flatt, 21, of Ankeny was arrested in the 100 block of North 1st Street for Assault Causing Bodily Injury or Mental Illness. Flatt was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

On 7/7/20 an incident of abuse was reported in the 300 block of Jefferson Street. Information was taken and a report made.

On 7/7/20 an incident of theft was reported in the 1200 block of Hardin Drive. Information was taken and a report made.

On 7/9/20 an incident of harassment was reported in the 100 block of North 1st Street. Information was taken and a report made.

On 7/9/20 an incident of harassment was reported in the 100 block of Highway 5.

On 7/10/20 a vehicle driven by Julia Case, 17, of Carlisle failed to yield and was struck by a vehicle driven by Dean Ballalatak, 67, of Lovilia in the area of Highway 5 and North 1st Street. Information was taken and a report forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

Summer Rec Roller Skating

Sign up form for Roller Skating

https://forms.gle/rADHY4A1hxwBCj5v5

Child must be entering 1st grade or higher to partcipate

REMINDER: No transportatin is provided!

10am to Noon

July 9, 16, 23, 30

$15 cash accepted at door

Includes the cost of Skates, Rollerblades $4 extra

All kids will be supervised.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE ENFORCED TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES.

*THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT. ONLY KIDS FROM CARLISLE SUMMER REC WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING!

 

 

No child will be allowed to partcipate in Summer Rec activities if they are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

Take the following everyday steps to help avoid the spread of all respiratory viruses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue away, and then wash your hands.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls and doorknobs.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick. Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing

 

Summer Rec Activities

Summer Rec will be holding activities in July. 

Activities to include Crafts, Games, and Fun things to do in our Parks. 

Scheduled times for Bowling and Roller Skating are available for drop off only. 

 

  • No Transportation is provided to Bowling or Roller Skating.
  • Spaces will be limited to allow for social distancing.
  • Signs ups will be first come first served.

 

More information to come!

rfrost@carlisleiowa.org

 

May 26, 2020 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

CITY OF CARLISLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:30 P.M

Carlisle City Hall Council Chamber, 195 N. 1st St.

Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/9951930479             Meeting ID: 995 193 0479

One tap mobile – Call 1-312-626-6799, enter 995 193 0479# when prompted

We encourage all videoconferencing or calling in to let staff know who you are for the record and then mute your microphone or phone until you would like to speak to provide a better overall experience.

May 26, 2020 City Council Packet

The following agenda items will be considered:

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

PRESENTATIONS

CONSENT AGENDA & POSSIBLE ACTION (Council may pull any item on consent agenda for separate action)

  • Approve City Council Minutes for Regular Council Minutes May 11, 2020
  • Receive and File City Administrator’s Report
  • Approval of Liquor License Application to Upgrade License from BC (Beer) to LE (Hard Liquor, Full Wine and Beer) for Casey’s General Stores; #14 105 Hwy 5 and 1676 1001 Hwy 5, Carlisle Iowa with Class B Wine, Class C Beer (Carryout Beer) Class E Liquor License, and Sunday Sales Privileges.
  • Approval of Tobacco Permit for Casey’s General Store #3404
  • Approval of Tobacco Permit for Casey’s General Store #1676
  • Approval of Tobacco Permit for Casey’s General Store #14
  • Approval of Tobacco Permit for Fareway Stores #147
  • Approve Tax Abatement for Property Located at 80 Columbia Street, Carlisle, Iowa 50047
  • Approve Special Use Permit for Bellino Fireworks at 1115 Bluestem Drive

APPROVAL OF BILLS PAYABLE, CHANGE ORDERS AND PAY REQUESTS

  • Approval of Bills in Amount of $79,316.36

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

(Participants are asked to use podium and state name and address. Comments limited to 3 min)

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS & POSSIBLE ACTION

Public Hearing on Rezoning Lots C, 2, 9, 11 through 26, and all in Kenneth Miller Subdivision, Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa from R-1 Light Density Residential District to M-1 Light Industrial District for J.J.J.J. Family Farm, LLC

Discussion and Possible Action on Recommendation for Rezoning Lots C, 2, 9, 11 through 26, and all in Kenneth Miller Subdivision, Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa from R-1 Light Density Residential District to M-1 Light Industrial District for J.J.J.J. Family Farm, LLC

  • Possible Action on Waiving Second and Third Reading

Discussion and Possible Action on Recommendation for Amending Land Use Plan for Lots C, 2, 9, 11 through 26, and all in Kenneth Miller Subdivision, Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa from R-1 Light Density Residential District to M-1 Light Industrial District for J.J.J.J. Family Farm, LLC

Public Hearing for FY20 Budget Amendment #2

Discussion and Possible Action on Resolution Approving FY20 Budget Amendment #2

Discussion and Possible Action on Monitor Lease for EMS Department

Discussion and Possible Action on Paying Off Public Safety Radio Lease

Discussion and Possible Action on COVID-19 Response

Discussion and Possible Action on Waiver of Utility Late Fees for June Utility Bills

Discussion and Possible Action on Status of 2020 Aquatic Center Season During COVID-19 Response

Discussion and Possible Action on Status of Community Gathering Facilities During COVID-19 Response

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

INFORMATION

Closed Session – Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c)

Call for Action

ADJOURNMENT

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AGENDA MAY CHANGE UP TO 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING **

 

Youth Ball Leagues Cancel 2020 season

 

Carlisle Girls Softball Association and the Carlisle Little League have voted to cancel the 2020 season due to COVID-19.  Statements regarding their decisions are explained below.  The City of Carlisle would like to thank the volunteers who help organize these leagues.   Carlisle is very fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers to run these programs.