Waukee City Council met at its usual time Monday, Aug. 20 at Waukee City Hall. Council members Larry Lyon and Courtney Clarke were absent.


1. At the Aug. 6 meeting, an applicant requested approve of a site plan for a 6-bay, self-serve car wash located at 870 NE Douglas Parkway. Being near a residential area, the council was worried about the noise level the car-wash dryers would create for nearby residents. The council decided to postpone the vote until notifications of the possible noise level could be send to residents or possible residents of the housing lots.


Staff sent our correspondence to the five residential lots located to the west and south of the proposed car wash. The staff did not receive any responses from that correspondence. The site plan for the car wash was then voted down 2-1. Council member Charlie Bottenberg was the deciding “nay” vote.


2. Hurd Waukee, LLC, presented a site plan for construction of an IHOP restaurant located at 150 SE Alice’s Road. The building would be slightly more than 4,570 square feet and one story. A trash area was included in the site plan at the southwest corner of the lot. The Council approved the site plan unanimously.


3. TCWI presented a site plan for a car wash building located at 180 SE Alice’s Road - just south of IHOP. The building would be just larger than 5,000 square feet and one story. A trash area was included in the site plan at the southwest corner of the lot. Vacuums are proposed to be located to the south of the building. The building would be made of various materials, generally red and black in color. The Council approved the site plan unanimously.


4. On an earlier date, the Council requested taff prepare a Food Truck Pilot Program. The program would allow for the use of mobile food units on private property within any commercial or industrial zoned property, as well as on public property. The program includes minimum regulations and guidelines to create a safe environment for both the vendors and public. The Council approved the program unanimously. The pilot program will run through Dec. 31, 2019 and will then be reviewed and assessed for future consideration of permanent requirements for mobile food unites.


The next Waukee City Council meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.