Waukee City Council gathered for its first meeting of 2019 on Monday, Jan. 7 at Waukee City Hall. Council member Charlie Bottenberg was absent.


Mayor Bill Peard presented his appointees for various committees for 2019. The council members were appointed to the following positions:


- Mayor Pro Tem: Charlie Bottenberg


- Chamber of Commerce liaison: Charlie Bottenberg


- Developer’s Roundtable liaison: Larry Lyon


- MAC liaison: Bill Peard and Courtney Clarke


- Dallas County Housing Trust liaison: Shelly Hughes


- Community School District liaison: Anna Bergman and Shelly Hughes


- BRAVO liaison: Anna Bergman


- City Personnel Committee: Bill Peard, Charlie Bottenberg and Larry Lyon


The Council then approved unanimously all of the following Mayor appointees:


- City of Waukee ADA Coordinator: Kevin Vrchoticky


- City Attorney: Brick Gentry Law Firm


- Chief of Police: John Quinn


- Chief Health Officer: Paul Carpenter


- Official publications: Dallas County News (primary) and Des Moines Register (alternate)


- Central Iowa Regional Drinking Water Commission: Larry Lyon (primary), Rudy Koester (alternate) and Tim Moerman (ex-officio)


- Wastewater Reclamation Authority Board: Tim Moerman (primary) and Rudy Koester (alternate)


- Walnut Creek Watershed Authority Board Of Directors: Kevin Vrchoticky (primary) and Rudy Koester (alternate)


- Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization: Tim Moerman (primary) Bill Peard (alternate)


- Des Moines Area MPO Transportation And Technical Committee: Brad Deets (primary) and Rudy Koester (alternate)


- Dallas County Emergency Management Commission: Clint Robinson (primary) and Courtney Clarke (alternate)


- E-911 Commission: Clint Robinson (primary) and Courtney Clarke (alternate)


In other news:


The Council unanimously approved the proposal to install street lights on NE Alice’s Road. The lights will be installed on steel poles and served by underground conductors, but will be billed to the City of Waukee at the wood pole, overhead rate because the city has agreed to pay the street light facilities charge. The total installation cost will be $60,511.15.


The final plat for Twin Oaks was unanimously approved. This is a 5.6-acre subdivision of land located south of Ashworth Road and east of Sugar Creek Lane. The proposed final plat includes a total of three lots for the development of single-family homes. Lot 1 is proposed to be 2.07-acres in area and has an existing home built on it. Lot 2 is proposed to be 1.10-acres in area and is vacant. Lot 3 is proposed to be 2.15-acres in area and is vacant. All lots will be served with public water and private individual septic systems. The owner has completed the water main extension along Sugar Creek Lane as was required for the subdivision.