City Council Ordinances
2008 Ordinances
The table below lists the City Council ordinances for the year 2008.
OrdinanceDateRoll CallDescription
14,82712/22/200808-2223Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic & vehicle regulation changes as follows: A. Removal of one parking meter at the Intersection of E 6th St and E Walnut St and B. Decrease length of “Municipal Employee Parking Only” along E Grand Ave east of Robert D Ray Dr.
14,82612/22/200808-2218Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 1930 Indianola Ave from C-1 to a Ltd. C-2.
14,82512/22/200808-2217Amend Section 90-35 of Municipal Code relating to the powers and duties of the public housing board.
14,82412/08/200808-2155Vacate dead end segment of E/W alley adjoining 812 Virginia Ave between Virginia Ave & Pleasant View Dr W of SW 7th St.
14,82312/08/200808-2153Vacate N/S Alley ROW between 8th St and 9th St, from Crocker St to Center St, and a portion of 9th St ROW between Crocker St and Center St.
14,82212/08/200808-2142Vacate E Granger Ave ROW between Vandalia Rd and the BNSF Railroad from SE 35th St to SE 36th St.
14,82112/08/200808-2141Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic & vehicle regulation on Morton Ave & E 14th – Bowdoin St to E 41st St.
14,82011/24/200808-2082Vacate Birch Ln ROW from Thornton Dr to SW 24th St and SW 24th St ROW from Thorton Ave to Watrous Ave.
14,81911/24/200808-2079Vacate E/W alley between Ingersoll Ave and High St from 17th St to a point approx. 175 ft. east of 19th St.
14,81811/24/200808-2068Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Additional Handicapped Parking spaces on the N side of Ingersoll Ave West of 29th St.; and B. Request from Drake Area Businesses for Removal of Parking Restriction near 23rd St and University Ave.
14,81711/24/200808-2066Vacate E/W alley between Woodland Ave and High St from a point 60 ft east of 14th St to 15th St, and 14th St ROW from Woodland Ave to High St.
14,81611/24/200808-2062Amend Municipal Code Chapter 114 regarding traffic regulations in the vicinity of SE 28th St and Scott Ave.
14,81511/24/200808-2061Amend Municipal Code sections 118-300 through 118-304 regarding the Private Property Protection Program – plumbing rebate
14,81411/24/200808-2060Amend 118-275 of the Municipal Code regarding ERU rate and stormwater utility fee.
14,81311/10/200808-2000Vacate a segment of Cottage Grove Ave ROW adjoining 1912 Cottage Grove Ave.
14,81211/10/200808-1986Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Parking Restrictions on 10th St. adjacent to Davis-Brown Tower; B. Parking Restrictions to increase Pedestrian Visibility on 10th St at Woodland Ave.; C. Conversion of some meters on Court Ave Bridge to Parking for Municipal Employees; D. Extending Residential Parking Permit area on Grand Ave and Locust St between 13th and 14th Sts.; E. Adjustments to Parking Meters on S. Side of Des Moines St west of the State of Iowa Parking Garage; and G. One-sided Parking Restrictions – Sterling Trace Plats I and II. Item F was stricken from the changes.
14,81111/10/200808-1984Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Code Revisions regarding Resident Permit Parking and Special Parking Permits for Special Events and Emergency Restrictions; and B. Request from Drake Area Businesses for Removal of Parking Restrictions near 23rd St and University Ave.
14,81011/10/200808-1980Amend Municipal Code 60 regarding Neighborhood Inspection Rental Code and the collection of fees, fines, penalties, costs and interest.
14,80911/10/200808-1979Amend Municipal Code 74-184 relating to Brenton Skating Plaza fees.
14,80811/10/200808-1978Amend Municipal Code 114-364 relating to sound system operation in vehicle.
14,807
Summary
11/10/200808-1977Amend Municipal Code 78 regarding the regulation of transient merchants and the sale of merchandise from temporary locations or structures.
14,80610/13/200808-1888Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 5119 Bel-Aire Rd from R-2 to Ltd R-3.
14,80510/13/200808-1872Amend Municipal Code 126 relating to Vehicles for Hire – Taxi Cabs.
14,80410/13/200808-1869Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in River Bend Area from R-3 and M-1 to R1-60.
14,80310/13/200808-1864Amend Municipal Code 30-160 and 30-162 regarding painting house numbers on curb – max allowed rate to charge.
14,80210/27/200808-1863Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 1045 19th St from R-3 to NPC.
14,80110/13/200808-1791Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 1233 7th St from R-3 to Ltd. R-3.
14,80010/13/200808-1776Civil Infraction. Penalty for sidewalk maintenance.
14,79909/22/200808-1692Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 2501 24th St from R1-60 and R-3 to a Ltd. R-3.
14,79809/08/200808-1603Amend Municipal Code Sections 98-79 and 98-79.02 regarding penalties for placing solid waste in recycling.
14,79709/08/200808-1601Amending Ordinance No. 14,777 passed June 16, 08 to extend the temporary waiver of fees for repair of flood damaged homes.
14,79609/08/200808-1598Amending Municipal Code Section 118-159 assessing delinquent sewer rental, solid waste and storm water utility fees.
14,79508/25/200808-1536Amending Municipal Code Sections 82-219, 114-361.02 and 134-1353 regarding the prohibition of parking in violation of approved site plan, and non-conforming uses of vehicle display lot.
14,79408/25/200808-1532Rezone 4529 and 4539 Douglas Ave from C-O and R1-60 to PUD.
14,79308/25/200808-1527Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Parking restriction on N side of School St from 8th St to 12th St due to I-235 Reconstruction and B. Parking Restriction on E side of SE 21st St S of Maury St to allow maneuverability of loading dock at ABC Metals.
14,79208/25/200808-1524Amend Municipal Code Sections 98-70 and 98-79 and add new Sections 98-79.02, 98-79.05 and 98-79.07, relating to solid waste collection and disposal.
14,79108/11/200808-1462Vacate Hazelwood Dr ROW S of Franklin Ave adjoining 1819 43rd St.
14,79008/11/200808-1459Vacate E/W alley between Walnut St and Mulberry St from 12th St to the N/S alley.
14,78907/28/200808-1346Vacate E/W alley between Virginia Ave and Pleasant View Dr. extending W from SW 7th St.
14,78807/28/200808-1343Vacate ROW at E 19th St and Hubbell Ave.
14,78707/14/200808-1257Vacate various segments of ROW in the vicinity of 3001 Logan Ave and repealing Ordinance No. 14,757.
14,78607/14/200808-1254Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 1057 5th Ave from C-O to C-1.
14,78507/14/200808-1251Rezone and change district classification of certain property located in the vicinity of 605 E 15th St from R1-60 to Ltd. C-1.
14,78407/14/200808-1247Rezone certain property located in the vicinity of 5100 NE 38th Ave from A-1 to PUD.
14,78307/14/200808-1242Merle Hay Commercial Area T.I.F.
14,782
Summary
07/14/200808-1231Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Conversion of existing 2-hr parking meters to 10-hr parking meters – S side of Walnut St between 14th St and 15th St.; and B. Code revisions to agree with existing conditions – stop signs at Adams Ave at 40th Pl and Amick Ave at 40th Pl.
14,78106/23/200808-1138Vacate air space easement adjoining 305 E. 5th St.
14,78006/23/200808-1135Vacate portions of SE 2nd St and Raccoon St rights-of-way.
14,77906/23/200808-1122Rezone certain property located in the vicinity of 3749 & 3801 University Ave from C-1 and R1-60 to a Ltd. C-2.
14,77806/23/200808-1121Amending Municipal Code Section 62-2 relating to expanding the time in which to file civil rights complaints.
14,77706/09/200808-1026Adopting an ordinance temporarily waiving all permit fees for the repair, renovation or replacement of structures damaged by the recent flooding within the City of Des Moines.
14,77606/09/200808-1044Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 1700 E. University Ave from C-1 to Ltd. C-2.
14,77506/09/200808-1049Vacate subsurface area under a portion of the E Locust St and the E 5th St right-of-way, adjoining the Teachout Bldg at 500 E. Locust St.
14,77406/09/200808-1033Amending Municipal Code Sections 42-254, 42-258, 42-264, 42-265 relating to Noise Control and adding a permit for Water Works events.
14,77306/09/200808-1029Amend Municipal Code Section 134-1296 adding a new paragraph to provide standards for public franchise utility cabinets and communication systems located within a front yard.
14,77206/09/200808-1026Amending Municipal Code Section 26-211(b)(1) relating to building code obstruction permits.
14,77106/09/200808-1031Amending Municipal Code Sections 74-176, 74-182 through 74-184, relating to park and recreation fees.
14,77005/19/200808-0920Vacating a portion of E. Locust St right-of-way east of Pennsylvania Ave.
14,76905/19/200808-0901Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. E Grand Ave – E 6th St to Pennsylvania Ave; B. 2nd Ave – Walnut St to Locust St; C. 2nd Ave – Vine St to Court Ave; D. E Grand Ave – E 6th St to Pennsylvania Ave
14,76805/19/200808-0899Amending Municipal Code Sections 134-3, 134-842 & 134-947 relating to zoning & site plan review of gas stations and convenience stores.
14,76705/19/200808-0898Amending Municipal Code Sections 82-208 and 82-209 and enacting a new Section 82-214 relating to gas station/convenience store site plan design guidelines.
14,76605/05/200808-0815Vacate 18th St. right-of-way between Carpenter Ave and Keo Way.
14,76505/05/200808-0812Vacate N/S alley right-of-way between 22nd St and 23rd St from Olive Ave to I-235 right-of-way.
14,764
Summary
05/05/200808-0806Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Parking Restriction – South side of Sunset Rd E of SW 28th St.; B. Parking Restrictions – West side of 24th St between Carpenter and University; C. No Right Turn on Red – Northbound 6th Ave to Eastbound Euclid Ave.; D. Removal of Two-Hour Parking Restriction – West side of E 11th St north of Des Moines St.
14,76305/05/200808-0805Amend Municipal Code Section 2-201 regarding the duties of the city manager to execute real estate documents.
14,76205/05/200808-0804Amend Municipal Code Section 26 regarding Building regulations: licensing, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing.
14,76104/21/200808-0742Amend Municipal Code Section 134 regarding off-premises advertising signs.
14,76004/21/200808-0734Vacating a portion of Court Ave adjoining 316 Court Ave for use as a sidewalk café for Dos Rios.
14,75904/21/200808-0730Vacate N/S alley right-of-way N of Univ Ave and E. of 30th St. (Drake Univ)
14,75804/21/200808-0726Rezone certain property located in the vicinity of 1428 29th St. and 2901 Forest Ave. from R1-60 to Ltd. C-1. (Drake Univ)
14,75704/21/200808-0722Vacating portions of Logan Ave, E. 30th Ct and alleys adjoining the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
14,75604/21/200808-0717Vacating portions of 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Sts. between High St. and Grand Ave. for new Wellmark, Inc. Hdqtrs.
14,75504/21/200808-0693Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 1721 Keo Way from R1-60 to Ltd. C-1.
14,75404/21/200808-0688Amending Municipal Code Section 74-181 regarding miniature golf course fees.
14,753
Summary
04/21/200808-0695Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Designation of Handicapped Parking Meters – West side of 3rd St. N of Vine St.; B. Parking Restrictions – both sides of E 35th St from Arthur Ave to Thompson Ave and both sides of Arthur Ave from E34th St to E 35th St.; C. E 5th and E Walnut Parking lot – rescind from Municipal Code.; D. I-235 Speed Limit Revision.
14,75204/07/200808-0600Amending Municipal Code Section 42-258 of Sound/Noise Ordinance.
14,75103/24/200808-0517Vacating Parkland on which the former Science Center is located in Ashworth Park.
14,75003/24/200808-0505Amending Municipal Code Section 78-61 regarding transient merchants – permits required.
14,74903/24/200808-0504Amend Municipal Code Section 118-149 regarding Sewer Service Charges
14,748
Summary
03/10/200808-0418Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Parking Revisions – Public Library Lots.; B. Parking Revisions – W. Side of 24th St between Carpenter and University.; C. Parking Restriction – Both sides of Pleasant View Dr at Dead-End E of SW 5th St.; D. Parking Restrictions – North side of E Watrous Ave W of Indianola Ave.; E. Request for Loading Zone – 1500 Blk E Grand Ave.
14,74702/25/200808-0347Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 800 E. Court Ave. R-4 to Ltd. C-1 and Repealing Ordinance 14,730.
14,74602/25/200808-0329Amend Municipal Code Noise Ordinance, adding and enacting a new Article IV, Noise Control.
14,74502/25/200808-0326Amend Municipal Code regarding permits and licenses for street use, temporary outdoor service, peddlers, and transient merchants as related to street use events.
14,74402/11/200808-0249Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 3425 Ingersoll Ave from the NPC and R1-60 to the PUD.
14,74301/28/200808-0162Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 3915 Fleur Dr. from the R1-80 to a Ltd. PUD.
14,74201/28/200808-0158Vacating an easement for air space above a portion of 13th Street right-of-way between Locust and Walnut Streets and above a portion of Walnut St right-of-way between 12th and 13th Streets.
14,74101/28/200808-0155Vacating air space easement adjoining 707 8th Street.
14,74001/07/200808-0071Rezone certain property in the vicinity of 2680 E Payton Ave from the R1-80 to a Ltd.R-3.
14,73901/07/200808-0064Rezone certain property between E Payton Ave and E Army Post Rd, from Indianola Ave through the 2900 Blk of E Payton Ave; and between E Payton Ave and E Porter Ave/E Caulder Ave from the 2700 Blk through the 2900 Blk from R1-80 to C-1, a Ltd R-3, and a Ltd R1-70, and repealing Ordinance No. 14,716.
14,73801/07/200808-0062Amending Chapter 114 of the Municipal Code regarding traffic regulation changes as follows: A. Passenger Loading Zone – Adjacent to Polk County Convention Complex entry area on Grand Ave.; B. Removal of Commercial Loading Zone – South side of High St. east of 16th Street.; C. Removal of Watson Powell Jr. Way between Grand Ave. and 2nd Ave.; D. Petition for Parking Restriction – Scandia Ave. from SE 5th to SE 7th, and Removal of Stop Sign at SE 7th and Scandia.
14,73701/07/200808-0060Amend Municipal Code, Sections 74-181 through 74-186, relating to fees for golf courses, lodges, park shelters and other park rentals, pool rental, Brenton Skating Plaza, Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre and vendors.