Altoona News

Adoption of the 2018 ICC Construction CodesDec 31, 2019

The City of Altoona is in the process of updating our current construction codes. The currently adopted code is the 2012 series of codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). We will be updating this to the 2018 cycle of the ICC published codes, and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). The following chapters […]

Skating Rink at Haines ParkDec 23, 2019

The weather will be a bit warm this weekend for the skating rink to stay frozen this weekend. A big thanks to Chad and Amy Kruse Family that donated the skating rink.  The rink is about 6 inches deep.  It is set up on the basketball courts at Haines Park.


The City of Altoona has had a busy year of road construction.  We have been all over town installing new roads, widening roads, and refurbishing roads.  Winter will bring a welcome relief to the orange cone obstacle course that has been road construction not only in Altoona but throughout the Des Moines Metro area. One […]

Altoona Life e-Newsletter – October 2019 Now AvailableOct 25, 2019

Spring Creek Trail Closure – Starting 8-30-19 thru’ Spring 2020Aug 30, 2019

EPA’s rain campaign offers aid for runoff projectsOct 18, 2019

KCCI – Channel 8 news featured a news item on the EPA’s rain campaign.  You can find out more about the program at: https://www.kcci.com/article/epas-rain-campaign-offers-aid-for-runoff-projects/29465084 The City of Altoona will be working on the Soil Quality Restoration Program for the Spring of 2020.  In the meantime, check out our Rain Barrel Program. Altoona Rain Barrel Grant […]

Rain Barrel Grant ProgramMar 29, 2019

Sidewalk Repair GuideMay 8, 2018

Some sidewalks in Altoona have been marked with spray paint recently. In order to provide a safer, more accessible community, the City of Altoona has been marking defective sidewalks.  If your sidewalk has been marked, you will be receiving a letter in the mail. This letter will outline your specific sidewalk issue and give you […]

Townsend Community Center & Pond are CLOSEDJul 10, 2019

The City of Altoona will be installing new sewer infrastructure at the Townsend Community Center that is under construction. During this time the area will be unsafe to have the public visiting either the pond or the community center. We hope to have the area reopened in the fall. If you have any questions, please […]

Altoona Life – enewsletter – July 2019 edition availableJul 31, 2019