Closed Memorial Day:
All City offices will be closed on Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. All Curbside collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste will be delayed by one day.
Weather pending, the South James & SE 37th Street Improvements project will begin May 14, 2018. The Contractor, Absolute Concrete Construction, will begin with Phase 1, which is on South James Street from approximately the Grimes/Urbandale City limit to the north 175 ft. The total length of Phase 1 is approximately 245'. S James Street will be open during this work. During the week of 5/14 to 5/18, the contractor plans to install erosion control, install traffic control, and remove the pavement required for Phase 1 work. There will be no road closures as part of this phase, however, traffic will be merged and shifted away from the construction area to promote contractor safety. Map (PDF)
Visit With A Council Person:
Councilman Ryan Burger will be at the Grimes Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 8pm. He is there to listen to you as to what you want out of your city government in Grimes, any ideas you might have to make it even better, and help put you in touch with the right people with any concerns you have. No appointment necessary, just stop in and enjoy some time talking with a member of your city government. Ryan is also available through email at email@example.com
Help Prevent Crime - A reminder from the Polk County Sheriff's Deputies that as the weather warms, please be sure to lock your vehicles and close your garage doors at night. Installing motion detection lights will also deter crime. Report any suspicious activity to 515-286-3333 or 911.
The Governor Has Arrived
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the "Governor" to the City of Grimes.
Click on the link above for information on Grimes' latest sculpture.
I-80 Planning Study Information (PDF)
Little Beaver & Prairie Creek Channel Restoration Project Information Page - Check here for all updates and information regarding this project
FEMA UPDATE: The City has contacted FEMA regarding the appeals to the proposed flood maps. FEMA is currently waiting for an appropriation of funds before they can take any actions. We don't know an exact date.
Click here for more information, including current and proposed maps
Home Base Grimes, Iowa:
The community of Grimes, Iowa is proud to be an official Home Base Iowa Community. This initiative is to ensure that Grimes is doing everything that we can to be welcoming to military members and their families as they leave military service and transition to a civilian lifestyle. For more information and timely updates on how Grimes has become a Home Base Community, as well as how veterans can take advantage of benefits, visit our Home base Grimes, Iowa page
Home Base Grimes Tax Rebate Form (PDF)
The Grimes Community Food Pantry provides for 40 to 50 families once a month. Items for the Food Pantry may be dropped off at the Grimes United Methodist Church, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, or you may drop items at the Grimes Fareway store just inside the entrance. Monetary donations are appreciated. Appointments may be made by calling 986-4036. In order to receive help from the food pantry, you must be a current resident of Grimes and proof of address is required.