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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Adventure Pass

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Have you checked out the adventure pass from the Grimes Public Library? Library card holders can request free passes to area attractions, including the Brenton Skating Plaza, Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, and other fun locations in the metro.

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Snow Removal Reminders

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Even though we didn't get a lot of snow with the latest storm, it's still important to follow these snow removal reminders.

  • Clear sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowstorm ends.
  • Don't push snow into the street.
  • Clear snow arou...
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Posted on: January 30, 2023

We Are Hiring!

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Come work for the City of Grimes! We currently have openings in our Finance, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works Departments. Learn more and apply below.

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Sign Up or Renew Compost It! Cart

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If you're ready to think about spring, sign up/renew your Metro Waste Authority Compost It! cart at https://www.mwatoday.com/waste-recycling/yard-waste/cart-services/yard-waste-cart-subscription/.
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Posted on: January 18, 2023

New Resident Guide

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New to Grimes? Welcome home! We have a New Resident Guide on our website with a checklist to get you started, important phone numbers and city information, plus frequently asked questions about living in our community. Check it out at https://www.grimesio...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Teams of Tomorrow Basketball Camp Registration Open February 1

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Teams of Tomorrow Basketball Camp with Coach Mik is a creative ball handling and dribbling program that uses music, academic enrichment, and basketballs to improve physical and mental growth. Learn more and register starting February 1st at https...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

City Council Votes to Annex Over 700 Acres

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The Grimes City Council voted to annex 706 acres of property located along NW and SW County Line Road. This area is located on the western and northwestern edge of Grimes and has the potential to be developed into residential neighborhoods, commercial dev...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Trash/Recycling Collection Calendar Magnet

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Did you know that Metro Waste Authority has a calendar magnet for the 2023 trash and recycling collection schedule? You can pick it up at City Hall or find the image online at mwatoday.com.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Little Athletes Registration Opens February 1st

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Mark your calendars! Registration for the Little Athletes camp opens February 1st! This camp is a great opportunity to introduce young kids to a wide range of new activities with a different sport taught each week. Volleyball, soccer, basketball, and trac...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Bam Bam Registration Opens February 1st

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Bam Bam teaches the basics of baseball/softball. This program is geared toward a fun and rewarding experience in a low-competitive atmosphere. Learn more and register starting February 1st at https://www.grimesiowa.gov/191/Youth-Programs.

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Record Commercial Growth in Grimes in 2022

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In 2022, the City of Grimes saw record commercial development growth and residents reinvesting in their properties.

The year of strong growth had $162,454,105.84 in new permit valuations.  That includes $109,812,50.98 in new commercial permit valu...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

City Budget 101

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City Budgets can seem overwhelming. But it’s easy once you grasp the basics. So what is a budget? A budget is a tool that helps a city balance what we want and need with the resources we have to pay for them. Learn more in this video.

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

We Are Hiring!

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We are hiring! There are three openings for Sports Facilities Maintenance Workers and one opening for a Recreation Coordinator in the Parks and Recreation Department. Learn more and apply below.

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

2022 Projects Year in Review

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2022 was a great year in Grimes! Check out some of the City projects that were completed and others on the horizon in this video.

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Food Pantry Drop-Off Site

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It's the season of giving! Grimes City Hall is a drop-off location for the Grimes Storehouse. Any donated items can be left inside the front doors and will be taken to the food pantry. City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed 11/24 &...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

GrimesPlex Construction

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We love the view from the sky! Construction is underway on GrimesPlex. Crews are grading and doing utility work.

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

SE 19th St & S James St Stoplight Coming

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Coming in 2023! A stoplight is coming to the busy intersection of SE 19th St and S James St. The City Council recently approved a Professional Services Agreement to begin the design of a temporary signal at this location. The reason the signal is temporar...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

NE Destination Dr Extension

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At the November 22nd City Council meeting, the Council voted to extend NE Destination Dr to connect to NE Beaverbrooke Blvd. Both roadways will connect via a roundabout to Highway 141. This was included in the approval of a site plan for Brookside Village...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Stay in the Know

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Stay in the know and never miss out on what’s going on in Grimes. Sign up for emergency notifications, news alerts, monthly newsletters, council agendas, and more. Learn more at grimesiowa.gov/254/Marketing-Communications.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

New Fire Station FAQ

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Is Grimes getting a new fire station?

The City of Grimes will build a new fire station. The likely location will be next to the current library in Waterworks Park. The City will evaluate whether any existing improvements or structures can be incorporated i...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

GrimesPlex Update

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GrimesPlex Update — The City Council approved a few items related to GrimesPlex at the November 8th meeting. 
- The Council approved the site plan for the project. Additional parking has also been added to the project.
- The Council also ...
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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hwy 44 Trail Extension

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Coming next year! The City of Grimes plans to extend the trail along the north side of Highway 44. The extension will run from the intersection of Brookside Drive to the Dallas Center-Grimes High School parking lot. It will also include connecting to the ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

MultiGolf Park Coming to Grimes

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The first MultiGolf Park in the Des Moines metro and the first 18-hole course in the USA is coming to Grimes. MultiGolf combines three forms of golf. Individuals can play foot golf, park golf, and disc golf all on the same field. MultiGolf is a new sport ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Traffic Signal Connection Project

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Have you ever felt like you keep hitting every single red light? The City of Grimes is working on a project to fix that problem. Crews are installing fiber and an operating system to connect all traffic signals on the major corridors. This will allow the ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Fall/Winter Program Guide

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Check out the 2022 Fall/Winter Program Guide! This is a complete guide to all programs and activities from the Grimes Parks and Recreation Department and the Grimes Public Library.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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