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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Community Forestry Grant

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The City of Grimes recently received the Community Forestry Grant from the DNR. The City will use the grant to replace trees lost to emerald ash borer at the South Sports Complex, Beaverbrooke Park, Shawver Park, and James St bike trail.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

What to Do with Old Appliances

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Option 1 — Self-Haul It

You can load your appliance up and take it to Metro Park East Landfill in Mitchellville. If your appliance is smaller, such as a microwave or dehumidifier, you can also take it to Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant. When yo...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

General Election November 8, 2022

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The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls will be open from 7 am – 8 pm. Remember to bring your ID.

Register to Vote

In Iowa you can register to vote online, through the mail, or at the polls on election day.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Draining Pools

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As the weather cools, it's time to properly drain your pool. In order to protect the quality of water that is entering nearby ponds, rivers, and streams, water from a pool or spa is prohibited from being discharged directly into the storm sewer s...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fall Festival October 8th

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Mark your calendars for October 8th! The City of Grimes and Polk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa will celebrate the season with the Fall Festival. Enjoy plenty of candy, food trucks, a kid zone, demonstrations, great vendors, and activitie...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Wallace Farm Preservation

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A mattress for $19, a car for $495, and a 4 bedroom house for $23,000 — check out the ads in this newspaper from 1966. These papers were found in the home on Wallace Farm, which is being turned into a large park for events. The papers will be pr...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Streetlight Repairs

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Some streetlights in Grimes are owned by the City, but most are owned by Mid-American. The City is responsible for lights along HWY 44, SE Main St, and within the Heritage Development. All other lights are maintained by Mid-American.

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Changing Speed Limit

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At the September 13th City Council meeting the Council approved a speed limit change for a portion of NE Gateway Dr. NE Gateway Dr from NE Beaverbrooke Blvd to NE Heritage Dr by Hy-Vee will now be 30 mph. The remainder of the road south to 1st St will sta...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Recreation Manager Opening

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The City of Grimes has an opening for a Recreation Manager! This is a new position that will report to the Parks and Recreation Director and will plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities of the Recreation Department.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

GrimesPlex Update

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The City Council approved several items at the September 13th meeting regarding GrimesPlex. These items outline the next steps for the project. The Council voted to:

  • Terminate the original management agreement. Initially, GrimesPlex was owned by Hope Devel...
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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Report a Concern

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There's a new and easy way to report a concern to the City of Grimes. Whether it's a pothole, property complaint, or general concern, let us know at grimesiowa.gov/RequestTracker.aspx.

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Apply to Be on the Board of Appeals

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Apply to be on the Board of Appeals! This board consists of Grimes residents who have experience and training to act on matters pertaining to building construction, property maintenance, fire hazards, hazardous conditions, or protection systems and who ar...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Trick or Treat October 31st

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Get ready! Trick or Treat will be Monday, October 31st from 6- 8 pm in Grimes!

Here are five tips to help you stay safe this Halloween.

  • Cross at the street corners using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Always walk on sidewalks or path. If there are no sidewal...
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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Become a Vendor at the Fall Festival!

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Calling all vendors and business owners! Interested in being a vendor at the 2nd annual Fall Festival on October 8th? Email aleo@grimesiowa.gov or register below!
Business Booth: http://ow.ly/r97j50Ky0kI
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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: August 30, 2022

Welcome to the New Grimesiowa.gov!

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Welcome to the new Grimesiowa.gov! This redesigned website for the City of Grimes has several features to benefit residents and businesses in our community.

Notifications & Emergency Alerts

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

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Stay in the know about general City of Grimes news and information by subscribing to Notify Me email and text notifications. You can choose to receive email and/or text notifications about the following topics:

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Wallace Farm Update

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Wallace Farm update – crews are continuing to clean up the site. Phase 1 of the project will turn Wallace Farm into a large park with green space for City events. Preservation is an important part of the project. The goal was to recover as much as possibl...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Cardboard Dumpsters

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If you have more cardboard than will fit in your recycling cart, make sure you check out one of the cardboard dumpsters available in Grimes! These containers only accept cardboard and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are located at:
  • 1700 SE...
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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Waterworks Park Splash Pad Update

Waterworks Park Splash Pad construction crew grading ground

Waterworks Park Splash Pad update! Crews are putting in the footings for the shelter and are currently grading. The park is located at the corner of N James St and 1st St and is expected to open summer 2023. Stay up to date with the project here....

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

New Library Building Update

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New Grimes Public Library building update! Crews are working on the parking lot and will start paving the week of the 15th. Project updates are available here.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Lawn Care

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Did you know that even if you live far from a river or stream, runoff from your lawn can enter these bodies of water? Here are some tips on how to safely care for your yard while protecting the people and animals who use this water.

  • Never dump excess chemi...
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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Why Are There Flags in My Yard?

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Have you ever noticed a flag in your yard or another property and wondered what it's for? These are used to mark utility, cable, or sewer lines and aren't always related to a City project. Iowa One Call has an online tool that helps user...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Donate to the Grimes Storehouse

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Grimes City Hall is a drop off location for the Grimes Storehouse. Any donated items can be left inside the front doors and they will be taken to the food pantry. Some of the items they are currently in need of are cereal, boxed mac and cheese, toilet pap...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Household Chemicals

Did you know properly storing and disposing of household chemicals not only protects your family but is good for the environment? Even if you live far from a river or stream, these chemicals can get into these bodies of water and harm animals and people. ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Stormwater Protection Tips

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Did you know run-off from cleaning or working on your car at home can enter a river or stream, even if you live far away from these bodies of water? Here are some tips to follow:

  • Never dump excess chemicals down the storm drain 
  • Repair any oil, ant...
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Posted on: August 2, 2022

What's That Smell?

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What’s that smell?

The odor that occasionally drifts into the developments along N. James and Beaverbrooke Boulevard is related to operations at the Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant (GWWTP). The GWWTP is located north of the Heritage Elementary, and west...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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