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SE James St Construction

Construction on SE Jacob St from SE 1st St to SE 6th St will start this spring. In the summer of 2021, crews reconstructed the water main. This year they are going to finish the project by resurfacing the road. Learn more and read the project updates here.


New Cardboard Drop-Off

The cardboard drop-off on Main St is moving! A new, larger container is now at 901 NE Main St. This new container slides open and is designed to keep cardboard from blowing out of the container. There is also a container at the Public Works building at 1700 SE Destination Dr available to use. The containers at 410 SE Main Street have been removed. 


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 City is working on a long-term solution that will eliminate this problem. The City will connect to the Des Moines Waste Water Reclamation Authority (WRA) and decommission the old plant. Learn more here.


More News...





  • May 30th — City Buildings Closed for Memorial Day
  • June 2nd — SE Trail Ridge Rd Water Main Replacement - Neighborhood Meeting
  • June 7th — Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
  • June 9th - 11th — Governors Days
  • June 14th — City Council Meeting
  • June 22nd — Park Board Meeting
  • June 28th — City Council Meeting


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  Storm water reports or erosion concerns | 515.986.9636  


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Grimes City Hall
101 NE Harvey Street
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone: 515.986.3036
Fax: 515.986.3846