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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. Thank you for doing your part and recycling!


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.


GVSS Thank You

The public is invited to a reception honoring Jay Brewer for all his many years of services to the City of Grimes residents through Grimes Volunteer Support Services. The reception is on Tuesday, June 28th and will be in Room 402 at the Grimes Community Center, 410 SE Main Street from 4-5:30 pm.



Keep Grass Clippings Out of Street

It's that time of year again. When you are out taking care of your lawn, make sure you do not blow grass clippings in the street. This debris can cause nitrates to build up in the City's storm water infrastructure causing area waterways to become contaminated. Please bag and dispose of your yard waste properly.
Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Property Tax Levy  FY23  (PDF)


Metro Home Improvement Program

The City of Grimes participates in a metro wide housing rehabilitation initiative called Metro Home Improvement Program. Through this program certain housing repair assistance is made available to residents that meet the approved guidelines. Visit our Metro Home Improvement Page for details.