Closed Monday July 4th; All City offices will be closed on Monday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All trash, recycling and yard waste pickup will be delayed by one day.
4th of July Home Base Iowa Fireworks: Home Base Iowa invites you, your family and friends to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display on July 4th. Music begins at 7:00 PM and fireworks begin at 10:00 PM. These fireworks will be accompanied by patriotic music - an event you won't want to miss! Location: Grimes Sports Complex.
NW 70th Avenue Improvements – Partial Street Closing - Johnston, Iowa
Johnston - The City of Johnston will begin closing portions of NW 70th Avenue west of NW 107th Street, NW 70th Avenue east of NW 100th Street to NW 98th Street and NW 100th Street just north of NW 70th Avenue beginning Monday February 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM for construction. Access will be maintained to all local residents and businesses throughout construction. Detour and changeable message signs will be used to notify residents of changes in traffic patterns throughout construction. Construction is scheduled for completion in late fall of 2016. Visit www.cityofjohnston.com/projects for frequent updates on this project.
Contact Person: W. David Cubit, MPA, PWLF
Title: Director of Public Works
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site Comes to Grimes
Click here for Details (PDF)
Metro Waste Authority Collection Page with more information (link is off site)
FEMA Flood Map Update: A multi-year project to re-examine Polk County flood zones and develop detailed, digital flood hazard maps has been completed. Just released for public review, the preliminary maps, also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) reflect current flood risks. These preliminary maps will eventually replace the current effective maps which are nearly 30 years old. As a result, you and other property owners throughout Polk County/City of Grimes will have up-to-date, reliable, internet accessible information about your flood risk on a property by property basis. Click the link above for a page containing all information regarding these changes.FEMA Presentation from January 7, 2016 meeting.
Notice: Grimes Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project SRF (PDF)
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
Northwest Transportation Corridor Study Website (off-site, link will open in a new window)
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.