Closed for Memorial Day:
All City offices will be closed on Monday May 29th for Memorial Day. Please remember that trash and recycling pickup will be on Tuesday May 30th.
Storm Damage Information:
If you would please be so kind to remove any branches that you can off of the street adjacent to your property, any branches off your sidewalks, and then please set them on your curb. We would really appreciate it. We are currently out surveying the damage and working to remove the larger trees and branches off of the roads. If you have a tree on the powerline please call Mid Anerican Energy right away. As in the past we will be out to pick up storm debris. We will keep you updated on the exact specifics of the pick up. Thank you in advance for your patience. And thank you for helping us however you can. Again please stay safe!
HWY 141 Construction Information:
A traffic capacity improvement project that will add a third lane to Iowa 141 in each direction will require lane closures from Iowa 44 to 37th Street beginning Monday, May 15, until late October 2017. For more information, visit the IDOT page
(link is off site).
NE Main ST Improvement Project Page - Check here for all updates and information relating to this project.
N James ST Improvement Project Page
The project is scheduled to start on Monday, May 8th.
- Check here for all updates and information relating to this Project.
Start Date: The planned start date is May 1st, however the portion of the roadway that will be closed first has yet to be determined. Updated Detour (PDF)
New Property Maintenance Board of Appeal:
We are seeking applications to fill a 5 member board for the Property Maintenance Board of Appeal. Applicants for this position are required to have experience in any of the following: Real Estate, Code Enforcement, Legal System, Building Construction or other experience that would apply. We will provide training and any information needed to perform the duties. This Board hears appeals from the decision of the Code Officials on issues such as rental property code violations or a homeowner issued violation notice. This Board will meet on the first Monday of the month as needed. The meeting time will be 5:30 pm.
Interested residents should contact Olivia DeYoung at email@example.com. Deadline for receiving applications for the Board is July 1st.
FEMA UPDATE: The City has contacted FEMA regarding the appeals to the proposed flood maps. FEMA is currently waiting for an appropriation of funds before they can take any actions. While we don't know an exact date, but we are told work will not resume until at least March.
Click here for more information, including current and proposed maps
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
Home Base Grimes Tax Rebate Form (PDF)
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.