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Founded in 1881, incorporated in 1894, and named for James W. Grimes, former senator and third governor of the state of Iowa, Grimes today offers a friendly Midwestern atmosphere and a sense of community that brings people close together.
Ideally located at the northwest threshold of the Des Moines Metropolitan region, Grimes enjoys easy access to the amenities of metropolitan life while maintaining all the advantages of a small hometown.
Waste Connections' New Automated Trash Guidelines: Waste Connections has been providing new 96 gallon trash carts to the residents of Grimes. Please be advised that all trash in Grimes will now be picked up on Mondays. If your trash day was on Thursday, please shift to Monday starting immediately.
Ride for a Reason: Thursday December 12th, DART will donate all cash fares collected from Local, Express, Flex and On Call services to the Food Bank of Iowa.
No DART Service on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.
DART is now on Google Maps and Bing Maps.
For more information, please visit www.ridedart.com or call DART Customer Service at 515-283-8100.
Effective September 20, 2013. The City is scaling back to Stage 1 of the water mitigation plan:
An emergency connection with Xenia has been established. This means we are going back to Stage 1 of the water mitigation plan. This means lawns can be watered every other day (even days for even number addresses and odd days for odd number addresses). Please continue to water during the night and early hours when the sun isn't as hot. New construction can start installing sod again.
Letter to Homeowners (PDF)
Complete Water Mitigation Plan (PDF)
Serve the Public Interests: Currently there are 5 volunteer boards in Grimes that have openings. Click here (PDF) for more information.
2012 Annual Water Quality Report - Grimes Water Supply (PDF)
City of Grimes Independent Auditor's Reports - June 30, 2012 (PDF)
SE Main Street Improvements / Governors District Information Page
Pay Your Water Bill Online: We are pleased to announce that you may now pay your water bill online. We have recently updated our software with the goal of providing more payment options as well as increased convenience and better customer service. Payments may now be made by credit card over the phone, in person or online.
City of Grimes Budget - Fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 - Ending June 30, 2014.
If you would like to have your water bill automatically deducted from your checking account each month, please print and fill out the Sure-Pay Authorization Form and return it to City Hall along with a voided blank check.
2010 Grimes Comprehensive Plan (9MB PDF)
2013-2014 Fiscal Year CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) PDF
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