Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site Comes to Grimes
Grimes residents have a new, convenient option for getting rid of household hazardous waste. A permanent Hazardous Waste Drop-Off is located at Metro Waste Authority's Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes. The site is 1.5 miles northwest of I-80/35 and Hwy 141. Drop-Off will be open the second Saturday of each month from February thru December from 8am to Noon. Residents can bring up to 75 pounds of common household hazardous materials free of charge. Click here for Details (PDF)
Dallas Center-Grimes Community Schools - 2016 Kindergarten Round-Up
If your student will be five years old on or before September 15th of 2016, you need to complete the form for Kindergarten Round-Up. This is a time where students come to school for a morning or an afternoon and spend time in the Kindergarten classrooms at either South Prairie or Dallas Center Elementary. Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting while their child is in the classroom.
Parents need to complete the online registration form by Wednesday, March 2nd.
The form can be accessed by visiting this link: Kindergarten Round-Up Form
(link is off-site)
Parents will receive a mailing this spring indicating your child's assigned date and time for Kindergarten Round-Up, the materials to bring, and other additional information.
If you have any questions, please contact either of the elementary schools listed below.
Dallas Center: 515-992-3838
South Prairie: 515-986-4057
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)
2016 Pet Licenses Now Available: You may now purchase your 2016 dog and cat licenses. All dogs and cats are required to be licensed annually in the City of Grimes. Licenses are $5 each and proof of rabies vaccination is required. Licenses may be purchased at City Hall
Current Board Openings - Help Shape the Future of Grimes:
We are currently seeking new members for several boards and commissions. This could be your opportunity to make a difference. We are seeking people to fill the following positions,
Planning & Zoning Commission - 5 year term
Board of Adjustment - 5 year term
Tree Board - 4 year term
To be considered, please send email stating position of interest and background information to the City Clerk, Rochelle Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to attain proper balance, females and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Merle Hay Mall Bus Stop Changes (PDF)
Public Notice - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (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.