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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.
Storm Debris Cleanup: (May 20, 2013) There will be an initial yard waste debris pickup this Thursday (May 23rd) starting at 7 am. It is free of charge. We ask that you have your debris placed curbside. The branches are not to be longer than 4 feet, and should not weigh more than 75 pounds. If you have a number of small branches we ask that you bundle them if possible. It is important to note that all trees on private property will be the responsibility of the homeowner or landowner to dispose of in a timely manor so as not to create a nuisance or safety concern.
If you are not able to have all of your debris on the curb by this Thursday, please go ahead and place what you can on the curb. There will be another pickup early next week. That date will be announced when determined.
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 Proposed Budget - Fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 - Ending June 30, 2014.
Stormwater Utility Fee Information
Public Hearing November 13, 2012: The City Council held a public hearing and first reading of the revised stormwater utility ordinance at the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday November 13th at 5:30pm. Stormwater Management Utility Ordinance (draft) PDF
In order to comply with NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permit requirements, the City must develop water quality regulations, stormwater quality monitoring with outfall inspection and sampling, stormwater programs, ordinances, master planning, watershed management, education, and public outreach.
Public information meetings were held at the Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main Street) on September 17th at 6:00 pm and September 18th at 7:30 am. Watch Meeting
Why is stormwater management necessary? - Stormwater Utility Questions & Answers (PDF)
Stormwater Fee Brochure (PDF)
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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