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Posted on: December 7, 2022

GrimesPlex Construction

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We love the view from the sky! Construction is underway on GrimesPlex. Crews are grading and doing utility work.

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

2023 Recycling Calendars

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The 2023 recycling calendar from Metro Waste Authority is now available to pick up at City Hall. These magnets are free for Grimes residents. 

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Cardboard Dumpsters

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Are you building up a lot of extra cardboard with all that online holiday shopping? Don't forget about the cardboard drop-offs in Grimes. These containers only accept cardboard and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please make sure to break dow...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

SE 19th St & S James St Stoplight Coming

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Coming in 2023! A stoplight is coming to the busy intersection of SE 19th St and S James St. The City Council recently approved a Professional Services Agreement to begin the design of a temporary signal at this location. The reason the signal is temporar...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

What's That Noise?

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What’s that noise? You may have heard a loud noise near the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This sound is from the pumps used to pull wastewater from the EQ basin. These pumps run during non-peak hours. We understand that this noise is frustrating. ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

NE Destination Dr Extension

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At the November 22nd City Council meeting, the Council voted to extend NE Destination Dr to connect to NE Beaverbrooke Blvd. Both roadways will connect via a roundabout to Highway 141. This was included in the approval of a site plan for Brookside Village...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Trail Closure

North Ridge Trail Closed 11-30-22

The trail behind the North Sports Complex near the creek will be closed Wednesday, November 30th, to allow for crews to install sewer pipe for the WRA project. The trail will be closed for about a month.  Please use the detour route in the map be...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Stay in the Know

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Stay in the know and never miss out on what’s going on in Grimes. Sign up for emergency notifications, news alerts, monthly newsletters, council agendas, and more. Learn more at grimesiowa.gov/254/Marketing-Communications.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Learn About Drainage Easements

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Let’s talk drainage easements! These are found in between houses and are essential for safely transporting stormwater away from homes. They are usually grass swales that lead to a storm sewer. It is important to keep these areas clear of obstacl...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Food Pantry Drop-Off Site

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It's the season of giving! Grimes City Hall is a drop-off location for the Grimes Storehouse. Any donated items can be left inside the front doors and will be taken to the food pantry. City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed 1...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

New Fire Station FAQ

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Is Grimes getting a new fire station?

The City of Grimes will build a new fire station. The likely location will be next to the current library in Waterworks Park. The City will evaluate whether any existing improvements or structures can be incorporated i...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Splash Pad Update

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It may look and feel like winter outside, but we are dreaming of next summer at the Waterworks Park Splash Pad! The restroom and playground are being installed. Project updates are available here..

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Snow Removal Reminders

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Hello first snow! Please remember these snow removal reminders for all winter storms in Grimes. 

  1. Don't park on the street for the duration of a snow ordinance. (There isn't a snow ordinance today. Sign up for snow ordinance alert...
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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Sign Up for Snow Ordinance Alerts

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Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday! Sign up for text/email alerts to receive a notification when a snow ordinance is issued. During a snow ordinance, we ask that you don't park your car on the street for the duration of the ordinance. This helps...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Trail Closure

Lions Park Trail Closure

A portion of the trail along Lions Park will be closed this Friday, November 11th, for sanitary sewer construction for the GrimesPlex project. The trail will be closed for about a month.

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

GrimesPlex Update

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GrimesPlex Update — The City Council approved a few items related to GrimesPlex at the November 8th meeting. 
- The Council approved the site plan for the project. Additional parking has also been added to the project.
- The Council also ...
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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hwy 44 Trail Extension

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Coming next year! The City of Grimes plans to extend the trail along the north side of Highway 44. The extension will run from the intersection of Brookside Drive to the Dallas Center-Grimes High School parking lot. It will also include connecting to the ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

MultiGolf Park Coming to Grimes

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The first MultiGolf Park in the Des Moines metro and the first 18-hole course in the USA is coming to Grimes. MultiGolf combines three forms of golf. Individuals can play foot golf, park golf, and disc golf all on the same field. MultiGolf is a new sport ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

How a Park Is Planned

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We are lucky to have a lot of great parks in Grimes! A lot of planning and preparation goes on behind the scenes to bring these assets to our community. Learn how city planners help make an idea a reality.

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

What Is City Planning?

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City planners play a crucial role in city government. They take the city's vision and make it a reality. Learn more about their role in current and future development in this video.

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Traffic Signal Connection Project

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Have you ever felt like you keep hitting every single red light? The City of Grimes is working on a project to fix that problem. Crews are installing fiber and an operating system to connect all traffic signals on the major corridors. This will allow the ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

See the Future of GrimesPlex

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See the future GrimesPlex and Hope District! This video shows aerial renderings of this exciting development in the City of Grimes. GrimesPlex will be the largest multi-sport turf complex in the Midwest. The 50-acre complex is surrounded by the Hope Distr...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

How a Business Comes to Town

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From its location to the friendly people, Grimes is a great place to build a business. But did you know that cities don't pick and choose which businesses come to town? And there's a reason why you don't see a warehouse next to a single-family home. We br...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Wallace Farm Preservation

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A mattress for $19, a car for $495, and a 4 bedroom house for $23,000 — check out the ads in this newspaper from 1966. These papers were found in the home on Wallace Farm, which is being turned into a large park for events. The papers will be pr...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Streetlight Repairs

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Some streetlights in Grimes are owned by the City, but most are owned by Mid-American. The City is responsible for lights along HWY 44, SE Main St, and within the Heritage Development. All other lights are maintained by Mid-American.

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Report a Concern

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There's a new and easy way to report a concern to the City of Grimes. Whether it's a pothole, property complaint, or general concern, let us know at grimesiowa.gov/RequestTracker.aspx.

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Apply to Be on the Board of Appeals

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Apply to be on the Board of Appeals! This board consists of Grimes residents who have experience and training to act on matters pertaining to building construction, property maintenance, fire hazards, hazardous conditions, or protection systems and who ar...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Fall/Winter Program Guide

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Check out the 2022 Fall/Winter Program Guide! This is a complete guide to all programs and activities from the Grimes Parks and Recreation Department and the Grimes Public Library.

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Welcome to the New Grimesiowa.gov!

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Welcome to the new Grimesiowa.gov! This redesigned website for the City of Grimes has several features to benefit residents and businesses in our community.

Notifications & Emergency Alerts

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Sign Up for Notifications & Alerts

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Stay in the Know

Stay in the know about general City of Grimes news and information by subscribing to Notify Me email and text notifications. You can choose to receive email and/or text notifications about the following topics:

  • General City news
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Posted on: August 2, 2022

What's That Smell?

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What’s that smell?

The odor that occasionally drifts into the developments along N. James and Beaverbrooke Boulevard is related to operations at the Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant (GWWTP). The GWWTP is located north of the Heritage Elementary, and west...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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With the MyAccount feature, you can customize your viewing experience, sign up for notifications, and engage in information you care about. Check out Notify Me today!

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