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Posted on: February 20, 2024

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Are you ready in an emergency? Sign up to receive text/email alerts for watermain breaks, boil orders, local public safety threats, now ordinance parking bans, severe weather alerts, and other emergency situations that require immediate notification.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 29, 2022

Fireworks Update

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It’s official. When fireworks can be set off in Grimes will change. At the February 13th meeting, the City Council voted to only allow fireworks on July 2nd and 3rd from noon to 10 pm and July 4th from 9 am to 11 pm. Previously, fireworks were a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

WRA Update

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Goodbyes aren't always easy, but this is something to celebrate! It's time to say goodbye to the wastewater treatment plant in town. Today, we have officially connected to the WRA to process the town's wastewater. Over the next ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

License Your Pet

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Did you know that cats and dogs in Grimes are required to be registered with the City? Here are three ways this helps you and your pet.

    1. It helps the City understand how big our pet population is and if we need more service...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

City of Grimes to Join CIWW

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The City Council recently authorized the City of Grimes to become a founding member of the Central Iowa Water Works (CIWW). We’re answering some common questions to help explain what this means for our residents.

What is the CIWW?

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Registration Deadline March 1 for Pee Wee Soccer

Pee Wee Soccer registration deadline 3-1-24

Calling all Pee Wee Soccer players! There are only two weeks left to register for the spring/summer session. There is only one spring session so don’t miss your chance to join in on the fun.

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

City Government: How to Get Involved

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Love
your city but don't know how to make your mark? Open this box of candy heartsand learn how you can get involved in city government.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

City Hall Drop-Off

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Did You Know that Grimes City Hall is a drop-off location for the Grimes Storehouse? Donations can be left right inside the front doors of the building. Check out a list of needed items at grimesstorehouse.com.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 29, 2022

Report a Concern

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Is there a pothole on your street? Did your neighbor not shovel their sidewalk after a snowstorm? We've made it easy to report a concern to the City on our website grimesiowa.gov. Just click the 'report a concern' button on the home page. Your message wil...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Extra Trash

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Do you have a large item like a couch you need to get rid of or more trash bags than will fit in your cart? These items can be disposed of curbside with Metro Waste Authority's large and extra item sticker programs.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Keep Your Info Up-To-Date

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Has your email or phone number changed since you set up your utilities account with the City of Grimes? It’s important to keep this information up-to-date in the event we need to contact you. Please email your updated information to grimeswaterd...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Public Works Building Changes

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You
will soon see some changes to the part of the Public Works building. The CityCouncil recently approved a site plan amendment to make the entrance to the
building more public-friendly. The fence and turnstile from the previous FedExfacility will ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Rent GrimesPlex

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Book your next practice at GrimesPlex! The 50-acre multisport synthetic turf complex is now taking weekday practice rental reservations. Fields will be available for 90-minute practices starting April 1st. Request a rental at grimesiowa.gov/grimesplex-ren...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Read the February Newsletter

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Read the February monthly newsletter and learn about what's going on in Grimes.

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

New Subdivision Coming to Northwest Grimes

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A new subdivision is coming to the northwest side of Grimes. At the January 23rd meeting, the City Council approved a final plat for an area north of NW 27th St. This will have 50 single-family lots as well as parkland with greenspace, trees, a public pon...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

New Library Building Opens

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The new Grimes Public Library Building is open! The 22,300 sq ft space has an expanded collection, playscape with a slide, five study rooms, and public meeting rooms. There is a fireplace, coffee bar, everbright wall, and a drive-thru for book returns and...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Fireworks

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We heard you and we’re looking at making a change. At the January 23rd meeting, the City Council started the process of changing when fireworks can be set off in Grimes. The new proposal would only allow fireworks on July 2nd and 3rd from noon to 10 pm an...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Commercial-Residential Building Coming to Main St

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Coming to Grimes! At the January 23rd meeting, the City Council approved the site plan for this proposed commercial and multi-family building at 212 SE Main St. Commercial space will be located on the first floor, and apartments will be on the second.&...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

New Multi-Tenant Retail Building Coming to Grimes

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Coming to Grimes! At the January 23rd meeting, the City Council approved a site plan for a 17,000 sq ft multi-tenant retail building. This will be located at the southwest corner of NE Gateway Dr and NE Beaverbrooke Blvd. NE 12th St will also extend from ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

New Resident Guide

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New to Grimes? Welcome home! We have a New Resident Guide on our website with a checklist to get you started, important phone numbers and city information, plus frequently asked questions about living in our community. Check it out here..

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Register for Pee Wee Soccer

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Pee Wee Soccer is a fun and rewarding experience in a low-competitive atmosphere. Participants will get to choose Monday or Tuesday practices and all games will be held on Thursdays.

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Register for Operation Early Out

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Need a plan for school early out days? Join us and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for Operation Early Out! This program is for school-aged kids during Wednesday DCG early dismissals.

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Snowtification - Why You Can't Park on the Street

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During a snow ordinance (currently issued from 6 pm 1/8 to 6 pm 1/9), the city asks that you do not park on city streets. This is needed to help our plows clear the roads faster. City of Grimes snowplows have a front plow and a wing plow. When a vehicle i...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Snowtification - Order Roads Are Plowed

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Before the next snowstorm hits, let's brush up on why certain roads are plowed first in this Snowtification. Streets are plowed in a specific order during a snowstorm. This helps people get in and out of town and ensures emergency vehicles can get where t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

2024 Spring/Summer Program Guide

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Our Spring Summer 2024 Program Guide is coming soon to your mailbox! This guide details Grimes Public Library and Grimes Parks and Recreation programs and events! It's also available online here.

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

2023 Recap

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From major projects to a plethora of new events, 2023 was an exciting year! We are thrilled to bring you a new library, GrimesPlex, the Splash Pad, and a lot more in 2024 – but for now, let’s take a look back on the many accomplishments from 2023.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

SE Little Beaver Watermain Reconstruction

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The City of Grimes is actively reinvesting in aging infrastructure in older parts of our community. Up next is SE Little Beaver area. Starting late winter/early spring, crews will replace the aging watermain on SE 4th St, SE 5th St, SE 6th St and along SE...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Coming to Grimes

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The Grimes City Council recently approved a preliminary plat, or a plan for a proposed subdivision, which will include commercial lots, townhomes, apartments, and a park and trails. This area is located at the NE corner of NW County Line Rd and HWY 44.&am...

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Posted on: November 26, 2023

Grimes to Withdraw from DART

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*This post was updated at 8:30 am on November 29,2023.

What is changing with DART in Grimes?

At the November 28, 2023, City Council meeting, the Grimes City Council voted to withdraw from DART. The service will run until the contract expires on July 1, 2025...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Grimes Public Safety Center - Data Driven Decisions

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The City Council has approved the agreement to purchase land at the corner of SW 6th St & County Line Rd for the new Public Safety Center. Learn how city and fire officials used data to pick the best location.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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