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Hydrant Flushing Map

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Lincoln Way Corridor Study Complete


  • Arbor Day Tree Planting Planned

    In recognition of Arbor Day and the value trees bring to the community, the Ames Parks and Recreation Department has planned a collaborative tree planting ceremony with Ames Trees Forever. The public is welcome to attend the planting of four trees at Parkview Park, 1730 Buchanan Drive, at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Participants should gather near the playground.

  • Vault Replacement Delayed

    A project to replace two concrete vault lids in Downtown Ames has been delayed by weather. The new start day is Monday, May 1. Ames Electric Services will be working with a contractor to replace concrete vault lids, and the project will affect some parking spaces and traffic flow.

  • Historic Preservation Commission To Host Speaker

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a presentation by Steve Wilke-Shapiro, architect with Slingshot Architecture in Des Moines. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the City Council Chambers, Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.