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  • Historic Preservation Commission Hosts 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, June 12, in the City Council Chambers, Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

    05/25/2017 2:23 PM

  • City Receives Two Design Awards

    The City of Ames was recently honored with two American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA. The American Inhouse Design Awards is considered to be the premier showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers.

    05/24/2017 5:00 PM

  • City Channel 12 Receives Telly Award

    City of Ames cable television station Channel 12 was recently named as a Bronze winner in the 38th annual Telly Awards for the video titled “City of Ames | Resource Recovery Plant.” The winning video features the City’s Resource Recovery Plant and explains how the plant works and what it does for the Ames community. Cable TV Coordinator Derek Crisler served as producer for the award-winning video.

    05/24/2017 10:25 AM

  • Water Testing Begins at Ada Hayden

    The Water and Pollution Control Department is working with the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL), based in Iowa City, to perform water quality monitoring at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The in-depth monitoring of the lake began this week and will continue for the summer.

    05/19/2017 5:00 PM

  • South Duff Improvements Begin on Monday

    Improvements to the outside lanes of south Duff Avenue from the Squaw Creek Bridge north to South Fifth Street will begin on Monday, May 22, weather dependent. Two-lane, north and south traffic will be maintained through most of the work zone. However, traffic will funnel to one lane in each direction in front of the Walmart Supercenter, 534 S. Duff Ave.

    05/19/2017 4:00 PM

  • Animal Shelter Benefits from Dinner Fundraiser

    Dozens of participants attended the fifth annual Wine and Paws Dinner fundraiser hosted by the Lincoln Center Hy-Vee and raised more than $5,000 for the Ames Animal Shelter. Since its inception, the Hy-Vee Wine and Paws Dinner has contributed more than $16,000 toward medical care and special needs of animals at the shelter.

    05/19/2017 12:00 PM

  • City Offices Closed for Memorial Day on May 29

    City Hall, most City departments and divisions, and the Ames Public Library will be closed Monday, May 29, in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, May 30.

    05/17/2017 4:00 PM

  • Local Ordinance Banning Fireworks Adopted 30 Years Ago

    Before Ames residents start stockpiling bottle rockets and planning a fireworks extravaganza, they should be aware of local restrictions. Recent State of Iowa legislation legalizing fireworks allows municipalities to opt out by creating local ordinances within city limits. The City of Ames enacted an ordinance in 1987 banning the use of fireworks within city limits, which means local restrictions are already in place.

    05/11/2017 4:00 PM

  • Traffic Narrowed at Lincoln Way, Sheldon Avenue Intersection for Construction Project

    Construction on the River Caddis project at Lincoln Way and Sheldon Avenue will require the closure of the outside eastbound lane of Lincoln Way through the completion of the work. During construction, traffic on Lincoln Way between Sheldon and Hyland Avenues will be funneled into three lanes – an eastbound lane, westbound lane, and a dedicated center turning lane for traffic access to Sheldon Avenue.

    05/10/2017 5:00 PM

  • Ames Receives SolSmart Silver Award

    The City of Ames received designation as a SolSmart Silver award winner for its contributions to promoting solar energy. The award was presented this week at the American Planning Assocation’s annual meeting in New York City. SolSmart is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

    05/08/2017 5:00 PM

  • Street Construction on South Duff Avenue to Improve Safety and Access Begins Monday

    Construction on a new raised median and traffic signal on South Duff Avenue will begin on Monday, May 8, and continue for at least three weeks. While two-way traffic will be maintained through this phase, motorists should be aware that traffic will be funneled to one outside lane in each direction. The reduced lanes will stretch from the north end of the Squaw Creek Bridge to South Fifth Street. There will be no left turns allowed.

    05/04/2017 11:30 AM

  • Water Plant Testing May Cause Rusty Water

    Residents may experience rusty water or fluctuations in water pressure over the next several weeks as testing and disinfection of new infrastructure at the new water plant occurs. Testing is expected to occur two to three more times during each week and could cause rusty water particularly in areas near the new water plant located at 1800 East 13th Street.

    05/02/2017 1:00 PM

  • Entries Sought for Water Plant Art Contest

    The City of Ames Water and Pollution Control Department is sponsoring a public art contest and exhibition to obtain public art for the new water treatment plant. Artists may enter up to three two-dimensional pieces of art for the contest and exhibition. The theme for each piece must pertain to water. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017.

    03/31/2017 4:00 PM

  • Amendment to the FY17-20 Transportation Improvement Program is Available for Public Comment

    The comment period is open until the Transportation Policy Committee review the final document on June 13, 2017 at their meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Ames City Hall Council Chambers, 515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA.

    05/25/2017 2:34 PM

  • Selection

    Draft FY18-21 Transportation Improvement Program is Available for Public Comment

    Draft FY18-21 Transportation Improvement Program is Available for Public Comment

    05/18/2017 12:00 PM