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  • Sanitary Sewer Project to Continue in West Ames

    Work on the sanitary sewer system in west Ames will resume on Monday, July 24. The City of Ames has contracted with Hydro Klean to line sanitary sewer mains across parts of the community. Contractors will access sanitary sewer lines through adjacent manholes, inflate the liner, and then cure the liner using steam. Once the liner is cured, the contractors will use equipment to cut the liner at locations where individual sanitary sewer services enter the sewer main.

    07/21/2017 5:00 PM

  • Final Community Solar Project Workshops Planned at Ames Public Library

    Ames Electric Services customers interested in learning more about SunSmart Ames, a community solar project, are invited to attend one of the last two public workshops. The workshops are planned for 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. All workshops will be held in the second floor meeting rooms of the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

    07/21/2017 4:33 PM

  • Rummage RAMPage Pick-Up Service Available for Donation

    The City of Ames, in partnership with the ISU Office of Sustainability, is hosting its second “Rummage RAMPage,” a community sale designed to keep reusable items – often left on the curb during the annual move out and lease changeovers – out of the landfill. This event is structured so participants donate items, and non-profit agencies help run the sale and share in any profit. The event is open to anyone to donate or shop.

    07/21/2017 4:18 PM

  • Ada Hayden Interpretive Program Set for July 26

    The Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park invite the public to a presentation by Dr. William Simpkins on the unique hydrology of Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Guests should meet at the spillway which is located near the park entrance off of Dawes Drive.

    07/21/2017 11:15 AM

  • National Night Out Celebrates Community

    The Ames Police Department invites residents to celebrate community crime prevention efforts at National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Bandshell Park, 125 E. Fifth St. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

    07/18/2017 10:12 AM

  • Clark Avenue Work Begins Monday

    Street improvements are planned for Clark Avenue beginning on Monday, July 17. Clark Avenue will be closed to all traffic from north of the Lincoln Way intersection to the railroad tracks. No through-access will be allowed at Gilchrist Street. Construction is anticipated to last six to eight weeks.

    07/14/2017 2:36 PM

  • Rummage RAMPage Set for July 28 – Aug. 2

    The City of Ames, in partnership with the ISU Office of Sustainability, is hosting its second “Rummage RAMPage,” a community sale designed to keep reusable items – often left on the curb during the annual move out and lease changeovers – out of the landfill. This event is structured so participants donate items, and non-profit agencies help run the sale and share in any profit. The event is open to anyone to donate or shop. Rummage RAMPage will be held Friday, July 28, through Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Ames Intermodal Facility parking ramp, 129 Hayward Ave.

    07/14/2017 12:31 PM

  • McFarland Joins the Mayor’s Green Team; Receives Smart Energy Rebate for Solar Installation

    McFarland Clinic extended its membership in Mayor Ann Campbell’s “Green Team” on Thursday. The business received an Ames Electric Services rebate check and recognition for the energy-saving installation of solar panels on the rooftop of its west clinic, 3600 Lincoln Way. McFarland has been recognized twice in the past for its sustainability efforts on two other buildings.

    07/14/2017 11:33 AM

  • Community Solar Project Workshops Planned

    Ames Electric Services customers interested in learning more about SunSmart Ames, a community solar project, are invited to attend one of several scheduled public workshops. Workshops are planned for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. All workshops will be held in the second floor meeting rooms of the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

    07/11/2017 7:00 PM

  • Next Phase for South Third Street Construction Begins July 11

    Road construction on South Third Street from South Grand to South Duff avenues will begin Tuesday, July 11, with traffic control and road closure put into place on Monday, July 10. The City has contracted with Mannatt’s Inc. of Ames to complete street reconstruction and resurfacing, storm water and sanitary sewer improvements, and further improvements to adjacent trails and sidewalks. Residents may notice utility locate flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction.

    07/07/2017 3:02 PM

  • Mosquito Fogging to Begin June 19

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin Monday, June 19, and will continue until the end of September or when mosquito population thresholds are no longer exceeded. Ames residents who are planning large events may call the Parks and Recreation Department and request that a specific park be fogged before their event.

    06/14/2017 11:48 AM

  • ICAAP Applications Available

    The Ames Area MPO is accepting applications for the State of Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program.

    06/23/2017 9:00 AM