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  • Volunteer Sought to Fill AHRC Vacancy

    Ames Mayor Ann Campbell is seeking a volunteer to fill one open position on the Ames Human Relations Commission. The position is available due to a resignation. The volunteer would fill out the remainder of an unexpired term through April 1, 2017. The position would be eligible for reappointment to another three-year term.

    08/31/2016 9:30 AM

  • Ada Hayden Heritage Park Interpretive Program Set for Sept. 1

    The Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park are hosting Wolfgang Oesterreich, a member of the Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park, at a bird walk on Thursday, Sept. 1. The walk will entail discussing the different species of birds seen at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars to aid in viewing the birds. The walk will begin at 5:30 p.m., and participants should gather at the southwest parking lot along Harrison Road.

    08/31/2016 9:00 AM

  • West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Samples Collected in Ames

    Testing from a mosquito surveillance program led by researchers at Iowa State University in collaboration with the University Hygienic Lab and the Iowa Department of Public Health indicate that mosquitoes collected at Emma McCarthy Lee Park, 3400 Ross Road, have recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

    08/30/2016 10:00 AM

  • Door-to-Door Campaigning Part of the Political Process

    In preparation for upcoming elections, City of Ames and Story County officials remind residents that door to door visits by candidates running for office or candidate supporters is legally protected activity. Political solicitation is the exercise of free speech, protected by the U.S. Constitution, and is not subject to regulation.

    08/30/2016 9:30 AM

  • 13th Street to Close Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Thirteenth Street, from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks west to the entrance of the Furman Aquatic Center, will close beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for street reconstruction. This phase of street improvements requires the total closure of the street for no more than 21 days. The City’s contractor, Con-Struct, will use this time to remove the remaining two lanes of existing pavement, lower the grade of the remaining lanes to improve sight distance, and pour back all new lanes and shared use path.

    08/26/2016 11:45 AM

  • City of Ames Offices Closed on Labor Day

    Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in recognition of Labor Day. Offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    08/26/2016 11:30 AM

  • Input Sought on South 3rd and 4th Street Improvements

    The City of Ames is moving forward on design improvement plans for South Third Street (from South Grand Avenue to South Duff Avenue) and South 4th Street (from Squaw Creek to South Grand Avenue). Public input received early in the process will ensure the project meets the needs of users. A meeting about the improvements is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Room 135 of City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. This project will include pavement improvements, drainage improvements, and the addition of on-street bike improvements on South 3rd Street. The project is scheduled to be constructed during spring and summer of 2017. The City has contracted with Shive-Hattery, Inc. of West Des Moines, for design work.

    08/26/2016 9:00 AM

  • Public Input Sought for Proposed CDBG Funding Changes

    The public is encouraged to provide input to the City of Ames on its amendment to its CDBG 2014-18 Consolidated and 2016-2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan.

    08/23/2016 6:00 PM

  • Traffic Lanes on 13th Street Shift Beginning Friday

    East and westbound traffic on 13th Street, from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks west to the entrance of the Furman Aquatic Center, will switch to the north lanes beginning Friday, Aug. 19. Traffic along 13th Street has been reduced to one lane in each direction since early June to facilitate street and sidewalk reconstruction.

    08/18/2016 9:00 AM

  • Safety Improvements Planned for Welch Avenue

    A pilot project to make Welch Avenue south of Lincoln Way safer for pedestrians and bicyclists will begin on Monday, July 25, when parking spaces along the east side of the street will close and the sidewalk will be extended into the street.

    07/22/2016 1:48 PM

  • Mosquito Fogging to Begin June 15

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin Wednesday, June 15, and will continue into September. Larvaciding efforts have already started. 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.

    06/14/2016 11:00 AM