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  • Public Input Sought on Changes to Net Metering

    The City’s Electric Utility Operations Review and Advisory Board (EUORAB) will hold a public informational meeting about potential changes to Appendix H in the City of Ames Municipal Code. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

    09/29/2016 11:50 AM

  • Flood Damage Information Requested

    This past weekend Ames and other areas across Story County experienced flash flooding from the intense rains and saturated ground. Currently, Story County has not declared a disaster or requested assistance from the State of Iowa.

    09/27/2016 12:30 PM

  • Informational Meeting Set for Teagarden Area Drainage Improvements

    The public is invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about planned improvements for the existing drainage channels in the Teagarden area in south Ames. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Mitchell Elementary School Gymnasium, 3521 Jewel Drive. The meeting will be an open house format with representatives from the City available to answer questions and receive feedback regarding the design, scope, and construction schedule of the project. Representatives of Bolton & Menk Inc., of Ames, the engineering consultant, will also be available at the meeting.

    09/27/2016 9:30 AM

  • Repair Work Scheduled for Sixth Street

    A section of Sixth Street, from Duff Avenue to Clark Avenue, will undergo repairs beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The project will repair deteriorated concrete joints and is expected to last four to five days, weather dependent.

    09/26/2016 4:15 PM

  • Firefighters Share Safety Information at Fire Station Open House on Oct. 8

    Ames firefighters will host an open house from 9 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fire Station No. 1, 1300 Burnett Ave. Participants are encouraged to explore fire trucks, see Sparky the Fire Dog and Freddy the Fire Truck, and learn more about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week, which starts Sunday, Oct. 9, and ends on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    09/26/2016 1:35 PM

  • Electric Vault Lid Replacement Planned for Downtown Alley

    The City of Ames has contracted with Woodruff Construction to replace the concrete vault lid underneath the alley south of 116 Fifth St. Work will begin on Monday, Oct. 3, and last approximately two weeks.

    09/26/2016 1:30 PM

  • Mayor's Downtown "Healthiest State Walk" is October 5

    Ames residents are welcome to join Mayor Ann Campbell and members of the Ames City Council at the sixth annual Mayor’s Downtown “Healthiest State Walk” beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. Participants should gather on the plaza in front of the building.

    09/21/2016 12:00 PM

  • Skate Park Ribbon Cutting and Naming is Oct. 8

    To celebrate renovations to the Ames Skate Park and to officially name it the Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate Park, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The skate park is located at 1330 Sixth St., adjacent to Brookside Park. The public is welcome to join in the celebration, and the skating community has events scheduled in addition to the ceremony.

    09/20/2016 9:45 AM

  • Street Closure Planned for N. 2nd Street

    North Second Street, from North Hazel Avenue to North Maple Avenue, will be closed beginning on Monday, Sept. 19, for street improvements. This phase of construction is anticipated to take four to six weeks depending on weather conditions.

    09/16/2016 5:00 PM

  • Street Closure Planned on Baughman Road

    Street improvements are continuing along Baughman Road with a street closure planned from Dotson Drive to Beedle Drive beginning on Monday, Sept. 19. The closure is anticipated to last two to three weeks depending on weather.

    09/16/2016 1:30 PM

  • Street Closures for Harris Street and Jeffrey Lane

    Street improvements are continuing along Jeffrey Lane and Harris Street beginning on Monday, Sept. 19. During the work, all of Jeffrey Lane and a portion of Harris Street will be closed to through traffic. The work is anticipated to last two to three weeks depending on weather.

    09/16/2016 1:15 PM

  • Town Budget Meeting Set for Oct. 4

    The City of Ames budget process kicks off in the fall with the annual Town Budget Meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

    09/16/2016 1:00 PM

  • Fall Yard Waste Free Days Set for October, November

    Yard Waste Free Days will be held on four Saturdays this fall that avoid home Iowa State University football games. The scheduled Saturdays to dispose of leaves free of charge are Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5 (includes brush), and Nov.12, at Chamness Technology, 26107 530th Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    09/14/2016 11:53 AM

  • Broadleaf Spraying in Parks Begins Sept. 12

    Parks and Recreation maintenance staff will begin spraying parks for broadleaf weeds in maintained turf areas on Monday, Sept. 12 and continue into October, weather dependent. The main broadleaf weeds targeted include dandelion, ground ivy (creeping charlie), clover, knotweed, wild violet, and common plantain. Herbicide applications will be completed during morning hours and when wind speeds are below 10 miles per hour. Prior to any application, staff will post signage in the park.

    09/09/2016 1:00 PM

  • Clark Avenue to Close from Main Street to Railroad

    Street improvements are planned for Clark Avenue beginning on Monday, Sept. 12. Clark Avenue will be closed from south of the Main Street intersection to the railroad tracks. This first phase is anticipated to last four to six weeks.

    09/07/2016 3:00 PM

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flooding Expected in Low-Lying Areas

    09/23/2016 2:26 AM

  • Amendments to the Passenger Transportation Plan is Available for Public Comment

    09/16/2016 12:00 PM