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Aug21Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Aug22Ames Plan 2040 Open House & Design Studio
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug22Human Relations Commission
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aug26Campus and Community Commission
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug27City Council Meeting
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug28Healthy Life Center Informational Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug29Healthy Life Center Informational Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sep02Labor Day: City of Ames offices* closed
City of Ames Offices Closed on Labor Day
Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in recognition of Labor Day. Offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Stange Road Shared Use Path Work Begins Friday
Reconstruction of the shared use path along the west side of Stange Road between 24th Street and Northridge Parkway will begin Friday, Aug. 16, weather permitting.
CyRide Upgrades to MyRide For Real-time Bus Information
CyRide will implement a transition to a new real-time predictive bus service beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 19. During this time, MyRide technology will launch for public transit riders seeking information on the status of CyRide buses throughout the system.
'Chalk the Walks’ Event Planned on Aug. 20 to Spread Positive Messages
The City of Ames Planning and Housing Department is facilitating community participation in the annual international “Chalk the Walks” event planned for Tuesday, Aug. 20. Residents are encouraged to participate by spreading positive messages and images in chalk at several public locations.
Rummage RAMPage Raises over $33,000; Diverts Tons of Items from Landfill, Helps Non-Profits
The fourth annual Rummage RAMPage, a community rummage sale designed to keep reusable items out of the waste stream, surpassed previous years in landfill diversion totals and proceeds generated.
Ames Plan 2040 Update Meeting on Aug. 22
The planning team for the City of Ames Comprehensive Plan will host a Public Open House and Design Studio from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, in the City Council Chambers of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. Participants will be asked to provide input and feedback.
Downtown Alley Reconstruction Begins Next Week
Reconstruction of two east-west alleys in Downtown Ames will begin the week of August 12. The alleys affected are from Kellogg Avenue to Burnett Avenue between Main Street and Fifth Street, and from Duff Avenue to Douglas Avenue between Main Street and Fifth Street.
Food Waste Diversion (FWD) Pilot Program Provides Pay-As-You-Compost Option
Ames Resource Recovery System is piloting a new program that provides an alternative to throwing food waste in the trash.