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Sep23Campus and Community Commission
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sep26Ames International Partner Cities Association
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sep26Human Relations Commission
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oct02Outdoor Siren TEST
10:00 AM - 10:02 AM
Oct02Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oct07Commission on the Arts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oct12Fire Station Open House
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct14Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Ames Dog Park to Close for Maintenance from September 16 – 20
The City of Ames Dog Park, 605 Billy Sunday Road, will close for annual maintenance starting Monday, Sept. 16. Annual maintenance includes spraying broadleaf weeds, aerating, fertilizing the turf, and other facility maintenance needs.
Burnett Avenue Water Main Installation Begins Wednesday
Work to install new water main along the east side of Burnett Avenue between 13th and 16th streets will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Daley Park Shared Use Path Work Begins Sept. 12
Reconstruction of the Daley Park shared use path from Thackeray Avenue to Wilder Boulevard will begin Thursday, Sept. 12, weather permitting.
Façade Grant Applications Available for Downtown
The City of Ames Planning Division is accepting applications for the Downtown Façade Grant. Businesses and building owners within the Downtown Service Center could qualify for a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $15,000 for façade improvements.
Downtown Alley Reconstruction Continues
Reconstruction of the east-west alley north of Main Street between Duff and Douglas avenues will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. All or portions of this alley will be closed to traffic during construction. Sidewalks at the alley approaches may also be closed at times during the project.
First Annual Chalk the Block Contest is Sept. 22
The City of Ames Public Art Commission and Ames Community Arts Council are co-sponsoring the Octagon Art Festival’s first annual Chalk the Block contest.
Game Day Parking Ordinance Increases Parking Fines on Home Football Games
To combat the increasing number of vehicles parking illegally during home football games, the Ames City Council approved the Game Day Parking Ordinance, which goes into effect during this fall football season.
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.