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  • City Offices Closed for Memorial Day on May 27

    City Hall, most City departments and divisions, and the Ames Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, May 28.

  • Grand Avenue Repairs Begin Again on May 13

    A project to repair sanitary sewers from 12th to 18th Streets along Grand Avenue will restart on Monday, May 13, with work focused from 9th to 13th Street. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

  • Public Art Commission Names Birdhouse Winners

    The Public Art Commission is pleased to announce the award winners for its first ever Birdhouse Competition. The competition was open for entries in March and judged in April. More than 100 birdhouses were submitted, and the entries will remain on display at the Octagon Center for the Arts.

  • Historic Preservation Awards Announced

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Preservation Awards Program. This program recognizes a variety of historic preservation activities, including work on building exteriors, site work, and other notable contributions to preservation in Ames.

  • Entries Sought for Water Plant Art Contest

    Entries will soon be accepted for the City of Ames Water and Pollution Control Department’s annual public art contest and exhibition. Entries may be submitted beginning Monday, April 22. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.

  • New Software Provides Online Option for Permits

    The City of Ames Inspection Division has launched a new permitting portal, Citizen Self Service (CSS), through the City’s website that provides easy access and 24-hour convenience for customers.

  • Permitting Portal is Now Active