City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

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Vet Med Shared Use Path Expansion Informational Meeting

A public information meeting to discuss the proposed shared use path system expansion through Iowa State University’s Veterinary Medicine campus will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in Room 235 of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The proposed project will consist of paving the trail from South 16th Street to the Iowa State University Research Park.
This public meeting will be conducted utilizing an open format. No formal presentation will be made. City of Ames staff and the project consultant, Bolton & Menk, will be present with plans, displays, and related information to discuss the project. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the meeting, give input, and ask questions about the proposed improvement project.
Those requiring special accommodations for the meeting should contact Civil Engineer Mark Gansen, with Ames Public Works, at 515.239.5160, so arrangements can be made. Those unable to attend the meeting but who have questions or would like to provide feedback should contact Gansen at
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