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  • Applications Due by Dec. 13 for Outdoor Neighborhood Sculpture Program

    The City of Ames Public Art Commission encourages Ames residents to apply to have one of the current Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition works of art installed in their neighborhood.

    11/19/2019 11:30 AM

  • City of Ames Holiday Closings for Thanksgiving

    Many City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday.

    11/15/2019 9:00 AM

  • Public Input for Edwards Park Scheduled Nov. 19

    The community is invited to a public input session to gather feedback regarding the development of Edwards Park. The input session will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. There were be a presentation followed by a comment period.

    11/14/2019 9:00 AM

  • Ames Fire Responds to Kitchen Fire

    Ames firefighters responded just after midnight Tuesday to a kitchen fire at 1322 Harding Ave. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Ames firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy smoke in the stairwell of the four-plex apartment building.

    11/13/2019 9:00 AM

  • Server Named Professional of Year

    Karen Server, Purchasing Manager for the City of Ames, has been named Professional of the Year by the Iowa Public Procurement Association (IPPA).

    11/07/2019 11:30 AM

  • Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

    The Ames Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its annual Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, including efforts to promote diversity, fairness, and equality.

    11/04/2019 9:30 AM

  • Input Sought on Future of Transportation in Ames

    The Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) has launched Forward 2045, an update to the Ames area’s regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and is seeking community feedback.

    11/01/2019 11:30 AM

  • Power Plant Boiler Tube Failures Creating Challenges to Waste Collection and Processing

    Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance issues at the Ames Power Plant have created a temporary interruption in garbage collection and the processing system in Story County.

    10/31/2019 10:00 AM

  • Union Pacific to Begin Track Maintenance

    Union Pacific Railroad will be performing track maintenance in the Ames area beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The railroad will start working at 600th Avenue in Nevada and move west through Ames. Maintenance crews progress at roughly two miles per day depending on weather conditions.

    10/29/2019 9:00 AM

  • Fall No-Charge Yard Waste Day is Saturday

    The first No-Charge Yard Waste Day of the fall season will be this Saturday, Nov. 2, at GreenRU (formerly Chamness Technology), 400 Freel Drive. Three additional no-charge Saturdays will be Nov. 9 (includes brush), Nov. 16, and Nov. 30. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for each day.

    10/28/2019 10:00 AM

  • Resident Satisfaction Survey Highlights City of Ames Service Quality

    An analysis of the 37nd annual Resident Satisfaction Survey suggests the majority of Ames residents rate overall City of Ames services favorably.

    10/14/2019 11:30 AM

  • Fall No-Charge Yard Waste Days Set for November

    Story County residents can dispose of yard waste at no charge during Fall No-Charge Yard Waste Days planned in November. The scheduled Saturdays are Nov. 2, Nov. 9 (includes brush), Nov. 16, and Nov. 30, at GreenRU (formerly Chamness Technology), 400 Freel Drive. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    10/10/2019 10:00 AM

  • 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.

    08/22/2019 9:30 AM

  • November Monthly Project Highlights

    The City Manager's Office compiles a monthly report highlighting projects of each City department. Because these projects may be currently underway or ongoing, information about project specifics is subject to change.

    11/14/2019 9:31 AM

  • Rental Code Changes

    On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the City Council voted to move forward with three changes to the Rental Code. As someone impacted by rental housing, we wanted to make sure that you had an opportunity to review the changes and provide input to the Council.

    08/26/2019 5:09 PM

  • Proposed Rental Code Changes