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  • Highway 30/South Duff Bridge Repair Starts Monday

    The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be performing repairs to the U.S. Highway 30 bridge over South Duff Avenue beginning Monday, July 13. The work will require the replacement of a damaged concrete beam.

    07/10/2020 10:30 AM

  • Police Chief to Retire in August

    After more than 18 years with the City of Ames, including 13 years serving as Chief of Police, Chuck Cychosz has announced his retirement from the City of Ames Police Department. His last day will be Monday, Aug. 3.

    07/10/2020 9:00 AM

  • Munn Woods Sewer Lining Continues

    The next phase of the Munn Woods Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project is continuing. This project involves repair of deficient sanitary sewer and deteriorated manholes. The goal of these repairs is to fix aging infrastructure and reduce sanitary sewer backups in the area.

    07/07/2020 10:00 AM

  • South Riverside Drive to Close on Monday

    South Riverside Drive will close on Monday, July 6, as work begins on the reconstruction and new concrete street paving.

    07/02/2020 9:00 AM

  • Power Plant, Resource Recovery Shutdown Planned; Request Help Reducing Garbage to Landfill

    From Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 17, the Ames Power Plant will shut down for planned maintenance. During this time, the Ames Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Ave., will be unable to process garbage into refuse derived fuel.

    06/30/2020 11:30 AM

  • City Buildings to Reopen July 1

    After being closed to the public since March 20, City buildings will begin reopening on Wednesday, July 1, including City Hall and the Ames Public Library. City utility buildings such as the Ames Water Plant remain closed to the public.

    06/26/2020 9:30 AM

  • Mosquito Fogging Schedule Set; Program Begins Next Week

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin the week of June 22, and continue until the end of September or when mosquito population thresholds are no longer exceeded. Ames residents who are planning an event may call the Parks and Recreation Department and request that a specific park be fogged.

    06/19/2020 5:00 PM

  • Restrooms to Reopen in City Parks

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department announced today that restrooms in city parks will reopen on Monday, June 15.

    06/12/2020 9:30 AM

  • Toll-free Option Added to Online Meetings

    Using a toll-free phone number has been added to the options to participate in Ames City Council and City Board and Commission meetings effective today.

    05/22/2020 2:00 PM

  • Virtual Energy Audits Help Residents Conserve

    Despite cancelling events and closing City buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City departments are finding creative ways to bring new programs and services to citizens. Ames Electric Services is now offering their home energy audits in a virtual format.

    04/23/2020 9:00 AM

  • EcoFair Speakers to Present on KHOI Radio

    Although the City of Ames annual EcoFair has been cancelled for Saturday, April 25, several speakers planned for the day will take their presentations to the airwaves through a partnership with KHOI Community Radio.

    04/21/2020 9:00 AM

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting Cancelled; Tree Program Updates Announced

    In response to COVID-19 guidelines limiting public gatherings, a public celebration of Arbor Day in Ames will not be held this year.

    04/16/2020 9:30 AM

  • Public WiFi Spots Available in Ames

    Public WiFi is available at two locations in Ames for students and others who need an Internet connection in the community.

    04/14/2020 1:00 PM

  • Homewood Golf Course Opening Postponed Further; New Opening Date on Friday, May 1

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department is postponing the opening of Homewood Golf Course, a public nine-hole course located at 20th Street and Duff Avenue.

    04/14/2020 12:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting Agenda


  • City Council Meeting Agenda


  • May 2020 Monthly 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.

    06/08/2020 10:11 AM

  • City Council Meeting Agenda

    05/22/2020 2:29 PM

  • Rental Newsletter: Spring 2020