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  • 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

  • Trout to Be Stocked at Ada Hayden on Nov. 8

    Due to sub-freezing temperatures predicted next week, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has moved the trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake to 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

    11/06/2019 10:00 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

  • City Offices Closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

    Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. Additionally, the City Assessor’s office will be closed.

    10/30/2019 12:00 PM

  • 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

  • Proposed CAPER Available for Public Review

    The proposed 2018-19 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for a 15-day public comment period that will end on Thursday, November 7.

    10/23/2019 10:30 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

  • 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