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Nov20Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nov21Civil Service Commission
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Nov21Ames International Partner Cities Association
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nov26City Council Meeting
Live on Channel 12
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nov28Thanksgiving: City of Ames Offices* Closed
Nov30No-Charge Yard Waste Day
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dec02Commission on the Arts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dec03Ames City Runoff Election (Ward 4)
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
City of Ames Holiday Closings for Thanksgiving
Many City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.