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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  • City, School District to Close Playgrounds at Parks and Schools

    The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department, working in collaboration with the Ames Community School District, will begin closing playgrounds at local parks and schools beginning today due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Next Phase of Hickory Drive Begins April 6

    The next phase of improvements to Hickory Drive will begin Monday, April 6, weather permitting. The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt’s Inc. to begin pavement removal. Subcontractor On-Track will then repair selected sanitary sewer pipes and replace a manhole and storm sewer intake.

  • Ames Fire Responds to an Apartment Fire

    Ames firefighters responded Monday to an automatic alarm at 2824 West St. At approximately 11:15 p.m., Ames firefighters arrived on scene and found a small fire in a first-floor apartment living room.

  • Ames Area MPO Seeks Public Input on Area Transportation Alternatives and Improvements

    As a precautionary measure to promote social distancing, the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) is hosting a virtual public meeting for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), known as Forward 2045.

  • Homewood Golf Course Opening Postponed; New Opening Date on Wednesday, April 15

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department announced today it is postponing the opening of Homewood Golf Course, a public nine-hole course located at 20th Street and Duff Avenue. The new opening day is anticipated to be 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

  • Collaboration Place Construction Begins This Week

    The extension of Collaboration Place from Plaza Loop to South Riverside Drive in the ISU Research Park will begin the week of March 30, weather permitting.

  • Glass and Food Waste Self-Serve Disposal Offered at Resource Recovery

    The Ames Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Ave., remains open for commercial trash haulers, but is closed to the public through May 15. Public customers still have access to glass recycling and Food Waste Diversion program disposal options by using bins located adjacent to the closed car lane.

  • Hydrant Flushing Begins Today

    The Public Works Department began its annual fire hydrant flushing program today. Two crews are working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in different parts of the city. One crew is concentrating on the Downtown Ames area working its way north. A second crew began at State Avenue and Mortensen Road.