Entries by Marc Dennison

City Hall Closed on Monday

City Hall will be closed on Monday February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.  City Hall will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday opening at 8am and closing at 5pm.  Thank you very much and have a great weekend!  

Sewer Backups

Sanitary sewer line blockages are typically caused by roots, grease, and improper disposal of items.  Tree roots can enter the sanitary sewer system at joints and cracks in the sewer service lines and mains.  Grease can solidify in the sewer lines and restrict other waste from flowing through.  The lines can be blocked by items […]

Snowmobile Ordinance

10.60.020 Place of Operation The operators of snowmobiles shall observe the following limitations as to where snowmobiles may be operated: Unplowed Streets.  Snowmobiles may be operated upon streets which have not been plowed during the snow season. Other Streets.  Snowmobiles may not be operated on any other street within the city except the following designated streets and the […]

Source Water Protection Plan

YOU ARE INVITED! The City of Ida Grove is pleased to announce that we are in the beginning stages of a collaborative Source Water Protection effort between our city officials, community members, and members of our rural community.  We would like to welcome you to an open planning meeting regarding Source Water, our current protection […]

Extendable Backwater Valves

Basement flooding can result in serious property damage.  Be mindful of your health and safety when cleaning up your flooded basement.  Floodwater may carry waterborne diseases, corrosive agents, irritants, and sharp objects.  Electrical accidents are possible because of contact between appliances and water.  Dress appropriately; wear overalls, gloves, protective eyewear, protective boots and a mask.  […]

Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund is working in partnership with SIMPCO to make available an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  The mission of the program is to further the preservation and development of affordable housing and grow affordable housing opportunities for low-to-moderate income households in Ida County. Eligible repairs include: repair or […]

Ida Grove Economic Development Corporation

Ida Grove aspires to be a community defined by the creativity, diversity and innovation of its citizens and businesses. So if you or anyone you know enjoy economic development, have an undiscovered creative streak, love working with and interacting with equally committed people………  being on the Ida Grove Economic Development Corporation is definitely for YOU! […]

City Council Meetings

The Ida Grove City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of the month, except when the meetings are shifted to the following Tuesdays to avoid conflicts with holidays. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, at 403 Third Street.

Online Utility Bill Pay

In an effort to provide you with ease and flexibility for your utility bill payments, the City of Ida Grove has implemented a new online payment service through Forte.  You can find the new service payment link at the bottom of the city’s main web page, or you may click on the Government dropdown box […]

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners and tenants to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks.  If a property owner or tenant does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 24 hours of the last snowfall, the City may, remove the snow, ice or accumulation.  (The 24 hour timeline also applies to […]

Have You Heard About……

Tech support scams. Here’s how they work: You get a call from someone who says he/she’s a computer technician. He/She might say they’re from a well known company like Microsoft, or maybe your internet service provider. They tell you there are viruses or other malware on your computer. They say you’ll have to give them […]

Mayor and Business Leaders Meet with Governor

  Mayor Whiteing recently met with Governor Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg in Ida Grove to discuss current and future employer needs as well as economic development. This event was coordinated by Ida County Economic Development.  The meeting included representatives from GOMACO, Midwest Industries, United Bank of Iowa, First State Bank, Horn Memorial Hospital, […]