Property owners are responsible for maintenance of trees on their property and on the city parking adjacent to their property as stated in City Ordinance 12.05.040. All branches are to be at least 15 feet above the street surface and 8 feet above sidewalks. Trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. are to be trimmed so they do not obstruct pedestrians, vision of traffic signs, or the view of any street or alley intersection. Alleys also need to be cleared to allow truck passage.
With warmer weather just around the corner, everyone will be itching to get outdoors. The trail will be undergoing some maintenance for repair and improvements. Reminder to citizens that under the mayor’s proclamation, the trail is currently closed until May 1st.
Warmer weather is just around the corner! The City of Ida Grove reminds residents of the requirements for mowing of their properties within the City limits under Chapter 8.30 of the City Code. It is unlawful for owners of each lot and parcel of ground within the city limits to fail, refuse, or neglect to cut or destroy all weeds, vines, brush or other growth and debris. Property owners are reminded that any vegetation which reaches a height of more than 8 inches is required to be mowed. Any property not mowed after the vegetation reaches 8 inches in height, may be mowed by the City or their agents, and a charge of $75.00 per hour plus a surcharge of $100.00 will be charged to the property owner.
This publication will serve as notice to property owners.
The City of Ida Grove reminds residents not to blow grass clippings into city streets or alleys to prevent clogging of city storm drains. Leaving grass clippings in any street or alley is considered a “nuisance” and also includes debris such as leaves, brush, nails, glass, or rubbish of any kind. The placing of debris, including grass clippings, on streets and alleys could lead to violators being charged for clean-up per City Code 12.30.030. Placing Debris on Streets, Violation and Abatement.
In respects to Good Friday, our office will be closing at 1 p.m. this Friday, April 2nd. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 5th. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!
Hours and dates of burning. No person will be allowed to burn nearer than 10 feet of any building, or on any street or sidewalk at any time. Burning is only permitted between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from April 1 to November 30 of each year. Yard waste is the only material that is allowed to be burnt. It shall be illegal for any person to burn or allow open burning on the premises except during the times and during the dates stated in this paragraph.
SEALED BID AUCTION
On March 24, 2021, The City of Ida Grove, Iowa will be offering for sale the listed mobile homes in this brochure. Pictures will be posted on https://idagroveia.com, for your convenience.
Sealed bids may be submitted to the office of the City Clerk, PO Box 236 Ida Grove Iowa 51445, no later than 2:00 pm on Monday, April 19, 2021. Sealed bids will be opened at the Rec Center on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The Ida Grove City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids. If there are two or more people bidding on the same mobile home for the same dollar amount and have the highest bid for a property, the City of Ida Grove will allow the parties to re-bid that same day until a final highest bidder has won.
All envelopes must be sealed and marked “Sealed bid for Structure # (Attention: City Clerk)”, you are bidding on and your contact information, including phone number. We accept, cash, cashier checks and money orders. Cashier checks and money orders should be made payable to The City of Ida Grove.
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR PROCESSING
Please include your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the address of the property of interest. You must deliver your sealed bid to Ida Grove City Hall before the deadline.
There will be a start bid for each property in this brochure. Information regarding the auction will be posted on our web page, (https://idagroveia.com) and is available at City Hall.
The City of Ida Grove, Iowa reserves the right to waive informalities and reject any or all bids.
If your bid is awarded, payment will be due no later than the following business day by 3:00 pm. after the bid opening. If the property is not paid for by the deadline, the runner up will be offered the property and your bid will be disqualified.
Method of payment shall be cash, cashier check or money order made payable to City of Ida Grove, Iowa. (Do not combine payments for more than one mobile home).
The purchaser will be responsible for all fees necessary for the transfer of ownership.
After purchase, the purchaser will be given a receipt for your purchase. The City of Ida Grove will provide a title for each mobile home as described by Iowa Code. The mobile homes must be removed from the lot within forty-five (45) days of the Notice of Bid Award to the buyer and must be removed out of Ida Grove city limits.
These mobile homes are sold As-Is. For your safety, do not attempt to enter any of these properties. The City of Ida Grove, Iowa takes no responsibility for any outstanding liens and/or title actions against the property. YOU are responsible for confirming the title status of the mobile homes.
We encourage you to take the time to view these properties from the outside (ONLY) before you make an offer.
For additional information, you may contact by email at [email protected]
PUBLIC NOTICE-Sale by Sealed Bids
Sale by Sealed Bids
The City Council of the City of Ida Grove, Iowa will accept sealed bids for the purchase of the following personal property:
Mobile home structures only, located at 702 Elm Street, 706 Elm Street, 708 Elm Street, 710 Elm Street and 712 Elm Street, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445.
Conditions to the Sale:
- Only the mobile home(s), on this property, are being offered for sale through sealed bids; other structures on the property are not eligible to be included in the buyers’ bid.
- Sale of these mobile home(s) does not include the real property on which the house is situated. The buyer must move and/or disassemble the mobile home(s) for the purpose of relocating the structure from the lot.
- The mobile homes must be removed from the lot within forty-five (45) days of the Notice of Bid Award to the buyer.
- The mobile homes must be removed from Ida Grove city limits.
- The buyer is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits needed to move or disassemble the mobile home(s) for their relocation.
- The buyer is responsible for complete removal of purchased mobile home(s)
- The buyer or their agent must exercise due care in removal of purchased mobile home(s) and will assume responsibility for damages to property or streets.
- The buyer is not responsible for clearing the lot after removing the mobile home(s) other than debris and rubbish they created in the process of removal.
- A bid deposit is not required.
- Mobile home(s) are being sold in “as is” condition and without warranty.
We encourage you to take the time to view these properties from the outside (ONLY) before you make an offer. Sealed bids may be submitted to the office of the City Clerk, PO Box 236 Ida Grove Iowa 51445, no later than 2:00 pm on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The Ida Grove City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Inquiries regarding the sale may be directed to the City Clerk at (712) 364-2428. Inquiries regarding permits or to view/inspect the mobile home(s) may be directed to the city clerk as well.
This notice is published in accordance with Iowa Code Section 362.3.
Heather Sweeden, City Clerk
The City of Ida Grove is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team for a seasonal, part-time mowing position. Working hours will be determined by the Park’s Superintendent, up to 30 hours/week, with all equipment provided by the City. Current driver’s license is required. Experience in mowing, lawn clean-up and trimming is preferred, but willing to train the right person. Season work will run from approximately April through September. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
Application and job description may be obtained by clicking link below, or from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at City Hall, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove. Position is open until filled. E.O.E.
Our drop box has officially been placed outside of the rec center on Barnes St.! We encourage citizens to please utilize the drop box due to COVID-19 restrictions. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation!
City Hall is now officially set up in the community room at the rec center and phone lines are running accordingly. We are working to get a drop box placed outside next to the rec center mailbox; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, placement will be early next week. Please continue to use the drop box located at the “old” city hall in the meantime. It will be checked regularly throughout the day. If you need to come into City Hall, please use the main entrance at the rec center. We appreciate everyone’s patience with our transition, especially our Public Works Crew for all their help.
Are you looking to join a group to help in your community? Our Planning and Zoning Commission is looking for 3 new members! This commission is an advisory commission that recommends information to City Council. Meetings are typically held once a month and this can be an effective force in shaping the future of your community! If you have any questions, or would like to join, please contact City Hall at 364-2428.
A public hearing will be held via electronic meeting on 3-15-2021 at 6:15 PM on the proposed fiscal year 2021-2022 City Budget. Residents and taxpayers of the City may join via the following options: https://www.gotomeet.me/CityofIdaGrove on your tablet, computer or smartphone or dial in at (872) 240-3212 using the access code: 240-180-549 and present to the City Council any objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. The attached notice has been published in the Ida County Courier (3-3-2021) and on the City of Ida Grove Facebook page in addition to the website.
As City Hall begins to undergo renovations, our office will temporarily be relocated to the community room at the Rec Center beginning Wednesday, March 3, 2021. We appreciate the patience of our citizens, as we may experience intermittent phone service delays as our phone lines and internet are being transferred starting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Our telephone number, 364-2428 and our mailing address, PO Box 236 will remain the same. Due to COVID-19 we strongly encourage citizens to utilize the drop box that we will have located outside of the Rec Center. If you need to enter our offices, please use the main entrance at the Rec Center; masks will be required upon entrance of the Rec Center and community room.
403 3rd St., Ida Grove, Iowa 51445