Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat

The Ida Grove Library is thrilled to announce “Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat”  as a special addition to the library’s summer programs. This 5-week summer movie series, hosted at The King Theater, is sure to captivate audiences of all ages! Expect fun, animated films with themes tied to conservation, personal growth, and resilience.

Movies @ The King starts on Tuesday, June 11. Movies will be shown at 6pm each Tuesday evening through July 9. Movie admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.

Join us for literacy, community, and cinematic magic!

For more details, visit the Ida Grove Library website @ www.idagrove.lib.ia.us/services/programs or check the calendar of events for titles!

Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat is sponsored by the Ida Grove Public Library through generous donations to the library’s summer reading program.

 

Read, Renew, Repeat!

Read, Renew, Repeat 2024 Summer Program to be held at the Ida Grove Library

The Ida Grove Library is thrilled to announce our upcoming six-week summer reading program, which will run from June 6 to July 11, 2024. Our theme this year is “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Our mission? Keep children reading during the summer, ensuring they start the new school year strong.

Registration for the summer program starts on Monday, May 6th, and runs through June 15th. As part of our reading program, we’re excited to welcome special presenters to entertain and educate our summer readers. Special programs will be held at 10:30 am on Thursdays in the Library’s Heritage Room.

Thursday Programs held at the library:

June 6 @ 10:30 am – Jedi Adventures with Toby Kid and the Funny Farm

June 13 @ 10:30 am – Adam White Magic, sponsored by Shelby County State Bank

June 20 @ 10:30 am – Darrin Crow, Storyteller Extraordinaire

June 27 @ 10:30 am – Circus Pop! The Big Bubble Show

July 11 @ 10:30 am – Summer Reading Pool Party @ the outdoor pool

We are also excited to announce a special 5-week summer movie series, “Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat.” We’ll explore topics related to conserving and protecting our natural resources. Animated films will dominate the line-up, ensuring that all age groups can enjoy the cinematic experience together. Movies will be held on Tuesdays at 6pm, admission is free of charge and concessions will be available to purchase.

Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat: 

June 11 @ 6 pm – Over The Hedge

June 18 @ 6 pm – The Lorax

June 25 @ 6 pm – Happy Feet

July 2 @ 6 pm – Yogi Bear

July 9 @ 6 pm – Fly Away Home

The summer reading program is free to all children through age 12 and is supported through generous donations to the library from local individuals, businesses, and organizations.

While the summer reading program is geared towards children up to age 12, we invite everyone in the community to join us for “Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat.” Let’s celebrate the joy of reading, the magic of cinema, and the beauty of our environment!

For more information, stop in to see us, give us a call, or visit our website at www.idagrove.lib.ia.us.

Still Looking For Owner 5/29/2024 Lost Dog

On 5/24/2024, the City of Ida Grove picked up a lost dog along First Street. We are trying to locate the owner of this sweet animal. If you have any information please contact City Hall at 364-2428.

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**UPDATE*** Lost Dog

**UPDATE** OWNER HAS BEEN LOCATED.

This dog was found along Washington Street. Please help us find her owner. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 during normal business hours. If outside of normal business hours, please contact the Ida County Sheriff’s Office at 364-3146.

 

2024 Outdoor Pool Season

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Tomorrow, May 24th, 2024, the outdoor pool will officially be open for the season!

Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday 1PM – 5PM and 7PM – 9PM

Sunday 1PM – 6PM

Lap Swim/Water Walking Monday – Friday 12pm – 1pm & 6pm – 7pm

Shout out to the Ida Grove Public Works Department for their hard work in getting the pool ready for the season!

Click Here To View Outdoor Pool Admission Fees

City Hall Closed Memorial Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Unauthorized Motor Vehicles Prohibited

9.30.110 & 12.60.010 – 12.60.080 The City of Ida Grove would like to remind residents that motor vehicles are not allowed anywhere along the flood control or Pleasant Valley Trail. These motor vehicles include, but are not limited to; mopeds, dirt bikes, golf carts, ATV’s, and UTV’s.  It shall be unlawful for anyone to operate these unauthorized vehicles in the aforementioned areas.  We ask that you contact local law enforcement if such activities are taking place.  Violations could result in fines, penalties, and/or other legal action.

 

 

 

Boil Advisory No Longer Required 5-10-24

We have just been notified that the second round of water samples have passed all requirements. The boil advisory has been lifted. You do not need to boil the water before consuming. Thank you for your patience.

Boil Advisory Still In Effect

The precautionary boil advisory will remain in effect until at least Friday, May 10th due to DNR requirements. We will update the public as soon as the advisory may be lifted. As a reminder, it is safe to use the water, but is advised to boil prior to consumption.

Emergency Alerts, Delivered Directly To You!

Did you know? You can sign up to receive important alerts delivered directly to you via call, text and/or email.

The City of Ida Grove has partnered with Ida County to utilize Alert Iowa’s messaging system. Visit Iowa’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management website, linked below, and choose from one of three ways to register for an account today! You may opt into receiving alerts that are pertinent to you for the town you reside in or all towns within Ida County. The alerts may include notifications such as boil advisories & severe weather warnings.

https://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/alert-iowa/

Updated Information 5-8-24

We are expecting water pressure to return to normal early this afternoon. With that, we are expecting to see sediment and discolored water in the lines. Flush your outside spigot or run water in your bathtub until clear. We are unsure what the timeline will be for the boil advisory due to test results from the lab.

Please subscribe to our website or follow our Facebook page for updated information.

To subscribe to our website, please go to www.idagroveia.com, scroll to bottom of page, enter your email and click subscribe.

Thank You!

The Battle Creek Fire Department have graciously donated water they had on hand from The National Volunteer Fire Council & Anheuser-Busch. If anyone is in need of drinking water please come to City Hall. Thank You Battle Creek Fire Department we sincerely appreciate your generosity during this unforeseen circumstance.

Boil Advisory 5-8-24

Power outage in town and the water tower empty for painting has caused depressurization in the system and requires the city to issue a boil advisory once the water is back on. The water may be used, but not consumed prior to boiling. If you could please pass this info to your employers and fellow businesses, it would be greatly appreciated. Please watch the city’s website and Facebook page for further updates.

Pleasant Valley Trail Open May 1st

The Pleasant Valley Trail will officially be open for the season as of May 1st.

Lost Dog 4-22-24

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a male dog found near Brownies. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 364-2428. If outside of normal business hours (8 am to 4 pm), contact the Ida County Sheriffs Office at 364-3146.

City Hall Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 3:00pm for the newly constructed City Hall ribbon cutting!

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be an open house until 5:00pm for the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Lead & Copper Sampling

Last year a new well was added to the water system. The City of Ida Grove is required to increase monitoring of Lead and Copper to assess how the new water may affect the metal pipes in the distribution system. To help locate qualifying sites to monitor the water we have provided a short survey to see if your home meets the DNR’s monitoring criteria. These sample sites are needed this month because samples are due back to the DNR in June and a follow up round of samples are due by December.

Please fill out the form even if your home doesn’t qualify. The EPA has implemented new Lead service line inventory monitoring. This form will also help the city update our records for the lead service inventory in October.

The sampling process is simple for the lead and copper testing. A labeled bottle will be filled with a cold-water kitchen or bath faucet in the morning after at least 6 hours without flow. This sample would be picked up by city staff that morning.

Click Here To View Form

FY25 Proposed Budget Adoption

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed FY25 budget at City Hall, located at 403 3rd Street, at 5:30 p.m. on April 15, 2024.

Click Here To View Proposed FY25 Budget Adoption

Pickleball/Tennis Court Nets

The nets at City Park are being set up. Warm weather and sunshine will be heading this way, it’s a great time to get out there and play!

Siren Work North End Of Town

The annual statewide tornado drill took place today, March 27, 2024, at 10 am. While the drill was taking place, it came to the attention of our staff that the siren on the north end of town (near the Catholic Church) did not work properly. City crews are working on this, and advised not be alarmed if you hear the siren go off today and/or tomorrow. We appreciate your patience while we work to correct this issue.

2024 Burning Regulations

City of Ida Grove Burning Regulations

Per City Code 13.25.150 (8) 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.

 

2024 Mowing Notice

Mowing Notice

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.

 

2024 Grass Clipping Notice

Grass Clipping Notice

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.

2024 Tree Trimming Notice

 

Tree Trimming Notice

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.

Closing Early 3-29-24

In respects to Good Friday, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 1st. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!

2024 Permit Notice

Permit Notice

This serves as a reminder to all property owners and contractors that permits are required prior to beginning any construction or maintenance on projects such as:  water, sanitary sewer, building construction, etc.  Please visit the online city code at https://idagrove.municipal.codes/ or contact City Hall if you are unsure if a permit is required in order to avoid penalties.

 

Water Discoloration

Many of the changes in the water you’re seeing lately are due to introducing the new well into the City water system. As with any change, it takes some time to work out all the kinks. We are aware of and working to address the color in the water. The discoloration is produced by iron presence in the water being oxidized by the chlorine that is used to disinfect the system. The colored water is not harmful for human consumption and will settle out. The well output has been reduced from the new well to reduce the amount of iron moving in the system. This is similar to the effects of hydrant flushing.

We assure you regular tests are being performed and passed per Iowa DNR requirements.

 

2024 Compost & Brush Pile Notice

CITY MAINTAINED COMPOST AND BRUSH PILES

8.35.010 The city of Ida Grove, from time to time, as designated by the city council at a regular meeting, may open, operate and maintain a compost and/or brush pile on city property for the use and convenience of citizens residing in the corporate limits for disposal of yard waste, trees, branches and bark during designated hours of operation.

8.35.020 During the periods of time the city compost pile or brush piles are open, citizens of Ida Grove may deposit in the compost pile yard wastes defined for purposes of this section as grass clippings, leaves, flowers, etc.; produced as part of yard and garden development and maintenance and deposit in the brush pile, bark, tree limbs and branches not exceeding six inches in diameter and eight feet in length.

8.35.030 It shall be unlawful and a municipal infraction to:

(1) Deposit in the compost or brush pile compost or other brush originating from outside the city limits.

(2) To deposit in the brush or compost piles any matter or items not designated in this chapter (e.g., plastic bags or other containers, tree limbs exceeding maximum size, garbage and building materials).

(3) To remove compost or brush without specific authorization from the city clerk.

(4) Deposit compost or brush other than during times or hours of operation.

8.35.040 The municipal offense fine for violation of this chapter is $250.00 for first offense, $500.00 for second offense and $750.00 for third or subsequent offenses.

2024 Seasonal Help Wanted

HELP WANTED

 

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 25 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.  Seasonal 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 at City Hall, 403 3rd Street, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Position is open until filled.  E.O.E.

FY25 Proposed Property Tax Public Hearing Notice

A public hearing will be held at Ida Grove City Hall on 4/01/2024 at 5:00 PM on the proposed property tax levy. The attached notice has been published in the Ida County Courier (3/20/2024), and on the City of Ida Grove, Recreation Center, Library, and the Fire Department Facebook pages in addition to the website.

 

Click Here To View Proposed Property Tax Levy

 

 

City Hall Drop-Box New Location!

The drop-box has been moved and placed as of today 3/12/2024 at its permanent location, 403 3rd Street. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

   

Reminder! City Hall Closed Monday 3/11 & Tuesday 3/12

IT’S MOVING TIME – NOTICE OF CITY HALL CLOSURE

 We will be closed on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition into the new building. All City Hall business will be conducted at our new location, 403 3rd Street effective March 13. Also effective March 13, the payment drop box will be relocated from the Rec Center to the east side of the new building. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

Lost Dog 3/6/2024

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a male dog found along 7th Street. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 364-2428. If outside of normal business hours (8 am to 4 pm), contact the Ida County Sheriffs Office at 364-3146.

 

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City Hall Moving Time!

IT’S MOVING TIME – NOTICE OF CITY HALL CLOSURE

We are excited to announce the construction completion of City Hall! We will be closed on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition into the new building. All City Hall business will be conducted at our new location, 403 3rd Street effective March 13. Also effective March 13, the payment drop box will be relocated from the Rec Center to the east side of the new building. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

 

Cat & Dog License Discount Rate Ends Tomorrow!

Stop into City Hall and get your pet registered at the discounted rate!

Discount rate ends TOMORROW!

All dogs & cats over SIX months old must be licensed. 

January 1 – February 29  $10.00 altered    $15.00 not altered

March 1 – December 31    $15.00 altered    $20.00 not altered

 

City Hall Closed Monday 2-19-24

City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of President’s Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Dog & Cat License Reminder

Reminder that all dogs & cats over SIX months old MUST be licensed.

Proof of vaccination is required at time of licensing. 

City Code 6.10.020 – License Required

Fees: January 1 – February 29, (leap year) $10 if spayed or neutered.

$15 if not spayed or neutered.

For the remainder of the year (March 1 – December 31)

$20 if spayed or neutered, $25 if not spayed or neutered.

Dogs & Cats need to have their license tags on their collar for identification purposes; this allows the City to assist in reuniting a lost dog or cat with its owner.

By order of the City Council of Ida Grove. 

 

Street Condition

We have received numerous calls about the slushy/slick streets in town. Our Public Works department is currently out plowing/sanding streets to get them cleared.

 

Lost Dog

The City of Ida Grove just picked up a black lab that was running near Carlyle Tire. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact the Ida County Sheriff’s Office if outside of City Hall Hours (8 am to 4 pm).  Otherwise, contact City Hall at 364-2428.

Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program Application

Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program Application Now Available

Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) has announced that the application portal for the Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program (HRPP) is now OPEN.  The application portal will remain open for applications through January 31, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., subject to available funding.

The primary goal of the HRPP is to prevent homeowner displacement by assisting with home repairs to maintain the habitability of the home.  Up to $35,000 to assist with repairs including but not limited to: drainage, septic, wells, electrical or plumbing systems, foundation repair, asbestos removal, HVAC repair or replacement, lead hazard reduction, mold remediation, radon mitigation, widening of doorways/hallways, installation of non-portable ramp(s) or lift(s), window replacement, siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, gutters and/or ventilation, if necessary.

Please note that applicants must have had someone in the household experience a financial hardship after January 21, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This could be reduction in income or increase in living expenses due to job loss, fewer work hours, paying more in childcare, illness, or being unable to work because you had to care for a family member.

Homeowners are encouraged to take the precheck to determine preliminary eligibility.  Once determined eligible to apply, homeowners are then encouraged to submit an application online.  Both precheck and application can be found at iowafinance.com/repair.

Once the case review team reviews the application to ensure all documentation is complete and verifies eligibility, eligible household applications will be referred to SIMPCO’s Housing Division to oversee the repair process on a first come, first ready basis.

Please contact SIMPCO Housing Manager, Jenny Anderson, if you have any questions regarding the program process at [email protected] or by calling 712-279-6286.  

Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund Team Contact:
1-888-668-0927

*Funding assistance subject to income eligibility 

2024 Pet Licenses On Sale Now!

 City Code 6.10.020 – License Required

All dogs & cats over SIX months old must be licensed. 

Fees: January 1 – February 28, $10 if spayed or neutered.

$15 if not spayed or neutered.

For the remainder of the year (March 1 – December 31)

$20 if spayed or neutered, $25 if not spayed or neutered.

Dogs & Cats need to have their license tags on their collar for identification purposes; this allows the City to assist in reuniting a lost dog or cat with its owner.

By order of the City Council of Ida Grove.