Entries by Heather Sweeden

Administrative Assistant Position

The City of Ida Grove (population 2,142) has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes and related rules/regulations, processing of permits, nuisance abatement and code compliance.  Assist in daily operations such as receiving and depositing payments, answering phones and greeting customers.  Works with Planning and Zoning […]

Recreation Center Director Job Opening

The City of Ida Grove (population 2,142) has an immediate opening for Recreation Director. Responsibilities would include management of a 20,000 square foot recreation center with the following amenities: weight room, aerobic room, gymnasium/walking track, two racquetball courts, indoor pool, spa, wading pool, sauna, golf room/golf simulator, card room, and community room with full kitchen. […]

Community Survey

Ida Grove is currently undergoing a planning process sponsored by Ida County Economic Development and facilitated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The purpose of the process is to prioritize actions that will improve the quality, access, and affordability of housing.  We are seeking community input to develop a vision for improving housing, as […]

Outdoor Pool Rules/Guidelines as Approved by Council Friday, June 12, 2020

Plan for operation of Ida Gove Outdoor Pool Target opening date: Monday, June 22, 2020 Target close date: TBD This will allow time to get staff hired and paperwork completed for them, plus pre-season meetings completed with extra training needed for new rules and regulations. Cleaning and disinfection will be enhanced.  In addition to the […]

We’re Hiring!

The City of Ida Grove is currently accepting applications to join our team as a part-time custodian.   Ideal candidates would have experience in performing custodial work.  This position will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting areas, bathrooms, community hall, council chambers and other areas as needed.  Applications and complete job description for this […]

Don’t Forget the Permit!

With the weather getting nice, we know a lot of you want to get started on home improvement projects and just want to remind everyone that permitting is required as follows: (1) Building Permits Required. No new construction or alterations to the exterior of buildings, including decks, patios, garages, carports, driveways, and paved (whether concrete or asphalt) […]

Trees Please!

As most of you know, the Ida Grove City Park is full of ash trees, which are subject to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Knowing this, the City applied for the Trees Please! grant through MidAmerican Energy and was recently informed of grant award!  The typical award amount for this grant is $1,000; however, the City […]

Paint Iowa Beautiful

The City of Ida Grove recently applied for a paint grant in order to spruce up the City’s pump house located on Iowa Street.  We are proud to announce that the Paint Iowa Beautiful Foundation has notified the City of award of 6 gallons of paint for the beautification project!  We look forward to getting […]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…

Ida Grove Community Partners has shared this excellent idea to get families outside this weekend and have a little fun!   Photos of your “Bear Hunt Expedition” can be shared to the Ida Grove Community Partners Facebook page by clicking the following:  Ida Grove Community Partners We hope you all enjoy and have a great weekend!

Beat Nebraska!

As of the most current response rates, Iowa (51.8%) is leading over Nebraska (51.7%) in census responses; but not by much!  Responding to the 2020 census is the perfect way for all the Iowa, Iowa State and UNI fans to come together and BEAT NEBRASKA! visit 2020census.gov to respond today! As an additional fun fact, the […]

Electronic Meeting Instructions

As part of the City’s effort to keep all citizens safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings of the City Council, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission and any other sub committees or City Government boards/commission’s will be held electronically until further notice.  As usual, the agenda’s will continue to be posted on the […]

Flush This —–> Not That!

During this time of uncertainty, we would like to provide a little humor, all while being totally honest!  The struggle is real for some residents and families who have found they are running low and are in need of one very important (and very hard to find these days) product….TOILET PAPER!  With that said, we […]

Important City Updates

The City Council held an emergency meeting this morning at 8:00 am to discuss proactive measures regarding COVID-19.  As a result of the meeting, the following decisions were made: City Hall is closed to the public, effective immediately, until further notice.  If you need assistance, please call City Hall at 712-364-2428.  All payments/correspondence can be […]

Important Notice – Utility Bill

City Hall has been made aware of some residents not receiving their monthly utility bill.  Bills are due on the 15th of the month and balance due can be obtained by contacting City Hall at 364-2428 if you have not received your bill.  We apologize for the inconvenience! 

Firemen Bell

Photo Credit:  Amy Forbes The Firemen Bell was officially hung in Godbersen Park this morning!  Thank you to all who have contributed to this project along the way!  Thanks to Ladwig Construction (Ross Ladwig) and John Tietsort for assisting Public Works hang the bell.  This project was one that could not have been completed without many […]

Water and Sewer Rates

The final reading of Ordinance 576 – Water and Sewer Rate Increase was passed and approved at the regular city council meeting held Monday, November 18, 2019.  This is a courtesy notice that the new rates will go into effect for bills dated on or after January 1, 2020.  For the full ordinance change, please […]