At the special city council meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 the City Council discussed opening campgrounds to accommodate out of town workers. The following motion was made: Motion by McLead to open campgrounds subject to rules set forth by the Governor and that recreational camping will not begin until June 1, second by […]
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The City of Ida Grove is aware of the first positive COVID-19 test in Ida County. While the City has been operating under the presumption that cases already existed within the County and City limits, this announcement further emphasizes our need to practice social distancing and proper hygiene, while limiting our exposure to members outside […]
Council voted during their regular city council meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020 to open some portions of City owned parks and allow for recreational use as follows: The City of Ida Grove Parks and Trails will be open to the public for recreation, but due to COVID-19 concerns playground equipment, restrooms, and picnic shelters […]
Important information from the desk of Ida Grove Mayor, Devlun Whiteing: Lot’s of things happening this week. The city council met on Wednesday to discuss the opening of three city facilities. Rec Center, City Hall, and the Library. The council decided May 1st was too soon and we are setting a goal to have a […]
The Ida Grove City Council met last evening to discuss the reopening of City Operated Facilities. It was decided that the facilities shall remain closed to the public at this time. Council will re-evaluate mid-May to see where we stand case-wise to determine if it will be appropriate to open at that time. During the […]
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) […]
The City of Ida Grove was recently notified of receipt of the 2020 Mini Grant through the Iowa Parks and Recreation Foundation. The City was awarded $500 to go towards sprucing up the shelter house located at City Park. The chimney has already been removed and the roof has been patched. Next steps in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please see attached pdf regarding meal information for seniors: Meal Flyer
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!
The City of Ida Grove has received several complaints about suspicious and/or illegal activity going on in Ida Grove. These complaints have been shared to City Hall, Council Members, and the Mayor by concerned citizens. The City met with the Sheriff’s Office this week. We assure you we are working on this issue. The one […]
We thought we would spread some cheer today and share with you all the new and exciting things happening in town. This week, Godbersen-Smith Construction began work on the tennis courts located in City Park. The finished project will feature 1 tennis court and 2 pickle ball courts. The upgrade is from a very generous […]
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 […]
Did you know today is Census Day? Do your part by responding to the Census TODAY. Keep in mind, April 1 is the designated date used to answer the many expected questions for various living situations. For example, children born or before April 1, 2020 should be counted during this census. If you move during 2020, […]
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 […]
Mayor Whiteing made an announcement via Facebook Live at 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. For a transcript of the announcement, click HERE.
If you have not submitted your 2020 Census Questionnaire, now is the perfect time to do it! It only requires about 10 minutes or less of your time. The Census Bureau has made it easier than ever to respond; by phone, online or mail. Visit 2020census.gov to submit online – all you need is your Census […]
Message From Pat Phillips: Ida Grove Food Pride will be doing a major restocking of products tomorrow morning, March 20, 2020. The store will be closed from 7am-10am to allow staff to practice social distancing from one another while restocking shelves. On behalf of Pat and the staff at Food Pride: Thank you community members […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Mark your calendars for April 1, 2020 and record your information for the 2020 Census! Information about the 2020 Census will be mailed to most addresses beginning in mid-March 2020. People can respond online, by mail or by phone. If no response is received, a census taker will come to your home to follow up in person. The 2020 Census is vital for […]
Stop into City Hall today and get your pet license at a discounted rate! Any owner of a dog or cat within the city limits is required to license the animal the first of each year or when the animal has reached the age of six months. The owner must license the animal within 60 […]
Come out and have some fun on Saturday, March 14, 2020! Proceeds will support the annual Heritage Days event held the last weekend in June. The Committee has a great evening planned for all ages. Grab some friends, make plans to attend and get your tickets today!!!
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 […]
Shown above is Resolution 2020-9 A Resolution Approving the Maximum Property Tax Dollars Requested for Fiscal Year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
The date has been set for the annual Easter Party sponsored by the Ida Grove Chamber! Where: Ida Grove Skate Palace Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020 Time: 10:00 am Join the Chamber Members for a fun-filled morning to include an Easter egg hunt, games, door prizes, face painting, cupcake walk and a photo opp with […]
Per SF 634 – a public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers on 2-18-2020 at 5:30 PM on the proposed maximum property tax dollars from certain levies. Residents and taxpayers of the City may present to the City Council any objections or arguments in favor of the tax dollars before the budget […]
The City of Ida Grove’s utility bills got a fresh, new look! Bills are heading to the Post Office today, so be on the lookout for the new RED color!
City Hall will be closing at 2:00 pm today due to the inclement weather. Stay safe, Ida Grove.
City Hall will be closing at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed Wednesday, January 1st for New Years. We wish you all a healthy and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you next year when we re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020!
City Hall will be closing at 11:30 am today and will be closed all day December 25, 2019 for Christmas. The Mayor, Elected Officials and City Staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We hope you all enjoy time with friends and family and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The deadline to be entered into a drawing for 1 months free utility bill (up to $50) is fast approaching! Sign up for automatic withdrawal of your utility bill and email billing by December 1st to be entered into the drawing! If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428.
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 […]
City Crew Members, Bob Lorenzen and Kris Taylor, taking advantage of this beautiful Fall day by getting Ida Grove ready for the holidays.
City Hall will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veteran’s Day. The elected officials and city staff would like to thank all past and current members of our armed forces for their service.
City Council has met and voted to offer an extension on the due date for utility bills normally due November 15, 2019. All City utility bills for this month will now be due by November 21, 2019. A late fee will be applied to any and all bills that remain unpaid after the 21st. Shut […]
Congratulations to the following 5 individuals on being elected to serve as Ida Grove City Councilmen! Jason Schable – Councilman At-Large, 2 year term Jared Bogue – Councilman At-Large, 4 year term Gregor Ernst – Councilman Ward I, 4 year term Ryan Jordan – Councilman Ward II, 2 year term Reynold McLead – Councilman Ward […]
City Hall staff have been working with the United States Post Office in order to track down everyone’s utility bills. Utility bills were mailed out on October 31st, but we confirmed yesterday that the bills were still in Des Moines. USPS said today that citizens should receive their bill by the end of the week. […]
When: Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5-6 pm Where: Ida Grove City Council Chambers The elected officials of the City of Ida Grove would like to invite citizens to attend an informational meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The meeting will provide insight and education on the proposed water […]
The Planning and Zoning Commission, an advisory body to the City Council, is in need of a volunteer to fill the vacant seat on their board. This is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to become involved and give back to the community! The commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. We […]
The City of Ida Grove has 5 openings to fill within the City Council. The Ward I, II and III positions are up for election this November, as well as two City Council At Large Positions. At this time, there is no one running for the Ward II seat; we encourage citizens within Ward II […]
Public Works crew members will be spraying for weeds over the next several weeks at City parks as well as other City property. These flags will be placed in all areas being sprayed, please refrain from walking through areas where this flag is present.
The City Council, Mayor and City Staff would like to invite the public to attend an informational Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. Mayor Whiteing will go over a power point presentation of the draft plans for the City Hall Renovation and […]
The City of Ida Grove currently has a Ward II Council Seat vacancy. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving the community, please contact City Hall, Mayor Whiteing or a Council Member today!
City officials will be testing the sirens today!
We are still looking for the owner of this sweet dog. If you have any information to assist us in getting this dog returned to its home, please call City Hall at 712-364-2428
Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation due to the flooding event this week.
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