Due to the blizzard, City Hall will be closed today Friday, January 15, 2021. Be safe and stay home if you can!
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The City has this fella in custody. If he belongs to you or you have any information on his owner, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428.
The City of Ida Grove (population 2,142) has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Operator/Superintendent. This person will be part of a team-oriented City Crew with primary responsibility over the water department. Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, an Iowa DNR Grade 2 water treatment/Grade 2 water distribution license (or be able […]
The City of Ida Grove was awarded six gallons of paint through the Paint Iowa Beautiful Grant. Our project was our pumphouse near the Iowa Street Apartments. City Crew Members, Kris Taylor and Bob Lorenzen, power washed and painted the building. We appreciate their work, it looks great!
The City of Ida Grove received a $500 Grant from the Parks and Recreation Foundation earlier this year for repairs of the shelter house at City Park. Our projects included, removal of the chimney, patching the roof, and a fresh coat of paint. We would like to extend our gratitude for all who were involved […]
To all the Ghosts and Ghouls, Unfortunately, the Annual Pumpkin Parade has been cancelled this year due to COVID. However, Mask it up as Trick or Treating is still on and will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 6-8p.m. For the safety of yourself and others, please stay within your group and maintain social […]
**ATTENTION** The City of Ida Grove will begin it’s Fall water main flushing in October. We will start with the North area of town and work South. You may experience low water pressure and discolored water during this period. To clean up discolored water, let a cold water faucet run until the water clears. Thank […]
Yesterday, Parks Superintendent Bob Lorenzen, picked up 11 autumn blaze maple trees that will be planted in the City Park. The trees were purchased as part the Trees Please! grant the City received from MidAmerican Energy earlier this year.
The City of Ida Grove would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the following: Woodley Aerial Spray: Donation of $1,000 to the Pleasant Valley Trail MidAmerican Energy: Donation of $500 towards the Welcome Sign Project We greatly appreciate your generosity!
If you’re considering purchasing your first home, you may qualify for down-payment assistance through SIMPCO. See the attachment for additional information and contact Amanda Harper with questions at 712-279-6286. Brochure
For anyone who would like to view the power point presentation that was provided on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. during a special council meeting, you may click the attachment. Moorehead Ave Bridge PPP
Residents are invited to view a power point presentation regarding the Ida Grove City Hall project. You may attend either Monday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall at 301 Main Street, Ida Grove. The presentation will be the same both nights. We value your feedback […]
City Hall will be closed on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8 am – 10 am in order to facilitate required training of all employees. We thank you for your understanding!
City Hall staff are here to assist the following days/hours: Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm As always, please feel free to leave a voicemail for Kelly or Heather when […]
City Hall will begin stage 3 reopening today, July 14, 2020. Doors will be unlocked and visitors may enter freely, but must still adhere to 6 foot social distancing. City Hall staff still highly encourage use of the drop box for payments. Stage 3 Reopening Plan Stage 3 reopening represents the “new normal” level of […]
Citizens of Ida Grove, The last legal day to shoot off any fireworks within City limits was Sunday, July 5, 2020. There have been numerous reports of fireworks continuing even through last night. Anyone who continues to violate the City Code may be subject to a simple misdemeanor and charged a fine of $250 per […]
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 […]
City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We wish you all a Happy and Safe Fourth!
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. […]
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 […]
We are so excited to see you all again; however, we highly encourage all citizens to continue using the drop box for payments. If you would like to come into City Hall for a receipt of payment, permit applications, begin new services, etc. please just give us a call and we would be happy to […]
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 […]
The 4th of July will be here before we know it! Please see the below information regarding the City of Ida Grove’s ordinance on fireworks. Fireworks are allowed only during the following times: (1) From the Saturday before July 4th until the Sunday after July 4th. (2) Between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. with the exception of […]
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 […]
The City of Ida Grove applied and has been awarded a grant from the Siouxland Community Foundation (Ida County Community Betterment Foundation) in the amount of $9,000. The grant award will go towards the purchase of two “Welcome Signs” on the East and West entrance of Ida Grove! The City is extremely grateful for this […]
During the city council meeting held Monday, June 1, 2020 the following decisions were made: City playgrounds to open June 3, 2020 City park restrooms opening June 3, 2020 City Park and Cobb Park are open for recreational camping effective June 2, 2020 Council will revisit the outdoor pool opening at the June 15, 2020 […]
The City of Ida Grove Youth Ball Fields will be open on June 2nd for use of our Rec Center Summer League softball and baseball teams to practice only if they meet the following guidelines: The coach of the team needs to submit a plan and get it approved by our Rec Center Director, Chelsea Gross, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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