Notice Of Scheduled Repair/Maintenance

IF YOU WERE NOT NOTIFIED VIA DOOR HANGER, THEN THIS NOTICE DOES NOT PERTAIN TO YOU.

Notice of Scheduled Repair/Maintenance

The City of Ida Grove will be replacing a broken water valve on Monday, November 20th. This work does require a boil notice advisory for your residence. You may use the water, but do not drink, cook or consume the water without boiling it first. The advisory will be in effect from 8 am on November 20th through Noon on November 22nd. Please check the City Website or Facebook page for further updates. We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact City Hall with any questions at 364-2428.

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Snowmobile Routes & Regulations

10.60.020 – 10.60.030  The City of Ida Grove reminds residents that snowmobiles may be operated upon streets that have not been plowed during the snow season. Also, snowmobiles may be driven in alleys to and from Fifth Street. Remember to keep to the right-hand curb when operating snowmobiles on Fifth and Rohwer Streets.

NO snowmobiles are allowed in the city park, playground, Pleasant Valley Trail, city levees or upon any other publicly owned property.

Please NEVER operate snowmobiles on private property without permission from the owner. Fines for traveling in prohibited places could be up to $100.

No one under 16 years of age shall operate a snowmobile on or across a public street.

Snowmobiles cannot be operated between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. except for emergency situations or for loading and unloading from a trailer.

Click Here To View Snowmobile Routes & Regulations 

Mayor’s Proclamation For City Of Ida Grove

 MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION FOR CITY OF IDA GROVE

ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED

SNOW REMOVAL PARKING PROHIBITED

PLEASANT VALLEY TRAIL CLOSED DURING WINTER

BADGER CREEK PARK NORTH & SOUTH ENTRANCES CLOSED DURING WINTER

-NOW IN EFFECT-

Notice is hereby given Chapters 10.45.080, 10.45.100 and 12.60.080 of the City Code of the City of Ida Grove will be in full force on and after the date of this publication and shall remain in effect until May 1st.

ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED No person, except physicians or other persons on emergency calls, shall park a vehicle on the following designated streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day during the winter months:

STREET

Second St.

Taylor St.

Main St.

FROM

Quimby St.

Alley North of Second St.

First St.

TO

Burns St.

Alley South of Second St.

Third St.

SIDE

Both

Both

SNOW REMOVAL PARKING PROHIBITED No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during the “snow removal season” under the following conditions:

  1. New snow fall has accumulated to a depth of one-half inch (1/2”) or more; or
  2. If snow removal operations have been commenced by the City of Ida Grove.
  3. If the snow has been removed or plowed from a street, alley, or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall, the prohibition on parking no longer applies.

All vehicles on the streets during the above-established snow removal season will be ticketed and assessed a fine of $15.00 payable at City Hall. Unpaid tickets will be turned over to Magistrate Court for prosecution.

CLOSING PLEASANT VALLEY TRAIL DURING WINTER The Trail shall be closed to all traffic during the “winter snow removal season” until May 1st.

BADGER CREEK PARK ENTRANCES DURING WINTER The sidewalks/entrances to Badger Creek Park shall be closed to all traffic during the “winter snow removal season” until May 1st.

City Plow Trucks

City Plow Truck for Sale

The City of Ida Grove is seeking sealed bids for a 1993 International Single Axle Truck, Manual Transmission, with a 10’ Dump Box with attached 11’ Reversable Plow. Has 119,074 Miles.

City Plow Truck for Sale

The City of Ida Grove is seeking sealed bids for a 1994 Ford L8000 Single Axle Truck, Automatic Transmission, with a 10’ Dump Box with attached 11’ Reversable Plow. Has 44,740 Miles.

 

City Plow Trucks can be seen during normal business hours.

Contact Gerrod at 712-364-2989.

Sealed bids are due November 20, 2023, by 4 p.m.

Sealed bids will be opened at the City Council Meeting November 20, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

The trucks are sold “NO RETURNS”, “AS IS”, and “NO WARRANTY” condition, with no express or implied warranties or guarantees of any kind.

The City of Ida Grove has the right to refuse any, any part, or all bids.

Tree Removal Bid Invitation

Invitation to Bid Announcement

The City of Ida Grove invites the submission of sealed bids from qualified contractors for tree removal from city right-of-way.  The job entails removing 13 marked trees in various locations in the city.  Bid specifications can be obtained at City Hall, temporarily located at the Rec Center, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove, IA, or by request through the mail or email by calling

City Hall at 712-364-2428.

Sealed bids must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023.

City Hall Closed 11/10/23 For Veterans Day

City Hall will be closed this Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of Veterans Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 13, 2023.

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your service.

Election Day 2023!

Just a reminder that today, November 7, 2023, is Election Day for City Council, School Board, and EMS support.

Stop into the Ida Grove Recreation Center to vote! The polls are open until 8 p.m.

Water Tower Update

Sandblasting for the water tower has been completed. The first of 3 coats have been applied. This is a corrosion barrier coat to protect the tank from rust. Unfortunately, due to the forecasted drop in temperatures, crews are unable to finish with painting for the year. The paint crew has Ida Grove listed as top priority as soon as temperatures allow in the spring of 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

City Amenities Closed For Season

With colder temperatures in the upcoming forecast, please note the following closures for City amenities.

City Park: Restrooms are closed and the tennis & pickleball nets are being taken down.

Kiwanis Ballfields: Restrooms and drinking fountains are closed.

Public Works will reopen these amenities in the spring of 2024.


Lost Dog

An older female dog (shepherd breed) was found near Harold Godbersen Drive today. She is very calm and friendly. If anyone has any information regarding this lost dog, please contact City Hall at 364-2428.

 

Milling & Overlaying

Blacktop Service Company will be in town today to begin milling streets. They will then begin to overlay the streets late Thursday and/or Friday. The following streets are:

  • 6th Street from Taylor to Burns
  • 2nd Street from Rohwer to Warren
  • 800 Block of Valley View Drive

Water Tower Sandblasting & Painting

Within the next couple of days, Maguire Iron will begin sandblasting our water tower. The tower will be contained as much as possible to help control the noise and dust. However, residents near the tower may experience increased noise levels during this time. Crews will begin working approximately 7am to 7pm seven days a week to complete this project as quickly as possible, weather permitting. Sandblasting will take about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to complete, with painting to follow. We appreciate your patience over the next several weeks while this work is being done.

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Caution: Chemical Spraying 2023

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.

City Council Opportunities Deadline Today 9-21-23

Reminder that forms are due today, 9-21-23, by 5 p.m.

OABCIG Homecoming 2023

We are cheering on our OABCIG Falcons tonight as they play against MVAOCOU at 7pm.

There will be lots of exciting activities going on today! Enjoy the Homecoming parade today at 4:00, tailgating at the OABCIG High School at 4:30 with games, food, and fun, followed by the Homecoming game.

If you are unable to make it to the game tonight, Fuller Digital Solutions will be streaming it live. CLICK HERE FOR OABCIG VS MVAOCOU

 

 

 

BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED 9-14-23

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

Update 9-13-23

The boil advisory that was issued yesterday morning was due to a short term outage during the City’s ongoing migration from the old water system to the new water system, which caused a loss of pressure. We understand the frustration and are doing everything we can to avoid a future disruption. Please be patient while we continue transitioning.

With that being said, due to the unfortunate mandatory boil advisories that have recently transpired for our community, we have been working diligently to bring forward a solution to better notify the public in emergent situations such as phone call and/or text message.  Current notifications are sent to the news stations, radio stations, city website, Facebook, and the local access cable channel.

We have had in place, an option to receive email notifications if at anytime our city website is updated with new information. You can subscribe to this at anytime.  Click Here To Subscribe.

We are currently subscribing users that have signed up for email billing, and any future participants, will automatically be subscribed to the website. An email will be sent to verify subscription. You may opt out if you wish.

 

CY-HAWK GAME 2023

WE’VE GOT SPIRIT YES WE DO!

WE’VE GOT SPIRIT HOW BOUT YOU?!

POST A PICTURE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OF WHO YOU ARE ROOTING FOR TOMORROW.

THE CY-HAWK GAME BEGINS AT 2:30.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


Update ~ Boil Advisory

The current boil advisory for Badger Creek Drive and all of Zobel’s Addition is still in effect.

In order to lift the boil advisory, the city is required by the Iowa DNR to submit and pass two individual water samples. As of today, 9/7/2023, our first 18 hour test sample passed the requirements.  We will be delivering the second sample to the lab this morning.

We will post an update tomorrow morning, once the final test has been received.

WATER MAIN BREAK – BOIL ADVISORY

Due to a water main break at the intersection of Park Lane and Center Lane, a drinking water boil advisory is in effect for Badger Creek Drive and South to include all of Zobel’s Addition.

PLEASE DO NOT CONSUME THE WATER FOR APPOXIMATELY 48 HOURS, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. YOU MAY USE THE WATER, BUT DO NOT DRINK, COOK OR CONSUME IT UNLESS BOILED FIRST. IF YOUR WATER APPEARS DISCOLORED, RUN AN OUTDOOR FAUCET OR COLD WATER FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. WE APPOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND WILL UPDATE ONCE MORE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED. 

City Hall Closed Labor Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

2nd & Main Farmers Market 8/24/2023

ATTENTION:

We are sorry to announce that we are canceling tomorrow’s market due to the heat. This heat advisory is now continuing through tomorrow and we just want all of our vendors and grillers (and market-goers!) to be safe. PTP will potentially be grilling and serving food at a future market, more on that to come. And next week’s market will be scheduled as normal. Thank you to everyone for understanding!

City Council Opportunities

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Fireworks Update Battle Creek Fire Department

The update everyone has been waiting for. Battle Creek Fireworks are scheduled for August 19th at dusk! See you all there.

 

happy family sitting on floor and watching the fireworks

Closed July 4th

In observance of the holiday, City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Dog At Large

**This animal is still looking for her owner***

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost black, female dog with a green collar. She was picked up in the Dawn and Sunset area of town. If anyone has any information, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428. We would like to see this animal get home to his owner.

 

Fireworks Reminder

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we want to remind citizens of Ida Grove that certain fireworks are permitted only during the following times, and to please be cautious and courteous of neighboring property owners.

(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 July 4th or any Saturday within the permitted days, the hours are expanded to be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

(3) Noon on December 31st until 1:00 a.m. on January 1st.

(4) The mayor, in consultation with the fire chief or any other persons, has the authority to suspend the use of fireworks during the above hours, when the mayor determines it is in the public interest to suspend the use of fireworks. A person shall not be convicted of a violation, for use during such suspension, unless it is proven that such person had actual knowledge of the suspension. Actual knowledge may be proven by testimony that the person was given a verbal warning. City Code 8.40.030

Click Here To View Fireworks Ordinance

Ida Grove Heritage Days Schedule Of Events 2023

Control Burn

Weather permitting, the Ida Grove Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn at the city brush pile this week. The brush pile will be closed to the public at the time of the burn.

City Hall Closed Memorial Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

2023 POOL SEASON

Friday, May 26th, 2023, 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 this cool!

Click Here For 2023 Admission Fees 

**UPDATE** Lost Dog

***UPDATE**** This dog has been reunited with his owner.

The City of Ida Grove currently has a male dog. If anyone has any information on getting this dog back to its rightful owner please contact City Hall at 364-2428.

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Pleasant Valley Trail

A portion of the Pleasant Valley Trail in front of Horn Memorial Hospital will be closed until further notice due to construction. We will keep everyone updated when that portion will reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Find Your Voice! at Ida Grove Library’s Summer Programs

 

 

The Ida Grove Library will launch the Find Your Voice! summer reading program on June 8. During June and July, the library will host a range of free activities for children to encourage and support a love of reading.

Programs will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 am, starting June 8th and running through July 13th.  The summer line-up includes a much-loved storyteller, Darrin Crow; Circus Pop! The Bubble Show with Logan Jimenez; Mimes, Masks & Magic with Fax Gilbert; Pint Size Polkas with Mike Schneider, and a fun-filled program with Laura from the ISU Extension office. The last program on July 13th will be a summer reading pool party and picnic!

Registration continues through June 16. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please call 364-2306 or check out the library’s website at  www.idagrove.lib.ia.us/services/programs

Pleasant Valley Trail

As of today, May 1, 2023, the Pleasant Valley Trail is officially open for the season.

Hydrant Flushing May 1st – May 20th

The City of Ida Grove will be flushing hydrants starting May 1st thru May 20th. During this time water users may experience low water pressure, discolored water, and air in water lines. Washing light colored or white laundry is not recommended during this time. If laundry becomes stained, do not dry the laundry, but add an iron removal product (Iron Out) in the wash machine and rewash the laundry. Running an outside faucet can eliminate any discolored water or air in water lines. Do not run hot water until the water is clear so that the water heater doesn’t collect sediment.

Thank you, for your understanding during the hydrant flushing exercise. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (712) 364-2428.

 

Mayor Proclaims Poppy Days

MAYOR PROCLAIMS POPPY DAYS-

HONORS AMERICA’S WAR DEAD

Mayor, Nathan Weitl, has proclaimed May 1st through 31st, 2023 as Poppy Days in Ida Grove according to the Poppy Chairman of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #61, which sponsors the annual observance. Legion Auxiliary Members will be distributing poppies throughout May.

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the Poppy as its memorial flower which pays tribute to the war dead and aids the living veterans and their families; and
WHEREAS, the contributions are used solely for children, youth, and rehabilitation in our local community;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Nathan Weitl, Mayor of the City of Ida Grove, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2023 as Poppy Month and May 1 through the 31 as Poppy Days in our community.

/s/ Nathan Weitl, Mayor

Compost & Brush Piles

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.

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.

 

 

4-7-2023 Closing Early

In respects to Good Friday, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 10th. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!

2023 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.

Mowing Notice 2023

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.

2023 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.

Boil Advisory Lifted 4-4-2023

We have just received notification that the boil advisory that had been issued for a portion of Ida Grove has now been lifted.

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Boil Advisory

Due to the extent of a water main break, a drinking water advisory is now in effect for the following addresses:

  • West side of Moorehead Avenue from Ash Drive to Highway 175
  • Both sides of Moorehead Avenue from The Brew to the intersection of N. First Street/Washington Street, with the exception of Cenex
  • Susan Lawrence Drive
  • Highway 175 from the Western corporate limits to the intersection of Highway 175/Moorehead Avenue

Physical door hangers will be placed on all properties effected.  Due to sampling requirements, the City expects the advisory to be in effect for approximately 48 hours and will update as more information is received.

Pickleball/Tennis Court Nets

Two nets have been set up on the pickleball/tennis courts located at City Park. With warmer weather on the way, its a great time to get out there and play!

Found

A small lantern was found and turned into city hall today. If you have lost an item similar to this recently, please contact City Hall and provide a description to claim.

Notice Of Public Hearing-Proposed Budget FY24

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed budget at temporary City Hall, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove on 4-3-2023 at 5:30 PM. Any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. The attached notice has been published in the Ida County Courier (3-22-2023) and on the city of Ida Grove Facebook page in addition to the website.

FY24 Proposed Budget