Resolution 2023-7 Approving The Maximum Property Tax Dollars Requested For FY24

Resolution 2023-7 approving the Maximum Property Tax Dollars Requested for Fiscal Year July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

Please see attachment for resolution. 

Click Here To View Resolution 2023-7

FY24 Maximum Tax Hearing Notice

Per SF 634- a public hearing will be held at the Ida Grove Rec Center, Temporary City Hall, on 2/6/2023 at 5:30 PM on the proposed maximum property tax dollars from certain levies. Residents and taxpayers of the City may present to City Council any objections or arguments in favor of the tax dollars before the budget is adopted and certified to the County Auditor. The attached notice has been published in the Ida County Courier (1-25-2023), 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

Automatic or Online Bill Pay Options

Did you know the City of Ida Grove offers a couple of different options to pay your water utility bill?

We offer automatic payments which is a FREE, no hassle service that will withdraw directly from your checking account on or about the 10th of each month. You will never have to worry about a late fee again!

Click Here For ACH Form

We also offer an online bill pay service through Forte. This link can be found at the bottom of the city’s home page www.idagroveia.com and selecting “Pay Utilities Online”

  • Pay your bill via Forte’s secure website and enter account information as shown on bill
  • Select payment options that work for you – credit card or debit card (Forte charges a $2.00 flat fee)
  • Receive an electronic confirmation of your payment

All payments are due by 5pm on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday observed by the City of Ida Grove, payments must be received by 8am the following business day to avoid late charges.

Snow Removal

With the impending winter weather, we would like to remind citizens that parking is prohibited on city streets when snowfall has accumulated to a depth of one-half inch or more; or if snow removal operations have been commenced by the city. In order to avoid an infraction, any ice or snow accumulations need to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of the storm event. For more information, please follow the links below to view the online city code.

Click Here For Parking Prohibited Snow Removal

Click Here For Snow Removal Sidewalks

 

2023 DOG AND CAT LICENSES


City Code 6.10.020 – License Required 

All dogs and 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 and 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 the order of the City Council of Ida Grove. 

Lost & Found

A bracelet was found near the old City Hall lot on 3rd Street. If you or someone you know are looking for this, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 and provide a description to claim.

City Hall Holiday Hours

Santa Claus (@santaclaus) / TwitterFriday, December 23rd       8 am – Noon

Monday, December 26th   Closed

Friday, December 30th      8am – Noon

Monday, January 2nd     Closed

  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3rd 2023.

*Open Mayor Position*

Mayor Whiteing has resigned due to being elected to the Ida County Board of Supervisors effective 1/1/2023. Council has the option to appoint a citizen to this position. Any citizen interested in filling the term through 2023 must reside within city limits. The Mayor seat will then be up for election on the 2023 ballot to fill the remaining 2 years of the term. If anyone is interested or has any questions, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428.

 

Community Engagement - NEW WEBSITE! WWW.PEAKSUSTAINABILITY.COM

City Hall Phone Lines

City Hall is experiencing some issues with the phone lines. We are working on this and hope to have the lines back up today.

Holiday Ceramic Class at the Library

The library will be hosting a holiday ceramics class with D & L Ceramics out of Everly, Iowa. The class will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 5pm – 8pm. Cost is dependent upon which ceramic you choose to paint, prices range from $5 to $60. Supplies and instruction are provided free of charge. To find out more about the class or sign up, please call the library at 364-2306.

Available ceramic options are viewable with this link: Holiday Ceramic Class (1)

Veterans Day

City Hall Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in honor of Veterans Day. 

We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 14, 2022. 

 

2022 Veterans Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2, AROUND THE WORLD, Philadelphia, November 11 to November 30 | AllEvents.in

Seasonal Help Wanted

HELP WANTED:  The City of Ida Grove is taking applications for two part-time positions to push and remove snow from City streets, parking lots, sidewalks and other duties as directed.  The positions are temporary/seasonal and require the following:  must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and a Class B CDL driver’s license.  Must be able to work day, evening, or weekend shifts on an on-call basis during snow emergencies.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 311 Barnes Street or are available at www.idagroveia.com.  Positions open until filled.

City of Ida Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description 

Job Application

Update 10/21/2022: 7th Street

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the paving machine, 7th Street will not be resurfaced today. The paving will now take place the first of next week.

7th Street Resurfacing Update

On Friday, October 21, 2022, we will be resurfacing the asphalt on 7th St. from Main to Barnes. This will take place the majority of the day. We ask residents to please plan accordingly.

7th Street Asphalt Mill and Overlay

Maintenance of 7th Street is commencing today from Main St to Barnes St. You may experience interruptions in your commute over the next couple of days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Friday Siren Testing

On Friday, October 7, 2022, Public Works will be servicing the outdoor warning siren near 7th and Rohwer. If you hear the siren, do not be alarmed, it is only a test.

 

 

Lost Dog

***OWNER HAS BEEN FOUND***

Lost female dog found near the corner of 7th and Moorehead Street. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible.

New Water Meters

Approximately half of the residents of Ida Grove should have received letters regarding the replacement and installation of new water meters and the other half will be receiving these letters soon. This is part of our water improvement project and there is no cost for the replacement, but all residents are required to have water meters replaced. To schedule, please contact UMS at (844) 741-6248. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 364-2428.
Click Here To View Letter

Noon Siren

Due to the Labor Day holiday, Emergency Management will be testing the sirens at noon today, September 12, 2022.

City Park Playground

IT’S OFFICIAL!

We have just received confirmation from Public Works that the new playground equipment at City Park is set up and ready to use!

   

 

City Park Playground Update

We know everyone is excited about the installation of the new playground equipment at City Park. Installation crews will be pouring concrete this afternoon and requires time to cure. Our public works crew will be putting the finishing touches on throughout the remainder of the week. It is important that children refrain from playing on the equipment until further notice.

City Park Playground Equipment

We are excited to announce that the new playground equipment for City Park is scheduled to arrive and be installed next week!

  

Lost Dog

The city has picked up a lost male, black lab mix dog. He was found on Circle Drive yesterday. If you have any information regarding this friendly guy, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428. 

Lost Dog

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost male dog found in old town. If you have any information please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible.

Precautionary Health Advisory

In the early hours Monday, July 18, 2022 the City will obtain a manganese sample from our wells while they’re blending.  In an effort to reduce interruption to daily activities, the city will perform the tests at approximately 3:00 am. We will update as soon as we have results. The attached health advisory is for precautionary measures only.

Click Here To View Precautionary Health Advisory

Ida Grove RAGBRAI

T-MINUS 10 DAYS UNTIL RAGBRAI!

Click Here To View Restaurants, Vendors, and Entertainment Information

Click Here To View Camping And Charter Map

Click Here To View Bike And Support Vehicle Routes In And Out Of Town

Click Here To View Parking And Street Closures 

View Detailed Parking And Street Closures

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Heritage Days festivities this year contributing to its huge success. If you see a committee member thank them for their countless hours of planning.

Volunteers left to right: Jess Bluml, Steph Mulstay, Amy Forbes, Heather Bogue, Geneva Miesner, Kelsey Brosius.

Not pictured: Sheila Redenius and Julie Schiernbeck.

Let Freedom Ring!

City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th!

Ribbon Cutting

The City of Ida Grove is excited to announce the opening of the Heffron-Dankert Bridge (also known as the Moorehead Avenue Bridge) on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am. We would like to thank J.E.O. for their engineering services and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. for the great work on the project and finishing 90+ days ahead of the deadline. This is a bridge that the community can be proud of for many years.

  

Boil Advisory Lifted

We have just received notification that the boil advisory that had been issued for the City of Ida Grove is now lifted. The equipment malfunction that caused the boil advisory, is in the process of being fixed with our water improvement project. If you would like to receive instant notifications, please subscribe to our website. Please visit our website at www.idagroveia.com and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and enter your email address to subscribe. You will receive notifications via email when posts are made by the city.

Relay Iowa

The 12th Annual Relay Iowa is coming through Ida Grove today and into this evening. They will be along Hwy 175 during this time. Please be aware of runners and support vehicles parked along the highway. 

Ida Grove Outdoor Pool

T-minus 10 days until good times, sunshine and tan lines!

Opening day is Memorial Day, May 30th! Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday 1PM – 5PM and 7PM – 8:30PM

Sunday 1PM – 6PM

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

City Park

The City of Ida Grove would like to thank Gary & Sharon Godbersen, the Harold and Leone Godbersen Family Foundation, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Company for their amazing contributions to City Park. When visiting the park you will see improved parking, sidewalks, and a patio in between the courts for your enjoyment. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we encourage you to do so. We hope everyone has a ball ya’ll!

Lost Dog

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost male lab. He was found in the 400 block of Zobel Lane. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see him returned to his rightful owner.

3rd Street Temporary Street Closure

A concrete patch is being poured from a sewer line repair from earlier this spring. A portion of 3rd Street is closed due to this, and should be reopened in a couple of days.

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Main Street Is Open

The 400 block of Main Street is opened back up.

Portable Pickleball Nets

Spring has finally arrived!

Public Works crew members, Bob Lorenzen and Kris Taylor, set up the pickleball nets today. With the warmer weather ahead, get out there and utilize the courts!

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.

No Water At Ballfields

Due to the temperatures dropping below the freezing mark this weekend, the water has been shut off at the ballfields.

                                                                                                            

New Sign

The City of Ida Grove and Community Partners have purchased a new sign for any type of organization, fundraiser, or event to advertise at the center of Main and Second Street. This sign holds up to 30 x 40 inch posters or plain paper with an easy front loading snap frame. If you would like to use this sign for your upcoming event, please stop into City Hall so we can get your name and date of event on the sign out sheet. Please keep in mind that starting June 23, the sign will be unavailable every Thursday for Farmers Market and will continue through the end of September.

Spark Joy! Program

The Ida Grove Library is excited to announce a special Spark Joy! virtual program with Shannon Huneycutt. Shannon is the founder of Spark Joy® Charlotte and a certified Gold level KonMari® Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari Method®, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

The Spark Joy! program will be available to registered participants from 5pm on March 10th through 5pm on March 12th. In addition, we will be hosting a special viewing of the program at 7pm on March 10th (at the library) to kick off our tidying journey! You are invited to sign up for this fantastic opportunity to learn how to Spark Joy! in your home, life, and work.

To register or find out more information about this program, please visit: Spark Joy! Program :: Ida Grove Public Library

 

RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI IS COMING! RAGBRAI IS COMING!

Excitement is buzzing in the community with the announcement of Ida Grove being the overnight host town for day 2 of RAGBRAI, which is happening Sunday, July 24, 2022. Stay tuned for announcements regarding a town hall meeting with the community. This is where we will address questions, concerns, and ACCEPT NUMEROUS VOLUNTEERS to help make this day a huge success for Ida Grove!

STAY TUNED! 

 

Railroad Blockages

In an effort to raise awareness and address some concerns regarding blocked crossings due to trains, City Officials met with members of Landus last week. Attached is some information and a link where blockages may be reported to the Federal Railroad Administration. We encourage citizens to report any blockages occurring in excess of 10 minutes via the link.

Click Here For More Information On Blocked Crossings

 

Greetings From Iowa

Please click the link below to see the Greetings from Iowa shoutout on Ida Grove from Iowa PBS.

City of Ida Grove Clip PBS

City Park Basketball Court Lights

A big thank you goes out to the Harold and Leone Godbersen Family Foundation, Gary and Sharon Godbersen, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. for getting the lights for the basketball courts operational. The lights are on a 60 minute max timer without having to reset it. 

Business Spotlight ~Ida Grove Rec Center~

The Ida Grove Rec Center Committee was developed in 1998 after residents completed a survey expressing the need for more quality of life outlets in the community. After a lot of fund-raising, generous donations, and grants received, the groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2002. With the help of local businesses and more than 100 volunteers, the Ida Grove Community Recreation Center opened in December of 2003 to its members, and the Grand Opening was held in June of 2004.

The Ida Grove Recreation Center Team:

Director – Chancey Wilcke

Deputy Director – Melissa Ausborn

Receptionists:

Mary Clough, Kris Salmon, Holly Conover, Karen Petersen, Misty Johnson, Scott Clark, Michelle Schmidt and Seth Wheeler.

Ida Grove Recreation Board:

Kristy Gilbert – President

Dan Skirvin, Dan Remer, Denise Redenius, Kelly Krueger, and Chancey Wilcke

The rec center facility includes a weight room with cardio equipment, an aerobics room, a community room (temporarily occupied by the City Hall Office), gymnasium with a walking track, raquetball court, an interactive golf simulator and putting practice, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, children’s pool, sauna, and a children’s playroom.

         

 

Fitness classes are free with an IGRC membership, an IGRC punch card, or can be paid at the front desk as a daily admission fee. There are many fitness classes offered such as: spinning, yoga, hot yoga, step and water aerobics, pilates, aqua board yoga/pilates, and an after-school program for school aged children.

Fitness Class Instructors:

Tabitha Bockleman, Melissa Ausborn, Brooke Skirvin, and Lauri Hummelgard

        

The Ida Grove Rec Center is in charge of youth activities such as: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and teeball. Many other activities are put on by the IGRC including the annual Turkey Trot, Glow Walk/Run, Ironman Challenge, Whitewall Raquetball Tournament, potentially a Pickleball Tournament this summer, Little Bubblers, and Coffee/Hot Chocolate in the Park.

         

                              

Please use the link below to visit the IGRC website, find them on Facebook, or call 712-364-3716 for additional information.

Ida Grove Rec Center Website

BOIL ADVISORY

DRINKING WATER ADVISORY

 

The Ida Grove Water Supply is recommending to boil the water before using for drinking or to use an alternative source

 

The Ida Grove Water Supply had a power outage due to storms on December 15, 2021, and was unable to disinfect the water supply for a period of time. Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used.

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.  Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

 

For more information, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

 

Disinfection is occurring now. Hydrants will be flushed to rid the system of unchlorinated water, and once the system is stable, bacteria samples will be collected. This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available. You will be notified when the results are available and the advisory is lifted.

 

The system is working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to resolve the situation.

 

This notice is being sent to you by the Ida Grove Water Supply.

PWSID#: 4728067

Date distributed:  December 16, 2021

 

Lost Dog

The City has picked up a lost Australian Shepherd. If anyone has any information on getting this dog back to its rightful owner please contact City Hall at 364-2428.

Tis The Season

With the warm weather we have had the last couple of days, the Ida Grove Public Works Crew took advantage and started to hang the holiday lights. May the beauty of the holidays warm your spirit!

Please remember to join us on Sunday, November 21st, as the Ida Grove Chamber of Commerce presents a Christmas Holiday Open House!