Boil Advisory No Longer Required 5-10-24

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

Boil Advisory Still In Effect

The precautionary boil advisory will remain in effect until at least Friday, May 10th due to DNR requirements. We will update the public as soon as the advisory may be lifted. As a reminder, it is safe to use the water, but is advised to boil prior to consumption.

Updated Information 5-8-24

We are expecting water pressure to return to normal early this afternoon. With that, we are expecting to see sediment and discolored water in the lines. Flush your outside spigot or run water in your bathtub until clear. We are unsure what the timeline will be for the boil advisory due to test results from the lab.

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Thank You!

The Battle Creek Fire Department have graciously donated water they had on hand from The National Volunteer Fire Council & Anheuser-Busch. If anyone is in need of drinking water please come to City Hall. Thank You Battle Creek Fire Department we sincerely appreciate your generosity during this unforeseen circumstance.

Boil Advisory 5-8-24

Power outage in town and the water tower empty for painting has caused depressurization in the system and requires the city to issue a boil advisory once the water is back on. The water may be used, but not consumed prior to boiling. If you could please pass this info to your employers and fellow businesses, it would be greatly appreciated. Please watch the city’s website and Facebook page for further updates.

Pleasant Valley Trail Open May 1st

The Pleasant Valley Trail will officially be open for the season as of May 1st.

Lost Dog 4-22-24

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a male dog found near Brownies. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 364-2428. If outside of normal business hours (8 am to 4 pm), contact the Ida County Sheriffs Office at 364-3146.

City Hall Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 3:00pm for the newly constructed City Hall ribbon cutting!

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be an open house until 5:00pm for the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Pickleball/Tennis Court Nets

The nets at City Park are being set up. Warm weather and sunshine will be heading this way, it’s a great time to get out there and play!

Siren Work North End Of Town

The annual statewide tornado drill took place today, March 27, 2024, at 10 am. While the drill was taking place, it came to the attention of our staff that the siren on the north end of town (near the Catholic Church) did not work properly. City crews are working on this, and advised not be alarmed if you hear the siren go off today and/or tomorrow. We appreciate your patience while we work to correct this issue.

2024 Burning Regulations

City of Ida Grove Burning Regulations

Per City Code 13.25.150 (8) Hours and dates of burning: No person will be allowed to burn nearer than 10 feet of any building, or on any street or sidewalk at any time. Burning is only permitted between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from April 1 to November 30 of each year. Yard waste is the only material that is allowed to be burnt. It shall be illegal for any person to burn or allow open burning on the premises except during the times and during the dates stated in this paragraph.

 

2024 Mowing Notice

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.

 

2024 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.

2024 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.

Closing Early 3-29-24

In respects to Good Friday, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 1st. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!

2024 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.

 

Water Discoloration

Many of the changes in the water you’re seeing lately are due to introducing the new well into the City water system. As with any change, it takes some time to work out all the kinks. We are aware of and working to address the color in the water. The discoloration is produced by iron presence in the water being oxidized by the chlorine that is used to disinfect the system. The colored water is not harmful for human consumption and will settle out. The well output has been reduced from the new well to reduce the amount of iron moving in the system. This is similar to the effects of hydrant flushing.

We assure you regular tests are being performed and passed per Iowa DNR requirements.

 

2024 Compost & Brush Pile Notice

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.

2024 Seasonal Help Wanted

HELP WANTED

 

The City of Ida Grove is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team for a seasonal, part-time mowing position.  Working hours will be determined by the Park’s Superintendent, up to 25 hours/week, with all equipment provided by the City.  Current driver’s license is required.  Experience in mowing, lawn clean-up, and trimming is preferred, but willing to train the right person.  Seasonal work will run from approximately April through September.  Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

 

Application and job description may be obtained at City Hall, 403 3rd Street, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Position is open until filled.  E.O.E.

City Hall Drop-Box New Location!

The drop-box has been moved and placed as of today 3/12/2024 at its permanent location, 403 3rd Street. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

   

Reminder! City Hall Closed Monday 3/11 & Tuesday 3/12

IT’S MOVING TIME – NOTICE OF CITY HALL CLOSURE

 We will be closed on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition into the new building. All City Hall business will be conducted at our new location, 403 3rd Street effective March 13. Also effective March 13, the payment drop box will be relocated from the Rec Center to the east side of the new building. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

Lost Dog 3/6/2024

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a male dog found along 7th Street. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 364-2428. If outside of normal business hours (8 am to 4 pm), contact the Ida County Sheriffs Office at 364-3146.

 

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City Hall Moving Time!

IT’S MOVING TIME – NOTICE OF CITY HALL CLOSURE

We are excited to announce the construction completion of City Hall! We will be closed on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition into the new building. All City Hall business will be conducted at our new location, 403 3rd Street effective March 13. Also effective March 13, the payment drop box will be relocated from the Rec Center to the east side of the new building. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

 

2024 Dog & Cat License Reminder

Reminder that all dogs & cats over SIX months old MUST be licensed.

Proof of vaccination is required at time of licensing. 

City Code 6.10.020 – License Required

Fees: January 1 – February 29, (leap year) $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 & 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 order of the City Council of Ida Grove. 

 

Street Condition

We have received numerous calls about the slushy/slick streets in town. Our Public Works department is currently out plowing/sanding streets to get them cleared.

 

2024 Pet Licenses On Sale Now!

 City Code 6.10.020 – License Required

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

City Hall Closing Early

City Hall Holiday Hours

Friday, 12/29/2023      8a.m. to Noon

Monday, 1/1/2024             Closed

Tuesday, 1/2/24 we will resume normal business hours .

Lost Dog

The City of Ida Grove just picked up a black lab with no collar that was running near Brownies. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428.

 

City Hall Holiday Hours

City Hall Holiday Hours 

Friday, December 22     8 am – Noon

Monday, December 25             Closed

Friday, December 29     8 am – Noon

Monday, January 1                    Closed

 

City Council Chambers Memorial Donation

The Robert and Kathryn Spotts family presented a generous donation in the amount of $25,000.00 to furnish the newly constructed City Council Chambers. The donation is in honor of the late Robert Spotts, who served on City Council from 1972-1979. His wife Kathryn, also assisted in many elections. The  Council Chambers will be completed with a plaque in honor of Robert and Kathryn.

  Back row left to right: Councilman Jared Bogue, Mayor Nathan Weitl, Councilman Jeff Miesner, Councilman Gregor Ernst, Stacy Ernst, and Julie Mauer.

Front row left to right: City Clerk Heather Sweeden, Teresa Lansink, Kathryn Spotts, Janna Thompson, and Councilwoman Angela Johnson.

 

 

Boil Notice Lifted 11-30-23

AS A REMINDER

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE VIA DOOR HANGER, THIS DOES NOT PERTAIN TO YOU.

 

We have been notified that all requirements have been met and the boil advisory is now lifted.

Thank you.

 

Notice of Scheduled Repair/Maintenance 11-29-23

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 removing a broken water main valve and a small section of water main in the 700 block of South main street on Wednesday, November 29.

This work will require a Boil advisory for a section of South Main Street, from the 300 block to the 700 block. You may use the water, but do not drink, cook or consume the water without boiling.

The advisory will be in effect from:

 8am November 29th until noon November 30th.

Click Here To View Area On Map 

City Hall Closed 11/23 & 11/24

City Hall will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 23, and also on Friday, November 24. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 27, 2023. City staff would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day.

 

Boil Advisory No Longer Required

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

BOIL ADVISORY NO LONGER REQUIRED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the City of Ida Grove was unable to complete the valve replacement project as planned due to timing of the water sample testing and holiday weekend. We will keep you updated on this project and apologize for any inconvenience. Contact City Hall with any questions at 364-2428.

Click Here To View Area On Map

Burning Regulations

13.25.150 (8) Hours and dates of burning. No person will be allowed to burn nearer than 10 feet of any building, or on any street or sidewalk at any time. Burning is only permitted between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from April 1st to November 30th of each year. Yard waste is the only material that is allowed to be burnt. It shall be illegal for any person to burn or allow open burning on the premises except during the times and during the dates stated in this paragraph.

Click Here To View Burning Regulations

 

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.

Click Here To View Area Of Map Of Notice 

 

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 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.