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!

 

Cat & Dog License Discount Rate Ends Tomorrow!

Stop into City Hall and get your pet registered at the discounted rate!

Discount rate ends TOMORROW!

All dogs & cats over SIX months old must be licensed. 

January 1 – February 29  $10.00 altered    $15.00 not altered

March 1 – December 31    $15.00 altered    $20.00 not altered

 

City Hall Closed Monday 2-19-24

City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of President’s Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Lost Dog

The City of Ida Grove just picked up a black lab that was running near Carlyle Tire. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact the Ida County Sheriff’s Office if outside of City Hall Hours (8 am to 4 pm).  Otherwise, contact City Hall at 364-2428.

Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program Application

Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program Application Now Available

Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) has announced that the application portal for the Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program (HRPP) is now OPEN.  The application portal will remain open for applications through January 31, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., subject to available funding.

The primary goal of the HRPP is to prevent homeowner displacement by assisting with home repairs to maintain the habitability of the home.  Up to $35,000 to assist with repairs including but not limited to: drainage, septic, wells, electrical or plumbing systems, foundation repair, asbestos removal, HVAC repair or replacement, lead hazard reduction, mold remediation, radon mitigation, widening of doorways/hallways, installation of non-portable ramp(s) or lift(s), window replacement, siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, gutters and/or ventilation, if necessary.

Please note that applicants must have had someone in the household experience a financial hardship after January 21, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This could be reduction in income or increase in living expenses due to job loss, fewer work hours, paying more in childcare, illness, or being unable to work because you had to care for a family member.

Homeowners are encouraged to take the precheck to determine preliminary eligibility.  Once determined eligible to apply, homeowners are then encouraged to submit an application online.  Both precheck and application can be found at iowafinance.com/repair.

Once the case review team reviews the application to ensure all documentation is complete and verifies eligibility, eligible household applications will be referred to SIMPCO’s Housing Division to oversee the repair process on a first come, first ready basis.

Please contact SIMPCO Housing Manager, Jenny Anderson, if you have any questions regarding the program process at [email protected] or by calling 712-279-6286.  

Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund Team Contact:
1-888-668-0927

*Funding assistance subject to income eligibility 

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

OPERATION: CHRISTMAS MEAL

This will be located at the Ida Grove Pool on Friday 12/8/2023, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

The entrance will be on Barnes Street (between the IG Rec Center and IG Swimming Pool) and you will exit from the pool side on Second Street.

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 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

Street Repairs

Beginning today, 10-2-2023, Blacktop Service Company will start crack sealing the following streets:

  • Circle Drive
  • Fairlane Street
  • Iowa Street
  • Washington Street from Highway to N. Main Street
  • Moorehead Avenue from Highway to N. Main Street
  • N. Main Street
  • Court Street from 5th to 7th
  • Moorehead Street from 5th to 7th

These repairs will continue throughout the week as weather permits.

Lost Dog 9-26-23

This dog was found at the OABCIG High School, but was also seen running around Fairlane earlier. If anyone has any information on this lost dog, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428. We would like to see this dog find it’s owner.

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.

 

BOIL ADVISORY IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY

A boil advisory for the City of Ida Grove is in effect immediately. This includes the entire town and we will update once more information is received.

 

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.

Boil Advisory Update

Thanks to our amazing City Crew working into the morning hours, the water main break at Park Lane and Center Lane has been repaired, however, the boil advisory is NOT yet lifted, due to testing requirements. We will continue to provide updates as they are received.

It has also been brought to the City’s attention that some of the news stations have reported a boil advisory for the entire town. For clarification, it is just Badger Creek Drive and all of Zobel’s Addition.

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. 

Water Main Break

Due to a water main break at the intersection of Park Lane and Center Lane, areas of Zobel’s Addition may experience low pressure while repairs are being completed. Crew members will begin digging as soon as utility locates are completed this evening.

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!