Statewide Tornado Drill

Emergency Management will be testing the emergency sirens today at 10:00 a.m. as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill.

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 

Welcome Aboard, Mayor Weitl

We are excited to announce that yesterday, Nathan Weitl was appointed Mayor of the City of Ida Grove. Welcome aboard!

Pictured below from left to right: Nathan Weitl and Gregor Ernst.

Last Day For Discounted Rate On Pet License

Stop into City Hall today and get your pet license at a discounted rate!

Any owner of a dog or cat within the city limits is required to license the animal each year or when the animal has reached the age of six months.

JANUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 28   $10.00 If Altered  $15.00 if Unaltered
MARCH 1- DECEMBER 31      $20.00 if Altered  $25.00 if Unaltered

Help Wanted! 2023 Seasonal Mowing Position

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 30 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.  Season 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 by clicking link below, or from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at City Hall, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove.  Position is open until filled.  E.O.E.

Click Here For Job Description And Application

City Hall Closed Monday 2-20-2023

In honor of Presidents’ Day, City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

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

 

Lost Dog ***UPDATE***

***UPDATE**** 

The owner of this dog has been found. 

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost dog that was found near Circle Drive. If anyone has any information regarding the owner, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428 as soon as possible.

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

City Hall offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 28th. Wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

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.

Lost Dog

Please contact the City of Ida Grove to claim.  Male with a Grey Collar picked up on Moorehead Street.

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.

Trick or Treating 2022

Monday, October 31st the Chamber will be having a Trick or Treat kickoff at Godbersen Park at 5:30 p.m. with trick or treating commencing at 6:00 p.m. Come on down to celebrate! It will be a “spooktacular” night!

 

Recreation Director Position Opening

The City of Ida Grove (population 2,051) 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. Membership totals are over 350 and draws from surrounding communities. Additional duties would include oversight of scheduling of events and programs at the ball fields, management of an aquatic center which is located next door to the recreation center and recreational programming such as youth tackle football, volleyball, basketball, and middle school softball and baseball as well as exercise classes and special events. For more information on the Ida Grove Community Recreation Center go to www.idagroverec.org. Job applications and complete job description may be obtained at City Hall (temporarily located inside the Rec Center), 311 Barnes Street, by visiting www.idagroveia.com or by emailing [email protected].

A degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Services, or related field is desired, but not required. Previous professional experience in recreation centers or swimming pools is preferred. Residency requirement within six months. Starting salary is negotiable.

Job Application

Recreation Director Job Description

Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

City of Ida Grove, Attn:  City Clerk, PO Box 236, Ida Grove, IA 51445

The City of Ida Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position open until filled.

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.

Debit/Credit Card Service Fee

For those who pay with a debit or credit card, our 3rd party credit card provider will be increasing their customer service fees as of Saturday, October 1, 2022. The increase will be 25¢.  This will be for customers who pay their utility payments online, over the phone, or in the office. We apologize for the inconvenience, but would like to remind everyone that we do offer a free automatic payment option. If you are interested in going to paperless billing, we do offer email billing as well. Please click the links below for more information. Thank you!

ACH Authorization form

Email Billing form

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!

  

City Hall Closed on Monday, September 5, 2022

City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday.

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. 

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Governor Kim Reynolds Broadband Map

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

Governor Reynolds announces new statewide broadband map, requests public input

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of a new broadband map of Iowa, reporting the conditions of broadband availability in accordance with federal grant guidelines at over 1 million locations throughout the state. The public can view the map here [lnks.gd].

The new map provides a more detailed view than prior maps, identifying the broadband service available at homes and businesses across Iowa as reported by broadband providers. Locations with slower broadband speeds – defined by relevant federal guidelines to be slower than 100 upload/20 download – may be eligible for future grant funding opportunities issued by Governor Reynolds’ Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Program.

“We are making important progress to connect all Iowans to high-speed broadband, but many communities remain unserved,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Today, I’m asking all Iowans to visit the broadband map and let us know if the broadband service reported at their location is inaccurate. This feedback will help us to direct resources to areas with the greatest need for broadband investment in the future.”

The publication of the map commences a 30-day challenge process where the public, broadband providers, and communities throughout Iowa can submit information to the OCIO wherever they believe the map incorrectly reports broadband service data.
Instructions for challenging the map are available here [lnks.gd], including videos, guides, and templates to assist members of the public, broadband providers, and communities who wish to submit a challenge. Challengers may also e-mail [email protected] for assistance and questions.

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.

Water Advisory Lifted

The precautionary health advisory effective at 3:00 am on Monday, July 18, 2022 has been lifted.  Levels are within normal limits and did not exceed the limits while blending for sampling.

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

Road Closed

The road will be closed to traffic on Court Street between Fifth and Sixth Street.

Lane Closure

There will only be one lane traffic at the corner of Fifth and Court Street.

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!

Fireworks Reminder

With the 4th of July just around the corner, 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 The Fireworks Ordinance

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.