City Hall is experiencing some issues with the phone lines. We are working on this and hope to have the lines back up today.
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.
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
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!
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.
In respects to Good Friday, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 18th. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!
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.
The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at temporary City Hall, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove on 3-21-2022 at 6:00 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 (3-9-2022) and on the city of Ida Grove Facebook page in addition to the website.
The demolition of City Hall will begin on Monday, March 7, 2022.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022.
We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Please use the link below to view details. If you have any questions, please contact Simpco’s Housing Manager, Amanda Harper, at 712-279-6286.
The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost male dog. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see this playful guy get back to his owners.
Thursday, 12-30-2021 8 a.m. – Noon
Friday, 12-31-2021 Closed
We will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 3, 2022
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
City Hall Office Holiday Hours:
Normal business hours Monday (12/20/21) – Wednesday (12/22/2021)
Thursday, December 23rd 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Friday, December 24th CLOSED
Thursday, December 30th 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Friday, December 31st CLOSED
City Hall will resume normal business hours on Monday, 1/3/22.
City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021 to observe Thanksgiving.
Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Third grade students from OABCIG visited the temporary City Hall on Friday. The students were able to speak to the Mayor, City Clerk, and two of the Council members and learn about local government.
City Council Opportunities!
4 Year Terms for: Mayor, Ward 2, And 1 At-Large
Forms can be picked up and filed at City Hall!
Deadline to file completed forms is Thursday, September 16, 2021 by 5 p.m.
The City has picked up a lost female black lab. If you have any information please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible.
August 13th is #CityHallSelfieDay! This is a worldwide celebration of local government employees and elected officials.
City Hall recently received a child’s jacket that was found from the events during Heritage Days. Please contact City Hall at 364-2428 to describe and claim this jacket.
The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost female blue heeler dog. If anyone has any information regarding her, please contact City Hall at 364-2428.
The mask mandate has now been lifted effective today, 6/8/2021. Citizens and employees are no longer required to wear masks upon entry to a City building.
City Council meetings may now be attended either in person (temporary City Office located at 311 Barnes Street) or electronically via our GoToMeeting link.
You may join and participate in the electronic meeting via the following options:
https://www.gotomeet.me/CityofIdaGrove on your tablet, computer, smartphone or dial in at (872) 240-3212 using the access code: 240-180-549
However, please advise, that space is limited for attending in-person.
In observance of Memorial Day, our office will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021.
The office will be open on Tuesday, June 1st and will operate at normal business hours for the remainder of the week.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost dog. We are looking for the owner. The dog has no collar or tags. May be part border collie. Gender is unknown. Picked up near Kid Zone. Please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428 with any information regarding this.
In respects to Good Friday, our office will be closing at 1 p.m. this Friday, April 2nd. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 5th. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!
Our drop box has officially been placed outside of the rec center on Barnes St.! We encourage citizens to please utilize the drop box due to COVID-19 restrictions. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation!
City Hall is now officially set up in the community room at the rec center and phone lines are running accordingly. We are working to get a drop box placed outside next to the rec center mailbox; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, placement will be early next week. Please continue to use the drop box located at the “old” city hall in the meantime. It will be checked regularly throughout the day. If you need to come into City Hall, please use the main entrance at the rec center. We appreciate everyone’s patience with our transition, especially our Public Works Crew for all their help.
As City Hall begins to undergo renovations, our office will temporarily be relocated to the community room at the Rec Center beginning Wednesday, March 3, 2021. We appreciate the patience of our citizens, as we may experience intermittent phone service delays as our phone lines and internet are being transferred starting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Our telephone number, 364-2428 and our mailing address, PO Box 236 will remain the same. Due to COVID-19 we strongly encourage citizens to utilize the drop box that we will have located outside of the Rec Center. If you need to enter our offices, please use the main entrance at the Rec Center; masks will be required upon entrance of the Rec Center and community room.
The Community Watch training program will be held on Wednesday, March 17th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Training will be held in the community room located at the Ida Grove Rec Center. To register, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 and provide your name and contact information. The sponsor will then contact you to add you to the list and provide you with further information. Please bring a pen and/or pencil and something to write on to this training program. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
Due to the blizzard, City Hall will be closed today Friday, January 15, 2021. Be safe and stay home if you can!
Office hours for City Hall this week, December 21st – December 25th, are as follows:
12/21/2020 MONDAY 8 AM – 4 PM
12/22/2020 TUESDAY 8 AM – 5 PM
12/23/2020 WEDNESDAY 8 AM – 4 PM
12/24/2020 THURSDAY 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Closing early in observance of the holiday)
12/25/2020 FRIDAY CLOSED (In observance of Christmas)
Office hours for City Hall next week, December 28th – January 1st, are as follows:
12/28/2020 MONDAY 8 AM – 4 PM
12/29/2020 TUESDAY 8 AM – 5 PM
12/30/2020 WEDNESDAY 8 AM – 4 PM
12/31/2020 THURSDAY 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Closing early in observance of the holiday)
1/1/2021 FRIDAY CLOSED (In observance of the New Year)
The City has picked up a lost dog. If you have any information please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see this dog back home with its owner before the weekend!
The City of Ida Grove is currently looking to lease office space in Ida Grove for 12 months while City Hall is being renovated. We would like the space big enough to staff three employees and would also like it to be ADA compliant. We would like to be moved in sometime in February and lease for at least one year. We plan to make a decision by the first week of January on an office space. Please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428 if you have any office space for rent.
Due to the rise in the number of cases with COVID-19, as of tomorrow 11/18/2020, our City Hall Office will be closed to the public until further notice except by appointment only. Our office staff will continue regular operations with a modified work schedule. Payments may be made via the drop box, by credit card payment online, or by automatic withdrawal. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call 364-2428 with any questions.
Residents are invited to view a power point presentation regarding the Ida Grove City Hall project. You may attend either Monday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall at 301 Main Street, Ida Grove. The presentation will be the same both nights. We value your feedback and opinion. Chairs will be positioned to meet social distancing guidelines and masks are highly recommended.
City Hall will be closed on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8 am – 10 am in order to facilitate required training of all employees. We thank you for your understanding!
City Hall staff are here to assist the following days/hours:
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
As always, please feel free to leave a voicemail for Kelly or Heather when trying to reach us after hours. Phone: 712-364-2428
City Hall will begin stage 3 reopening today, July 14, 2020. Doors will be unlocked and visitors may enter freely, but must still adhere to 6 foot social distancing. City Hall staff still highly encourage use of the drop box for payments.
Stage 3 Reopening Plan
Stage 3 reopening represents the “new normal” level of service. The doors are reopened to the public and business is more or less as normal.
The building is open to the public. Maintaining social distancing will be important, but also extremely difficult with the small vestibule area available. We ask people to stay six feet apart from others and not to enter if you are sick or experiencing symptoms. Staying six feet apart means only one visitor at the front counter and any other visitors to remain in the front lobby or outside of City Hall until someone else exits.
Janitorial staff will continue enhanced cleaning & disinfecting, but City Hall staff supplement this cleaning with a twice daily sanitation routine (morning and afternoon), sanitizing all frequently touched surfaces. This includes keyboards, screens, mice, and counters.
The Community Hall is open for public use. Events scheduled in the Hall require six-foot separation for social distancing. Staff aren’t expected to police visitor social distancing.
The City of Ida Grove (population 2,142) has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes and related rules/regulations, processing of permits, nuisance abatement and code compliance. Assist in daily operations such as receiving and depositing payments, answering phones and greeting customers. Works with Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustment. Job applications may be obtained at City Hall, 403 3rd Street, by visiting www.idagroveia.com or by emailing [email protected].
High school diploma is required as well as a combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 1-year actively working with the general public is desired.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to:
City of Ida Grove
Attn. Administrative Assistant
PO Box 236
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Position open until filled.
City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We wish you all a Happy and Safe Fourth!
We are so excited to see you all again; however, we highly encourage all citizens to continue using the drop box for payments. If you would like to come into City Hall for a receipt of payment, permit applications, begin new services, etc. please just give us a call and we would be happy to schedule you a time to stop in. Notice our new doorbell just to the East of the main entrance – you may ring that for assistance! Below is our stage 1 reopening plan.
Stage 1 Re-opening
Stage 1 reopening represents modified operations. City Hall will open to the public by appointment only on a modified schedule to allow for enhanced cleaning and social distancing accommodations and signage will be in place. Appointments must be made by calling City Hall at 364-2428. Please ring the doorbell when you arrive at your appointment time and a staff member will assist you. City Hall will limit the number of persons in the building to one at a time (not including staff members) in order to maintain social distancing in the vestibule area. No visitors will be allowed behind the counter in the office area. All business transactions must be completed through the front counter under the plexiglass pass-through window. If a receipt is not requested, all payments should be placed in the appropriate container under the pass-through window. Staff will wear gloves when making any exchange of paper or monies. Children are not recommended in City Hall at this time but will only be allowed if accompanied by an adult. Use of the Community Hall will remain closed to the general public.
City Hall staff will maintain a Monday-Friday 8AM – 4 PM modified schedule for the duration of stage 1 reopening in order to allow for extensive cleaning and sanitizing of all high use areas and workstations. Staff will maintain social distancing, including keeping ample space during the course of normal work. Staff will perform enhanced hygiene measures such as wiping high touch areas, keyboards and workstations regularly throughout the day. City Hall staff and visitors entering the facility are encouraged to follow CDC and public health guidelines on social distancing, washing hands/using hand sanitizer often and wearing masks will be required by staff and recommended by visitors when social distancing cannot be adhered to.
City Hall will be closing at 11:30 am today and will be closed all day December 25, 2019 for Christmas. The Mayor, Elected Officials and City Staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We hope you all enjoy time with friends and family and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
READY, SET, GO!!! The City of Ida Grove is pleased to announce we are ready to begin automatic withdrawal of monthly utility bills. Stop into City Hall today and ask for a “withdrawal authorization” form to have your utility bill automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Once you have completed your authorization form, the City of Ida Grove will withdrawal your utility bill on the 10th of every month. Please note, if the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, your bill will be deducted on the last business day previous to the 10th.
Ida Grove City Hall will be closed the following dates through January 1, 2018:
• Tuesday July 4th – Independence Day
• Monday September 4th – Labor Day
• Friday November 10th – Veterans Day
• Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
• Monday December 25th – Christmas Day
• Monday January 1st – New Years Day
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