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  • Detour Planned for Trail through Brookside Park

    Pedestrians and cyclists using the shared-use path from 13th Street south through Brookside Park to Sixth Street will be required to detour while work is performed on the Orchard Drive lift station. Work is expected to begin before Monday, Jan. 11, and will end middle to late February, depending on weather conditions.

    01/08/2016 1:57 PM

  • Structure Fire at State Gym

    The fire was located in a sauna, and grew large enough to fill most of the very large building with smoke. Units had to search on their hands and knees in zero visibility to locate the source of the fire. Fortunately the buildings sprinkler system held the fire in check until the AFD was able to locate and completely extinguish it.

    12/07/2015 8:57 AM

  • Parks and Recreation Commission Seeks Input on Capital Improvements Plan

    The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting a public input session regarding the development of its 2016-2021 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Residents are invited to provide feedback on projects currently in the plan, as well as share ideas for new projects the Commission should consider. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

    10/09/2015 4:00 PM

  • Garden Road Resurfacing Begins Monday, Oct. 12

    Garden Road, from Emerald Drive to Duff Avenue/U.S. 69, is scheduled for asphalt resurfacing beginning Monday, Oct. 12. This work will include a full depth removal of the pavement and the first layer of asphalt. This work is expected to take one week, weather permitting. No vehicles will be allowed through the construction area.

    10/09/2015 3:45 PM

  • Volunteer Sought to Fill Commission Vacancy

    Ames Mayor Ann Campbell is seeking a volunteer to fill an open position on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The position is available due to a resignation. The volunteer would fill out the remainder of the unexpired term, and the position would be eligible for reappointment to another three-year term.

    10/09/2015 9:00 AM

  • Ironwood Court Work Begins Oct. 12

    Crews will begin road base stabilization on Ironwood Court at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. The work involves using a three-piece machine that grinds up the road, incorporates a fly-ash material one foot into the ground, and then immediately places it all back down. Access to Ironwood Court will be allowed at all times. Flaggers will be present to assist traffic around the work zone. This process will take approximately a day and a half, pending weather conditions. In the following days, crews will lay the surface with new asphalt. The entire project is expected to take five to six days.

    10/07/2015 11:15 AM

  • North Half of 24th & Northwestern Intersection to Close on Wednesday, Oct. 7

    Crews will be reconstructing the 24th Street and Northwestern Avenue intersection as part of the 24th Street paving project. The north half of the intersection will close at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and remain closed for approximately two weeks.

    10/05/2015 12:45 PM

  • Fifth Street Work Continues Monday, Oct. 5

    Reconstruction of Fifth Street, from Burnett Avenue to Clark Avenue, will continue to the west beginning on Monday, October 5. In phase two of the project, the closure of Fifth Street will extend from Burnett Avenue past Clark Avenue through the first parking lot west of 522 Fifth St. This portion will remain closed for 7 to 8 weeks. There will be no vehicle access.

    10/02/2015 11:00 AM

  • Firefighters Share Safety Information at Fire Station Open House on Oct. 10

    Ames firefighters will host an open house from 9 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Fire Station No. 1, 1300 Burnett Ave. Participants are encouraged to explore fire trucks, see Sparky the Fire Dog and Freddy the Fire Truck, and learn more about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week, which starts Sunday, Oct. 4, and ends on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    10/02/2015 10:00 AM

  • Yard Waste Free Days Scheduled for October, November & December

    Yard Waste Free Days will be held on four Saturdays this fall. The scheduled Saturdays to dispose of your leaves free of charge are Oct. 24, Nov. 7 (includes brush), Nov. 21, and Dec. 5, at Chamness Technology, 26107 530th Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    10/02/2015 9:00 AM

  • Roosevelt Park Ribbon-Cutting on Oct. 4

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Roosevelt Park is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The park is located at the corner of Ninth Street and Roosevelt Ave. The new park features playground equipment, a drinking fountain, benches, a shelter/stage area for performances, and landscaping. The event will continue with a community potluck and live music.

    09/30/2015 9:00 AM

  • Downtown ‘Healthiest State Walk’ on October 7

    Ames residents are welcome to join members of the Ames City Council at the fifth annual Mayor’s Downtown “Healthiest State Walk” beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. Participants should gather in front of the building. City Councilman Matthew Goodman will be substituting for Mayor Ann Campbell, who is unable to attend this year’s event.

    09/29/2015 9:00 AM

  • Lincoln Way Frontage Road Work Planned

    The Lincoln Way frontage road, west of North Dakota Avenue on the north side of Lincoln Way, has been scheduled for pavement improvements beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

    09/29/2015 9:00 AM

  • Two Street Resurfacing Project Begin Monday

    Two street resurfacing projects in south Ames will begin on Monday, Sept. 28. Garden Road, from Ely Circle to Emerald Drive, will undergo asphalt resurfacing beginning with milling 2 inches of the existing road and placing a new surface layer of asphalt. Garden Road from Ely Circle to just east of Blanshan Drive and Willowbrook Circle will be closed beginning at 7 a.m.

    09/25/2015 11:45 AM

  • South Half of 24th & Northwestern Intersection to Close on Monday, Sept. 28

    Crews will be reconstructing the 24th Street and Northwestern Avenue intersection as part of the 24th Street paving project. The south half of the intersection will close at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, and remain closed for approximately one week.

    09/25/2015 11:15 AM

  • Pedestrian Ramps Upgraded at Bloomington Road and Eisenhower Avenue

    The pedestrian ramps at the intersection of Bloomington Road and Eisenhower Avenue are being removed and replaced beginning today. This will not affect vehicle traffic, but bikers and pedestrians using the shared-use path should seek an alternate route. The process is estimated to take five days.

    09/25/2015 11:00 AM

  • University Boulevard Construction Requires Shared-Use Path Closure and Detour

    To maintain a safe environment during the current phase of the University Boulevard paving and roundabout construction, a detour has been identified for shared-use path users along University Boulevard. Beginning early next week, the shared-use path will close from Ames Family Dental/Family Chiropractic, 2625 University Blvd., south to the CyRide bus stop near the Wessex entrance.

    09/25/2015 9:15 AM

  • Town Budget Meeting Set for Oct. 6

    The City of Ames budget process kicks off this fall with the annual Town Budget Meeting. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. A brief overview of the city’s budget, including revenue and expenses, will be presented. This will be followed by a time for citizens to give input for the coming year’s budget.

    09/24/2015 10:45 AM

  • 24th Street to Close Temporarily for Paving

    Twenty-Fourth Street, from Hayes Avenue east to Northwestern Avenue, will close to traffic at 7 a.m. Thursday to allow crews to pave the south side of the street. No vehicles will be allowed through the construction site. The street will reopen by 6 p.m. Thursday. Twenty-Fourth Street will close again at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and reopen permanently by 8 p.m.

    09/22/2015 7:00 PM

  • Kaila Kenjar

    New Human Resources Director Named

    Following a nationwide recruitment effort, City Manager Steve Schainker today announced the appointment of Kaila Kenjar, SPHR, as the new Director of Human Resources for the City of Ames.

    09/22/2015 1:00 PM

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