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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City of Grinnell Awarded CDBG Funding

The city of Grinnell was awarded $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to aid with the restoration of building facades in Grinnell’s Central Business District (CBD). The $500,000 CDBG grant will be matched by $189,400 from...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Moratorium on Tree Planting in Public Right of Way

The Grinnell community has lost a significant portion of its urban forest due to the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the devastation from the August 10, 2020 derecho. The community has taken steps to replace many of the trees lost to previous storms and the E...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Workforce Housing Tax Credits Awarded

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has announced the award of $1 million in Workforce Housing Tax Credits to Merge Urban Development for a project to be located at 1020 Main Street in Grinnell. This cooperative project with Grinnell College and the c...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Seal Coat Project

Seal coat of several city streets by Manatt's Inc. is scheduled to begin Sept. 29th. The crew will start at Bliss Street & 8th Avenue. Streets being worked on will not be accessible while crews are working on them. Weather permitting the proj...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Brush & Compost Site to Remain Open at No Charge

As property owners continue to clean up from the August 10th derecho, city officials have extended the free access to the brush and compost facility through October 15th. The site will be open daylight hours seven days a week. 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City of Grinnell Awarded CDBG Funding

The city of Grinnell was awarded $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to aid with the restoration of building facades in Grinnell’s Central Business District (CBD). The $500,000 CDBG grant will be matched by $189,400 from...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

16th Avenue Opened to Traffic

The project to replace the culvert under 16th Avenue has been completed and the street is now open to traffic. The project included installation of a new pre-cast concrete box culvert, appropriate riprap along the waterways, a sidewalk over the waterway o...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Moratorium on Tree Planting in Public Right of Way

The Grinnell community has lost a significant portion of its urban forest due to the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the devastation from the August 10, 2020 derecho. The community has taken steps to replace many of the trees lost to previous storms and the E...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Workforce Housing Tax Credits Awarded

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has announced the award of $1 million in Workforce Housing Tax Credits to Merge Urban Development for a project to be located at 1020 Main Street in Grinnell. This cooperative project with Grinnell College and the c...

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Iowa Economic Development Authority Media Summary Home
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Poweshiek County Added to FEMA Individual Assistance Eligibility

DES MOINES, Iowa –Homeowners and renters in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama Counties may now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance for losses resulting from the severe storms on Aug. 10, 202...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Drake Community Library to Open to Public

Beginning August 24th, the library will be open to the public using a walk through service model. Our goals are to allow the public to come in to select materials and access computers and wifi, maintain a safe environment for the public and our staff, and...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Individual Disaster Assistance

FEMA Disaster Assistance can help support your recovery from a major disaster. If you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or would like more information on the types of assistance available please visit disasterassistance.gov. Not sure...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

City Tree Damage and Debris

If personal property (i.e. house, vehicle, etc.) is damaged by a tree in the parking (the area between the street and the sidewalk or where a sidewalk would normally be) a claim should be submitted to the property owner’s personal property insur...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Farmers Markets June 4th - Oct. 24th

Farmers Markets will be held on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The market is located near Central Park along Broad Street and 4th Avenue. The first market is scheduled for June 4th with the last one scheduled for Oct...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

GARC to Open for Fall and Winter Seasons

The Grinnell Athletic and Recreation Center (GARC) will be opening for the season to patrons starting Monday, September 28th at 8:00am.  There will be several new guidelines for the public to follow this year when using the GARC amidst the COVID-...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Open Burning Prohibited in Grinnell

The burning ordinance that prohibits open burning in the city of Grinnell remains in effect. Therefore, burning of debris from the storm of August 10th is prohibited. The ordinance does make provision for an emergency declaration by the mayor to allow bur...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Seal Coat Project

Seal coat of several city streets by Manatt's Inc. is scheduled to begin Sept. 29th. The crew will start at Bliss Street & 8th Avenue. Streets being worked on will not be accessible while crews are working on them. Weather permitting the project is ex...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Brush & Compost Site to Remain Open at No Charge

As property owners continue to clean up from the August 10th derecho, city officials have extended the free access to the brush and compost facility through October 15th. The site will be open daylight hours seven days a week. 

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Public Services
Posted on: September 22, 2020

16th Avenue Opened to Traffic

The project to replace the culvert under 16th Avenue has been completed and the street is now open to traffic. The project included installation of a new pre-cast concrete box culvert, appropriate riprap along the waterways, a sidewalk over the waterway o...

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Public Services
Posted on: August 17, 2020

City Staff Clarifies Responsibility for City Trees Falling on Personal Property.

If personal property (i.e. house, vehicle, etc.) is damaged by a tree in the parking (the area between the street and the sidewalk or where a sidewalk would normally be) a claim should be submitted to the property owner’s personal property insur...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Outside Watering Meters Available May 1st

To observe social distancing and limit the spread of Covid 19, outside watering meters will only be available via online form submission for the 2020 season. Once the online submission is received, water department staff will deliver a meter no closer tha...

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