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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Rental Inspection Program Update

Inspection of rental properties will not begin until the restrictions in place due to COVID 19 have been lifted. The deadline for free registration of rental properties will end on July 31, 2020. Owners of residential rental properties, hotels and motels ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Railroad Crossing Closed for Maintenance

The railroad crossing between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue on Pearl Street will be closed June 1st and 2nd for maintenance.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Grinnell-Newburg High School Graduates Honored

To recognize the class of 2020 from Grinnell-Newburg High School, banners for each graduate are being installed on the light poles in the Central Business District. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the class of 2020 did not get the traditional commencement ce...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Street Closures on College Campus

Portions of Park Street and 8th Avenue will be closed through the Grinnell College Campus for crosswalk construction starting June 1st. The closures are as follows: 8th Avenue between Park and East Streets from June 1st to June 16th and Park Street betwee...

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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: May 13, 2020

Donor Wall Installed at Central Park

In thanks to and recognition of all the gracious donors who helped support the Central Park Project a beautiful donor wall has been installed on the north side of the Central Park shelter house. ASI Signage designed, constructed, and installed the wall.&a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Reminder to Flush the Water Lines in Unused Buildings

Water use has been very low in many buildings for several weeks during the time of shutdown. Before reopening your business, water department staff reminds building owners and/or tenants to clean any ice makers or dispensers, to clean aerators at each fau...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Grinnell Awarded CDBG funds for Response to COVID-19

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded the city of Grinnell Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Infectious Disease Response to COVID-19. IEDA will make an award of $45,000 to the City to address food insecurity and provi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Iowa DOT Project on Hwy 146 to Begin in May

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Highway 146 north of 11th Avenue beginning in mid-May. Construction will start just north of the intersection of IA Hwy 146 and 11th Ave and end at the Tama County line. The existing roadway will b...

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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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Posted on: April 20, 2020

16th Avenue Culvert Replacement

The City of Grinnell accepted bids for the replacement of the culvert under 16th Avenue just north of the Grinnell College Golf course. On Monday, April 6, 2020 the City Council awarded the contract for this work to Peterson Contracting, Inc. (PCI) in the...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

11th Avenue Project to Begin in May

Poweshiek County is leading a project to rebuild 11th Avenue west of Sunset Street. The project is set to begin the week of May 4th. The contractor, Manatts Construction, plans to start paving the following week. Residents along this stretch will have acc...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drake Community Library in Compliance with Governor's Proclamation

Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation on April 6, ordering additional closures of establishments and public places including public libraries. Drake Community Library has been closed to public traffic since March 18 and will continue providing digit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Hall Closed to the Public

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Grinnell and support the efforts of the community to promote social distancing all city buildings have been closed to the public. This includes Grinnell City Hall.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Poweshiek County to Restrict Access to Offices

Effective March 18, 2020 - until further notice: Due to COVID-19 and public health concerns, Poweshiek County is taking steps to protect employees and the public. Poweshiek County has elected to close their offices to the public to limit the spread of COV...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Donor Wall Installed at Central Park

In thanks to and recognition of all the gracious donors who helped support the Central Park Project a beautiful donor wall has been installed on the north side of the Central Park shelter house. ASI Signage designed, constructed, and installed the wall.&a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Playgrounds and Skate Park Closed

In conjunction with today’s declaration from Governor Reynolds the City of Grinnell playgrounds and skate park will be closed through April 30th to encourage further social distancing and mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-1...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Playgrounds

It’s great to get outside and enjoy the fresh air in our
city parks, however, please practice social distancing and maintain a 6’distance from other people.  

Grinnell’s playgrounds are not sanitized by City crews ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation Department Programs Postponed

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Grinnell and support the efforts of the community to promote social distancing the Grinnell Recreation Department will be doing the following:

  • All Recreation Department programming will be postponed ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

A Message From the Grinnell Fire & Police Chiefs

It goes without saying - these times are unparalleled for most, if not all. As we have been doing for weeks now, your fire and police departments will continue to evaluate our operations in order to provide an effective and efficient service to those who ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Railroad Crossing Closed for Maintenance

The railroad crossing between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue on Pearl Street will be closed June 1st and 2nd for maintenance.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Street Closures on College Campus

Portions of Park Street and 8th Avenue will be closed through the Grinnell College Campus for crosswalk construction starting June 1st. The closures are as follows: 8th Avenue between Park and East Streets from June 1st to June 16th and Park Street betwee...

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Public Services
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Iowa DOT Project on Hwy 146 to Begin in May

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Highway 146 north of 11th Avenue beginning in mid-May. Construction will start just north of the intersection of IA Hwy 146 and 11th Ave and end at the Tama County line. The existing roadway will b...

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Public Services
Posted on: April 20, 2020

16th Avenue Culvert Replacement

The City of Grinnell accepted bids for the replacement of the culvert under 16th Avenue just north of the Grinnell College Golf course. On Monday, April 6, 2020 the City Council awarded the contract for this work to Peterson Contracting, Inc. (PCI) in the...

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Public Services
Posted on: April 15, 2020

11th Avenue Project to Begin in May

Poweshiek County is leading a project to rebuild 11th Avenue west of Sunset Street. The project is set to begin the week of May 4th. The contractor, Manatts Construction, plans to start paving the following week. Residents along this stretch will have acc...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

SCISWA Suspends Household Hazardous Materials Service

News Advisory: 

SCISWA facilities are not accepting Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) for disposal until further notice in accordance with continued social distancing recommendations. 

At this time, South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency ...

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Public Services
Posted on: April 5, 2020

SCISWA Payment by Check or Credit Card Only

News Advisory:

EFFECTIVE APRIL 6: PAYMENT BY CHECK OR CREDIT CARD ONLY

South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency facilities will accept check or credit card payments only until further notice. Scale attendants will not accept cash payments, please be prepared t...

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Public Services
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Public Service Department Office Closed to Public

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Public Service Director, Duane Neff, has made the decision to close his department at 1411 1st Avenue to the public effective March 16th. The closure is scheduled for 30 days at which time the situation will be reev...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Reminder to Flush the Water Lines in Unused Buildings

Water use has been very low in many buildings for several weeks during the time of shutdown. Before reopening your business, water department staff reminds building owners and/or tenants to clean any ice makers or dispensers, to clean aerators at each fau...

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus and Public Drinking Water

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

What Not to Flush

To assist in prevention of the spread of illness, more and more people are using cleaning wipes to sanitize in their homes and businesses. Wastewater department personnel remind citizens that just because a paper product says it is flushable doesn&rsq...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Water Plant to Restrict Access

In order to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 and support community efforts to promote social distancing, the Grinnell Water Plant on Main Street will be closed to the public as of 4:00 PM 03/18/2020. Only immediate staff personnel will be allowed int...

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