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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Ankeny woman arrested for Sex Abuse & Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee

In late January 2024, the administration of the Ankeny School District notified the Ankeny Police Department about allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship that occurred between a former student and a teacher/coach beginning in 2015. This relat...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Crews Respond to Fire at Popeyes Chicken in Ankeny Overnight

At approximately 1AM, Feb. 14, 2024, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 3155 N. Ankeny Blvd at Popeyes Chicken for a commercial fire alarm. The Ankeny Police Department arrived on the scene and found that the restaurant was full of smoke and the...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Ankeny Police Department’s K9 Charlie to get donation of body armor

The Ankeny Police Department’s K9 Charlie will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Charlie’s vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s...

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Posted on: February 3, 2024

Bomb Threat at Ankeny Centennial High School deemed not credible

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, shortly after 2 pm the Ankeny Police Department was notified of a social media post that indicated there was a bomb inside Ankeny Centennial High School.  At the same time, the High School State Speech competition w...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Join us for Silly Song Saturdays

The Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library is excited to announce Silly Song Saturdays, a new kids concert series featuring live music from regional artists. The series promises to bring fun children's entertainment to the library one Saturday each mon...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

City of Ankeny Launches New Utility Billing Payment Portal

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce it launched a new and improved online bill pay service powered by InvoiceCloud for its utility customers today. With simple and secure navigation, customers can now pay the way that’s most convenient - o...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Ankeny Police Department welcomes K9 Charlie to the force

The Ankeny Police Department is excited to introduce the newest member of its dedicated team, K9 Charlie. Charlie is a 2 ½ years old Belgian Malinois, who brings a wealth of skills to the force.

Assigned to Officer Colton Campbell, a four-year v...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

City of Ankeny Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Snow Ordinance Parking Ban Alerts

As winter weather approaches, the City of Ankeny is asking residents who park on the street to stay informed and prepared for snow ordinance parking bans by signing up for text and/or email alerts. If you signed up to receive text message alerts prior to ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

NOTICE OF CITY OF ANKENY PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS

The City of Ankeny will be conducting prescribed burns periodically in Ankeny beginning Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 until the first snow fall. Weather conditions and safety considerations will determine the exact date and time of the fires. 

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Family Saved by Smoke Detectors in Ankeny House Fire Overnight

Today at approximately 2:52 AM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to a house on fire at 3605 NW 19th Street in Ankeny. Initial reports from the homeowner indicated that they awoke to hearing smoke detectors and found a fire in the garage. &nbs...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Ankeny allows the keeping of urban chickens

The Ankeny City Council approved an amendment to Ordinance 2156 to allow residents to raise and keep chickens within the city limits on Monday. Beginning Oct. 23, 2023 residents will be allowed to apply for a permit to keep chickens on their property. App...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

City of Ankeny Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce it has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2024 Budget. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department hosts National Fire Prevention Week Open House

The Ankeny Fire Department invites the community to its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Wednesday, October 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive. National Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2023.

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

City of Ankeny Invites Public to Northwestern Trailhead Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City of Ankeny invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Northwestern Trailhead, a new addition to the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny. Join us on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of this new community amenity loca...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Ankeny Police and Iowa State Patrol conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and several metro agencies in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project on Friday, Sep...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Update: Ankeny Police arrest second former Ankeny resident for Child Endangerment Causing Death

Update - Aug. 29, 2023: Early this morning Breanna Colleen Peters (25) turned herself in at the Polk County Jail in regard to the death of her infant son in March of 2022.  Breanna is charged with Child Endangerment Causing Death. She is currentl...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

City of Ankeny Enhances Pedestrian Safety with New School Speed Zones and Rapid Flashing Beacons

The City of Ankeny is working to enhance pedestrian safety by adding two new 15-mph school speed zones with trained adult crossing guards beginning Aug. 23 to serve Heritage Elementary School and St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School. They are located o...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to Large Fire in Storage Facility

Yesterday at approximately 9:34 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the Storage Mart, 205 SE Delaware Avenue, for a large fire. Initial reports from an adjacent property indicated they could see something on fire and could hear explosions. Th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Ankeny Aquatic Centers end of the season schedules

The City of Ankeny announced the August operational schedules for Cascade Falls and Prairie Ridge aquatic centers today. 

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

  • Open daily through Aug. 13
  • Noon – 6 p.m.

Splash Park only

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

City of Ankeny passes new ordinance allowing UTVs on city streets

Starting today, July 10, 2023, utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) are allowed to operate on Ankeny city streets. The new ordinance comes with specific requirements and exceptions designed to ensure the safety and compliance of UTV operation within the commun...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

City of Ankeny announces RAGBRAI route through Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is excited to welcome RAGBRAI participants to our community on July 26, 2023. Ankeny will serve as a meet up town as bicyclists and their support teams ride from Ames to Des Moines on Day 4 of RAGBRAI.

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to House Fire After Lightning Strike

Today at approximately 7:12 AM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 1003 NE Williamsburg CT for a house fire following a lightning strike. Initial reports from the homeowner, were that a lightning strike had occurred about 10 minutes prior to fin...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

SW State Street Reconstruction Project starts June 5, 2023

Starting Monday, June 5, 2023, the southbound lanes of SW State Street will be closed to all traffic from just south of West First Street to SW Ordnance Road to allow for the SW State Street Reconstruction Project. Motorists should utilize the detour rout...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department responds to house fire

5-24-23 ankeny house fire exterior fire crews responding

On Wednesday, May 24 at approximately 6:45 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 2718 NE Trilein Drive for a house fire. Initial reports called in by a neighbor, were that heavy fire and smoke were coming from the garage of this residence. The ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Week of May 15 Traffic Unit PSA

May 2023 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. In 2019, there were more than 5,000 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes nationwide, accounting for 14% of the total highway fatalities that year. The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to re...
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Posted on: May 11, 2023

New Public Art Unveiled in Ankeny

Ankeny bus shelter

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce the installation of “Growing in all directions”, a new public artwork in a Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) bus shelter located on West First Street in Ankeny. The artwork, created by New York-bas...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Celebrate Police Week at the Ankeny Police Department’s Community Picnic

The Ankeny Police Department cordially invites the public to join in the celebration of National Police Week by attending the 2023 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic. This event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ankeny P...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Week of May 8 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind drivers about child passenger safety this week. Make sure your car seat is installed properly.
  • Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, y...
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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Ankeny Spring Cleanup and Tree & Branch Recycling Events

The City of Ankeny is offering Spring Cleanup and Tree & Branch Recycling events for residents residing within the city limits during the months of May and June. The events include:

Ankeny Spring Cleanup DaysSaturday, May 20, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. S...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Week of May 1 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind residents of Iowa's 'Move Over Law', which says you must move over and slow down for emergency vehicles, as well as tow trucks and personal vehicles with their four ...
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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Week of April 24 Traffic Unit PSA

In 2021, distracted driving killed 3,522 people in the United States. Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. Cell phone use-specifically; texting, talking and social media use have become the most common distraction.

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Week of April 18 Traffic Unit Update

The City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Police Department are aware of the spring road construction projects that have detoured a lot of traffic into the residential neighborhoods. We are asking drivers to please use care and caution while traveling through the...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

NE 36th Street and NE Fourmile Drive Intersection Reconstruction Project Starts April

The City of Ankeny will close the intersection of NE 36th Street and NE Fourmile Drive to through traffic on Monday, April 24, 2023. The closure is necessary to begin the final stage of the NE 36th Street Reconstruction Project, I-35 to NE Fourmile Drive,...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Get Involved with Earth Day in Ankeny - Volunteers needed for the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup

Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community by volunteering at the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the High Trestle Trail from the Ankeny Marke...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Use Caution When Taking Detours Through Residential Neighborhoods

The City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Police Department are aware of the spring road construction projects that have detoured a lot of traffic into the residential neighborhoods. We are asking drivers to please use care and caution while traveling through the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2023

Driver Dies in Car Crash into Home, Personnel Work to Extract Vehicle from Unstable Structure

Early this morning at approximately 1:40 AM, the Ankeny Police and Fire departments were dispatched to 803 NW 32nd St. after receiving a call reporting a car had crashed into this home. Ankeny Police and Fire departments immediately responded to the scene...

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Posted on: April 8, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to House Fire

Today at approximately 4:25 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 9855 NE Frisk Drive after receiving a call indicating that a vehicle had started on fire in the driveway of the residence and the fire was quickly spreading to the house because ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

UPDATE - DRIVER IDENTIFIED IN WEEKEND CAR CRASH INTO HOME IN ANKENY

The Ankeny Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the Ankeny Fire Department into a single-vehicle accident that occurred on April 8 at 803 NW 32nd St. in Ankeny. Through the investigation, it has been determined that the driver was the so...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Ankeny City Council Approves FY 2024 Budget

The Ankeny City Council approved its FY 2024 budget today. The approved budget maintains the city’s property tax levy rate at $9.90, the fourth-lowest rate in Polk County; just behind Sheldahl, Alleman and Mitchellville. The new budget will go i...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Otter Creek Golf Course opens for the season Friday, March 31, 2023

Otter Creek Golf Course will open for the 2023 golf season Friday, March 31 at 9 a.m. Online reservations for tee times are now available at www.ottercreekankeny.com or reserve your tee time by calling 515-965-6464. The pro shop is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

NE Delaware Avenue Reconstruction Project starts March 27

Starting Monday, March 27, 2023, NE Delaware Avenue from NE 5th Street to NE 15th Street will be fully closed to all traffic to allow for the NE Delaware Avenue Reconstruction Project. The detour route for NE Delaware Avenue is East First Street / North A...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Northwest 18th Street closed beginning March 26, 2023

Northwest 18th Street will be closed from east of NW Ash Drive to west of NW Briargate Drive beginning Sunday afternoon, March 26, weather permitting. The closure includes the intersection of NW 18th Street and NW School Street/NW Wagner Boulevard. The in...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

NOTICE OF CITY OF ANKENY PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS

The City of Ankeny will be conducting prescribed burns periodically throughout Ankeny beginning March 22, 2023 through mid-May. Weather conditions and safety considerations will determine the exact date and time of the fires. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Additional Police Officers on Patrol St. Patrick's Day

The Ankeny Police Department will have extra officers on patrol on Friday, March 17, ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence. Officers will be working the metro streets on St. Patrick’s Day as part of Central Io...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Ankeny Fire Responds to House Fire

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to a fire in a garage in the 3100 block of SE Honeysuckle Court at approximately 1 p.m. on March 12, 2023. Initial reports were that an explosion occurred and that people were injured. Fire and EMS crews arrived on sce...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Ankeny Fire Responds to Apartment Fire

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at approximately 10:31 a.m. on March 9, 2023. The incident occurred at 1514 NW 4th Street. Initial reports indicated a fire in one of the first-floor apartments and several people who...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Ankeny City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 on March 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library, located at 1250 SW District...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to 2 House Fires

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to two house fires today. 

Crews were dispatched to the 3100 Block of SE Magnolia Drive at 12:09 p.m. for a house fire. When they arrived on the scene they found a fire in the kitchen and were able to extinguis...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

City of Ankeny hires new fire chief

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce Vance Swisher has been named the new fire chief. Swisher replaces James Clack who served as the Ankeny fire chief for the past eight years and retired in December. Swisher will begin work Feb. 20.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Ankeny Police Department introduces new Electronic Storage Device K9

Sandy K9 Press conference

K9 Sandy will assist the Ankeny Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against child exploitation, child pornography and human trafficking. Sandy is trained to detect a chemical called triphenylphosphine, commonly referred to as...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Ankeny Public Services Building Reopened to Public

JAN. 24, 2023 UPDATE: The Public Services Building has reopened to the public. 

12/30/22: The Public Services Building will remain closed to the public until further notice due to the extensive water damage from a sprinkler/water line break,. All ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Police thanks public for assistance in locating missing elderly male - UPDATED

UPDATE: Dec. 27, 2022 - John Janssen has been located safely and reunited with his family.  The Ankeny PD would like to thank the public for their help with this matter. 

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Fire responds to residential fire

The Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of NW 9th Street today, Dec. 26 at 11:10 a.m. for a residential structure fire.

Initial arriving companies found smoke coming from the rear of the residence and heavy fire inside the kitch...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Phone Scam Alert – Officer Impersonation

Today multiple citizens have contacted the Ankeny Police Department to report they had received a phone call from Lieutenant Brian Huggins of the Ankeny Police Department who told them they had warrants out for their arrest for failure to appear and conte...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow ordinance declared for City of Ankeny Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.

The City of Ankeny has declared a snow ordinance effective Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 24 at noon.  

  • No parking allowed on all public streets, alleys and on-street parking within the city when the snow ordinance is in effect....
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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The Ankeny Fire Department would like to offer some safety tips to help keep you safe in the kitchen this holiday season. 

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving holiday closures and delays

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

City of Ankeny population reaches new high

The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report today that estimates the population of Ankeny has reached 70,287, making it the 6th largest city in Iowa. The data is based on April 2021 census estimates.Ankeny has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 yea...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

City of Ankeny to dedicate new park and host ice cream socials

The City of Ankeny Park Board invites the community to the Centennial Park Dedication and Ice Cream Social Tuesday, May 31, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 2202 NW Reinhart Drive.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Free Movies this Summer in Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is pleased to offer Movies Under the Stars this summer. Wagner Park transforms into an outdoor movie theater on select Friday nights in June and July. Bring family and friends along with a blanket, snacks and beverages to enjoy a movie ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Food Trucks, Live Music and More at Beats and Eats

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce a new event for the community featuring food trucks, beer truck, live music and entertainment, family activities, yard games, the Uptown train and more. Join us for Beats and Eats at the Ankeny Market & Pavili...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Des Moines Water Works asks customers to use lawn watering schedule

Sharing on behalf of our partner Des Moines Water Works

Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) and the City of Ankeny are asking residential and commercial customers to practice wise water use and follow a lawn watering schedule due to continued high nitrate concen...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Ankeny Police, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DOT conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Sept. 16 Traffic Enforcement Project results

On Friday Sept. 16, 2022 the Ankeny Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau completed a traffic safety awar...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Winterization schedule for Ankeny city parks

The City of Ankeny Park Maintenance team is in the process of preparing all of the parks and outdoor recreation facilities for winter. This work includes closing splash pads, restrooms and turning off water fountains for the winter months, please plan acc...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Policymakers evaluating public transit funding

The Iowa DOT and the DART Alternative Funding Advisory Committee are collecting feedback through a short, 1-minute survey available here.

About the Committee

DART has been working with the Iowa Legislature for several years to seek alternative fund...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board Replaces SMART911 with RapidSOS Emergency Health Profiles

Sharing on behalf of Polk County Emergency Management

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board recently voted to promote the use of the RapidSOS Emergency Health Profile that allows a caller’s real-time personal health and location information to ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Ankeny City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 on March 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library, located at 1250 S...

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